NOW MagazineLifeBliss out on dream gift ideas for that special person in your life
Bliss out on dream gift ideas for that special person in your life
Ready to choose those gifts? We've colour coded our fantasy items – this week, highlighting blue, black-and-white, purple, pink and neutral.
By Randi Bergman
Dec 16, 2016
Make up: Taylor Savage, Judy Inc using MAC Cosmetics.
Patrik Ervell mohair fur coat ($1,585), A.P.C Shortbread sweater ($415), Wings + Horns twill button down ($220) and Westpoint twill chinos ($230) and Dr. Martens soft buck shoes ($155) all at Nomad, 819 Queen West, 416-202-8777.
Carven sweater ($722, The Room Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111). Vince silk skirt ($395), Marni earrings ($800) and Francesco Russo heels ($1,150) all at Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor West and others, 416-922-2333.
Not a sound escapes these striking, wood-grain Audeze LCD-XC Planar Magnetic headphones. ($2,495, Bay Bloor Radio, Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122)
This four-piece olive wood shaving kit had us at “handcrafted in Florence.” ($395, The King’s Crown, Bayview Village Shopping Centre, 2901 Bayview, 647-348-1774)
This Laura Siegel sweater is handcrafted in Peru and just as cozy as you’d imagine something made of 100 per cent baby alpaca wool can be. ($930)
The perfect layering bomber for the Canadian winter just so happens to be all Canadian, made by Toronto’s “it” menswear brand. ($565, Outclass, 1122 College)
Stewed apples, grilled almonds, hints of honey… the tasting notes on Calvados Boulard Pays d’auge are enough to convert even first time brandy drinkers. ($49.95, LCBO, 1-800-668-5226)
Courrèges pink and grey dress ($2,900) and turtleneck bodysuit ($665), Paul Andrew slingback heels ($558) all at The Room at Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111), Beaufille large spiral earring ($210, sold individually, email@example.com).
Sentaler’s cruelty-free alpaca hats are hella cute. Plus, 25 per cent of the proceeds go to the SickKids Foundation. ($150).
Shinola’s pink Bixby bike comes complete with rose gold accents and is almost too pretty for the streets. Almost. ($2,445, Shinola, 1000 Queen West, 416-531-6600)
This rubberized leather backpack by Hunter is perfect for those who just ain’t over the 90s trend. ($345, ca.hunterboots.com)
Line’s sister label JOHN + JENN has the colour pop sweater game on lock. ($129, TNT, 87 Avenue Rd and others, 416-975-1810)
BeGlammed is an on-demand service that delivers a glam squad to any location with a few taps. What better way to pamper a pal? (Gift cards at various price points)
Byredo’s iconic Fleur Fantômefragrance has been pinkified just in time for the holiday season. ($115,Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor West and others, 416-922-2333)
Toronto-based Jess Sanchez works with a small group of feminist artisans from the Embera Chami people in Colombia to create her designs. ($150, santaisla.com)
Self Portrait lace midi dress ($725, Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor West and others, 416-922-2333) and Malone Souliers heels ($870, The Room Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111).
Paul Smith muted check wool jacket ($1,250) and pants ($495), John Smedley Belvoir turtleneck ($295) and Berluti Blake leather oxfords ($2,580) all at Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor West and others, 416-922-2333).
This lapis lazuli and 14k gold ring by Toronto jewellery brand Attic Gold is probably the closest to Cleopatra she’ll ever get ($895).
When in doubt, a limited-time edition Domaine Chandon bottle always does the trick ($29.95, LCBO, 1-800-668-5226).
This jacket is Mackage’s posh answer to the wintertime blues ($690, Body Blue, 199 Danforth and other, 416-778-6801).
This Gomelsky by Shinola timepiece with a lapis stone dial is the family heirloom you always imagined, but better ($1,065, Shinola, 1000 Queen West, 416-531-6600).
Fuji’s Instax Mini 70 comes with a selfie mode and mirror. Need we say more? ($169.99, Henry’s, 119 Church and others, 416-868-0872).
This leather baseball glove is for the sports fan with a luxe side. ($405, Coach, 131 Bloor West and others, 416-944-8773).
Beaufille Vela coat ($2,335), Selene mini skirt ($450) all at Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor West and others, 416-922-2333. Benton ribbed top ($150, Intermix, 130 Bloor West, 416-925-0111), Maison Margiela buckle shoes ($1,600, The Room at Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111), silver ring, $275, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiger of Sweden Gruvlig coat ($599), Holkon sweater ($249), Steel button-down shirt ($169), Dala pants ($299) and Hardy boots ($499) all at Tiger of Sweden, 56 Ossington, 416-588-4437.
Gift a wearable piece inspired by Newfoundland’s most magical destination with these pyjamas, made collaboratively by designer Jeremy Laing and artist Zin Taylor for the Fogo Island Inn ($498, fogoislandshop.ca).
Eddie Borgo’s Neo Tassel choker is just right for all the Daisy Buchanans on your list. ($880, LAC + CO, 172 Davenport, 416-962-8888)
An eye-catching frame by French designer Thierry Lasry is perfect for the daring dresser on your list. ($595, Holly Eyewear, 130 Cumberland, 416-700-2391)
The Kraken black spiced rum boasts a top-secret blend and comes in a limited edition ceramic bottle. ($44.95, LCBO, 1-800-668-5226)
Proceeds from this limited edition Saje Natural Wellness aromatherapy diffuser go to Vibe Arts, which provides free arts education opportunities for young people in Toronto’s most under-resourced communities. ($84.95, Saje, 399 Queen West, 416-340-7494)
Fornasetti’s Mille Bocchelidded candle features a blend of thyme, lavender and cedarwood and will burn for 200 hours. ($720, LAC + CO, 172 Davenport, 416-962-8888)
Who knew the world’s most perfect cropped motorcycle jacket was made right here in Toronto? This Markoo stunner is made from buttery lamb leather and can be customized in a variety of shades. ($1,080, email@example.com)
This at-home Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is perfect for techies and futurists alike. ($849.99, Best Buy, 65 Dundas West and others, 416-642-8321)
Get royally chuffed by these fabulous items guaranteed to give you a regal vibe.
Monse pink velvet pants ($2,125), Charlotte Olympia glitter heels, all at The Room at Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111, and Dolores Haze silver Feminist earrings ($193).
Mykita’s Celeste frames are understated, yet completely unique ($580, Josephson Opticians, 60 Bloor West, and others, 416-964-7070)
Apple’s latest Hermès collaboration features an elegant, extra-long strap that wraps twice around the wrist. (Apple Watch Series 2 Double Tour face, $1,779 and strap, $599, Apple Eaton Centre and others, 220 Yonge, 647-258-0801)
Nothing kicks couple play up a notch like this 24k gold massager by Lelo, designed to be worn by her. ($539, Good for Her, 175 Harbord, 416-588-0900)
This drawstring stunner bag from Fluevog is the perfect addition to her wardrobe, winter or otherwise. ($399, John Fluevog Shoes, 4 Trinity and other, 416-583-1970)
Toronto designer Andrew Coimbra‘s purple-detailed squid sweater adds just the right level of quirk to his typical head-to-toe black. ($150)