Since it was so tough to just narrow down may favourites I had to break up my gift guide into two parts. This also serves as a guide for those last minute shoppers who are running out of ideas. Can you believe it’s only 10 days away? So here’s the second set of things on my wish list that will hopefully give you ideas on what to gift those who are most special in your lives. Happy Shopping!
Ladurée Macarons, Nuit de Noël gift boxes, 8 for $32 or 14 for $55
Who wouldn’t love a box of Ladurée’s legendary macarons? A big part of the French company’s charm comes in the design of their beautiful boxes, which you can reuse for many purposes around your home. Their 2017 Holiday box is no exception, decorated with bright baubles against a sapphire blue background.
MUJI, Yak Wool Cape, US$59
The Holidays is about comfy and coziness. At MUJI, you’ll find that and more. Plus, now that one of my favourite Japanese brands has opened their largest outpost outside of Asia (detailed blog post to come), I couldn’t help but add them to this list. In particular, their Yak Wool Cape, made from yak hair. Yaks resemble super hairy cows and are native to the Himalayas. Their wool is very warm yet light. I love wearing mine (in grey), whether it’s around the fireplace or over a sweater for a quick errand run.
Redfish Courage Collection, Star Hoodie, $78
You’ve seen me get behind Redfish Kids’ Courage collection that brings awareness to bullying as well as their Love Is Love t-shirt, which makes the perfect social statement of 2017. I really admire companies who take risks to remain true to their core values. Redfish is a local Vancouver company and they’re a great place to find gifts for the modern kid. Like this unisex Star Hoodie that is definitely going under my tree this year for my boys. Now I’m just waiting for them to make the adult version.
Chapters Pillow Cover, Home is My Favourite... $27.50
My wish list would not be complete without something for the home, and I’m a big fan of comfy pillows on my couch. I generally decorate with patterned or faux fur pillows but once in a while I’ll add a cheeky phrase or two to show off my personality. This one is perfect - ‘Home is my favourite part of the day’ - because it really is. It’s all about hygge for me these days.
Meiomi Pinot Noir, $26.99
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I have loved Meiomi’s Pinot Noir for years. It’s one of those bottles you buy as a case because it’s always reliable. It’s easy drinking yet complex enough to allow you to savour its dark and rich flavours. This wine is very fruit forward, bold berries and deep vanilla aromas. It’s literally winter in a glass.
Silk Road Tea Store - Wellness Tea Sampler, $22.95
In Part 1 of my gift guide, I listed their wellness roll-on kit. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t also list their teas, which I’ve been drinking copious amounts of since I started to focus more on hygge. What I like about Silk Road is their focus on wellness - and particular, in providing products and especially teas that can help you improve your sleep, improve the look of your skin, help you detox or even help with allergies. This sampler contains an assortment of 4 mini-tins - each one contains 8 to 10 cups of tea. You can choose the tea, or they can provide recommendations if you’re near one of their stores in the Vancouver or Victoria area. They’re packaged in a beautiful re-usable, handmade paper pouch made from recycled paper by a women’s co-operative.
Tiffany - Tiffany Hardwear Bead Dangle Ring, $540
Last time I posted about the Tiffany ‘interoffice envelope’ - which is really an iPad mini holder. Did you really think I wouldn’t add something to my wish list that wasn’t jewellery? Of course not! Many of you may know that I’m a total ring collector - more than any other type of jewellery. And as you know, I’m a huge fan of the Tiffany Hardwear collection and out of that entire collection, the Bead Dangle Ring is my absolute favourite. It’s a solid band that supports a modern ball embellishment that is like sporting a silver ornament on your finger - and every move you make (I gesticulate a lot) makes a statement. They also have a version of the ring in gold (below) for $2,400. (Photo Credit: © Tiffany & Co.)