The holiday season is notorious for being hectic and stressful for a whole stocking-full of reasons. We know very well that shopping for gifts can be one of the main culprits driving up our blood pressure (holiday feasts and anticipating the in-laws aren’t far behind). Although, somehow things always seem to work themselves out just in the nick of time, pun intended.
This year, we have created the BeautyDel Holiday Gift Guide, and all of the companies featured are locally owned small businesses!!! Hopefully our gift guide will eliminate, or at least reduce, some of the stress you are facing around finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer, a statement piece, or a heartfelt service, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get right into it!
1. Blushin’ Gifts
At Blushin’ Gifts, their mission is to create beautiful, top-quality bespoke gift boxes for every occasion. They believe that the perfect gift is different for everyone, so they create gifts that fit every need. Whether you’re on a budget or want to spoil that special someone, Blushin’ Gifts has something just for you!
BeautyDel’s Pick: The Bliss Box is a gift that brings blissful moments into the comfort of your own home. The Bliss Box contains a personalized vanilla candle, a jade face roller, and a Himalayan bath salt set. It is a luxurious gift set that will continue to be used long after the holiday season.
2. Market Candle Company
Market Candle Company creates small batch, hand-poured, scented candles. They use high quality fragrance oils, 100% soy wax, premium cotton wicks, reusable and recyclable containers, and no dyes. Market Candle Company products are inspired by all things market fresh, fabulous, and flavourful.
BeautyDel’s Pick: We are obsessed with everything in Market Candle Company’s “Winter & Holiday Collection.” The Gingerbread Latte Soy Candle, the Candied Chestnuts Soy Candle, the Winter Pear Soy Candle, the list goes on!
3. Carli’s Paintings
Artist, Carmen Darley, founded Carli’s Paintings in 2016. She creates shatter-proof, original and unique pieces using resin. Her pieces are beautiful and versatile as they can be functional as art or home décor, or both!
BeautyDel’s Pick: Carmen offers a variety of Creative Project Boxes, which allow you to explore your creativity through the art of working with resin. These boxes act as creative therapy that one can do on their own or with someone else as a great bonding experience. The link below leads to the site where you can order your Creative Project Box.
4. For Always Flower Company
For Always Flower Company offers luxury rose boxes, both preserved and fresh, as well as other varieties of preserved flowers. Their preserved flowers last up to 2 years and come in a wide variety of colours – burgundy, white, black, pink, royal blue, mint, need I say more? For Always Flower Co. also has many options in terms of size and price range; preserved roses can be purchased as a single flower, or all the way up to a box of 16.
BeautyDel’s Pick: For something that fits inside a stocking, we love the Preserved Rose Keychain. For an even more extravagant option, the 4 Large Roses Jewelry Box is both stunning and functional.
5. Board & Bloome
Board & Bloome creates new traditions by designing lavish, statement catering for you and your guests to experience. They combine bursting flavours with creative visuals, serving anything from intimate picnics to weddings to large corporate events. They handpick the freshest local produce, cured meats, and antipasti delicacies, with a mix of locally sourced and imported cheeses. Board & Bloome is referred to as the “OG platter queen of Toronto and the GTA,” certain to bring your event to the next level!
BeautyDel’s Pick: In response to the pandemic, Board & Bloome has introduced the Inti-Graze Experience – a contactless grazing experience where each dish comes food styled on a trendy platter for your graze. This is the perfect gift for an intimate, Covid-safe gathering between colleagues, friends, or family.
BeautyDel is a mobile beauty services provider, connecting beauty professionals to clients, anytime, anywhere. There is no need to venture out to a beauty salon, when their experienced team of beauticians can bring the beauty services directly to you in the comfort of your home. The BeautyDel mission is to create a new approach to beauty; optimizing convenience while empowering women to be and feel their best.
BeautyDel’s Pick: This holiday season, you can give the gift of BeautyDel’s traditional Manicure and/or Pedicure Service, OR if you’re really looking to spoil that special someone, go all out with the BeautyDel Luxury Pedicure. Light up a candle and pour yourself a glass of wine, baby! Your personal nail technician will start by soaking your feet in warm water with Epsom salts, essential oils, and rose petals. This is then followed by an extended foot massage, and the