Shopping for the ultimate birthday gift for a friend or loved one? Then look no further than Arcadia’s handpicked birthday present round-up for women. Ideas include wellness bestsellers, homeware and stylish accessories. Some of our favourites include Maison Lejaby’s neon yellow Miss Top collection adds a vibrant pop of colour, perfect for spring/summer. For the ultimate cookware item, Our Place is your new kitchen magician and designed to do the job of eight traditional cookware pieces, and would make the ultimate birthday gift for a loved one who enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Your London Florist Sour Sunrise, from £85
Everyone loves a showstopper bouquet of flowers on their birthday– particularly when it’s from Your London Florist. The Sour Sunrise dried flower bouquet, guaranteed to please, is a beautifully presented, elegant array of mixed grasses, bunny tails, sun palm spears, protea and eucalyptus in a vibrant colour palette. This bouquet will last long after the special birthday has ended.
Vilhelm Parfumerie Candles, £50 each at Liberty
Vilhelm Parfumerie is one of the world’s most coveted fragrance brands, with every launch causing waves in the perfume industry. This month, the house has revealed its latest product launch with its first collection of perfumed candles. The range has been inspired by a house where each room is a different universe. Art Deco captures the scent of the roaring twenties; Boom Boom Boom channels the energetic vibe of a costume party; Swedish Chocolate symbolises the magic of walking into a chocolate shop; and Vilhelm’s Pipe is inspired by a lazy Sunday morning spent lounging at home on a cosy Chesterfield sofa with the sound of jazz on in the background.
Our Place Always Pan, £125
When it comes to shopping for a birthday gift for someone who enjoys cooking, then Our Place is dominating the market right now and has been taking social media by storm. With over 20,000 positive UK reviews online, there is a reason why this pan is a serious kitchen gamechanger. Designed to replace eight traditional cookware items, think frying pan, steamer, sauté pan, saucepan, the list goes on. This cleverly designed pan is made for almost everything. Constructed using a non-toxic, non-stick ceramic coating made without toxic materials and comes complete with a steamer basket and a beechwood spatula. Plus, choose from nine colourways to match in with your interiors.
Maison Lejaby Miss Top Triangle bra in sunny, £57 & briefs, £34
Maison Lejaby is well known for its high-quality, sophisticated lingerie and the company’s latest spring 22 collection, Miss Top in neon yellow, might well be its best yet. Colourful and fun, the Miss Top features lace from their archives, made with stretch tulle for serious comfort and offers a super flattering fit – the delicate thread hoops along the cups and straps delivers an ultra-feminine finish too.
NEST New York Wild Mint & Eucalyptus Reed Diffuser, £50 at Cult Beauty
NEST New York’s new wild mint & eucalyptus reed diffuser from the new wellness collection will fill the home with its wonderful invigorating fresh scent of Thai ginger, basil, wild mint and eucalyptus. It is a perfect birthday gift for a friend to awaken the senses and promote a sense of wellbeing in the home – the only downside…one sniff of the scent and you’ll want to keep this diffuser for yourself.
Alo Yoga 7/8 High-Waisted Airlift Leggings, £115
Who doesn’t love a fresh pair of Alo Yoga leggings? Especially when they’re buttery soft to touch, breathable and can handle the sweatiest of hot yoga classes in London. They look seriously chic and the renowned airlift fabric is super-flattering and engineered to sculpt the body as you move.
Lore Legend Intensive Hair Treatment Mask Set, £38 at John Bell & Croyden
Another great birthday gift idea, Lore’s award-winning Legend Intensive Hair Treatment Mask smells incredible, a cruelty free vegan-based formula that is guaranteed to bring hair back to full health and the chic packaging will add a touch of sophistication to any bathroom. We’ve been trialling the mask for a few months now and believe us this one is a beauty game-changer.
Medeau Evening Blush, £95
Medeau is known for its mastery of natural ingredients. The British luxury fragrance brand does not use any animal-derived ingredients and are non-toxic. There are four fragrances in the collection, and Evening Blush is the latest addition and offers a stunning blend of crisp green leaf, jasmine, Japanese cherry blossom and amber crystals. We also adore the fact that the scent lasts too, so much so that we could smell it on our clothes the next day.
Inuikii Sneaker Classic Olive Boots, £245 at Office
For a modern take on a classic winter sneaker, Inuikii is the name to know. Founded in Switzerland in 2013, Inuikiiboots are always handmade using European materials to create unique contemporary designs. The label’s signature style is suede-panelled sneaker boot, made for seriously cold-weather conditions with a cosy shearling lining and water resistant…which have been our saviour with the unpredictable British winter. All of Inuikii’s design are available in a range of colourful shades, fabrics and finishes – they’re the perfect gift for someone who likes to combine comfort and style.
