Mrs R’s Holiday Gift Guide 2015

In which we match the gift to the giftee.

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December 10, 2015

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  • If you're like us, years of racking your brain to buy unique holiday gifts has turned what should be a sweet pleasure into a dull chore.  Why not take a different approach this year?  Our small but charming holiday gift guide 2015 matches the gift to the giftee's personality for a perfect-fit gift. You see,  Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus! For the fashion-crazed teenager: Necklace Australia’s newest export hit the Toronto fashion scene this summer with their beautifully curated collection of casual  pieces, show-stopping evening wear, statement shoes, unique handbags and vintage inspired jewelry. The Beverly is part of their Seventies Revival collection and feeds into the younger generation's love for big necklaces perfectly. Price: $24.99 Where to buy: Ever New at the Toronto Eaton Centre For the hard-to-please sophisticate:   Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 3.02.19 PM This year Canadian design duo Smythe hit the nail on the trend with their Holiday 2015 Long Shawl Blazer in Liquid Metallic. Can-Con fashion has never been this cool. Or sexy. Price: $895 Where to buy: Holt Renfrew For the cool kids of all ages:   TSC_CofN_Hamilton_small_a8a94b31-ac60-41d3-83b9-4cd7bfb9bbc2_1024x1024 Attracting mega celebrities from Method Man to Cara Delevigne and Hilary Duff to Lena Dunham, Tuck Shop Trading Co. is known for its City of Neighbourhood toque collection, which began in Toronto with 14 neighbourhoods. The iconic toques quickly spread to other Canadian cities in the Great White North including Montreal, Ottawa and London. A Tuck Shop Trading Co. toque is the perfect gift for someone who loves showing their Toronto pride or that university-bound kid repping their adopted home town. Price: $38.00 Where to buy: tuckshopco.com For the gluten-free devotee or your friend with food allergies:   Scared Wheatless_Cover_HiRes Scared Wheatless by Mary Jo Eustace is a humorous take on the gluten-free world-domination story.  Savvy,funny Mary Jo developed the recipes to address her daughter’s auto-immune disease (alopecia) and her teenage son’s growing need for a healthy diet. Price: $29.95 Where to buy: amazon.ca For the interior design fanatic: Cover_AtHomeSarahStyle Following the bestselling success of  Sarah Richardson's Sarah Style, At Home: Sarah Style takes readers on a tour of the home she’s most proud of working on - her own. At Home is equal parts inspiration board, design guide, family album and cookbook (45 wholesome recipes!) from Canada's reigning designer queen. Price: $36.00 Where to buy: amazon.ca For the cozy person:   peonyquiltcovermint The AURA collection from Melbourne, Australia's Tracie Ellis embraces colour, prints, stripes and embroidered touches and brings them to life through coordinated layering and flourishes of accessories. The range is perfect for those who appreciate good design and have an affinity for modern bed linens. Count us in -  think of the minty-fresh dreams you'd have in this Peony Duvet set. Price: $225 for a Queen Set Where to buy: Simons locations across Canada and at thebay.com   Your reward to being such a savvy shopper:  GiannaSlate_2Ron White is known for the impeccable quality of his shoes (made in Italy) and his all-day heels technology ensure that your soles look fabulous no matter how long you've been stomping around. Gianna in slate is a boutique best-seller and the perfect solution to staying chic in the Canadian winter with its waterproof suede and antiqued details. Price: $525 Where to buy: Holt Renfrew