Editor's Picks: Gifts We're Not Giving

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Some things are just too good to part with. From miniature makeup to decadent candles, these are the gift sets we are keeping for ours-elves this holiday! But, if we have to part with them, this is who we think they would be perfect for: 

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1. For the Flashy BFF

It’s impossible not to fall for this miniature Champagne sparkling blush and scarlet red lipstick duo created by Nars and inspired by Man Ray. Small but perfectly formed, they make glamour on the go a cinch. 

NARS X Man Ray Love Triangle Blush/Lipstick Set, $32, at Sephora. 

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2. For the Honey Lover

With Honey Drop lightweight moisturizer, Honey Potion antioxidant-packed mask and Sleep Tight firming night balm, this is the perfect gift set for fans of honey and lovers of sleep. Combine the two and it adds up to radiant, youthful-looking skin.   

FARMACY Honey Harvest Gift Set, $58, exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com. 

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3. For the Glam Gran

This golden brush set will make applying makeup feel more glamorous than ever. Whether displayed on her vanity or kept in her purse, they’ll add a touch of luxury to any look. 

QUO Golden Brush Set, $17, at Shoppers Drug Mart. 

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4. For the Stressed Sister

The darling Vancouver-based aromatherapy brand Saje has packaged its essentials to uplift your senses this holiday season. With diffuser blends and roll-on remedies, it will clear a pounding headache, relieve aches and pains and encourage “me time.” 

Saje Best of Saje Deluxe Wellness Essentials Gift Set, $100, at Saje and Saje.com. 

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5. For the Posh Mother-in-Law

French skincare line Sisley brings its signature decadent touch to its Rose, Tuberose and Champagne candles, which are packaged as a limited-edition set for the holidays. Made from chic black wax and housed in a matte coloured glass, they bring a moment of bliss before you’ve even lit them. 

SISLEY candles, $90 each or limited edition set of 3, $250, at Holt Renfrew.


Heather Marrin