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Houstonia's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Here's what's hot on the market.

By Danielle Wright and Nandi Howard December 9, 2021 Published in the Winter 2021 issue of Houstonia Magazine

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

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Tis the season for bright lights, boughs of holly and those Christmas wishlists. Houstonia staff has handpicked 2021’s best goodies and gadgets to have a successful gift giving (and receiving) year. With kitchen essentials, all new apparel, must-have jewelry and games, gift your loved ones the opportunity to unwrap the trendiest presents on the market. Shop the perfect items for your loved ones.

Sanikind Hand Sanitizer


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As the pandemic continues to linger, it is suggested everyone keep sanitizer handy. The hand sanitizer by Sanikind, fits right into a pocket or purse with a non-sticky, non-drying formula effective against Covid. Plus, the packaging is sustainably made out of aluminum. 

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Pura Vida Bitty Pearl Ear Cuff


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Anyone who loves micro jewelry will adore Pura Vida's Pearl Ear Cuff. This dainty cuff gives the cute allusion of a piercing, without all the pain and can be worn for any occasion. 

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Happy Dance by Kristen Bell Limited Edition Peppermint Blossom CBD Bath Bomb


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As peppermint continues to dominate the holiday flavors, create a fun bath time with Happy Dance's Peppermint Blossom CBD Bath Bomb. Repose and unwind with their limited edition CBD bomb for the ultimate relaxation. 

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Black Girl Magic Wine 2020 California Rosé


Created by the McBride Sisters, the Black Girl Magic wine collection has been sought after since its boom in 2020. Sip the crowd favorite, California Rosé, filled with a raspberry, orange and citrus aroma. 

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Coco & Eve Smoothie Shower Gel


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This Balinese fruit-bowl inspired shower gel will turn your shower into an island resort. Its sulfate-free coconut water and aloe vera formula gently hydrates and nourishes the skin with additional prebiotics to strengthen the skin barrier

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U-Konserve Storage Container Divided Square To-Go Food-Storage Container 30oz 


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Whether its lunch at the office or off to the woods, store your sandwiches, fruits and snacks in this modern storage container by U-Konserve. 

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Popdarts Game Set


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After gaining popularity on TikTok during quarantine, everyone has been trying to get their hands on The Original POPDARTS Game Set. Compete with family and friends in the house or wherever you go with its handy travel case. 

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M.A.C. Tiny Tricks Mini Lipstick Trio


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Gift the makeup lover this holiday-exclusive mini lip kit trio in limited-edition Neutral or Red shades. One of three M.A.C holiday gift sets. 

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Blunt Case Confident iPhone Case


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An iPhone case is the perfect stocking stuffer. Snag the Confident cover by Blunt Case to keep your phone looking ever so stylish.

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Nexwork Design Noya Local


We all know that one influencer who loves the camera. Gift them the Noya by Nexwork Design.  The phone holder will record their every move from workouts, girls nights and daily content. 

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VoChill is a gift the wine lovers need. This sleek design helps maintain your wine chilled at the perfect temp while holding up the glass for a more upscale look. 

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KĀ ÄS Candle Local


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For the candle lover, they'll love KĀ ÄS scented wax in their home. This sustainable local brand creates each candle using coconut, soy, beeswax and fragrance oils and packages them in a reusable glass vessel. 

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M.A.C. Wave Your Wand Brush Kit


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For the makeup obsessor, they'll love this holiday gift set of M.A.C. brushes. The limited edition set includes four essential brushes needed for a festive glam. 

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The Prisoner Wine Cabernet Sauvignon


Any wine lover who has a taste for a red wine will love Prisoner Wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon is a refreshing take on a red blend directly from Nappa Valley with blackberry
cocoa and baking spice. 

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M.A.C. Size Of The Prize EyeShadow


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M.A.C's Size Of The Prize Shadow is a limited edition palette special to the holidays. With every color on its hypnotizing wheel, each glam look will be just as eye catching. 

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Pucci Pearl Dining Dog Bowl Local



If you want to treat your dog to some high-class luxury, this Pearl Dining Dog Bowl is perfect. Find this cute pearly bowl locally at Pucci Café and Boutique. 

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Scenery Merde Bag


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For the theatre kids, or the ones at heart, they'll love a Scenery bag. Each purse is made out of Broadway curtains, so they'll have a piece of New York's acclaimed theater always by their side.

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YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum


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YSL's spicy Black Opium perfume isn't for the meek. With notes of coffee, white flowers and vanilla, this scent gives off a rich adrenaline rush. 

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YSL Eau De Parfum Libre


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Nothing is better than a sweet perfume to accompany your look. The women's Libre perfume by YSL features warm notes of lavender, orange blossom and vanilla to create a bold yet sensual scent. 

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The Bruvi Bundle

$361 $198

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Make your coffee, espresso, cold brew and more with the Bruvi coffee maker and it's eco-friendly pods.

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Krug Krug Grande Cuvée 169th Edition


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Get ready to party like never before with a bottle of Grande Cuvée by Krug. This high class champagne was crafted with elegance and the perfect blend of chardonnay, meunier and pinot noir. 

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Brandon Blackwood Kuei Brown Shearling Bag


Snag the most sought after Black-owned handbag line by Brandon Blackwood this holiday. The Kuei's crowd favorite design got a shearling upgrade that is perfect for the season. 

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Patagonia Women's Recycled High Pile Fleece Down Jacket


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Stay cozy this winter in Patagonia's Fleece Down jacket. Made out of recycled down polyester, you can feel warm and snug knowing your jacket is eco-friendly. 

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Coach Soft Tabby Shoulder Bag


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Looking for a gift for Mom? Why not the Tabby Shoulder Bag by Coach? Between the suede lining, ample space and gorgeous watermelon color, they'll love their new go-to bag. 

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Montblanc Ballpoint Pen


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If you're seeking the perfect gift for Dad or Grandpa, Montblanc's Ballpoint Pen is a great choice. Whether they're at the office or listing groceries, they will love this smooth and defined pen to accompany their tasks. 

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Gucci Necklace With Gucci Script


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Give the gift of Gucci this year with the star charmed necklace. The gold script fits well into the holiday palette and will shine bright for any occasion. 

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Gucci 100 Wool Sweater


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From the Gucci 100 capsule collection, this unisex pink wool sweater is one of the eye catching pieces of the assemblage. Please note this sweater is only available in-store. 

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Tiffany & Co. Lynn Pendant


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Gift the special someone in your life with the beautiful Lynn Pendant by Tiffany & Co. The eye catching diamonds will instantly enhance a look with its striking design. 

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Fendi First Small Black Velvet Bag


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The small Fendi First bag made of soft black velvet, with oversized metal F clasp, will look gorgeous at black tie events. Made for the fashion obsessor, they'll enjoy its upcoming release. 

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