Festive Gift Guide for Her 2021

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Welcome to the first Festive Gift Guide of 2021!

I’ve put together some gorgeous goodies for the lovely ladies in your life – be it your friend, your mom, your sister, your spouse, heck, even yourself!




Glasshouse Fragances Sweet Enough Rich Salted Caramel Candle R1299 – I first spotted these candles at the Gateway Woolworths and THEY ARE GORGEOUS.  Holographic glass jars with matching lids, and scents that will blow your mind.  A real treat for the candle-lover – and on special at the moment too!

Country Road Zoe Ring Stand R249 – I have this at home, and use it every single night to put my rings on.  Beautiful wood with a little metal label.

Logitech MX Anywhere 3 Wireless Rechargeable Mouse R1299 – I was first sent this mouse for review last year.  Since then, I’ve been obsessed.  It’s a pretty little gift for someone who works a great deal at a computer, and the battery life is top notch.  Let me put it this way – I charged it fully at the beginning of the year, and I only just had to charge it again this week (I’m good with turning it off when it’s not in use, but I use it at least 6 days a week).

Sixth Floor Small Metal Planter with polyresin pot R899 – Indoor plants are all the rage, and this planter is gorgeous!

Pret-a-Pot Large Honeycomb Planter R299 – Poetry sells some of the most beautiful homeware around, and this grey planter is locally made and a gorgeous addition to your house.

Typo Gin Pong Game R224.99 – Beer pong is over, and it’s now all about the gin!  This set is so pretty, and if you don’t use it for the game, the cups are just so cute for a braai or picnic.

Agate Resin Coasters R314 for a set of 4 – These come in a few other colours, but I love how this looks like rose quartz.

Wick x Ma Mere limited edition candle R265 – A Rooibos Turkish Delight candle?  This collaboration between 2 wonderful brands is a beaut, and I know it’s something my mom would love.

Harry Potter Music Box R279 – Crank the handle and listen to the strains of the Harry Potter theme song twinkle along.  A gift that friends and my sister would adore.

Marble & Wood Serving Board R250 – Poetry sells these in a selection of different shapes and designs, and all are just exquisite.

Dear Deer White & Black polka dot satin pillow slip R250 – You know how highly I rate ALL Dear Deer products, and these new black and white ones are just so pretty.  So much so, that this may make it’s way onto my own wishlist too!



Too Faced Cinnamon Swirl eyeshadow palette R1250 – Too Faced makes some of the best eyeshadow on the market, and this smells like cinnamon buns too!

Benefit Hot For The Holidays set R476 – Benefit’s Christmas gifts are always adorable.  This set contains 2 full size products (Hoola matte bronzer and Roller Lash mascara) and a mini (Porefessional primer).

Chick Cosmetics Pro Sculpt Beauty Brush Set R396 – A fabulous gift for a newbie interested in makeup, or one that would be perfect for someone who loves makeup brushes.

Chanel Les Beiges Cream Gel Bronzer R880 – Another beauty piece I own myself, this Chanel bronzing cream fully lives up to it’s hype.  A beautiful splurge gift.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow set R318 – I’ve loved these liquid eyeshadows that sparkle intensely, and this set of 3 minis is a GREAT gift for the makeup fanatic.

Clarins Water Lip Stain R264 – If you love a natural look, but still want to look polished on the beach this summer, here you have the perfect answer for those lips!

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon R660 – A spendy little eyeshadow stick, but worth every cent as it’s the most sensational shade of bronze, super pigmented and stays put with no creasing! I finished mine up and am dying to repurchase.

Huda Rose Gold Remastered palette R1095 – I know how popular the Huda Beauty eyeshadow palettes are, so this would be a wonderful gift.

Benefit Fouroscope Air Goddess R556 – LOVE Benefit face palettes, as I own one myself and use it all the time.  This also contains 2 exclusive shades!

MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Hyper Real Glow R493 – The MAC festive packaging is so cute, and this looks to be a beautiful highlight.

Essence Merry Sweet Wishes Brush Set R250 – Essence have some really great brushes, and this 6 piece set is so cute!

Stila To You eye shadow palette R337 – A gorgeous smaller eyeshadow palette that you can create day and night looks with.

Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara R248 – THE BEST MASCARA IN THE WORLD.

Beauty Blender Single Scoop Blend & Store Duo R294 – I love the original Beauty Blender, and this is such a cute gift for someone who’s also a fan, or who’s always wanted to try one.

MAC Ruby’s Crew Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Ruby Phew! R288 – The Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colours are fabulous at staying put, and this shade of red is perfection!

Bobbi Brown Luxe Illuminating Duo in Pink R736 – Gorgeous luxury makeup!

Pixi x Tina Yong eyeshadow palette R520 – I was kindly sent this by Pixi and I’ve used it SO much.  I really need to do a makeup look with it!  It’s so versatile, so would  make a lovely gift.



Optiphi Refine Foliant R820 – The world’s best exfoliator.  Gentle enough for sensitive skins, yet it leaves your skin soft as anything.  I reviewed all of the Optiphi products I’ve tried IN THIS POST HERE.

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules 60pc R819 – One of my top skincare products, these are beautiful AND work like a dream!

Nuxe Bio Organic Radiance Detox Mask R495 – A gorgeous detox mask that leaves you feeling pampered and fresh.

Mario Badescu Special Hand Cream R229 – A rich, nourishing hand cream that will fight off any dryness left behind by too much sanitiser.  Plus it smells lovely!

