Celebrate your bestie this holiday season with a gift she deserves
We all have that one friend with impeccable taste who has everything. As the holidays approach and dinner party season begins, I wanted to save you the headache of trying to find the perfect gift.
Check out these six ideas for the one who’s impossible to shop for...
1. All-natural skin care
Facebook/ K'pure NaturalsEveryone loves (and deserves) a self-care moment, especially during the busy holiday season. There really is nothing more luxurious than a glass of wine with a mud mask and bubble bath. K’Pure is one of my favourite local brands for all-natural skin care and I love treating myself and my friends to their products. Everything they produce is cruelty-free, non-toxic, and good for your body, mind, and soul—not to mention it all smells amazing! I’m obsessed with the Good Morning Spray for those early morning wake-up calls, and the Super Overachiever balm does wonders for any cuts, scrapes or dry skin.
2. Handmade serving sets
Nineteen Ten HomeKitchenware is a great gift idea for a friend who always hosts, but not any old wooden spoon will do. Nineteen Ten Home is a Vancouver-based decor boutique that curates handmade gifts from materials sourced from around the globe. Their elegant serving sets are the perfect addition to any holiday tablescape. I love the hammered details and gauge wire handles on their brass spoon and fork set. It’s a unique gift that your friend with amazing taste likely hasn’t bought for themselves!
3. Premium Soy Candles
Vancouver Candle Co.When it comes to candles, I am a strong believer in more is more; however, that friend with amazing taste won’t be wooed by just any brand. Enter Vancouver Candle Co. Vancouver Candle Co. produces some of the highest-quality candles and diffusers on the market. They use premium soy wax, pure cotton wicks, natural essential oils and perfume-grade fine fragrance. Their recently updated packaging exudes luxury with a timeless look that will fit into any design style. I recommend any of their scents, but my all-time favourite is Atlantic from the Great White North Collection and Gastown from their Neighbourhood Collection. Believe it or not, they smell even better than they look!
4. Sparkling water maker
Facebook/ My MiaouYou know that one friend that never serves tap water at dinner parties? Well, this one is for them—the hostess with the mostest! From creative cocktails to tasty tonics, the SodaStream does it all and I’ve never been so adventurous with my drink choices! Instead of being another appliance to hide in the panty, the limited edition Fizzi Rose Gold will compliment any bar cart, marble table, or quartz countertop it meets!
5. Scandinavian home decor
Facebook/ ArticleI may be speaking from experience when I say that home decor can be really hard to pick out for someone with a particular taste. One of the most contemporary design styles that I find fits with almost any interior is Scandinavian. Vancouver-based company, Article is my go-to place for high-quality, on-trend pieces that won’t break the bank. Accent pillows or poufs are great gifts for someone who just moved into a new space or is updating their decor.
6. Classic hair accessories
DewThe '90s resurgence is upon us and I’m not mad about it. From scrunchies to hair barrettes, I’m all about a good hair accessory to complement a good hair day. Vancouver-native Kaitlyn Bristowe’s brand, Dew serves all the throwback looks. Her pearl clip set and leopard print scrunchie are sure to wow the trendsetter in your group. Also check out Blush Peony's super-cute grey polka-dotted scrunchie.
7. Inspirational wall prints
Dana MooneyI always love to personalize my gifts whenever I can and inspirational wall prints are a great way to do just that. Local artist, Dana Mooney has a background in makeup artistry and interior design so you know her taste will be worthy of your trendy friend. Her work incorporates fresh, original patterns and colours that integrate seamlessly into any space. Available in various colours and quotes, you are sure to find an inspirational print to suit anyone on your list.
8. Trendy espresso machine
Facebook/ NespressoThis one is on the top of my list—a Nespresso machine. Like many professionals, my morning coffee is a sacred ritual that I take very seriously. Aside from the various features and capabilities of Nespresso’s products, I love the sleek, modern look of their machines. One look at their Gran Lattissima will have you itching for a latte. Their cup sets are also a great gift idea for someone who has already purchased the machine for themselves.
I hope this list falls into the hands of those shopping for the one who has it all! With so many unique options, you’re bound to find something they’ll love from one of these companies. If all else fails, a gift card for them to pick out something from these brands is always a safe bet also.