The Holiday Gift Guide: Something for Everyone on Your List

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The lead-up to Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for many – myself included! With Christmas gift-giving on our minds, we’re fortunate on the Saanich Peninsula to have so many inspiring and distinctive shopping options to peruse when looking for something that’s just right for a loved one. Here, I’ve come up with some ideas from local businesses that might help with those “hard to shop for” someones on your list. Lara gladych

TO: Someone who loves one-of-a-kind collectibles and antiques
Antiquarian Milton mini-books $150 each; bronze sculpture by Jean Antoine Houdon (FR) $1200; Royal Stafford teacup and saucer $50. Galleon Books and Antiques, Sidney

TO: Someone who loves cozy sleepwear and sexy intimates
April Cornell Forest Flannel nightie in Blue Spruce $159; Marie Jo “L’Aventure Tom” bra and panties in Majestic Blue, $159 and $58; Hanro Easy Wear eye mask, $49. Lilypad Lingerie, Mattick’s Farm

TO: Someone who loves chic and unique local décor, entertaining ware and furnishings
Rims “Orient Coupe” $18; set of 4 Turkish napkins $45; Spike Pod napkin ring $14; Lumette! “London Dry” non-alcoholic distilled spirit $22.99. Avenue B, Sidney

TO: Someone who loves luxurious and sustainable beauty
Davines haircare products: More Inside dry texturizer $48; Heart of Glass silkening shampoo for blondes $51; Oi Oil hair beautifying potion $63. La Boutique, Sidney

TO: Someone who loves Canadian makers and artisan designers
Yookyoung Yong Ceramics mug $43; Loop Designs by Maria Middleton peach quartz earrings $69; Sparkle Lily chrome diopside ring $69; Queen Anne Designs cork wallet $16.50. Victoria Market Collective, Mattick’s Farm

TO: Someone who loves the shoreline and island living
Up-cycled checkered tote $60; 49South hand carved cribbage board $80; Spruce Babe candle $32; Bell Amy Home Studio framed artwork $75. Spruce Clothing + Lifestyle, Brentwood Bay

TO: Someone who loves sophisticated natural fibres and eco-clothing
Lost Horizons handcrafted knitwear: “Chloe” wool mittens $64.95, and “Aubrey” wool beanie $69.95; Italians Leather “Melody” suede leather bag in Red $119.95. Butik Naturals, Sidney

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