Jo loves Pomelo A Scented Candle, £55
Buying for a friend who has a spring/summer birthday? We cannot recommend Jo Loves’ scented home candles enough, particularly her zesty Pomelo candle that is inspired by summer holidays – think white sandy beaches, crisp linen sheets and sparkling water. Vetiver, pomelo and patchouli are just some of the aromas that come together in this instantly uplifting and energising fragrance.
Mermade 32mm OG Waver, £59
Mermade 32mm OG Waver transforms the way you wave your hair. Featuring extra-large barrels, the largest waver barrels we’ve come across, simply clamp hair and release. The result: quick yet beautifully defined beachy waves. Perfect for longer to mid-length styles and for fine hair that needs some added oomph, the 32mm OG Waver is set to revolutionise the wavy hair market, creating long-lasting, natural waves and making the last-minute dash to the salon a thing of the past.
Lockdown Liquor & Co, £25 per bottle
When it comes to extraordinary, experimental and professional cocktails at home cocktails, you need to experience Lockdown Liquor’s range of premium blended cocktails, pronto. The creations include classics, such as Passion Fruit Martini, Picante and Espresso Martini, along with exclusive blends – a highlight being the Torino that features vodka and Juniper water, with sweet and bitter notes from rosemary syrup and Campari.
Evolvetogether Mini Multipack Natural Deodorants, £24
This celebrity favourite brand has landed in the UK at last and we couldn’t be more excited. Super innovative formulas? Check. Earth-friendly packaging? Check. Genderless formulas? Check. Vegan? Check.
Shop from a range of high-performing medical masks, dissolvable hand soap and packaging, hydrating hand cream and natural deodorant which is a such a beauty gamechanger. The deodorant multipack would make such a thoughtful birthday gift thanks to the minimalistic packaging, no nasty ingredients, just a plant-powered formula that absorbs excess moisture, soothes skin, neutralises odours, won’t leave white marks on your clothes – plus, the trio of scents is just incredible.
Slip Pure Silk Minnie Scrunchies, £39
Silk scrunchies are officially one of the biggest hair trends right now and our favourite brand has to be Slip who have just launched a new range of minnie scrunchies. These won’t pull or snag your hair thanks to the Slipsilk fabric and are an effortless way to upgrade your hair style.
Deja Glow Powder Supplements, £30 each
When it comes to natural powder supplements, it can be a challenge to find one that not only tastes good but is also nutritionally balanced with botanicals. Choose from three blends: Love Cacao, with added cacao powder, maca and Shatavari for those who are feeling a little fatigued and need a boost; Glow Wild, formulated with rose centifolia and beetroot, which targets skin concerns from the inside and out; and Gold Powder, a turmeric-based powder with added black pepper and Manjusha to de-stress and balance – think of this as yoga equivalent of the powder supplement world.
Smartwool Women’s Intrakint Merino Base Layer, £119.99
If you know someone who is heading to the slopes or is a regular outdoor runner, make sure they’re prepared with a merino wool base layer. A Smartwool thermal is constructed to keep you dry when you sweat no matter what high-impact sport you choose. Plus, the fabric is super durable, lightweight, movable, and most importantly non-itchy. we have found the most effortless way to remain both warm and well-dressed on the slopes and beyond.
Crabtree & Evelyn Harvest Hand Cream, from £9
Green-fingered fans will know how much gardening can really play havoc with your hands. After a weeding session in the garden be sure to apply Crabtree & Evelyn’s Harvest Hand Cream to avoid dry, chapped hands – we adore the herb garden-themed scent too.
Pip & Nut Full Range Jar Bundle, £28
Pip & Nut is our go-to nut butter brand that offers an incredible range of award-winning butters. We think this bumper bundle would make a superb birthday gift for the ultimate nut butter fan in your life. Packed with one of each jar from the range, so you can sample all the flavours – our favourite being the limited-edition dark chocolate sea salt almond butter, which is perfect with pancakes.
Forest Essentials Exfoliating Body Polish, £32
We have a pot of Forest Essentials’ acclaimed hydrating body polish in our bathroom at all times and we think it makes such a superb birthday gift. The enriching scrub is formulated with mineral rich sea salts, combined with nourishing apricot, sweet almond oil and organic sunflower oil. Expect nothing but smooth and glowing skin that is delicately scented with heavenly Indian rose.
REN Night Duo, £57
This kit will tighten and brighten your skin in no time with its gentle exfoliating Brightening Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic and Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream, which targets pesky dark marks to visibly reduce, brighten and perk up tired skin.
Red Carpet Beauty F&P Pro Starter Kit, £79.95
Gel nail-loving females will appreciate F&P’s pro starter kit, which includes all the essentials for a professional gel salon manicure at home. F&P’s gift kit comprises 12 home gel nail essentials – the brand’s fortify & protect base and top coat, nail and cuticle protection, removal wraps, a Pro 30 LED light and many more nail essentials. This bumper kit also includes a handy tool kit to buff, trim and shape your nails to perfection.