Monogrammed towels are a classic, and you can’t go wrong with bringing a set as a thank you gift to a host for having you and your crew stay over during the madness of the holidays. These luxurious custom hand towels from Au Lit Fine Linens make a thoughtful gift and show how much you appreciate the hospitality. Available online from Au Lit Fine Linens, $48.
Candles are one of the small luxury items that people rarely buy for themselves but love to receive. A classic option is the Ilume Tonka Noir Candle with a delightful scent of juicy mandarin, rose essence and rich jasmine with hints of salted musk, creamy sandalwood and smoky vanilla. Available at Au Lit, $22.
Never arrive empty-handed to someone’s home. Top on our list this year, for its first holiday season in production, Spirit of York is offering a selection of gift boxes that provide a perfect introduction to the brand’s gin, vodka and whisky experience. What better way to make holiday party hosts, trusted colleagues and loved ones feel extra special? From premium liquor tasting kits, to cocktail sets and curated bitter boxes, these holiday packages are sure to get everyone on this year’s list in the finest of holiday spirits. Available at Spirit of York and online, Gin and Vodka Tasting Box, $99.90
The colour on these bowls is stunning! The artist, aptly named, Turquoise Mountain is from Afghanistan and are made in a small village outside of Kabul. The ceramists draw on the ancient Timurid tradition from Herat, in western Afghanistan. Available online from Far + Wide Collective, $24-$115
Oak Bottle’s Aging Cask makes it easy to transform cheap and ordinary wine and spirits into an extraordinary drink that will delight the tastebuds. This sleek bottle shaped cask works as an oak aging accelerator, adding subtle caramel notes, smoothness, and other oak traits to the liquid it holds. It only takes a matter of hours to days to elevate your wine and spirits into rich restaurant quality vintage. The best part, Oak Bottle itself can be customized and personalized just for you! Available online, from $59.95
Perhaps you’re not the neatest guest. Famous for spilling wine on the white table cloth? Dropping canapes on the carpet? No judgment here! We have a solution for you. The Laundress Travel Pack is stocked with all-natural laundry and fabric care products, and makes a great holiday host gift. Available online, $76.00
Toast the season! Celebrate the New Year! Cheers your good friends! There’s always a reason to pop the champagne, and there is no better than Laurent-Perrier. Available at the LCBO, $99.95.
These chocolates from CXBO are almost too pretty to eat! Whenever someone opens them, it never fails, they gasp! How can they not? Each confection is a piece of art – beauty for the eye but truly a treat for all the senses. Unique pairings that you’d never dream up and beloved favourites have you coming back for more. Available online, pricing varies.
You’d win Overnight Guest of The Year if you showed up with RICARDO’s “The Rock” crepe pan and crepe batter shaker (complete with recipe on the side) and all the fixin’s. Available exclusively from the beloved Canadian chef’s online boutique, $54.99 and $17.99 respectively.
I can’t get over these Canadian cookie cutters also from RICARDO’s online boutique. Paired with a bottle of maple syrup, hot chocolate mix or a bottle of wine – the perfect hostess gift or secret Santa gift. Available online, $11.99