Lifeby Sarah Joseph3 hours ago We’re all about celebrating love every single day, however, February 14 is always one of the most anticipated days of the year.We’ve put together a list of some of the most classic as well as out-of-the-box—gift ideas such as timeless fragrances, candles, pumps and more.So, as it’s time to consider a present or two for your significant other, current romantic prospect or best friend, swipe through our guide of timeless gifts to make that someone special in your life feel valued.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied & Feature Image: Instagram @clairerose More
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If you or your lucky loved one is a tech addict and spends their time reading reviews of the latest gadgets, you will appreciate this ultimate guide of the latest new kits – from updated models to new product releases, discover the perfect presents worth buying below.
Who knew it would already be the season of pumpkin lattes and Christmas movies so soon. With the Christmas just around the corner and if you’re in need of gifting inspiration? Not to worry as we’ve got you covered.
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From fizzy celebratory toasts to flavoursome meal pairings, it’s only right that we honour the accompaniment to so many of our cherished rituals. After rigorous testing (tough job), WH editors and wine experts bring you the best wines of 2023.
The Best Wines Of 2023 For Summer Feels
La Vierge Jezebelle Chardonnay
Funky and fresh, it’ll trick your friends into thinking you hand-selected it after acing the vino course at Le Cordon Bleu. Hell, it might even convert ‘I-don’t-like-white-wine’-ers.
Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses
Not since college have booze bottles doubled as décor – until this. Wine today, vase tomorrow, it’s the ideal hostess gift or centrepiece for a gathering with friends and family.
Hidden Valley Wines Hidden Treasure
Doesn’t matter who you are or what season it is, this never-not-cool bottle, containing hints of delicious candy floss, is a damn classic.
Lubanzi Rosé Bubbles NV
A highly gluggable cherry berry explosion that pairs well with that raise you busted your ass for. Chug away, you superstar.
Yes, the goddess Chenin Blanc comes in this sexy hue. You: in a cozzie, new sunnies, and sipping a glass of this till further notice.
Best Canapé Pairing
FAT bastard The Golden Reserve
Summer red? Sure! This cabernet sauvignon / merlot blend has flavours of dark berry fruit and plum that pair well with canapés.
Best For Christmas Leftovers
Botanica Mary Delany Pinot Noir
This cherry and strawberry Pinot is the yin to your salty leftover turkey and stuffing yang. Because opposites do, in fact, attract. A hot take, and you’ll probs agree.
Best For Summer Braais
Leopard’s Leap Pinotage
Mostly due to its super-delish hints of pomegranate and raspberry sherbet. Sipped from a Solo cup, it’s summer sun in a glass.
Best For New Year’s Eve
Villa Esposto Muscat D’Alexandrie
This is quite literally liquid dessert and guaranteed to help you end the year (or any night) on a good note. Expect honey, fruity dessert wine goodness.
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The Best Wines Of 2023 For General Excellence
Paul Cluver Village Pinot Noir
When you need a solid hug substitute, this goes-with-everything Pinot Noir tastes like ripe plums, roasted spices and calling your mom.
Spier 5.5% Chenin Blanc
Oh hey, it’s the answer to having super fun times and still waking up before noon. It tastes like tropical fruit, sunshine, and festivity sans hangover, of course.
Reyneke Organic Sauvignon Blanc
When that one friend who shops only at Wellness Warehouse swings by, pour them this. It’s a Sauvy B babe that’s just complex enough to leave you intrigued.
Buffelsfontein Wyntjie Steen 2022
This fruity sip that looks like the Tin Man but tastes sweet like Dorothy won’t spill in your backpack. It’s perfect for picnics or B.Y.O.B braais with friends and family.
Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
Pour a glass before a date, another on pasta night and a couple more when you want to escape to a beachside villa without leaving your couch. This is a classic for a reason.
Best Under R65
Alvi’s Drift Signature Chenin Blanc
Alvi’s Drift is that friend you know you can call up anytime and they’ll be there to make the day that much sweeter – always reliable, always incredible, never disappointing.
Best Under R130
Babylon’s Peak The Wedge Wines Grenache 2018
She’s low budget, but honestly, her blackberry and mocha notes demand a Lake Como boat ride and diamonds.
Best Find It Anywhere
Haute Cabrière Pierre Jourdan Tranquille
Whether you’re on a grocery run or being snobby in a local wine shop, you can always grab this vibrant classic.
Van Loveren Four Cousins Skinny Red Wine Box
What, your vegan wine doesn’t come in a bag-in-a-box? It’s time to become a papsak princess. Extra points for lower alc and kJs.
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The Best Wines Of 2023 For Situational Drinks
Best For Roomie Skinder Sessions
Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé 2022
Nothing beats popping a beautiful bottle with your girls. And because shit-talking requires much fizzy, pinot-based fuel, this is an ideal third wheel for laughter-filled catch-ups.
Best For Getting In Your Feels
Hillcrest Estate Malbec
Christmas spices and dense dark berries will leave you wistful for holidays past. Best paired with a bubble bath followed by your fave comfort romcom.
Best For That Time Of The Month
Hartenberg Merlot Malbec
Science says red wine actually helps alleviate cramps. So pour yourself a glass, grab that hot water bottle and cheers the scientists who figured that one out.
Best For Girls’ Night
Da Luca Prosecco DOC
It’s high time to retire the “white or red?” table debate. They’re both flat. Grab this affordable bubbly instead and celebrate the women and mashed potatoes before ye.
Best For Office Parties
De Grendel Merlot
Small talk with your colleagues on a Thursday night? Enter this Merlot that’s still not as heavy as that awks convo with Sally from accounts you’ll never forget.
