It’s true — not all gifts are created equal.
But knowing that doesn’t make shopping for the loved ones on your list any easier. There’s a lot to discover out there on the market, and some of the best present ideas can get lost in the shuffle.
If you’re looking for a standout gift to give someone with good taste in fashion, food, design, and more, we’ve cut through the clutter for you to make the holiday season a little less stressful.
Each item featured in our 2019 holiday gift guide is thoughtfully designed, expertly created, or just plain cool.
Take a look at our ultimate 2019 holiday gift guide below — there might even be some gifts you’ll want to snag for yourself!
Everybody needs to have a well made and quality watch in their wardrobe, and there’s none better than the Khaki Pilot Schott NYC watch! If you’re planning on gifting a timepiece this holiday season, you’ll want to check out this latest collaboration between Hamilton Watch and Schott NYC. The two brands joined forces to create this stylish timepiece just in time for the holidays. The leather strap is made from leather used on flight jackets from WWII and is still used in the military today. The dial also glows in the dark for extra functionality and an added cool-factor.
If you’re looking to give the gift of bling, then JENNY BIRD needs to be on the top of your list. The brand’s holiday collection will truly make any outfit stand out for all the right reasons. Case in point: the Margo Earrings. These babies are lightweight, and we love that they’re formed by hand, sculpted by clay, and finished in 14k gold-dipped brass. Not only are they a statement piece that your giftee will cherish for years to come, but you can feel proud that you’re supporting a local Toronto brand, too!
Made from a blend of sustainably made modal, rayon, spandex and cotton, The Wrap-Up Scarf features an ultra-long, wide design that makes it easy to style in multiple ways as a wrap, shawl, shrug, or even a throw. If you have anyone on your list who is fashion forward and tricky to shop for, this is your solution. This soft scarf can be worn in a variety of stylish ways and it comes in six beautiful colours. But buyer beware: once you buy one for your giftee, you might just want to pick one up for yourself too!
Give the gift of a new wardrobe, without the hefty price tag! If your loved one is always on the hunt for new closet essentials, then a subscription to Sprout Collection is the perfect gift. For one flat monthly price starting at $119/month, they can pick four to five pieces for rent. It couldn’t be any easier to get started — Sprout Collection ships the items straight to their door and they get to keep the pieces for a month! Just wear, receive compliments, return, and repeat. Even better is that all the shipping and dry cleaning costs are taken care of, too!
Any outdoor lover knows the importance of travelling light, while staying warm and cozy. Give the gift of comfort and convenience with the RUMPL Original Puffy Blanket. Not only is it compact, lightweight, machine washable, and water resistant, but it’s made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials— a feature we can all appreciate. It can go with your giftee from the tent to the bedroom, and comes in a variety of prints and colours!
If there’s any brand that knows the outdoors and our love for nostalgia, it’s The North Face. Available in not one, but 11 different colours, the iconic ’95 Denali Jacket is the perfect addition to anyone’s closet, whether they love to spend time outdoors on the mountains or waiting for the latest sneaker drop. Or better yet, buy this in a size that fits both you and your partner because there’s nothing better than a gift that you can share.
Your giftee will think about you everytime they slip into these stylish yet practical boots. Coming at you from everyone’s favourite Canadian brand, these Nordic Winter Boots from Roots are just what the outdoors lover in your life needs to take on harsh winters and they’re available for both men and women.
Everyone from the seasoned adventurer to your favourite celeb has a Hydro Flask and for good reason — it’s more than just a trendy water bottle, it’s extremely techy too. Made with TempShield double wall vacuum insultation, it’ll keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours or warm for up to 12. If your giftee doesn’t already have one, it’s a gift they’ll definitely appreciate (especially if you throw in some stickers for an added personal touch).
Any decor enthusiast understands the importance of craftsmanship in a piece of furniture they display. That’s why this holiday season, you can gift the handcrafted Round Wood Table by the makers of Noah’s Ark to any design snob with pride. Streamlined with art deco glamour, it is a beautiful addition to any space. Plus there is the added feel-good factor of knowing that Noah’s Ark provides free nutrition, medical services, and basic education for artisans and their families.
