For the last-minute shoppers like myself, we have curated a list of fun beauty, fashion and lifestyle gifts that will help make your life easier when it comes to shopping for that colleague, neighbor or in-law. There might be something on this list to splurge on yourself as well! Check out our curated list.
Making it Fashun: Lululemon
For the fashionista in your life, you can’t go wrong with the Lululemon Cloudscape Jacket, $248. The sunset orange is my favorite piece — it’s warm and chic. It feels like you’re being hugged by a cloud in this silky-soft, water-resistant down jacket.
Walking on Sunshine: Allbirds
Allbirds has a rep for the most comfy shoes. Their new Wool Runner Mizzles, $165 CAD, is a spin on the classic Runner — it combines cozy merino wool, natural rubber treads, and Puddle Guard, for comfort even in the misty drizzle weather. It’s available for both men and women. So isn’t this a thoughtful gift for the runner in your circle?
Don’t Mind If I Do: Club Monaco
This Club Monaco Garment-Dyed Crest Sweatshirt, $98.50, in Cocoa is giving me life. The soft cotton feels heavenly and I might be living in this all winter long. The Heritage Crest is a popular piece so grab it while you can.
I Solemnly Swear I’m Up to No Good: Pandora
As part of the adorable Harry Potter collection from Pandora, this Hermione Granger, $60, sterling silver charm honors her no-nonsense nature by featuring her curly hair and the book clasped in her hands. Gift this charm to the friend who is loyal and smart or wear it as a reminder to be yourself. Being a Potterhead, I’d also get my hands on the Harry Potter Charm, $60, and the Ron Weasley Charm, $60.
Walk the Line: Aldo
The Aldo Aurelle Blocked Heel Ankle Boots, $110, are chic and flattering on any outfit. Up your game this season and gift someone (or yourself) these cool and casual boots. It’s perfect on a no-nonsense day, taking you from day to night in style.
Better Watch Out: Daniel Wellington
I’m obsessed with Daniel Wellington because of their chic and elegant watches. A modern take on a classic design, the Iconic Link, $265, features a luxurious metal bracelet with three-piece links; I love the refined rose gold plating and black dial. I’d say keep this one for yourself.
Step It Up: Vans
For the sneaker-loving cool girl, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Vans Old Skool Platform shoes, $85. Sportschek has a wide selection of Vans shoes, whether you want to gift someone a classic or a new collab piece, they stock them all.
Wrapped Up: Clementine
Clementine’s X Merotto Sasha Slip Velvet Dress, $595, is the glam dress you might want to sport this holiday season. It’s the hallmark of a refined, classy woman. The slip dress is cut on the bias with a double v neck front and a back with a slit. You can either gift it to yourself or someone special.
Hips Don’t Lie: Yoga Jeans
The Rachel skinny jeans from Yoga Jeans creates a figure flattering fit for all body types. The Mantra jean, $148, is made from our sculpt fabric, which is designed to lift and support while contouring and accentuating all of your curves.
Naughty or Nice?: Victoria’s Secret
You can never go wrong with a cute pair of PJs. Victoria’s Secret has a selection of cute and sexy pieces, including this comfy Satin Short PJ Set, $69.50. You can grab one for yourself and for your BFF.
Giving Back: CAMH
This holiday season, many will unwrap in the comfort of their home, but unfortunately, there are those that will find themselves at the emergency centre of CAMH, the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health where the GIFTS OF LIGHT PROGRAM will be able to offer them additional support. A pair of slippers, an amenity kit, art therapy and pajamas are all items often on the wish list of those entering CAMH. So do support the Gifts of Light program throughout the holiday season, so that patients will be able to unwrap them, as needed, at CAMH.
BEAUTY & SKINCARE
Checking RiRi’s List Twice: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line is a huge hit in the beauty market because it also goes well on all skin tones. You can count on Riri to deliver the chicest holiday pieces. The Pro Filt’r Mini Instant Retouch Setting Powder, $24, is now available in Banana — it is one my favorite brightening products. This superfine, insanely silky loose powder sets and extends makeup wear, working all day to blur the look of pores, fines lines. Pro Filt’r melts into your unique skin tone, letting you set, perfect, and brighten without a trace. It’s an ideal gift for the makup mavens!
Heavenly: Valmont Cosmetics
Want to treat someone with a luxury gift? How about a luxurious facial at the Langdon Hall Spa — the Elixir des Glaciers Exceptional Treatment: Majestic Treatment (115 minutes, $595). It’s a unique array of Elixir des Glaciers products crafted with Switzerland’s noblest ingredients in exceptional concentrates and three different massage protocols to energize, lift and rejuvenate. The result: exquisite pleasure that includes the indispensable fountain of youth regenerating collagen mask.You’re welcome.
