Don’t let the stress of the Holidays get you down, this is meant to be the happiest time of year. Allow the editors of TheSceneinTO to help you with a fine selection of gift giving ideas for the ladies on your list this season. Enjoy this curated list of some of our favourite, tried and true selections for the holidays or any day. While you’re at it, have the stores wrap everything, it’ll allow you time for one more hot toddy.
We’ve loved Knix Wear since we first heard about them and they were still crowdfunding to get the business off the ground. Since then, creator Joanna Griffiths has taken the lingerie business and revolutionized it. Knix Wear undies are perfect in so many ways. Created with high performance fabrics, the original Knix are leak resistant, moisture-wicking, odour eradicating and perfectly seamless (seriously). The newest Knixy Luxe line, has all the benefits of its predecessor, but instead of being sporty, these are made with sexy lace. Choose between a variety of cuts including highrise, boyshort, bikini and thong.
Available at KnixWear.com and in 140 retailers throughout North America. Prices vary.
Brave Leather’s Nida Leather Wrapped Belts
We love this Canadian-made Obi belt made of Italian leather. The original Japanese fashioned belt is available in several colours so it will work with so many different outfits and looks. Take a look and try the new galaxy silver metallic leather belt. It will add a look of glam for all your outings. You can give their Toppik hair building fibers which could one of the best gift for her.
Find them at Brave Leather Nida retails at $90.
Anyone who loves to adorn their crown with beautiful things will covet the items from Headmistress. The Reversible Fur Headband features vintage fur with a look that harkens back to days of old while retaining its timeless elegance. Reversible, sexy and will keep you warm? What more could a person want?
Available at Headmistress The Reversible Fur Headband retails for $109.
This magical oil is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids and has been a secret of Moroccan women for ages. This lightweight oil can be used on all skin and hair types and on any part of the body. It’s a natural serum that absorbs into the skin well and is extremely nourishing and hydrating.
Available through PerthSoap.com and retails for $30.
Café Press has a large selection of gifts that are off the beaten path and they deserve a thorough perusal. These note cards are great for the literature lover in your life. Whether their preference is real books or digital, these custom cards are a great gift to remind people that a handwritten note to someone special is still a wonderful thing.
Café Press Literary Captivation Note Cards retail for $28.50 (Hurry, save 20% site wide through 12/8)
This leather soft cover journal comes in different colours and wording like “etc” and “Bucket List” and with that in mind, it’s a lovely gift for anyone on your list. Yes, there are still people who believe in writing notes on paper—not only on a smartphone. You know who that person is, pick this up, won’t you?
Available online at Gilt Sparrow Lake Leather Soft Cover Journal retails for $51.41
The Cambridge Satchel Company was founded by Mompreneur Julie Deane to help pay for her children’s school fees in 2008. Shortly after creating their first set of leather satchels out of their kitchen, the company took off and they haven’t looked back since. These expertly hand finished satchels are stylish and practical. Choose between ten vibrant colour choices, knowing these little goodies will never go out of style and the leather will only get better with age.
Available through Cambridge Satchel Company with complimentary embossing and gift wrapping through 12/14, free shipping worldwide. The Classic Batchel retails here for $205.
The Cambridge Satchel can also be purchased in slightly more limited colours on Gilt.com at discounted prices starting at $143.
This practical gift will appeal to the morning hot beverage, literary or art lover on your list. The Vintage inspired Little Red Riding Hood print will differentiate this stainless steel, double-wall, vacuum insulated mug from the ubiquitous ones you spy on your morning commute. With top handles, it’s easier to tote around on-the-go and is dishwasher safe. Apart from that you can get JibJab’s eCard for her.
Available at Café Press and retails for $29.
Personalized stamps and stationary will (hopefully) always be a wonderful gift for any crafty person on your holiday gift list. Pretty in Ink is a proudly Canadian company, created by two moms who share a love for fine details. Expect that in the stamps that they will create for you, you think it and chances are they can make it. Select a stamp with a family name, address, monogram or specialty stamps for home and office. Also available are personalized tags, labels and notecards.
Available online at PrettyinInkStamps.com. Prices vary.
The Soothing line of offerings from Inspired Soap Works is a wonderful gift for anyone this winter and will help keep skin healthy and hydrated. The products are created with Italian Olive Oil and include other healthy body ingredients like cocoa and shae butter, avocado and other essential oils. Other products include a line of Dead Sea salt soaks, body balms and bath bombs. We found the Soothing product line worked wonders for winter eczema noticing a marked difference after two uses.
Inspired Soap Works prices and products vary.