The Caviar Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s OK. It crept up on us, too. Plus, we do believe that any of the 365 days in a year can be used to tell or show someone you love them. But, it is always nice to receive a little something on Valentine’s Day and it’s always a good excuse to spoil yourself, whether or not you’re flying solo!

With just a bit of time still left until the holiday, we’ve pulled together a few of our fave products, from perfumes to shoes to bags. Use this gift guide to drop the hint to someone or, like the ReBelle you are, just treat yourself instead!

Oh, and as a bonus, every single one of these brands is helmed by a woman.

Bath + Body

  Entier "opens with expansive freshness, a few seconds in a spicy-woody aspect starts to surface, incense appears in the background and it finally dries down to a soft, sexy amber. Entier contains organic lemon balm from South Africa, Madagascan coriander and a sustainably wild harvested Himalayan cedar from South Africa’s Eastern Cape province."   Try one of  Saint d’Ici’s  limited edition natural perfumes. Although they’re based in South Africa, they ship all over the world. They wear close to the skin and are chemical-free, not to mention that you’ll have a unique signature fragrance that very few others will have!   Visit Saint d'Ici

Entier "opens with expansive freshness, a few seconds in a spicy-woody aspect starts to surface, incense appears in the background and it finally dries down to a soft, sexy amber. Entier contains organic lemon balm from South Africa, Madagascan coriander and a sustainably wild harvested Himalayan cedar from South Africa’s Eastern Cape province."

Try one of Saint d’Ici’s limited edition natural perfumes. Although they’re based in South Africa, they ship all over the world. They wear close to the skin and are chemical-free, not to mention that you’ll have a unique signature fragrance that very few others will have!

Visit Saint d'Ici

 Another South African brand that we love is  Bed Bath Body . Although they only ship nationally, you can find some of their products stocked at  AS by AS  in Paris. Find reed diffusers, lotions, body butters and scrubs, bath fizzers, and more for when you want to feel as delicious as you smell.   Visit Bed Bath Body

Another South African brand that we love is Bed Bath Body. Although they only ship nationally, you can find some of their products stocked at AS by AS in Paris. Find reed diffusers, lotions, body butters and scrubs, bath fizzers, and more for when you want to feel as delicious as you smell.

Visit Bed Bath Body

  Pure Collagen Spray: Proven to smooth and plump out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles      We’re also huge fans of Carol Joy London. Her luxe products include both haircare and skincare and the founder Carol Joy Hatton spent years in pursuit of age-defying skin secrets. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that all of the packaging just looks so luxurious - even the shampoo and conditioner bottles could make any bathroom look chic!   Visit Carol Joy London    

Pure Collagen Spray: Proven to smooth and plump out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

 

We’re also huge fans of Carol Joy London. Her luxe products include both haircare and skincare and the founder Carol Joy Hatton spent years in pursuit of age-defying skin secrets. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that all of the packaging just looks so luxurious - even the shampoo and conditioner bottles could make any bathroom look chic!

Visit Carol Joy London

 

Clothing

  Chevron leggings (amazing balance and good form not included)   If you’re over the bright colours and crazy prints that have been making the rounds in workout clothing, Yoguh’s luxe yoga and active wear line with minimalistic designs will have you breathing a big sigh of relief. From chevron mesh panels to soft tops that drape just right (and have a peekaboo opening in the back), this line is elegant with just a hint of sexiness. Yoguh also carries accessories such as metallic leather gym bags and eco-friendly bamboo water bottles.   Visit Yoguh

Chevron leggings (amazing balance and good form not included)

If you’re over the bright colours and crazy prints that have been making the rounds in workout clothing, Yoguh’s luxe yoga and active wear line with minimalistic designs will have you breathing a big sigh of relief. From chevron mesh panels to soft tops that drape just right (and have a peekaboo opening in the back), this line is elegant with just a hint of sexiness. Yoguh also carries accessories such as metallic leather gym bags and eco-friendly bamboo water bottles.

Visit Yoguh

  Saint-Tropez one-piece with a corset lacing on the sides   Blue Ink Beachwear’s swimsuits and beachwear are right up our alley and we think you’ll love them, too. The swimwear collection range from feminine powder pink with ribbon detailing to fierce metallic with a lion head print. They also have flowing beach robes and dresses that can easily take you from the beach to dinner. We’re currently eyeing the Saint-Tropez one-piece, probably because  we love Saint-Tropez  so much!   Visit Blue Ink Beachwear

Saint-Tropez one-piece with a corset lacing on the sides

Blue Ink Beachwear’s swimsuits and beachwear are right up our alley and we think you’ll love them, too. The swimwear collection range from feminine powder pink with ribbon detailing to fierce metallic with a lion head print. They also have flowing beach robes and dresses that can easily take you from the beach to dinner. We’re currently eyeing the Saint-Tropez one-piece, probably because we love Saint-Tropez so much!

Visit Blue Ink Beachwear

Accessories

  Beaded Ivory Coast print with brown ox hide   South African handbag designer  ONEOFEACH  produces beautifully bright and unique fold-over clutch bags (which conveniently come with a strap so you can also wear it as a crossbody). The traditional print fabrics are sourced from around the continent and no two bags are the same.   Visit ONEOFEACH

Beaded Ivory Coast print with brown ox hide

South African handbag designer ONEOFEACH produces beautifully bright and unique fold-over clutch bags (which conveniently come with a strap so you can also wear it as a crossbody). The traditional print fabrics are sourced from around the continent and no two bags are the same.

