Still looking for the best presents to thank your hosts this holiday season? Search no more — we’ve got great picks for every occasion and budget. But why stop there? Our gift guide will surely inspire you to shop for everyone on your list.
With an endless list of cooking shows whetting our appetites, and new cookbooks popping up on store shelves almost daily, no wonder so many people have jumped on the culinary bandwagon. Delight epicureans and emerging chefs with design-minded treats that will help them cook like a pro or entertain in style. Not sure what would suit them best? You can never go wrong with classic treats, such as chocolates, teas or liquor.
1. Holiday tea wreath, David’s Tea, $32 / 2. Insulated bottle, S’well x Liberty, Starbucks, $53.95 / 3. Salt cellar, Ricardo at Le Centre du Rasoir, $14.99 / 4. Dark chocolate fondue, Laura Secord, $12.99 / 5. Chocolats favoris : La cuisine à croquer, Archambault, $34.95 / 6. Classic brownie, Laura Secord, $14.99 / 7. Fleur de sel Caramel, La chocolaterie du Vieux-Beloeil, $7.79 / 8. Cheese knives, Clair de Lune, $21.99 / 9. Gin des Neiges, Domaine Neige, SAQ, $30.75 / 10. Espresso maker, Stokes, $19.99 / 11. Hand blender, Hudson’s Bay, $89.99 / 12. Glass, Stokes, $4.99
It’s always a challenge to please home-decor buffs with highly curated abodes. Charm trend-obsessed aesthetes with chic additions for their nests — particularly items in white, gold or both. They’re not only fashionable but also happen to mix easily with most decor styles. In other words, foolproof!
1. White Vanilla Bath & Shower Gel, Yves Rocher, $8 / 2. Jewelry tray, Hudson’s Bay, $14.99 / 3. Magnifying glass, Hudson’s Bay, $55 / 4. Dome diffuser, Le Naturiste, $79.99 / 5. Diffusion system, Fruits & Passion, $22.50 / 6. Shaker, Hudson’s Bay, $39.99 / 7. Martini glass, Stokes, $6.99 / 8. Tealight holder, Stokes, $9.99 / 9. Jewelry plate, Clair de Lune, $7.99 / 10. Champagne Cuvée 2017 foaming bath, Fruits & Passion, $25 / 11. Coconut Christmas by The Lost Fingers, Archambault, $16.99 / 12. 3-wick candle, Clair de Lune, $21.99 / 13. Tea light, Swarovski, $59 / 14. Aromatic lamp, Clair de Lune, $32.99
Do you know someone with a knack for making every day pretty and enjoying life’s little pleasures? For anyone on your list who lives by those mottos, think sweet picks that will continue bringing them joy long after the holidays. Cozy materials and shiny finishes are the way to go to please the senses, preferably in pink — the colour of choice for optimistic types.
1. Pen, Swarovski, $39 / 2. Bracelet, Caroline Néron, $95 / 3. Wallet, Caroline Néron, $145 / 4. Sock slippers, Reitmans, $19.90 / 5. Watch, Boutique Spring, $29.99 / 6. Earrings, Dynamite, $9.95 / 7. Scarf, Le Chapelier, $55 / 8. Gucci Bloom perfumed shower gel, Hudson’s Bay, $53 / 9. Make-up pouch, Forever 21, $9.90 / 10. Brush set, Forever 21, $9.90 / 11. Phone case, Swarovski, $75 / 12. Mirabella hand soap, Dans un Jardin, $25.95 / 13. T-shirt, Les pros du t-shirt, $24.99 / 14. Bottle, H&M, $12.99