Yes, we all spent more time in our homes this year than we ever thought possible. And it makes us realize how important a warm and inviting place is to our mental health. So we rounded up 22 items, promising to complete one’s routine. From a coffee maker anyone would be proud to visit their counter to throw hand-woven merino wool by artisans from India and a chic smart speaker, these gifts for the home will elevate and brighten any living space.
Eclectic Art Bundle
($ 200, MRKT Gallery)
This three-print art bundle of the Toronto Gallery focused on women artists will bring a dose of vibrancy to any corner.
Leaf Supply Guide For Creating Your Indoor Jungle
($ 47, Merchant Street York in Smith Street Books)
Most of us in lockdowns are filling their spaces with houseplants, and this book is the perfect gift for anyone who is having trouble maintaining their indoor garden.
($ 40, Lohan)
This limited edition Holiday Candle is scented with clementine, clove and rose notes and is packaged in a carton featuring artwork by Toronto-based illustrator Julia Mercanti. Bonus: 10% off each sale of this candle will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Specialty Brewer Stand
($ 254, eight ounces of coffee on Kinto)
Elevate one’s daily coffee ritual with reusable stainless steel filters with this sleek pour-over stand made of dark walnut and brass.
($ 80, Anara Design Co)
Crafted from the Water Buffalo Horn, responsibly prepared by the Government of India, these hand-made bowls are ideal for snacks during the holidays and throughout the year.
($ 22, PUBCO)
A quirky gift for one’s bedside table, this tray for glasses comes in both square and round options.
($ 129, Apple)
Help someone create an intimate dance party in your living room with Apple’s new Mini HomePod speaker.
Donna di koppe prada dinner napkins
($ 57.50, bus stand)
For someone who appreciates fine detail, what could be better than these mason buspath table linens? Originally made for Miukia Prada, they are now available to order for the first time in Canada.
($ 90, Pretty. Cool in Rose City Goods)
Made using recycled materials, this terrazzo planter will add an addition to any table.
Convertible Pro Pods
($ 157, Misho)
These 22K gold-plated earrings also act as short clips that will hold your ear pods during those long zoom calls or during daily walks for fresh air.
($ 251, Skagerack in Gode)
Made of brass, teak and terracotta, this teapot is inspired by ancient Greek-Egyptian craftsmanship traditions, both functional and a true statement piece.
Impossible collection of whiskey
($ 995, Asoulin)
Presented in an iron-trimmed iron-trimmed box crafted after an authentic whiskey barrel, this fork book pays homage to 100-unique whiskeys, ranging from aging manufacturers to trailblazers of the craft distilling movement.
Cashmere bed socks
($ 155, The Kashmiri Shop)
Made in Mongolia specifically for the Kashmiri shop, these 100% Kashmiri socks are just what the holidays say.
Pearl Stoneware Dinner Set
($ 995, Made by Marble in Sydney)
Made in Toronto, this porcelain stoneware dinner set makes for the ideal housewife gift.
($ 315, Sophie Lou Jacobsen at Easy Tiger Goods)
This glass pot in a pink and orange combo will serve to hold beverages, as it will be a bunch of flowers.
($ 210, Coton)
This cotton and linen bedspread from Ethnic Toronto brand coat is handmade from Egypt using traditional Akhamim weaving techniques.
Rose Apothecary Mug
($ 19, Shit’s Creek)
Got some Schittheads in your life who remember Rosa? Gift them this David Rose-approved mug.
Minimal christmas stocking
($ 30, Noir at Boise)
For a chic and minimalist look at Christmas stockings, look no further than this 100% linen and feather option.
Swirl gift wrap
($ 18, Vpr)
Worried about all the gift wrap garbage happening this season? Wrap your gifts in this reusable cotton wrap featuring artwork by local Canadian artists.
Mini Trio Candle Set: Violet
($ 160, Beredo at Want Apothechery)
This mini candle gift set has a light, medium and strong aromatic candle, which is manufactured around the clay and powder of Violet.
($ 260 in Aloja, 11.11)
From the permanent Indian brand 11.11, this merino wool throw is made by hand and is naturally tinted with indigo.
Solid fragmented clock
($ 160, Donstruct at a Kind)
Made of lightweight concrete with embedded gold leaf, this watch will serve as a statement accent on any wall.
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