Although it’s been over a year since we heard the words “she’s mah queen“, “dracarys” or “bend the knee”, and we’re no longer counting down the days to the next season, now that winter is here, many of us are still very much obsessed with the world and characters of Westeros created by George R.R. Martin (yes, despite that last season).
You might not be that person, but we all have at least one friend who just can’t let go. Because the holidays and times of gift-exchanging are approaching, we decided to compile a list of 15 presents that every Game of Thrones fan would love in 2020.
As it is famously known that The North Remembers, we must remember the North as well this Holiday season. Decorate your tree with this House Stark Tree Ornament and remember the words the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
Allowing you to pick the symbol of the House you identify most strongly with, these reusable cloth masks are protective, environmentally-friendly and a great way to keep the Game of Thrones spirit alive.
Extending from the sands of Dorne to the lands Beyond the Wall and the coast of the narrow sea to the Land of Always Winter, Westeros holds most of its mystery in its lands. For a reminder of the walk down King’s Road or the sail to the Iron Islands, this map of Westeros is an amazing gift for a Game of Thrones fan.
For when the night is dark and full of terrors, and even for when the night is full of relaxation and the holiday spirit, this Targaryen-inspired candle holder is an amazing way to transform the vibe of a room and remind us of the battle between Ice and Fire.
This wooden music box that holds a delicate version of the Game of Thrones theme song is the best reminder of the story of Westeros. With just a simple rewind of the music box, you could relive that moment any time you miss the unique feeling of Game of Thrones suspense.
This Winter is Coming Stark-themed sweatshirt is a cosy Game of Thrones gift perfect for the winter. While it does not give the same warmth as the Nights Watch armour at the Wall, it offers a more comfy alternative.
This Christmas is Coming card is the perfect holiday-themed card to send to a fellow Game of Thrones fan. Including sketches of all our favorite characters and the most enchanting Night King himself, this card is the cutest way to send Westeros-themed holiday cheer.
This House Stark Tote Bag is a multiple-use and eco-friendly way to remember Westeros. As a tote bag goes with anything for any occasion, this gift is a great way to remember the Seven Kingdoms all year round.
This broach symbolizes the evolution of the story as it began and ended with the actions of the King or Queen’s hand. As the symbol of loyalty and betrayal – it holds all our favorite themes of the story.
Nothing can heal the wound left by the show better than to read the books. And this edition is honestly too pretty not to buy.
Get it on Amazon for $89.99 or the regular box for $82.80 on our Bookshop supporting local bookstores.
While we all left the world of White Walkers and wildlings with mixed feelings, we can’t bring it back from the dead like Jon Snow and see the story close the way we wanted. But, as we wait forHouse of the Dragon, the Ironborn remind us that what is dead may never die, so we can keep Westeros alive this gift-giving season!
We all have that one friend who already has everything and never knows to drop hints. I have several of these friends, and always end up spending hours upon hours of pointless window-shopping trying to figure out what to get them. Things got more complicated this year with all the COVID restrictions.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably already scoured through various websites for unique and personalized gift ideas. If you still couldn’t decide what to buy, here are 11 uncommon gifts to give your friends this holiday season:
Have fun being creative! Hopefully this list inspired you and you’ve decided what to get. We hope your friends enjoy these cute and personalized gifts. Wish them happy holidays from us at The Tempest too!
If you’ve still got Eid gifts to buy, eyes bleary from scrolling through shops online, then you’re in luck. These brands have you covered with one-of-a-kind gifts for family, friends, and loved ones. We’ve gathered some of our favorite products and treated you with some special The Tempest discount codes and offers!
Give the gift of an everlasting glow with this cleanser, toner, and serum combo. Trust us when we say that the Army of Youth Serum is out of this world! By Noussou is founded by UAE-based sisters on a journey to provide a range of all-natural, vegan and chemical-free skincare products so that women can safely pursue clearer skin.
Get it on their website for 180 AED. Or use the code: FRESH15 for a 15% discount!
Support sustainable fashion with these beautifully ornate handmade metal clutches, made out of eco-friendly materials. This red and gold clutch is an accessory like no other. Organiq Living is an in-line store selling Ethical & Sustainable Lifestyle Products. Browse their clothing and accessory line for more great options.
The Paintlet is a bespoke painting kit that includes everything you need to make a beautiful acrylic painting. This is not just for the artistically inclined people in your life! Anyone can have fun painting with this kit. With the rise in DIY culture as we spend a lot more time indoors, this would be the perfect gift to help someone pass the time in a creative and enjoyable way.