Gifting the hostess with the mostess can be hard, but you can’t go wrong with this gift. The home decor lover on your shopping list is sure to be impressed with this art deco-inspired bowl from Mobilia. Not only is this luxe-looking bowl available at an affordable price, but it’ll make any space look sophisticated when used at any holiday soirées.
Want to give the gift of holiday cheer? Treat your loved one to the best holiday decorations on the block with this majestic Buck from The Home Depot Canada. Because of its unique and angular construction, it creates a magical lighting display that will have their house standing out from every other on the block. We love that it uses energy-efficient LED lights and it can even be used inside if the space is big enough. We’re totally here for over-the-top holiday decorations! Pick it up at your closest The Home Depot store.
Thirty Six Knots pays respect to the oldest carpet in the world, the Pazyrk carpet, with its beautiful, custom creations. Each carpet in its collection is hand made-to-order in India, with 36 symmetrical knots per inch². While there are a multitude of designs you can choose from, we particularly love the NYC rug, which will bring new life into any space.
Who doesn’t want pearly white and clean teeth for the holidays? It’s the perfect present and staple item to add to any wellness routine. The new Philips Sonicare ExpertClean works to help improve and maintain healthy brushing habits in between dentist check-ups. The rechargeable toothbrush has built-in smart sensors that will let you know when you’re using too much pressure, and by connecting to its app, a personalized Progress Report helps you stay on track. How cool is that?
Saje puts a holiday spin on its most popular gift with this limited edition design. Stocked with five boosting remedies — Peppermint Halo, Immune, Stress Release, Eater’s Digest, and Pain Release — your giftee will be thankful to have these ready to go in their back pocket.
This is just the thing for that person in your life who is in desperate need of R&R, or anyone who loves to indulge in the comfort of a big night in. This range of relaxation and mindfulness products offers the chance to unplug, unwind, and switch off. The 100% recyclable packaged kit includes: a patchouli soy wax candle, cozy wool socks, padded sleep mask, ceramic mug, and a mindfulness puzzle.
There is nothing like aromatherapy to bring a sense of calm and relaxation to a space. Better yet, this handcrafted essential oil stone diffuser doubles as a stunningly simple piece of home decor, making it the quintessential gift for anyone who could use some TLC.
Score big with hockey and spirits fans with this gift! Wayne Gretzky Distillery’s elegant, golden-bronze Ice Cask Whisky is smooth and robust with just a hint of sweetness. Steeped in the Canadian tradition of Icewine making, it is matured in the Estates’ signature Vidal Icewine casks to soak up the glorious residual sweetness of its frozen grapes. Your cocktail connoisseur is sure to love the festive top notes of clove, raisin, stone fruit, toffee, and caramelized sugar, with surprising hints of maple and oak. Best served on the rocks or chilled— and at every holiday function!
If you know someone who loves a well-made caesar, then the Walter Craft Caesar Holiday Caesar Mix should be on your gifting list. This limited-edition Holiday Caesar Mix, is made with sage, tarragon & sustainably sourced North Atlantic lobster stock, and when paired with Walter Craft Caesar Rim and your favourite vodka, results in the perfect holiday (or morning after) party cocktail.
Wayne Gretzky Ice Cask Whisky is nice, but it’s even nicer coupled with an old fashioned set! This set from Cocktail Emporium is the perfect accompaniment to an already perfect gift. It comes with everything you need for a fantastic drink — from Toschi Orange Peels in Syrup to a stainless steel muddler.
For someone who really likes to make their wrist pop, gifting a timepiece from Swiss watch brand Rado, is a no brainer. Their latest exciting collection, Les Couleurs Le Corbusier, is a vibrant, bold, and velvety limited edition set of watches, coming in nine bright colours that any trendsetter would proudly wear. Made of high-tech ceramic, they’re scratch-resistant and hypo-allergenic while still upholding the highest design standards that Rado is known for. Each bright colour is from French artist and architect Le Corbusier’s legendary Architectural Polychromy colour theory and limited to 999 pieces per colour.
Do you hear what we hear? It’s nostalgia knocking! Skechers reimagines three iconic styles that we all know and love — Skechers D’Lites, Skechers D’Lites 3.0, and Skechers Energy — with its Premium Heritage Limited Edition Holiday Collection. With these sneakers, you get the latest trends with upgraded materials for an ultra-luxe look — perfect for the holidays! These sneakers are designed with bold patterns, metallic embellishments, and rhinestones, so if you’re looking to gift a showstopper, look no further.
