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2020 Luxury Gift Guide by Jessica Nabongo

Holiday season is upon us and it’s time to think about gifts! Surprise your loved ones with a selection of my favorite brands that are perfect for any traveler at heart, regardless of how many miles they actually travelled in this unusual year. Scroll down to explore my list of exclusive offers and great discounts for scented candles inspired by faraway lands, compression socks that support your feet whether you are on the go or staying put, ethically manufactured brass jewelry, luscious green plants invoking the memories of tropical flora of the world and more.

Gift Guide 2020

diptyque scented candles

One of my favorite scented candles, the diptyque Baies and Roses are a classic, yet unexpected pairing that not only complement each other but simultaneously create a third scent. Diptyque candles make for a unique gift for anyone in your life as they not only smell heavenly, but are also a chic addition to any interior. The glass jar can be reused even after the candle burns down as a vase, brush pot, tea light holder, etc. Click here to shop!

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vim&vigr compression socks

Compression socks are not only for grandma anymore! They help to prevent blood clots and help with blood circulation in your legs when sitting or standing for long periods of time. This means that they are not only perfect for traveling, but also for long days of working from home, for essential workers doing long shifts at the hospital, for road trips, outdoor activities, and more! Click here to shop the Vim&Vigr compressions socks!

Black Friday Deal: 10% off $50, 20% off $100, 30% off $150+ from November 27 – 30 on vimvigr.com

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the catch signature rings

This year I launched two exclusive ring designs for my brand, The Catch, in partnership with a woman-led, people-first ethical jewelry manufacturing platform built to connect artisans in Kenya with the global market. 

The Lamu Ring: The Lamu Ring features two round discs cast from brass that are lightly hammered for a beautiful, light-reflecting finish. Named after one of my favorite places in Kenya, it symbolises the rising and setting sun over Lamu Island. It is the perfect accessory to add a little extra sparkle to the holidays. Click here to buy!

The Taurus Ring: Bold and timeless, The Taurus Ring features a bar cast from brass that is lightly hammered for a beautiful, light-reflecting finish. It is an ode to my zodiac sign. The striking design embodies the main characteristics of the Earth sign of beauty, artistry, hedonism and a love of luxury and comfort. This statement piece makes the perfect gift for all genders. Buy now on The Catch!

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Shiseido Skincare & Makeup

During my road trip in July I started using the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion and fell in love with the product. Typically, I don’t use sunscreen, but I love this formulation and that it doesn’t leave any streaks on my dark skin. It is light enough that on the hottest and sunniest of days, I use it as a face moisturizer. Some of my other favorite Shiseido products are the Vital Perfection CreamUltimune Power Infusing Concentrate and their Controlled Chaos Mascara in Sapphire Spark and Emerald Energy. 

Black Friday Deal: Site wide Dates: 11/26 @ 6pm EST – 12/1 @ 3am EST

Offer structure: Up to 35% Off Plus, enjoy a FREE Mystery Gift with your $150 purchase (up to $88 value) Also, 20% off all items available on shiseido.com, with select products and categories featured at a 30-35% discount. 

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Bloomscape Indoor Plants

This year I have been home for the longest time in nearly a decade! Becoming a plant mom was something I didn’t think I would ever be able to do, but quarantine and Bloomscape made it super easy to add plant babies to my space! Do you have a plant-lover in your life or know someone who could benefit from plant parenthood? Surprise them with one of the beauties from the large selection at Bloomscape. My favorites are Monstera, Bamboo Palm, and the Tough Stuff Collection. Click here to shop!

Black Friday Deal: 15% off of plant orders of $75+ on Black Friday with the code ‘CATCHME’ on bloomscape.com It will only work for plants and excludes care products, accessories and merch.

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Tern Folding Bicycle 

My Great American Road Trip this past summer would not have been complete without my Tern BYB S11 folding bicycle. Thanks to its smart design it is the perfect companion for road trips as it fits in the trunk with no need for a bike rack and it rides incredibly well and allowed me to bike a few miles in every state I visited. It also comes with handy accessories such as a luggage designed specifically for the BYB S11 so it can also be taken on overseas adventures in the future. It is one of those gifts that keeps on giving by keeping the rider in shape, but I don’t blame you if you want to treat yourself with this one! 😉 Click here to buy!

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Four Seasons Home Accessories

Give the gift of the signature Four Seasons sleep experience and indulgent home accessories designed to soothe the body and soul. The ultimate gift for those who miss the comforts of luxury hotels around the world including scented candles inspired by the most iconic destinations, a range of soft and absorbent towels, robes, pillows and sheet sets.

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