Christmas is a great time of year to show your girlfriend just how much you care with a significant gift. It is not always quite so straight forward, however. Whether it is a new relationship or a long term one, knowing what the perfect gift is can be tricky.

Even though Christmas is, of course, not only about presents, it can be a great excuse to show your girlfriend just how much you care. Impress her with a great gift this Christmas by following our top tips.

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

In the words of Marilyn Monroe, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If you really want to make a big impression, buy a piece of classic diamond encrusted jewellery she can keep for the rest of her life.

If your budget doesn’t stretch as far as that, consider investing in a high quality piece of designer jewellery. A reliable online retailer should have a wide selection of designer items for you to browse. If your relationship is particularly good, you could even consider proposing with an engagement ring on Christmas day.

It is, however, important to understand that a ring is a rather loaded gift. If you have only been dating for a few months, it may be worth saving grand gestures until a later date. This is unless, of course, you have a large amount of money and she really loves diamonds.

How To Truly Impress Your Girlfriend With A Christmas Treat

Whisk Her Away

Another gift that is certain to create a dramatic impact is to provide an unforgettable experience. In the depths of darkest winter, what could be more exciting than to be whisked away somewhere tropical by the man you love? Consider destinations such as the Seychelles, Kenya, or the Caribbean. A winter adventure will leave a lasting impression.

If your budget doesn’t quite allow for the tropics, a simple trip to a romantic European city can be just as lovely. Wrapping up warm in Paris or Madrid is, after all, pretty romantic in itself.

Enjoy a Cultural Treat

There is nothing more impressive than having tickets to the hottest show in town. Research what is the most exclusive cultural event on offer over the Christmas season by reading the national newspapers’ arts and reviews supplement and call the box office to bag yourself two tickets for the perfect date.

Entertain Her Palate

The United Kingdom has some exceptionally good restaurants, not all of them in London. Consider  a booking at the Fat Duck, one of Gordon Ramsay’s many restaurants, or Hawksmoor. The Hawksmoor cocktail menu will delight her, and then you can indulge yourselves in the exceptional meat and fish dishes on offer. The salted caramel rolo dessert, in particular, is exceptionally good.

You may find you need to book far in advance for these exclusive venues, but it is worth asking to be put on their reserve list just in case a booking cancels.

Treat Her With a Spa Retreat

Modern life can be stressful. If you really want to impress her, buy a spa weekend retreat for the both of you to enjoy. Babington House is the foremost spa retreat in the UK, nestled away in the beautiful English countryside. This country house is part of the Soho House group, and affiliated with the Cow Shed spa company and is the perfect environment for a relaxed weekend.

You could pre-order a luxurious spa treatment for your girlfriend, such as a full body massage, manicure or pedicure, or present her with the treatments menu on Christmas day and ask her to choose for herself.

Whatever gift you decide to buy your girlfriend, consider what she would appreciate most. Women are prone to reading into things, so if you justify your choice with a fact about her then you are bound to delight her and make her feel extra special this Christmas.

The author is a personal gift advisor for a high end nationwide retailer. Prior to this she was a freelance personal shopper. She has shopped on behalf of celebrities, sheiks and royalty. She advises browsing for a wide selection of high quality designer jewellery items and watches.