Just in time for the holidays, we’ve selected some fabulous gifts for the hostess, from the newly launched Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack, to the Smithsonian History or Design books by DK Canada.
Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for The Hostess
Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack
The new Chalk Paint™ Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack has been launched containing everything needed to create a small project, such as a chair or bedside table, and includes two small project pots of Chalk Paint™ (100ml) – in colours of your own choice, 1 tin of Clear Soft Wax (125ml), 1 tin of Dark Soft Wax (125ml) and a small pure bristle brush. Chalk Paint™ offers the simple way to transform furniture, walls and floors and absolutely anyone can achieve great results – from the novice to the experienced Upcycler.
The Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint range by Annie Sloan comprises over 30 decorative and historic colours, which can be mixed together to create many more colours, making it easy to find just the right shade. The Pack includes pointers for creating your own masterpiece, and more guidance is available on the Annie Sloan website and YouTube channel.
Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint™ Workbook
To coincide with the 25th anniversary of her unique decorative paint, Chalk Paint™, Annie Sloan has launched her 25th book!
This unique and beautifully designed book will become your very own creative journal, where you can paint, sketch, stick, collect, write and reflect. Divided into six themed chapters – Bohemian and Vintage, Rustic Country, French Elegance, Traditional Swedish, Modern Retro and Warehouse, and Coastal – Annie gives you her own personal decorating hints and tips about the colours and elements that make up these key decorating styles.
Among the pages designed for your own notes, sketches and paint splashes are six pocketed card dividers where you can store magazine clippings, paint charts, fabric swatches and more.
$27.95 available at bookstores and Annie Sloan retailers
Annie Sloan’s Home Fragrance Collection
Featuring the finest, subtle fragrances ever created for the home and made from the best ingredients, many of them organic, is Annie Sloan’s Home Fragrance Collection. They have been created by Annie Sloan in collaboration with one of Britain’s leading master perfumers (whose clients include the Royal Family, Harrods, and Liberty). The six home fragrances epitomize the French place names they bear: Antibes, Aubusson, Burgundy, Paris, Provence, Versailles, which also correspond to colours in the Chalk Paint™ palette.
Candles start at $39.95; Diffusers start at $52.00. AnnieSloan.com
If you’re looking for #awesomegifts this holiday season, how about a stunning book? I love DK Canada coffee table books as they are always gorgeous with large, glossy pages filled with beautiful photography and information. And Smithsonian History and Smithsonian Design: The Definitive Visual History don’t disappoint.
Head on over to this post to read more about these awesome gift idea, and a chance to win a copy!
Bath and Body Works – Warm Vanilla gift set
Bath and Body Works, Upper Canada Mall
kate spade new york Diagonal StripePortable Charger
This rechargeable 4000mAh charger from kate spade new york gives you power when you need it so you can stay connected on the go. It features flashy graphic prints for eye-catching style in a compact design that charges your USB devices in no time.
$39.99 Best Buy
The Live Clean Fresh Face Travel Kit
Among all the essentials out there, the Live Clean Fresh Face Travel Kit is essential! The kit comes with four simple, effective Live Clean Face products in a little travel pack: Foaming Daily Cleanser, Soothing Daily Moisturizer, Smoothing Facial Scrub and Nourishing Night Cream. Think gym bag, airplane, overnight business trips – and also think Live Clean’s skincare philosophy: pure, natural, simple.
Wrap yourself up like a gorgeous present to your guests in our fabulous cocktail apron. It is “one size fits every body” and hits above the knee. Generous pocket accommodates all hostess accoutrements, including secret stash of sausage balls (even Holly Golightly must eat). Wide grosgrain ribbon wraps around and ties in front.
$25 Hen House Linens
Time For Tea Set
The perfect cup is just a pour away with our new tea-lover’s set. It comes with a generously sized cup, single-serve stainless steel infuser and ceramic stir spoon. Everything securely rests on a specially designed wood tray, making it perfect for work or school. The set comes beautifully boxed and makes an easy gift for any tea lover.
David’s Tea Gift Set
David’s Tea put together this collection of nine caffeine-free blends to share with your loved ones in a box shaped like a hard-cover book…with a special, tea-themed holiday poem on the inside cover. Includes Super Ginger, Sleigh Ride, Alpine Punch, Banana Nut Bread, Mother’s Little Helper, The Big Chill, Forever Nuts, Cinnamon Rooibos Chai and Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait.
$28 Davids Tea
Maison Orphee Oils Gift Box
This Gift Box proposes an assortment of the following products in 50 mL size: Classic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Basil Olive Oil, Organic Virgin Sunflower Oil, Organic Cooking Sunflower Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
$14.95 Maison Orphee
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Disaronno Roberto Cavalli Ltd Ed Bottle Gift
Italian brand Roberto Cavalli and liquor company Disaronno have teamed up to design a limited edition bottle.