It’s the middle of November and you’d have to be living under a rock not to notice that the Holiday Season is nearly upon us. Christmas trees have lined the store windows - some since September (Costco, I’m looking at you!!) and I’ve been procrastinating thinking about the Holidays until now. With recent events no longer sucking the life out of me (thank you, US election, sheesh) I can no longer put it off. So as part of my PSA for the year, here are my picks for some of the best gifts for your bestie, sister, Mom, piano teacher, or any favourite female for under fifty bucks. On Wednesday, we’ll raise the bar a little higher to see what my picks are for your favourite gal for under a hundred bucks. 

The Vancouverite's Top Picks for Her for Under $50

1. Chunky Leg Warmers, available at Heather Ross {Natural Eclectic} $29.95
2170 Fir St, Vancouver, BC

This is the reason why Fall and Winter are my favourite seasons. You can wear leg warmers - aren't they super cute??! These fair trade hand knit leg warmers are a soft blend of 85% wool and 15% cotton. Available in cream, charcoal, and light grey. One for each of your besties.


2. Wave Bracelet, by Kara Yoo $44

Vancouver’s own Kara Yoo has been making beautiful, minimalist jewelry since 2012 in her own studio in the city. The Wave Bracelet is made of 14K yellow gold fill and is a timeless, affordable piece to add to anyone's collection.


3. Beauty Magic Luminizer by rms, $47.50
Available at India Rose Cosmeticary
4850 MacKenzie Street, Vancouver, BC 

The Holidays means extra shimmer, sparkle and shine. This product seductively highlights skin with moon-lit champagne opalescence using light-reflecting technology. Your skin will carry a subtle but dewy glow. Hence note to self: buy one for a friend and get one for yourself!


4. Tonal Hair Pin Set by Club Monaco, $29.50 for a 4-pack
Available at Club Monaco stores across Canada and online at

Super essential - especially for pinning that tuft of curl to the side for that perfect look. You don’t want just a simple bobby pin; these skinny hair clips in shades of black, silver, gold and rose gold give that added sophistication before any party. Get a few packs for stocking stuffers!


5. Frill Neckline Blouse by Zara, $29.90
Available at Zara stores across Canada and online at

This perfect blouse in a stunning sapphire blue that can be worn for the Holidays but also well into the new year - super versatile and a destined wardrobe classic for a great price. Your bestie will love you forever.


6. White Marble Water Bottle by S’Well, $45 for 17 oz.
Available at various retailers around Vancouver

As if white marble isn’t already all over Instagram, it’s now on these ubiquitous S’Well bottles that can be found next to every mat at your local yoga studio. And why not - it’s gorgeous. This is a perfect gift for your workout buddy.


7. OOTD Fashion Flat Lay Coloring Book, $14.66
Available at Indigo Books & Music online,

Since coloring books seems to be the adult thing to do to decompress these days, why not do it with a whimsical black & white OOTD flat lay - and your favourite female can play pretend and be the next Diane von Furstenburg.