Christas is coming up fast – just five days away. If you haven’t started your shopping yet, or are only partially there, here are a few gift ideas to help get you to the finish line.
Tyrrell’s HVD Chardonnay 2018, Hunter Valley, Australia
The vines were planted in 1908, hand-picked, crushed and basket-pressed. This is the oldest single vineyard chardonnay in Australia, and very likely the world. The intensity of the wine catches you by surprise with a saline underlay to the white peach flavours. Stands second to Vat 47 in my opinion.
96 Gold, James Halliday’s Wine Companion.
Available from Lifford.com
Tyrrell’s Winemaker’s Selection Vat 9 Shiraz 2014, Hunter Valley, Australia
A seamless wine that’s very refined, elegant and gently profound, this has a pristine red- and dark-fruited nose that also shows some licorice and gentle spices. Bright, fine tannins frame a juicy, long-term wine. Effortless power; this will live for a very long time. Best from 2025.
95 Points, James Suckling.
Available from Lifford.com
Glamorous puff-sleeve dress, SS2023 collection, handcrafted in Quebec, Canada
Retail Price: CA$585.00
Designed to bring out elegance and sophistication, this new dress embodies the complexity of feminine nature through soft and timeless colors with a touch of refined details giving that piece its unique and special look. The sustainable and exclusive fabrics are mutually developed with famous Italian houses who share the same values as SHAN.
Toronto store: 38, Avenue Road, Toronto
Available online: https://www.shan.ca/ca_en/sofia-pap-7-52337-69-953.html
SBGA413 – From the 4 seasons collection, this piece gains its inspiration from the beginning of Spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms. This model has been a huge success globally and become a cult-favourite.
Grand Seiko SBGA413 Heritage Collection Shunbun Spring Drive Titanium
Retail Price: $8,600
Hästens Sleep Mask provides the simplest method to achieving a distraction-free sleep. Made of 100% combed cotton, it has a much softer feel than conventional cotton, making for a sleep mask with a delicate touch and the perfect amount of pressure.
Designed in Sweden and styled in the classic Hästens blue-check, it adds colour and spirit to any aesthetic.
This holiday offer is provided by Canada’s first Hästens flagship store – Swede Dream, located in Markham, Ontario. Grand opening coming soon in 2023.
Retail Price: $59
To order, please contact Swede Dream Sales Director, Nick Vardon, at [email protected]
Gift the Tailor’s Dozen experience from Md Bespoke, the best-hidden secret in the prestigious Yorkville, Toronto area. A private boutique men’s bespoke clothing company devoted to creating excellent custom garments to fit the needs and lifestyles of its clients.
The premium shirts will be individually designed, hand-cut, and constructed from luxurious fabrics imported from the best fabric mills in Italy, England, Switzerland and Germany.
When you gift the Tailor’s Dozen to a client or friend, they will receive more than premium shirts, they will remember you for giving them an unforgettable experience.
Go to www.mdbespoke.ca to find out more.
Starting from $6,900
Swiss Art Chocolatier on Yorkville
“Montello” 100 pcs Swiss Hand Crafted Chocolates.
The masterpiece collection of premium pralines and truffles. We have been creating high-quality chocolate specialties since 1972 in Luzern, Switzerland. Each of our pralines and truffles is 100% handmade with the finest ingredients and great attention to detail. “Swiss Art Chocolatier on Yorkville” is the first exclusive boutique in Canada that offers a great variety of gift chocolate boxes for any occasion.
Address: 70 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto