And just like that, the festive season is upon us. Translation: it’s time to buy presents for your sister, your mother, your best friend, and all the other special women in your life. But if the very thought of dodging throngs of people in a crowded mall is far from appealing, fret not. The Gaggler has scoured the internet, curating a gift guide with picks that may seem a little indulgent and over the top at first, but after a closer look, are equal parts fashion and function. Win-win.
For the Design Enthusiast
Toiletpaper mirror – Tongue, Seletti
Seletti is known for pairing eccentric art with everyday items, making it an essential in this edit. This mirror – the result of its collaboration with the iconic TOILETPAPER magazine – is not only a statement accessory that the design enthusiast in your life would love, but also a practical addition to her hallway (because a lipstick-on-teeth situation is never good).
For the Boss Bitch
Pebble Pods, Misho
Powder-blue face masks aside, life has returned to a state of normalcy – but Zoom meetings remain just as popular. If you missed the hype around these Pebble Pods in 2020, now’s the time to get acquainted, especially as they make the perfect gift for any busy woman on the go. Designed to keep wireless headphones in place, they double up as sculptural earrings on their own.
For the Skincare Junkie
Luxe Skincare Fridge, Teami Blends
Seemingly outlandish at first, the trend of storing skincare products in a mini-fridge actually makes a lot of sense, especially as it helps extend the shelf life, improve application, and increase the overall quality of serums, creams, masks, and natural beauty products. Then again, your beauty buff friend already knows that. Treat her to this adorable pink pick that cools down to 4°C.
For the Gym Bunny
Set of two dumbbells, Armani/Casa
Leave it to Giorgio Armani to take fitness gear to a downright bougie place, courtesy of black leather and impeccable craftsmanship. Weighing in at 1kg each and part of the Pump collection, they serve as sleek design objects when they’re not in use. Bonus: the colour and finish will suit just about any aesthetic.
For the Coupled Up
Pillow Talk, The School of Life
The School of Life is often described as the global headquarters of emotional intelligence, so needless to say, it caters to everyone – couples included. We think this set of 60 cards is perfect for the woman who’s been coupled up for a while and ready for a little help in the intimacy department. Designed to spark the best kind of pillow talk – where both playfulness and intellectual curiosity is explored – the prompts are sure to provoke some of the most liberating conversations she’s ever had.
For the Health Freak
Happiness Water Bottle, VitaJuwel
Perfect for that friend who prioritises hydration above all else, this reusable water bottle is not just pretty – it’s a modern interpretation of an age-old tradition that saw several cultures vitalising their water with gemstones. The blend of gemstones is pre-curated, with this particular combination of orange calcite and carnelian forming a particularly positive aura of openness, sharing, and optimism.
For the Me-Time Deprived
Rose de Mai candle, Oskia
Oskia specialises in nutritional skincare that’s kind to the complexion, so this massage candle takes ‘me time’ to new heights. Formulated with beeswax, coconut oil, and skin-loving omegas, the warm wax can be used as a face or body oil, a facial cleanser, or a massage oil. The lingering scent of roses is just the proverbial cherry on top.