The Holiday Season is Here
like, REALLY, upon us! And that means, if you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your loved ones. But let's be honest, finding the right gift can be as challenging as untangling a string of Christmas lights. Lucky for you, we've put together a fashion-forward gift guide that will have everyone on your list looking stylish and feeling fabulous. So grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up by the fire, and get ready to sleigh the gift-giving game! See what we did there? ;)))
1. Sweater Weather Essentials
When the temperature drops, there's nothing better than bundling up in a cozy sweater. But why settle for ordinary when you can give the gift of extraordinary? That's where we're so happy to help!
Treat your fashionista to a sweater that's *giving*, one that doesn't stop at "just a top", The Stewart Dress! You really can't go wrong with a sweater dress, it's practically a wearable sleeping bag! Comfy, cuddly, and cut to be flattering and, most importantly, forgiving.
If an easy-peasy classic crew neck is more their vibe, Montréal's Odeyalo has not one, but three elevated options for us! The Anemone has a fashionably oversized fit, flattering drop-shoulders, and stand-out colours you just won't find at the five-and-dime. Even the black style stands out with eternally cool white topstitching.
We're lucky enough to have the Anemone in their sale-priced SS23 styles, which feature unfathomably plush and soft fleece that's made from upcycled yarn!
The brand new FW23 version is a vibrant, saturated purple made from luxurious 100% cotton fleece.
But say your sweater weather aficionado has enough sweaters in your opinion! TBH, in our heart of hearts, we don't 100% *get* that, we truly think it's one of those things you can never have too many of, but we of course support you and have your back nevertheless! Enter the turtleneck - a sweater's best friend in eternal warmth. They're great on their own, but they really up the warmth AND style quotient when they're together! Odeyalo, being cold weather MASTERS (if you've experience a MTL winter you know what we mean here), naturally have their Adamo Mock Necks in every colour of the rainbow. You can even snag a real deal because we once again have a selection of their past-season pieces!!
Birds of North America also has their Nunchie Top, a gorgeous, jewel toned, burgundy mock neck that is just gorgeous. It would especially be SO CUTE under their dresses and the jumpsuit we have in stock!
2. Jewelry that Sparkles
No outfit is complete without a touch of sparkle. Help your loved ones *shine bright like a diamond* with unique jewelry that's been made by artists and makers *with really good taste*.
From statement earrings that dazzle, to necklaces that will make them feel like the special person they are, to trendy keychains that will make them think you're actually cool, there's no shortage of bling to choose from.
Below are some of our favourites, and feature a range of price points, starting at just $35!
3. Contemporary Accessories
Accessories are like the icing on the cake, the cherry on top, the sprinkles that make everything better. They have the power to transform a plain outfit into a fabulous one, to make a statement without saying a word. And let's be honest, who doesn't want to make a statement?
Hair accessories, beyond being Pinterest fodder, are also super useful! Your loved one will love having a special piece that they can both show off, and use to keep their hair at bay during their daily routines. We've stocked the gamut, from claw clips, to scrunchies, to bows, to snap clips, to hairpins. If they have hair of any kind, we've got you covered!
Belts are having a serious moment right now, owing much of their relevance from the Y2K revival that's trending throughout the fashion industry and social media. Today's belts borrow from major aughtie trends including boho beaded hip-grazers, sk8r striped woven D-ring pull-throughs, and crust punk wallet chains.
A good purse is worth its weight in gold, just ask anyone who uses one. If there's someone on your gift list that you could turn to for such a quandary, have we got the gift for them!! From cute yet chic handbags, to elegant yet edgy shoulder bags and cross-body styles, these are new and noteworthy for the purse obsessed in your realm...
4. Streetwear that's here for good, albeit sarcastic, vibes.
Are they not really one for blending in with the crowd? We say let them make a statement without saying a word, and embrace the eternal cool factor of streetwear via UNISEX graphic tees. Lucky for everyone, our graphic tees are not your average graphic tees, and are a surefire way to show off a unique, possibly dark humoured, personality. We invite you to observe:
5. Statement Jackets
Winter is the perfect time to make a statement with playful, purposeful layering. Help your loved ones brave the cold in style with a gorgeous jacket.
Let's start off with transitional pieces that can be worn as a light jacket in the shoulder seasons, or as an indoor blazer jacket in the coldest months! Odeyalo and Birds of North America have mastered the boxy jacket, in natural denim and Japanese cotton twill respectively. Both are an oversized fit with plenty of room for layering underneath, generous long sleeves, and a several good pockets! The Tystie Jacket does indeed have matching pants, too, if you're really looking to spoil your loved one rotten!!
Lastly, but certainly not least, a piece of outerwear is a gift they'll treasure and thank you for every time they step out into the cold! Think trendy, albeit classic, plaid, ribbed collar and cuffs, easy snap button closures, and a warm quilted lining. If they aren't wearing it daily in the winter, it will at least become their go-to jacket for special occasions, like taking you out for dinner perhaps? ;)))
6. The Gift of Self-Care
The holiday season can be stressful, so why not give the gift of relaxation and self-care? Treat your loved ones to luxurious skincare products, essential oil scented candles, or a pampering spa day with any combination of the fabulous products below. They'll thank you for the much-needed me-time and emerge from the holiday chaos looking and feeling refreshed.
7. When in Doubt, Gift Cards!
We have 'em! Stop by the shop to purchase a physical gift card, or shop online to send them an email gift card. Both can be used in store or online, with no expiry date or restrictions.
So there you have it, our fashion-forward gift guide for the holiday season! Whether you're shopping for your trendsetting best friend or your sarcastic, fashion-challenged uncle, these stylish finds are sure to impress. Happy shopping, and may your holiday season be filled with fashion, fun, and so much feasting!
xoxo ~ Sarah & Geoff