A Guide to Holiday
Gifting with Jelena Cikoja
By Isabelle E. Dec 10, 2020
When it comes to holiday gift-giving, we know it can get a little
overwhelming. That’s why we partnered with Jelena Cikoja, also known as @jelena.marija on Instagram, to guide you in your shopping this holiday season. As a tastemaker with impeccable style, Jelena is a trustworthy shopping adviser. We asked her to share her favorite holiday gift ideas from Rebag.com to make this year’s holiday shopping experience a bit easier.
You picked many exceptional items for your gift guide. Tell us about your top three favorites and why you chose them?
Jelena: Going through the whole page and selecting all my favorites was so much fun! But narrowing it down to 3 is actually hard!
2. The black Bottega Veneta pouch is a true investment piece. I love the nude colors too, but I think the black is just a winner. It’s also less sensitive since it’s dark.
3. Probably not something I can afford anytime soon, but I just simply fell in love with it: The Rolex Oyster with a black dial. It’s so beautiful, and I love a larger face on a woman’s wrist. Oooh, let a girl dream 🙂
Which item would you want to gift to your significant other?
Jelena: Well, if I got myself the beautiful Rolex above, I would definitely get him one to match 😉
But besides everything I have mentioned above (haha!), I’m really liking PVC designer bags lately, and I found this cute one from Chanel. Adding a pop of color to your wardrobe is so much fun. It definitely makes you think of spring and summer, which I am already looking forward to.
Do you think it’s better to gift, or to receive?
Jelena: Both! Gifting is so much fun! Especially when I hear someone mention what they would love, or I see something weeks before, and I write it into my notes. But if I don’t have a particular note about someone, it can be tricky, and I stress myself a little to find the perfect gift. I’m definitely an overthinker.
Receiving a gift is not only exciting, but the simple fact that someone takes the time to think of you and what you may love or need is just so beautiful and thoughtful in itself.
Editor’s note: Some answers were slightly edited for clarity