Your trendsetter might already have an extensive collection of bags, but do they have an Off-White fanny pack? The designer is a celebrity favourite, and if it’s good enough for the likes of Drake and Kylie Jenner, it’s good enough for your gifttee, too.
This year, hair accessories have been all the rage — from chunky clips to puffy scrunchies! But any trendsetter knows it’s time for the headband to have its moment, making its way from the runways of Fendi and Prada into the real world. These fabulous and affordable Padded Velvet Hairbands from Garage, available in red and black, are the perfect present for any giftee on your list who loves to make a bold fashion statement.
Know someone who spends all their money on salon blowouts or who struggles to achieve the perfect hairstyle at home? Then you’ll want to make sure you add the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer and Airwrap Styler to their holiday gift list this season. Earn your reputation as the supreme gift giver and hair care hero, by saving your giftee from bad hair days. Thanks to the brands innovative fast drying and intelligent heat control technology, these are the must-have beauty tool of the season, yet again!
Beauty aficionados know the importance of keeping serums, creams, crystal rollers, and more at the just the right temperature. This mini fridge is super cute with a matte finish, and is able to switch from heat to cooling to suit all your beauty products’ needs.
Great skin is always in, no matter the time of year. However, it’s especially important to take care of our skin during the winter. If you’re looking for a fab gift for the skincare addict in your life, then the Vivier Hydrated Holiday Skin Set needs to be on your radar. The set comes with three key products that will ensure skin gets the holiday glow it deserves with full sizes of the brands C E PEPTIDES Vitamin C serum, LEXXEL moisturizing cream, and its Radiant Eye Contour Cream.
This makeup mirror is a must-have for the beauty addicts who spends hours making sure their makeup looks flawless. With three different lighting options (warm yellow, daylight, and cool white) and 12 dimmable LED bulbs, your giftee will be able to ensure a Hollywood-ready makeup look without the limitations of light and environment.
The Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements are clinically-proven to achieve the look of thicker, fuller hair in as little as 3-6 months. A unique blend of AminoMar Marine Complex, Iron, Biotin, and Zinc, these supplements will nourish thinning hair from the inside-out and have anyone’s strands looking their best, for the holiday season and beyond.
If there are any foodies on your list, a great quality frying pan is the gift that keeps on giving! This frying pan, part of the Sapphire Collection by T–fal, is at the top of our shopping list. What’s unique about this pan is the Thermo-Spot technology (that red dot in the middle of the frying pan). It turns solid red when the pan is at the perfect temperature, taking the guesswork out of cooking. With its thick stainless steel induction base, your giftee will never have to worry about hot spots or uneven cooking temps ever again. Good meals are always with friends, so this is a great way to secure your next dinner invite.
What goes with a brand new frying pan? Well, a cooking book, of course! “Nothing Fancy” is a New York Times Bestseller by Alison Roman, so you know it’s gonna be good. Filled with unpretentious recipes, your giftee will have something new and delicious to eat every day of the week.
Move over ugly holiday sweaters, eclectic socks are moving in, and there’s no better stocking stuffer this holiday season than a pair of fun Christmas socks with everybody’s favourite elf on them! These Stance Socks will add just the right amount of festivity to your giftee’s feet. Why not add them to everyone’s stocking for the perfect group pic?
Step up your stocking stuffer game with this special edition bento box from Sugarfina and Fao Schwarz. It comes with two boxes of Sugarfina treats and a hand-painted Nutcracker ornament. Candy doesn’t get more luxurious than this!
Give the gift of good hair this holiday season with Toppik Hair Building Fibers. These hair building fibers are great for anyone with thinning hair who wants to gain back confidence or simply to enhance the look of volume and fullness in their hair instantly— just in time for holiday celebrations.
Satin pillowcases are a game changer for anyone who wants to wake up from a good night’s sleep with smooth hair and skin. The silky finish of the cases allows your skin and hair to glide smoothly over the material, preventing split ends and facial creases caused by normal sheets. With a variety of colours to choose from, this satin pillowcase 2-pack set is a beautiful addition to any bedding and is available in standard, queen, and king size.
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