The Lists

12 Best Ideas We Gave and Received as Gifts with Joy in 2021

Our favorite luxury gifts to give and receive (or add to your wish list) from 2021, including the best fashion, home décor, beauty and more.

What’s the best gift you got this year? In all the year-end 2021 roundups, we haven’t found many that focus on that question. And yet, why not? Giving someone the perfect gift bestows on the giver a micro-burst of joy that can’t be beat. And remembering the kindest, most thoughtful or most useful present we got this year is a good way to get focused on gratitude as 2021 draws to a close. So this year, at Dandelion Chandelier, we’re sharing a new “Best of” list. Here’s our year-end look back at the best ideas for gifting based on favorites we gave and received as luxury gifts in 2021, including accessories, attire, jewelry, handbags, and more.

Our favorite luxury gifts to give (and receive) 2021

We could all use a little holiday cheer that lasts well past the actual holiday season. 

Join our community

For access to insider ideas and information on the world of luxury, sign up for our Dandelion Chandelier newsletter. And see luxury in a new light.

sign up now >

While life may hardly feel like raindrops on roses and the rest of what’s in the cheerful “Sound of Music” refrain of the infectiously catchy “My Favorite Things” song with Omicron highjacking headlines, we hope to transport you a few of our favorites this year sure to spark joy (or simply make your life easier). 

Our favorite luxury gifts to give and receive (or add to your wish list) from 2021, including the best fashion, home décor, beauty and more.

Our favorite luxury gifts to give and receive (or add to your wish list) from 2021, including the best fashion, home décor, beauty and more.

So for the first time, our Dandelion Chandelier team has curated a list of our favorite luxury home, fashion, kitchen and wellness products from 2021. Some of these were gifts we got. Some were gifts we gave. And some . . . well, we really wish we’d found them in our stocking. Maybe next year.

Herewith, our year-end guide to a few of Dandelion Chandelier’s “Favorite Things” from 2021. Cheers to indulging in whatever brings you happiness, today and beyond. 

year-end roundup of 12 of our favorite luxury gifts of 2021

1.Eve Lom Cleanser at Spacenk.com 

Don’t let winter wreak havoc on your skin. This creamy cleanser exfoliates and buffs away the scaliness while moisturizing at the same time. It smells fresh like herbs and botanicals and is sure to make you feel like you’re getting a facial every morning. 

luxury gifts of 2021

BUY  NOW: $71.50.

Related Post

10 iconic songs that best define the year 2021

read more >

2. Louis Vuitton Croisette Bag at LouisVuitton.com 

This adorable crossbody bag is an everyday essential, that’s easily elegant, yet wearable. 

“I splurged on this adorable crossbody at the beginning of the year and I wear it almost every day,” says Dandelion Chandelier correspondent Julie Chang, adding: “It brightens every outfit and immediately makes me feel put together. I also love that my kids still can’t figure out how to open the clasp so they can’t go in my bag!”

luxury gifts of 2021

BUY NOW: $1,860.

3. Writing classes at Brooklyn Writers Collective

Start the year off with an exclamation point. Whether you’re picking up on a novel first draft, starting one or looking for that spark of inspiration, all you need is a little courage and some self-love to get started. You may find the rest within the community at Brooklyn Writers Collective, which features live virtual classes, online writing videos, workbooks and in-person writing retreats. Magazine writer, editor and published author Molly Rosen leads the charge with a creative curriculum.

“Her [Rosen’s] exercises and critiques have helped me honor my experiences and voice and become a more empathetic writer and human,” our own Julie Chang says. 

luxury gifts of 2021

BUY NOW: Assorted Prices.

4. Sip Cup from Arhoj at Arhoj.com 

Studio Arhoj is known for its whimsical ceramics. And of course, in addition to their supply of vases, plates, mugs, bowls, and figurines, they offer a line of simple and colorful planters. We are big fans of the Sip Cup-sized pots, recommended by Dandelion Chandelier contributor Abbie Greenbaum, which, she says are, “small enough to snuggle into the corner of any Desk.” No two are exactly alike, and all are glazed individually by a member of the Arhoj team. We are big fans of the rainbow exterior, which will really shine next to the green leaves of your succulent.

luxury gifts of 2021

BUY NOW: $24.

