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.


ON HIM: 

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.

ON HER:

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.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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ON HER:

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, sales@beaufille.com).

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Sentaler’s cruelty-free alpaca hats are hella cute. Plus, 25 per cent of the proceeds go to the SickKids Foundation. ($150).

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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)

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This rubberized leather backpack by Hunter is perfect for those who just ain’t over the 90s trend. ($345, ca.hunterboots.com)

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Line’s sister label JOHN + JENN has the colour pop sweater game on lock. ($129, TNT, 87 Avenue Rd and others, 416-975-1810)

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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)

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Byredo’s iconic Fleur Fantôme fragrance has been pinkified just in time for the holiday season. ($115, Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor West and others, 416-922-2333)

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Charlotte Tilbury’s World of Legendary Parties calendar is the ultimate holiday countdown, complete with 12 days-worth of her best-selling beauty products. ($250, Nordstrom Eaton Centre and others, 260 Yonge, 416-552-2900)

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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)

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ON HER:

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).

ON HIM: 

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).

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This lapis lazuli and 14k gold ring by Toronto jewellery brand Attic Gold is probably the closest to Cleopatra she’ll ever get ($895).

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When in doubt, a limited-time edition Domaine Chandon bottle always does the trick ($29.95, LCBO, 1-800-668-5226).

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This jacket is Mackage’s posh answer to the wintertime blues ($690, Body Blue, 199 Danforth and other, 416-778-6801).

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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).

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An artisan-painted canoe paddle by The Norquay Co. is the chicest Canadian gift we could imagine. ($385, The Tuck Shop Trading Co., 1226 Yonge, 416-859-3566).

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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).

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This leather baseball glove is for the sports fan with a luxe side. ($405, Coach, 131 Bloor West and others, 416-944-8773).

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ON HER: 

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, sales@beaufille.com.

ON HIM: 

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.

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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).

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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)

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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) 

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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)

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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)

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Fornasetti’s Mille Bocche lidded candle features a blend of thyme, lavender and cedarwood and will burn for 200 hours. ($720, LAC + CO, 172 Davenport, 416-962-8888)

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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, info@markoostudios.com

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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)


Purple reign

Get royally chuffed by these fabulous items guaranteed to give you a regal vibe.

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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).

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Mykita’s Celeste frames are understated, yet completely unique ($580, Josephson Opticians, 60 Bloor West, and others, 416-964-7070)

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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) 

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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)

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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)

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Toronto designer Andrew Coimbra‘s purple-detailed squid sweater adds just the right level of quirk to his typical head-to-toe black. ($150)

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