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Last Minute Christmas Gifts


Christmas is a’coming and if you’re scrambling for the final few gifts – get thee to a computer and start clicking. Cut-off dates for shipping in time for Christmas start this week! Last minute Christmas gifts + ideas:

For the Host or Hostess – The soy candles from P.F. Candle Co. cast such a warm and cozy light thanks to their signature amber coloured glass jars. My absolute favourite is Amber & Moss for a chilled out scent for an evening of sipping tea and reading magazines. A closer runner-up is Sweet Grapefruit for something a little more energizing when I’m hosting a dinner party or working away in the office. Each candle is hand-poured at their studio in Downtown LA and are $16 from Madewell or Urban Outfitters.


For the Cute Baby – Give the cutest baby you know this hand stamped hipster scarf/bib ($18) from Millipy. Each one is handmade in Los Angeles and fits children up to the age of 5. (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

Diy-terrarium kit

Not sure what to gift your mom, sister, bestie or girlfriend? I’ve got you covered with this unique and curated list of Christmas Gift Ideas For Her!

DIY Terrarium Kit ($24) – Get her creative side going with a DIY Terrarium Kit from MakersKit. The box comes complete with a plant, supplies and instructions on everything she needs to create a cool terrarium for her home. I also love their Herb Garden Kit and Lip Balm MakersKit as well.


Carry-On Suitcase ($1150) – Ooooohhh I’ve been coveting one of these luxurious and sleek carry-on suitcases from Ebby Rane for a couple months now. Best part? They are a Canadian company that is just killing it right now with their well thought out design and specially-labeled packing pouches. Want. Want. Want.


Festive Tea Collection ($50) – Warm her up over the cold winter months with this  super cute Festive Tea Collection from David’s Tea. Treat her to nine different loose leaf teas – don’t forget to include a tea filter and a festive mug! (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend or Husband


Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I’m sharing this blast from the past blog post from last year to help you get your brainstorm on when it comes to buying for your significant other. I’ll have an all-new gift guide coming soon – but in the meantime, enjoy!


What can I say? Shopping for a gift for your husband or boyfriend is actually tough. Between all the socks, boxers, pajamas or booze you COULD buy – it’s hard to come up with a gift that your guy really wants! If you’ve been with your husband or boyfriend for a long time, you’ve likely hit up every classic gift in the book. SO without further ado, I give you my 2013 Christmas Gift Ideas for Guys:


For the Cocktail Enthusiast – Give your guy’s gin & tonic a serious upgrade with this Homemade Gin Kit ($49.95). All you need is a bottle of vodka (you supply) and a rich blend of juniper berries followed by an array of carefully selected and hand weighed spices, botanicals, flowers and aromatics (included in the kit). It’s like prohibition all over again! You’ll be drinking homemade gin in just 36 hours.


For the Cyclist – Sort of like a murse for your bike. Hook up your communting man with this Linus Bike Pouch ($36) so he can stash his phone, wallet and keys on his ride home. Detaches easily so he can take all his goods with him when he locks up.



For the Long-Distance Love – Spending Christmas away from your boyfriend this year? Send him one of these Man Crates (from $24.99) which comes with a crow bar – because how else are you going to open something this man-ly? With an Xacto-knife? NO! Themed crates are filled with bacon, beer, hot sauce, snacks and promises no ribbon, no bow and no fluff!  It’s all pretty hilarious and fun. (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Best Girlfriends



By: Daniela DiStefano

Looking for a few great gift ideas?

For the friend who’s always entertaining: Every weekend she’s calling you over to her condo for a themed cocktail party, pre-drink or girls’ night in. This party kit has everything she needs to plan another savvy soiree like décor, champagne coupes, serving tray and cocktail shaker. No doubt you’ll be permanently on the VIP invite list with this one. Party in a Box $166 at west elm (more…)

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) (more…)