Welcoming one of the most beautiful times of the year filled with long family reunions, friends get togethers, delicious meals and fun games, December is a month to reflect on what truly matters, showing appreciation and sharing moments with those we love. Gift giving can sometimes be a bit tricky, so here are my 2021 Holiday Gift Ideas to inspire you this season!
1. AESOP BODY BALM
While attending the Milan Design Week this year, I made a visit to the Aesop store on Via Meravigli and picked up a large bottle of the Body Balm in Tangerine, Vanille and Sandalwood essence. Ever since, I’ve used it everyday and am obsessed with the scent and how soft it leaves my skin! I can’t wait to get a smaller format hand cream to take with me everywhere during these colder months!
2. TOWER ELECTRIC SALT & PEPPER SET
This electric rose gold salt and pepper mill set is on my wishlist this year, as seasoning dishes with the touch of a button makes cooking all the more enjoyable! Suitable for all types of herbs and spices, the LED light on the base illuminates when in use to provide a more accurate placing of the seasoning.
3. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI BOOK
Books are certainly one of my favourite gifts no matter the occasion, and whenever it’s a coffee table book it makes me all the happier as I love growing and curating my personal collection over time. Fashion, travel, design and architecture are my favourite themed books to scatter around the home! This Giambattista Valli book offers a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of one of the most unique fashion designers working today, with images of his design process and backstage views of runway shows. It’s also great for placing perched up on a shelf or laying on a coffee table, as the colours can easily complement any space and tie in accent colours of decorative cushions and accessories in soft blue and beige hues! A perfect holiday gift this Christmas for a loved one who has a deep interest in fashion!
4. INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTATION GIFT
Have you ever wanted to have a professional opinion of how to design a room in your home and make it more beautiful?
This December I’m gifting a FREE ONLINE INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTATION to one of my lovely Instagram followers where I help you design a room in your home!
STEPS TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Follow @alexandrastudi0 on Instagram
2. Like & Comment on the INTERIOR DESIGN GIVEAWAY POST which room you would like an interior design proposal for.
3. Tag 2 friends on the same post who you think would love this holiday gift!
Winner will be announced on the 23rd December 2021.
You can read more about the Giveaway here!
5. ONE OF ONE LUXURY LOUNGE SET
This past month I had the fantastic opportunity to work with luxury loungewear brand One of One, shooting the latest collection on board of a stunning yacht on the Mediterranean sea. Some of my favourite items from the collection were this half zip top with long sleeves and matching shorts in a beautiful warm beige tone. The fabric’s softness and breathability kept me comfortable throughout the whole day! I imagine using this two piece set during my travels and also at home, as its versatility and chic design makes it a perfect match for different kinds of purposes. I can’t wait to get my hands on the other colours in olive green and black! Check out www.oneofone.world to discover the full collection!
6. NOMON HOME VANITY UNIT
Inspired by a sensitive, modern woman, I fell in love with this delicate vanity table by Nomon Home when it was presented at the Design Room in Marbella Club Hotel. I especially enjoy how you can customize the materials, varying between Gold Calacatta, Sahara Noir and Emperador marble for the shelf, with a soft walnut wood structure. This is truly a perfect Holiday Gift for a special loved one who wants to have a unique vanity that occupies little space with tons of design!
6. BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS
I love discovering beautiful destinations around the world that have amazing interior design and architecture! I recently came across this late 1920’s classicist villa in Australia, redesigned by Luigi Roselli Architects. It has had me dreaming of Australia and other destinations I’d love to visit soon. What’s on your travel wishlist?!
7. RIMOWA LUGGAGE TRUNK
This holiday season I’m dreaming not only of travel, but also of this Rimowa Trunk in a titanium finish. Regarded as one of the most iconic luggage designs of all time, this suitcase is a timeless classic engineered to offer long lasting performance and optimum capacity for journeys of up to 2 weeks.
WHICH OF THESE ITEMS IS ON YOUR CHRISTMAS WISHLIST? HAVE YOU GOT ANY ESSENTIALS THAT YOU WOULD ADD TO THESE GIFT IDEAS? I’D LOVE TO KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!