The Ultimate “His & Hers” Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Isn’t it funny how Halloween passes and all of a sudden there’s Christmas decorations everywhere you look? Like they really don’t waste any time do they? I for one, am all about it. I love the holidays and I’m really looking forward to spending the Christmas season with my boyfriend and family. Like most people, I wait until the very last minute to get my shopping done. And I won’t lie it’s stressful. So this year, I’m making sure I’m on top of it early. I want to spend less time procrastinating and spend more time focusing on a gift that’s really special. Instead of going to the comfortable, easy go-to’s try thinking of a gift that’s a little more creative and tailored to the person you’re shopping for. If you’re feeling stuck, have no fear! I have come up with The Ultimate “His & Hers” Holiday Gift Guide 2018 that will let you shop according to specific interests, personalities and hobbies. This guide will save you time and will let you stay organized on your holiday shopping trip to the mall. Keep scrolling to find out what you need to shop for this holiday season.
For The Chef
For the person who loves to cook, who aspires to inspire in the kitchen and who you’d consider to be a true foodie.
The Le Creuset Revolution 6 Piece Set. $79 CAD. Available at Le Creuset stores or online here:
“This set of silicone tools represents an assortment of the innovative Revolution® range, making a perfect gift for outfitting a new kitchen or simply updating an existing collection. Each utensil features a task-defined blade made from premium silicone and the set includes Jar Scraper, Small Spatula, Medium Spatula, Spatula Spoon and Basting Brush as well as a Stoneware Utensil Crock.”- Le Creuset
The Masakage Mizu Gyuto 210mm Japanese chef knife. $180 CAD. Available at Knifewear Calgary or online here:
“Inspired by the profile of a traditional European chef knife, Gyutos are a multi purpose knife with a slight meat cutting bias. “Gyuto” translates to “cow sword.” If you want one knife to do it all, This is it. Starting at 180mm, Gyutos can reach the ridiculously long (and awesome) 370mm. For the at-home or professional cook, we recommend a Gyuto which measures between 210mm and 270mm long.”- Knifewear Calgary
Plenty More Cookbook By Yotam Ottolenghi. Hardcover $48 CAD. Available at Chapters bookstore or online at:
“Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the world’s most beloved culinary talents. In this hotly anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Plenty, he continues to explore the diverse realm of vegetarian food with a wholly original approach. Organized by cooking method, the more than 150 dazzling recipes emphasize spices, seasonality, and bold flavors. From inspired salads to hearty main dishes and luscious desserts, Plenty More is a must-have for vegetarians and omnivores alike. This visually stunning collection will change the way you cook and eat vegetables”- Amazon Canada
For The Fashionista
For the person who dresses to impress, who idolizes fashion icons like Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Dior and who’d rather spend their grocery money on a new pair of shoes.
The Gucci ‘GG’ women’s Marmont zip-around wallet in black. $870 CAD. Available at Gucci stores and online here:
“A GG Marmont wallet made in matelassé leather with a chevron design and GG on the back. Made in Italy, iconic antique brass details.”- Gucci
Bleu de Chanel Men’s Eau De Toilette Cologne. 5oz bottle $128 CAD. Availble at Sephora or online here:
“A woody, aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention. A provocative blend of citrus and woods that liberates the senses. Fresh, clean, and profoundly sensual. BLEU DE CHANEL unites the invigorating zest of grapefruit and the power of an aromatic accord with the woody whisper of dry cedar. New Caledonian sandalwood lends it a warm and sensual trail. A meeting of strength and elegance.
The lighter, relaxed eau de toilette comes in a spray for generous application.” – Sephora
Dior And I, a fashion documentary by Fréderic Tcheng. DVD $15 CAD. Available on Amazon here:
“Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.” – The Orchard via Amazon
For The Fitness Guru
For the person who is dedicated to health and fitness, who eats #clean and who motivates you to wake up in the morning and hit the gym.