Henna is a wonderful gift to give to loved ones. Especially this henna, which is all-natural. It’s beautiful when applied, fun to learn and draw, a unique way to channel your creative self, and when you apply it with others, it’s an opportunity to bond as you spend time together.
Order for 10 AED per cone (you can customize a gift hamper of various products!) by direct-messaging their instagram account.
This gift box is a treasure trove of delicious chocolatey goods! Packaged beautifully, this gift includes one packet of ground cacao, one packet of cacao nibs, one family sized Chocolatl, and one Gianjduja chocolate spread. These are all guaranteed to be delicious, but possibly the most exciting one is the Chocolatl, with which you can make traditional hot chocolate made from pure cacao. The varying levels of dark chocolate in these artisanal delights that come in many different flavors make for a lovely gift box to enjoy. Whether it’s for someone with a sweet tooth or just someone you know who would enjoy a stellar cup of hot coco, this is a sweet, thoughtful gift.
Stay comfy this lockdown with loungewear from Dimension. These hoodies not only have a good social message but can be worn around the house and to run small errands. No one said staying in could look this good! Dimension is a UAE-based brand with a mission to bring oversized LA inspired streetwear style to the Gulf. They also sell trendy silk scrunchies and beautiful art prints.
Get it on their website for 40 AED. Or use the discount code for 15% off using the code: TheTempest
Who doesn’t love lgaimat? The crisp fried dough balls coated with dates syrup are loved by all. Digging into the traditional Emirati dessert is what makes Eid so special. But what if you could make your own at home? Treat Me Gluten Free is a licensed home business that sells a nut-free and gluten-free lgaimat mix that everyone will love. Make it on your own and gift a platter, or gift the mix for a thoughtful and fun Eid present.
Order it on their website for 32 AED. Or use the code: tempest10 for 10% off, valid from today until Aug 24, 2020.
It may be intimidating to buy perfumes online, as the scents can be hard to imagine. But Arcadia makes online perfume shopping so enjoyable with the carefully crafted narratives that accompany each scent! Their curated gift set of the best-selling scents is sure to win over the lucky person that receives it. Arcadia by Amna prides itself on bringing unexpected sensory experiences by mixing and distilling quality essences. The company’s commitment to sustainably sourcing its ingredients makes it even more worth supporting.
Shop their gift set on their website for 500 AED. Get 20% off entire online order using our exclusive discount code: TEMPEST active from July 29 until September 15.
A soap sampler is a perfect set to give someone special as they can try out an array of special scents and even take it with them on-the-go. Give a gift with a cause. Not only does this soap bar set look good and come in aromatic scents like damask rose and lavender bay leaf, but also, every purchase supports artisan partners from vulnerable communities in Syria and Lebanon and helps preserve an ancient heritage. The bags and packaging are all eco-friendly as well.
This beautiful saffron cotton blanket with its textured weave, kantha stitching, and frayed edges would be a statement addition to any home. It comes in a wide variety of colors such as navy blue, forest green, and pale pink. Whether used as a blanket or a throw, its refined, light touch can make any room feel cozier. Anyone who receives this is sure to feel thankful that their living space is that much brighter.
Get it on their Facebook page for 400 AED (it’s usually 500AED, but there’s a special summer discount!)
11. Luxury Gift Set from Urban Quill
Urban Quill is a luxury gift studio that aims to simplify your gift-shopping experience by curating gift boxes based on themes. Got a friend that is using this lockdown to follow along to Chloe Ting workouts? There’s a fitness guru box perfect for them. Or for the person that just wants to Netflix and chill. Or a handsome dad. There’s something for everyone. But, if you want to go the extra mile you can even customize your own box.
Shop the Noir gift box on their website for 305 AED. Their range of ready gift boxes starts at 130 AED. Get 10% with the exclusive discount code: Eid10.
Who doesn’t love a gift made especially for them? This UAE-based Instagram store specializes in making every gift unique by embroidering names onto its selection of products. The new collection of Customized Prayer Mat gift sets would be a great Eid gift for couples, mother & daughter, friends, and family.
These handmade cheese boards are a creative gift for the ones that love being in the kitchen and preparing aesthetic dishes for their family and friends. Carpe Diem Space has been created with a lot of passion and love for art, nature, and craftsmanship. Each product at Carpe Diem Space is designed to add color, style, and personality to your space.
For the one that is always ahead of the fashion curve. This mini handbag is so trendy and will instantly elevate any outfit. Boutiqna is UAE-based but delivers worldwide and its collections are at affordable prices so that every lady can feel fashionable.
Brighten someone’s day with this beauty haul box containing all the best products from a variety of different beauty and skincare brands. Haul in One is the hottest beauty subscription box in the UAE and there is just enough time to give one of their special, customized hauls for the upcoming Eid. Just go onto their website and fill in your loved one’s information for this out-of-this-world gift.
