Whether shopping for friends, family, or yourself, this curated collection features travel-inspired seasonal gift giving ideas, from food to fun to fashion.
Cozy up for Christmas (and the rest of the winter) in an ultra-luxe pair of pajamas from This Is J. The bold red plaid print is perfect for the season and if you happen to be travelling over the holidays, these make it easy to bring the spirit of comfort with you.
thisisj.com – CAD $179
Trade screen time for self carewith the Buddha Board, whichallows you to ‘paint’ on the board’ssurface with water, making fora low-tech way to unwind. Asthe water evaporates, your artwill simply disappear leaving aclean slate ready for your nextmasterpiece–minus paint, cleanup,or chemicals.
buddhaboard.ca – CAD $37.95
Classic linen shirt
A must for any traveller, the Whitney Classic Shirt is crafted from a soft linen that provides flexibility, comfort and style. Easily dressed up or down, the shirt is available for both men and women. Whitney Linen also carries linen pants, kaftans and dresses perfect for travel.
whitneylinen.com – CAD $255
Dinner party in a box
This three-course meal kit, ideal for gifting foodie friends (or anyone dreaming of Italy), contains everything you need for an epic antipasti spread, parmesan pomodoro, and mascarpone cannoli cheesecake. It all comes courtesy of Giadzy, the online pantry of Italian must-haves handpicked by Giada de Laurentiis.
giadzy.com – USD $173
A sip of summers in Europe
Anyone nostalgic for summer travels to Europe (or dreaming of a future visit), can easily incorporate a little something from Italy (or gift any beer fans) with some Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Brewed in Italy to the original recipe from 1963, the official beer of TIFF2022 is effervescent, refreshing and crisp–a perfect sip for any time of day.
lcbo.com – CAD $16.05 (for six)
Made in Italy, these gorgeous Gucci slides make an instant style statement thanks to the ornate Flora motif from the1960s designed by artist Vittorio Accornero. Day or night, these can easily take you from the pool to aperitivo hour.
gucci.com/ca – CAD $905
The perfect travel pant
Meant to replace jeans, khakis and outdoor pants, LIVSN’s Ecotrek Trail Pants for men and women make it easy to save space in your suitcase. Ideal for everything from outdoor adventure to casual sightseeing, the pants are durable, lightweight, comfortable and breathable.
livsndesigns.com – CAD $176
Packing has never been easier with the Carry-On Closet, an award-winning suitcase with a convenient built-in shelving system that ensures you stay organized on the go. Choose from a variety of colours, including from the vibrant Capri Collection, inspired by the Mediterranean island (we love the Limoncello Yellow).
solgaard.co – USD $295
Multitasking makeup tools
Save space in your makeup bag at home and on the go with the help of the alleyoop multitasker, a 4-in-1 beauty tool that combines a concealer sponge and blush, brow and eyeshadow brush. We also love the pen pal: an eyeliner, lip liner, brow pencil and highlighter in one easy-to-use click pen.
meetalleyoop.com – USD $19.60 (multitasker), USD $17.50 (pen pal)
Gift the woman in your life who has everything with a blow out or updo courtesy of the Blow Dry Lounge, with three locations in Toronto (and mobile service). In addition to their signature blow dry, they also offer a variety of other hair care services.
blowdrylounge.com – CAD $45 (for signature blow dry)
Stylish shoe protection
Whether at home or while you travel, My Perfect Shoe creates sustainable shoe stuffers that are not only functional, but ultra-pretty as well. Handmade in a range of colourful patterns, these easily slip into a variety of shoe styles, protecting them in closets, gym bags and suitcases. A percentage of each purchase goes directly to the American Cancer Society. They also offer all-natural fragrance mists in three lovey scents, leaving shoes smelling fresh.
protectmyshoes.com – USD $14.95
Inspiring travel memoir
New York Times bestseller and now a hit Netflix adaptation, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke is a moving story set in the sumptuous Sicilian countryside. The memoir beautifully depicts the power of acceptance and moving forward in the face of loss.
chapters.indigo.ca – CAD $25
The Scrumptious Travel Pillow from Honeydew Sleep makes it easy to get comfortable anywhere, whether in transit or at your destination. Handcrafted in California, every pillow comes with its own custom pillowcase and a convenient carrying bag. The company also makes a travel pillowcase derived from 100 per cent organic bamboo for optimum comfort. And when you’re not on the go, the Scrumptious Side Pillow is all you need for a good night’s sleep at home.
honeydewsleep.com – USD $219.99 (pillows), USD $59.99 (cases)
Which one of these goodies will be on your gift giving list this year? Need more ideas for some travel-inspired gift giving that evokes a bit of bright sunny weather again? Check out Tickled Pink: 8 Summer Essentials in Our Favourite Shade for the Season
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