Fashion or Function?

The festive season has (finally) rolled around, and you have yet to buy presents for your sister, your mother, your aunt, and all your BFFs – but the very thought of dodging throngs of people in a crowded mall is far from appealing. We get it. Stepping in to help, OHLALA has scoured the internet, curating a gift guide for the special women in your life. We’ve even segregated it by fashion and function, just in case you have strong opinions about gifts that are practical or frivolous in nature. Bonus: everything featured in the following pages can be shipped to Bahrain.


Cire Trudon
MARIE ANTOINETTE CANDLE
www.net-a-porter.com
THE STORIED CIRE TRUDON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CANDLES THAT LIT THE
ROOMS OF CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES, SO NATURALLY, IT LOOKED TO ONE OF ITS
VERY OWN CLIENTS – MARIE ANTOINETTE – FOR INSPIRATION. PERFECT FOR THE
FRIEND WHO’S A HISTORY BUFF OR ART AFICIONADO, THIS DECORATIVE CANDLE
HAS BEEN HAND-SCULPTED FROM PINK WAX IN AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE
PORTRAIT HOUSED AT THE LOUVRE.

VitaJuwel
WELLNESS GLASS BOTTLE
www.revolve.com

PERFECT FOR THAT FRIEND WITH A TASTE FOR THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE, THIS REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE IS NOT JUST PRETTY – IT’S A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF AN AGE-OLD TRADITION THAT SAW SEVERAL CULTURES VITALISING THEIR WATER WITH GEMSTONES. THE BLEND OF GEMSTONES IS PRE-CURATED, WITH EACH STONE ENHANCING THE WATER WITH SPECIFIC ENERGETIC BENEFITS SUITED TO ONE’S LIFESTYLE. THIS PARTICULAR BOTTLE CONTAINS AMETHYST TO STIMULATE AND SOOTHE THE MIND, AND ROSE QUARTZ TO FOSTER TRANQUILITY.

Misho
PEBBLE PODS
www.mishodesigns.com
NO ONE COULD’VE PREDICTED THE EVENTS OF 2020, BUT HERE WE ARE, THE YEAR BRINGING WITH IT ALL SORTS OF NIFTY INVENTIONS TO ADAPT. ENTER: THESE PEBBLE PODS, DESIGNED TO KEEP WIRELESS HEADPHONES IN PLACE. AND WHEN THEY’RE NOT IN USE DURING ALL THOSE ZOOM MEETINGS, THEY DOUBLE UP AS SCULPTURAL EARRINGS ON THEIR OWN – PERFECT FOR ANY WORKING WOMAN.

Veja
CAMPO SNEAKER
www.madewell.com
MEGHAN MARKLE PUT VEJA SNEAKERS ON THE MAP, AND THEY’VE SINCE BEEN SPOTTED ON THE LIKES OF EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, EMMA WATSON, AND CHLOË GRACE MORETZ. NOT ONLY ARE THESE SHOES CHIC AND COMFY, BUT THEY’RE ALSO ETHICALLY MADE, SO THEY’RE BOUND TO BE A HIT – REGARDLESS OF WHICH SNEAKER STYLE YOU CHOOSE AS A GIFT.

Fashion: Spoil her with something she doesn’t need one bit – but wants.

Wolfum
FLORAL BACKGAMMON GAME
www.anthropologie.com
WITH MORE TIME SPENT INDOORS THAN EVER BEFORE, OLD-FASHIONED BOARDGAMES ARE BACK IN, WELL, FASHION. THIS LUXE BACKGAMMON SET FEATURES A UNIQUE POPPY PRINT AND IS CRAFTED FROM BALTIC BIRCH WOOD WITH BRASS ACCENTS, AND WILL MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY HOME.

L’Objet
NIKI AND SIMON SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS
www.farfetch.com
CUTE, KITSCH, AND MADE WITH 24KT GOLD-PLATED BRASS, THESE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS ARE A RESULT OF THE LATEST COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN L’OBJET AND HAAS BROTHERS. THEY’RE ALSO PERFECT AS THE SEASON OF ENTERTAINING IS OFFICIALLY HERE.

