The Ultimate Holiday 2019 Gift Guide for Her

We're making it easy for you to put a gift she'll love under the tree

We’re making it easy for you to put a gift she’ll love under the tree

Make her holiday wishes come true with our favourite finds of the season, featuring a huge selection of amazing local gifts. Read on then start shopping for these pretty, practical and pampering presents and spoil her with luxe goodies this season.


1. Melanie Auld Necklace, prices vary

You can’t go wrong with any of Melanie Auld’s jewellery (it’s all stunning!), but if you’re looking for a super-personalized gift, add this idea to your list. A collaboration with Jillian Harris, the Adorned Collection allows you to choose from three different chains (sterling silver, 14k gold vermeil or 14k gold) as well as a selection of charms. Combine metal or pavé initials with hearts, wishbones and more to create a completely bespoke piece for someone special. Order online or visit Melanie’s flagship store at 1575 West 6th Avenue.


2. Evalina Beauty Holiday Box, $175

Here’s the perfect gift for any beauty enthusiast! Canadian brand Evalina Beauty focuses on high quality cosmetics that are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and made to feel lightweight. This gorgeous box features some of their most popular products, including Evalina’s signature BB Cream, precision eyeliner, two moisturizing lip glosses, a set of five brushes, three shimmer eyeshadow sticks, and a highlighter glaze. Order by Wednesday, December 11th to receive it in time for Christmas.


3. Raw Silk Scarf, $38

There’s nothing like giving a gift that helps support a beautiful cause. Handmade in Vietnam, this silk teal scarf from Ten Thousand Villages comes from the makers of Craft Link, a group which works with 5,600 mainly female artisans who receive tools, interest-free loans, training and literacy classes.


4. Clara Clip Set, $24

These chic little clips from Anthrolpologie are one of the hottest trends right now, and will add the perfect amount of glam to any hairstyle for all those holiday parties and beyond. We love how versatile they are, and definitely a thoughtful gift for any lady who enjoys a little bling.


5. Simply Beautiful Subscription, $98

The Simply Beautiful subscription box is adored and received by more than 5000 women across the country, and for good reason. A curated collection of beauty products, chic decor pieces and accessories will come right to her doorstep four times per year—at a price that’s a fraction of the retail value. This is a gift that keeps on giving!


6. Voluspa Candle in Baltic Amber, $38

There’s nothing more cozy than a candle, and this luxurious glass jar by Voluspa from Indigo tops our list. We just can’t get enough of the exotic Baltic Amber fragrance that’s a perfect blend of rich sandalwood and warm vanilla, plus it’s also a gorgeous centrepiece for the dining table.


7. Patchology’s Patching All The Way Set, $29

Give the gift of rejuvenating skincare! Patchology’s set of eye and lip gels work quickly to deliver smooth, hydrated skin. All eight packets are infused with different ingredients, such as lavender, green tea, rose, lotus flower, and other natural goodness.


8. Olive and Piper Tassel Gift Set, $45 for a set of two, $80 for a set of four

Vancouver-based Olive and Piper’s holiday collection is filled with beautiful statement pieces that make for perfect stocking stuffers. Our favourite pick is this elegant tassel earring set that comes in either a set of two or four festive colours, all packaged in a special gift box.


9. Mercury Glitter Green Cup by Starbucks, $26.95 (Available in stores)

If she’s environmentally conscious, likes stylish things, and is always out and about, then this year’s Starbucks holiday merchandise is a perfect option. There are a number of reusable products to choose from, like this glittery cold cup. Head to your local Starbucks to see the entire selection.


10. Purdys Holiday Survival Gift Basket, $125

Here’s something for the ultimate sweet tooth. Purdys Holiday Survival Gift Basket is filled with delicious treats, including peanut butter fingers, mini hedgehogs, peppermint bars, salted caramels, and tons more. Is your mouth watering yet? You might just have to buy your own.


11. The Darling Palette by Charlotte Tilbury, $72

Queen of glow, Charlotte Tilbury’s latest Darling Palette includes six sunset-inspired colours in both matte and metallic pigments for gorgeous smokey looks that can be worn day and night. Any beauty lover will definitely appreciate this gift.


12. UGG Fluffette Slippers, $110

No matter what age, everyone loves a pair of cozy slippers for the winter. UGG’s sheepskin slip-ons are great quality, super cute, and will keep her feet toasty on those chilly days while lounging around at home.


13. MUJI 19L Hard Case in Beige, $189 (available in stores)

This carry-on suitcase by Muji is a thoughtful gift for the woman who travels a lot for both work and leisure. The size is just right for all of her essentials and, of course, this neutral beige colour will keep her airport style on point.


