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*The Best Gift Guide for Single Gals

I told myself over and over that I wasn’t going to write a Christmas gift guide. I told myself that as I saw gift guides pop up for babies, for mothers, for men, for tradesmen, for friends, and for other bloggers. However, I haven’t seen a gift guide for single gals, and that has to be a crime. I mean, I can’t be the only one who is single this Christmas, right?

I told myself that it was a cliché and that I wasn’t going to be a ‘sheep’. Then I started online shopping. Or window-shopping, I should say. And I began building an ‘I really wouldn’t mind this for Christmas’ list. Again, I can’t be the only one looking at this stuff and falling in lust. Can I?

Being single during the holiday season means that you can do whatever the fuck you want, but it also means that you have a few less people who are buying your Christmas presents, too. That means you have to make your wish list extraaaa good, right? So, I’ve worked on a gift guide for single gals that I’ve unequivocally in love with myself. I mean, you don’t have time for people to guess what you like. Sorry, Susan, but I really hate that lime green sweater you decided was ‘cute’.


Need I say more? We’re single, not nuns (last time I checked). That means we have sex. A lot of it. There’s just something about Christmas that makes me feel extra giving…if you know what I mean. As a result, I have found myself wandering through the health aisle a few times and throwing a box or two in my shopping trolley.

A ~*toy*~

I can hear the sharp intake of breath now. A toy. A sex toy. For your single friend? Um, hell yes. I would jump on that if I friend offered to buy one for me. Mainly because they’re expensive and I want them all. Seriously, I browse Love Honey more than your average person. It’s only natural that a gift guide for your single friends (me) would include a few things that are a bit ~*out there*~. If you’re too chicken to browse the toy section yourself, I’m sure they would appreciate a gift card.

Coffeecoffee in the Gift Guide for Single Gals

I’ve had my eye on a coffee machine for a long, long time. Specifically, a Nespresso coffee machine. It’s only natural that my gift guide for single gals include coffee. In this case, a tonne of coffee. If you can’t go the whole hog and splash out on a coffee machine, then a cute travel mug and their favourite coffee will definitely go down a treat, too. If they don’t drink coffee (the monsters) then I’m sure a bottle of champagne will be well-received, as well.

Pay for their Tinder/Bumble subscription

Online dating is hard enough. And now they pull this shit on us. You might as well ask me to bend over because I know what I’m going to get. Having to pay for Tinder and Bumble is a bit on the nose. Especially when the boy turns out to be a fuckboy roughly 99% of the time.

A spa treatment

I had a spa treatment gifted to me for my birthday and it was the best thing. Ever. Really. There was a swim, a platter of food, and a massage. It is one of my favourite gifts to date, so I am a huge believer (and convert) in giving someone an experience as a gift. Believe me, the memories will last a lot longer than a physical gift.


I’m a handbag person. Some people can’t stop buying shoes or dresses. My vice is handbags – and I know a few people who are the same way inclined. I’m a sucker for a Colette Hayman bag and I’m known to browse Kate Spade every now and again. It’s Christmas! Can you blame me? Do you know what else also goes very well with a handbag? A MAC lipstick.  #treatyourself

Books – lots of books

books in the Gift Guide for Single Gals

I haven’t mentioned it a lot, but I’m a nerd. A massive nerd, in fact. I love to read. I get caught up in stories, fall in love with characters, and dream of far-off lands. I’ve had my eye on the newest Marian Keyes book for a long time, and I’ve finally found out that I’m getting it for Christmas. I’ve also been lucky enough to be sent books from Lonely Planet, both Culture Trails and The Cities Book*. It seems like someone has read my gift guide for single gals before I’ve had the time to publish it!

Face masks

Because face masks can fix everything, right? Along with coconut oil. Those two things can fix any problem a millennial may have. Goodness knows that I can’t get enough face masks, especially those made by Lush. I’ve eyed their new jelly face masks with the obsession of a mad-woman. I swear, I’d be over the moon if I got a basket full of face masks. Typical millennial, right?

