10 Must-Have Stocking Stuffers

If it’s true that all good things come in small packages, then let these 10 gifts be a lesson for all.

December 21, 2016

By Amanda Ross


1. For makeup on-the-go, Les Mini de Chanel—a collection of five mini makeup brushes—is inspired by professional makeup artist pouches with a removable mirror and face, eye and lip brushes. $125, at all Chanel beauty counters and chanel.ca


2. Because the holidays are oh so magical, there’s the Unicorn Glitter tape dispenser for the perfect stocking stuffer—it’s for real. $8, hm.ca


3. Husband-and-wife team Christophe Cervasel and Sylvie Ganter each spent nearly 20 years honing their fragrance chops—Ganter at Hèrmes and Cervasel at Kenzo—before launching Atelier Cologne. Find eight different travel sprays in this season’s Nécessaire Nomade III, all with a concentrated fragrance of 15 percent (the concentration of essential oil gives a scent its name—for example, eau de cologne only has four to five percent) which means the heady aroma—from Pomélo Paradis to Bergamote Soleil—will last from plane to train to automobile and back. $52 for 8 (4.14 ml each), sephora.ca


4. Inspired by designs from the Tiffany archives, the Out of Retirement Collection is all about classic design with a modern bent. To wit: the light on calories, long on style sterling silver Chinese Food pillbox. $475, tiffany.ca


5. Aged for seven months in American oak, the George Clooney-backed Casamigos Tequila Reposado offers a serious dose of caramel and cocoa for a smooth celebrity-worthy finish. $75, bcliquorstores.com

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6. Because ‘tis the season for dry and chapped hands, there’s the Mini Pet hand cream trio set from the irrepressible Korean version of Sephora, The Face Shop. $14, thefaceshop.ca


7. Perfect for the guy who likes to look good both in and out of clothes, the Ted Baker Central set includes colour-block socks and patterned boxers to keep things interesting down there. $59, tedbaker.ca


8. Nothing says I love you like writing “I love you,” but why not include a chunk of change too? This writeable Starbucks gift card—mini Sharpie pen included—helps you say it like you mean it. Minimum spend, $5; starbucks.ca


9. The 4-in-1 pen tool is your one-stop holiday fix-it-kit that includes a mini screwdriver, level, ruler and pen all in one handy pocket-sized device. $6, indigo.ca



10. Christmas without slippers is like turkey without stuffing or mulled wine without…wine. Enter the Gap’s Pendleton plaid slippers, a cozy collaboration with the venerable Portland woolen mills company for a little tootsie holiday cheer. $40, gap.ca

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