The Peach Bands latex resistance bands. CAD $23. Available at Amazon Canada or online here:
“Peach Bands are made of 100% natural latex making them light-weight, durable and strong. They come in beautiful shades of pink with a sleek matte finish. Peach Bands are the perfect accessory for glute activation and lower body exercises.” – Peach Bands
The S’Welll stainless steel insulated water bottle in “Smokey Quartz”. $58 CAD. Available at The Hudson’s Bay or online here:
“Stainless steel bottle with a durable stone-like texture, vacuum seal, keeps drinks cold for 24hrs and drinks hot for 12hrs, hand wash only.” – S’Well
The Lululmemon ABC Men’s Jogger Pant. $138 CAD. Available at Lululemon stores on online here:
“These sleek joggers are built with our famous ABC (anti-ball crushing) engineering to give the boys room to breathe. They’ve got a secure zip pocket and a hidden phone sleeve making them an ideal travel companion. Warpstreme™ fabric is four-way stretch and sweat-wicking.”- Lululemon
For The Home Decorator
For the person who’s eyes focus on colour schemes, who appreciates mid-century designs and who lives for terrariums and scented candles.
The Nudesse (pink collection) Overose Candle. $84 CAD. Available at Dept. (AKA The Uncommons) in Calgary or online here:
“Overose is a luxury french perfume house founded in 2016 with its head quarter standing at rue des martyrs in the 9th district of paris. Nudesse – is a damascena rose and petrichor fragranced candle featuring a natural extraction method to capture the genuine scent of the flower. Petrichor is the smell of the air after the rain.” – The Uncommons via Overose
The Alessi 18/10 Stainless Steel Kettle in white. $250 CAD. Available on Amazon Canada or online here:
“The stainless steel 18/10 9093 kettle is characterised by a bird-shaped whistle: designed by Michael Graves by applying his own visual language that fuses influences from Art Deco to Pop Art to contemporary cartoon, it has become one of the icons of contemporary design. The 9093 kettle, with bird-shaped whistle is one of the best-selling Alessi objects in the world. The design of this kettle, created by Michael Graves in 1985, mixes the influences taken from European Art, American Pop and quotes from pre-Columbian cultures. Graves’s unique visual language is the reason behind the extraordinary success that the kettle has had since the year of its production. It is a smart object, elegant, but at the same time playful and fun: when the water starts boiling, the bird sings, leading to an inevitable smile.” – Alessi
Scandinavian Design book by Taschen. $26 CAD. Available on Amazon Canada or online here:
“Scandinavians are exceptionally gifted in design. They are world-famous for their inimitable, democratic designs which bridge the gap between crafts and industrial production. The marriage of beautiful organic forms with everyday functionality is one of the primary strengths of Scandinavian design and one of the reasons why Scandinavian creations are so cherished and sought after.”- Amazon
For The Beauty Obsessed
For the person who’s makeup is always on fleek, who’s skin is flawless and who always knows the latest cosmetic releases.
The Glossier Cloud Paint blush. $22 CAD each. Available only in Glossier Stores or online here:
“With Cloud Paint, we set out to make blush the high point of your routine. The pillowy, gel-cream formula is designed to be the most user-friendly cheek color in existence. If you can finger paint, you can Cloud Paint—simply dab it onto cheeks wherever you please. It’s seamless, sheer, and buildable (i.e. it’s hard to accidentally apply too much). Inspired by gradient pink NYC sunsets, the shades are optimized to work across a wide range of skin tones for a healthy, flushed-from-within glow.”- Glossier
Le Labo Fragrances Hand Pomade. $32 CAD. Available at Le Labo stores or online here:
“A creamy, non-greasy hand pomade for even the roughest hands. This plant-based formula is made with shea butter (to nourish), sweet almond (to moisturize), peony root (to repair), and is also paraben-free, phthalate-free and artificial colorant-free. The Hinoki scent is inspired by the Buddhist temples of Mount Koya in Japan which all carry the mystical, profusely warm and mesmerizing scent of the hinoki trees from the surrounding forest. Comes in a 55ml easy to squeeze tube. As always, our creations are vegan and cruelty-free.” – Le Labo Fragrances New York
The Oribe Dry Texturizing Hair Spray. $58 CAD. Available at Hedkandi Salons and online here:
“Bigger, better, full-on glamorous hair. This invisible dry hair spray builds in incredible volume and sexy texture. Patented polymers absorb oil at the roots, leaving you with just-styled hair for days (and nights).” – Oribe
For The Outdoors-y
For the person who loves fresh air, adventures and thrills. For those who spend their time climbing mountains and camping in tents.
The Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody Women’s (also available in men’s) Black. $349 CAD. Available at Patagonia stores or online here:
“The best warmth for weight of any jacket we’ve ever built, the Micro Puff® Hoody delivers ultralightweight, water-resistant, down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation—a revolutionary featherlight down alternative.”- Patagonia
The Gregory Miwok 18 Unisex Daypack. $120 CAD. Available at Mountain Equipment Co-op or online here:
“The updated design hugs your body and stays stable for hiking, trail running or peak bagging. It features a BioSync suspension system with flexible tendons that connect the shoulder harness and waistbelt to the pack. As you move, the whole system stretches and retracts with your body so it feels like an extension of you.” – MEC
The Burton 2019 Custom Flying V Men’s Snowboard. $720 CAD. Available at The Source stores or online here:
“The most trusted board ever, backed by a cult following as the number one answer to all terrains. Since its humble beginnings, innovation has defined the Burton Custom series and set it apart as the most popular, versatile, and mimicked board in snowboarding. Since 1996, this icon has reigned supreme and constantly evolved with a proven formula that combines time-honored design with envelope-pushing ingredients to create a lightweight, poppy, and highly versatile board. Offered in two versions, the precision and stability of the Custom camber is the top choice for many pro riders, while the Custom Flying V combines camber’s power with the relaxed float of rocker for the best of both worlds.” – The Source via Burton
For The World Traveler
For the person who is a culture enthusiast and who’d rather tell their stories through passport stamps.
The Louis Vuitton ‘Mon Monogram’ Personalized Passport Holder. $580 CAD. Available at Louis Vuitton Stores and online here:
“Faithful to our trunk-maker history, Mon Monogram perpetuates a tradition of refinement and service. Monogram canvas, grained calf leather lining, open slot for passport, three credit card slots.” – Louis Vuitton
The ‘Carry-On’ by Away Luggage. $325 CAD. Available at Away stores or online here:
“Meet the perfect carry-on. Unbreakable, thoughtfully designed, and guaranteed for life.Unbreakable polycarbonate shell, ejectable battery that charges your phone, TSA-approved combination lock, hidden laundry bag.” – Away
The New York Times: 36 Hours USA & Canada Travel Book. $45 CAD. Available at Chapters and online here:
“To travel in North America is to face a delicious quandary: over these vast spaces with so many riches, from glittering cities to eccentric small towns and heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how to experience as much as possible in limited time? The New York Times has the answer, and has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly “36 Hours” column for over a decade. And since 2011, starting with the publication of 36 Hours: USA & Canada, TASCHEN has been collecting these stories into best-selling books, organized continent by continent.” – Amazon
For The Tech
For the person who always has the latest gadget and who loves advancing with technology.
The Ultimate Ears Boom 2. $220 CAD. Available at Best Buy stores or online here:
“Bluetooth® waterproof speaker that gets loud even when wet! Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 brings immersive 360-degree sound that instigates spontaneous adventures anywhere.”- Ultimate Ears
The Lumee Duo iPhone Marble Case. $100 CAD. Available at Holt Renfrew or online here:
Goodbye do-overs. Hello Duo. Good lighting is essential to looking your best. The Duo provides front and back facing lights for creating all types of mobile photos and videos. Whether you are shooting a video, face timing, or just aiming for the perfect selfie, the bright, high-quality light on the Duo balances out uneven, unflattering back-light, making you the focus. Simple and easy to use, it is a mobile lighting studio at your fingertips. Plus, it is strong and influencer approved! #lightingiseverything “- Lumee
The Apple iPad Pro. 11 inch display $999 CAD. Available at Apple Stores and online here:
“Put all that power to work by multitasking with just a few swipes. Work on a creative project, message with a friend, search the web for inspiration and make a FaceTime call.”- Apple