Visit ONEOFEACH

  The Classical Dr. Bag: Inspired by an actual vintage Dr.Bag found on a treasure hunt in Florence. This timeless collection is designed to bring back healing into fashion.    LaLaQueen  is a Lebanese luxury brand that creates stunning handcrafted bags. Not only is it a sustainable brand but their target audience is “progressive women who are influential in making a difference” (they’re talking to you!).   Visit LaLaQueen

The Classical Dr. Bag: Inspired by an actual vintage Dr.Bag found on a treasure hunt in Florence. This timeless collection is designed to bring back healing into fashion.

LaLaQueen is a Lebanese luxury brand that creates stunning handcrafted bags. Not only is it a sustainable brand but their target audience is “progressive women who are influential in making a difference” (they’re talking to you!).

Visit LaLaQueen

  Great Traveller Bag   If you adore the way leather develops a gorgeous patina over time, let us introduce you to Alex & Thatch. Every single bag, clutch, and case is hand stitched in South Africa and made from the highest quality leather. You can customise your pieces by choosing the colour of leather and lining, and they all have a wonderful earthy feel to them. The beauty is in the way they wear.   Visit Alex & Thatch

Great Traveller Bag

If you adore the way leather develops a gorgeous patina over time, let us introduce you to Alex & Thatch. Every single bag, clutch, and case is hand stitched in South Africa and made from the highest quality leather. You can customise your pieces by choosing the colour of leather and lining, and they all have a wonderful earthy feel to them. The beauty is in the way they wear.

Visit Alex & Thatch

 White leather slipper: Made from soft white leather and lined with a natural calf lining   Georgina Goodman ’s slipper shoes have been our go-tos for running errands or when we just have to step outside for a minute. Modeled after the classic babouche slipper, these shoes are incredibly comfortable with soft leather that moulds to your foot. They’ve got that “cool girl” vibe and pair perfectly with your trusty skinnys and a leather jacket.   Visit Georgina Goodman

White leather slipper: Made from soft white leather and lined with a natural calf lining

Georgina Goodman’s slipper shoes have been our go-tos for running errands or when we just have to step outside for a minute. Modeled after the classic babouche slipper, these shoes are incredibly comfortable with soft leather that moulds to your foot. They’ve got that “cool girl” vibe and pair perfectly with your trusty skinnys and a leather jacket.

Visit Georgina Goodman

  Love (Arabic) Bracelet: 18 karat white gold with diamonds   For decadent spoils, look no further than  Dayan Candamil's  line of luxury jewellery, handbags, and accessories. Every item is made with exquisite care and detail and we swoon every time we browse Dayan’s products (while checking our bank accounts to see if we can treat ourselves!).   Visit Dayan Candamil

Love (Arabic) Bracelet: 18 karat white gold with diamonds

For decadent spoils, look no further than Dayan Candamil's line of luxury jewellery, handbags, and accessories. Every item is made with exquisite care and detail and we swoon every time we browse Dayan’s products (while checking our bank accounts to see if we can treat ourselves!).

Visit Dayan Candamil

 Diamond Kite Earrings: Black rhodium and gold plated silver with single cut diamonds  We’ve become big fans of Black Betty, another South African brand. They have a wide range of sparkly pieces to suit every budget and style. You can deck yourself out with everything from simple stacking rings to geometric statement earrings and a diamond snake bangle.   Visit Black Betty

Diamond Kite Earrings: Black rhodium and gold plated silver with single cut diamonds

We’ve become big fans of Black Betty, another South African brand. They have a wide range of sparkly pieces to suit every budget and style. You can deck yourself out with everything from simple stacking rings to geometric statement earrings and a diamond snake bangle.

Visit Black Betty

 Eden: 925 Sterling silver with yellow gold plating and embellished with Swarovski crystals  One of our recent discoveries, Vinita Michael is another jewellery line we’ve been drooling over. Those who followed our #CashmereChristmas extravaganza will remember Pra wearing a pair of Vinita Michael’s Eden earrings to the Teens Unite Fighting Cancer Winter Gala.   Visit Vinita Michael

Eden: 925 Sterling silver with yellow gold plating and embellished with Swarovski crystals

One of our recent discoveries, Vinita Michael is another jewellery line we’ve been drooling over. Those who followed our #CashmereChristmas extravaganza will remember Pra wearing a pair of Vinita Michael’s Eden earrings to the Teens Unite Fighting Cancer Winter Gala.

Visit Vinita Michael

Other Treats

 Subscription gift boxes aren’t going away anytime soon. The latest one that’s caught our eye is South Africa’s “The Luxe Box”. Unlike other subscriptions, this one is a curated collection of the best local brands and products in beauty, jewellery, accessories, home, and artisan confectionery. The best part? They’re full-sized, not those usual sample bottles and packets!   Visit The Luxe Box

Subscription gift boxes aren’t going away anytime soon. The latest one that’s caught our eye is South Africa’s “The Luxe Box”. Unlike other subscriptions, this one is a curated collection of the best local brands and products in beauty, jewellery, accessories, home, and artisan confectionery. The best part? They’re full-sized, not those usual sample bottles and packets!

Visit The Luxe Box

  Baileys & Bites Gift Box: This gift box contains 4 Baileys Brownie Bites and 2 Mini Bottles of Baileys   Love having a bite of something sweet or know someone who does?  The Sweet Reason Company  in the UK makes amazing brownie gift boxes of various sizes and flavours. There are also gluten-free and vegan options and they offer international delivery.   Visit The Sweet Reason Company

Baileys & Bites Gift Box: This gift box contains 4 Baileys Brownie Bites and 2 Mini Bottles of Baileys

Love having a bite of something sweet or know someone who does? The Sweet Reason Company in the UK makes amazing brownie gift boxes of various sizes and flavours. There are also gluten-free and vegan options and they offer international delivery.

Visit The Sweet Reason Company

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