The Ultimate 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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!

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Hamilton Khaki Pilot Schott NYC

Hamilton Khaki Pilot Schott NYC

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.

$1,500 – find an authorized retailer
JENNY BIRD Margo Earrings

JENNY BIRD Margo Earrings

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!

$115 at Jenny Bird
Encircled Wrap-Up Scarf

Encircled Wrap-Up Scarf

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!

$98 at Encircled
Sprout Collection Subscription Box

Sprout Collection Subscription Box

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!

$119 at Sprout Collection
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RUMPL Original Puffy Blanket

RUMPL Original Puffy Blanket

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!

$129.95 at MEC
The North Face '95 Retro Denali Jacket

The North Face ’95 Retro Denali Jacket

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.

$249.99 at The North Face
Roots Nordic Winter Boot

Roots Nordic Winter Boot

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.

$248 at Roots
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 40 oz

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 40 oz

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).

$49.99 at Well.ca
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Ten Thousand Villages Round Wood Table

Ten Thousand Villages Round Wood Table

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.

$140 at Ten Thousand Villages
Mobilia Ewen Deco Metal Bowl

Mobilia Ewen Deco Metal Bowl

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.

$29 at Mobilia
Home Depot LightShow Colossal Iridescent Buck Outdoor Christmas Decoration

Home Depot LightShow Colossal Iridescent Buck Outdoor Christmas Decoration

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.

$198 at Home Depot
Thirty Six Knots NYC Rug

Thirty Six Knots NYC Rug

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.

Prices vary by size at Thirty Six Knots
wellness-fanatic
Philips Sonicare ExpertClean Electric Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare ExpertClean Electric Toothbrush

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?

$199.99 at Amazon
Saje Pocket Farmacy® Holiday Edition

Saje Pocket Farmacy® Holiday Edition

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.

$65 at Saje
CALM CLUB Big Night In

CALM CLUB Big Night In

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.

$54.50 at Indigo
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

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.

$155 at Sephora
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Wayne Gretzky Distillery Ice Cask Whisky

Wayne Gretzky Distillery Ice Cask Whisky

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!

$60* at LCBO, BC Liquor Stores, and select Alberta Liquor Stores
Walter Caesar Holiday Caesar Mix

Walter Caesar Holiday Caesar Mix

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.

$8.29 at select retailers
Ultimate Old Fashioned Set

Ultimate Old Fashioned Set

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.

$190 at Cocktail Emporium
Jonathan Adler Coasters

Jonathan Adler Coasters

A bar cart isn’t complete without coasters for serving. This black and white set of four with real gold accents by Jonathan Adler will add just the right amount of charm to your giftee’s collection.

$99.95 at Linen Chest
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Rado Les Couleurs Le Corbusier Collection

Rado Les Couleurs Le Corbusier Collection

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.

$2,600 – find an authorized retailer
Skechers Premium Heritage Limited Edition Holiday Collection

Skechers Premium Heritage Limited Edition Holiday Collection

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.

$190 at Skechers
Off-White Nylon Fanny Pack

Off-White Nylon Fanny Pack

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.

$533.14 at Shopbop
Garage Padded Velvet Hairband

Garage Padded Velvet Hairband

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. 

$9.95 at Garage
beauty-addict
Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer & Airwrap Styler

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer & Airwrap Styler

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!

$499 – $699 at Dyson Canada
Cooluli Mini Beauty Refrigerator

Cooluli Mini Beauty Refrigerator

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.

$79 at Urban Outfitters
Vivier Hydrated Holiday Skin Set

Vivier Hydrated Holiday Skin Set

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.

$272 at Vivier Skin
Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Mirror

Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Mirror

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.

$89.99 at Amazon
Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements

Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements

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.

$19.99 – $59.99 at Viviscal
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T-fal Sapphire Cookware Collection Frying Pan

T-fal Sapphire Cookware Collection Frying Pan

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 Tfal, 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.

$29.97 at Walmart

“Nothing Fancy” by Alison Roman

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.

$31.21 at Amazon
Staub Round 5.5-Quart Cast Iron Cocotte

Staub Round 5.5-Quart Cast Iron Cocotte

Braised meats, hearty stews, fried foods, oh my! There’s nothing that a cast iron cocotte from Staub can’t make better. Your foodie will be spending even more time in the kitchen after receiving this special gift.

$459.99 at Hudson’s Bay
HBC Stripes Oven Mitt

HBC Stripes Oven Mitt

Tell the foodie in your life that it’s time to throw out their ratty oven mitt — a stylish new one is coming their way! This HBC Stripes oven mitt is a stylish addition to any kitchen.

$14 at Hudson’s Bay
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Stance

Stance “I Know Him” Crew Sock

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?

$26 at Stance
Sugarfina x Fao Schwarz Candy & Ornament Bento Box

Sugarfina x Fao Schwarz Candy & Ornament Bento Box

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!

$41.78 at Nordsrom
Toppik Hair Building Fibres

Toppik Hair Building Fibres

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.

$29.95 at Toppik
Jason Markk Sneaker Cleaning Kit

Jason Markk Sneaker Cleaning Kit

Shoe lovers of all kinds will appreciate getting Jason Markk in their stocking! This little kit is all they need to keep their shoes in tip-top shape and is revered by those in the sneaker community.

$24 at Urban Outfitters
Levi's Baby Tab Beanie

Levi’s Baby Tab Beanie

What makes this soft acrylic beanie the perfect stocking stuffer? Canadian winter— need we say more?

$35 at Hudson’s Bay
elago Charging Hub

elago Charging Hub

A charging hub by elago is the gift your giftee never knew they wanted. This station keeps charging cords from looking messy while displaying your everyday essentials.

$34 at Urban Outfitters
Bedsure Satin Pillowcase for Hair and Skin, 2-Pack

Bedsure Satin Pillowcase for Hair and Skin, 2-Pack

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.

$12.99 – $14.99 at Amazon

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