Gift Guide: Local Treasures for the Lucky Lady

This one is for the gastronomista. Le Creuset is offering a Limited Edition Holiday Mini-Cocotte set (pictured below), a trio of mini-cocottes (green, red and white with a pearl glaze) that will spice up the kitchen over the holidays (with additional help courtesy of a Mini Cocotte Cookbook). She’ll love the collection of sweet and savoury recipes to try, and you’ll benefit from being her culinary guinea pig (we hope!). These mini stoneware cocottes are modeled after the classic Le Creuset Round French Oven, a chef’s staple for generations. Starting at only $79.99.
Stop by Cookworks and pick this cookware treasure up before they’re gone. 

Another option for the gourmet gal; gift her the Dirty Apron Delicatessen‘s “Contessa” collection of goodies this Christmas. Break out her inner sweet tooth with this box of couture culinary delights. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys sneaking a little treat now and then, and it’s gorgeously packaged to boot. Deluxe snacking starts with: Beta5 Fleur de Sel Caramels, Cadeaux Christmas Biscotti, Caramel Popcorn, MOOZOO Chocolate Therapy Bar, Beta5 Espresso Beans, Trail Mix, Old Fashioned Potato Chips, Chocolate filled Peppermint Candy Cane, Dean’s Shortbread Fingers ($60.00).

For the quirky, style-savvy fashion maven, check out the work of Mara Gottler Designs. We love pieces from this Canadian-made line that oozes elegance and grace. Incorporating historically inspired references and a modern sensibility, designs emphasize detailed craftsmanship, resulting in stunning coats, jackets, tunics, dresses, sweaters and pants. Gottler mixes classic with contemporary to create unique styles that will appeal to discerning young professional women. 

What girl doesn’t love an excuse to escape to the spa? Send her off to the newly opened Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Sense: A Rosewood Spa for complete and utter post-holiday relaxation. A truly stunning oasis in the heart of one of Vancouver’s most historic hotels, she’ll love having every whim attended to and have you to thank for it all. Just think; you’ll be guaranteed to start 2012 in her good books for at least a few months.

Holiday Set 
Charm her with a little blue box under the tree. Don’t panic… we’re just talking about one containing Tiffany & Co. Charms (pictured at top) in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel finish (priced around $200). Or, watch her excitedly peel back the tissue to reveal a supple Tiffany & Co. Passport Cover in Tiffany Blue® Patent Leather ($160.00). Both are noteworthy ideas, neatly packaged in a signature blue box and guarantee you a very merry Christmas.  

For the eco-minded girl, take a look at BC’s own Mistura Timepieces. This green-thinking company may change with the seasons, but each piece is stylish and timeless, and something a young professional gal will definitely want to hang on to for years to come. Designs come by way of founders, Felipe Lopez, Juan Felipe Barreneche, Daniel Schemel and Mateo Isaza. These vanguards of design show a true understanding of the methodology between nature and the mastery of watch making. They combine their innovative spirit and sense of environmental consciousness to the clockwork of life accordingly. Mistura luxuriates exotic woods, leathers, and recycled materials (tres West Coast indeed), encompassing a seamless balance between sophistication and eco-friendly style. 

For the wine lush on your list (we’re joking), we think this next notable idea might offer up a quick fix worthy of a toast. Legacy Liquor Store has announced dates for The Wine Savvy Tasting Series. Here’s the kicker: purchase a series of three tastings, courtesy of notable YPs Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard for only $199 (reg. $75 each). Steal this deal for under the tree and give your gal plenty to cheers to when things start up again in February 2012.