Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Splurge + Delight

Haven’t started your holiday shopping yet? You don’t need to pout – endless options for those on your list are here. Whether you’re looking to spend a little or a lot, there’s something for everyone (and, if you’re so inclined, a few holiday goodies you’ll probably want for yourself). This isn’t an ordinary gift guide – these are personal favourites, most of which I already have and think would make the most fabulous gifts. Keep scrolling for the best finds of the season!


  • Sleek, hair-smoothing and covetable.  Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer $499.99
  • A little of this, a little of that and a whole lot of luxe. For the Jo Malone lover in your life, a collection of favourites in some of my most beloved scents. House of Jo Malone London $260
  • Stuff their stocking with sweet, locally-designed enamel pins and show a small shop some love. Penny Paper Co. Enamel Pins, $9

  • A must-have for any Torontonian or foodie who’s visited the city, this cookbook compiles hundreds of the city’s most memorable dishes. Toronto Eats, $37.95
  • If their photos never quite get printed, make it easy (and cute!) with this gorgeous gold smartphone printer. Fujifilm Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-2 Gold $199.95
  • Give the gift of smooth, moisturized skin with this glow-inducing body care trio. Fresh Bodycare Besties $50
  • Fuel their S’well bottle addiction with this Starbucks-exclusive collab. Who can resist a good Liberty print? (Not this gal). Liberty Print S’well Bottle available at Starbucks
  • Refresh their skincare routine with a trio of minis to brighten their complexion. Pixi Best of Bright set, available at Shoppers Drug Mart

  • There’s no such thing as too many highlighters: especially when they’re made with good-for-your-skin ingredients and impart the most natural-yet-ethereal glow. RMS Luminizer Set, $100
  • Relaxation will be a breeze with this dual-tank diffuser on a timer that lets them wake up with an energizing aromatherapy boost and wind down with a tranquil mist. Aromatime White Ultrasonic Diffuser, $189.99