For many, 2020 went from the year of “getting everything I want” to the year of being grateful for the things you have — like your health, family, and personal safety. As we start saying goodbye to one of the craziest years ever, it’s time to look forward with optimism and keep some of our newly-found gratification of the smaller things in life with us.
Here at The Last Fashion Bible, we have curated our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide around this concept of looking forward; whether it’s to a long-overdue holiday, a great night out, or having amazing hair! Read on for six things that will help you start the new year on the right track.
Tickets to a New Year’s Eve Festival
Start 2021 off on a high note with tickets to one of these iconic NYE parties:
If you want to see the New Year in style, then Highlife is for you. Just a short drive from Auckland at Ascension Wine Estate on the Matakana Coast, you’ll see in 2021 with show-stopping fireworks, DJs, and live performers.
Make a three-day event of New Year’s in Mangawhai, New Zealand. Northern Bass is known for its epic lineups of drum ‘n’ bass acts and this year is no different.
Be among the first in the world to welcome 2021 at New Zealand’s biggest NYE celebration in the stunning Waiohika Estate Vineyard. Make sure you get your tickets early as Rhythm & Vines always sells out.
The sister festival of Rhythm & Vines is held among the breathtaking setting of the mountainous Cardrona Valley halfway between Queenstown and Wanaka. The festival is packed with an awesome line-up of bands and DJs.
Reconnect with Loved Ones
In 2020, many New Zealanders have had extended time apart from friends and family. For many, it appears that distance has made the heart grow fonder, as according to Booking.com, 55% of travellers plan to use future travel as an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones. In fact, while being apart, 35% of travellers have revealed that talking to friends and family about travelling is one of their main inspirations to travel again. If you’re looking for some vacation inspiration, head to booking.com to plan your next trip away with family and friends.
Protect Your Skin
Protecting and perfecting our skin has never been easier! Skinnies, the brand celebrated for its innovative waterless sunscreens, is launching a new range of Body Bars and Acne Bars — perfect stocking fillers for those that are conscious about sustainability and wastage.
Both bars are vegan, cruelty-free and made without palm oil. They come in a one bar/four-piece format, giving you the ability to snap off and use what you need while storing the rest of the soap in its compostable packaging for later.
Skinnies Body Bar
The Skinnies Body Bar is for everyday cleansing. The state-of-the-art product is triple-milled for a more condensed bar and lather that lasts longer. It also includes totarol, an extract of the New Zealand totara tree, which has anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. The Body Bar range is available in Sweet Orange, Sandalwood and Lemongrass varieties.
The Acne Bar
If you suffer from youth or adult acne, the triple-milled, soap-free, pH-balanced Acne Bars can help prevent skin irritation and reduce redness. With 2% salicylic acid, the bars keep your pores clean and help treat acne. They’re available in either Cucumber & Mint or Coconut varieties.
Treat Your Feet
The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada is the upcoming edition of the America’s Cup yacht race. Held in Auckland from 6-23 March 2021, the competition sees teams battle it out on the water to take home the coveted oldest trophy in sports. Whether you’re planning on going or watching on TV, put your best foot forward in an A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 sneaker, released on December 9.
The shoes are inspired by the new AC75 Luna Rossa boat, as well as iconic Prada X Adidas sneakers from the past. Made functional for Prada’s Luna Rossa (“Red Moon”) sailing team, the low-top model delivers an ultra-lightweight, sustainability-focused proposition. According to a press release, Primegreen design ensures the performance-silhouette is constructed with more than half of recycled materials.
Make Your Good Hair Day a Reality
Anyone who has had a good hair day knows of its unique power. A good hair day lets you face the world knowing that, if nothing else, you’ve got your hair handled. Make your good hair dreams a reality in 2021 with the new ‘Wish Upon A Star’ collection from ghd.
Inspired by starry skies and constellations, the collection contains a gorgeous mix of iridescent, opal toned tools and luxurious midnight blue vanity cases. With four different gift sets available, this dreamy ghd collection is your go-to, whether you’re on the hunt for the ultimate multi-purpose gift set, a gift for a loved one, or feeling the need for some self-love and buying it for yourself!
Pamper and Relax
Over the past several years, men have proven to be almost as into the spa experience as women. In fact, men now account for a full 49% of all guests, according to the most recent Consumer Snapshot released by the International SPA Association (ISPA). So, gentlemen, if you want to stop or reverse the ageing process, get a manicure, relax and soothe your tired muscles with a massage, and much more, why not join the ladies at the spa in 2021? Sofitel Spa in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour is the perfect place for head to toe pampering. Choose from a variety of skin-boosting experiences that detox, cleanse and revitalise in the chic, tranquil setting that will set you on the right path in 2021.
From everyone at The Last Fashion Bible, have a very Merry Christmas and healthy and prosperous 2021!