Christmas is that one time of year when we can finally put our feet up and sit back with our loved ones. Snuggled by the fire and enjoying indulgent courses one after the other, not forgetting adding every kind of decadent dessert into our bowls too. Naturally, this is then followed by food-induced midday nap and then repeated until after New Year’s Day. On top of theses festivities, we enjoy giving gifts to our loved ones and because choosing Christmas gifts can be somewhat tricky, I’ve made it easier for you by putting together my top picks that I’ll be purchasing for my friends and family this season:
1. CASHMERE SWEATER
A cashmere sweater is a great gift for those who want to feel the luxury and the warmth in the cold weather around Christmas. Cashmere is a natural fibre obtained from cashmere or pashmina goats. It is smooth, has a silky feel, gentle and luxurious to the touch and is very warm. It provides natural insulation and keeps you warm when it’s cold outside.
2. CODE 8 ICONOCLAST EYESHADOW PALETTE BURNT SIENNA
There’s so much from Code 8 that I want to recommend, the first being the Radiate BB Cream that completely replaces any need for a foundation. Secondly, The Bespoke Lipstick that you can fully mix and create yourself in their store. But if I were to choose only one product, I would go for the Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Burnt Sienna. It gives that right amount of shine and glam and yet looks very natural. The colours are easy to pull off and last all from day to night.
3. LE LABO SOLID PERFUME
If you’re stuck for ideas, fragrance gifting is definitely an option. However, since everyone has fragrances, how about you stand out by presenting a niche solid perfume. It’s easy to travel with and is a new way to wear fragrances. My personal favourite is SANTAL 33.
4. TREATWELL GIFT CARD
Having a hard time thinking about what to gift a girl who has it all? How about gifting her an experience instead. Buy her a Treatwell gift card and she can choose a salon or spa experience of her choice. It’s a great way to show your loved ones that you care for their well-being.
5. RAD RUNNER ELECTRIC BIKE
The world is becoming conscious and opting for lifestyle choices that are more responsible and sustainable. An electric bike is versatile and makes it possible to travel farther distances. If public transportation is not her first preference, an electric bike is still a sustainable option and a realistic transportation option.
6. PEACE LILY PLANT
When the temperatures outside are freezing and everything looks so dark and gloomy, it doesn’t hurt to bring a little bit of nature and colour indoors. Peace Lilly is an easy-to-care-for plant that is perfect for homes that do not receive a lot of sunlight. They have also been suggested by NASA to keep the air pure indoors.
7. THEREALREAL GIFT CARD
Make another sustainable statement by gifting a gift card for the luxury second-hand store. She could select the bag she has always loved for years. This is a great way to save up on a new piece and also keeps fashion circular.