With $50 in hand, we braved the crowds to do some retail research at some of our favourite stores across the country. Whether it’s for a colleague or client, family or friend, these gifts should make for very happy holidays for the Notable man on your shopping list.
Escents “For Him” Skin Care Gift Set
This set from Escents includes a face scrub, face wash, face lotion and charcoal hand soap in a masculine and earthy fragrance to kick start a healthy skin regime. Escents uses naturally derived, nutrient-rich ingredients that are moisturizing and soothing, just in time for the cold winter months.
Frank & Oak Carbon Tie Bar
You won’t find pieces from Montreal-based Frank & Oak in any of your favourite stores. Their collection is available exclusively online, and because they design, retail and manufacture all of their products, prices are low and quality is high. This tie bar, made from dark grey steel, is a subtle and stylish addition to a shirt-tie combo.
Available exclusively online with free membership.
Shared History Hangover Tea
After a few traditional Christmas Eve cocktails, this is a gift likely to come in handy as soon as it’s opened the next morning. The blend of yerba mate, lemon peel and lemon myrtle has soothing and regenerative qualities to make your spirits bright again.
Available at Toronto’s Drake Hotel General Store.
Joe Fresh Merino Turtleneck
The turtleneck is making a comeback, and chilly necks across the country are rejoicing this winter. This classic grey is a good choice for relaxing at the chalet, or on a casual Friday in the office, paired with a pair of dark jeans.
Available at Joe Fresh, Real Canadian Superstore and Loblaws locations country-wide.
These miraculous shiny metal beans have one-upped the quintessential coffee thermos. Add them to your hot coffee and they will cool it down to the perfect drinkable temperature. They store the heat then release it back into the coffee keeping it warmer for longer.
Available at Secret Location in Vancouver.
Tiffany Gallery Watch
Okay, so you’ll have to pool $50 each from 70 of your closest friends to put this gift under the tree, but that didn’t stop the Notable editors from obsessing over this beautiful Tiffany’s timepiece. Clean lines and subtle details are offset by playfully stylized art deco numerals. And, of course, Tiffany’s legendary quality is behind the Swiss-made movement.
Available at Tiffany & Co boutiques country-wide.