Celebrate the special women in your life this holiday season with some of our favourite, unique gifts
1. Chelsea King scrunchies
Here’s an accessory anyone would love! These purely Canadian handmade scrunchies by the company's founder Emily Minion won’t leave hair damaged, and add the perfect amount of chic to any outfit. Their Fall/Winter collection has a beautiful velvet selection in different colours and prints, and the Spa collection is perfect for the girl who likes to head to the gym after work.
$19.99; Available online
2. Club 13 wine membership
If she’s a wine enthusiast, she'll love the gift that keeps on giving. Voted the top winery in Canada by the 2018 National Wine Awards, B.C.’s own Road 13 has a special wine club that will send three shipments of six bottles to your doorstep every year, along with extra perks such as a 10 percent discount on wine purchases, along with event invites, complimentary tours and more.
Various prices; Available online
3. Hurom slow juicers
Available in three fabulous colours, this compact slow juicer by Hurom is perfect for making fresh juice, sorbets, smoothies and even almond milk... all while keeping natural taste and nutrients intact. It’s also a great size for any countertop, cleans easily, and is close to silent!
$419.00; Available online
4. Olive + Piper snowfall drops
Local jewelry brand Olive + Piper’s Holiday Collection is a mix of elegant statement pieces that make for perfect stockings stuffers. We are in love with these gorgeous drop earrings. A hint of turquoise add just the right touch of glam to any look.
$52.91; Available online
5. Starbucks holiday merchandise
StarbucksHere’s a practical—and fun!—gift for the girl who’s always on the go. This year’s holiday collection by Starbucks features stylish products meant to spread Christmas cheer, whether it’s glittery tumblers (above) or sleek and shiny ones. Head to your closest location to see more!
Various prices in stores
6. Crawford Creek charcuterie board
EtsyTV personality and interior designer Jillian Harris has collaborated with Etsy on a limited edition selection of home decor and lifestyle products... and we can’t get enough! This beautiful charcuterie board by Crawford Creek Designs is perfect for someone who loves entertaining—and having a unique statement piece in their kitchen.
$170.00; Available online
7. Blush Peony slipper socks
Blush PeonyThese super cozy twist knit, fleece-lined socks from locally-based Blush Peony are perfect for lazy days on the couch. This season, they've added new colours, with the choice of three shades: powder blue, oyster grey or ballet slipper pink.
$38.00 per pair; Available online
8. Blooms and Butterflies grey dial and rose gold mesh watch
Fashionable and functional, Olivia Burton’s watches can be worn throughout the day, no matter the occasion. We especially love this dreamy design, inspired by enchanted gardens with simple rose gold plated casing and mesh strap.
$190; Available online
9. Tiffany & Co. elephant charm
This beautiful sterling silver chain is part of Tiffany & Co.’s latest Save the Wild Collection, and its ongoing commitment to protect animals across the planet. All proceeds will benefit the Wildlife Conservation Network, which aids the Elephant Crisis Fund, so you know your gift will be going a long way.
$340.00; Available online
10. Recipes for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers by Emily Lycopolus
New and experienced cooking enthusiasts will love this boxed set featuring four award-winning books by olive oil and vinegar sommelier Emily Lycopolus. It include delicious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes to enjoy, gourmet oil and vinegar pairings by Emily herself and colourful photographs. Navigate the rich cultures of Italy, Spain, Greece, and Syria with this one gift that is sure to be a conversation starter in every kitchen.
$80.04; Available at Indigo
11. Canvas Candle Co. candles
Canvas Candle Co.Made in Port Moody, B.C., the candles of Canvas Candle Co. are hand-poured and made of 100 percent soy wax. Their Best Coast offering celebrates the best scents of the West Coast, folding in evergreen and cedarwood notes. The perfect holiday scent!
From $15.95; Available online
12. The Friday Romper by Smash and Tess
Smash and TessGive the gift of coziness with this deep maroon romper by Smash and Tess. It’s great to throw on while you’re relaxing at home, away from the cold, or it can even be paired with ankle boots and a leather jacket for a fun, yet comfy, day out.
$119.00; Available online
13. Simply Beautiful subscription
Simply Beautiful BoxThe Simply Beautiful subscription box has become the number one subscription box in Canada and for good reason. Four times per year, a curated collection of beauty products, trendy decor pieces and gorgeous accessories arrives at your doorstep... for a fraction of the retail value. It's style with sense!
$88 plus taxes quarterly, Available online
14. Atelier diffuser
Beauty Bar CosmeticsLocal company Beauty Bar Cosmetics has a variety of special holiday products to choose from, and this Santal Rouge from the Dayna Decker diffuser collection tops our list. We love the sultry fragrance with notes of Provence rose, Himalayan musk rose, Chinese peony, sandalwood and orchid. Not to mention the super elegant packaging.
$155.00; Available online
15. Ritual Rose body scrub
Sea LuxeAffordable—and extremely useful—this new body scrub by Canadian company Sea Luxe works to leave skin smooth, refreshed and healthy looking. Infused with the fragrance of wild roses, it also has exotic oils to sooth the body, along with Himalayan salts to get rid of bumps and imperfections. This gift will become a daily favourite!
