The Spirit of St. Nic

Category: Etc
Author: Natalia Kurtyak
Posted: 15 December 2019

Celebrated on 19 December, a best-loved holiday for children – St. Nicholas Day, is fast approaching, where good little girls and boys traditionally wake up to gifts laid under their pillows. So as to help you make your list and check it twice, here’s a selection of our favourite gifts to wake up to and where to find them.

1. SWEETS 

Candies and baked goods are always a hit, though maybe best not left under the pillow. Chocolates, eclairs, and vegan desserts are the hottest thing right now!

B12 Candy Bar
Mezhyhirska 24
FB: candybar.b12

Tonka
Revutskoho 9
FB: tonka.desserts

2. UNFORGETTABLE IMPRESSIONS

Tired of the tie? Make an impression instead.
For example, an evening spa for two, a photo session, or tickets to a concert.

Bodo
Malevycha 86h
bodo.ua

Donum
Khoryva 11a
donum.kiev.ua

3. ITEMS FOR THE HOME

Blankets, scented candles, photo frames, sleep masks, teacups, garlands, and more are fun to give and receive!

Vsi. Svoi. Home and Décor
Khreshchatyk 34
FB: vsi.svoi.home.decor

Zara Home
Sportyvna Pl 1a
gullivercenter.com

4. A BOOK BY YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR

A book is always a great gift. World classics or contemporary, contemporary fiction, self-development or psychology. And the fact that it’s something you have enjoyed makes it all the more special.

Bookstore Ye
Khreshchatyk 46
FB: knyharniaye

Bukva
Bogdana Khmelnytskoho 3b
bukva.ua

5. TECHNOLOGY

There is no one we know who doesn’t like a fun gadget, so pick something that really connects. Anything from a portable charger to a brand-new laptop – whatever your budget will allow.

Citrus
Khreshchatyk 52
citrus.ua

Rozetka
Stepana Bandery Pr 6
rozetka.com.ua

6. PERFUME AND COLOGNE

Fragrances are always at the top of the list in UA. And we have nothing against that, because who doesn’t like to smell good?

Brocard
Peremohy Pl 3
brocard.ua

Bomond
Khreschatyk 38
bomond.com.ua

7. CLOTHING

Regardless of whether you’re buying for a man or woman, with so many fabulous local designers you are spoiled for choice. Not sure about size? Go more for ‘homewear’ – cosy slippers, cute pyjamas, or a bathrobe.

Vsi. Svoi
Khreshchatyk 27
FB: vsi.svoi

Balcony Garment
Zhylianska 45
balconygarment.com

8. SKINCARE

The skin becomes more sensitive to weather conditions in the winter so make sure your loved ones are ready for the temperature drop with a set of lotions and potions.

Kiehl’s
Sportyvna Pl 1a
kiehls.ua

Kosmo
Biloruska 2
kosmo.ua

9. JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES

No woman we know would ever turn down a piece of jewellery, and whoever came up with the idea that giving a man a watch is a bad sign is now long gone. Go, splurge.

Sova Jewelry House
Khreshchatyk 38
sovajewels.com

Timeshop
Nyzhniy Val 33b
timeshop.com.ua

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