19 Dream Gifts To Splurge On This Holiday Season

Whether a “splurge” to you is a few hundred dollars, or a few thousand, these incredible gifts are worth dropping the extra dollars on.

Sometimes, getting “into the festive spirit” means tapping into your generous side with gifts that cost a tad (or more than a tad) more than your typical Secret Santa purchase would.

And it usually works out alright for you and the grateful receiver. Whether a “splurge” to you is a few hundred dollars, or a few thousand, these gifts are worth dropping the extra dollars on (providing you can realistically part with them).

The Peloton Bike

The much-hyped Peloton bike – a cult favourite of Hollywood’s elite – is a top-of-the-line connected spin bike that comes with a screen and offers live and on-demand boutique studio classes at home. Users can choose from classes that are sorted by length (ranging from 20 to 60 minutes), music genre, or instructor.

Price: Starting at $2,950 CAD just for the basic bike, plus a $49 monthly membership.

HAY Sonos One Limited Speakers

Sonos has collaborated with Danish design brand HAY to create beautiful smart speakers in a variety of colours. Available in forest green, pale yellow, soft pink, light grey, and vibrant red, the eye-catching collection explores the intersection of product, colour, and sound design in the home.

Price: $279 CAD

Dyson Airwrap™ styler

The iconic brand that revolutionized the way we dry our hair, has recently released an incredible styling tool that is nothing like we’ve seen before. The Dyson Airwrap™ styler is a multi-styling hair tool engineered to curl, wave, smooth and dry with no extreme heat. Which means your hair will look healthy, even if you style it on a daily basis. So, how does it work? The tool uses the Coanda effect, which allows it to attract hair and wrap it using only air, creating voluminous curls, natural waves, and smooth blow-dry finishes.

Price: Starting at $599.99

Companions Ring from Foe & Dear

If you’re looking to pop the question this holiday season and are still without a ring for your future wife, look no further than Etsy. Foe & Dear have a stunning and elegant heirloom engagement ring (which could double as a promise ring). The Companions Ring features a one-of-a-kind .95-1 carat (6.5mm) icy salt and pepper diamond centRE with 2x .148 carat rose cut accents.

Price: $2,385 CAD

The Meghan Coat from Sentaler

Give the fashion-loving leading lady in your life the royal treatment with a stunning coat from Canadian brand Sentaler – a favourite of The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. The ‘Meghan Coat’ is a perfect addition to the closet of the sophisticated female and is something that will become a quick staple and an outfit in itself.

Price: $1,695 CAD

Swarovski Crystalline Picture Frame

The Swarovski Crystalline Picture Frame makes just as much of a statement as the photo it houses does. The elegant frame is made with polished silver-tone metal and sparkles with 6300 clear Swarovski crystals. As an added touch, include a photo or two (unless it’s for someone you barely know, obviously).

Price: $479 CAD

Prophecy Cream

Providing the person you’re gifting has a known passion for youth-preserving skincare (this is key), Prophecy Cream is the game-changing product they didn’t know they needed in their skincare regime. The cream is hailed as the only way to effectively permeate the skin with hyaluronic acid without injections.

Price: $199 CAD

Ted Baker Bawked Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Gift Set

Treat the frequent flyer with this stylish embossed leather passport holder and matching luggage tag from Ted Baker. Sure, it’s pricier than your typical options, but think in terms of cost-per-use for the jet-set type.

Price: $175 CAD

An Endy Mattress

Gift your significant other with something you can enjoy as well – a dreamy Endy Mattress. The ultra comfy, Canadian-made mattress is finely crafted and features three layers of foam. The mattress is available in six sizes.

Price: $850 CAD (for a Queen mattress)

Wedge Briefcase from Tiger of Sweden

Tiger of Sweden’s Wedge Briefcase is worth the splurge for the style-conscious 9-5 grinder or hustling freelancer. The quality leather briefcase features Italian hardware, two detachable shoulder strap options, and no shortage of functional pockets.

Price: $999 CAD

Birks Muse Silver Hoop Earrings

Another beloved Canadian brand of the Duchess of Sussex is Birks. Striking yet simple, the 40mm Birks Muse Silver Hoop Earrings feature the brand’s signature mesh motive. If you want to GO all out, they pair nicely with the Birks Iconic Silver Stackable Bee Chic ring.

Price: $295 CAD

Tom Ford Private Blend Collection Coffret

When it comes to the suave, stylish gentleman on your list, you can’t go wrong with Tom Ford. The Tom Ford Private Blend Collection Coffret – available at Holt Renfrew – features six fragrances from Tom Ford’s personal scent laboratory: Neroli Portofino, Soleil Blanc, Tuscan Leather, White Suede, Tobacco Vanille Oud Wood.

Price: $440 CAD

 

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

For the snap-happy tech lover on your list, Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL offer one of the best smartphone photography experiences on the market. Perks include the new Wide Angle Selfie Mode to get more people into the shot; Top Shot to get a photo in which nobody’s eyes are closed; and Photo Booth, which allows you to take a photo with just a smile.

Price: Starting at $999 CAD

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

There’s a new way to get your caffeine fix from Nespresso. The espresso machine brand has introduced the VertuoPlus Deluxe, with an all-new design and colours for what is promised to be the ultimate brewing experience. The sleek machines are available in black, titan, and silver.

Price: $279 CAD

Oral-B Genius Pro 9600

If your parents have everything, help them turn their tooth brushing routine into a luxurious experience. The new Oral-B Genius Pro 9600 is a game changer in oral care and removes up to 500 per cent more plaque than a manual toothbrush. As good looking as it is functional, it comes in colours like Orchid Purple, Rose Gold, and Sakura Pink.

Price:  $289.99 CAD

Moet & Chandon Imperial Golden Sleeved

Take your host or hostess gift to new heights with a beautiful bottle of bubbly from one of the world’s top champagne brands. While a bottle of Moet & Chandon is always well received, the Moet & Chandon Imperial Golden Sleeved – which has full fruit and floral flavours – is made even more festive with a special golden bottle.

Price: $145.65 CAD

Nintendo Switch

For the person who lives by a “work hard, play hard” mantra (or for your young niece and nephew), the Nintendo Switch makes a solid gift option. The gaming system offers both single and multiplayer thrills either at home or on the go – perfect for the frequent flyer.

Price: $379.99 CAD

The HiSO Airheart Jacket

A jacket from Canadian brand HiSO is definitely worth every hard-earned penny you’ll spend on it. The over-sized unisex Airheart jacket features 100 per cent genuine Spanish shearling, leather details, and a double belted shirt collar. The jacket is statement-making enough to provoke conversation but classic enough in style to become a closet go-to for years to come.

Price: $1875 CAD

A Trip to Club Med Turks and Caicos

For the ultimate splurge, treat yourself and a loved one to a week at the pristine Club Med Turkoise in the Turks and Caicos. The recently revamped adults-only resort is located in the stunning Brace Bay of Providenciales – which was named Trip Advisor’s 2017 Best Beach in the World – features highlights like a new infinity pool, a remodeled bar, and all of the all-inclusive frills your heart desires.

Price: Changes seasonally

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