14. AG Natural To Go Kit, $29.95

The benefits are endless with AG Hair’s Styling Kit which includes an apple cider vinegar shampoo, coconut milk conditioning spray, and more. We love that these conveniently sized products are vegan-friendly, silicone-free, and made with up to 98 percent plant-based ingredients. A perfect stocking stuffer!


15. Editions Milano Triangoli Vases, Starting at $950

Splurge on your loved one with these luxurious marble vases by high-end Italian design company Editions Milano. Whether it’s in the bedroom, patio area or office, the subtle colours will complement any space she chooses to place them in.


16. White Marble Rose Gold Phone Ring by Velvet Caviar, $12

With 360-degree rotation, this handy little phone ring from Velvet Caviar makes things so much easier whether she enjoys watching videos, taking pictures, or just wants a better grip. Plus, the rose gold design is super cute.


17. Carrie Cardirobe in Lexi Leopard by Smash + Tess, $135

Comfort meets Carrie Bradshaw with this fabulous leopard print robe from Smash + Tess in their signature rayon from bamboo and cotton blend. From lounging around at home to running errands or even grabbing lunch, it’s the perfect cover up for whenever you want to look chic but be totally at ease.


18. Sugarfina Holiday Magic Bundle, $65

Sugarfina’s delightful candy bundle is packed with all things to make her Christmas as sweet as it can be. Included inside are best-selling favourites, such as champagne bears infused with Dom Pérignon, red and white snowman gummies, crunchy milk chocolate reindeer treats, peppermint chocolate popcorn, and dark chocolate peppermint bark.


19. YSL Mon Paris Eau De Parfum, $121

Inspired by the city of Love, Yves Saint Laurent’s latest fragrance is a sensual blend of exotic white datura flower, white musk and patchouli with notes of cedar wood, berries, bergamont and more. It’s a feminine scent that can be worn both day and night, no matter the occasion.


20. Elsa Peretti Open Heart Bracelet, $215

Tiffany & Co. carries timeless pieces that will no doubt be cherished for years to come. Our favourite pick is this simple, sterling silver heart bracelet by Elsa Peretti. It’s modern, can be worn everyday, and will show any woman how much you care.


21. Air1 Happy Plugs, $119

Available in seven different colours, Happy Plugs are affordable, great quality, and packed with 5.0 Bluetooth technology that can pair with compatible devices up to 10 metres in distance. There are tons of benefits, including the sweat-resistant design, echo reduction, 14 built-in touch controls, and more—all in a lightweight, rechargeable case.


22. Burdock & Co. Recipe Book by Andrea Carlson, $35

Burdock & Co. chef Andrea Carlson brings together the flavours of the Pacific Northwest in her very first cookbook. Inside are the stories behind her delicious recipes, and of course, how to recreate them at home. That includes classic favourites from the Main Street joint like Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Pickles, Black Trumpet Mushroom Risotto, plenty of seafood dishes, desserts, cocktail and more. A must-have gift for any food lover!


23. Nocino! by Ampersand Distilling Co., $28 (Available at various locations)

Based in Duncan, B.C., this family-owned distillery has won numerous awards for its Ampersand Gin and Per Se Vodka. Adding to that list of accolades is Noncino!, an Italian style green walnut liqueur that will quickly become a favourite pick for seasonal cocktails thanks to a blend of cinnamon, local honey, fresh lemon peel and allspice.


24. Lucas Jade Coasters, $510

Taking inspiration from European stone mosaics, these jade coasters by Aerin from Atkinsons of Vancouver are a stellar gift for anyone who appreciates luxurious home decor and who loves to entertain friends and family. We love the rich green and gold combination that will definitely make any cocktail glass look even more attractive.


25. Daniel Wellington Petit Dover, $175

Daniel Wellington’s watches are trendy, sophisticated, and come at a great price point. Our top pick is this classy rose-gold detailed watch inspired by the White Cliffs of Dover. Whether worn alone or paired with other arm candy, this watch will definitely turn heads.


26. Beaded Mini Handbag by Zara, $49.90

This fun little handbag by Zara is perfect for the stylish diva in your life. We love the beaded detailing all around, and even though it’s smaller in size, it’s still great for all the essentials for a night out.


27. Snow Arctic Bath Soak by K’pure, $24

Everyone deserves to pamper themselves, and this Snow bath soak by K’Pure will help you do just that. It has a gorgeous scent of peppermint, Australian cypress and lavender. All the ingredients are non-toxic, cruelty-free and not tested on animals.