17 Christmas gift ideas for the most stylish person in your life

The holiday season is so near you can almost smell it, but still far enough away to think about what gifts you want to buy for the people on your list.

With malls open and booming again this year, it’s easy to go back to the same gift ideas you pursued in previous years (ugly holiday sweaters, discounted bathrobes, ill-fitting t-shirts – here we are. gone); but where is the fun in that?

To help spark your inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of trendy gifts for the most stylish person on your list. Whether it’s a pair of high leather boots, a trendy bag for everyday wear, or stylish nightwear, these gifts aren’t the kind to pick up dust in your closet.

Statement jewelry

We could all have color in our lives during the winter and beyond, and wearing KORITE jewelry is an easy fix. The brand’s Origins collection features ammolite centerpieces – only found in Alberta – showcasing organic textures and producing vivid colors that dance and interact with light. All of the Origins round ring (from $ 445) to chain link bracelet (from $ 995) and chain link necklace (from $ 1,745) is set in 925 sterling silver, complementing the gemstones in a subtle and understated way.

A vegan sheepskin trench coat

Canadian designer Hilary MacMillan fused this season’s hottest trench and sheepskin styles with a redesigned winter trench coat ($ 295). It’s off-white with contrasting piping, which means it’ll coordinate with just about anything you already have in your wardrobe, and the wrap-around waistband allows for a transition to a more tailored fit. If a faux leather trench coat is on your list, take a look at the awesome winter coat edition from MacMillan. here.

The bag for all occasions

Your quest to find the perfect black bag is now over: Herschel Supply Co. created it with the Orion Retreat Shoulder Bag ($ 149.99). Crafted from genuine leather and lightweight wrinkled nylon, it’s timelessly chic and has a hidden exterior pocket (in addition to the interior zip pocket) where you can easily store your essentials. The bag comes in two sizes and a range of different colors to take you from day to night, and its functional design with magnetic closure straps allows you to remove the shoulder strap to carry a clutch as you like.

Sneakers that go with everything

Right now, we’ve collectively mastered quick outfits for grocery shopping and casual dining, which is why a basic sneaker is almost a given for any wardrobe. Veja’s V-10 sneakers ($ 187.50) are a wonderful choice of retro style available in several different colourways. Made from sustainable materials using fair trade principles – and with a textured sole and low cut style – these sneakers can’t hurt.

An everyday romper

For a romper that you can style for days at the office and wear while relaxing at home, we suggest the Elevate Everyday Romper ($ 129) by Smash + Tess. The Vancouver-designed one-piece features the best-selling romper fabric the brand is known for – durable rayon from a blend of bamboo and cotton – making it super soft against the skin. With oversized sleeves and jogging legs, it can be paired with boots, sneakers, shoes or your most comfortable slippers.

A sitting meditation set

Amid the hustle and bustle and vacation preparations, it’s easy to forget to take a moment to slow down and connect with yourself. This tasseled sitting meditation set (US $ 229.60) by Mala Collective can act as a visible reminder to take this time for your conscious journey. The beautifully designed cushions are handcrafted in India using durable fabrics and can enhance your home decor while supporting your practice.

Fitted and comfortable jeans

It’s often hard to find a pair of jeans that fit perfectly, but Vancouver-born label Decade Studio is changing that with tailored denim clothing designed for real bodies. Its dimensionally stable jeans are ethically made from 100% Italian cotton denim, and you can use its Ratio-Fit formula to determine the size and style that’s right for you, no matter the Pamela – Sintra ($ 243), Bonnie – Porto ($ 243), or the Alex – Braga ($ 243) – available in sizes 25 to 50.

A classic camel overshirt

It’s the season to layer shirts over turtlenecks, tees and sweaters – anything that will hold in the heat. Lucky for us, ecologyst dropped this slightly oversized camel overshirt ($ 345) as an ideal second layer for windy days. Made from hand-gathered camel wool and ground into a soft, insulating fabric (with a wool-like profile), the shirt has a comfortable and durable finish, which is exactly what we want for those cold days. winter ahead.

