Christmas is just around the corner, which to me means watching Love Actually, crackling fires, a ridiculously heavy Christmas tree (that nearly always falls down), champagne, family, friends and a month of non-stop celebrating! Phew! It also means that you likely have to buy presents.
While most people cringe at holiday shopping, I take great person pleasure in getting the perfect gift for the friends and family on my list, and to make gift giving a little easier I’ve prepared a holiday gift guide that is sure to satisfy even the most difficult to buy for person on your Christmas list!
These sets of monogrammed glassware from West Elm are both practical, beautiful and customizable. There are literally so many font options you can go to town on these gift sets for the consummate entertainer in your life or as the perfect hostess gift. You’ll score a set of six for $38.
Winter (at least for me and my Canadian friends) means cold, cold and more cold. Luckily Restoration Hardware makes these scrumptiously luxurious faux-fur booties. Imagine slipping these soft puppies on every morning while sipping on hot cocoa. At $24 a pair, I’ll take two please.
I’m addicted to the Prince Edward Island treasure that is the MacAusland Blanket. What better way to stay all warm and snuggly (as well as fireplace chic) than all wrapped up in soft wool. Starting at $51 for the throw up to about $95 for a full Queen sized, you’ll have plenty of colourful options to match any room in the house (or every room in the house if you are like me).
Would you like to smell like a pistachio? Or does a lemon pie better suit your fancy? Maybe creme brûlée? Ok I want to smell like ALL OF THESE THINGS. Laura Mercier must know this about me and most other women I know – because she created the perfect holiday gift set of whipped soufflé body crèmes.
Need more comfort and coziness in your life? I know I do, and while any gift guide should involve sweatpants, I’m IN LOVE with these Roots Fair Isle Leggings. I need these for Christmas (hear that Santa?). Oh, did I mention they make a matching sweater? Starting at $64.
You’ve got your monogrammed wine glasses, fur-lined slippers, wool blanket, you smell nice, and you are fully kitted out in basically a sweatpant-suit, what more do you need? Why candles to set the room aglow of course! Fit for a Queen (or future Queen as the Duchess of Cambridge is counted among the brands biggest fans), Jo Malone candles are the perfect gift for that someone who has everything. At $65 they ain’t cheap – but do you really want your living room smelling cheap? I didn’t think so either.