Our Holiday Gift Guide!

Gift GuideBy: Amy Ng


For the Foodie – For the friend who’s already conquered her share of gourmet tacos and lobster rolls, tickle her taste buds with this unique churned seashore honey from Quebec agricultural darlings Société-Orignal. Harvested in the Gaspé region along the Saint Lawrence River, this nutritious raw finishing honey tastes sweet and floral with the luscious consistency of marshmallow cream. (Quitokeeto, $30)


For the Hostess – For your sister who always knows how to throw a great party, brighten up her next soiree with these emerald-bordered linen cocktail napkins from Canadian line, Smith Handmade. (Etsy, $24)


For the Fashionista – Add some subtle sparkle to your favourite fashionista’s holiday ensemble with this elegant single stone cuff (Terrain, $68). Subtle not her style? Try these bold royal blue vintage teacup bracelets instead. (Etsy, $43)


For the Neat Freak – For your mom who insists that everything has its place, help her keep her workspace neat and tidy with these stunning solid brass stationary trays. The trays’ crude casting surface will colour with age creating a distinctive backdrop to display her most precious items with substance and style. (RH Signature, $150)


For the Art Lover – This foggy forest creek art print by Kevin Russ captures the breathtaking beauty of the great outdoors. Photographed in Lane County, Oregon, the dark lush palette of this Giclée print would make a gorgeous addition to any study or gallery wall. (Society 6, $16)


For the Interior Decorator – Nothing brightens up a lackluster room like this cheerful golden plus linen pillow cover from Cotton + Flax. Sporting a sunny cactus fabric on one side and soft natural linen on the other, each pillow is hand printed with love by Los Angeles textiles designer Erin Dollar. (Cotton + Flax, $75)


For the Spa Junkie – Score super-soft, ocean-kissed skin with Herbivore Botanicals’ Sea Bath Soak. Combining organic sea kelp with Pacific sea salt for a powerhouse skin-soother that oxygenates, hydrates and detoxifies, this therapeutic soak is best gifted to tired shoppers and stressed-out holiday helpers alike. (Etsy, $30)


For the Beauty Addict – The fabulous Beekman boys have done it again with their luxurious Lump of Gold beauty bar made with creamy goat milk and flecks of gold mica minerals. Lightly scented with a blend of essential oils, this natural soap is also free of synthetic chemicals and fragrances and imparts a hint of shimmer that’s perfect for the holidays. (Beekman 1802, $15)


Amy Ng blogs over at The Snack Dept. – you should go visit her. Plus, she’s my sister.