Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hip + Urban Girl

10 holiday gift ideas that will delight the hip + urban girlfriend/wife, your bestie, clothes-swiping sisters, practical peeps and even you!

iPhone Backup Battery

Tweeting and Instagraming can drain battery life fast so your social medialite friend will love having that extra boost. This backup battery comes in 4 super cute prints and charges in any computer (then holds the charge till you need it). It's tiny so it even fits in the smallest of clutches. Compatible with the iPhone 3G/4/4S. (J Crew, $47.50)


Why Sweat When You Can Be Lazy?! The ultimate in sweatpants technology, Lazypants are perfect for the sporty girl or for cozying up on winter nights. The collection includes original Lazypants in 18 different colours, four washes, two Special Pride Editions, skinny Lazypants in two different fits and even hoodies! (Available at TNT Hazelton Lanes or shop online starting at $80)

Healthy Surprise Box

Got a Health Nut on your list? Let Healthy Surprise curate a box of the most yummy vegan, gluten-free and natural snacks and have it delivered straight to her door. Some of these snacks are sourced from hard-to-find companies that may not be available in Canada - so it will be an extra surprise! A subscription is also available so it'll be like Christmas every month! (Order online starting from $33/month or as a one-time gift starting at $49.99).

Custom Reebok Shoes

Sneaker freaks and fashionistas will be happy to hear that they can now design their very own runners! Personalize up to 23 different areas of the shoe with a choice of 19 colours, four materials and even add text. (Available online starting at $99.99)

helloberry accessories

Glam up for festive events with these jaw-dropping statement necklaces and cute bracelets (they come in all sorts of pretty colours). When we got one for our BFF and little sister, we also got one two for ourselves! (Shop online starting at $12.75)


Gift shopping just got easier and more affordable for everyone on your nice list. We found festive attire and accessories that are chic, comfy and practical to wear all year round. (Shop the brand new flagship store at Yorkdale Mall.)

Pandora Charms

A girl can't have enough charms! Capture the memories of this holiday season with new Pavé charms that have sparkly gemstones set in sterling silver. Sisters, mothers and girlfriends/wives everywhere will surely rejoice at their new arm candy. (Starting at $25, shop online or find a store near you on their website.)

Cuddly Holiday Critters

TELUS’ cute and cuddly critters make the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift for co-workers. For each critter sold, $2 will be given to local grassroots organizations across the country. This adorable cheetah is available in select TELUS stores for $8.

Marc Anthony Braid Bar

It's all about plaits for the picky one! Book the girl who has everything an appointment at the new Marc Anthony Salon Braid Bar. The special braid menu offers complex weaves and twists including Halo, Fishtail, Waterfall, French Braid and more. (Starting at $20, make an appt at one of two locations at 38 or 1918 Avenue Road.)

The Golden Apple Confectionery

It's going to be a sweet day when these goodies get unwrapped on Christmas day! All gourmet candy apples, truffles and chocolate bark are handmade with fresh ingredients and no preservatives. Drool worthy flavours include Granny Smith Apple Pie, Turtles cheesecake and candy cane truffles with minty white centers... nomnom! (Visit their store at 142 - 171 East Liberty St)

Check out our other gift guides for the hip + urban guy and new moms!

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