Have you left holiday shopping until the last minute and now you have no clue what to get some of the challenging people on your shopping list? We are taking the guesswork out of gift giving in our latest Holiday Gift Guide. You will find everything that you need for teachers, bosses and yes, your friends and family that are a little hard to shop for.
Moisture in the winter? Yes please! Spending more time indoors means that your skin is craving moisture. Teal N Bronze’s Merry Moisturization Duo is the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including yourself. Valued at $31.98, it contains:
- Sun Swag Body Oil AND
- Java Jazz Body Butter
Sunswag Body Oil smells like fresh linen and scented with USDA certified essential oils. It will moisturize your skin and bring back memories of summer. Java Jazz Body Butter smells like a latte and works like a dream. Use it all over to moisturize your skin. Our recommendation? It works wonders on your cracked heels – use it after your shower to seal in the moisture. It really is a butter, so use sparingly – a little of this organic product goes a long way. The products are gender neutral, so they are perfect for anyone on your holiday list.
Teal N Bronze is a plant based, cruelty free, hand crafted, small batch, ethical beauty, waterless and carbon neutral line that you can feel good about buying. The female owned Canadian business is unique. They take a deliberate small-batch approach in creation, not only to personally ensure quality, but to live their belief in a sustainable business.
If the person that you are buying for is a gin lover, Artingstall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin is just the ticket. The bespoke bottle, a must for every bar cart, is as premium as the 84-proof spirit inside of it. It was created by film director and writer Paul Feig, with the Minhas Distillery team (co-owned by Dragon’s Den’s Manjit Minhas and her brother Ravinder). The gin has flavours of juniper and citrus with subtle spice. This gift will impress the most discerning gin aficionado.
If you don’t know the person very well or if you are looking for a fool-proof gift for your boss, Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a classic New World wine that will be a hit. The white wine has passion fruit and tropical fruit flavours with a perfumed bouquet and refined elegance. The medium-weight fruit palate is balanced by nice, crisp acidity. You can taste the freshness of this delicious wine. It is easy to drink and even the most discerning wine-lovers will enjoy it.
Gift someone one of the best cookies they will ever taste and you will be on their nice list forever. Craig’s Cookies have been Toronto’s best kept secret since 2013. The entire city knows about Craig’s decadent flavours and they are now shipping across Canada just in time for the holidays. You can pick your own assortment with this gift box. If you don’t know where to start, try some unique holiday treats like White Christmas (candy cane in a cookies n cream cookie), Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cookie or Holiday Smarties.
Crate & Barrel – Mila Bowl $34.95 Online
A modern, sophisticated take on a centerpiece or serving bowl. The freeform curves ruffle create a unique rim on the glass bowl. It was created by Crate & Barrel by artisans at Krosno, a European glass collective dating back to 1923. It is a beautiful gift for anyone on your holiday list.
Let’s all agree to forget 2020 and look ahead to a brand new year. The Celestial Moon Sun 2021 12 Month Planner features a paperback cover with gold foil stamping. It has a weekly format with tab dividers, exposed twin-ring spiral binding, and double sided pocket. A thoughtful gift for a teacher, boss or just someone who likes having a calendar to write their appointments in.
A picture frame is always a thoughtful gift – it is something that we don’t always thing of buying for ourselves. We all have photos in drawers or boxes that should be displayed. The Crown Point Photo Frame by kate spade is a classic, yet modern home décor accessory with clean lines & a curved border. The gold plate with a crisp white matte finish gives it a richer look than cool-toned silver.
If you have a friend or family member that are really difficult to shop for, pick up cute, cozy pajamas like this find at Reitmans. Cute enough to wear to a Zoom get together, they will keep you warm and toasty on cold winter nights.
Leather gloves are beautiful and can be an investment, but they often aren’t practical for cold winter days. The Mackage FIA gloves have the elegant look that you want from a black leather glove, but the luxurious wool-cashmere lining and ribbed cuff will keep the cold out. We love the details on the gloves. They are even smartphone screen sensitive.
If you love the items in this holiday gift guide, you may need to have the package or gift card shipped. Teal N Bronze offers free delivery with $50 or more, local delivery at $5 and curb side pick up. Check websites that you are shopping on for their shipping schedules. Couriers like FedEx and UPS will also have their own schedules. For Canada Post, the dates vary depending on the service. Generally the dates range from December 9-21 for regular parcel, flat rate box, Xpresspost or Priority post. You can send cards and holiday gift cards nationally right up to December 18.