The holiday season can feel a bit overwhelming at times – we get it!
In an effort to ease the overwhelm of gift-giving, our team has put together a series of gift guides to help with even the trickiest of folks on your list.
Our final gift guide for the season has been curated by Jenna, our Winnipeg storefront manager. Between her incredible eye for detail and flair for thoughtful gifting, Jenna has put together a wonderful list of meaningful gift ideas that will help keep you within your desired holiday budget.
Like Christmas carolling, tree decorating, homemade gingerbread houses and family eggnog recipes, gift-giving is often a cherished part of the holiday season. For me, it’s perhaps my favourite holiday tradition. Little can outshine the feeling of watching a loved one unwrap a special gift that was meant just for them. All that has been put into the gift – from the meaningful idea behind it to the thoughtful wrapping, and the anticipation built sitting under the tree – is shared between the two of you in that moment.
As someone who really treasures a thoughtful gift, I’ve curated a list of items I know will brighten the recipient’s face and bring warmth to their holiday season.
Fountain Pen – Cappuccino
Is there someone in your life who has an appreciation for the smaller things? A beautiful sunset, a good cup of coffee, a handwritten note… This timeless fountain pen is sure to add to their little moments of joy. Its lightweight and pocket-sized design makes it the perfect pen for when inspiration hits you, no matter where you are. Find it here.
Nigel Slater’s Christmas Chronicles
Nigel Slater’s Christmas Chronicles will take readers through hearty recipes, folktales, and memoirs all winter long. This lovely collection of recipes and writings is full of holiday warmth and spirit, making it the perfect fireside companion for cold winter days. Its wide range of recipes and stories means it’s sure to share something new with every reader; a thoughtful gift that anyone could find some inspiration, nostalgia, and comfort in. Find it here.
Candle Stand – Antique Metallic
These antiqued iron candle stands not only fit right in at the holiday dinner table, but the simple shape will bring elegance to any space year-round. The variations in the polished metallic finish adds an eclectic charm that shines when paired up on a dining room table or fireplace mantle. These candle stands make a great gift for those who cherish warmth and classic touches. Find it here.
Puzzle – Tree Shopping
During the hectic holiday season, everyone can use a little mindfulness. What better way to relax than with a festive puzzle! Gathered around with loved ones, working together piece by piece, it’s these quiet moments that remind us what the holidays are all about. Find it here.
Mohair Socks – Grey
These are socks you’d actually want to find in your stocking! These Japanese mohair socks are a great gift for the person on your list who has everything: practical and well made, they’ll last for seasons to come. Find them here.
Dilo Candle – Tobacco & Cedar
What’s a cosy winter evening without the tranquillity of a candle? Dilo’s No. 03 candle ignites an earthy tone with hints of tobacco, vanilla, patchouli, and cedarwood. Housed in matte grey glass, the candle’s minimalistic look is well suited for any room in the home, and its warm, rich scent creates the perfect backdrop for a comfy night in. Find it here.
Small Scallop Planter
This little planter is the perfect gift for your plant-loving friend to keep up their green thumb throughout the winter. Handmade in Philadelphia, the quirky scalloped edge and neutral-toned marbled ceramic find the balance between playful and refined. These are one of a kind pieces that are sure to add charm to any windowsill. Find it here.
Shea Body Balm – Compagnie de Provence
Elevate your loved ones’ everyday routine into a meaningful self-care ritual by introducing them to Compagnie De Provence’s shea body balm. Lightly fragranced with sweet musk and floral notes, this moisturizing body balm hydrates and protects skin, making it especially beneficial during the colder months. Find it here.