Where‘s top picks for everyone on your Christmas list
By Jennifer Patterson
Ring in the holiday season with a piece of arm candy from Tiffany & Co. The Bracelet Bag comes in satin, velvet or leather, in colours such as Tiffany blue, burgundy or walnut.
Jacob’s new eau de toilette trio comes in Classique, with notes of pink pepper and citrus; Joie de Vivre, passion fruit and freesia; and Very Chic, vanilla and black amber.
The Bon Vivant
It’s a scotch connoisseur’s dream come true: a 1959 private vintage bottle of Glenfiddich single malt. Valued at $4,799 and available at The Wine Cellar at Vancouver International Airport.
Toss a couple of chilled Whisky Stones in a glass of single malt to keep it cold, without watering it down. These cubes of milled soapstone take the place of ice and are available at The Bay.
The Cool Kid
The popular Eames Elephant, designed in 1945, comes in a variety of colours for both trendy tots and their hip parents. Pick one up at Inform Interiors or EQ3.
Colourful boxes and tins are packed full of yummy-scented goodies from Lush. The festive Golden Collection is stocked with three bath bombs and bubble bars, a soap and a shampoo.
The Seasoned Traveller
Travel in style with personalized luxe leather goods from Louis Vuitton. The Mon Monogram collection includes items such as passport holders, tote bags and wallets.
Forget bulky suitcases and keep things simple with a Roots weekend bag. Each leather duffle is made in Canada and comes with an interior passport pocket and comfy shoulder strap.
The Art Aficionado
Find a unique Christmas gift at the four-day One of a Kind Show & Sale (Dec. 8 to 11), devoted to artists and artisans. The collection of unique Mistura Timepieces is sure to be a hit.
Vancouver photographer Fred Herzog was a pioneer in colour photography. See over 150 of his stunning images in his new book Fred Herzog Photographs, at local bookstores.
The Sports Fanatic
Hockey die-hards won’t be able to put down Reflections 2011, The NHL Hockey Year in Photographs, with its 150 photos capturing the highs and lows of the season. At local bookstores.
Vancouver Canucks fans relive the team’s 40th-anniversary year and the incredible road—and ultimate heartache—to the Stanley Cup in A Season to Remember. At local bookstores.
The Beauty Addict
Bring the spa home with Skoah’s festive limited-edition collection of bath products. Scrub down then lotion up with items scented like scrumptious vanilla and brown sugar.
Art meets beauty in Kiehl’s third annual Crème de Corps holiday collaboration with contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Each piece features his iconic balloon flower.
Sweet mint, strawberry sorbet and passion fruit: three tasty flavours from the 100% natural and 100% cute Eos lip balm line. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Haida artist Jim Hart’s designs adorn the wrapping of each tasty Crow Bar from the Salish Sea Chocolate Company. At the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.