Gift a haul on their website for 299 AED. Get 10% with the exclusive discount code: TEMPEST10.
Sometimes gifting an experience, rather than an object, is the way to go. This photographer is offering a special Eid discount of 50% off to female entrepreneurs who wish to have their business portraits or lifestyle branding images done. Whether it’s for revamping their online presence or they’re just getting started on a new professional venture, this will be an unforgettable gesture of support to a loved one. The session will include four portrait shots and is currently only available to women based in Dubai.
Gift a session on their website for 495 AED (this is an Eid special, regular prices are 990AED – what a great deal!)
17. Judgement-free Decluttering and Organizing Services from Decluttr Me
There’s definitely someone in your life who came to mind when you read this, right? Sometimes we don’t realize just how many items we hold onto without ever really finding a place for them. Or maybe you have a friend or family member who just moved and is struggling to figure out where things go in the new place. Either way, decluttering is a daunting task. With the gift of Decluttr Me’s services, you can gift consultation and hands-on help (ranging from the half to full-day options!), as well as expert tips for the future.
Gift any of these three packages on their website by filling out the contact form with the details you want to provide. You will then be informed of the exact cost. Be sure to quote temp10 for a 10% discount!
Since we’re spending more time indoors (sigh), we’re probably wearing pajamas more than ever before. Giving the gift of a glamorous outfit is sure to make someone’s day, encouraging them to celebrate their beauty. This is probably more suited for friends or family whose dress sizes you know, but either way, Modest Me has a wide range of loose, flowing clothing that will make any woman feel like a queen. Be sure to check out their Eid collection especially!
Hesitant about dress sizes but still want to get something that your loved one can wear and cherish? Jewelry is another great gift option! These earrings from a bespoke jewelry designer in Dubai will be an elegant statement piece to any outfit.
A classic silk pajama set are the perfect gift for that cool older sister in your life. The luxurious feel of the silk along with the cute look of a matching set is sure to make your loved ones feel extra comfortable at home and ready for bed.
If you’re not exactly sure about the size or color they would prefer, you can still go for a gift card from Sleepjs. It still shows that you put thought into the gift and that you care about your loved one’s comfort and practice of self-care.
Keeping with the sleep theme, silk pillowcases are an incredible treat to gift to a loved one. Coming in sleek packaging, the mulberry silk pillowcases makes for much less friction compared to traditional cotton pillowcases. This is great for so many reasons. It’s hypoallergenic, thermoregulating, and gentle on both your skin and hair. Maybe most importantly, it feels so luxurious! Who doesn’t love to be pampered for a good night’s rest?
These 100% silk scrunchies protect against hair damage, reduce frizziness, and naturally repair hair– all in your sleep. What more can you ask for? Whoever is the lucky receiver of this gift will be over the moon with the results. They come in packs of 3 in two different color schemes “Oreo” and “Vanilla”.
23. Organic Handmade Cold Processed Soaps and Scrubs from Adrita
If you think soap can’t be a great Eid gift, that’s because you haven’t tried the ones made by Adrita. Coming in beautiful colors and made of all-natural ingredients, these handcrafted skincare products are made in small batches and produce zero waste.
Whether you have loved ones who are already interested in organic, eco-friendly skincare, or maybe some who have yet to be introduced to the amazing benefits of using such products, these beautiful artisanal soaps are sure to be a well-received gift. As a special Eid bundle offer, you can get two organic soaps and one organic scrub.
Add the Eid spirit and a sparkly flourish to any baked treat with these Eid cake toppers. Choose from 7 different colors and finishes, from matte gold and bamboo to white, birch, and mirror gold. There are also different size packs to choose from, with the standard being 5 pieces and going up to 50. These will be sure to please anyone as well as look great on their social media feeds.
Not everyone is taken by material gifts, some prefer thoughtful presents like greeting cards. Surprise your loved ones with this pop up Arabian teapot that is sure to amaze them and make a great ornament on their coffee table. Abracards were named the Middle East’s leading handcrafted pop-up card company and looking at their products, that comes as no surprise.
Send out this beautiful gift set to your loved ones and share the happiness of togetherness. You Rock Dubai offers beautiful and stylish gift boxes for every occasion. Their limited edition Eid soy wax candles and reed diffuser gift set is scented with traditional Oud and aromatic Amber Noir.
Order it on their website for 195 AED. Get a 20% discount with the promo code: tempest20.
Preserve your cherished memories with this customizable photo book. This is a gift that will never be forgotten. Instorya is all about looking back at all your memories and sharing them with others. All you have to do is download the app, select the photos and size, and the rest is taken care of!