Related Post

10 best new novels and non-fiction books of 2021

read more >

5. The Do-It-All-Tote at Everlane.com

The Do-It-All Tote from Everlane will help you do just that. Made from 75% recycled materials, this is a bag that makes life easy. It’s machine-washable and functions as a shoulder bag or crossbody. For a no-fuss bag that will help make this change as smooth as possible, the Do-it-All is a fantastic option. Choose between five fun colors to suit this new tote to your own personal palette.

luxury gifts of 2021

What are the luxury gifts of 2021. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW: $27.

6. Sleeper Feather-Trimmed Crepe De Chine Pajama Set at Netaporter.com 

You won’t want to sleep on getting these party PJ’s. Sleeper’s nightwear looks like a festive affair made from lightweight crepe de chine, mother-of-pearl buttons and the brand’s signature feathers punctuated at the hems (which are detachable). We love them in pink, but there are other color options to choose from. 

BUY NOW: $320.

7. Jennifer Fisher Hailey Huggies at Jennifer Fisher.com 

These hoops were made for gawking. And that’s exactly what you can expect from this effortlessly trendy pair, available in silver rhodium-plated brass, yellow gold and rose gold. The hardware is melded to look like a mini metal scrunchie that hugs your ear, and we love how versatile these are.

BUY NOW: $295.

Related Post

10 stylish outfits to wear at the party to greet New Year 2022

read more >

8. Sola Wave at Solawave.co

Get your glow on with this skincare wand with red light therapy and serum kit. The SolaWave Wand combines microcurrent, red light therapy and a warming, facial massage. It’s combined with a hydrating serum sure to supercharge your skincare routine. 

BUY NOW: $141.

9. Starla Wines for the collection 

Ring in dry January with these botanical-forward non-acholic wines by Starla Wines. The collection comes in a Red Blend, Sparkling Rose and Sauvignon Blanc. We especially love the Sparkling Rose, made with bright botanicals of strawberry blossom, citrus and lychee with a blend of Zinfandel, French Colombard, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Noir grapes all with 0.50% alcohol by volume.

BUY NOW: $84.

10. Beautiful 9QT TriZone Air Fryer, White Icing by Drew Barrymore at Walmart 

Make it your New Year’s resolution to invest in more beautiful cookware. That’s right, items and appliances you can display proudly on your countertop and not worry about the clutter or aesthetics. Drew Barrymore captures fashion and function with her home line Beautiful. Our favorite is the 9QT TriZone Air Fryer that lets you cook two foods two ways and at the same time. You can roast, reheat, dehydrate, bake or broil your favorite meals with ease and less mess (chef’s kiss!). We love the contemporary colors, especially this one in White Icing. 

BUY  NOW: $139.

11. Monarch butterfly headband from Jennifer Behr.

We’ve had a butterfly thing going all year long this year – this icon of hopefulness and transformation has been one of the big fashion trends of 2021. So when we saw this gorgeous beaded Monarch butterfly headband from one of our favorite accessory brands, Jennifer Behr, it was love at first sight.

BUY NOW: $975.

12.

Someday we really will be able to travel the world again – without masks and PCR tests and a big bag of worry on our shoulders. And when that happy day comes, we have the perfect camera ready to go. This Canon Eos R6 mirrorless digital camera is next level luxury. Sure, we’ll bring our iPhone 13. But when the big moments arrive, now we have what we need to seriously level up.

BUY NOW: $2,499.

A year-end guide of 12 of our favorite luxury gifts of 2021

That’s our list of our favorite luxury gifts to give and receive (or add to your wish list) from 2021, including the best fashion, home décor, beauty and more. What’s on your favorites list, dear reader? Happy New Year – here’s to a brilliant 2022.

join our community

For access to insider ideas and information on the world of luxury, sign up for our Dandelion Chandelier Newsletter hereAnd see luxury in a new light.

This article contains affiliate links to products independently selected by our editors. As an Amazon Associate, Dandelion Chandelier receives a commission for qualifying purchases made through these links. 

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. A Detroit native, she has 3 Harvard degrees and has written 3 mystery novels published by Simon & Schuster. After serving as a senior corporate executive, CEO of CNBC and partner at McKinsey, she now serves on the boards of several tech companies. She loves fashion, Paris, New York, books, contemporary art, running, skiing, coffee, Corgis and cats. 

Forward This Article

Join our community

For access to insider ideas and information on the world of luxury, sign up for our Dandelion Chandelier newsletter. And see luxury in a new light.

sign up now >