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8 Sweet Gifts to Thrill the Senses

Candles, incense and perfumes to soothe and delight.


Best of the West

Beta 5 chocolate, Sunday Dry Goods linens, Reassembly bath salts: the Contessa Box from Old Joy Gift Boxes (from $90) is a beautifully curated selection of some of our favourite West Coast products. oldjoygiftboxes.com


Modern Marvel

Cinnamon Projects’ solid brass Circa incense burner ($199; box of 25 sticks, $45) brings spare, modern form to an ancient ritual. litchfieldtheshop.com


Lathered Up

Steele and Co.’s soaps, bath salts and shaving products (from $9) are made in small batches in Victoria, B.C., and look as appealing as they smell. (That bergamot hand soap!) steeleandco.ca


Signature Scent      

Every city needs a place where a man can get an axe, a straight razor and a signature scent, such as the hard-to-find unisex Jermyn Street from Floris ($289 for 100 ml) with notes of bergamot and cedarwood. kentofinglewood.ca


Peace and Quiet

The Beach Cottage (from $150 a night) is 600 square feet of warm minimalism overlooking Bonniebrook Beach in Gibsons, B.C. airbnb.ca/rooms/14218569


En Pointe

Citie Ballet season tickets ($125) fit a year of stunning performances into a stocking-sized envelope. citieballet.ca


Forest Fire

Tobias Douglas’s thoughtfully made Hollow Tree candles ($42 each) are inspired by the history and familiar scents of the Pacific West Coast. hollowtree.ca


Handy Healing

Plantiful’s Remedy Roll-Ons Farmacy collection ($135) features five essential-oil blends that will kick-start any post-holiday resolutions. bambooballroom.ca

2017 Holiday Gift Guide ▸▸▸

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