It’s present buying season again and if you’re staring at your computer screen blankly or panicking about what to find in the shops for the holiday period then you’re in luck. Renee Cafaro has been rounding up her favourite pieces for her ultimate selection of gift guides, featuring a mix of big and independent brands. There has been a lot in the news about supply chains and deliveries as we head deep into the festive period, so shopping small and indie can be a great way of not only supporting smaller brands but also potentially means that products are made and shipped more locally.
From fashion to jewellery and beauty, check out Renee’s gift guide below…
Pronounced [ ho-go-eh-k-peh-sue ], is a black-owned women’s luxury brand that is inspired by individuality and style rooted in her West African culture and made of top-quality materials and craftsmanship ensuring a stunning piece they will love for years.
Any person on your list who enjoys wearing jewelry will love the signature “knitted” gold of Cassandra Collections. Most items range from $120- $300, unless you order an elaborate or custom piece, so it may be a splurge but worth every penny as all of her baubles are handmade with woven gold wire and semi-precious gemstones – from subtle to statement.
- Great gifts for him this festive seasonRenee Cafaro rounds up the must ‘for him’ gifts this season. From stylish and soft loungewear to chic spectacles and sophisticated scents, there are some amazing ‘for him gifts’ available…
Torrid is a go-to for all curvy women, but their new Cozy Shop serves up comfort with sexy, trendy details. Sweaters are a classic for gift-giving so why not give one with flair like an off-one-shoulder or glitzy hoodie ties?
Step up your layering game with this layered look from Sterling Forever for only $78. Featuring delicate pearls and a dangling charm, this necklace offers the right amount of elegance with some edge to dress up any look in your wardrobe.
The ultimate fashion treat, Donald Stanley items are made to order and entirely size inclusive. Louisa who runs DS curates a beautiful collection of fabrics and silhouettes for you to select your perfect piece. From stylish two pieces to gorgeous dresses, this amazing, size inclusive fashion brand will help you find a piece that fits beautifully and feels entirely yours.
Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, but you can never go wrong with a personalized gift. Simple, elegant and perfect for any occasion, this small pavé initial necklace from Elise Paige Jewelry can be worn every single day and with 14K gold it is sure dazzle for years. Only $50 makes it a steal!
This Canadian beauty company is founded by and for indigenous women of all skin tones, with an aim to be the first carbon-neutral brand. Everyone needs a bold red lip to complete their look this season, so why not support a brand that gives back? Sustain Lipstick Trio, $76.00 CAD
Humble Pie Home & Kitchen is a small, woman-owned business specializing in retro aprons, kitchen wares, and stocking stuffers with fun puns like the Sir-Mix-A-Lot spatula or the collection of tea towels. These aprons are individually made from vintage fabric and come in plus sizes as well for better coverage for all cooks! Products range from $15 to $125
A female-led, Asian-owned, sustainable and ethical jewelry brand that has something for everyone of all ages and all styles. The astrology-lover in your life will sure want good vibes and good jewelry. 14K Gold astrological sign jewelry under $100.