My FAVOURITE time of year is upon us! I’m a huge Christmas nerd (nevermind my Christmas tree isn’t up yet) and to me there’s no greater joy than being able to give thoughtful, meaningful, beautiful gifts to my best friends and family.
This is a smidge late for me but I decided to put together a compilation of some of my personal favourite local goodies that I’m hoping to find under my tree (but probably won’t since I’m pretty sure no one in my fam reads my blog. Weh!)
Mayan Collar by Jacqueline Renee
Statement necklace…need I say more? I love this designer’s use of organic, found materials, and who doesn’t love a good burlap anything? Sidebar: on my last trip to NYC, Urban Outfitters was trying to sell me a burlap poncho for like 80 bucks so I’m gonna guess that’s ‘in’ right now…
Anyway, this is way better than a burlap poncho.
Scented Candle by Immortelle Beauty
I am a huge sucker for a scented candle. This candle, described as golden amber musk with hints of sweet, spicy ginger, would make the perfect addition to the collection of earthy, spicy scents currently on rotation on my bedside table.
Hand Painted Ring Bowls by Ashley Thompson
When you own a lot of jewellery you’re always looking for cute ways to keep track of them. I haven’t seen anything cuter and more special than these ring bowls by Ashley Thompson. The one of a kind bowls will inspire you to get your life organised. Your accessory life anyway.
AMEN Printhouse Laptop Case
I actually do need a laptop sleeve for my new Air, since I fully plan on just tossing it in to whatever random bag I’m carrying on any given day. AMEN Printhouse makes some super cute laptop cases out of their unique, Caribbean-y prints. Protect your precious robot baby and support local at the same damn time.
Cocoa Vintage Cocoa Pod Necklace
Everything Crystal of Cocoa Vintage makes is magic, but it took an extraordinary stroke of genius to concoct this beauty. Ceramic cocoa pod with a bunch of cocoa seeds (but really they’re freshwater pearls) spilling out. Brilliant stuff and a real conversation-starter (if you’re in to that kind of thing…conversations, that is).
This whole look from Meiling’s Collection 2015
I was blessed enough to acquire a pair of trousers from the ‘Borrowed From The Boys’ themed Collection 2015, but I can’t keep my mind off this gorgeous ensemble from Meiling. According to Instagram, glamazon Wendy Fitzwilliam has already scooped these pieces up. Nice to know I’m in good company.
The Cloth’s Attention Skirt
Pretty much anyone with eyes is in love with this skirt, and of course, with good reason. I don’t consider myself a girly-girl by any stretch (some of you are scoffing right now…I don’t care) but there’s something about this skirt that makes me want to embrace what little femininity I do possess and go twirling around at top speed. This skirt also made it to the coveted Designer Island Loves List 2014, so I suspect it will be in high demand this Christmas.
And so concludes my Local Christmas Wishlist 2014. Hope you guys enjoyed!