Nadia Albano’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Style expert Nadia Albano visits her favourite Vancouver neighbourhoods to create the ultimate holiday gift guide

Surprise your friends and family this year with style expert Nadia Albano’s favourite gifts in Vancouver

Project Skin MD 2015 SkinCeuticals Holiday Kit

Get your holiday glow on. Project Skin MD’s Holiday Kit is the perfect anti-aging combination, including A.G.E Interrupter and Eye Complex with travel sizes of the acclaimed CE Ferulic (vitamin C), and this year’s all-star, nighttime antioxidant: Resveratrol BE.

Project Skin MD, 1495 West 11th Avenue

Elsa Corsi Swarovski Crystal Brooch

‘Tis the season for some brand new bling and this Elsa Corsi brooch from Jeweliette Jewellery is the perfect gift for that someone who loves to sparkle. Elsa Corsi’s timeless pieces are glamorous and handcrafted, reflecting Old Hollywood style.

Jeweliette Jewellery, 1090 Hornby Street

TOCCA Cleopatra Beauty Care Package

This sophisticated gift package from TOCCA is definitely Instagram worthy. TOCCA’s Cleopatra collection has a distinctive scent that features grapefruit, white jasmine and golden amber nodes.

BluBird, 1055 Alberni Street

EXHIBIT B Handmade Bowties

These Vancouver-based bow ties are handmade by designer Alison Hartford. The stylish and modern look is perfect for the man on your list who wouldn’t be caught dead in a clip-on.

EXHIBIT B, available online

Stila Cosmetics

Stila products are perfect for the girl on your list without colour boundaries. Their 2015 Holiday Collection includes eyeshadow kits, lip gloss sets and much more.

Stila is available in Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique, The Bay and Sephora

Joyride’s Soy and Beeswax Based Candle

The fragrant soy and beeswax candle by Joyride is the perfect night-in accessory. Its refreshing and calming scent creates the perfect environment in which to unwind.

Joyride Vancouver, 1758 West 4th Avenue

LUSH’s Christmas Bathtime Favourites

Everyone deserves a little pamper time during the holidays. LUSH‘s wrapped set of 12 limited edition bath bombs and melts is sure to be loved by the bath-enthusiasts on your list.

LUSH Cosmetics, multiple locations

Leah Alexandra Perfect Holiday Gem Studs

Timeless pieces are a fashion must-have. Don’t miss out on the chance to suprise the fashionistas on your list with these versatile studs. Leah Alexandra‘s fresh designs are beloved by celebrities and have been featured in Vogue, Elle, and InStyle.

Leah Alexandra, available online

Wardrobe Apparel Gift Certificate

Nobody wants to show up in the same holiday outfit as someone else. Make sure those on your list stand out with Wardrobe Apparel this season. Their clothing isn’t mass-produced, ensuring exclusive and unique items.

Wardrobe Apparel, 67 East Cordova Street

I See Noise Prints

These original, one-of-a-kind prints designed by Vancouver artist Randa Salloum are sold in boutiques all over Vancouver. Featuring one of Nadia’s favourite cities in the world—Paris—this gold Eiffel Tower print will add the perfect touch of style and beauty to any home or office space.

Available at select retailers and online