It’s the most wonderful time of the yea…. wait actually, scratch that. It’s the most indecisive time of the year! If you are anything like me, getting a gift for the girl in your life is a challenge. It’s difficult to know what people will actually use and get excited for, without buying something they already own. I find the best way to gift is to think of something you’d like yourself first and then see if that item is a fit for your friends and loved ones. I spend a lot of time shopping online and across my travels, so trust me when I say, I’ve found some truly special gift suggestions this year, many of which I’ve road-tested myself! Confession: my most toxic Christmas trait is shopping, but not for other people, and let me tell you there are some gems on this list I would be delighted to receive (hint).
From a cozy on-trend balaclava to the most dreamy silky pyjama set and all the best stocking stuffers, we got all the ladies in your life covered for the holidays. Let’s get into it!
Balaclava’s are arguably the hottest winter accessory of the season and we are in love with this fuzzy cozy one from Copenhagen-based brand Helmstedt. Available in pink and on-trend brown, it’s made from a super warm combination of alpaca and wool, (along with nylon, acrylic, and spandex) so you know the fit’s going to be a good one. The perfect gift for your bestie, your sister, yourself even, and be sure to order asap since it ships from Copenhagen!
For the girl who has everything, this Varon Hydro Ring is definitely going to impress this holiday… especially if you’re able to correctly guess her ring size. I came across this brand on a recent trip to Mexico City and fell in love with its interesting curves, asymmetrical nature, and the brand’s gender-fluid ethos. Born out of the longing for body adornment to return to its traditional meaning that “an object’s very proximity makes us live the moments that are meant to be relived… and not just temporarily remembered,” all Varon pieces are handmade to order in Mexico City, and available in both silver and gold (as well as 24K Gold Plating on special order). They keep a few of these in stock so it’s definitely a special option if you’re able to get your hands on one. Order soon so it arrives in time for the 25th!
Show her you care about all her body parts this season, including her scalp. Neutrogena’s Healthy Scalp Haircare collection is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone staring down the face of winter. During this notoriously dry season, extra nourishment is essential for maintaining healthy skin, including on your head. Neutrogena’s Healthy Scalp Hydro Boost is proven to cleanse and moisturize, without stripping your strands. Crafted by Neutrogena, known skincare experts, the shampoo and conditioner are infused with hyaluronic acid, to help boost your scalp’s hydration level and moisturize your hair as well. Retailing for $16.99, these are the perfect additions to her stocking this year.
This might just be the most bougee stocking stuffer to ever exist, and we are here for it! Hermes Nail Files!? Santa can you hear me?! For the reasonable price of $52, you get twelve poplar wood nail files packed neatly into a tiny signature Hermes orange box. With one side for filing and the other smooth and even out the nails, these files are sure to make her want to squeal just a little. Wait till you see her face when she fishes this box out of the bottom of her stocking. Plus you can’t say they aren’t practical 😉
All pyjamas are not created equal; indeed not every pair can be worn as a super chic set like this Wakewear Set from Untitled In Motion. Made from a highly sustainable silk alternative called Tencel, each set is made to look and feel extravagant and luxurious, just like silk, except they are far more durable and biodegradable. It’s perfect to wear to the beach, a date, or layer it up (as I do) with other pieces in your wardrobe. Available in a number of dreamy prints like this gorgeous one, named after REM sleep, of course, this set proves pyjamas aren’t just for bedtime.
Easily the most coveted bag of the year, this New Bottega Padded Casette Bag is made in Itlay from luscious Lambskin and features a single compartment with a flap closure, zippered interior pocket, and signature magnetic closure. The strap can be concealed neatly inside the bag to make it a clutch or shortened for cross-body wear. This gift is one for that special lady (or lad for that matter) in your life that’s been extra good this year 😉
Around the holidays I always reach for useful gifts that elevate everyday moments, like brushing your teeth. I discovered this Stockholm-based brand a few months back and fell in love with how gentle, yet effective and delicious they are. It’s hard to choose a favourite, but Vesper, one of their newer aromas, features unexpected notes of Anise, Licorice & Cinnamon that make brushing one’s teeth an absolute delight. Plus the price couldn’t be better for a stocking stuffer, or even a secret Santa gift.
It’s dry skin season so why not slip a little face oil into her stocking? I literally don’t know anyone who wouldn’t benefit from a few drops of nourishing face oil as part of their skincare routine, especially in the colder months of the year. Supernal is a botanically-based skincare line that is not only beautifully packaged, but highly effective. Crafted from a blend of Vitamin C, Omegas 3, 6, and 9, Camellia Oleifera, Squalene, Amla fruit extract, and Blue Tansy, this gorgeous oil restores the skins natural luminosity and glow – something I’m pretty sure we all need right now. Give the gift of glow this year.
Legendary LA-based jelly cheesecake brand Nunchi has teamed up with Rose CBD again for an oh-so-perfect re-release of their limited edition Milky Fruity Turkish delights. Infused with 10 mg per piece of Lifter hemp flower rosin from Hudson Hemp, each box contains two flavours, SF Milkman Coconut Water and Chino Farms Albion strawberry + yuzu delights designed to be squished together for the perfect milky fruity taste experience. This is the perfect gift that proves good things come in small packages, in this case, packages sure to impress even the coolest girl on your list this holiday. They’re also non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and free of solvents often found in CBD products. Limited to 400 boxes, these are sure to sell out, so grab them while you can.
Is it just me, or does everyone love a sweater for the holidays?! This Paloma Wool Matrix Sweater is a lovely sustainable option with a dizzyingly cool design that’s at once equally trendy yet timeless. Made in Barcelona from a responsible blend of super warm mohair, alpaca, and polyimide, it’s cut perfectly to wear with high wasted jeans or a skirt if you want to get fancy this holiday. Pick one up for your girl in green, blue, or black this holiday at our favourite Dundas West shop, Ease.
No gift guide would be complete without a bougie parfumee candle and right now we’re obsessed with this Venus candle from LA cool-girl CBD brand Stevie. With notes of vetiver, bergamot, amber, and sandalwood, this scent is sure to be enchanting for the holidays and burn nicely for 60 hours. We love the moss green ceramic container too with the venus drawing which can be reused as a planter once it’s fully burned. They sell out super fast, so grab one while you can.