Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re looking for one of a kind gifts, or have someone in your life that has exquisite taste, and is terribly hard to shop for – look no further!  I have posted my top picks for gifts in 8 categories: Gifts under $20, Gifts under $50, Gifts under $100, Gifts under $200, Luxury Gifts Gifts $250 and up, Gifts for Him, Gifts for the Home, and Gifts for your host/hostess.  Shopping made easy, and ethical! Support local artists, designers, small business AND give a truly thoughtful gift.  Say no to the mall and YES to individuality!

1. Gifts under $20

~Copper & Crystal Earrings – $20

~Wee Birds Earrings – $16

~Genie Bracelet -$18

2. Gifts $50 & under

~Cogs & Gears Locket – $50

~Hair Flowers by Megz Majewski -$35

Hand sculpted and painted skulls adorn maribou feathers and colourful flowers.

~Flapper Cap -$50

Gorgeous Merino Wool Hat with Feather and Vintage Jewel Detailing by Honey Love Designs in Vancouver.  Red, Cream, Blue, Grey, Green, Black and Purple…you name it.

3. Gifts $100 & under

~Art Pendants -$58

Collaboration between  with Montreal-based photographer, Irene Suchocki and Heartworks By Lori Jewelry.

The photographs are printed on Kodak Endura’s gorgeous metallic paper, the colors exceptionally vivid and the image has a unique three-dimensional quality.  The image is mounted on an antique oxidized brass square filigree frame and hangs on a tiny brass rolo chain.  It’s sealed with a glass-like coating for protection and shine and is finished with a lobster clasp.

~Lace Top by Carny Love – $79

Black Bamboo bodice and lace with Vivtorian-esque collar and keyhole back.

~Spats! $80

Wear these spats with your shoes or boots to change the look instantly and make a unique fashion statement.

Made with upholstery fabric reclaimed from vintage dining chairs and lined with a cotton printed with writing and butterflies. Closes down the side with large, plastic vintage buttons. Finished with a cream brocade and lace.

4. Gifts $200 & under

~Tweed Cape by Sweet Soul – on sale for $150!

Perfection.  Black and white patterned cape with black satin lining, belt and pockets!

~Spaniard Dress by Kim Cathers -$180

Open-back, draped dress by Vancouver designer Kim Cathers.   Hides the soft spots. Highlights the best.

5. Luxury Gifts over $200

~Solar Panel Bags -$300 – $450

Solar Powered Bags – charge your cellpone & mp3 player!

The exclusive collections at Noon Solar are inspired by the need to rethink the way things are made, and what they are made with. Each material used in Noon bags are especially chosen for its longevity and its ability to biodegrade. The other materials, such as the hardware and the solar panels can be reclaimed and reused for many generations of bags.

By integrating solar panels into the bags, it offers not only the convenience of portable power, but also a means for all of us to incorporate renewable energy into our daily lives.

David Suzuki Approved!

~Nightrider Coat by Kim Cathers – $300

Satin soft corduroy with horn buttons and leather details. Perfect with with riding boots, or a quiver of arrows slung over your back.

kdon by Kim Cathers is a fresh line of clothing that is inspired by the joy of imagination coupled with precise hand detailing using only reclaimed fabrics.

5. Gifts for him

~Cowichan Toques by Raincoast Studios – $60

Hand knit with Canadian yarn that has not been treated with any harsh chemicals.
It will keep you warm in the coldest weather. Great to wear when working or playing outdoors, from the Coast to the Prairies.

Available in Natural Brown/Black/Grey, Natural Cream/Grey and in two sizes – medium & large.

~Geek Pillow -$60

Made from painter’s canvas and upholstery leather. The pillow cover has a concealed zipper for easy washing. All seams professionally and neatly secured for long wear and a custom look.  For your favourite geek ♥.

~Sewn Art Tees -$40-$70

The graphic is stitched into the shirt using a sewing machine to draw. All done by the artist, by hand, no guides or mechanical/digital rendering. No two shirts are identical.  Click the link for a video documenting the process:

~Hand-painted Ties by Volcano Girl Creations -$60

Handpainted with waterproof acrylic on 100% silk tie.

6. Gifts for the home

~Burlap Pillows made from recycled coffee bags – $79

Beautifully crafted pillows are all one of a kind, made from recycled coffee bags that have been laundered, quilted, and filled with high quality lining.  Spectacular for minimalistic rustic interior design.

~Original Art by Adam Lupton – $800

Oil & acrylic painting on wood by Vancouver artist and designer, Adam Lupton.

7. Gifts for the host/ess

~Art Collage cards -$8

Hand-made, one of a kind seasonal cards.  50% of proceeds go to Unicef.

~Recycled Fork Napkin Rings – $40 (set of 4)

~Wee bags by Megz Mejewski -$12-$22

Coin purses, makeup bags, cellphone holders…these little bags come in many sizes and are hand sewn and printed with art designs by Megz Majewski.


~Ginkgo Jewellery – $25-$50

Earrings, pendants and brooches in sterling silver, gold filled or copper.  Hand forged and hammered reflect the design of nature’s ginkgo leaf.


~ by Planet Claire on December 4, 2010.

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