Bling It On: Marc Jacobs
How about splurging on yourself for those holiday parties? Marc Jacobs beauty’s newest innovation of the best-selling, cult-favorite Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in a liquid-gel formula, is here! The Highliner Liquid-Gel Eyeliner, $36, comes in a lustrous finish and is inspired by Marc’s love of shine. The metallic finishes are perfect for glam holiday parties.
Truth Be Told: Ole Henriksen
Skin care enthusiasts cannot stop raving about Ole Henriksen and reasonably so. The products are effective and worth every cent. So for any beauty/skin care enthusiast, we recommended the limited-edition Truth Serum, $160. It’s a fan-favorite and comes in a gorgeous packaging.
Joy to the World: 6ByGee
You know that scent that everyone is obsessed with — if you didn’t, well, it’s Le Labo’s Santal 33. It’s a perfect gift this holiday season — a perfume that introduces cardamom, iris, violet, ambrox which crackle in the formula and bring to this smoking wood alloy (Australian sandalwood and cedarwood) some spicy, leathery, musky notes, and gives this perfume its unisex signature and addictive comfort. It’s available at 6 By Gee Beauty.
Sleigh Ride: Saje
Saje is the ultimate relaxation gift. I highly recommend getting someone special the Aroma Edge Glacier Edition diffuser, $92. It transforms any environment with natural essential oil blends in this geometric ceramic diffuser. I would also recommend the Muscle Melt Post-Workout kit, $40. You can’t go wrong with Saje.
Santa’s Secret: AmorePacific
The latest cult brand we are obsessed with is AmorePacific. The AmorePacific Everyday Besties set, $105, includes bestsellers powered by strong botanical antioxidants, green tea, and bamboo sap, to reveal brighter, smoother, hydrated skin in only three steps.This set contains the Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder, the Vintage Single Extract Essence and the Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Crème. If someone’s new to the brand, this is the perfect way to try out the products.
Totally Adorbs: Lush
Lush has the most adorable collection of holiday bath bombs and bath jellies that make the perfect gift, even if you don’t know the person. The Rudolph bath bomb, $5.95, and the Snow Fairy gift set, $42.95, are among some of the bold, eye-catching options that will be a real treat.
Spoil Me Good: L’Occitane
A gift set we know any skincare lover will appreciate is L’Occitane’s Immortelle Divine Collection – Grand Cru Edition, $220. This luxurious 4-piece set leaves skin nourished while delivering anti-aging and antioxidant benefits for more youthful looking skin overtime. It helps fight visible signs of aging and external aggressions.
Underneath the Tree: Dermalogica
For skin lovers, the new Dermalogica phyto-nature firming serum, $199, a lifting firming serum might just make you their new favorite person. The Dual-phase serum restores and preserves the nature of younger-looking skin by reducing the appearance of premature skin aging.
Finding the One: eBay
Whether it’s rare, retro or right-now, you can always find it on eBay. I was desperately looking for the Limited Edition Friends LEGO Idea: Central Perk. Since it was sold out in stores, I was able to find it on eBay. I’d say if you have a FRIENDS TV series fan, get them this one or an eBay gift card.
One More Shot, Please: Patron Tequila
A perfect host gift is the Patrón Silver’s Limited Edition 2019 Mexican Heritage Tin, which is presented in a vibrant and meticulously designed tin featuring traditional Mexican elements. Mexican artist Smithe’s bold design features two distinctly Mexican embroidery styles, Tenango-Hidalgo and Marachi paired with elements that represent Patrón’s handcrafted process.
Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Endy
>How about the gift of comfort? The Endy Weighted Blanket, $195, is a personalized blanket that will keep you warm all winter long. At 15 lbs, there’s no warmer, cozier and thoughtful gift than this super comfy blanket.
Santa Knows Where It’s At: Google
Know someone who is always on the go? The Google Nest Hub, $89, makes anyone’s life simpler. This voice-control device is a hub for your life, putting your calendar, the news, reminders, and more all on one easy-to-use dashboard. You can make calls and get answers to your questions, and even control compatible home devices. Um, you’re welcome!
Drink up: Bacardi
And lastly, another gift for the host, and you can’t go wrong with this… a bottle of Bacardi. I personally love the Anejo 4 Year Old, $29.95. It has aromas of spice, honey, vanilla and brown sugarm with rounded flavors of dried fruit, caramel, toasty oak and cooking spice.