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A Last-Minute Hues Holiday Gift Guide

Published on
Dec 19, 2023
Written by
Ricardo Felix and Sabrina Yussuf
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The holidays are a busy season to begin with - pair that with a million things on the to-do list, work to wrap up, finals to submit, and a never-ending list of people to shop for - of course, there’s going to be a gift or two that slip your mind until the last minute.  

Here for all your gift-giving needs, from what to gift your plant dad to your friend who has everything, the Last-Minute Hues Holiday Gift Guide. 

vigyl candle with smoke rising on top of vigyl branded box
Photo Credit: Michael Kazimierczuk (@michaelkazimierczuk on Instagram)

For your Workaholic Friend

We all have that someone in our lives who cannot catch a break. Whether they’re juggling three jobs, piled up with school work, or all of the above, this friend needs an escape from the stress with a simple pleasure. Toronto-based home fragrance brand VIGYL embodies the minimalistic delight of scent with an end-of-day ritual of self-devotion that starts with the strike of a match. Gift your friend a variety of scents in artful vessels starting from $39 at VIGYL.

a flower in a unique vase

For your Plant Dad

Help the family member with a green thumb with their next stylish bouquet by getting them a sleek and unique vase. Made from recycled matte PLA and 3-D, Montreal-based brand Cyrc merges home decor with innovative artistry. Available in a variety of colours and styles, buy them at 313 Market starting at $170. 

a blue zip up hoodie with the logo 4YE

For your Stylish Sibling 

Be ahead of the trends with this gift for your sibling with impeccable taste. You can’t go wrong with something from Toronto-owned brand 4YE. Warm and minimalistic, the Signature Logo Zip Hoodie is a staple for the season, $155 at 4YE.

box of three mumgry bottles underneath box with three planters

For your Aunt who’s Expecting 

Get your newly expecting aunt with good taste and maternal hunger a delicious and nutritious spread. Mumgry is a nut butter brand designed sustainably and with mothers in mind by being low in sugar and high in iron, protein, and calcium. Buy the mini-trio set for $30 at Mumgry.

bold and colourful gel nail overlays with decorative gems

For the Mom with Artful Taste

Treat your mom with a self-care experience and a heavenly set of nails at C9B! A Toronto-based nail studio specializing in intricate and creative designs that celebrate individuality. Find prices and book an appointment at C9B.

person's back wearing silver necklaces with large round pendants and silver rings on hands
Photo Credits: Larissa Scisci (@s.cisci on Instagram)

For the Cooler than You Cousin

There’s always that one cousin or family member at the holiday party who simultaneously inspires and intimidates you because they probably (do) have better taste than you and just have an effortless and mysterious vibe about them. Be the first family member to impress them with a bespoke piece from Girlfriend’s Girlfriend, a Toronto-based brand that explores shape and design through a sui generis approach to jewellery. Contact them on their page here.

three disposable cameras

For the Secret Santa Coworker 

What’s trickier than finding a gift for someone you may not know that well and on a budget? Treat your coworker to an inexpensive, personal, and creative gift of their own making with a disposable camera and a gift card to your favourite place to get film developed. Pick up a disposable camera and gift card at your local photography spot. 

blue magazine with logo HUES

For the Friend that has Everything

The newest issue of Hues is here just in time for the holidays, meaning this hard-to-shop-for friend definitely won’t already have this on their shelves. Hues is the perfect companion for curling up on the couch with a warm beverage for some creative inspiration this winter. Add to their collection with Issue 18, which is sure to look chic on their shelves or coffee table; a gift that keeps on giving! Find a copy at one of our stockists or order online.