The festive season of gift-giving is almost here, and at CHICHI, we know how important it is to find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one that will really make their day. Shopping for Christmas gifts can be fun and fulfilling, but it can also be stress-inducing and tedious. Picking the right, unique gift for someone you know too well, is probably the hardest task ever. So you might just decide to go with a gift card. Well, how about a gift guide that would help you find the best Christmas gifts out there? And because the giving season isn’t just about gifting cool material things but also a great time to give to those in need around the world, we’ve included some of those as well.
If you love the look of pearls but wish for a more modern design in which to wear them, have a look at the offer of Antipearle. The brand offers a wide range of rings, earrings, necklaces and ear cuffs that come in gold or silver with white or black cultivated freshwater pearls. Antipearle jewelry is the brainchild of Czech photographer and designer Markéta Dlouhá Márová who uses pearls imported from the Pacific for her unusual, intriguing designs.
Noili is natural cosmetics made in Slovakia, that returns to simplicity, freshness and purity. It was created with joy for skin, love for nature and respect for science. Noili facial oils are filled with precious oils, vitamins, omega fatty acids, antioxidants and avoid harmful cosmetic ingredients, irritants, synthetic perfumes, synthetic preservatives and dyes, as well as unstable vitamins and mineral oils.
Tatcha’s founder Victoria Tsai believes beauty begins in the heart and mind. So with each full-size skincare purchase from the luxury Japanese beauty brand, Tatcha funds a day of school in partnership with Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program for girls in Asia and Africa. This holiday season, elevate your everyday routine with the Dewy Glow Set, four Japanese treasures formulated with pure, kind-to-skin ingredients that help makeup go on smoother, last longer, and leave skin with a visibly youthful, healthy-looking glow.
Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier
No matter where you live, having a humidifier is always a good idea. The best part about this portable facial one is that the brand donates 10 percent of every purchase to The Water Project—a charity that provides access to clean, safe, and reliable water and sanitation solutions across sub-Saharan Africa.
Canadian company KaseMe creates products that not only give a great protection for your device, but most importantly are part of your everyday lifestyle. Find your favourite design that will follow you through your busy lifestyle at school, at work, with your friends, during a hike, around the camp fire, during coffee break, in your impromptus road trip and more!
The athlete in your life will appreciate a pair of high-performance socks engineered with a cushioned footbed and stay-up technology. For every pair purchased, one pair of socks are donated — and the proceeds from any red, blue, or white socks go directly to homeless veterans.
Perfect for the jet-setting pal, this speaker connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device. Plus, when you buy a (PRODUCT) RED item, Apple sends a contribution to the Global Fund, which donates to HIV/AIDS prevention programs.
Find year-round comfort and style with shoes from UGG. Combining leather and suede with premium sheepskin and a whole lot of tech, the Miwo sneaker features state-of-the-art Vibram® outsoles and colorful sierra-print wool. Give the gift of comfort this holiday season!
Keep his undie drawer stocked with the range of men’s underwear that has him covered – whatever his style and comfort wants and needs. From traditional boxers in a classic check, to snug boxer briefs in a cheeky print, there’s something for every preference in Elka’s range – a man’s choice of underpants is as personal as his taste in music.
With Essenza Mini, Nespresso has delivered its most compact machine yet – without any compromise. Offering 2 programmable cup sizes, Essenza Mini machine creates perfect coffee just the way you like it. You can choose from two distinctive contemporary shapes and three colours to fit your style and space. It’s the small machine that opens up the whole world of Nespresso coffee.
Ethically produced, hand-knit dolls that help feed children in need. Each doll is hand knit in Peru by talented artisans and for every doll purchased, 10 meals are provided to children in need around the world. Your purchase gives children an opportunity to reach their potential and provides hope for a better future. From making sure every doll design is stylish and uber-adorable, to insisting on the finest cotton yarns, a very high stitch count and premium hand-embroidered details, every cuddle+kind doll is a labor of love from start to finish.
OLE design is a Canadian company dedicated to use only natural fabric in the creation baby & kid apparel. The health of all children comes first. The company also closely follows the latest fashion trends so your little ones can be the most stylish in your neighbourhood and feel comfortable while having fun.
