Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Cozy Delights for the Homebody

Design-forward essentials to surprise and charm those who enjoy spending a little quality time indoors.

November 16, 2018

By Julia Dilworth, Rosemary Poole and Amanda Ross

Tree Decor

From $10 Matte black and white paint swirls on handcrafted bone china so no two will be the same. cb2.com

 

Room Perfume

$75 A boon to any host’s arsenal—notes of rose petal and musk contained in a chic, UV-blocking black violet glass bottle from L’Objet. holtrenfrew.com

Luxe Linens

$660 One of our editors asked for a fabric sample and it arrived with a hand-written note—that’s our kind of bedding company (and they’re local!). Linen sheets made from flax spun in Italy and woven in Portugal. lastlightcollection.com

Designer Pick: Menu Bottle Grinders

$104.95, walrushome.com  “Everyone needs a salt and pepper shaker, so why not have one that is well designed? They look great, never get stuck and are easy to use, clean and refill. Plus, they come in lots of trendy colours.” —Jamie Deck, Shift Interiors

Magazine Holder

$700 Marble and steel working together to elevate the print stand into a work of art, from Menu’s Monuments collection. vanspecial.com

Smart Pot

$114 A chic two-piece stacking planter (with a separate saucer bottom) to keep plants and eyes happy. nouvellenouvelle.com

Home Scents

$58 The limited-edition West Coast soy pour from Vancouver Candle Company (hello, spruce, fir and oak moss) comes in a hand-blown glass vessel that will match any West Coast interior. vancouvercandleco.com

Designer Pick: Vitruvi Diffuser

$119, vitruvi.com  “2018 was the year of the diffuser for me. After having my baby, I wanted a home fragrance that was non-toxic and relaxing. I bought a Vitruvi diffuser and have used it almost every day since.” —Gillian Segal, Gillian Segal Design

Gravity Blanket

$279 This weighted blanket (topping the scales at 25 pounds) simulates being hugged or held, letting the lucky sleeper crash sooner and rest deeper. We’ll take two. chapters.indigo.ca

Smoky Glass Set

$245 Tom Dixon’s #trending smoked-glass Tank whisky decanter and glasses elevate any fireside entertaining. informinteriors.com

Snake Charmer

$415 Hang Blacksaw‘s Peyote reversible throw on the wall, or wrap it around you because it’s 100-percent baby alpaca wool—decisions, decisions. providehome.com

 

Designer Pick: Apple Watch Series 4

From $520, apple.ca  “The new Apple Watch is one of my faves this season. If the watch detects a fall, it can call 911; it can also watch for heart attacks, and you can monitor your heartbeat and send the PDF to your doctor on the spot.” —Jamie Banfield, Jamie Banfield Design

Tea Towels

$35 Kitchen ambiance gets a boost with these multi-tonal mountain-y Ish red patterned textiles from Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer. thelittlestfry.com

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our 2018 holiday gift guide here.

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