Stephanie’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide – My 25 Best Gift Ideas for Everyone In Your Life


– I really did need to just scream that at the top of my lungs because WHAT. A. YEAR. PEOPLE.

As I sit here and furiously write about what I think will save your year or at least do the trick re Christmas presents, a candle is burning on my desk, the sun has just set, and my new Alexa is setting an oh so boujee scene with smooth jazz music.

Now it’s probably been like what – 1 or 2 … okay maybe 4ish, 5 years since I’ve blogged on this site but BOY does it feeeeeel GOOD. I hope to be here often now because the ol’ journo in me misses it and let’s be honest I always have a lot to say. 😀

Okay back to Christmas – recently I received the most INCREDIBLE Christmas advent calendar which sparked this whole idea – it simply was the BEST present I could have ever wanted and was actually about to purchase myself. So obviously I thought – people need to know about this, as well as every other present I could – I mean, you could possibly want.

So read on for my official 2021 guide in the hopes to (at least!) simplify your Christmas shopping this year. I’m sure it’ll make gift-giving more personal, thoughtful, and less stressful as this selection has been carefully curated for everyone I can think of on your holiday shopping list.

Happy Holidays, friends! xx

1. Glasshouse Fragrances Advent Calendar 


Bring joy to the luckiest on your list with this indulgent countdown to Christmas! With mini versions of 24 of our most indulgent products, there’s a little bit of something from each fragrance family. It’s a no-brainer gift for those who live for fine fragrance, or a clever way to discover new fragrance as a gift to self. Glasshouse describes the contents inside as an exploration in fragrance for the true Scent Addict. This 24-piece gift set contains a curated assortment of Glasshouse Fragrances miniatures. 30g Soy Candles, 5ml Eau de Parfums, 50ml Hand Creams, 50ml Shower Gels, 50ml Body Lotions; in the ultimate countdown to Christmas.

2. YSL Libre Perfume


The perfume of a strong, bold and free woman experimenting her freedom extremely.
The first floral lavender. The tension between the burning sensuality of an orange blossom from Morocco & the boldness of a lavender from France with a feminine twist.
A singular trail like a breath of freedom. Fragrance
The first floral lavender.
The tension between the boldness of a French lavender twisted by the burning sensuality of the feminine orange blossom flower from Morocco.
The new scent of freedom, the freedom to live everything with excess.
The Olfactory Signature
Mandarin oil – petit grain oil – lavandine France oil – blackcurrant accord
Lavender oil – jasmin Sambac absolute – jasmin Grandiflorum India absolute – orange flower absolute
Vanilla extract Madagascar – cedarwood oil – ambergris accord – muscs
A couture sharp angle bottle twisted by a luxury oversized accessory. The iconic Cassandre logotype freely bent & nailed into the glass like a jewel. Sexy golden chains and an asymmetric black lacquered cap that tops it off.
The scent of freedom.

3. Maiko Magao Wall Art


Maiko Nagao is an artist and designer from New Zealand. She is known for her minimalist single-line drawings using Japanese sumi (charcoal) ink so she can create the desired bold, raw and expressive strokes. Through her art, Maiko hopes to bring people calm and inspiration into their homes.

She has 111 pieces to choose from.

4. DNA Kit from SRW Labs


DNAage is a saliva test that uses epigenetics to reveal the acting age of your cells – your biological age.

There is DNA in your saliva from the cells in your mouth. We extract your DNA and process it to measure DNA methylation, which provides an indication of your biological age.

Why does biological age matter? 

What if you could observe the impact your lifestyle choices are having on your body? Your biological age gives you an indication of this, letting you know if you are aging well compared to others, or if your cells are behaving older than expected.

Not only this, but when you make adjustments to your lifestyle such as improving your diet, managing stress, getting more/better sleep, and supporting cellular health with supplementation you may find that your biological age responds in a positive way.

What’s in the kit:

  • Saliva collection tube and funnel
  • Instructions
  • Pre-paid return courier bag

5. A pair of SS21/22 Sole Shoes

That began the thrill of transforming well-chosen, high-quality materials into beautiful, finished shoes for women around the world to enjoy. I wanted to design a range that combined style, quality, versatility, comfort and solved an issue I knew many women experienced. Just like that, Sole Shoes was born, and I’ve never looked back.

It hasn’t always been easy, but together with my team, we continue to perfect every detail through each range, with all of my morals and values intertwined. When you purchase a pair of Sole Shoes, you are supporting ethically handmade, sustainably sourced shoes that are long-lasting and stylish. Our factory partner is women-led, we only use genuine leather, and each shoe has double foamed insoles for the ultimate comfort.

We’re also pleased to be a regular, contributing donor to Eat My Lunch, where every pair of shoes sold feeds a child in need around New Zealand.

6. DIY Balloon Garland Pack from OMGness

6 different varieties to choose from. Our new DIY Balloon Garland boxes are each made with a custom colour combo, to ensure that our clients have the BEST end result! Each box contains everything you need to create a garland like a BOSS!

You NEED to order yourself a OMGNESS DIY kit, which comes with everything you need to create some balloon magic.

No experience necessary! All instructions are included, with a link to our online tutorial to ensure you have everything ready to go for your event.

OMGNESS is a creative hub located in Auckland that specialises in event styling and visual activations, particularly with the use of balloons – our style is boujee! We love the challenge of taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. At OMGNESS we believe that with a little bit of creativity, teamwork, and vision – we can transform any space into a masterpiece.

We have been in the NZ events industry since 2016 – and our founding director Vanessa Goodson is always one step ahead of the latest trends! We now have the perfect option to allow EVERYONE to have their own BOUJEE OMGNESS Party, with no experience necessary! Where accessibility meets practicality – SHOP our new website for our signature DIY balloon garland kits.

7. A Vase from Morandi Homeware



8. Nespresso Pods 



9. Thea Matcha



10. The Spa Nomad voucher



11. Christmas Jumper from Christmas Jumpers NZ



12. Bonita Fitwear Set


Bonita Fitwear is a Wellington based lounge wear brand that started in … They offer tracksuits in over x colours in sizes ranging from … They also have a kids collection …

13. Mixers from


14. Projector from TheMarket.NZ



15. Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream



16. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum



17. Instax Wide Printer



18. Aesop Christmas Pack


19. An Organised Life Stationery



20. Pots for your Plants from Potted



21. Socks from Happy Socks

– Is it even a guide if there aren’t socks? .


22. Patisseries from La Petite Fourchette Britomart Cafe



23. The Barista Pro™ coffee machine by Breville


24. Crystals from Ash and Stone



25. GHD Cordless Hair Straightener



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