The count down to Christmas is officially on, and we get it, you haven’t started your shopping, and you’re kinda freaking out. You’re faced with what to get that special lady friend on your list this holiday (among others), and she’s a hard one to shop for. We get it, we’re hard to shop for too, so we’re doing you a solid this year roundinh up some of the raddest and baddest gifts for her this holiday.

MISFITSTUDIO x Fortnight Collection, $68-$168 CAD

Give the gift of beautiful velvety movement wear this season with the latest drop from MISFITSTUDIO x Fortnight. Previously released in a stunning sexy black, the collection returns in a beautiful velvet rose gold shade just in time for the holiday. Gift one of their pieces along with a MISFITSTUDIO gift card to really wow her this holiday, plus support two Toronto-based female founded businesses.

Lola James Harper Candles, $75 CAD

Ladies LOVVVVVVEEE their boujee candles, so why not just take the easy way out this time. We love Paris-based brand Lola James Harper candles and room sprays because each fragrance is inspired by a memory of a place owner Rami Mekdachi loves: The Comics Store of George, The Guitare Shop on Denmark Street, The Billard-Room of Jean-Jacques, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré Air, plus many more. Mekadchi worked with brands like Colette, Ines de le Fressange, Costes, Lacoste, Chloé, and more as a perfumer before creating Lola James Harper, so it’s safe to say his taste is well honed. Created in collaboration with one of the last Maître Cirier in France each scent is created to evoke a specific place or memory in mind.

[ad] Gap + GQ Collection Sweatshirts, various designers, $74.95 – $158 CAD

It’s officially hoodie season and if you’re like us, you’re probably preparing for the arrival of a food baby after lots of holiday indulgence. What better way to hide said food baby and still look dope af over the holidays than an oversized hoodie. We’re really digging this super chic and cozy collection from Gap & GQ which spotlights eight of the worlds coolest designers like No Vacancy Inn, Opening Ceremony, Surf is Dead, and many more. Each putting their signature spin on the classic Gap sweatshirt, the collection features seven hoodies and one crew neck sweater. GQ will also be making a donation to each designer’s charity of choice.

Rock them to the party with a pair of slick patent leather leggings and heels this holiday or over a pair of yoga pants after a workout for a more chilled out lewk. Since the collection is technically menswear, you’ll be serving that “I got it from my boyfriend” steeze whichever you choose. Go for a medium for a perfectly oversized fit, or Vetements style with a large or XL.

Shop the collection online now and at select Gap Stores.

J. Hannah Fine Necklace, $290 USD

Every girl needs a cool gold chain with the words FINE on it. We love this simple number from LA-based designer J. Hannah in collaboration with their friends at Winden Jewelry. The necklace is 14k yellow gold, created after Winden’s popular ‘pet name’ necklace and Hannah’s slogan #FineJewelryForFineLadies.

KARA Shearling Backpack, $495 USD

Let’s be honest, there’s no better gift for your girl than a bag, especially one that’s durable and embellished with fuzzy shearling detail like this one from NY designer KARA. “It’s like the Kurt Russell/Goldie Hawn dream team backpack equivalent.” Her classic backpack pebbled leather design is not only super versatile and as it is playful, but it’s roomy enough inside to fit just about everything without weighing you down. Make her giddy this holiday and gift her one in rich bootle green or classic black.

Adam Selman x Le Specs Heartbreaker Sunglasses, $91 CAD

It seems like every fast fashion brand has knocked off the Adam Selman x Le Specs Lolita sunglasses this year, and tbh we can’t blame them – they were legit on of the most wearable classic shapes of the year. They’ve followed that up with these super cute and playful heartbreaker sunglasses which have a 90’s appeal to them that any girl would be drawn to. 

Goop G.Tox Travel Kit, $55 CAD

If there’s one thing we all definitely need after the holiday season it’s a detox. That goes for our stomaches, livers and of course our bodies. Goop body has you covered for one chic little detox kit that’s sure to impress without breaking the bank. Perfect for the avid traveller on your list who could use an excuse to unwind while on the go. The G.Tox Travel Kit features a 5 Salt Bath Soak with activated charcoal and coriander, a Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo with hydrating moringa oil that cleanses and moisturizes hair, a Glacial Marine Clay Body Cleanser with essential minerals to keep the skin silky smooth, plus a 5 Salt Detox Body Scrub with hydrating oils that leave the skin moisturized and polished.

Rachel Antonoff Difficult Tee, $75 USD

Perfect for that firey Scorpio on your list, Rachel Antonoff’s “Difficult” tee is pretty fucking awesome. Pink, embroidered, and to the point. Wear it on Christmas day for extra emphasis around family (lol) or to your next power meeting under a blazer for that subtle hint of ‘don’t fuck with me.’

Aeydē Kate Calf Leather Boots, $375 USD

There’s just something about a simple, perfectly designed, great quality black ankle boot. If you’ve avoided owning a pair up till now or know someone who has, this would a great time to gift them a boot they’ll keep wearing forever and ever. We love these Kate Calf Leather Boots from Berlin based-brand aeydē because of their simple yet bad ass design that integrates into any wardrobe seamlessly.

All of aeydē’s products are manufactured by family owned factories in Italy’s Marche region like these ones, made with Calf Leather outers and Goat leather interiors for an amazing fit that molds to your foot within a wear or two. The boot also features a leather outsole with rubber inlay and a stacked 2.5″ heel. While they’re not exactly fast fashion price, this type of boot is usually priced much higher, so it’s a great option that will last forever (unlike the Zara equivalent) without going over the $500 mark.


Chanel N°5 Eau De Parfum Limited Edition, $198 CAD

There’s no gift more lovely than the gift of Chanel. Just in time for the holidays they’ve redesigned their iconic No5 bottle for the first time ever in a festive ruby red. Coming in both Eau de Toilette or Eau de Perfum, the limited edition bottles will be available in either classic glass 100ml size or an insanely luxurious Baccarat crystal 900 ml parfum edition in which only 55 will be produced.

Sandy Liang Patch Coat, $3390 USD

It’s winter now so there’s really no better gift than a super chic warm coat that’s warm af. This dyed shearling number from NY-based designer Sandy Liang is a thing of dreams when it comes to fuzzy coats, especially since most are synthetic and definitely won’t keep you warm. Made in Turkey, this patch coat is warm as hell because of its shearling construction, done in some of the most fun colours sure to brighten up any look this holiday.

Petra Collins: Coming of Age, $42.07

Coffee table books are always a good idea especially one as beautiful as this from Toronto photographer Petra Collins. Her first monograph with Rizzoli showcases the world of the thoroughly modern creative she is renowned and loved by the art and fashion worlds alike. Inside the flocked cover you’ll find controversial self-portraits, personal essays, Polaroids, plus contributions by women who inspire her.