Limited edition, artist-designed sneaker brand @SixHundredFour

If you’re looking to pick up a unique gift that also gives back, for a fashionista on your list, go visit Six Hundred Four. One day on a photowalk, we walked by this new space featuring limited edition sneakers designed by Vancouver-based artists at this Gastown gallery. Each artist is featured on a total of 604 pairs, spread across four styles. Every pair is laser-engraved … Continue reading Limited edition, artist-designed sneaker brand @SixHundredFour

Five Gift Ideas for your Bridal Party

It’s wedding season! Here are five unique gift ideas to give away as thank you gifts for your wedding or bridal party. All ideas can be easily be part of your carry-on luggage for your destination or out-of-town wedding and under $50 each. $ Disposable Cameras Like Monica, if you don’t want to wait a few weeks for physical professional prints, you can opt to … Continue reading Five Gift Ideas for your Bridal Party

Upcycling @PurdysChocolate Truffle boxes into Cuff link Gift Boxes

To source gifts with symbols with that have significant meaning to the recipient can be challenging when we are constrained with the amount of time we have and budget. Ordering online can be be good for our pockets, but the impact in gift giving may be small without the right presentation to go along with it. While I was picking up packaged glassware in preparation … Continue reading Upcycling @PurdysChocolate Truffle boxes into Cuff link Gift Boxes

Salon-Pampering Gift Ideas

Looking to give your mom some luxury “me-time” for Mother’s Day or any other special occasion? Why not book an experience in a local salon? Here are my picks based on past experiences at salons in Vancouver, Canada. $$ – $$$ Suki’s Salon / Spa / Academy Looking to give your mom a hair makeover? Pick up a gift card to visit one of the … Continue reading Salon-Pampering Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for the Stylish Mom

They say that April Showers bring May Flowers. Though I love all kinds of flowers and abundantly nature-themed gifts, these tend to trigger my mom’s allergies. ┬áHere are jewelry-related gift ideas for the Stylish Mom, in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. $$$$ Rado –┬áDiamond Watches The feminine design of the automatic Rado True Diamonds contrasts with its cutting-edge technology. Twelve diamonds … Continue reading Gift Ideas for the Stylish Mom

Finding Vetiver at Le Labo at Nordstrom

Fragrance gift shopping can be tricky if you don’t know if the recipient likes specific scents, likes to try different scents or is allergic to specific qualities of scents. While getting product package design inspiration by looking in the men’s body care and fragrance section at Nordstrom, Carol exclaimed, “Hey! They have my dad’s favourite herb!” For moment, I thought that she was referring to … Continue reading Finding Vetiver at Le Labo at Nordstrom