Tall leather boots

Chunky winter boots have a moment this year, and we’re here for it. Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog is on board while paying homage to the ’60s go-go boot with this leather F-Trip Haworth style ($ 599), complete with custom rubber soles. If that’s not your vibe, maybe The East End of Odlum boot ($ 359) or The Piccolomini a platform chelsea boot ($ 329) would be.


As travel gradually resumes, having functional luggage is essential to get you to the airport with ease. Monos Travel has designed its collection, including the Carry-On suitcase, to be the optimal travel companion. With premium materials, vegan leather details, quiet wheels, TSA approved lock and a youShatterproof polycarbonate shell, it’s a piece of luggage you’ll want to have by your side. Not to mention the fact that the Limited Edition Terracotta Carry-On ($ 303) has an old world meets the charm of the new world.

Oversized sunglasses

Protect your eyes from the sun in style (when it does appear) this winter with a pair of wide frames Charlet sunglasses ($ 55) by vegan brand Matt & Nat. The clear colored frame pairs easily with any outfit and can accompany you through spring with a polarized lens providing 100% UV protection. The trendy sunglasses are packaged in a reusable pouch with embossed logo.

Workwear-inspired denim jacket

Denim jackets never go out of style and the washed Denim Shop jacket from Herschel Supply Co. is already the one we could see ourselves wearing forever. The unisex jacket ($ 129.99) discontinued as part of the brand’s Herschel Supply Uniform collection of well-designed classics. It takes inspiration from traditional work clothes with a minimalist style featuring three pockets. Available in sizes XS to 2X, the jacket can be worn casually or just as easily dressed with a belt around the waist.

A staple for taking care of yourself

Give a gift that lends itself to pampering evenings with a rectifying clay mask Of Forests & Flowers ($ 92) by an Aboriginal-owned luxury apothecary and botanical care business The poetry of the gods. Harnessing the power of nature, this gentle, mineral-rich mask combines a bouquet of active botanical extracts from trees, flowers and roots to cleanse, soothe and restore skin. Plus, this made in Canada mask can be used as a daily exfoliant or as a purifying treatment when left on for longer.

The fluffiest scarf

It’s already cold and the temperature will continue to drop (sorry). But it’s more bearable when you have a warmer than warm scarf. Enter Frank And Oak Fluffy scarf ($ 69.50) in oatmeal. Made from 50% recycled polyester and with a perfectly fuzzy texture, it’s a no-brainer for cold winter days.

A modern turtleneck

Standard turtlenecks are always a reliable choice, especially if you’re getting ready in a hurry. But if you want to add a touch of sophistication to a holiday look this year, go for it with this ultra-glam OAK + STRONG cutout shoulder sweater ($ 78). It’s oversized, bold, and contemporary enough to wear with a multitude of pant and skirt styles. Dark olive isn’t the only color option available; there is also black, tawny port and cobalt blue.

The party nightie

It’s not often that you find a multifunctional piece that ticks the boxes of a cocktail dress, housecoat and nightgown, but a collaboration between Montreal designer Eliza Faulkner and The Sleep. Shirt made this possible. The Party nightie ($ 225) originally dropped last year, and with a modern feminine aesthetic, it’s timeless. Designed and produced in Canada with 100% crisp white cotton, this is a dress that could last you (or someone on your list) forever with the right care.

A silk eye mask

The benefits of a good night’s sleep are huge, and often that ray of light coming through the curtain is enough to keep you awake. Canadian designer Ellie Mae released a vacation capsule collection with the Luna Silk Eye Mask ($ 125) as a response to those dreaded sleepless nights. Available in Starry Night and Purple colors, this elegantly soft mask has extra padding to help block light and achieve uninterrupted sleep.

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