Dec 6

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

A well curated list for products that deserve a place underneath your Christmas trees this year.

Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is finally here. The lights have been strung and the cold weather has set in. I wanted to mention the products I feel deserve a place underneath your Christmas trees this year, so I've put together a well curated list. Whether it be a small gift for a friend or something a little more special for a significant other, take the time and get them something they'll absolutely love.

This list is a combination of products I enjoy myself as well as products on my own wishlist. I have divided the gifts into five different price levels so you can browse for any occassion. I hope you all can find this list helpful as you put together your gift shopping lists this season.

Gifts Under $25:

Le Labo Lip Balm ($14)
Le Labo Lip Balm

A non-sticky, non-glossy lip balm formula that is both vegan and petrolatum-free.

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ASYEU Twists Socks ($15)
ASYEU Twists Socks

One of the only companies I know who focuses mainly on socks and does it well. 100% traceability and no retail markup so you know you're getting exactly what you pay for.

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Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner ($18)
Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner

This stuff works like magic. If you own any white sneakers or just like keeping your shoes clean, this product is a necessity.

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Peel Super Thin iPhone Case ($25)
Peel Super Thin iPhone Case

Currently sporting one of these on my phone at the moment. I recommend pairing the case with their glass screen protector for optimal protection.

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Gifts Under $50:

Aesop Resurrection Hand Balm ($27)
Aesop Resurrection Hand Balm

A blend of fragrant botanicals and skin-softening emollients that delivers rich hydration to labour-wearied hands and cuticles.

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Legends Northern Beanie ($30)
Legends Northern Beanie

Every piece from the brand is worth a view, but this beanie in particular is high on the list for me.

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Universal Works Double Sided Scarf ($40)
Universal Works Double Sided Scarf

I like this scarf because it's at a reasonable price but doesn't sacrifice quality. It is the perfect pop of color for any monochrome fit this winter.

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ASKET The T-Shirt ($45)
ASKET The T-Shirt

This may be the only tee you'll ever need. Other than the standard sizing measurements, you can choose between a short, regular, and long length for a perfect fit.

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Gifts Under $100:

Nocturna Candle ($50)
Nocturna Candle

I don't usually purchase candles as they typically contain harmful toxins but these are an exception as they are vegan and ecofriendly.

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Von Holzhausen Credit Card Holder ($55)
Von Holzhausen Credit Card Holder

This card holder is entirely animal-free. It has the look and feel of real leather but is actually made of mostly recycled materials and is more durable.

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LARQ Bottle ($95)
LARQ Bottle

Probably the coolest water bottle I've ever come across. It uses UV-C LED light to purify the water and clean the bottle all on its own so you don't have to.

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A.N Other Fragrances ($95)
A.N Other Fragrances

I love this brand because the quality is outstanding yet the price is not inflated like most luxury parfums. All of the fragrances are also 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

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Gifts Under $200:

Forét Spruce Sweatshirt ($107)
Forét Spruce Sweatshirt

Another brand on the list which deserves a full view of the collection. This is a sweatshirt than can either be dressed up or dressed down.

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Vous Créez Houndstooth Cap ($125)
Vous Créez Houndstooth Cap

These guys make some of the best caps out there. This one in particular was just released and has to be my favorite so far.

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L’Estrange London The 24 Trouser ($160)
L’Estrange London The 24 Trouser

I've only heard good things about these trousers. They just released the charcoal trouser but carry a black and navy pair as well.

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Naadam The Luxe Cashmere Sweater ($195)
Naadam The Luxe Cashmere Sweater

I try to avoid buying cashmere as I don't know if it was ethically sourced or not. This is probably the only brand I'll make an exception for as they are one of the only to produce cruelty-free wool. It is combed off sheep in Mongolia in the spring, so the sheep are not harmed in any way. Take the time to check out the full story on their site.

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Gifts Over $200:

Menu JWDA Concrete Table Lamp ($200)
Menu JWDA Concrete Table Lamp

This piece is inspired by traditional oil lamps and is the perfect addition to any side table in the home.

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Bourgeois Boheme Richard Loafers ($225)
Bourgeois Boheme Richard Loafers

These shoes are 100% vegan leather and great for the environment. I've been looking for a loafer which is not too formal and this pair does just the trick for any occasion.

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Byredo Gypsy Water 100ml ($250)
Byredo Gypsy Water 100ml

I first heard about this brand in Nathan Williams' book The Kinfolk Entrepreneur. If you aren't apt to put $250 down for it, go with one of the smaller bottles.

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Kronaby Sekel 38mm ($550)
Kronaby Sekel 38mm

Here's one for the watch collectors. I've never been a fan of smart watches but I really enjoy the design and functionality of this as it keeps the appearance of a traditional watch but functions like a smart watch.

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