It's that time of year again! 

Gift giving season never fails to be a stressful and expensive time. So we decided to compile some of our favourite gifts that are affordable but amazing!

1. Boy Smells Candles:
Candles are always a great go to when you don't have a super specific gift in mind. The Boy Smells have some of our favourite scents, and they come in a beautiful vessel that is perfect for displaying! Our staff picks are June's (Fay's pick), St. Al (Diane's pick), and Cedar Stack (Charlie's pick).
June's: $45 Main Notes: bergamot, cassis, anise, coriander, daffodil and tonka
Inspired by the vibrant June's All Day cafe and wine bar of Austin, Texas, the candle recalls memories of late nights spent at cafes in Le Marais district of Paris and eclectic evenings in Austin's famous South Congress Avenue. It is the embodiment of ease and sophistication. 
St. Al: $45 Main Notes: sandalwood, clay, clove flower, oud and ylang-ylang
The name St. Al is a play on Santal, the French term for sandalwood.  This candle has powerful notes of holy wood and exotic florals, layered with undertones of frankincense. To the nose, it’s a sanctified commingling of dominant, protective sandalwood with notes of clay, clove flower, oud and ylang-ylang. It’s a clean scent with a long, ancient history.
Cedar Stack: $45 Main Notes: cedar, labdanum, juniper berry, sawdust and white musk
A prettier take on the classic wood scent—cedar chips and dried tobacco are led into deeper spiced floral notes of labdanum, while notes of peppercorn add a light bite to this smell, both modern and nostalgic. It's instant glamping in candle form.

2. Alo Yoga:
Clothes are always a tricky thing to buy other people, not only for sizing, but also style wise. We think it's safe to say that all who have tried Alo Yoga, LOVE it! These Biker Shorts $85 are not only super "in" right now to wear as part of an outfit, but are also are great for lounging around and working out in! One of our best-selling Alo pieces is the Wellness Bra $95, for it's comfort and versatility.

3. Blk Rose Candles:
Blk Rose Candles is the newest addition to our candle selection and they are nothing short of incredible! With an amazing back story and proceeds going to a great cause, this candle is a gift to more than one person! 
"Celebrating Black excellence through scent and stories.  BLK ROSE creates premium, hand-poured, 100% soy candles with beautiful scents that fill a room and spark conversation.  Through our candles, we aim to celebrate Black stories and are committed to investing 15% of our proceeds to BIPOC-led community initiatives." The BLK IS BEAUTIFUL Collection is an homage to Black women everywhere. Each candle in this collection is named after an iconic Black woman.
"Angela" $48 is named after activist and author Angela Y. Davis. Soothing scents of rosewood combined with bergamot and the richness of leather create a woody and warm fragrance. Topped with Palo Santo to clear negative energy, this candle is the perfect backdrop for a night of reading and relaxation. 
"Toni" $48 is named after award-winning novelist Toni Morrison. Scents of vetiver and patchouli bring a strong woody and earthy fragrance to this candle rounded out by warm vanilla and bright citrus. It’s the perfect candle for a night of journaling and reflection.
"Nina" $48 is named after renowned jazz singer Nina Simone. Luxe scents of tobacco and bergamot with subtle notes of neroli create a rich and warm fragrance to fill your room. This candle is smooth and sultry just like the sounds of Nina Simone. Perfect to set the vibe for a dinner party or chill night-in. 

4. Mother Denim Socks:
These have been on every gift guide we make since we started carrying these socks! Available in countless colourways and phrases, the "Baby Steps" ($25-$45)Socks are the  are bound to be a conversation starter in the best way possible! (Sense of humour IS required!)

5. Jocelyn Kennedy:
Jocelyn Kennedy, an Edmonton based designer, has been crafting stunning, unique jewels for over 20 years. Versatile as they are beautiful, Jocelyn Kennedy pieces are ones you can easily use to dress up your weekend uniform or layer in multiples for the perfect date-night look. These huggie hoops from her are our latest obsession and are loved across the bored, for all ages and style preferences, making these the perfect gift! 
Pearl Huggie Hoops $65
CZ Cross Huggie Hoops $75
CZ Huggie Hoops $75


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