For that special woman in your life: a sister, a mother, a wife, a friend. Plenty has a list of gifts that are sure to appeal to every one, and if nothing is speaking her name, Present Day has the answer for you!
Present Day is the modern answer to the standard gift basket. With a focus on local, artisanal goods, Present Day boxes and baskets offer a refined gift option with full customization of every box or basket for individuals or clients as well as ready-made, curated options. All items can be delivered within 24 hours in the city or shipped across Canada and US within 3-7 days. To order, visit Present Day here. Gifts range from $60-$200.
We all need a laugh because, let’s face it, being an adult is hard. Parodying classic children’s books, The Fireside Grown-up Guides offer a darkly humorous and delightfully deadpan take on the complicated world around us, because the truth is, life is just as confusing to a thirty-year-old as it is to a three-year-old. Guides include: The Husband, Mindfulness, The Hangover and The Mom (and more). Available at Amazon.ca, $13.
When Stacey Davis decided to play “kitchen chemist”, she developed Lovefresh, a complete line of all natural, non-toxic, highly-effective body care. From lotions to washes to body butters to sugar scrubs, with Lovefresh you can create a luxurious home spa to indulge in after a long day. Featured above is Vanilla Bean Hand Lotion, $22. Prices start at $15, and are available online, at various boutiques worldwide, and at the One of a Kind Show in November.
Inspired by the trendy Plateau neighbourhood of Montreal, Kimberly Fletcher Leather Handbags believes a great bag should be more than stylish. Made from ethical, quality sourced materials often from family-run businesses, these collections of bags for men and women will stand the test of time. Featured Ballpark Babe, $385, also available in black. Find Kimberly Fletcher Leather Handbags online, at a variety of boutiques in Quebec or at the One of a Kind Show in November.
Have you ever dreamed of having your own Eat Pray Love adventure? Well, “andiamo!” Let’s go! With Babbel it’s possible to learn one of 14 different languages using web/mobile based lessons that fit into everyday life. What’s unique about Babbel is that 73% users report feeling comfortable holding a short conversation 5 hours after using the app! So while you may not be able to send her to Italy this holiday season, you can get her a subscription to online language courses with Babbel that will have her speaking Italian in no time. Prices start at $6.95/month.
These are fantastic jeans that contour to a woman’s body like a second skin through a unique diagonal stretch that allows for maximum comfort and fluidity. Yoga Jeans even feature an exclusive waistband that has real curves, much like women do. Best of all: you can bend and twist all day long in Yoga Jeans, but with 92% shape memory denim, they will keep their shape and hug your body all day long. Comfort is finally gorgeous. 100% made in Canada. Available at lots of places.
Iconic British make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury has just released her new fragrance Scent of a Dream, a one-of-a-kind “floral chypre” that blends the notes of attraction to bring love, light, power, and positivity to the wearer. $169, available at Charlotte Tilbury online, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom.
Salt Spring Island Candle Co. is a small, family run business on Canada’s West Coast that creates artisanal soy wax candles with all natural fragrances like the cedar-musk-cinnamon combination featured in the Moustache tin candle. For a variety of candles and scents visit the website. Candles start at $14, and are available at a variety of boutiques in BC and Alberta as well as online and at the One of a Kind Show in November.
Redefine the winter blues with this coat by Montreal designer Marisa Minicucci for Sosken Studios. The bold colour pairs perfectly with an otherwise simple outfit, so you can remain both fashion- forward and comfortable in the cooler weather. Featured, Breck coat in royal blue, $350. Check website for retailers.