The Holiday season has arrived! We love embracing the joyous feeling that surrounds this time of year: breaking out classic holiday flicks (Love Actually), enjoying seasonal goodies (Starbucks Christmas Blend), and best of all, curating a shopping list of presents for family, friends and colleagues. There is nothing better than finding the perfect holiday gift for a person on your list. Here we’ve corralled a few favourite things that are topping our wish lists, ahem, gift lists this year.
For the foodie
We are ambassadors of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution campaign, which celebrates the importance of cooking with healthy fresh ingredients and getting kids involved in the kitchen. Jamie’s new cookbook Super Food Family Classics is an extension of that message, featuring healthy twists on family favourites. With recipes including squash mac ‘n’ cheese and smoky dressed aubergines & peppers, these dishes are sure to be new-found dinner time staples for the foodie on your list.
Available at Indigo for $37.99
Photo Courtesy of JamieOliver.com
For the advocate
Usher is a supporter, and so are we. Help raise awareness for type 1 diabetes with The Human Trial + OBEY® Awareness t-shirt. Made from an extra soft, lightweight cotton, these limited-edition t-shirts feature Shepard Fairey’s artwork and 100% of the profits support the making of The Human Trial, a feature-length documentary raising awareness for T1D. Find out more about this cause and how to get involved, here.
T-shirts are available online at The Human Trial $30.00.
Photo courtesy of The Human Trial
For the busy bee
You know the person who always has 10 things happening at once; the one whose agenda is filled through the next 6 months, and has an inbox bursting with important emails? Help take a load off their list this holiday season and give them the gift of Concierge Montreal. This unique company has a list of over 100 personal concierge services including everything from shopping and vacation planning to dry-cleaning pickup and event management. The options for gifting your busy bee with an item to remove from their to-do list are endless.
Find out more at Concierge Montreal.
Photo courtesy of Concierge Montreal
For the fashion rebel
The fashion lover on your list will be eternally grateful for a pair of A.S.98 boots. Made of Tuscan vegetable leather and designed in Verona, Italy, your giftee will get more than a simple boot, but a work of art! With a wide array of shoes for men and women, as well as a beautiful collection of leather handbags, there is a design fit for all the fashion rebels on your list.
This studded heeled boot has an edgy, romantic feel ideal for a lady who loves street style and treats her work commute as a runway to showcase her style. Available in store or online for $400.00
Photo courtesy of A.S.98
With the hustle bustle of this holiday season, don’t forget to pamper yourself a little too. Call up your girlfriends and treat yourselves to a little R&R, with a facial and mani-pedi session. Annie Young has a wide array of services offering over 10 different facials and a selection of manicure styles, all performed with fine, high-quality products. Visit Annie Young Cosmetiques to book your appointment, and don’t forget to say hi to Sharleen for us!
Photo courtesy of Annie Young
For the altruistic
There is no greater gift than helping a child in need. Donate in your recipient’s name to the Just for Kids Foundation in support of their A Vision for the Future Campaign. Funds will support the Montreal Children’s Hospital by purchasing high priority medical equipment. Donations will provide the hospital with the best technology and quality equipment possible and ensure the highest standard of care for the kids now and in the future. Make a donation via the Just for Kids Foundation’s website here.
Photo courtesy of Just for Kids Foundation
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