Versace
MEDUSA WEIGHTS
www.matchesfashion.com
TAKE YOUR FRIEND’S WORKOUT TO A DOWNRIGHT BOUGIE PLACE WITH THESE STRIKING GOLD DUMBBELLS BY VERSACE. EMBOSSED WITH THE LUXURY LABEL’S ICONIC MEDUSA HEAD MOTIF, THEY WEIGH IN AT 3.5KG EACH AND SERVE AS STATEMENT HOME ACCESSORIES WHEN NOT IN USE. WIN-WIN.

Uncommon Goods
WOODEN ZODIAC CONSTELLATION JEWELLERY DISH
www.uncommongoods.com
NOTHING BEATS A PRESENT WITH AN ELEMENT OF PERSONALISATION, SO THIS HANDMADE JEWELLERY DISH FELT LIKE A MUST IN THIS GUIDE. REVEALING YOUR ZODIAC SIGN’S SPLAY OF STARS, IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL ON ITS OWN – WE LOVE THE ARTFUL CONTRAST BETWEEN THE MANGO WOOD AND SHIMMERING GOLD.

Telfar
SHOPPING BAG
www.shopbop.com
SPORTED BY EVERYONE FROM LIZZO AND SELENA GOMEZ TO SOLANGE KNOWLES, DUA LIPA, AND BELLA HADID, 2020’S IT BAG HAS SOLD OUT COUNTLESS TIMES, BUT IT QUITE LITERALLY MADE HEADLINES WHEN IT RECENTLY CAME BACK IN STOCK AT SHOPBOP. SCOOP UP THIS SO-CALLED “BUSHWICK BIRKIN” FOR YOUR FASHIONISTA BFF AND SHE’LL LOVE YOU FOREVER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

Yvonne Henderson Jewellery
TINY CRESCENT MOON FRIENDSHIP BRACELET
www.wolfandbadger.com
ADULTHOOD OFTEN MEANS THE END OF A WONDERFUL TRADITION: WEARING FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS. THAT’S WHY WE’RE SMITTEN BY THIS DELICATE FRIENDSHIP BRACELET, WHICH FEATURES A TINY CRESCENT MOON CHARM THAT HAS BEEN SET WITH A TINY WHITE SAPPHIRE. BECAUSE ARTISAN JEWELLERY SUITED TO EVERYDAY USE IS ALWAYS A YES.

Juniper Books
WOMEN CHANGING THE WORLD BOOK SET
www.juniperbooks.com
WHETHER IT’S YOUR SISTER, YOUR MOTHER, OR YOUR BEST FRIEND, THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE HAVE MADE A BIG IMPACT ON IT, SO EXPRESS YOUR GRATITUDE THROUGH THIS TRIO OF BOOKS BY AND FOR WOMEN. NOT ONLY DOES THIS BEAUTIFUL THREE-VOLUME BOOK SET REMIND READERS OF THE INCREDIBLE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN HISTORY, BUT IT’S ALSO LOADED WITH ADVICE, INSPIRATION, AND WISE WORDS.

Palm Angels
THE EYES NEVER LIE FACE MASK
www.ounass.com
ONLY IN 2020 WILL A FACE MASK FEATURE IN A GIFT GUIDE, BUT NOW THAT WE’RE HERE, THIS CHEEKY FACE MASK BY PALM ANGELS IS AS PRACTICAL AS IT GETS. AFTER ALL, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EYES NOW, ISN’T IT? THE WASHABLE SOFT COTTON FABRIC IS JUST THE CHERRY ON TOP..

Bose
BOSE FRAMES ALTO
www.amazon.com
WHEN IT COMES TO GADGETS, THE DISCREET ONES ARE BEST – JUST ASK ANY TECHNOPHILE. CASE IN POINT? THE BOSE FRAMES ALTO. THEY MAY LOOK LIKE REGULAR SUNGLASSES, BUT THEY BOAST MINIATURE BUILT-IN BOSE SPEAKERS, SO THE GADGET GAL IN YOUR LIFE CAN DISCREETLY LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE INTERACTING WITH THE WORLD AROUND HE

Chefman
PERSONAL FRIDGE AND WARMER
www.amazon.com
SEEMINGLY OUTLANDISH AT FIRST, THE TREND OF STORING SKINCARE PRODUCTS IN A MINI FRIDGE ACTUALLY MAKES A LOT OF SENSE – THEN AGAIN, THE BEAUTY BUFF IN YOUR LIFE ALREADY KNOWS THAT. TREAT HER TO THIS PORTABLE MINI FRIDGE THAT COOLS DOWN TO 32°F/0°C AND HAS A CAPACITY OF FOUR LITRES, WITH THE REMOVABLE SHELF ACCOMMODATING TALLER PRODUCTS. PLANNING A ROAD TRIP? FLIP A SWITCH, AND IT’LL SWITCH FROM COOLING TO HEATING, KEEPING ANY COOKED MEALS WARM.

