THE SEASON OF GIFTS
In December the thought how to give joy to our loved ones is everything
Gifts are one of the best ways to say "I love you" to the people we cherish. And the best time to do it, outside of special events in life, are the Christmas and New Year's feasts. They combine the feeling of old things ending and the excitement of new ones approaching, the atmosphere of being closer to the people we love, of childhood memories of wondering what was in the boxes under the holiday tree.
What does the perfect gift of 2021 look like? Just like so many other things, the idea was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This unexpected and dramatic event had one undisputedly positive aspect – it taught us to value what we, until not that long ago, had perceived as a given such as the ability of being in the company of the people we love whenever we want, and the opportunity to travel. We suddenly realised that all of this was fragile and vulnerable, that it could disappear in a second.
These hardships forced us to have a closer look on our lives and relationships, to separate the important from the trivial, and to put more effort in what is truly priceless – the human contact with our close ones and the ways to express our feelings for them.
The quality presents in 2021 reflect this changed notion.
This winter they are more than mere objects and experiences – they are messages for love and personal approach. We select them carefully to fit the receiver's individuality, to make them feel well, loved and pampered.
This is why luxury and/or natural cosmetics tops the lists of 2021's preferred gifts. We realise that it gives more than effective care for the skin of the face and the body, and the hair. Its delicate aromas relax us and bring harmony in our souls, improve our mood and make us feel what we really are – special.
Organic and natural ingredients, for their part, help us to be in line with the other current trend – the care for the environment is one of the crucial tasks humanity has to deal with in 2022.
Elegant wine and gourmet products have always been the perfect choice for people who value the good tastes in life and have an experienced palate. Such presents bring joy to several of the senses and the warm memories they leave behind last for long. To make a truly memorable impression and to remain within the trend of taking care of the environment, choose products from local, small producers.
Well selected jewellery and timepieces have always been an ageless way to express our love; their elegant design never gets old and preserves its freshness for years.
Prepared with ideas for Christmas and New Year's gifts, it is easier for us to meet the end of the year with widely opened hearts, full with love and light, and with the hope that 2022 will be rich with good news, personal achievements and lots of moments of shared happiness.
COEUR DE LION Wristwatches: Catch the time with elegant design
A wristwatch that not only measures the time, but is also an elegant piece of jewellery that underlines your individuality – the new collection of COEUR DE LION meets successfully both these requirements. These exclusive wristwatches can be worn not only as individual pieces. Thanks to their distinctive design they are the perfect compliment to COEUR DE LION jewellery.
For the first time this autumn/winter season, the COEUR DE LION collection includes wristwatches with square casings. Inspired by the iconic design of the brand's GEOCUBE® jewellery line, they stand out with clear shapes, perfect proportions and faceted edges. The colour range includes silver, yellow and pink gold, and champagne.
The new COEUR DE LION wristwatches have casings of high-quality stainless steel and a dial with delicate metal applications. Some models also have beautiful Swarovski® crystals. All have a premium Japanese quartz movement. The straps are easy to adjust.
Find the perfect wristwatch for yourself or your beloved one on www.remco.bg and in Sofia on 29 Alabin St and 7 Solunska St.
Desert Bliss Gentle Care: Enjoy the DESERT MAGIC
Camel milk is a super-ingredient for fresh and young skin; with DESERT BLISS GENTLE CARE (www.desertbliss.eu) we can now discover its wonderful qualities. The product is a true milk magic for everyday care for all skin types. DESERT BLISS GENTLE CARE cleanses, hydrates and protects the skin's natural biome with a combination of camel milk, rose water and oil, natural oils and extracts. It deeply cleanses the pores and removes bacteria, cares for dry skin, nourishes, reduces deffects and signs of skin ageing, and leaves the feel of silken softness.
Hristina Natural Cosmetics: For demanding and responsible beauty fans
Effective cosmetics of natural ingredients that spares the environment is among the best gifts for both yourself and your loved ones. With over 500 products for face, body and hair, the Bulgarian brand for natural cosmetics HRISTINA (www.kozmetikahristina.com) gives you an opportunity to do this with ease. Hristina's products skilfully combine traditional knowledge with scientific achievements and cater to all tastes, needs and budgets. They are made in the heart of the Rila mountain and include ingredients from the best international suppliers and Bulgarian manufacturers of organic herbs and essential oils.
eLek hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid: The deep hydration that you deserve
Each skin needs deep, effective hydration – the serum with hyaluronic acid by ELEK (www.tovaelek.com), a Bulgarian company for natural cosmetics, provides it. It penetrates quickly in the skin, nourishes it and effectively covers wrinkles, fine lines, pores and imperfections while preventing moisture loss and collagen degradation. The serum is good for all skin types and is vegan, with ingredi- ents such as rose and lavender floral water, wheat proteins and caffeine. Use it in the morning and the evening before your favourite face cream.
lavera Good Night 2-in-1 Hand Cream & Hand Mask: Gentle natural care for gentle hands
Winter is particularly challenging to the skin of the hands, unless they are protected by laver Good Night 2-in-1 Hand Cream & Hand Mask (www.lavera.bg). This amazing product brings instant relief to broken skin, reduces the feel of tightness and provides lasting protection. Its regenerating formula with oil of organic grapes and shea is certified in accordance with the strict independent standard for natural cosmetics NATRUE. lavera's cream and mask is dermatologically tested, vegan and certified according to PETA's criteria. Climate-neutral and in packaging of 96% recycled material, it takes care of both your hands and the planet.
Anne Semonin super active rejuvenating serum: Mature skin's best friend
An exceptional product with stunning results – the Anne Semonin Super active rejuvenating serum (www.annesemonin.bg) is mature skin's fulfilled dream. Light and gel-like, it provides intensive anti-age care with the help of some of the most powerful natural ingredients in the world. The myrrh resin fills the wrinkles and the fine lines, and the pure seawater firms and hydrates. The extracts of red seaweed and Common evening-primrose stimulate collagen production and the azelaic acid lightens pigmentation. As a result the skin is soft, firm and glowing, a true perfection.
Collection Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay by Burgozone: The gift for the wine connoisseurs
Collection Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay by Burgozone boutique winery (www.burgozone.bg) is the highest awarded and first Bulgarian white wine to win 91 points by Wine Enthusiast in the USA and has proven consistently that it is a match to the grand Burgundy wines. The wine has primary aromas of lime, peach, apple, pineapple and acacia, to which the fermentation in French oak adds elegant aromas of vanilla, toast, coconut, caramel and honey. A fine and complex wine, ideal with appetisers and vegetarian, seafood, fish and poultry dishes. Its elegant and artistic label makes it a great gift during the holiday season.
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