Looking for a quick gift top-up or stocking stuffer? We asked Vancouver’s beauty and wellness influencers to lighten the burden and give us the scoop. As we’re in the final holiday countdown, let these seven gift ideas influence any and all last-minute gift decisions. —Julia Dumbrell
In a variety of rejuvenating scents, the Saje Soap-Filled Wash Pad is one of Erin’s favourites ($16). A best-selling body care essential, the Vancouver brand’s wash pad is designed to cleanse and gently exfoliate.
Cam also swears by the Saje Peppermint Halo as a last-minute gift ($32). Providing a cooling, tingling and ‘halo’-like effect while helping to effectively relieve headaches, the product makes an angelic stocking stuffer.
Kelsey recommends the Nala Care Natural Deodorant, in a holiday scent like Chai Latte ($32). Locally owned and operated, this calming scent will warm the soul and make a heartfelt addition under the tree.
For those whose New Year’s resolution is to travel more, the Summer Fridays Mini Jet Lag Mask has become Vanessa’s carry-on companion ($35). She recommends adding an extra personal touch by pairing this travel-sized product with a sleep mask, passport cover or AirTag.
To ground a loved one and inspire them to take stock of the every day, Kaya gives a shout-out to The Five Minute Journal, available at Indigo ($32). Coined ‘the simplest, most effective thing we can do everyday to be happier’, this journal offers a positive boost to make a difference in the New Year.
Whether they’re a professional makeup artist or just starting out, the Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette is a go-to gift in Weeza’s World ($88). The palette comes with 18 pigmented nude shades from mattes to shimmers and glitters, formulated with skin-loving ingredients like Aloe Vera and coconut for the perfect blend every time.
Eleni’s favourite facial tonic for all skin types has to be the Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic ($18). Having sworn by it for years, she calls the product a ‘holy grail’ for healthier looking skin in just one radiant step.