For the skincare geek
This set is all you need to tackle the first signs of aging, including uneven tone, rough texture, and fine lines. It contains serum, moisturizer, and eye cream for nourishment and sunscreen for protection.
SkinCeuticals: First Signs of Aging Set, $462.
Available at authorized retailers online and select clinics.
The Ordinary is a Canadian skincare brand known for its no-frills approach. The products boast potent ingredients and its minimalistic labels are stripped of fancy marketing terms. This set, comprising cleanser, serum and exfoliant, will give you radiant and healthy-looking skin for the festive season.
The Bright Set, $38.
Available at deciem.com.
For the dapper man
After more than a year working from home, getting back into business attire may be a dread. Made from stretchy and breathable fabric, these suits and dress shirts from Tip Top are for men constantly on the move. They’ll feel comfortable all day and look good for a meeting or formal party.
DH-XTech Ultimate Performance suit at $495, shirt at $85.
Available at tiptop.ca and in-store.
Look sharp with this three-step routine suitable for men of all skin types from CW Beggs and Sons. A collaboration with Montreal-based artist LeBicar, each holiday set comes with a pouch with his signature black and white pencil illustrations of the Montreal skyline.
CW Beggs and Sons Energy Gift Set, $36.
Available at cwbeggs.com.
For the clean beauty enthusiast
Now that travel has slowly returned, Unwrapped Life’s shampoo and conditioner set, which comes with two trendy matte gold tins (2.8” by 1.3” for the shampoo and 2.3” by 1” for the conditioner), will be a handy companion. Infused with vitamin C, vitamin B, and essential oils, these products give your hair a spa in the shower. Unwrapped Life is a vegan and plastic-free brand.
The Hydrator Travel Set, $40.
Available at unwrappedlife.com.
Glow up and feel good this winter with the Holiday Beauty Capsule from St. Catharines-based Cheekbone Beauty. Its owner Jenn Harper, who is Anishinaabe, makes giving back to the community the company’s core mission. Each purchase of this set, a collaboration with LA-based Indigenous fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail, will contribute $5 to Billuuke Strong, an organization supporting Indigenous youth in Crow Country. Cheekbone Beauty’s products are vegan and packaged in biodegradable material.
Holiday Beauty Capsule, $159.
Available at cheekbonebeauty.com.
For the chic friend
Feel like a movie star in these cat-eye Jimmy Choo shades. The frame is made from lightweight material providing extra comfort to the wearer. There is also a subtle touch of glitter detail on the side.
Jimmy Choo VAL/S sunglasses, $385.
Available at The Bay.
Enter the world of exquisite fragrance by Le Labo, famous for its multi-layered and long-lasting perfume. Someone new to the brand should try the Discovery set that includes three of its most popular scents in 5ml-bottles: Another 13, Santal 33 and Thé Noir 29.
Discovery Set, $80.
Available at lelabofragrances.ca
For the gracious host
Craft cocktails at home and let your inner mixologist impress guests. This six-piece set includes a glass beaker, a stainless steel 30 oz. shaker, jigger, strainer and stir stick, and a wood muddler – everything you need to make a classic drink. Its sleek design and small size also make it portable.
Our Table™ Preston 6-Piece Mixologist Set, $45.
Available at bedbathandbeyond.ca.
Saje’s favorite oil blends: Festive Friday (grapefruit, patchouli, and sandalwood) and Refresh (spearmint, lemon, and eucalyptus) work great as pick-me-ups in the morning and set the mood for stimulating conversations during dinnertime. The set comes with a marble-patterned diffuser.
Aroma Lift Kit Uplifting Edition, $118.
Available at saje.com
For the adventure seeker
Achieve an edgy look for late-night parties and morning walks in this oversize jacket from H&M’s Co-Exist Story, a PETA-approved collection. It is water-repellent and made from recycled nylon. Instead of down, the jacket features a cellulosic material extracted from wild flowers.
Unisex Puffer Jacket, $299.
Available at hm.com.
Conquer the snow and steepest terrains in these showshoes. The flexible bindings give you a secure foot hold, and the hourglass shape makes walking easier. They also have multiple grips at the front and on the side to prevent slipping. TSL Outdoor Highlander Adjust Snowshoe, $300. Available at altitude-sports.com.
For the little ones
The burrito-wrap design with a hook and loop closure hugs little feet and gives them comfort and security. Lined with plush microfleece for warmth, these slip-ons are also water resistant and can be worn indoors and outdoors.
Big Kids’ Howser Wrap, $70.
Available at keenfootwear.com.
For the furry friends
Your furry friends also deserve some glam at year end. These collars and leashes will turn them into the next top model pets. They come in various colors and prints, from leopard to sleek black and gold.
Aldo Paw Collection. Collar at $25, leash at $28.
Available at aldoshoes.com.
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