Posted On November 28, 2019 By In Top Stories With 64 Views

The Holiday Gift Guide – Something for Everyone on Your List

“In the event that you’re short on inspiration for Christmas gift-giving this year, I’ve put together some ideas made up of favourites from our home. Some are big, some are small; some are practical and some are thoughtful. All are from local stores and the kind staff at each one are there to serve you this shopping season.” Lara Gladych

SOMEONE YOU LOVE NEEDS THESE!
Philips Nosetrimmer Series 3000 ($22.95), & Tweezerman Tweezers ($28.99)
Don’t fret about the implication of giving these gifts – he’ll thank you for them once he’s trimmed and tidied with these high-quality grooming tools.
Shopper’s Drug Mart.

SPIRITS ON TREND
Roku Gin ($44.99) & Amaro ($37.99)
Trending wine and spirits are always a fun idea for gift-giving. The Roku is made with spicy sansho pepper, and is ideal for a martini or paired with litchi, and Amaro is a lovely botanical digestif, perfect for after dinner.
BC Liquor Store Sidney.

A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERY HOME
Lampe Berger Paris lamp ($74.99) & Snowy Pines fragrance ($24.99)
One of my favourite things. These alcohol-burning wick lamps clean the air and diffuse beautiful fragrance. Dancing Orchid.

FOR YOUR GUY
Lewis N. Clark toiletry bag, Saltspring Soapworks liquid soap & hand lotion ($33.99 / $14.99 / $21.99)
My husband’s favourite hand soap, whether he’s been working in the garage or the kitchen; a lotion to ease cracked and dry skin, and a water- and stain-resistant neoprene toiletry kit to keep it all together. Flush Bathroom & Travel Essentials.

FOR ANYONE WHO DOES DISHES
Oxo Good Grips Soap Squirting Dish Brush ($12.99)
Stuff a stocking with this wonder tool! This is the best dish scrubber I’ve ever used. The head is replaceable, and the wand re-fillable with your favourite dish soap. Capital Iron.

SMALL & THOUGHTFUL
Rainwater Soap & Candle Co. Soap & Candle ($8.95 / $23.95)
Made in Uclulet from natural ingredients that include Tofino rainwater, these candles and soaps are gentle on the senses. Two wonderful choices for winter: Citrus Balsam candle and Coffee Cinnamon bar soap. Cameron Rose Gifts.

NEXT UP FOR YOUR BOOK FAN
Agent Running in the Field ($27.96), & The Body ($30.40)
I love buying books for people, and though I certainly have my own favourites, when in doubt I always consult the savvy staff at Tanner’s. Two great reads for the book lover in your life. Tanner’s Books.

A TEA FOR EVERY PALATE
Sidney sunrise & creamy earl grey (prices vary: $4.50 – $12.50 per 50g)
Janet’s teas are another favourite of mine. This small size makes a perfect stocking stuffer or add-on to another gift. Choose just the right blend from her 173 varieties. Janet’s Special Teas.

THE COZIEST ACCESSORIES
Fibres of Life bag, & alpaca scarf (both $98)
Always a great resource when it comes to sophisticated gift ideas. These fair-trade wool bags come in a variety of neutral colours for both him and her. For cooler days, beautiful scarves made of Peruvian alpaca, which is lanolin-free and won’t irritate skin that is sensitive to wool. Muffet & Louisa.

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