Here we are again folks, the holidays are closing in and like a pair of Aretha Franklin’s high-heels, you’re feeling the pressure. As we head into the final stretch of the busiest shopping season of the year, take a moment and breathe deep because we are here to help. For those of you who are still scuttling through stores and scrolling around the internet in hopes of coming up gift inspiration for those on your list, here’s a few festive suggestions from your friends at DJNL!
Delightful Scents – Light up a room and awaken your senses with a fragrant candle from one of these wonderful perfume makers.
Diptyque – Since 1961, this Paris-based luxury perfume house has been on the forefront of creating the ultimate ambiance with their enticing, slow-burning candles. Scents like feu de bois, baies and foin coupé dazzle the senses and create anchors to memories that come alive each time you burn your favourite variety. Available at Holt Renfrew (1300, Sherbrooke Street West,514-842-5111), Ogilvy (1307, Ste-Catherine O, 514-842-7711) and online here.
Allume and Indigo Scents – Each season Indigo receives a collection of candles from several sources but its their Allume and house brand, Indigo Scents that draw the biggest crowds. This time of year, their holiday themed series includes Crackling Firewood Ember and Balsam. Available at Indigo (1500 Avenue McGill College, 514-281-5549) and online here.
Get Outside – Even though we are not quite knee deep in snow, we can still get our friends and family winter ready with these beautiful outerwear ideas.
Noize Original Outerwear – Montreal crafted and built for our finicky winters. These jackets will keep you warm while turning heads. Available in an assortment of colours at Hudson’s Bay (585 Rue Ste-Catherine O, 514-281-4422) in several styles for both men and women. Learn more here.
Canda Goose – A favourite among the jetset, Canada Goose is synonymous with ski chalets and chilly city nights. Their collection of accessories like scarves and hats make the perfect gift to punctuate a perfect look. Harry Rosen (1455 Rue Peel #227, 514-284-3315) carries a great selection that you can shop in-store or online.
Coffee, Tea and Great Company – Hosting is made easy when you have the right tools for the job!
NESCAFÉ’s Dolce Gusto – Cozying up with a cappuccino at home is as easy as pushing a button. The latest machines from NESCAFÉ’s Dolce Gusto line create everything from lattes to hot chocolate, each perfectly balanced and created using high pressure and a coding system. Available online or throughout Quebec at IGA and Metro. As a special treat, we are giving you 10% off of purchases on the entire website! Use the code dolcegusto15 and fire away!
High Time For Tea-Time – Morning, noon and night, anytime can be tea-time. Infuse your tea-time with a rousing taste of England. Tea pots and kettles from Fortum and Mason make great conversation pieces and their tea is out of this world. Available at Ogilvy.
Gourmet Taste – French candy maker, La Cure Gourmande offers a wide selection of decadent cookies, cakes, candy and more. Any combination of their handmade confections would make a great gift for anyone on your list but also a great idea for a host/hostess gift during the busy holiday season.Their Montreal location can put together the perfect gift for you or your favourite sweetie. La Cure Gourmande, 514-700-1058
Here We Are, Now Entertain Us! – Spruce up your bar this season with these great accessories for cocktails and champagne. A great gift idea that everyone gets to enjoy! Glad Tidings with Glassware – These champagne coupes will add a throwback festive flair to any party. Inspired by the classic Marie Antoinette champagne glasses, these coupes de champagne are jazzed up with modern gold-coloured rims. Available online and in-store at Indigo. 1500 Avenue McGill College, 514-281-5549
Cool Cocktail Stones – These beautifully designed, reusable cocktail stones will keep your cocktails chilled without diluting them. Pair with a fine scotch you have an excellent gift for the guy (or girl) who will appreciate the aesthetic. Available at Holt Renfrew. 1300, Sherbrooke Street West, 514-842-5111
We hope this handy list helps your efforts this season!! Happy Holidays from everyone at DJNL!