It's almost time! All the planning, prep and wrapping is giving way to eating, drinking and general good-time having. Spending time with family and friends takes on a special feeling at the end of the year, no matter what you are celebrating. If you are a 'giver of gifts' here are a few more of my personal local faves.
Amelia Lee is a lovely boutique nestled on Yates St. Owner and stylist Khloe Campbell has curated a lovely collection of clothing and accessories. Partnered with the home and baby store Nest and Cradle there is something for everyone!
Silk Road has been one of my favorite places in Victoria for as long as I have lived here. The products are amazing, and the workshops and tastings bring tea to a whole new level. My favorites for giving are Lullaby (the red clover is amazing for any one with skin issues), Beau-TEA-ful Skincare tea, and the new seasonal herbal offering Winter Warrior. They also have mugs and teapots that will make any tea lover on your list gleeful.
Hands down the coolest hoodie ever! The Salts clothing wrap hoodie is cozy and unique! I had to get one for myself as well. The bamboo leggings are also fantastic, and everything is made right here on Vancouver Island. ;)
There are always ways to give that don't involve material things. This past year I have volunteered with many organizations that are always looking for a helping hand. Check out these great charities here in Victoria.
Nothing feels so good as giving of yourself.
Whatever you give, give it with love.