Best For Series Binges
The easy-drinking sipper you need while knee-deep in the drama of The Wife or Blood & Water. Enjoy with your fave salty snack (we like this local recipe).
Best For Sunday Scaries
Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista 2019
This full-bodied white blend is school night safe and has flavours of sweet melon and soft lime. Basically, it’s like doing yoga but yummier.
Best For A Veggie Braai With Family
Aaldering Estate Pinotage 2020
The raspberry, cherry and earthy flavours will pair perfectly with the smoky char of whatever delish veggie treat you’re braaing. No ribs or chops necessary.
Best For A Celebratory Splurge
Ken Forrester Dirty Little Secret Three
Want to splurge for a momentous occasion? The cellar exclusive wine will age beautifully for at least 10 years. This natural beauty makes a great wedding gift.
Kelleigh is the Managing Editor of Women’s Health. When she’s not convincing her colleagues to try the latest TikTok trends, you can find her planning a holiday that never leaves the group chat, binge-reading or eating her way through Cape Town. More
by Sarah Joseph
3 hours ago
With Diwali soon approaching, it’s time to spread the love with some heartfelt gifts for the festive occasion.
All set to take place on October 24, the festival of lights is marked by a special evening together with friends and family and the exchanging of presents.
Whether it be a delicate piece of jewellery, a delectable scent, a classic bouquet of flowers, a chic candle and more, Emirates Woman has you covered.
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A wellness gift guide? That’s right. Okay, it’s been one long year and you deserve everything. You and yours have earned the right to some great wellness gifts this holiday season, just for making it through the year. And since wellness can take many forms, there’s gifts for everyone; adventurers and beauty junkies, athletes and techies. We’ve curated some of our favourite things. In this lil’ gift guide we’ve picked items that pamper and look out for your well-being. From our WH family to yours.
Adidas Ultraboost 22. Fact: more than 50 percent of runners are women, and yet most running shoes are created with the male form in mind. Tapping into an online database of 1.2-million female foot scans, the Ultraboost has been refined and re-engineered to create a 360-degree female fit. “The UltraBoost 21 was one of the most comfortable running shoes I’ve worn. The UltraBoost 22 tops that. This is such a cool motivation to lace up and go for a run. I’d recommend these to any female runner looking for a comfortable way to get in or get back to running. Plus, the sustainable aspect of this shoe really makes me feel good. Designed with our oceans in mind, it includes a natural rubber outsole and an upper made with yarn containing 50% Parley Ocean Plastic.” – Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini
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Garmin Lily Smartwatch. It wouldn’t be the perfect WH list without a smart watch, and this one takes the cake. “I’ve spent a few weeks reading and getting to know the Garmin Lily and found out it’s got major features in such svelte form.” It tracks your heart rate, stress, hydration and your menstruation cycle. When you want to relax or focus, you can start a breath work activity, and this watch will track your stress and respiration to help you get a better understanding of how you’re breathing.- Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini
Garmin Lily SmartwatchR 5049BUY NOW
A good book
Vibrate Higher Daily Live Your Power by Lalah Delia. “I’m learning to sift through what should and shouldn’t bother me, while keeping my energy consistent at all times. I have been eyeing this book for a while, and think it will be such a great addition to this new journey.” – Kemong Mopedi
A Raleigh 26″ Comfort Cruiser Bicycle. Like the name says, this is an easy-cruising laid-back comfort bike. You get a truly comfortable bicycle thanks to the thick padded saddle with memory foam. You’ll hardly feel any bumps. “I’m finally ready to get over my fear of riding — don’t ask! [chuckles]” – Kemong Mopedi
Raleigh Comfort Cruiser R 2499BUY NOW
Victorinox Classic Swiss Army Pocket Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is still an icon of sleek functionality. It has 7 functions — including scissors, a nail file and a screwdriver. Victorinox is famous for their high-carbon stainless steel blades, which hold exceptionally good edges and can easily be resharpened. “Great for cutting bagels on the beach or zip ties when travelling. Essential and multifunctional.” – Pia Hammond
Victorinox Classic Swiss Army Pocket KnifeR 349BUY NOW
Nike Air VaporMax 360. Looking to add a fashion-forward bit of style to your look? This retro-inspired sneaker (yes, 2000s is retro now) gives remarkable and unquestionable underfoot comfort. It features a full-length foam midsole and VaporMax Air unit giving you remarkable underfoot comfort. “I’ve always loved VaporMax, they look like a soccer shoe hybrid, strong and good grip. And they just look badass.” – Pia Hammond
NIKE women’s Air VaporMax R 3999BUY NOW
Dyson Airwrap styler. The price tag might make you hesitate but believe us, this is as good a hair tool as you can get. Dyson’s Airwrap was the most awarded hair tool in 2019. It comes with 6 attachments; a pre-styling dryer (goodbye hairdryer), a firm smoothing brush (goodbye straightener), a soft smoothing brush, a round volumising brush (goodbye 80’s curlers), 30mm barrels for voluminous curls or waves and 40mm barrels for loose curls or waves (goodbye curling iron). You’ll get hairdresser quality hair in no time and at home. Need to see it in action? Check out the blowout tutorial below. “Hello new BFF” – Kelleigh Korevaar
Dyson Airwray styler R 11499BUY NOW
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RVLRI Trust Gift Box. After being a “silver jewellery girl” for as long as I’ve adorned myself in metals, I’ve recently matured into a “gold jewellery girl”. Yes, very scandalous. That means I’m trying to find everyday gold staples that don’t break the bank. Enter RVLRI. Their Trust gift set contains a watch, circle of life pendant necklace and intricate circle earrings. That’s half your jewellery sorted in one beautiful box! And at a really great price, too! Who wouldn’t be stoked to receive this? – Kelleigh Korevaar
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