It's here! Our team has come up with two unique and thoughtful Gift Guides for both the men and women in your life. We hope that they provide inspiration for all the names on your list, and maybe some items to add to your own wish list to treat yourself! It's 2020, there are no rules when it comes to treating those you love, especially you!
- The fluffiest sweater in the most seasonally appropriate print - buffalo plaid! This Fluffy Knit Teddy Bear Sweater will keep her comfy and cozy all winter season. This piece is perfect for lounging at home in cozy matching sweats, or tucking into her fave pair of jeans. (Available here, Frock Box, $74.99 + subscriber discount available)
- Bring the spa experience to her! Stay home but still pampered with this Overnight Watermelon Mask by Pura Botanicals. Locally made and oh so relaxing, she can enjoy a few moments of zen and her skin will thank you for it! (Available here, Pura Botanicals, $79.00)
- Give her the gift of inspiration and style with Syd & Shea McGee's gorgeous book Make Life Beautiful. An amazing book to add to her collection, or keep out on the coffee table to peruse and enjoy! (Available here, $33.50 with discounts available online)
- Save her the trip to the fancy coffee house, and craft great brews home with the Nespresso Latissima One Espresso Machine. Whether she keeps it simple with just black, or likes to treat herself to fancy latte concoctions, this machine does it all! This is for the woman in your life who deserves the splurge. (Available here, $449.99)
- Treat her to something sweet, but elevated with local handmade designer chocolates! The Jacek Chocolate Couture Wanderlust Collection will cure her craving for travel with sweet and tropical flavours, so that if she closes her eyes, she just might hear the ocean waves! (Available here, $13.50)
- Find some positivity in the most unexpected way by gifting this Apothecary Large Match Bottle from Simone & Ivy. This piece boasts a phrase that we are loving around here "It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness". Stylish and inspiring, a combo that we love, especially in 2020! (Available here, $42.00)
- Long time subscribers are no stranger to the amazing fit of the Unbelt Classic! This one size fits all belt will provide her the perfect fit, without worrying about bulky belt buckles or the annoying gap at the back of the waist. Plus, we love them extra for being Canadian! (Available here, $39.00, multiple colours available)
- The perfect gift for the wine lover in your life! Don't let another bottle go to waste by using the OWO Wine Bottle Stopper, which keeps wine tasting fresh up to 10 days. It's also suitable for white or red wines, so even if you're not sure of her tastes, she'll be saying Cheers! again and again! (Available here, $18.99)
- We love a clever twist on the necessities, and The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter from Uncommon Goods is a game changer for movie nights at home! Gone are the days of picking out the kernels from your handful of popcorn, with a built in coriander at the bottom to catch them instead. Genius! Plus, the stylish bowl design is a plus in our books! (Available here, $97.14)
- While holiday entertaining will no doubt look different this year, there's no need to deprive yourself of your favourite festive treats! We are loving Platters and Boards: Beautiful Casual Spreads for Every Occassion to dial up the charcuterie experience to the next level! Even if it's only a small group of one of two, celebrate the little things with great food! (Available here, $25.00)
- Bring the cozy factor up one million notches, with the Plaid Rundle Wrap from Lumber Jill Apparel! . Whether it's to wrap up on the couch in, or use as a poncho for running errands, this locally made piece will be well loved by the women in your life! We love to support other women businesses as much as we can. (Available here, $159.00)
And now, for the men in our life!
- Bring some heat to his Christmas with some highly recommended hot sauce! Culley's F**k Me That's Hot Sauce will not only bring a smile to his face, but also pack a punch for hims mouth. Add this to his favourite food and dishes all year long! (Available here, $21.99)
- There's just something about an elevated necessity, and we think the Truman Set from Harry's is the perfect gift that meets all his shaving needs, in one beautifully packed box. Their Truman handle, 3 blades, Foaming Shave Gel and a travel case is all he needs to keep it clean! (Available here, $20.00)
- Whether they're for skiing, shoveling, or snowman building with the kids, a new pair of gloves is always a home run! This stylish Hybridge Pair from Canada Goose are down filled for extra warmth, with touch screen compatible sensor pads for the index finger and thumb. (Available here, $150.00)
- Make game night relevant again! Why not laugh about what we can, after the year that we've endured! Done with 2020 is guaranteed to both start a conversation, and some laughs too. (Available here, $24.99)
- Treat the beer lover in your life to draft style beer, no bar pull or keg necessary! The Draft Top is a tool designed to remove the top of aluminum cans, to mimic a perfectly poured pint you'd typically get at the pub. Stay safe this season, but also no need to sacrifice your drinking experience! (Available here, $17.99 USD)
- If beer isn't his thing, try something both seasonal and refreshing with Black Diamond Distillery Spiced Cranberry Vodka Soda! Support a local distillery, and enjoy a fun new take on a classic cocktail. We think this drink will also pair well in other cocktail recipes, or with some fresh garnishes to level it up! (Available here, $14.50)
- Another elevated necessity for the minimalist in your life. The Vachetta Parliament wallet is a fusion of style and tech, with the option to add a Tracker card to never lose your wallet again! Game changer! The slim design has easy access to cards and minimal bulk too! (Available here, $89.00)
- Keep the cool drinks cold, and the hot drinks warm with the YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tall Colster. Perfect for camping, in the car, outside on a nature walk or in front of the Christmas tree while enjoying his beverage of choice! (Available here, $39.99)
We hope that you've enjoyed these Gift Guides, and that they can prove useful while marking names off your list. We also know that this year will look and feel different. We're in this together, and we will get through this. If 2020 has taught our team anything, it's that the little things are definitely worth celebrating, and we are stronger when we work together. Stay safe and happy holiday shopping!