AmongMen’s Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: 12 Presents Your Lady Will Love

The time to start shopping for a holiday present for your special lady friend is now and before you say “I have lots of time,” just think about the countless times you’ve rushed to the mall in desperation at the eleventh hour to find something, anything, that would suffice for as a passable and thoughtful gift. Convinced you yet? Yah, we thought so.

Whether you’re on a tight budget or you can afford to floss like Rick Ross, we selected 12 fool proof presents guaranteed your lady will love.

Fool Proof Presents Under $50

1. The first item on our list is scented soaps from Canadian brand Perth Soap Co. Based in Perth, Ontario, their cleansing bars come in three luxurious scents – Moroccan spice, rosemary mint and milk and honey – that your lady will love. Plus, they’re paraben free, phthalate free and are not tested on animals. We recommend buying three to make your gift look stacked. Perth Soap Cleansing Bar, $10.

2. She likes a little bling, so get her the Serenity Ring by Canadian designer Nelle Han; it’s made from 18k rose gold and the design is fashioned to represent peace and serenity. Also available in yellow gold and silver. Nelle Han Serenity Ring, $40.

3. She’s a self-professed make-up junkie and if you scoop up this limited edition, holiday gift set from high-end cosmetics brand NARS she’ll give you extra props. The set include blush, lipstick and nail polish. NARS Modern Future Roman Holiday Lip, Cheek & Nail Set, $49.

Fool Proof Presents $50-$100

4. Got fifty bucks? This elegant bracelet from Aayenda will make her see stars. Plated in gold with a lapis lazuli bead that sits in a star-shaped setting, she’ll never want to take this piece off. Far & Wide Collective Lapis Star Bracelet, $50.

5. Brr… it’s getting cold outside and this lux, burgundy-colored leather gloves are just what Santa would suggest to give your girl. Danier Mesa Leather Gloves, $59.

6. Time is on your side if you get her the Winston Regal watch from Belgium brand Komono. Rugged, yet refined looking and water resistant up to 30m, don’t be surprised if she wears this sleek timepiece 24/7. Komono Winston Regal Saddle Brown, €79.95.

Fool Proof Presents $100-$200

7. Whoever invented gift sets should be given the Noble Peace Prize and if you’re looking for an all-in-one present that will wow your lady (who happens to be a self-proclaimed beauty junkie) get her Racinne’s Hydra Perfection Gift Set. Housed in a chic gift box, the Korean beauty brand promises users of these products will have healthy glowing skin. Racinne Hydra Perfection Gift Set, $106.97.

8. When in doubt give your lady friend jewellery and if she happens to like spikes and studs here’s the gift to give. These stud stunners by American brand Elizabeth Cole are made from gold plated metal, blue cat’s eye and coral glass, designed with a vintage vibe. Elizabeth Cole Gold-Plated Stone Earrings, $132.

9. If you’re with a women who has sommelier-like skills then get her the gift that keeps on giving. Amazing Clubs of Canada’s Wine of the Month Club delivers two full-sized bottles of hard-to-find, first-class wines from well-respected, boutique wineries in the world right to her door-step. Say “Cheers!” Amazing Clubs of Canada Wine of the Month Club, $179.85 (3 months).

Fool Proof Presents $200-$300

10. The only thing she loves more than you and chocolates is sick pair of shoes. Make her squeal with delight as you gift her these leather Vince Camuto booties with gold accents. Vince Camuto Courmay, $212.03.

11. As they say in Game of Thrones “Winter is coming” and no Canadian wants to get caught in the cold without a good coat on. Cover her shoulders with this charcoal grey coat by Babaton. Made from wool and cashmere, the wrap design and funnel collar design will make her nod approvingly at your shopping skills. Babaton Spencer Wool Coat, $298.

12. One of the season’s must-have handbags is Mackage’s Rubie. This cross body number has been making it onto the pages of many major fashion magazines and trusts us when we say she’ll love 100 times for this gift. Mackage Rubie Mini Crossbody Bag, $295.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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