Mario Badescu Rose Lip & Mist Duo R449 – The infamous Rosewater spray as well as a Rose lip balm makes for an incredible gift.  I love both the spray and the original lip balm, so this rose version must be even better! Dying for one of these sets myself, so I can’t imagine any lady not loving this.

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm R250 – The most insanely nourishing lip balm that lasts for ages, this smells like honey sweets, and is probably the richest lip balm I’ve ever used. I actually must buy a new one too.

Filorga  NCEF Night Mask R1040 – A BEAUTIFUL anti-ageing overnight mask.

Optiphi Hydra-Derm HA Masque R790 – An intensively hydrating face mask that you leave on overnight, ensuring you wake up with juicy, glowing skin.

Skin Creamery Travel Set R690 – If someone you know has been wanting to try the brand, this is the PERFECT gift for them!

Skoon OH SHERBET Exfoliating Mask R479.96 – If you’re a KBT fan, this one’s for you.  Plus the mask itself is said to be beautiful!



Berdoues Scorza Di Sicilia R1595 – A sweet, citrus-heavy fragrance from a stunning French perfume brand.

Glampalm Baobab Hair Essence Oil R450 – I received a travel size of this in a goodie bag, and I keep it in my handbag at all times, as it smells delicious and is AMAZING at touching up hair to prevent frizz without leaving a greasy residue behind.

Elizabeth Arden Miracle Eight Hour® Cream set R476 – The infamous Eight Hour Cream balm and All Over Miracle Oil in one pretty box.

Paco Rabanne Olympea gift set R2020 – Olympea is an absolutely stunning feminine fragrance from Paco Rabanne, and for any fans, this gift set would be a treat.

Silki Silk Exfoliating Glove R259 – I’ve been hearing rave reviews about this glove, so it would make a wonderful gift.

Optiphi Adagio R900 – I have reviewed this fragrance from the folks at Optiphi already, it’s a beautiful blend of fresh and floral, and wears all day long!

Goldwell Rich Repair 60sec Treatment Mask R217 – One of my all-time favourite hair masks, this is hair-repair at it’s finest.

GHD Helios Hair Dryer R2465 – I own the GHD Air, their first hair dryer, and trust me it changed my life.  My hair dries smoother, quicker and with less damage.  Apparently the Helios is even better!

Nuxe Prodigieux Floral Scented Shower Gel R275 – GUYS! This smells like actual heaven, so the most incredible gift for someone else… or yourself.

Pepe Jeans Celebrate for Her EDP R899 – This packaging! The notes of the fragrances also sound gorgeous.



Silverthorn The Green Man R339 – This bubbly has delightful notes of green apple, a really special bottle.

Poetic License Fireside Spiced Gin R350 – My little gin review group and I reviewed the mini of this a while back, and it is the most perfect spiced winter gin.

Harvest Table Collagen Hot Chocolate R375 – A lovely gift for a health-concious lady!

The Counter Christmas Stocking R295 – This stunning stocking is filled with delicious snacks from The Counter.  Such a treat!

Milestone Beverage Shimmer Vodka Liqueur R220 – This is the lemon biscuit flavour green, sparkly shooter that can be used in cocktails too.  They’re all gorgeous!

Lakrids by Bülow Butter Cookie Chocolate Coated Liquorice R370 – This is the most luxurious sweet I’ve ever tasted, and this Christmas edition sounds sublime.

Nigella Lawson At My Table R529 – I know many people are fans of Nigella’s books, I own 3 myself!

Leonista Deluxe Margarita Party Box R1999 – I own this box and trust me, it is SUCH a goodie!  I’ve managed to convert so many friends to loving shaken Margaritas with this, and Leonista is a locally made premium spirit.

Woolworths Red Pepper & Chilli Wreath Bread in Stoneware Dish R249.99 – I received this in a drop from Woolies and it is beautiful!  The bread itself is delicious, and we’ve used the dish repeatedly since.  A fab foodie gift.

Stillman Distillery Limecello R339 – An exotic take on a classic!

Anthonij Rupert Jean Roi 1.5l Gift Box R435 – I received this recently and it is just spectacular, a real gift that will impress.

Harvest Table Taste Temptation Kit R559 – A fab introduction for someone looking to test out the brand, as it includes a selection of collagen and other products in small bottles.

Dullstroom Christmas Gin R389 – Another incredible spiced gin, Dullstroom Gin also makes this into the prettiest star-shaped baubles!



Poetry Alexis Wedge R1299 – a really pretty espadril-style wedge for summer outfits.

MCR The Cantara sleep shirt R292.5 – I own this and am crazy about it.  The satin is such great quality, and it’s so comfortable.

Ammara Designs Briony Dress R1500 – I have this dress and have worn it a few times on my social media.  THE BUZZ and questions about where it’s from, oh my word!  A local designer, the dress is superb quality and has an incredible fit.

Havaianas R314 – These pretty rose gold glittery slops are SO cute!

Dear Deer Snake Kimono Long Gown R750 – Dear Deer is now making gowns! And how stunning is this snake print one?

Michael Kors Alexandria sunnies R2139 – These are just so chic it hurts!

Zemp Ayo Chestnut Cross Body Bag R1290 – Love this leather cross body bag made by a local company.  Zemp makes some beautiful products!

Fossil Lexie Luther rose gold watch R1499 – Fossil make some really lovely watches, but this one is just stunning.

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