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V.O.C. Staff Gift Guide

V.O.C. HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016

 

In the spirit of Black Friday and the mark of the beginning of holiday shopping, the V.O.C. girls have come together to compile a list of our favourite items on our wish lists this year as an attempt to create the best gift guide for all the women (friends, moms, sisters, aunts, etc) in your life! In addition, we've added a few things we'll be gifting the guys as well. We hope you enjoy!

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EMILY

TOP THINGS ON MY LIST

MACKAGE AGGIE TOTE

Perfect for work or the weekend.  This thing can fit everything you need in it!

TULAROSA NALA BLOUSE

I’m obsessed with this blouse.  I’ve been dreaming of it since we ordered it months ago.

AMARILO MOON AND STAR THREADERS

 

LAYLA ROSE GOLD FRENDS HEADPHONES

MANI/PEDI FROM HER MAJESTY'S PLEASURE

Total indulgence but it’s my favourite place!

 

FRIENDS/FAMILY

GRAY MALIN BONDI BEACH SWELL BOTTLE

It seems like these Swell bottles are all the rage.  I am obsessed with these Gray Malin collaboration.  Take me to the beach!

NESPRESSO MACHINE

I cannot live without mine so I figure it will make a great gift for a friend! 

LE LABO SANTAL 26 CANDLE

MARIE

TOP THINGS ON MY LIST

PJ SALVAGE NATURALLY GREY PYJAMA SET 

 

It's tradition every year that Santa brings PJs, and what could better than this cozy PJ Salvage pair? 

 

VELVET KERI PULLOVER SWEATER

 

The V.O.C. team knows I'm a sucker for a good sweater. This one by Velvet is so fem with its ribbed neckline and pink knit.

 

AG THE LEGGING ANKLE JEANS IN 11 YEAR SWAPMEET

I live in my AG Jeans... I love the wash on these ones. I have them also in the Brooks wash- they are so soft to wear.

BOOK: THE LETTERS OF VINCENT VAN GOGH

I'm fascinated by van Gogh and his relationships with Paul Gauguin and his brother, Theo. I've been wanting to read this book forever, so I'm thinking it's time!

NAMBÉ BULBO KETTLE

I just moved back to Toronto, and I'm excited to decorate a new apartment. This kettle designed by Lou Henry is so pretty with its curves and wood detail, and would look so good at my new place.

FOR FRIENDS/FAMILY

HANDMADE PLANTER BY JANET HINKLE

I recently read the Globe Style Advisory, and I discovered Toronto-based Janet Hinkle's cute planters. I'm thinking my friends are getting one of these with a cactus (for hair) inside! 

BOOK: TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

I'm a sucker for a good literary pun. I think this Tequila Mockingbird book is brilliant, and would make such a fun and festive present for a book draw or gift exchange. 

ALISHA

TOP THINGS ON MY LIST

KRISTA NORRIS TARTAN SHAWL

 

 

Every year I tell myself I don't need another scarf but I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the Krista Norris Tartan Shawl!

 

PJ SALVAGE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING SET & BEAR SOCKS

 

Who doesn't like slipping into a pair of new cozy PJ’s on christmas eve?  I’m excited to wake up Christmas morning wearing the PJ Salvage Mountains Are Calling PJ set with the PJ Salvage Bear Socks drinking a tea and snuggling on the couch.

 

MACKAGE YOANA LEATHER JACKET

 

Need I say more? Mackage makes some of the best leather jackets and this one is no exception. Definitely on the top of my list. 

 

EYENVY MASCARA

A great alternative to eyelash extensions, Eyenvy is a low maintenance must have addition to your new years beauty ragen. It was crazy how many times I was asked if my lashes were fake, but the best part is that they were my natural lashes just thicker and longer.  Even works on eyebrows!

 

BIG HIT KICKBOXING MEMBERSHIP

The best 45 minute workout you will ever do.  I think its safe to say its a V.O.C. favourite, and even more fun when you go with a few of your girlfriends!

FOR FAMILY/FRIENDS

SALT LAMP

Salt lamps are amazing and have so many health benefits. Mine is my new favourite night table accessory and i'll definitely be gifting a few this year.  

 

ETSY FINDS 

I’m currently addicted to Etsy, I love all the custom/personalized jewelry and home items they have!  You can find anything from cute candles, to personalized jewelry, home decor, and so much more!  I cant give away exactly what I'm getting because I don't want to ruin any surprises but its a must for this christmas!

 

SHELBY

TOP THINGS ON MY LIST

MACKAGE RUBIE-A CROSSBODY BAG

 

 

Ok, I think it's a little obvious why this is at the top of my list...it's beautiful!!! Who wouldn't love this gorgeous leather bag. It's the perfect size - fitting all the essentials and perfect for the girl on the go. I love the embellishment, making it dressy enough for a night out, but still casual enough for daytime because of the easy to wear crossbody function. 

 

TULAROSA FARRAH BLOUSE 

This is THE statement blouse that i've had my eyes on all season. I love how over the top it is with everything that's going on with the ties, lace detail, and bell sleeves...it's so jaw dropping to me! And I love how I could wear it all year long. 

 

VIKTOR & ROLF "FLOWERBOMB" PERFUME

My favourite scent in the world! This Viktor & Rolf perfume is amazing and I go through it so fast. Highly recommend sampling it at Sephora next time you're there! 

 

FITBIT CHARGE 2

I'm in desperate need of a new FITBIT to replace my Nike FuelBand! This one in particular tells you your heart rate, fitness level, and reminds you to move throughout the day amongst other cool features. I think I need it to help my New Year's Resolution of staying off my butt and sticking to 10,000-12,000 steps a day... :)

 

NASTY GALAXY BOOK

I love Sophia Amoruso and have been listening to her podcast religiously lately, where she has mentioned her new book a ton- so it's definitely on my reading list for the new year! 

 

GLO BRILLIANT WHITENING DEVICE MOUTHPIECE AND CASE

Since i'm an avid tea drinker, I am constantly looking for ways to keep my teeth white. This was recommended on Sephora as a product that doesn't make your teeth sensitive after whitening, so I think that alone makes it worth trying. 

 

FOR FAMILY/FRIENDS

NIKE TECH FLEECE SWEATER

This is by far the most comfortable zip up hooded sweater for guys. I love that the fabric is super thick and durable, and that it doesn't wrinkle! It still looks polished even though it's a sweatshirt. Pair it with the Nike Tech Fleece pants and you'll gift the perfect casual #ootd for your man. 

 

ROOTS WOOL SOCKS

Who doesn't love these socks? They're so warm and make the perfect stocking stuffer. They come in women's as well...so you may just have to pick up a pair for yourself! 

 

SUBSCRIPTION TO FABFITFUN

I think this is the perfect gift for a mom or BFF. This box is filled with full sized beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness and home products that are curated and delivered every 3 months when you sign up. Each box has a $200 value for $49.99. So for $200 a year, you get 4 boxes filled with products! Who wouldn't love to come home to this in their mailbox each season?! 

 

SHINOLA PASSPORT COVER

Shinola makes such high quality leather goods and I've had my eye on this passport cover as a gift to both of my parents for a while now. This particular passport cover also has pockets for your cards, so it's perfect for travelling light and carrying only the essentials. 

 

 


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