Tis the season to spoil your nearest and dearest with a whole lotta love, plenty of kindness and a special little treat or two. I'm giving you the run down of a few of my favourite things this season in hopes to inspire you to find that perfect gift for the last few on your list.
Cheers to the gift that keeps on giving. Gold rim - check. Understated graphic - check and just the right weight - check. I'm loving my Drake General Store tumblers that I picked up from Rowan Clothing Co. in Moose Jaw. Give em a call - they ship. Plus, they carry the most fragrant products by Harlow - order a few while you're at it.
The gift that's LIT. I was gifted this Canadian-made coconut wax candle by a dear friend who just so happens to reside in the city it's crafted in. The scent is ah-mazing - think clean, refreshing and all of nature's goodness rolled into one. Woodlot would make the most lovely prezzie when playing Secret Santa with your fellow staff-mates.
Eat. Drink. and be Merry! Distilled locally, this premium, small-batch vodka from Lost River Distillery is smooooth. Bonus, the clean, understated packaging makes it a pretty little gift to bestow upon friends. I think it makes the perfect hostess gift when crashing holiday parties.
Always within reach, my QUAY aviators are everything I look for in a pair of sunnies - oversized, mirrored and full of pretty details. There's a stunning selection available at White Dhalia which means I tried on handfuls of beauties before falling for this pair with azure mirrored lenses. Help that new Momma on your list by hiding those tired eyes with a pair of bright sunnies.
Perfect hair days are within reach when Living Proof is in sight. I bid adieu to dry winter hair with this ultra rich 5-in-1 styling cream and you can too. The staff at Lavish Blowout Bar will help you find the perfect stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!
Erin Nicole lashes are fun, flirty and most importantly, natural looking. These believable beauties are effortless to apply, thanks to the genius latex-free glue applicator. Shop the full line at Holly Decker Makeup Artistry or online. Be sure to get enough for all your makeup obsessed friends and a pair for your NYE shenanigans.
Coffee breaks have never looked so good since my friend surprised me with this glossy marble S'well stunner. Keeps tea warm, and cold drinks refreshing after hours upon hours. Treat a friend who is always on the go - they'll thank you. You can grab a couple at The Better Good.
Get it together. As a Mom, my schedule can be hectic to say the least. This beautiful pink and copper-foil day planner will have my 2017 off to an orderly start. So pretty, even your mega-forgetful friend will want to put it to use.
My go to. This cap is always on hand for concealing bad hair days and for trips to the gym. And what's better than an all black cap? Supporting local, of course. Get one at Banjo and stick around to shop gifts for all those good looking guys in your life - Stance socks, Herschel beanies and soft tees will fit snuggly into their stockings.
Hardpressed not only boasts the softest tees and knits but their graphics are everything. I favour their tees in an oversized fit - rolled sleeves and a front tuck and I'm on my way. The line caters to all sizes - even the minis. I just can't get enough of their tiniest tees and glossy bombers. Pillows, prints and pins, there's something for all the Prairie proud peeps on your list.
Speaking of Prairie pride, how perfect is this oversized ceramic mug? Roomy enough for an extra splash of Baileys, this mug is perfect for all the caffeine lovers in your life. Pick 'em up at Tonic or their online shop, Farminista. You'll really warm hearts when you include a bag of ROAD beans and a bottle of Irish Cream.
My B-Low The Belt mixed metal stunner adds colour and texture to my otherwise basic black looks. Rough ripped jeans to dreamy boho dresses are elevated with the addition of my favourite accessory. Pick one up for your favourite fashionista at Swank Shoe Lounge and be sure to check the coveted Rosefield watches out for yourself.
And there you have it. Twelve loved gifts for the besties on your list. Now get out there and spoil em.
Photography: Karyn Kimberley