A&K’s 2012 Gift Guide

Friday, 30 November 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

'Tis the season for family, merriment, and thankfulness! From our hearts to yours, may we be the first to grab a mug of eggnog, and give a hearty cheers to the season of joy and a New Year filled with happiness. Check out our 2012 Holiday Guides below. We've got great finds for all who love to dwell, primp, thrive, escape, and eat!


It’s not the holiday season until you’re feeling stuffed with delicious food and good cheer on at least one occasion. Try these ideas for gifts that give all year.

Enamelware Prep Set 

Chic enough to use as serving dishes. 6-piece nesting bowl and colander set. 4.75″-9″ in diameter. Dishwasher safe. 

$108 USD

Available at Schoolhouse Electric



CORKCICLE, 2011 Gift of the Year, $24.95

Keep that wine cold without having to run back to the fridge or sacrificing cupboard space with a large wine cooler.

$25 USD

Available at Corkcicle.com


Hot Chocolate Kit by Beta 5

Yum. Need we say more? Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk + dark combo.

$30 CAD (+shipping, Canada only)

Available from Beta 5 Chocolates (Vancouver)



Edible Selby

A creative adventure for foodies, artists, travelers, and photographers all rolled into a uniquely-crafted homage to eating. 


Available at


Amazon.comBarnes & Noble icon



Geoffrey Lilge Walnut Cutting Board 

Made in Canada by designer Geoffrey Lilge, it’s beautiful piece that is utilitarian but also chic enough to use for charcuterie at your next dinner party. 


Available at On Our TableAtkinsons of Vancouver



Give the fashionistas on your list style that will stand out from the crowd. No ties, socks, or underwear under the Christmas tree this year. (Unless, of course, they’re Magic Horse Socks!)

Penfield Jacket 


A stylish classic, this down jacket will keep him looking hot and feeling cozy this winter.

$325, five colour options.

Available at Penfield USA.


Stella McCartney Magic Horse Socks

How adorable are these? We love her children’s line. (And her women’s line too, for that matter. Hint hint…) These unique Magic Horse socks will be cherished by any little girl on your holiday list.


Available at Stella McCartney Kids



Bee Bracelet by Kiki McDonough 

When money is no object, we’re all abuzz about this bracelet! Gold, diamonds, citrine.

$1995 CAD or £1300

Available at Holt Renfrew or directly from the designer at kiki.co.uk


Peter Jensen Fox Sweater


Wear your love for animals on your chest instead of on your sleeve! 100% wool, intarsia.

$290 at Gravity Pope



Chuck Taylor All-Star Canvas Sneakers 

A classic staple for hipsters of any age. This mono-chrome style adds a touch of polish to an otherwise casual shoe. 


Available at Mr. Porter or Converse


At holiday time, all roads lead home. The perfect gift can be part of cherished holiday memories for years to come. Here are a few of our favourite home items this season:

Wood Print Photos

Set those precious memories in wood! A unique, warm, conversation-starter, these wood canvas prints add dimension and texture to any room. Sizes range from 8″ x 8″ to 30″ x 40″.

$40 – $330 USD 

Available at Woodsnap.com


Gold-Plated Martini Shaker

Worthy of 007 himself! An elegant, classic design in a strikingly distinctive material. 

$90-100 CAD (small-large). 

Available online or in person at Atkinsons of Vancouver



Rough Luxe Design: The New Love of Old

An inspirational interior design book that’s very au courant. “It reinvents the past by redefining luxury today.”


Available at: Amazon.ca, Amazon.comBarnes & Noble


Klippan Blankets

These beautiful throws add a touch of luxury to any room. Cuddle up and get cozy! Better buy two because you won’t want to give it away.


Available at FjornScandinavian Design Centre




Jawbone Jambox Wireless Speakers

Small, portable, and great sound. Hook up to any bluetooth-enabled device. Also a speakerphone. 

Around $200. Multiple colours available. 

Available at Amazon.caAmazon.comBest Buy (USA)


For a big surprise under the tree this year, these gift ideas are sure to inspire creativity, laughter and delight.

Beats Solo HD Headphones 

Still the best on the market. Great sound, but we also love them for their noise cancelling properties. Lots of fun colours to choose from.

$220 CAD

Available at Amazon.caThe Source

Amazon.comBest Buy (US)

Monster Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Solo HD Headphones - RED


La Sardina Lomo Camera & Flash Grand Cru

Create artful photos with this stylish and inexpensive camera. Wide-angle lens captures all the action. (Requires 35mm film.)

$109 CAD

Available at Lomography.com



Soundtrack: Nashville

A killer soundtrack from one of this fall’s hottest new TV shows.

$17 CAD

Available Dec. 11, 2012.

Pre-order at: Amazon.ca Amazon.com



Ryan Gosling Colouring Book

We’ll take any piece of Ryan we can get. 

“Use your felt tips to colour in Ryan Gosling driving, eating, kissing, sitting, standing, walking, and all manner of handsome activities!” 17 images.

About $20 CAN (incl. shipping from the UK)

Available at ILoveMel.me


Underwater Dogs 

This photo book is sure to make you crack a smile.  

$20 CAD

Available at: Amazon.caAmazon.com



From sexy to cuddly to downright hilarious, these gifts are set to nourish mind, body, and soul.

Recycled Sweater Stuffed Animal 

Like a warm hug on a cold winter’s night. Adorable, environmentally-responsible, and one-of-a-kind! Choose from a zoo-full of options, from dog to flamingo, giraffe to crocodile.

$86 CAD

Available at Mint Interiors


Agloves Original Smartphone Gloves

Now you really can do two things at once: text while walking! (But please do watch where you’re going.)


Available at Agloves.com




One of our favourite skincare lines, Skinceuticals offers a wide variety of products for all skincare needs. 

Available online at Skinceuticals.com


Go the F–k to sleep 

Your friends with kids will appreciate this one. 

About $13

Available at:

Amazon.comBarnes & Noble icon



Public Myth Teaser Mesh Workout Pants

Give your workout clothes a sexy makeover with these mesh-paneled leggings. Eye-catching and functional! (Just don’t wear spike heels on the treadmill, please.)

$110 USD

Available at Public Myth


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