Thursday, November 13, 2014

Merry Kisslist: Holiday gift inspiration from Kiss and Makeup

Kiss-Inducing Holiday Gifts for Gals and Guys (and Dogs)

With the holidays just around the corner, now’s the time to pucker up and pick the perfect gifts for those you adore. Kiss and Makeup has irresistible finds for the woman, man, mom, dad, friend, coworker, canine and relative on your list.

To score major points this year, you can’t go wrong with Anne Sportun Fine Jewellery. Anything from the everyday precious, think wrap bracelets and stud earrings, to One of Kind Collection rings featuring raw diamonds – the ideal alternative engagement ring – is sure to please.

New to Canada and exclusive to Kiss and Makeup, Damselfly Quote Candles ($50-$75) feature triple-scented aromas and cheeky quotes. Can you say, “killing it”? Naturally they’re hand poured and non-toxic soy-based.

Will wallets ($140), made out of genuine leather by Will Leather Goods, a family business in Eugene, Oregon, take on a patina naturally over time, meaning each piece is unique. These sturdy, beautiful wallets come with a lifetime guarantee, too.

All Things Fabulous track shorts ($106) and track pants ($135) are the ultimate in cute and comfy. Perfect for après-ski, these are a must-have for those who like to chillax.

For your favourite fashionista who likes to keep warm, consider the New Scotland fisherman hat ($155), a knit beanie made of 72% cashmere and 28% silk, available in a range of cool hues.

Mackage leather gloves ($82), meanwhile, are the ultimate in luxury, keeping wearer’s hands cozy in the most elegant way.

Button-down, semi-fitted Rails shirts ($176) in various colours are super-soft, ideal for cuddling up in front of the fire or a casual date night.

Who doesn’t love the idea of DIY spa? Ren's Moroccan Rose Otto bath gift set ($36) lets you live large at home and comes with award-winning body wash, hydrating body lotion, and indulgent bath oil. This one makes a great teacher’s gift, and so would the Evercalm facial set ($66), which helps skin feel purified and soothed without any harmful ingredients.

Barr-Co bath products ($35) are high-quality, eco-friendly goods made with care in small batches and come in pretty reusable bottles, bags, and tins.

Take well-being to a luxurious level with 21 Drops ($32), a line of therapeutic essential oils. De-Stress is known as “honey for the psyche”, Immunity helps fend-off that “I think I’m getting sick” feeling, and Decongest helps you breathe easy.

Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrances ($147) are unparalleled, made exclusively by some of Europe’s finest perfumers. The Fragrant Confections are light and floral and come in a satin glass bottle adorned with an icy, clear flower illustration; Provenance Tales are deep and moody, in a dark engraved bottle resembling a vintage ink jar. Simply scent-sational.

Your darling will dazzle with Belmacz GLOW Gold Leaf lip gloss ($34), infused with flecks of 24-karat gold. The Principessa Lipgloss Trio ($19), made by Vancouver’s own Principessa Beauty, is great for fashion-forward teens and tweens, but their aunts and moms will want to get their hands on the unabashedly feminine products, too.

Don’t forget about Oribe’s C’ôte D’Azur Hair Resfresher ($93), which is like perfume for your locks—the ultimate final touch for that holiday party.

For the gentleman at the centre of your world, check out Blind Barber’s 1-2 Combo Gift Set, with watermint-gin Shave Cream + Aftershave ($22). Then there’s the New York– and Los Angeles–based barbershop’s hops-infused 60 Proof Hair Wax ($22) for that Don Draper look and watermint-gin Facial Cleanser ($22) with botanical extracts such as Juniper berry.

Discerning gents will also love printed cotton underwear ($32) and cotton-flannel pyjamas by Björn Borg.

Snuggle up under a premium, solid-wool Pendleton blanket ($295), which is durable as it is delightful. Truly this is the ultimate hostess gift for the Whistler weekend getaway.

Finally, treat your furry friend to a dapper Dog & Crow braided leash ($150-$165) and collar ($75), and let him rest up on a decadent Call of the Wild Wolf Bed ($140-$180).

And because you deserve a pressie too, S’well manages to make water bottles ($32-$37) fashionable. Enjoy cold bevvies cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

Merry Kissmas! 

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