This holiday season may look a little different but we wanted to highlight some incredible brands and companies that are local, Canadian, woman owned or making a beautiful impact on the world. This year we can make the choice to support brands that support causes or values we believe in - make your gift count with these glowing gift ideas!
Gifts under $50
Luxurious Lip Balm
This beautiful Oribe Lip Balm is the perfect little luxury for anyone on your list - its so beautiful you may need to buy two so you can dress up your shelfie!
Some of the best gifts you can give anyone! Whether they're a pro and you introduce them to a new or challenging cuisine or they're just learning and you gift them the basics, you'll definitely hear about the adventures they cook up with this gift! Some of our favourites are Cravings by Chrissy Teigen, Salt Fat Acid Heat, and Mandy's Gourmet Salads. Bonus points? Try to find them from your local book retailer to support their business!
Since we can't travel much, and have likely watched everything on tv, getting lost in a literary adventure is a guaranteed perfect present. Some suggestions: David Sedaris' new book of essays (hilarious, informative, easy reading), Jerry Seinfeld's new book, and hot new fiction Where the Crawdads Sing. More of a writer than a reader? This monogrammed notebook or custom notepads are original and practical.
Mini Inner Glow Face Oil
The perfect gift for the person who always compliments you on your glowing skin or the busy mama always on the glow - this purse sized Inner Glow is a beautiful luxury for anyone on your list!
Reinvent this classic holiday gift with fun colours and soft fabrics.
Surprise them with chic essentials that they maybe wouldn't buy themselves.
Relaxing Laundry Balls
These have been on my gifting list since I discovered them myself and use them ALL the time - they make your laundry smell naturally delicious and oh so relaxing when you snuggle into your scented sheets at night.
Saje Hand Wash Set
Need we say more? You know we're washing extra which means extra dryness, so why not make this must a little more festive?
Silk Hair Ties
These adorable hair ties are not only a cute swap for the traditional elastic but they're also great for protecting the hair from breakage and frizz!
Good Luck Candle
Pick a custom, handmade in Canada candle that's charged with the energy of your choice to set the mood for your loved one!
Gifts Under $100
Travel Size Luxury
This Oribe Signature Essentials Travel Set is perfect for anyone just learning about the wonders of hair care or the person who's (normally) always jet setting - this set of minis will result in immediately beautiful locks.
Elevated Bun Hair Stick
This is sure to be a big trend this year - beautiful hair pins to dress up a chic chignon or elevate a messy bun - get ahead of the trend with this beautiful hair stick!
Cozy Chic PJ's
These chic and sleek PJs are perfect for the fancy lounger in your life.
These collection-worthy Diptyque candles are worth the splurge and will certainly light up your loved ones life!
Spring Fresh Hand Soap
This hand soap smells like the first days of spring and will snazz up their sink in an instant!
At-Home Pedi Set
This is certainly on my shopping list - whats more 2020 friendly than an at home pedicure kit!?
Gifts That'll Make You Glow
Inner Glow Face Oil - this is the perfect give for anyone as its beautiful for all skin types and instantly elevates an shelfie. The blend of 17 natural plant and essential oils covers everything a skincare newbie or pro is looking for in their routine.
Silk Pillowcase - soft luxury for smooth hair and flawless skin.
Oribe Gold Lust Holiday Set - this gift is so simple you won't even need to wrap it! This beautiful packaging is designed by an Indigenous artist and it contains some best sellers - for good reason! This set is guaranteed to deliver lust-worthy locks.
Nudestix Glow Kits - there's too many to pick just one! This woman owned Canadian company kills it with makeup stix for everyone and anyone!
Fierce Swimwear - 437 is another woman owned Toronto brand that is killing it in the swimwear game - they'll give you that little confidence boost to strut your stuff!
Fuzz Wax Bar Wax Kit - 'cuz quaratine. Also another amazing local woman owned business!
Things You'll Have Forever
Butterfly Stud - this beautiful stud is made by a woman owned local Toronto jewelry business that has our hearts aflutter.
Personalized Keychain - after a weekend with Ron Rifkin I learned about this intensely sentimental gift idea and I'll never forget it. The perfect little something for that special person in your life who you want to always be with - leave them a little engraved note that will be with them forever.
Home Cooked Meal - gift a moment no one will ever forget. Enjoy a meal prepared by the incredible Chef Maddy, where proceeds from the meal will also go to your charity of choice! Lockdown in the way? No problem! Maddy offers zoom-friendly cooking classes and I'm drooling just thinking about it.
Handmade Chunky Knit - Hope Macaulay creates the most beautiful hand made knits in Ireland that will brighten their day every time they wear them!
Handmade Moroccan Babouches - the coolest footwear with an even better story.
Things For Your Happy Home
Do it All Dutch Oven - this highly rated dutch oven will quickly become a kitchen staple - you can cook everything in it and its chic af.
Stunning Dried Arrangement - these stunning dried flower arrangements are handmade in Toronto by Emma - they will last a lifetime and brighten any room.
Witty Cross Stitch - we're all looking for new hobbies these days - here's the perfect kit to get started!