The Gift Guide: The Best Luxury Presents for Her
The holiday season is not just a time for taking stock and reflecting over the outgoing year, it’s also a time to let your friends and family know how much you care for them with the exchange of gifts. But it can be daunting to choose the perfect give they’ll be sure to love.
Just to make the selection process go smoothly, we’ve curated a handy gift guide to suit your recipient’s persona this holiday season. Whether you’re shopping for the domestic goddess in your life, the beauty aficionado or accessories collector, our gift edit has something to suit, from leading African and Black-owned brands.
For the Homebody
After spending the best part of two years indoors, it’s no surprise that some of us have become homebodies. And there’s nothing wrong with looking stylish even when you’re just lounging around on the couch. Gift some everyday luxury with chic loungewear such as the matching Floral set from South African brand VIVIERS. The signature Oval Sleeve Jumpsuit by SELFI and Sisiano’s yellow Solid Wrap Tunic are also great cozy options. For the house-proud or budding interiors enthusiast, the AMZÎN vase by Parisian-based nomadic designer IBKKI will make the perfect present.
For the Accessories Addict
Every stylish woman knows that the best way to take a look from everyday to elegant is with a statement-making accessory, whether it’s a handbag, a hat of a piece of jewelry. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best finishing touches that will upgrade any outfit. Jewelry is always a good idea, and you can’t go wrong with hoop earrings such as the Motion pair by Octave, or with KHIRY’s Jug Drop Earrings. To up her handbag game, look to on-trend mini bags by Anima Iris and Joel Lani that have been handcrafted by local artisans in Senegal and Nigeria, respectively. As functional as they are stylish, we can almost guarantee that they’ll be new favorites.
For the Beauty Enthusiast
All that time spent at home has given some of us the opportunity to develop and stick to a comprehensive skincare routine. Gift them even more glowing and radiant skin with natural beauty products from Ilera Apothecary or Suki Suki. The Rosehip Brightening Facial Oil and Papaya Rose Hydrating Facial Mist are designed to hydrate and improve skin tone. Shea butter is a great hydrating moisturizer that works on all skin types and the Ivory Shea Butter by UK-based brand LIHA is some of the best around. To facilitate truly indulgent moments, go for the non-toxic, cruelty-free nail polishes from lifestyle brands FOR TMRW and Pear Nova.