Gift Ideas for the Ladies from Nathalie Rees

Published in Holiday

We’re officially in the holiday home stretch and if you haven’t already started, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for the ladies in your life. This is a task that can sometimes seem daunting, but this year I’ve made it easy and rounded up all the very best gifts for her.

From stunning clothes, to the latest beauty finds, to eye-catching accessories, to the hottest trending shoes, the guides below will point you in the right direction and will definitely have her smiling on Christmas morning.

1. These water bottles are the perfect hydration vessel for any girl on the go. Their made with a light stainless steel and come in so many cute colours. Swell Gem Pink Diamond Water Bottle, $58 at Indigo
2. Who doesn’t need new gym socks? These are fun and don’t break the bank. Active Ankle Socks, $9.90 at Forever 21
3. A new pair of Nike’s is a sure fire way to ‘win’ at xmas. The black and white design is trending this season and now she’ll think of you every time she’s on the treadmill! Nike Free Run Trainer, $165 at The Bay
4. Leggings are truly a girl’s best friend. These printed ones from Nike are on point for any fitness fiend that wants to look stylish in the gym and while running her errands afterwards. Nike Epic Run Starglass Tight, $64 at New Age Nike
5. A pop of colour is always fun while getting your sweat on. This dance inspired tank from Puma will keep her looking bright and feeling comfortable even during the toughest workout. Puma Dancer Tank, $45 at Hudson’s Bay
6. This gorgeous bag is the best accessory to help her sail through everything from her workday to her work out. Go Getter Bag, $148 at Lululemon
7. A great stocking stuffer for any girl wanting to re-freshen her hair after a good sweat. This dry shampoo is a staple in any gym bag or purse. Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo, $26 at Chatters Salon

1. Perfect for keeping everything from jewellery to make up in, these cute cases will make any organized fashionista happy. Erin Templeton X Plenty Kiss and Make Up Case, $55 at Plenty
2. Statement rings are always a fun gift and this one from J. Crew is perfect for her to wear the rest of the holiday season and on New Years Eve. Enamel Ring, $64 at J. Crew
3. ‘Fringe benefits’ are what you’ll be getting when she opens up this stunning top on xmas morning. It’s fun and flirty and most importantly, something she’ll love. Midnight Party Fringe Maxi, $220 at Free People
4. Designer sunglasses are always a great gift. For added points, book a trip to a sunny destination! Burberry Sunglasses, $230 at Sunglass Hut
5. Any style maven will appreciate a skirt that plays with lengths and angles. This one from Maison Simons is super comfortable and makes a great addition to any wardrobe. Vero Moda Asymmetric Lurex Knit Skirt, $69 at Maison Simons
6. Velvet booties are on every fashionista’s want list. Investing in them personally can be hard living in Vancouver, but if they are given to you… BEST XMAS EVER! The Bacardi Bootie, $698 at Stuart Weitzman
7. Chokers are all the rage this season and embellished ones even more so. This little number is certain to make her merry and bright on xmas morning. Chan Luu Light Silk Choker, $60 at Blue Ruby
8. This easy to wear eye shadow palette is gorgeous and fits into even the smallest handbags, which makes it perfect for any trendsetter wanting to always look good even when on the go. Yves Saint Laurent Eye Shadow, $68 at Sephora


1. Perfect for keeping her jewellery safely out of harms (the kids) way or for serving Mom breakfast in bed on the weekends! Charlize Mirror Tray, $89 at Urban Barn
2. Every busy Mom needs a great day planner and this one will keep her organized and is super stylish to boot. 2017 Weekly Spiral Calendar, $40 at Zing Paperie
3. Sometimes Mom’s don’t get time to work out, but that doesn’t mean that they haven’t worked up a good sweat. This super stylish activity tracker is perfect for Mom’s wanting to know just how much they’ve done during the day so they don’t have to worry about getting to the gym. Black Scallop Activity Tracker, $98 at Kate Spade
4. Sometimes Mom deserves something really special and this Mother of Pearl pendant is definitely that. It’s modern, but classic enough to be worn all the time and definitely something she’ll keep forever. Birks Bee Chic Mother Of Pearl Pendant, $1075 at Birks
5. It’s really cold this winter. Give Mom the gift of warm toes with these super durable yet totally stylish boots. Sorel Tivoli II Premium, $199 at Brown Shoes
6. Nothing says Christmas morning like a bottle of brand new perfume. This one is my absolute favourite. It’s light, flirty and fun and the best thing is if it’s not exactly Mom’s signature scent, exchanging it will not be problem! Marc Jacobs Dot Eau De Parfum Spray, $118 at Shoppers Drug Mart
7. Every Mom loves that moment when they get to change into their pj’s and settle in for the night. Why not make that experience just a little bit better and get her the most comfy (and still cute) pj pants ever? Gingham Flannel Pajama Pant, $64.50 at J.Crew

Happy Holiday Shopping!


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