Ah Christmukkah. For some, it’s a tree and decking halls. For others, it’s ducking crowds. As a non-practicing Catholic, I will drink and raise a glass to celebrate, but don’t expect to see me at midnight mass. I do however advocate shopping responsibly and recommend doing your research before heading out to join the masses. That’s exactly why we at Nudabite have put together a gift giving guide for every saint and grinch on your list. We are all about supporting independent brands and designers, so we’re pitching a few ideas your way for the holidays. Feast your eyes on our top 5 holiday fashionable gift ideas.
5 Fashionable Gift Ideas for the Holidays
Uber HUGE Knit Blankets – Ohhio by Marienko on Etsy
Next up on our fashionable gift ideas list is the blanket that has made rounds all over the internet. Meet Marienko. Marienko has created knitted blankets on steroids, and we are obsessed. Her Ohhio Etsy page features a variety of blankets, throws and scarves made with the fluffiest, coziest 23-micron wool. While the completed blankets sell between $400 and $700 USD, shoppers can also purchase blanket ‘kits’ for $145 and knit the DIY blanket of their dreams. The kit comes complete with enough wool to create a blanket, and a pair of wooden knitting needles to do the job. If you’re feeling crafty or generous and want to break the bank, this blanket is where it’s at.
Nameplate Necklaces (AKA: The ‘Carrie’)
The necklace that Carrie Bradshaw wore in Sex and the City was iconic. When she wasn’t filling our heads with crazy antics on love, romance and dating rules, girlfriend had her style on point. Hence why we deemed her signature nameplate ‘Carrie’ necklace to be a must on our list of fashionable gift ideas.
The plated models will run you $79.00 CAD + tax (yellow-gold / silver / rose-gold plated). The next model up is a 10 carat design, and is priced at $239.00 + taxes. Level 3 bling status is a stunning 14 carat model, and is available for $399.00 + taxes. If you live in the Montreal area and you can wait 11 days for the order to come in, stop by Joolz in Westmount at 4916 Sherbrooke, or visit them online.
Simple Studs Gemstone Earrings
Simple gemstone earrings made with heart. These are a big time favourite of ours, because gemstones are not only beautiful, but they are said to hold healing properties. If you are looking for the perfect fashionable gift idea that will not break the bank, gift something meaningful with Simple Studs!
Support Your Local Designers – Boots and Custom Creations
The ateliers of Montreal boast incredible talent. From the minimalist to grunge-chic to glamorous, there’s something for every fashionista and fashionisto. It isn’t difficult to select only 5 fashionable gift ideas – however narrowing it down to only 5 is the tough part.
If you’re looking for a new pair of boots or booties, we suggest checking out Cartel Footwear. Cartel is made locally in Montreal, and uses high-quality leather.
Dress up in VFranz or Aragon Couture’s Black Label line, and turn heads while supporting some of the best talent in this town. If keeping it simple is more your thing, Hutchison is the brand for you.
The holidays are just around the corner, so get cracking!