But, honestly, can you imagine a Christmas without the presents? Without the pleasant surprises? Without the gentle voice of gift wrapper unpacked? Of course not!
So, what is the solution? It's easy. Buy less gifts, but choose them of the top-quality and class. You can hardly do wrong that way. Valuable gifts last for years. They evoke sweet memories. They don't pollute the planet because they have been discarded after Christmas. They are kept and loved, just as all presents should be.
COEUR DE LION: More than just a piece of jewellery
When you want to impress with elegant, artistic and memorable jewellery, choose COEUR DE LION. Since 1987, the Germany-based company has been a leading manufacturer of fashionable designer jewellery and owner Carola Eckrodt is still the chief designer. At the UK Watch and Jewellery Awards 2014, COEUR DE LION was chosen as Jewellery Brand of the Year, and its current collection has just been nominated for the German Design Award 2016. The distinguishing features of COEUR DE LION creations are the clean-lined language of design and Carola Eckrodt's fine sense of colour. It is this combination of artistic resolve and dedicated play with colours that makes COEUR DE LION not only inimitable, but also timeless. And that's also why COEUR DE LION jewellery, which is now available in Bulgaria by Remco, is so special to many women.
AIRBOSS MACH 9 BLACK EDITION by Victorinox: Feel the energy
The Airboss collection by Victorinox is inspired by the countdown commander of an aircraft carrier – known as the Air Boss – who determines every take-off and landing time. His role requires pinpoint accuracy and unwavering attention to detail. The new Airboss Black Edition range showcases an essential expression of the Airboss collection. The Mach 9, Mechanical Chronograph and three hands models are now available in black PVD-treated versions that create a matt, technical and modern look. Victorinox's signature red is present on both the seconds hand and the military time stamped on the lower part of the sapphire crystal. The strap has been made from black canvas for a touch of elegance, with four areas of red stitching for a recognisable signature.
Seiko Velatura Series: Because time is your most treasured possession
Seiko's new Velatura collection for women combines durability and style in a way that is uniquely Seiko, and uniquely Velatura. Its partnership with top level sailing has been extended to include the 49er FX, the new Olympic class skiff for women. Seiko Velatura meets, with style, the challenge of the most unforgiving environment on earth for watches. The SNDV64P1 model is a case in point. It has a stainless steel case and band with gold-colour coating, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and 18 diamonds. The wacth also has water resistance of 10 bar.
Price: 1635 leva
SKINJEXION PERFUSION SERUM HA-BX: The secret of youth
Bring time back with the perfusion serum with hyaluronic acid and collagen SkinJexion Perfusion Serum HA-BX. This highly concentrated non-surgical therapy for wrinkle smoothing acts against the main reasons for skin lining: contractions and dehydration. The highly-effective combination of hyaluronic acid with high molecular mass and collagen fills the wrinkles, and the synaptic complex SNAP-8 relaxes the facial muscles. An immunostimulatory agent protects and preserves the youthful appearance of the skin. The lifting effect is the result of polysaccharides that absorb water and make the skin elastic. The mineral complex Sepitonic M3 (zinc, magnesium and copper) improve the cell breathing.
Amelie Chocolaterie: Chocolate passion
Few things express our feeling better than the quality, warm and delight-inducing chocolate, and few chocolates can be compared to the ones in Amelie Chocolaterie (Sofia, 13 San Stefano St, www.chocoamelie.com, FB: chocolaterieamelie.bg). Once you enter the shop, it will be hard for you to leave. There you will find a cornucopia of chocolate fantasies of the finest cocoa beans and selected natural ingredients, created by established manufacturers from Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. Luxurious and filling the senses with its rich tastes and aromas, the chocolate in Amelie is the best way to say, with style and passion: "I love you!".