$24.00; Available online
16. Kitchenaid misty blue mixer
KitchenaidAs Kitchenaid celebrates 100 years of iconic products, their Misty Blue stand mixer pays tribute to one of the very first colours ever featured. It’s not only eye-catching in the kitchen, but comes with 10 different attachments to do everything from making pasta to blending burger patties. A truly exclusive gift!
$519.99; Available online
17. Two-tier serve stand
LoblawsThis two-tier serve stand from President's Choice makes a practical gift for any home decor enthusiast. From placing mini cupcakes to bite-sized sandwiches, nuts and raisins, or even Christmas crafts, there’s tons of ways it can be used. Not to mention it’s easy on the pocket book too.
$10.98; Available online
18. Chocolate stocking stuffers
https://temperpastry.comIf she has a sweet tooth, these yummy stocking stuffers by Temper Chocolates and Pastry can’t be wrong. The cute little bags have different festive shaped goodies including ornaments, snowmen and more. They make a delicious addition to any Christmas collection. Make sure to place your online orders in time!
$8.00; Available online
19. Simply Beautiful Awards winners box
Simply BeautifulIn April, the folks behind Simply Beautiful decided to shine a light on clean, green, homegrown beauty. This special collection includes five exceptional—and Canadian—products, each having topped their respective categories. Included are gems from AG Hair, Woodlot, Elate Cosmetics, Huna Apothecary and Well Told Health... at a price that is 25 percent off retail.
$175; Available online
20. A taste of Paris
https://www.nespresso.comDoes your special someone love coffee? This season, Nespresso has teamed up with renowned interior designer India Mahdavi to create gorgeous Parisian-style accessories and limited edition capsules inspired by the flavours of macarons, pralines and more.
Various prices; Available online
21. DIY chocolate bark kits
Chez ChristopheIt’s easy to buy chocolate, but what if she gets to make her own piece? With delicious ingredients and simple instructions, award-winning pasty chef and chocolatier Christophe Bonzon’s DIY Chocolate Bark Kits are an awesome gift for anyone who loves to get a little creative. There are two flavours to choose from, Hazelnut Spice or Candy Cane, and there’s even a step-by-step video online for anyone who may need a little extra guidance.
$29.95; Available online
22. Menu white marble clock
Atkinsons of VancouverMenu’s aesthetically-pleasing Scandinavian designs make a fabulous addition to any workspace or home, and this white marble one is definitely one of our favourites. The gold accent gives this piece just the right amount of glam, and is sure to be appreciated by all.
$378.00; Available online
23. Obakki's Bidi Bidi scarf
ObakkiThis beautiful deep navy, 100 percent rayon scarf not only looks good on, but benefits residents of Bidi Bidi, the world’s largest refugee camp, housing over 300,000 people. Every scarf contains information about the Obakki Foundation, and how proceeds will also help residents access clean water, education, psychological support and more.
$49.00; Available online
24. The 7 Virtues Vanilla Woods eau de parfum
Facebook/The 7 VirtuesThe 7 Virtues consistently wins over consumers with quality and with heart. Supporting rebuilding efforts in countries torn apart by war and strike, they do good... and smell good. Their delicate Vanilla Woods eau de parfum is made with organic, fair trade vanilla gathered from a sustainable cooperative in Madagascar, and the resulting fragrance is available exclusively at Sephora.
$88.00; Available online
25. Ladurée holiday box
LadureeLadurée’s newest collection has been put together by prestigious Scandinavian pastry chef Sverre Saetre who was tasked with creating an exclusive Nordic line for the holiday season. Featuring delicious macarons in red, white and gold, these delightful boxes are sure to brighten up anyone’s day.
$58.00; Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order
26. Blue Ruby Cause We Care holiday bracelet
Blue RubyYour gift to a loved one can also help single mothers and their children, thanks to Blue Ruby’s newest Cause We Care holiday bracelets. Featuring gorgeous moonstone, labradorite, fresh water pearls and crystal beads, they look effortlessly trendy when worn stacked together or alone. The bracelets are available at all Blue Ruby locations, as well as Hill’s of Kerrisdale, Hill's Dry Goods Kitsilano and Hill’s Dry Goods South Granville.
27. Thierry holiday desserts
Thierry ChocolatesChocolatier and patissier Chef Thierry Busset knows how to bring holiday cheer to the table. His festive collection includes artisanal desserts and a variety of traditional Yule log selections, such as this maple and praline-filled option with maple mascarpone, mousse, pumpkin sponge and pecan pralines. It’s hard to resist taking a bite before you gift it. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
From $34.95; Available at Thierry
28. Rose gold vermeil short bar necklace
Links of LondonThis minimalistic rose gold bar from Links of London can be engraved with letters, dates or memories of your choice. It looks incredibly fashionable when worn alone, or with other necklaces, and your loved one will cherish this personalized gift forever.
$245.00; Available online
29. Pink agate gold trim coaster
The Cross Decor and DesignUltra chic and modern, these pink and gold coasters from The Cross Decor and Design will give any table a subtle hint of glam. If you know the woman in your life likes to keep up with decor trends, then here is the perfect gift!
$22.00; Available online