9 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your Nice List

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but this last-minute gift guide is so delightful.

December 20, 2016

By Amanda Ross

1. Colour Your World

At the intersection of fashion, art and design sits the limited-edition Karlbox Colours in Black, a collaboration between Faber-Castell and the iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Inspired by a Chinese wedding cabinet, the collector’s case (with serial number and certificate of authenticity) features five drawers each arranged by primary and secondary colours, along with 350 different premium-grade drawing tools. $3,950, atkinsonsofvancouver.com

 

lastminute_arcteryx2. Carry On

The outdoor performance-grade heavyweight Arctery’x unveils their Blanca 19 tote with its proprietary AC² fabric (seam-sealing that makes it waterproof) and side yoga-mat strap for the fitness-class-to-grocery-store dash. $100, arcteryx.com

 

lastminute_louboutin3. Perfect Pout

Jewellery or makeup—that is the gifting question. Thankfully, the Rouge Louboutin Lip Colour Collection by Christian Louboutin crosses off both with three full-size lipsticks (Silky Satin, Velvet Matte and Sheer Voile) on a gunmetal chain. $345, holtrenfrew.com

 

lastminute_oatbox4. Crunch Time

For the cereal fanatic in your life, there’s Oatbox monthly subscription boxes. Each month, they’ll send a special delivery containing two bags of preservative-free granola (or add granola bars to the mix) like cranberry-and-dark chocolate and gingerbread granola. $20 per month (free shipping); oatbox.com


lastminute_kronos5. Tumbling Trick

Hot cocoa looks thoroughly modern in a Kronos double-wall heat-resistant glass. Its thermal construction maintains the temperature of your drink without condensation (no rings on the table!); they’re microwavable and dishwasher safe, too. From $16, orlingandwu.com

 

lastminute_marshmallow6. Hot Shot

This time of year, you can always roast marshmallows by the fire, but then again steadying your nerves with the handcrafted made-in-Vancouver Marshmallow Crossbow 2Go might be more satisfying instead. This holiday-appropriate weapon can sling-shot fresh marshmallows up to 60 feet in a straight line; sibling target practice optional. $79, shopwalrushome.com

 

7. Super Dry

Cult-fave Stutterheim raincoats from Sweden are iconic for their handmade utilitarian style, but also their super sophisticated, sleek vibe that grants any wardrobe instant street cred. The most basic of the line—the Stockholm—fuses rubberized cotton with silver buttons in a waterproof (unisex) jacket for the ages. $365, shopneighbour.com

 


8. The Final Countdown

Full disclosure: we think Vancouver magazine Wine Awards chief judge DJ Kearney has just about the best palate around so now that she’s the Director of Wine at New District, we’re celebrating with their Christmas Countdown mixed wine pack. Each of the carefully selected 12 mystery bottles—from B.C. and regions around the world—is blind-wrapped in tissue and numbered for a 12 days of Christmas treasure-trove of best value, new discoveries and rare finds. $320, newdistrict.ca

 


9. Slip-On

While a Hästens mattress could run you upwards of $50,000, their cashmere slippers are a mere $100—we call that affordable luxury. $100, informinteriors.com

Want more great gift ideas? Check out our neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood gift guide!

 

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