10 Thoughtful Gifts to Buy This Holiday Season

Whether it's for family, friends or the hostess of a holiday party, here are 10 great gift ideas

Whether it’s for family, friends or the hostess of a holiday party, here are 10 great gift ideas

Each of these brands offer products and services that I really love, and I hope you will too…


1. Wine – Inniskillin & Jackson Triggs gift package

Support your local wineries this holiday season by giving the perfect hostess gift! This holiday gift package offered by Great Estates Okanagan includes two bottles from iconic local wineries and comes wrapped with a customizable holiday card. Shop the gift package here.


2. Beauty – Clove + Hallow cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics

If you know someone who loves green beauty, Clove + Hallow is a brand to discover and gift this season. Their line of cosmetics is vegan- and cruelty-free, and performs like conventional makeup. They have a great range of lip shades with amazing pigment, like this lip velvet in Fiesta. It’s the perfect colour for the holiday season! The conceal + correct concealer has great coverage, too. Shop their line here.


3. Home decor – Some Of A Kind

Some of a Kind offers a carefully curated and unique collection of textiles and home decor items that are sourced globally. From pillows and baskets to throws and wall decor, you are bound to find something special for the home decor enthusiasts in your life. I especially love the African mud cloth pillows for adding texture and pattern to a space. Shop their collection here.


4. Self-care – Scentuals Essentials Oils cold-fighting package

It’s the season of traditions, gift-giving… and catching colds. Scentuals offers a range of 100 percent natural aromatherapy products that are affordable, fair-trade and cruelty-free. Keep your loved ones healthy this season by gifting a variety of cold-fighting products from Scentuals with a diffuser. They will be sure to thank you!! Not only do the oils smell amazing, they also do the trick. Shop their products here.


5. Jewellery – Keltie Leanne Designs

One of my all-time favourite local jewellery designers is Keltie Leanne. I have been wearing her designs for years. I love the simple yet sophisticated style; it’s the perfect everyday jewellery. Keltie’s pieces are meticulously crafted with the best quality materials and are offered at a great price point. Gift a little sparkle this year to your special friends and family. They will think of you each time they wear it ? Shop Keltie’s designs here.


6. Hair treatment – Halo Salon

Halo Salon is located in Kitsilano and is run by a husband-and-wife team. The salon is welcoming, professional and the stylists are amazing at caring for your hair. It can be hard to find the time to care for yourself, yet it instantly makes you feel better. Gift someone special in your life a hair treatment at Halowhether that’s colour, a cut or a wash and blow-dry. It’s a great idea for new parents especially. Book an appointment or purchase a gift card here.


7. Artwork – City & She photo print

From deserts to beaches, Shelan of City & She has captured the world behind her lens in such a creative way. Her prints transport you to a peaceful place. It’s the perfect gift for the art and photography collectors in your life. Choose from a selection of prints in various sizes. In the spirit of giving back, City & She donates a portion of all proceeds to select charities around the globe. Shop her collection here.


8. Fashion – Plenty Sienna coat

When it comes to gifting clothing, a wardrobe staple is a safe way to go. You know your loved ones will have lots of opportunities to wear those pieces in so many ways. Plenty offers a variety of easy-to-wear everyday pieces, like this Sienna Coat (available in two colours). I love the simple design as it works for so many different body types. Price point is just under $300 which is a great price for a coat. Shop the coat here.


9. Beauty – Evalina holiday brush kit

Evalina is a cruelty- and paraben -free beauty brand that will be launching in spring 2019, but you can get your hands on this brush set before the holidays. They have created this gorgeous set, consisting of all the essentials, including: a buffing foundation brush, flare highlighter brush, blush/contour brush, concealer brush, crease brush, large shadow brush, angle liner brush and an eyebrow liner brush. From the rose gold detailing to the quality vegan-friendly synthetic bristles, this set is sure to impress. The beautiful case alone will grab your attention and I love the thoughtful words printed on the back too! Shop the set here.


10. Experience – One-night stay at The Burrard Hotel

There is something to be said about gifting experiences. Whether it is something to do with a special person in your life or something they can do on their own, it is a thoughtful way of showing how much you care about them. As a mom, I love the idea of gifting a night away (with a full night of rest! ;-)). Give your mama friends a well-deserved break this holiday season with a one-night stay at The Burrard. This affordable boutique hotel is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It has character, great rooms and an amazing coffee shop and restaurant in the lobby of the hotel. Book your stay here.


Originally published on The Family Jewels; photography by Studio 86 Creative Design