Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Urban Homeowner

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Photo by Kristy Boyce for Cocktail Emporium

The sights and sounds of the holiday season are alive and well and this means it’s time to start thinking about what to gift the important people in your life — that is if you haven’t already.

This year, if you’re shopping for someone who loves their home, then you’re going to want to get them something that’ll help them enjoy their favourite space.

And we get it, holiday shopping is never an easy task — particularly during COVID.

This year, make shopping for the homeowner on your list a breeze by checking out our curated list of gift ideas that are sure to not only make a homeowner’s holiday but will also help them nest in style.

From a smart speaker to a luxe pour-over kettle and everything in between, check out our holiday gift guide for the urban homeowner below.

Ceramic Cookware Set

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These chemical-free pans from Caraway use high-grade ceramics for a satisfyingly nonstick surface and stack perfectly in any kitchen.  This complete set has everything you’ll need for healthy cooking in your kitchen — including a frying pan that’s perfect for eggs, searing steak, and sautéing veggies — and looking good while doing so.

Where to buy: You can purchase this item online here.
Price: $575

Customizable Doormat

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This tile floor mat does its job in a functional, beautiful, and — most importantly — customizable way. Its timeless, vintage-inspired hexagon tile design and removable caps allow you to spell out messages and make your own custom design.

Where to buy: You can purchase this item online here
Price: $75

Home Speaker

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Buying for someone who loves listening to music? Then the Sonos One SL speaker could be right up their alley as it’s a great buy for music lovers. The powerful smart speaker offers rich, room-filling sound and can be controlled with your voice, the Sonos app, Apple Airplay 2, and more.

Plus, the compact design fits just about any space: put it on your kitchen countertop or tuck it away on your office bookshelf. It’s also humidity resistant so you can even use it in the bathroom.

Where to buy: Online through Sonos.
Price: $229

Custom Home Print

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Choose a special home or place that’s important to your recipient and have it painted by Toronto-based artist Lauren Pearson. You can even have it framed so they can hang it up right after opening it — instantly upping their gallery wall game. Plus, you’ll get to support a local designer, making this a gift that keeps on giving.

Where to buy: You can purchase directly through Lauren here.
Price: 
From $235

Luxe Pour-Over Kettle

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For the coffee-lover who has yet to upgrade from a years-old Keurig or the brewing beginner on your list, this sleek electric pour-over kettle from Fellow might be the perfect gift. The Stagg EKG will quickly become a countertop partner in the pursuit of a ridiculously good cup of coffee thanks to its variable temperature control and stunning, minimalist design. Plus it comes in five colours, offering something for everyone’s taste.

Where to buy: Online through Fellow
Price:
$149

Celestina Water Pitcher

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Inspired by antique English milk jugs collected from classic 19th-century kitchens, this charming Celestina Water Pitcher is sure to bring a European flair into everyone’s home. Handcrafted from European clay and dipped in a warm, white glaze, this stoneware piece provides endless possibilities and can be used for all serving and decorative needs thanks to its timeless form.

Where to buy: Online through The Cross
Price: $160

Grown Up Jenga

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It’s no secret that everyone loves to play Jenga, but now you can gift a gorgeous to look at and thus more fun to play version to your loved ones. Forty-eight clear, frosted, light and dark grey pieces create an awesome ombre effect. With no player limit, this game of delicate balance is great for date nights, dinner parties, or total ragers (we’re not here to judge).

Where to buy: Instore or online
Price: $99.95

Sleek Tumblers

You can help make your loved one’s bar cart complete with this set of six tumblers. These Chroma glasses will deliver a mid-century-inspired look to your kitchen cabinet or bar cart thanks to their opaque colourway — making them perfect for entertaining with style and elegance.

Where to buy: You can purchase them online here
Price: 
$84

Timeless Hudson’s Bay Blanket

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You can give the gift that’s sure to keep your recipient warm and cozy all year round with an iconic wool-blend HBC striped blanket. Plus, there is nothing more inviting than a large, cozy blanket draped on a sofa or chair.

Where to buy: In-store or online
Price: $149

Eye-Catching Pillow

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All eyes will be on this attention-grabbing needlepoint eye pillow from famed potter and interior decoration Jonathan Adler. Each pillow is embroidered by hand and backed in luxe black velvet, adding a touch of luxury wherever it’s placed.

Where to buy: In-store from Black Rooster Decor or online
Price: $100

Deluxe Bar Tool Set

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A functional bar tool set is not only the ultimate gift for the cocktail lover in your life, but it also makes for a lovely display atop a bar top or counter. This contemporary copper set from Toronto-based Cocktail Emporium comes with all the tools needed for making exceptional libations includes a mixing glass, shaker, strainer, jigger, bar spoon, and muddler.

Where to buy: In-store or online
Price: $135

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