I swear, this list could go on and on, but, at the end of the day, I would be grateful for an avocado or two. Because those little fuckers are expensive.

Tell me…

  • What would you like for Christmas?
  • What was the best (or worst) Christmas present you have ever received?

*I was sent books by Lonely Planet, but it has not influenced this post in any way. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m mentioning them simply because they’re brilliant!
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  • Reply alexraphael

    Your list covers some good stuff. What’s your worst present? I

    December 20, 2017 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Cassie

    This is such an awesome post! I haven’t seen a gift guide like this one yet. Great read!

    December 21, 2017 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Veronika Lipar

    These are some fun gifts. I wish to get few pairs of new shoes and IT bags. And time.

    December 21, 2017 at 8:07 am
  • Reply nathaliebeergmailcom

    Fun gifts! I’m not single, but would still LOVE all these!


    December 21, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Reply tiazim

    Very nice ideas, thank you for sharing!

    December 21, 2017 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Gemma

    I’ll take all the makeup for Christmas! I think I’ve been treating myself all month so there’s not much left to gift me…

    December 21, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Renuka

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading and took some great tips for my friends.

    December 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply jmusselman8

    You are a fun friend! Hopefully you get some of these things as gifts yourself!!

    December 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Marie Goldstein

    Love your list so much I wish I was single! 😉

    December 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply thiscurvylife

    Starbucks gift cards and Face masks are a fun gift. I want those gold ones I see on ig all the time!


    December 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply thenafranssen

    Its a great gift guide!! I agree with a lot of them for sure!!

    December 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Kayla

    I love this! And know a few of my friends would love to benefit from these gift ideas haha!

    December 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply livewellplaytogether

    I think coffee would be top on my list! Or the spa day or facemasks!

    December 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Britney

    Those are some pretty great ideas!!

    December 21, 2017 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Livi

    Coffee and handbag are the best gifts!!

    December 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Mummy Cat

    hahaha I like your wording ‘extra giving’ ill share this with my single friends!

    December 21, 2017 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Kelly-Anne

    I have to say, I haven’t come across a gift guide like this before and as you say there’s a few singles girls out there.

    December 22, 2017 at 1:30 am
  • Reply prettifulblog

    Such an interesting gift guide, thank you for sharing! I think a spa voucher is a great idea!

    December 22, 2017 at 2:50 am
  • Reply Alice Fairweather

    Haha, hilarious gift guide! Love it, coffee is essential! x

    December 22, 2017 at 3:46 am
  • Reply Roxy

    coffee YES! lol I’d be totally happy with a Starbucks giftcard

    December 22, 2017 at 4:42 am
  • Reply alfasengupta

    I have a couple of single friends still and these are the best ideas! I especially love the subscription one to Bumble!! Such a cute idea!

    December 22, 2017 at 5:32 am
  • Reply Amanda Kruse

    Haha, funny gift guide! This girl needs a spa day!

    Amanda ||

    December 22, 2017 at 6:17 am
  • Reply homeboundbuthopeful

    Not single anymore, but I’d still take several of these gift ideas happily- especially the coffee and books!

    December 22, 2017 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Eryka

    A spa day would be wonderful!

    December 23, 2017 at 5:23 am
  • Reply Rosie

    This post is so thoughtful! I know some of my single friends would love this! Im sending it their way!

    December 24, 2017 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    A spa day sounds wonderful!

    December 28, 2017 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Caroline Henson (@sparklyvodka)

    I wish I had the kind of friends who would buy me a sex toy! I’m rather tempted by Love Honey’s version of the magic wand, guess I’ll have to buy it for myself xx

    January 3, 2018 at 4:54 am
  • Reply Maisie

    I would be the one who was too chicken to buy my pal a sex toy but I can totally see that it would be a great gift haha!! Love honey gift cards will be being bought next Christmas haha!

    January 3, 2018 at 6:06 am
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