Holiday Gift Ideas #TPGWorkshop

FE got into the Christmas spirit in August at the TPG Holiday Workshop, which introduced several exciting brands. It was a great way to learn about the offerings for the season.

Mimi et Kiki is an affordable jewellery line (prices range from $30.00-$50.00) which is designed in Toronto and uses brass material and string to create stylish bracelets and necklaces. Colours for the holiday season range from red to turquoise, and it definitely appeals to both men and women. It is available at Toronto retailers like Made You Look Jewellery and Saudade.

MICRO-Pedi helps create beautiful feet in seconds and smooths dry skin. MICRO-Nail is a 2-step nail system for fabulous nails. These products range from $49.99- $59.99 and are available across Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Runway Luxe is an LA fashion line that now has a new store in Toronto. Their products include jewellery, bralettes (comfy lacy bras) priced at $50.00 for a three-pack, which makes great stocking stuffers. Their clothing line has a comfy urban style with crop tops and halters paired with skirts available in colours like teal blue and red. Their Toronto 6 jersey is fun and comfortable.

Hip Mommies carries an enormous inventory of baby and health products for modern moms including Ollie Jones, Nest Designs, EzPz (and more).

Ollie Jones is Toronto-based and uses organic cotton for their line of baby and toddlers leggings and headbands. The winter wonderland motif was quite adorable.

Nest Designs uses muslin and bamboo for their line of baby blankies, crib sheets and bandanas. They also produce fashionable canvas and leather diaper bags that are smartly designed with pockets and can be used for years.

EzPz is known for The Happy Mat and The Happy Bowl. These both suction to the table so that babies can’t tip their food. Great for travelling and going to restaurants.

 

Loding Shoes and Shirts is a French menswear chain now in Toronto. Their philosophy is to offer one price for each item and no sales promotion ever. They specialize in leather shoes, cashmere shirts, scarves, ties, belts, pocket squares, and socks. For the holidays, Loding has aviator and moustache cufflinks. Patina artist Emmanuel Farre is available to hand-paint any leather product, creating a brand new look. Clients can also bring in non-Loding products for him to decorate.

ça va de soi+FINE KNITWEAR is a Montreal line with a Toronto location.
They focus on natural fibers like Alashan cashmere (from Mongolia), merino wool and microfibers. The materials are used in lounge pants, sweaters, leg warmers, blanket scarves, and hats. Their Yorkville location offers seminars on how to wash your knits using the Laundress brand.

Facial products that also make great gifts are available from MAXeffects with its natural makeup remover and Refresh Botanicals‘ line of facial cleanser, toner, serum, and night restorative complex products.

Norwegian Rain features clothing from recycled Japanese goods designed in Bergen, the rainiest city in Norway. The coats are shaped to whisk away rain. Linings can easily be added for winter use.

Denham from Amsterdam specializes in jeans made from raw virgin denim. Using raw virgin denim means that the more the jeans are washed, the more they fade and soften, creating a nostalgic style. The line also has coats like the black and white long sweater coat, t-shirts, sleeves dresses, and super soft leathers.

Rent frock Repeat‘s designer dress rentals offer glam cocktail dresses and gowns at reasonable prices (from $50 -120 for a four-day rental of a cocktail dress and $250 for the gowns). This is perfect for Christmas and New Years parties. They have a wide selection of local designers and international names like Badgley Mischka. The best part is you can return the dress without dry cleaning it since Rent frock Repeat handles all of that.

wearing rent frock repeat
Rent Frock Repeat

We enjoyed festive treats from Petite & Sweet including macarons, mini donuts, candies, and almonds coated in ChocolaChocola‘s delectable milk chocolate, all washed down with Bottega prosecco cocktails.

Now all we need is to put together is the list of the worthy recipients of our gift giving list!

(photos by Tanya’s iPhone 6)

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