9 Gift Baskets and Gift Sets for the Ones Who Are Hard to Shop for
From a green beauty box for your skin care-obsessed bestie to a flavoured honey collection for your foodie friend, here are unique gifts for everyone on your list.
Baskits is always a good idea for delicious and thoughtful gift baskets. Their Eastwood gift basket features snacks like cheese, candy, popcorn and coffee, making it the perfect pick for those who have a sweet tooth, prefer savoury foods, or call themselves a foodie. (Your friend may also like these healthy store-bought snacks.)
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Raven Reads Adult Reads’ Seasonal Subscription
For the reader in your life, gift them with a quarterly subscription to Raven Reads. This Indigenous and women-owned company will send your loved one a box each season filled with books and other products from Indigenous authors and vendors around North America. This particular box, aimed at adult readers, includes one book, one culture card to educate the recipient about Indigenous culture around the world, an Indigenous handmade craft and a literature-themed trinket.
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Crying Out Loud’s Home for the Holidays Box
Crying Out Loud is a Toronto-based store founded by four women who met through the shared experience of losing a partner at a young age. Their store sells a number of care packages, all of which are filled with unique self-care products for anyone from new moms to teens struggling with grief. Their holiday box features an aroma spray, an ornament and mint chocolate.
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Better Basics’ The Set-Up With Mandarin Soap
For anyone looking to eliminate plastic waste in their home, this starter kit from Vancouver-based company Better Basics makes a great gift. It comes with three dispensers, three types of cleansers for refilling the dispensers (one refill jug can fill a dispenser four times) and a bristle brush—all of which are plastic-free. (Also, your eco-friendly friend may be interested in these sustainable beauty tools.)
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Kintsugi Studio Facial in a Box
Your friend who needs a little R&R would appreciate this gift set from Calgary’s Kintsugi Studio, which features everything needed for an at-home facial and self-care night. This set contains a rose quartz gua sha tool, Eclado’s oxygen bubble mask and a hydrating face mist to transform any room into a relaxing spa.
Carmellia Sinensis Tea Sample Assortment 10
This gift box is like a tour around the world via teas. With 10 different teas from various cities, including Darjeeling 1st flush jungpana and Du Yun Mao Jian, tea-lovers will adore trying new flavours and revisiting old favourites.
Chandler Honey Cocktail Collection
This sweet set from Alberta-based Chandler Honey boasts three small and three medium-sized jars of the brand’s signature “honey cocktail,” which are flavour-packed honey mixtures perfect for toast, cooking and baking.
The Detox Box
A monthly subscription to The Detox Market delivers $110-worth of green beauty—from skin care and hair care to makeup and body care—right to your loved one’s door.
Simply Indigenous Box
Simply Indigenous sells monthly curated boxes that showcase Indigenous entrepreneurs and products. Contents vary each month, but recent boxes have included bath bombs and salts, sugar scrubs and beeswax wraps.
Prices vary, simplyindigenous.ca