Thoughtful gifts are the best, yes? I absolutely love giving (and of course receiving) delightful little treats that are unique, personalized and lovingly selected. Over the last few months, I have seen such a beautiful crop of personalized gift ideas pop up, and I am in love! And the best part…local vendors with a lot of heart who work with you to create just the perfect gift. If you are looking for some special treats to ask your BFFs to be your bridesmaids or to let them know how much you appreciate them after the big day, have a look at this special little list I have curated and I am sure you will find something you love!
Well-designed, purposeful gift boxes and baskets made with locally sourced goodies of the highest quality. Owner Sophia Pierro is an absolute treat to work with and offers an exquisite ready-made selection of gift boxes, but if you are looking to create something completely custom, she will be happy to work with you to create a truly unique and bespoke gift. Excellent client experience for both sender and receiver!
Toronto designer Sarah Catalfo has created a beautiful and luxurious line of silk robes and lace kimonos perfect for those precious, wedding day getting-ready moments. And you should also know that Sarah can offer the full experience by working with her clients to create custom bridesmaid dresses that fit just right. One stop-shop for your bridal needs!
Say it with me…”Coffee is always a good idea!”. Am I right? For the girl who has it all but can always have another coffee, a subscription to Nomad Coffee Club is just the thing. Their mission is simple, to bring the best and freshest coffee from Canadian roasters right to your doorstep every single month. With four different plans to choose from and free shipping anywhere in Canada, this gift idea is a sure winner!
They say there is nothing better than a friend…unless it’s a friend with chocolate. Enter Succulent Chocolates and Sweets, the perfect answer, no matter the question! Offering a decadent variety of hand-crafted bonbons and treats in deliciously bold flavours like mango-curry, chili pepper, strawberry-basil and espresso (to name a few), even your most selective bff is sure to be impressed with a few of these magical confections. (Keep them in mind too for your special wedding favours!).
Such a sweet and thoughtful gift. Based in Winnipeg, MB, Little Box of Rocks offers a unique collection of healing crystal bouquets…a special gift to inspire spiritual wellness. Beautifully packaged in a wooden box, each bouquet includes four theme-appropriate crystals, each of which is reiki-infused by a certified practitioner.
Hands down my absolute favorite French Patisserie in Toronto, Nadege is the equivalent of heaven on earth sprinkled with the freshest and most delicious treats to fill your little heart (and belly) with pure joy! The attention to detail and the quality of the ingredients is second to none, bringing a little taste of Paris to the heart of our beautiful city. Choose from classic macarons, incredibly beautiful and delicious cakes or the freshest croissants and you will be sure to impress. Pair them with a little bubbly for the most decadent snack and you will be everyone’s best friend!
Aaah, the gift of sweetness and childhood memories all rolled into one delicious and nostalgic treat with a modern twist. Combining organic, all-natural sugars, Fancy Pufs now offers super cute gift boxes with a variety of pufs that can be customized to suit all of your bffs’ tastes. With flavours like mango-chili, honey rose and maple bacon, you sure will come off looking pretty creative and thoughtful with this lovely little gift. (Also, pairs well with champagne. Just saying…*wink, wink*).
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that you found something unique to inspire you. Thoughtful gift giving is a gift in itself, so enjoy the process and remember that as long is it is from the heart, every gift is beautiful.
Lots of love! xo
All photos via each vendor.