Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Gift Guide Collection: The One For the Gal Who’s Always Too Busy

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Welcome to our 2021 Gift Guide Collection! Over the next month we’ll be dropping a new gift guide every few days so you’ll never be lacking inspiration – even for the hardest to buy for!

In this edition, it’s the friend you have to schedule three weeks in advance to hang out with, but you don’t mind because she’s never late, she knows the best places in town and she always remembers your birthday. She’s so busy, she’s already planning next year’s Christmas. Help her give herself the treat she deserves with gifts that fit into her absolutely over-scheduled life.

The Weekly Planner

There’s a type of busy woman who is glued to her weekly diary and cannot function without having a written-down version of her week to go by. You know her, you fear her. Luckily, there are diaries in a million different styles for the Type A human in your life!

There’s the buttery yellow Father Rabbit weekly diary ($55) the cherry red Frankie diary – inspired by vintage kitchens ($46) and the sleek and chic vegan leather An Organised Life diary ($59.99), complete with goal setting pages and ‘favourite moments’ section.

Belkin Soundform Rise True Wireless Earbuds

SOUNDFORM™ Rise True Wireless Earbuds - HeroImage

If you’re a girl on the go, earbuds are an absolute must – but they also have to perform. These nifty little buds by Belkin fit the bill nicely – with seven hours of battery time and quick charge time, plus the benefit of two microphones in each bud for crystal-clear calls, she’ll actually be able to answer your phone calls at any time of the workday.

Plus, they’re able to be charged wirelessly and that’s chic.

Belkin Soundform Rise True Wireless Earbuds, $79.99

Modibodi Period Undies

Ok sure, at first glance gifting somebody some period undies for Christmas might be a bit odd. BUT, these bad boys will change a gal’s LIFE – trust us, here at Capsule we have TESTED THE THEORY.

Give the gift of not giving a shit about your period this season – priceless, we know – with a set of worry-free undies.

There are so many great brands to pick from, so find the one that suits you or your intended the best – we’ve given a few of the Modibodi styles a go and can report they’re fantastic – with seven different absorbencies for the different stages of your period, as well as nine styles and heaps of colours.

Or if you’re not sure, grab one pair as a stocking stuffer and go from there. You’ll be ceremoniously chucking out your tampons in no time.

Modibodi underwear, from $23

Black Tote with Pouch

This one is for the woman who loves (read: needs) a big bag but gets frustrated when you can’t find the little things at the bottom of the bag.

The busy-girl-rummage is one of life’s most annoying things when you’re just trying to locate a hair tie or an earbud – so here’s the Hannah Montana of solutions (the Best of Both Worlds, for those who didn’t grow up with the Disney Channel in the mid 2000s).

The cute removable pouch on The Daily Edited’s makes putting the little important things – like your phone and keys – instantly accessible. Plus, it’s great on its own for a night out.

The main bag itself is dripping in both style and practicality – it actually ZIPS UP – as well as featuring internal pockets, and a removable shoulder strap.

Oh, and the best part? The free personalisation. Who doesn’t love a monogram?!

The Daily Edited Black Tote – $330

Carry On Cocktail Kit

Because you never know when it’s cocktail time.

A fun option for the cocktail-obsessed friend in your life, this cute little set from Shut the Front Door is perfect for the summer holidays when it’s time for a well-deserved cocktail or mocktail in the sun (or in the rain, it’s a New Zealand summer after all.)

It’s been a hell of a year. Might as well end it with a drink!

Carry on Cocktail Kit, $39.99

LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

That’s right. I said SELF-CLEANING.

We all love to do our part for the planet, and that means cutting down on the old plastic as much as possible. But the manky collection of cheap reusable ones bottles that haunt a lot of our cupboards surely isn’t the right answer.

There’s got to be a better way! One asks. This bad boy is it.

You’ll legit never need to buy another water bottle again with this LARQ number – they’re the world’s first self-cleaning bottle, thanks to UV-C light that’s built in to the bottle which eliminates 99.9999% of contaminants out of the bottle, so you’ll never have to unscrew a bottle and go ‘what the f…’ again.

And what better gift to give your loved ones. And thankfully, it’s stocked locally – thanks Superette!

LARQ Bottle Pure Vis, $189

Belkin Wireless Magnetic Power Bank with Magsafe

Smartphones aren’t exactly known for their battery life (can Apple and Samsung get onto that, please) so until they decide to actually figure out how phones are supposed to last for an entire day, we rely on power banks and packs.

However it’s bloody annoying to take charging cables out into the real world – so this wireless magnetic power pack is perfect for the gal on the go. It snaps onto any Magsafe smartphone (even over compatible cases) so you can have a truly convenient on-the-go charging experience without any cords, or without obstructing any ports or cameras.

And it’s a grunty charge too – you’ll get more than eight hours of video playback out of one charge.

Belkin Boost Up Charge Wireless Power Bank with Magnetic Charger – $69.95

2020 Metro Yellow Blunt Umbrella Model Back View

Blunt Metro Umbrella

If your gift recipient lives in Aotearoa, they’ll most definitely know the value of a decent umbrella because that wind will get you every time!

Blunt are absolutely the market leader in umbrellas that withstand the elements – even New Zealand’s – so one of their famed metro umbrellas is the perfect. It’s got the flash pop button open, fits nice in your handbag and comes with a matching coloured storage sleeve.

And, of course, there hasn’t been a wind gust yet that’s defeated Capsule’s own, so you can say goodbye to being that person who has to shove a bent and broken umbrella in the nearest bin.

Blunt Metro, $109

Mecca Max Maxed Out 12-Piece Mini Must-Haves

MECCA MAX - Maxed Out 12 Piece Mini Must Haves

The most PERFECT set of little makeup must-haves, this set from Mecca is a gorgeous one-stop shop for the busy gal who is sick of carting around full-sized beauty products during the day.

With 12 products, including blush, bronzer, mascara, lip balm, powders and liners, it’s great for travelling (because that has to happen SOON right?!) and for general everyday touchups.

PLUS the gorgeous packaging, part of Mecca’s holiday spectacular collection, doubles as an advent calendar if you want to surprise someone before the big day.

Mecca Max Maxed Out 12-Piece Mini Must-Haves $72

Allbirds Wool Runners

Gone are the days of heels in the workplace (we hope) – and it’s time to embrace as much comfort as we can in the workday, or any day.

If you’ve ever owned a pair of Allbirds, you’ll know already. But if you don’t educate yourself quick because they’ll be the best, most comfy shoes you ever wear.

Founded by Kiwi Tim Brown, Allbirds wool runners are made from merino and other environmentally-friendly materials.

And, they’re just chic.

Allbirds Wool Runners $170

Huskee Cup

Every gal on the go needs a reusable mug to keep her espresso or chai latte hot while she’s on the move.

This stylish little number is also one you can feel especially good about because it’s made using coffee husk – an organic waste material that’s produced at the milling stage of coffee production. So, by using a Huskee you’re not only saving those disposable takeaway cups from the landfill, but you’re also helping to recycle hundreds of tonnes of waste material from the production of coffee! Practical, and saving the planet – it’s a win!

Huskee Cup, $24

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