As we gear up for the holiday season, we’re all about cozy moments, festive gatherings, and, of course, some serious holiday movie streaming. But let’s not forget the joy of giving and receiving fun gifts! This year, our editorial team is sharing their top gift picks to help inspire your holiday shopping. Here, ELLE Canada digital content manager Melissa Fejtek shares the handpicked treasures on her wishlist. 

Alpi Oxblood Gloves, Maguire

Price: $90


Gloves end up on my list every year because somehow, I always seem to misplace them. These cherry red leather gloves from Montreal brand Maguire are simply too good to lose. Handmade in Italy, they’re lined with cashmere and come in so many fun colours from lime green to vibrant orange and deep plum. Delightful!

Bethany Ballet Flat, Reformation

Price: $388


I may be a touch late to the party but ballet flats are definitely on my must-have list going into spring 2024. Reformation’s studded take on the trend is elegant and edgy, which is right up my alley.

Tomato Leaves Wax Candle Holder, Loewe

Price: $192


When I first laid eyes on Loewe’s all-wax candle holder, I knew I had to have one. This red tomato-scented candle is undeniably chic and would look excellent on my dining room table.

Lipstick Collection Makeup Clutch, Dior

Price: $370


I’m a huge fan of Dior’s iconic 999 lipstick, which is why I’m head over heels with this elegant set from the brand’s latest holiday collection. Inside the golden clutch you’ll find the classic red shade in a refillable tube, plus three additional refills in matte pink, velvety rosewood and neutral brown.

Les Fromages’ Cheese Plate, Harley Brown Studio

Price: $110


I’m big on entertaining during the holidays, so I’m always on the hunt for fun presentation plates. This SSENSE-exclusive plate is hand-painted and ideal for a mini charcuterie moment.

ERDE Candle, Lohn

Price: $46


Canadian brand Lohn creates some of my favourite natural candles, and I keep coming back to Erde. It combines cedar, nutmeg, vetiver and fig, which is one of the most festive scent combinations I can think of.

Compressible Packing Cubes in Banana Pudding, Monos

Price: $135 (set of 6)


I’ve been travelling a lot lately, so naturally I’ve been thinking about upgrading my packing game. These adorable cubes from Monos are inspired by Magnolia Bakery’s famous Banana Pudding. NYC, anyone?

Pet Grooming Kit, Dyson

Price: $90


With three pets at home (two cats and a dog), my apartment becomes a fur palace, fast. I’ve been dreaming of Dyson’s pet grooming attachment since they first announced its launch. A safe way to vacuum your animals—my dream.

16-piece Flatware Set, Kilne

Price: $225


Earlier this year I created a dining space in my living room, so I’ve been working on sourcing elegant dishware and textiles. My flatware is in desperate need of an upgrade, and Kilne’s brushed black flatware is a perfect fit.

Mohair Scarf, Alexander Wang

Price: $425


Alexander Wang recently opened a Toronto location in Yorkville, and when I popped by for a visit I was immediately drawn to this lovely striped mohair scarf. Add on the matching cardigan for extra cozy points.

Monday Eau de Parfum, Arielle Shoshana

Price: $175


Arielle Shoshana makes the coolest day-of-the-week-inspired fragrances, and Monday is no exception. This uplifting scent smells like Earl Grey tea, bergamot and lavender—just the thing to get me out of bed after the weekend.

Advent Calendar, Nespresso

Price: $50


Confession: I love my Nespresso machine so much that I place a refill order twice a month. This Advent calendar is exactly what I want to open up every day leading up to Christmas.

SmoothStyle, Shark

Price: $160


I’m a low-maintenance hair kind of girl, so I’m always looking for tools to make my routine as simple as possible. Enter Shark’s SmoothStyle, which features a heated smoothing comb to volumize and smooth hair ’til its silky soft. It’s got a dry mode for frizz-free hair and a wet mode for easy styling sans the heat damage.

Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff, Tiffany

Price: $1,450


I first spotted this Tiffany cuff bracelet on Jennifer Lawrence when I interviewed her in New York earlier this year. She looked so incredibly stylish wearing this understated accessory with an all-black outfit. It’s been on my wishlist ever since.

Vegan Leather Trench Coat, Veronica Beard

Price: $1,098


What could be cooler than a leather trench? Nothing. This Veronica Beard vegan leather coat ticks off all the boxes in my book: it’s structured, cinched and just the right amount of oversized.

BR030 Bracelet, Lisa Gozlan

Price: $128


The thing with Lisa Gozlan bracelets is that once you own one, you can’t help but want to create a stack. I already have two in my collection, and I’m hoping to find a third in my stocking this year.