This mug had us at “fox”, but we think we loved it even more when we realised that a) it also comes in polar bear and swan b) it’s hand-thrown in Toronto by a female duo of creatives, Shayna Stevenson and Jen Collins. ($14, Anthropologie)
Quebec friends, we hope you know how lucky you are: Not only do you (if you’re Montreal-based) have access to 3 locations of this micro-roaster’s cafes, you are also eligible to be gifted one of their coffee subscriptions for Christmas, which means every month you’ll receive a bag of beans sourced ethically from around the world. The rest of us have to be content with ordering individual bags online—for maximum festive-ness, we recommend their holiday blend above. (From $22.95, Saint-Henri).
This is for that friend who once they tried cold-brew’s smooth, chocolately flavour now craves the stuff year round, even on those minus 45 days. Unfortunately for them, it was a seasonal thing at their fave coffee shop, so they had to wait until the warmer months rolled round. Not this year! Thanks to your gifting generosity, this device makes it possible for them to brew up giant quantities of pro-quality cold brew from the comfort of their own fridge. ($149.99, Hudson’s Bay)
Sometimes a product comes along to fill a need in your life that you didn’t know existed, and this is one: It’s a travel French press, which means you can have all of the quality of that counter-top classic with the ease and convenience (and spill-proof-ness) of a hardcore, camping-grade durable to-go mug. This will be any coffee lovers go-to prod on those Monday mornings when your alarm went off 15 minutes too late to fire up the Aeropress. ($40.95, Starbucks)