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How To Buy Shoes As A Present

by Amanda Haxton November 22, 2017

How To Buy Shoes As A Present

The holiday season is here and so too is the time for present buying for friends and loved ones.

Many women have lusted after a pair of comfortable and stylish shoes throughout the year, but may not have prioritized the purchase. Shoes are the gift women love to receive, a treat for the eyes and of course the feet.

If you’re sick of buying boring soap sets, chocolate or socks for presents then try the gift of shoes, it’s sure to please! This is a thoughtful gift, and UKIES shoes are so comfortable the receiver will be sure to get use out of a pair of gorgeous heels or flats.

However, the thought of buying shoes can be scary. Just as buying clothes for someone else can be difficult, so too is the thought of buying shoes. You need to contend with estimating someone’s size and style, which when it comes to clothing could offend if you get the size wrong.

Thankfully we’ve put together our top tips to help you buy the women in your life shoes they will love this holiday season.

How to Buy Shoes As A Gift


Like all good gift buying, it always helps to do some research. Have a quick look in your loved one’s wardrobe and assess what shoes are missing. Perhaps your Mum only has dull practical styles and could use a treat that’s more stylish. Or, if your girlfriend has lots of black shoes already you may want to try a different color in a similar style.

Research is also key to finding out the right size! If you can’t look in someone’s wardrobe you can also sneak a peak at their shoe size by asking them to take shoes off before coming inside. If all else fails, why not have a fake conversation along the lines of: ‘I can never find shoes in my size because I’m a 10 and it’s so hard to find. Do you have that problem, what size are you?’

Choose Carefully

Choosing good quality shoes, such as UKIES high heels, means your gift will be worn and enjoyed regularly.

Ship To Yourself Or Straight To The Recipient 

If you’re spending your holidays with a loved one then you can have a pair of shoes sent to yourself until the big day. But alternatively, you can also ship, free of charge straight to your loved one as the ultimate surprise. UKIES shoes arrive beautifully packaged in a luxurious box with a care bag.

And If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit…

If the shoes just don’t fit then simply return any shoes that don’t fit using the included shipping and return labels in the original packaging within 30 days for a hassle-free refund. We offer free shipping and free returns. Every time. No questions asked. Valid only within the United States.



Amanda Haxton
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Women's Shoe Size Guide

US Size

Euro Size

UK Size



4 34 1/2 2 21 8 1/4
4.5 35 2.5 21.5 8 1/2
5 35 1/2 3 21.5 8 5/8
5.5 36 3.5 22.5 8 3/4
6 37 4 22.5 9
6.5 37 1/2 4.5 23 9 1/8
7 38 5 23.5 9 1/4
7.5 38 1/2 5.5 24 9 1/2
8 39    6 24 9 5/8
8.5 39 1/2 6.5 24.5 9 3/4
9 40    7 25 10
9.5 40 1/2 7.5 25.5 10 1/8
10 41 8 26 10 1/4
10.5 41 1/2 8.5 26.5 10 1/2
11 42 9 26.5 10 5/8
11.5 42 1/2 9.5 27 10 3/4
12 43    10 27.5 11
* U.S. conversions are listed next to a country or region's nearest size equivalent. * Items may not be offered in all sizes. Measurements in Inches and CM refer to foot heel-to-toe length.