Order up to 105 pages of a softcover photobook on their website for 135 AED. Use the code: INSTANTSTORY for 20% discount on your first order!
The perfect gift is one that’s both useful and carries sentimental value. With a personalized tote bag from Sew A Gift, which comes with a zippered pocket inside the lining, give your loved one a gift that they will always cherish. You can specify exactly what design, colors, words, and pattern you have in mind, and Sew A Gift will do their best to work with you and sew it into reality.
Get it on their website for a price range of 12-85 AED.
Here’s a gift for any young ones that you’re shopping for! This children’s wooden toolbox set presents endless opportunities for kids to play, be imaginative, and learn problem-solving strategies. With such carefully crafted miniature wooden tools in their own toolbox, each one painted with a non-toxic finish safe for kids, this makes a great hands-on toy for children.
It’s pretty easy to see why these went viral during the last holiday season, and we’re here for it. The agate comes in a wide range of beautiful colors, making for elegant, eye-catching keychains. Get matching ones for family and friends or many uniquely different ones for the loved ones you have in mind. The keychain can include any few words in lovely calligraphy – it could be a name (or even just the initials if you want it monogrammed), a special date, or maybe a word or a quote with personal significance.
Get it from their website for 35 AED (comes with gift box)
Himalayan salt lamps are a unique statement piece to any household and create a calm, relaxing atmosphere. As we’re all spending more time indoors, a gift like this to make someone’s living space more enjoyable would be much appreciated. To make it even more special, you can contact U Own Calmness about the engraving service they offer in both Arabic calligraphy as well as English.
Get this by direct-messaging their Instagram account. Prices start at 60 AED and the lamps with Arabic calligraphy are 200 AED.
The stress of planning a wedding can sometimes get to you if you’re doing it all on your own. Having a group of your closest friends and family members helping you out as bridesmaids and maid of honor makes the whole process a lot easier! But when the time comes to finding a meaningful and affordable gift to show your appreciation, nothing seems right.
In fact, let’s be honest, nothing seems affordable. But no need to fret, because there are options out there. That’s why we put together this list of meaningful (and low-budget) gifts that your bridesmaids will absolutely love.
1. These hilarious Bridesmaid’s Survival Kits are everything!
This personalized “Bridesmaid Survival Kit” is the perfect gift if you’re looking for something fun, lighthearted, but useful to give to your bridesmaids. Stock your kit full of goodies like tampons, paracetamol, wet wipes, chewing gum, and even a sneaky bottle of Whiskey. Your bridesmaids will be prepared to handle any crisis with this completely affordable pocket-sized kit. Head down to stores like Daiso or Target for some budget-friendly ideas.
2. Super-soft & oh-so-cute customized robes!
Nothing says besties like matching robes! These handmade satin robes will ensure that everyone’s comfortable while they get their hair and make-up done for the big day. The options for customization are limitless and can be found online at places like Etsy and even Amazon. There are so many budget-friendly options out there, but if you want to get fancy with DIY, follow this easy tutorial. You can get them for your bridesmaids, flower girls, maid of honor, and mother of the bride!
3. Every bridesmaid needs comfy slippers & a cute tote!
Your bridesmaids will adore these vinyl slippers and tote sets with personalized messages. Whether you choose to get their names printed or simply have them say “bridesmaid,” the sets are super affordable and made to order – so you know they’ll turn out great! Check out stores like this on Etsy for great deals!
4. Have your bridesmaids’ names engraved on these gorgeous handmade bracelets.
Simple is always beautiful, so keep it classy with these stunning engraved bracelets that are perfect for any occasion. Jewelry can be expensive, but these gold-plated necklaces are durable and affordable from stores like this!
It can be hard to find the perfect gift to thank your besties for standing with you on what might be the most important day of your life. The truth is that there’s no reason to spend big on gifts for them to be meaningful, fun, and sophisticated!
Oh that we wish it weren’t true, but we’ve all got (at least one) misogynist in our life.
Whether your ex got strangely into men’s rights after your breakup or your brother is going through a sexist phase, there’s got to be at least one misogynist in your life. (Don’t forget, women hold onto a lot of internalized misogyny too!)
This holiday season, give the gift with the perfect message: stop hating women. Here are 6 gift ideas for the misogynist in your life (we’re hoping these will serve as a wake-up call and bring them into the feminist fold):
Pros: this embroidered patch is super rad. Cons: a misogynist is going to get it, and not us. Well, maybe this patch will slowly turn them into a feminist. Then they can add more cool patches (and buttons!) to go alongside it.