holiday gift ideas for her 2015


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If you’re looking for #awesomegifts this holiday season, how about a stunning coffee table book? DK Canada has the best coffee table books as they are always gorgeous with large, glossy pages filled with beautiful photography and information. And Smithsonian History doesn’t disappoint.

History tells the story of mankind from prehistory to the present day, with timelines, images of artifacts, photography, graphics, and more. Take a closer look at human achievements through artifacts, architecture, paintings and sculptures, and inventions, discoveries and ideas that have shaped world history. The book provides a comprehensive timeline chronicling the key events of the countries of the world, and key contemporary issues. The new third edition has been revised and updated with today’s current events, including global recession, green technologies, and the Internet and social media.

Holiday Gift Guide gifts for Host Smithsonian History

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Hostess Smithsonian History

I was surprised by how large this hard book is! Each page is filled with beautiful photographs and timelines, and all the information is presented in an organized manner. Illustrated using maps, graphs, artifacts, drawings, photographs, and significant works of art, I’m looking forward to exploring this book further with my children.

DK Canada offers books in every genre, from sports to history, design, cooking and baking, crafts – something for everyone in the family. Click on the #awesomegifts photo below to see other awesome gifts from DK Canada. You can find DK Smithsonian History online at Indigo.



Smithsonian Design

Along with Smithsonian History is Smithsonian Design: The Definitive Visual History which covers design from its origins in early cultures to the contemporary design of today. It covers every major design movement, along with the iconic designers and manufacturers who influenced everyday life through the objects and buildings they created.

The book is arranged chronologically, and covers decade by decade from the 1850s onward. It explores the cultural, social, political, economic, and technological forces in the world and how they influenced styles in design. Gorgeous catalogues of objects demonstrate how design in turn has influenced the everyday life, through architecture, fashion, furniture, ceramics, glassware, lighting, fabrics, electronic equipment, and more.

Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design across the centuries. A must have for your coffee table, and a unique gift for the hostess.

Holiday GIft Guide Gifts for Host Smithsonian Design

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Hostess Design Book

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What to buy for the special woman in your life? Here are some of holiday gift ideas for her this holiday season 2015.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts for Her

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Coach Swagger Handbag

Finished by hand in refined metallic leather with a soft glow and a wonderfully pebbled texture, this mini carryall – Swagger 20 in metallic pebble leather gets its Swagger from statement belting and bold double-turnlock hardware. The long strap snaps on with ease for hands-free wear.

Coach, Upper Canada Mall

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Coach Bag

Kiehl’s Grab & Go Classic

Keep skin hydrated and healthy-looking with these essentials which include Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer (125 ml), – Ultra Facial Cleanser (30 ml), – Ultra Facial Cream Deluxe (7 ml) and Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (75 ml)

$39 Kiehl’s

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Kiehl's Gift Set

Starfish Ring by Studio 12

This starfish ring is handmade using sterling silver, fine silver and clay. Made by Studio 12 in Hatteras, North Carolina, every piece is one of a kind. The ring is adjustable to fit your finger size. Ships worldwide.

$57.49 Etsy

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Studio 12 Ring

ALWAYS RED by Elizabeth Arden

Made for the leader of the in crowd, Elizabeth Arden ALWAYS RED is inspired by the strikingly confident woman who radiates as she lights up the town. A luxurious floriental, Elizabeth Arden ALWAYS RED opens with an irresistible blend of vibrant blood orange, luscious red plum and passion fruit. As the composition evolves, a textured heart of jasmine sambac, pink freesia and velvet rose petals evoke intense femininity and passion. The fragrance dries down to a rich, ambery base. Deep and inviting accents of praline, mahogany woods and red amber symbolize the sensuality and tantalizing confidence synonymous with the color red and the Elizabeth Arden ALWAYS RED woman.  Available at department stores and drug marts.

The ALWAYS RED fragrance gift set includes  ALWAYS RED Eau de Toilette Spray, 50ml and Love Drops Body Cream, 100ml.  $63 Hudson’s Bay.

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Elizabeth Arden Always Red

 Elizabeth Arden Always Red Gift Set

CALVIN KLEIN Sheer Lace Chemise

Slip on this sensuously sheer lace chemise for a truly irresistible look. Has adjustable straps,  sheer lace bodice and woven botton.

Sale $54 Hudson’s Bay

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Calvin Klein

Palencia Scarf

You will love the bright pops of color in this knit scarf. Made in Italy, the Palencia Scarf is thick and warm with the perfect length of fringe on the end.

$49 Aventura Clothing

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Aventura Scarf

Come Away with Me by Karma Brown

Globe and Mail Bestseller Karma Brown’s debut novel is a must-buy for your bookworm. An unexpected journey leads one woman to discover that life after loss is possible, if only you can find the courage to let go…

Available at various book stores.

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Come Away With Me

Leather Journal

This hand-printed “not all who wander are lost” can be personalized for you and made to order.

$34.27 Etsy

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Leather Journal Etsy

Slipper Moccasins

The SoftMoc CUTE FAUX ME moccasin is made from genuine suede and a faux rabbit fur collar, adding comfort and warmth.

$59.99 SoftMoc

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Moccasins

Faux Fur Trapper Hat

Smart and stylish, this warm Fur Trapper Hat will add the perfect touch of Canadiana to your Sunday best. Ultra-soft and fashioned with earflaps, a cozy liner and adorable pompom ties, it will ensure you keep toasty this holiday season.

$39.50 Indigo 

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Hat

Teak Bathtub Tray Caddy

Designed with pampering in mind, this Teak Bathtub Tray Caddy features a book prop, wine glass holder and soap dish.

$39.99 Bed Bath and Beyond

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Bath Caddy


Kate Spade Jewelry Box

If she’s got too much jewelry than she can keep track of, this Kate Spade New York Garden Drive Square jewelry box will do just the trick.

A brightly colored lacquer box that is perfect for keepsakes, jewelry, or anything that needs chic but safe keeping. Featuring the signature kate spade new york bow closure.

$40 Hudson’s Bay

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her Kate Spade Jewelry Box

Faux Fur Chevron Throw

Inspired by couture details, this statement faux fur throw is cut and woven to create a unique chevron pattern. It’s a luxe way to lounge.

$59 West Elm

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Her West Elm Throw


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Visit our friends over at Upper Canada Mall for more gift ideas!