Avenue’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Fashion and Beauty Gifts

Your friends and family will love eye-catching gifts like a luxurious clay bath soak, an acrylic bib necklace, a cozy hoodie and more.

Arguably one of 2023’s “it” bags, this versatile, fashionable and durable shoulder bag is available at Uniqlo’s Calgary store that opened earlier this year. The compact size makes this bag ideal for daily essentials and the variety of colours means it’s easy to style with any outfit. $12.90-$24.90.

Uniqlo, CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Trail S.W., uniqlo.com

 

Change is Good Tote

Photo by @meganbrittney

Available in two colours, this cotton tote bag is perfect for carrying groceries, extra winter gear or whatever supplies you need to get through your day. Plus, each purchase gives back, with all of the profits from each bag going to The Calgary Dream Centre. $24.

Change is Good, 1317 9 Ave. S.E., changeisgoodyyc.com

 

Amber Glow Clay Mineral Soak

Photo courtesy of Oak + Tonic

You’ll feel rejuvenated in no time with this Bathorium soak made with ingredients like French red clay, African watermelon seed and French grey sea salt. Simply add some to your next bath and relax. $48.

Oak + Tonic, Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., 403-236-9509, oakandtonic.ca

 

Waves Bib Necklace

Photo courtesy of Combinist

Combinist’s In Waves fall-winter 2023 collection includes this eye-catching acrylic bib necklace that promises to draw many compliments. Choose from four vibrant colours: cobalt blue, hot pink, mango or merlot red. $75.

combinistgood.com

 

Unwind Hoodie

Photo by Jordan Reid

Stay cozy with the Unwind Hoodie by local brand Bäre Activewear. Available in black or forest grey, the hoodie offers both comfort and style with its high-low hem, large hood and light feel. $92.

Bäre Activewear, Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E.; 103, 1409 Edmonton Tr. N.E. bareactivewear.com

 

No Sweat Pant

Photo courtesy of Duer

Made with a breathable, stretchy fabric that has moisture wicking and anti-bacterial properties, Duer’s No Sweat Pant delivers on both comfort and style. Choose from a dozen colours ranging from red rock to spruce. $149.

Duer, 1708 4 St. S.W., 587-779-6341, duer.ca

 

Sand Suede Belt

Photo courtesy of Atelier Munro

Amsterdam-based Atelier Munro may be best known for its made-to-measure menswear, but you can also pick up stylish, ready-to-wear pieces like this handmade suede belt at its Calgary storefront. The belt adds a sophisticated touch to any ensemble. $159.

Atelier Munro, 1112 2 St. S.W., 825-513-3917, ateliermunro.com

 

Holiday Donna PJ Set

Photo courtesy of Lusomé

This Calgary company’s long-sleeve pyjama top and pants set comes in a festive ruby colour, but that’s not even the best part. Thanks to its proprietary fabric technology that helps sweat evaporate from the fabric quickly, Lusomé’s pyjamas will help you stay dry and comfortable all night. $178.

thesomelife.com

 

The Retreat ReSpun Mockneck

Photo courtesy of Poppy Barley

Known for its footwear and accessories, Edmonton-based Poppy Barley recently launched its first knitwear collection. It includes this merino wool and cashmere mockneck sweater that’s available in five colours and promises to become a winter wardrobe staple. $348.

Poppy Barley, CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W., 587-351-7171, poppybarley.com

 

14K White Gold Tahitian Pearl Pendant

Photo by Gem by Carati

A perfect pearl in a beautiful gold setting might be just the thing for that special someone. Polished to a glossy shine, this rich Tahitian pearl is like wearing a tiny drop of the tropics around your neck. $590 (chain necklace not included).

Gem By Carati, Bankers Hall, 221, 315 8 Ave. S.W., 403-264-8772, gembycarati.com

 

GOGO New Short Flower Jacket

Photo by GOGO Sweaters

Give the gift of cozy chic with this hand-knit, ultra-soft, Italian-spun wool sweater. Featuring an A-line jacket silhouette, large flowers on each arm, patch pockets and porcelain buttons, this chunky sweater comes in eight colour combinations and is made to order. $1,050.

gogosweaters.com

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