November 17, 2017

Gift Guide: The holidays, handled

Jonathan Adler’s fun four-legged take on the nine-branched Hanukkah menorah.

Whatever you’re celebrating we have the perfect gift for everyone on your list

By Lucy Hyslop

From Hanukkah and Christmas to New Year’s Eve and the Lunar New Year, party season is fast approaching. Luckily, we’ve scoured the stores to find just the gifts and décor to help everyone (all together now) celebrate good times . . . come on!


Manhattan series tray

Paw you
Celebrate the festival of lights with IDS Vancouver favourite Jonathan Adler’s fun four-legged take on the nine-branched Hanukkah menorah. U.S. $128,


Tray: bien
Take this sleek Manhattan series tray for a spin. Designed by Georg Jensen, it’ll ensure service with a flare. From $319,


Kate Hume’s pebble vase


All in place
Get lit up by this stylish menorah napkin ring that’s a neat nod to the eight-day celebration every mealtime. $6.95,



Menorah napkin rings

Nicely arranged
With its smooth, jewel-like appearance, the UK designer Kate Hume’s pebble vase is bound to set any petals up for success. $525,



Silver Luau bowl

Craft work
Say hello to this beautifully patterned silver Luau bowl, which will add plenty of shine to Hanukkah. $44.95,


Tiffany & Co.’s block teacup and saucer

Riffing on Hanukkah’s traditional blue-and-white or silver colour scheme, Tiffany & Co.’s block teacup and saucer in bone china fits right in. $100,



Making tracks
What screams Christmas more than skating reindeers in all the seasonal trimmings: sweater, mitts and scarf? We love the pillow’s gorgeous red edges, too. $44.97,


Bring the outside in
Trust those at Make Vancouver to get creative with our environment—bounce this ever-so-squeezable piece of birch as décor around any spot in your home. $26,


Good throw
It’s the perfect decorative cover to add a little warmth to any room: get ready to luxuriate in Pottery Barn’s faux fur throws. From $170,


Pitch your candle
How cute is this Forest & Waves’ cabin candle? Complete with a campfire and pine scent, it sums up a glorious round-the-flames Christmas in one whiff. $29.99,


All Canuck
Wood, beaver and plaid all nestled together? This coaster—hand-crafted by local artists— celebrates all things Canadian this holiday season. $10.50,


All plaid
Love all things square? This Easton decorative pillow’s a perfect patchwork of plaid styles brought together to great effect. $92,


New Year’s Eve

Sip, sip hurrah
Trust Tiffany & Co. to elevate the straw to a whole new level. Its Everyday Objects series features vermeil, rose vermeil and sterling silver straws all with the signature Tiffany Blue enamel accent. From $250,


Your round
Try out a new bauble on the tree for New Year’s Eve. This chic matte-black-and-gold Lumi Ball will make the re-dressed fir even more striking for 2018. $7.95,


Super, natural
Make a fabulous party statement with these candle holders masterfully created in polished nickel and cast from real antlers. $138 each,


Brimming with style
Every good cocktail deserves to be showcased in a gold-rimmed glass—the classy way to toast the next year. Cheers! Set of two $32,


Put your feet up
A more upmarket cabin piece, this cool, sheep-fur-lined El Santo Libre by Dante chair will give your guests a giant hug this holiday season. $6,448 (with footrest),


Check mate
Keep the party nice and cozy with this sumptuous black-and-white alpaca plaid blanket from Ontario-based Linen Way. Added bonus? It’s designed never to wrinkle. $170,


Pot of gold
In the tradition of having a glittering New Year’s Eve, this Lux gold bowl gives some serious bling to your nibbles. $14.95,


Lunar New Year

Good service
Put the kettle on. It’s time to elevate the humble cup of tea with these attractive streamlined canisters by Kaikado. From $158,


The perfect scoop
Open at an angle, this handmade Tilt glass bowl is a bold statement in red—perfect for treats or blossoms. $24.95,


Ready to dish up
Venerated local designer Martha Sturdy’s new gold Hamilton platter not only looks like a bold made-in-Canada decoration, but doubles as a food-safe serving dish. $300,


Make scents
Want to really show off all your decorative pieces? Crank up this geometric AromaGem Ultrasonic Diffuser to make sure there are great aromas all around them. $79.95,


Got a light?
We’re over the moon about Skultuna’s beautiful brass Lunar candle holder. It’s designed by international jewelry designer Lara Bohinc and inspired by her travels in Asia. $169,


Let there be light
Clink, clink. Check out this bubbly Champagne toast Brooklyn Candle Studio creation with notes of blackcurrant, vanilla and musk. $54,


Float away
With its ethereal metallic clouds brocade against a satin background, this wasabi pillow cover brings a bit of luxury to any seat. Available in other colours, too. $53 each,







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