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Time to shimmer and shine … we’re all about the bling! 

Gold doughnuts. How boujee glam can you get! R137 for a pack from harckandheart.co.za

Such a classic … a floral bouquet of velvety white jasmine, tuberose, neroli, and ylang-ylang, followed by sandalwood and cedarwood.  Madame Rochas, R1799 from DisChem.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house we were serving Burnt Toasted Almond cocktails. Smooth, harmonious Absolut vodka, cream and Kalua coffee liqueur, with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon, make up this luxurious, rich, indulgent cocktail. It’s just one of the collection of 80 cocktails in Absolut Cocktails – page after celebratory Absolut vodka drinks for every occasion … from a Fancy Nancy to Doris Royale to a Dirty Shirley. There’s a Holiday Mule (just like a classic Moscow Mule, but with a snuggly scarf and rosy cheeks), a C.R.E.A.M (a crowd-friendly, delicious and creamy dessert shot with Absolut and condensed milk that’ll keep everyone sweet), and a Monday In Marrakech (vodka, lemon juice, ice-cream … it’s a frozen banger!).  Hardie Grant, R659 from takealot.com


The latest Chanel collection is all a recollection of Paris,1920s, Art Deco style. Exuberance, avant-garde, daring, with sequins leading the way. Honouring Gabrielle Chanel, eyes are dazzling and flamboyant in diamond white and shimmering black and pink gold, the powders are radiant, the lips hypnotic in metallic reds and roaring purples and deep, iridescent crimson. All dressed up for the festive hols. Available in Chanel boutiques and online from Woolworths.

A girl can dream! Yves Saint Laurent: Gold by Yvane Jacob & Elsa Janssen shows off the couture, jewellery, and accessories inspired by the golds of Yves Saint Laurent, from the 1960s to the 2000s. From the very first buttons adorning his pea coats to dresses that appear entirely fashioned from gold, this metal has featured heavily throughout the entirety of the designer’s work. Crammed with illustrations and photographs, this would undoubtedly be the most glittering gift under the tree. Abrams, R1210.


Metallic festive underplate, R49.99 from Mr Price Home.