The holiday season can be a tough one. With the pressures of perfect scheduling, family get-togethers and personal expectations, there can be a lot of thinking that goes into December. Sometimes we all just need a break (isn’t that what the winter break is for?!)! To make things easier on you this year, we’re popping in to share some of the best gifts for your gals, whether you’re buying for your maid of honour or the lady in your life who has everything.
Let’s face it, candles are always a good idea. If you really want to splurge, Diptyque is always a classic “WOW” brand. Feu de Bois is a fan favourite, but Freesia is nice if you’re buying for a friend who doesn’t shy away from florals. Boy Smells also has a wide array of enthralling candles, and their branding isn’t too shabby either.
Experience gifts are some of the best that you can give, mainly because they create lasting memories. There’s nothing better than seeing the face of someone who truly loves their gift, but being with them when you cook, plant, or what have you, is the icing on the cake. For those who have a green thumb, you might want to snag two spots in a plant workshop like Plant’s DIY Terrarium one. If you’re in the Calgary area, any gal would be lucky to receive a Date Night or Ceramic Workshop at Workshop Studios.
Birkenstocks have made a serious resurgence (and no, we don’t mean the strappy ones). The Boston Clogs have been sold out across the internet as of late, but retailers across the world have been working on restocking. If your gift recipient isn’t the clog type, we think she’ll love the Zermatt Shearling Slippers. These bad boys are a departure away from the workhorse slipper, merging clean lines with ultimate comfort.
Timeless, minimal jewelry pieces are a safe gift option, as long as you know your recipient’s favourite metal. Are they a rose gold lover? Do they feel attracted to the warmth of gold? Or do they go classic silver? This dainty Micro Signet Ring by GLDN has all of the options, they’re even customizable with an initial. Matching ones could be cute!
Quality dinnerware is everything, and we want to include something for that cook in your life (without mentioning the Always Pan for the thousandth time). Fable believes in simple, beautiful, responsible designs that withstand the test of time. These plates provide just enough interest with a subtle speckle pattern, while still remaining versatile and neutral. You can even buy cutlery, serveware, textiles, drinkware and more to complete their (or your) collection!
Hmmm, might there be a self-care theme here? Honna London makes quality, luxury pajamas for the everygirl. We rarely buy nice pajamas for ourselves, so why not gift a friend them? Honna London has everything from striped sets to solid nightshirts, and all of the coolest British bloggers are wearing them. This green set feels like a breath of fresh air, and this white one feels daring, yet beautiful.
This one’s for the gal who has been with you through thick and thin. The friend who you might be in a LDR with—who you want to support, even when you can’t. The B Mat Strong is a 6mm thick foundation that will get her through every peak and valley, every bikram and flow class.
This gift is for the entertainer of the group; the one who throws a fantastic dinner party even after a long week of work. Stoneware pitchers like this one are beautiful, yet functional, and have a spot in any home. We’re also big fans of this brass toast stand (for the perfect brunch in), this lidded ceramic container, these batter bowls and this serving platter.
With that, we wish you a restful and stress-free holiday season spent with your closest loved ones. This time should be dedicated to all of the good things—good treats, good times, good people and even better memories. If you need any additional holiday inspiration, make sure to read through our Plan, Gather and Style sections.