We’ve tackled the gift-giving department for the fashionistas. Now, we’re shining the limelight on the creative minds in your life because you know they aren’t going to easy to shop for. Whether they’re a foodie or an owner of the perfect Instagrammable/Pinnable home, or love design and decor, here are 10 gift ideas for pretty much anyone on your list.
For your foodie friends that are always on the prowl for the world’s best eats, why not gift them this much-coveted cookbook by acclaimed Chef Daniel Humm and business partner Will Guidara, the creators behind two of New York’s hottest restaurants: Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad. Filled with pages of innovative recipes and cocktail creations, your friend is going to be a popular hostess come the holiday season. It also makes for a great coffee table book.
Forget candles. Why not up the fragrance game with a gorgeous reed diffuser from Nest instead? This luxe home accessory will not only be a beautiful addition to any fashion girl’s abode, but with the ‘Holiday’ aroma, courtesy of ingredients like pomegranate, mandarin orange, cinnamon infused with vanilla and amber notes, this will definitely help their space smell amazing all holiday long.
If you’ve ever been to a HAY store or HAY Mini Market at the MoMA design store, you’ve probably spent a few moments obsessing over these Kaleido Trays. Created by Swedish designer Clara Von Zweigbergk, these trays are good for pretty much everything, except serving food. They stack up neatly into colourful expressive piles and are perfect for everything from mail, to keys, jewelry, and would make a mod display on a holiday table.
For your Apple-loving friends, this one’s a goodie. Complete their fruit collection with the state-of-the-art Apple TV. Bringing their love for games and apps to their television, we know you’ll be getting the Best Friend Award come 2016.
Give their kitchen with a pop of colour courtesy of Le Creuset’s stoneware French Press. Not only is the much more durable than a Chemex or Bodum, it’s a classic piece that would make a great addition to any kitchen.
From finding the best boutiques to eating at the most chic places, solve your fashionable friends’ travelling woes with a box of Luxe’s handsomely bound travel guides for London, Paris and Milan. Because what’s more stylish than carrying a beautifully printed travel guide when exploring the world’s most fashionable cities?
For the minimalists at heart, this sleek-designed salt and pepper grinder will surely have guests talking when hanging around the kitchen or dining room. The brainchild of London-based contemporary artist Michael Anastassiades and interior and furniture designer Carl Auböck of Sigmar, this polished-brass product will not only be a useful tool to help bring flavour your dishes, but also an art piece. #win
Nothing says sophistication like a chess set in a home. Help make their house stand out from the rest by adding a fashionable twist to it. Enter: Lanvin wooden chess set. Featuring chess pieces alluding to former Creative Director Alber Elbaz’s fun illustrations and ready-to-wear designs, this will no doubt make for a stand-out piece in anyone’s home.
Nothing palpitates the heart like Aesop skincare products in a bathroom. So elevate your friend’s powder room with the Australian brand’s favourite, Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand duo. Consisting of a gentle cleanser and an aromatic, soothing lotion, your hands (and everyone else) that steps into the lieu will no doubt thank them for the mini spa they just experienced.
Solve your gift recipient’s holiday hosting woes by bringing a package of delicious goodies from our fave Toronto French bistro, Colette Grand Café, this season. With a large box of sweets (think macarons, shortbread, meringues and hazelnut spread), your friends will thank you for turning a sure-to-be stressful party to a delectable one.