Holiday Gift Guide
Posted on December 03 2018
It’s December 3rd and the holiday season is officially underway. Maybe it’s the cold weather, maybe it’s all the ornaments, could be it’s the good cheer I’m seeing all around, whatever it is I’m really enjoying our first holiday season in Bloor West Village! And the best way to enjoy something is to share it. At Buck’s we’ve been busy prepping for months; selecting and coordinating all kinds of holiday goodies for you. We’ve brought in great giftables and beautiful pieces to make you look and feel special when you are enjoying time with family and friends. To help take the guesswork out of gift giving we’ve come up with a holiday gift giving list that will save you time and energy. We know we’ve got something special for everyone on your list because it’s our list too. These are the gifts we’ll be giving to our family and friends and the pieces we’ll be getting for our holiday gatherings and we’re excited about the giving and the getting. So here goes:
First let’s consider those fine individuals who take care of us and ours; the teacher, the dogwalker, the massage therapist, your awesome dental hygienist. For all of these people we have a little something that will not disappoint. I am speaking of our selection of 100 Years of Love candles. The packaging is clean and simple, the scents are heady, sensual, calming, invigorating, intoxicating (depending on your selection). The favorite at Buck’s is ‘The Love of Gold’. Its scent is rich and warm, great for cozy-ing up cold winter nights. My personal fav is Arc En Ciel a tangy mix of Blood Orange and Gogi cuz who doesn’t love a little citrus zing at Christmastime? Add in a pair of our fleece lined socks and gloves and you’ve got yourself a proper winter care package that anyone would be happy to receive.
Is there a traveller on your list? Then you cannot go wrong with a classy and elegant Secrid wallet. Made in Europe with vegetable tanned leathers, RFID protected and warrantied for 3 years. It’s compact enough for a front pocket (his) and fits into the smallest of purses (hers). This wallet makes a statement every time it appears. With a flick of a finger, the cards tier up in perfect symmetry ready for service. We have 20 different options to choose from currently. This one is showing her fine self off in our display window. I suspect she won’t be there long.
Lastly, here’s something for the person who has everything and is not easily impressed. What can you give this person that they are not familiar with and haven’t already bought themselves? A 100% baby alpaca scarf. Lighter than cashmere (and half the price) but just as soft and warm, ours are ethically sourced in Peru (no harm to the babies). They’re not too long and not too wide so there’s no added bulk under a coat but they’re substantial enough to convert to a wrap while on a plane. The hardest part is choosing between the camel, sand and charcoal colours.
And now for you, lovely lady (sorry guys, we all know it’s the women who do most of the gift planning, buying, wrapping, need I continue?). You deserve something special just because. Here’s what we have for you:
Cheetah Print: Animal prints are dominating fashion at the moment, and the moment is not going to end anytime soon. In fact, we’re all going to see a lot more spots in spring and next fall too. Why not invest in a little something to show off your playful side? We’ve got bags, belts, scarves and jeans(!) covered in cheetah pattern; pieces that easily elevate your solid tops and bottoms outfits. A word of caution here; unless you are truly a wild thing limit your usage to one item per OOTD.
Velvet: Some may consider velvet cliché for the holidays but who cares? I will take any excuse to drape myself is soft, luxurious fabric. We’ve got a Blank NYC double breasted black velvet blazer that was made to be paired with skinny jeans and heeled booties. Add in a few gold chains and hoop earrings from Pilgrim and you are on pointe with a look that will take you from day to night effortlessly.
Booties: For holiday we like a little bit of heel. Holiday season is also an opportunity to turn it up with colour and texture. How about this Sam Edelman white patent leather number? Or the shapely Lola Cruz black suede bootie with little embroidered stars? Both styles are tasteful so they add a little something special while letting the rest of your outfit shine.
Sparkle: Holiday is the best time to add a little shine to your look. And accessories are the easiest way to add a pop of glitz. At Buck’s we are all vying to step out with this Il Bisonte silver clutch in tow. Truly an occasion accessory you’ll have forever. If you want to go full glamgirl this Free People strappy dress is a fun and sexy showstopper and it’s only $129.
Need help putting together a holiday outfit? We live to serve. Come by the store and one of our amazing staff will happily help you assemble your Holiday 2018 look. And, to help take the stress out of last minute shopping we are going to be open until 8pm the week before Christmas. Added bonus: from 6-8pm we’ll be offering free gift wrapping on your purchases. From all of us at Buck’s, we wish you a wild, wonderful, happy holiday season!