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It’s one of the busiest times of year, and we all have that friend or relative (maybe it’s you) who would rather turn in early and drink a hot cuppa something than whoop it up at a holiday party. For those who love their me-time, who make their homes a serene and stylish oasis, who are secretly happy when you cancel plans with them: here are the best presents.
This clean-burning candle ($50) from Vancouver’s Everlasting Candle Co. never melts, which means no messy cleanup and no wick to cut thanks to its steel construction—but it still has tons of holiday ambiance.
Manitoba-based and Indigenous-owned Manitobah will keep the person you’re shopping for toasty with their Cabin clog ($125)—cozy enough to keep toes comfy all winter and neutral enough to pair well with any outfit (including pajamas).
READ MORE: Manitobah Is Now Available at Nordstrom Canada
Whether your giftee is a pool shark or a novice player, these billiard balls ($151)—numbered with the classic Stüssy font—look just as cool racked up as they do after the first break.
These simple yet avant-garde Gardian stools ($1,680) from La Manufacture are designed with restraint in mind—available in six colourways, they have a built-in handle to make “pull up a seat” as easily done as said.
Jonathan Adler is known for his mid-century style, but this Sorrento box ($135) takes inspiration from the southwest coast of Italy. The hand-finished pattern brings a sense of oceanic calm while keeping mementos hidden in plain sight.
This mouth-blown hanging bird feeder ($82) from Nineteen Ten comes with a drain hole to prevent freezing— so you can get your ornithology on during even the snowiest of days.
The minimalist Regenerate Canada poster ($35) from the World Wildlife Fund shows the concentric rings of a tree stump, bringing a bit of B.C.’s iconic old-growth forests indoors. Plus, proceeds of the print support the organization’s conservation efforts.
Inspired by photographer Carl Kleiner’s 2014 series Postures, the abstract Posture N.3 Africa Black vase from Bloc Studios (from $698) features flowers with rearrangeable metal wires that let you create sculptural shapes.
The chic and displayable Mehen candle ($590) from Gucci is inspired by a water snake—but we think the scent of Persian blue salt, seaweed and water moss will transport you to faraway beaches, no passport required.
For more 2022 holiday gift ideas, read our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.
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