Click & Grow
THE SMART GARDEN 3
www.conranshop.co.uk
WE ALL KNOW HOW SATISFYING IT IS TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD, BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN. MOST OF US ARE CHALLENGED WITH FACTORS LIKE WEATHER, KNOWLEDGE, SPACE, OR JUST THE LACK OF A GREEN THUMB. AND THAT’S WHERE THE SMART GARDEN 3 COMES IN. THIS LITTLE HOME GARDEN DOES ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING (FROM THE SEEDS AND SOIL TO WATERING AND LIGHTING), SO YOUR CLEAN-EATING FRIEND CAN ENJOY FRESH PRODUCE ALL YEAR LONG.

Polaroid
POLAROID ZIP
www.amazon.com
SOCIAL ISOLATION AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS HAVE TRANSLATED TO LESS TIME SPENT WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, MAKING US NOSTALGIC FOR A MORE CAREFREE PAST. LUCKILY, THIS MOBILE WIRELESS PRINTER IS POCKETFRIENDLY, EASY TO USE, AND WILL TURN SMARTPHONE PHOTOS INTO 2X3-INCH PRINTS, SO YOUR LOVED ONES WILL BE SURROUNDED BY GREAT MEMORIES IN AN INSTANT.

The School of Life
KNOW YOURSELF PROMPT CARDS
www.theschooloflife.com
SELF-AWARENESS IS THE KEY TO MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, SO THIS GIFT GUIDE WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A PICK FROM THE SCHOOL OF LIFE, A UK-BASED ORGANISATION THAT IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS THE GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS OF DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. THE WELLNESS-SEEKING FRIEND IN YOUR LIFE WILL LOVE THIS SET BECAUSE, WITH ITS HELP, SHE CAN DISCOVER WHAT SHE REALLY WANTS, LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW SHE FEELS, AND TAP INTO THE REASONS BEHIND HER REACTIONS..

Abrams Books
CEREAL CITY GUIDES
www.net-a-porter.com
WANDERLUST HAS PLAGUED THE AVID TRAVELLER IN YOUR LIFE ALL THROUGH 2020, SO GIFT HER SOMETHING THAT SAYS THERE’S HOPE ON THE HORIZON – STARTING WITH THE CITY GUIDES BY CEREAL. WHETHER SHE HOPES TO VISIT PARIS, LONDON, LOS ANGELES, OR NEW YORK IN THE NEW YEAR, THESE STYLISH GUIDEBOOKS COVER CAN’TMISS RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, HOTELS, AND HISTORIC LANDMARKS ALONGSIDE PROFILES AND INTERVIEWS WITH CELEBRATED LOCALS.

Saved NY
CELESTIAL CASHMERE THROW
www.modaoperandi.com
COOLER TEMPERATURES CALL FOR A COSY THROW, BUT NOTHING TOPS A HANDMADE THROW MADE OF PURE CASHMERE AND IMPORTED FROM MONGOLIA. DESIGNED BY HIGH-END HOME DÉCOR BRAND SAVED NY, IT’S A PART OF THE BRAND’S COLLABORATION WITH RENOWNED ILLUSTRATOR FEE GREENING AND FEATURES A WHIMSICAL PRINT INSPIRED BY ALL THINGS CELESTIAL – HENCE THE NAME

Smythson
2021 MARA SOHO DIARY WITH POCKET
www.smythson.com
DOES IT GET CLASSIER THAN SMYTHSON? HINT: NO. NOW, AS WE START TO MENTALLY PREPARE FOR THE NEW YEAR AHEAD, THE 2021 MARA SOHO DIARY IS PERFECT FOR THE LOVED ONE WHO LOVES TO PLAN. AVAILABLE IN FIVE RICH COLOURS, IT DISPLAYS A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR WEEK ALONGSIDE YOUR TO-DO LIST, AND IS BOUND IN GLOSSY LEATHER WITH A CROCODILE-PRINT FINISH – PURE DECADENCE.

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