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The Western Living Holiday Gift Guide

Goodies and gadgets for your shopping list—or your wish list.

Your holiday hand-wringing is over. We’ve scoured the West for the just-perfect gift for everyone on your list: from the stylish exec’s new fave coat to the perfect statement piece for a design-savvy relative, to a clever block set for the pre-kindergarten kid who’s secretly a budding architect. We promise: this is the only shopping list you’ll need this year.

Home Decor Gift Guide

Pretty platters and on-trend artwork for the design lover in your life. 


1. CUCKOO COOL The handmade Diamantini and Domeniconi clocks ($475) are modernist takes on the classic cuckoo design.

2. LEGGY LOOK The solid wood Oliver Apt Skinny Legs stool ($280) works beautifully as a side table, too.

3. DESK JOCKEY The Philippe Starck-designed D’E-light lamp ($579) features a built-in USB charging port.;

4. MAGNETIC PERSONALITY Get in on the marble craze with these Living magnets ($59) from BoConcept.

5. SOLID GOLD Keep this crinkled Pandora container ($569) by the front door as a glamourous catch-all for keys and mail.

6. GORGEOUS GLOW The Selenite candle holder ($215)—hand-carved from salt mineral—makes for a stunning centrepiece.;;

7. HARVEST MOON The shimmering Swell Made Co. Moon print ($33) is an essential gallery wall addition.;;

8. SCENIC SUNDOWN The watercolour Red Raven Studio Canyon plates (from $19) are pretty like a desert sunset.;

Entertaining Gift Guide

Statement-making dishware, design-centric kitchen gadgets and artisanal spirits for the host with the most.


 1. BOTTLE SERVICE Made In House Studio’s Petite Pioche bottle openers ($45) are inspired by the design of a classic wood axe.;

2. SUIT YOURSELF Class up poker night with these mod porcelain Full Deck coasters ($99) from Jonathan Adler.;;;

3. A-PEELING The simple kitchen tool becomes an object of beauty with the design of Alessi’s Sfrido peeler ($44).;;;

4. BOTTOMS UP The Vancouver-distilled Odd Society Wallflower gin ($48) features notes of rose petals, lavender and elderflower.;

Style Gift Guide

Quirky accessories to please.


1. FLOWER POWER The vintage-inspired Floral watch ($159) is the result of Olivia Burton’s collaboration with Simons.

2. X MARKS THE SPOT Vancouver designer Leah Alexandra’s Aqua Chalcedony cuff ($138) is simple and sleek.;;

3. MIRROR, MIRROR The Hay Scribble mirror ($10) is a pocket-sized piece of quirky design.;

Kids Gift Guide

Bricks for the budding architect and adorable toys for the littlest design lover.


1. BLOCK PARTY Areaware’s Blockitecture Habitat set ($35) is perfect for the pint-sized architect.;;

2. CLEVER AS A FOX The organic cotton fleece Owen Fox ($42) is dressed to please in a dapper peacoat.;;

3. GIVE A HOOT The sweet, wooden Janod Nesting Owl set ($48) is made in France.

Travel Gift Guide

Giftable goodies for the globetrotter.



1. DAY BY DAY Spark some wanderlust with the beautifully illustrated Travel the World desk calendar ($24) from Rifle Paper Co.;;;

2. AMONG THE STARS The limited-edition constellation-print Victorinox Classic knife ($22.50) is ideal for the design-loving camper in your life.

3. CHEERS TO THAT The Carry On Gin and Tonic cocktail kit ($30) is sure to improve any flight.;;;


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