The holiday season is almost upon us, and now the fun part begins — it’s gift time!
There are so many options and so little time. How do you choose what is best?
We decided to make it easy for our readers, and created a list of brands that we know you would love. The companies in our Luxury Holiday Gift Guide offer a variety of elegant, high-quality products, with a wide price range.
There are pieces here that you can buy for a friend, a loved one, a sibling, a parent and even your colleagues.
The list will keep getting updated for the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned. And look out — some of the brands are also offering special perks for FAJO’s readers!
Why we love Sneha Varma: Sneha Varma is a Canadian namesake handbag line for the accessible luxury market. Born from a premise that one’s style is dependent on their mood, resulting in shifts in how we like to dress, this collection of bags presents a variety of options for the wearer.
Edgy details are infused with timeless elements, perfect for the woman who feels tomboy chic and playful one day, to mysterious and sophisticated the next.
Recommended product: The Monaco Weekender.
This handbag is truly multi-purpose: it’s large enough as an overnighter, the perfect size as a travel carry-on and yet small enough for a hobo-esque everyday bag.
Find the Monaco Weekender at: www.snehavarma.com
Retail price: $450
Special promotional code for FAJO’s readers: 25% off regular price when FAJOHOLIDAY14 is applied at check-out.
Why we love Colleen Poitras: Colleen Poitras envelopes an original style sensibility with the use of materials, marrying leather with metals, crystals and semi-precious stones.
A very distinctive and reflective line of jewellery and accessories.
Recommended product: The Naveen Cuff.
The cuff is shown with leather-detailed earrings in this photo. It is a beautiful leather statement piece. Adjustable fit with two-strap closures. Multiple colours available.
Find The Naveen Cuff at: www.ColleenPoitras.com
Retail price: $60
Special promotional code for FAJO’s readers: FAJO10 (save 10% off your purchase). Valid until January 15, 2015.
Canadian Art Concepts
Why we love Canadian Art Concepts: Canadian Art Concepts Corporation is a Toronto-based Canadian company, specializing in a promotion and representation of Canadian and international artists and designers.
Recommended product: One-of-a-kind vase — hand painted, abstract art on glass, with artist’s signature. A wonderful gift for any occasion!
Find the vase at: http://bit.ly/CanArtConceptsHoliday
Retail price: $58
Why we love Zarucci: Zarucci is a line that specializes in evening wear. Focus is on timeless pieces that highlight a woman’s silhouette, where fabric is draped and wrapped to accentuate the feminine curves.
Fine hand and machine embroidery leaves the impression of body tattoos. The style is distinct with a unique mix of lustrous fabrics, exquisite embroidery, damask prints and leather. Perfect for a holiday party!
Recommended product: Black and Gold Short Dress, made from lace and 100% genuine leather. It’s distinct, fun and sexy.
Find the Black and Gold Short Dress at: http://zarucci.com/products/black-and-gold-lace-short-dress
Retail price: $450
Special promotional code for FAJO’s readers: At check-out, use code FAJO100 to receive $100 off your order.
Why we love Mayana Genevière: Mayana Genevière™ is a high-luxe, intimate apparel brand, designed to align the luxury of high-fashion lingerie with the fit and function of maternity undergarments.
Proudly made in Canada, Mayana Genevière™ is the creator of the innovative ALUXTRA™ Clasp-Free Nursing Technology and is committed to forging a foundation of style with well-being, redefining the culture surrounding postnatal recovery.
Recommended product: “Lorenna” (Opulence Collection).
This gorgeous wire-free lace bra is designed for the woman who loves the feminine allure of fine lingerie.
Designed with Opulent black lace and 100% organic cotton lining, this luxurious garment features wardrobe-friendly straps and a low-plunging neckline. Enhance your style from a beautiful soft cup to a maternity and nursing stunner with ALUXTRA™ clasp-free nursing technology, a one-handed innovative fold over motion, exclusive to Mayana Genevière.
Find the “Lorenna” at: www.mayanageneviere.com
Retail price: $90
Why we love Golightly Jewelry: Golightly Jewelry is a brand that makes a difference, designed and handmade in Toronto, Canada. They offer a streamlined collection of delicate, minimal and timeless pieces for the modern woman. The brand uses 100% recycled metals, and has partnered with FINCA, an internationally renowned NGO; 5% of each piece they sell will be used to help establish a community bank in Haiti for marginalized female entrepreneurs who are denied access to traditional lines of credit. Shop Golightly — jewelry for good.
Recommended product: Stacking Rings.
Minimalism at its best. Purchase these petite rings individually or as a set to wear in a variety of ways. Each ring is handmade from 100% recycled sterling silver, and they make the perfect gift for every woman on your list!
Find the Stacking Rings at: www.shopgolightly.com
Retail price: Individual — $15. Set of 7 — $85.
Special promotional code for FAJO’s readers: FAJO10 (save 10% off your purchase).