The best baby toys should help stimulate and develop early motor skills. These fun wooden toys are beautifully designed and are a great take on some classic toys that will keep your child entertained all day. Let their imagination run wild. From play food sets and train tracks to clutching toys and teethers, find all the toys your little ones will love.
Petit Collage is all about good design. It combines a modern aesthetic with a sustainability criteria to create bold, thoughtful goods that inspire little ones. At least 80% of Petit Collage paper products are made from recycled or recyclable substrates and also printed with vegetable based inks and waterbased paints. Packaging is minimized to avoid unnecessary waste and uses recycled content whenever available.
Mile is a designer clothing for children under 8 years of age. It aims to make a pleasant and playful design that will not wear off and will please repeatedly. The brand is known for its clean shapes and simple design that is easy to fall in love with. Mile cares about each stage of the manufacturing process and therefore their lovely and small garments designed for kids are made in small and honest tailor workshops in Slovakia.
Ridiculously soft and oh-so-adorable premium blankets that comfort kids and spread happiness.
When you buy a Happy Blankie®, the company gives you a second blankie to give away to somebody in need of happiness and let you choose who to give it to. They call this “One to Love, One to Give.”
Their entire baby assortment is made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester. The cotton is always organic and the cotton garments are always GOTS certified. The polyester comes mostly from recycled PET bottles. Lindex baby garments are designed for everyday life and made to last over time.
A ešte pár tipov od niekoľkých inšpiratívnych žien. PEKNÉ VIANOCE!
Tamara Heribanová Šimončíková, spisovateľka
Keďže milujem písať rukou, môj tip na vianočný darčer je plniace pero Brass od Traveler´s Company, predáva môj obľúbený obchod NILA, ktorý združuje slow fashion a udržateľné značky. Na NILE však človek nájde mnoho darčekov, ktoré budú tešiť po desiatky rokov.
Jana Mutňanská, spisovateľka & redaktorka EMMA
Som veľkým milovníkom vonných sviečok, a myslím si, že som tým úspešne “infikovala” aj moje okolie. Je to ideálny darček takmer pre každého. Kamarátku, sestru, mamu či kolegyňu… Jedna z mojich top favoritov je vonná sviečka od Ralph Lauren. Každý rok prichádza na Vianoce s krásnou limitkou, tentokrát vás autentická vôňa ihličia zaručene dostane!
Natália Kisková, manažérka
Fantázia je nekonečná. Hlavne pri čítaní kníh a písaní. Moje dva darčeky, ktoré potešia a majú príbeh sú dobré knihy a Moleskin zápisníky. Top knihy pre každého? Kto chce žiť, nech sa kýve, alebo Pripútajte sa, prosím urobia radosť každému a možno aj pomôžu zmeniť život.
Anna Machová, redaktorka ELLE
Pokud hledáte vůni s velkým V, doporučuji navštívit pražský beauty concept store Ingredients. Naposledy jsem tam našla fascinující vůni od slavné niche značky Byredo pro svého manžela. Je proklatě sexy (vůně i manžel), nasládlá a živočišná. Voní po kadidle, pačuli a vanilce. Jmenuje se Slow dance a zaručuji vám, že takový ploužák jen tak nezažijete!
Barbora Brušková, modelka Elite
Pod naším vianočným stromčekom si nenájdeme haldy oblečenia alebo zbytočnosti. Darčeky sú skôr symbolické. Ako každý rok, vytváram pre moju rodinu knihu spomienkových fotiek, také zhodnotenie celého roka, čo sme zažili. A možno trošku netradičné darčeky ponúka organizácia Človek v ohrození svojom charitatívnom e-shope www.skutocnydarcek.sk. Ide o skutočné darčeky formou pomoci, kde po ich zakúpení dostanete darovací certifikát. Často sa naháňame za dokonalou podobou Vianoc pritom tieto krásne chvíle nie sú o veľkých daroch, ale o láske a pohode. Ani pre mňa nie sú darčeky symbolom Vianoc. Tým najväčším a najkrajším darom je spoločne strávený čas s mojou rodinou a najbližšími.
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