If you've got a college-age someone to shop for, these inspired gift suggestions are exactly what you're looking for.
Set up auto-ship delivery of a new pale-pink or mint green Joy razor with regular replenishments. Get the starter kit that includes a handle and two cartridges ($9 CAD at joyshave.ca and $8.97 USD at joyshave.com) and throw in a four-cartridge refill ($12 CAD and $8.97 USD) for a practical gift that’s also very, very cute.
Hilary MacMillan’s “Don’t tell me to smile” varsity jacket ($110 CAD at hilarymacmillan.com) says it all, and I really wish it had existed when I was younger.
Masterchef Canada winner Mary Berg’s cheery first cookbook Kitchen Party ($28.55 CAD at Indigo.ca) takes the fear out of entertaining with inspiring photos and easy recipes (Shakshuka Puttanesca will become a dinner party favourite). And how can you not love someone who declares “there’s no such thing as too much cheese.”
Giving an Amazon Kindle ($119.99 CAD at amazon.ca) pre-loaded with books that shaped you is a clever way to pass on some (hard-won) wisdom. If you’re feeling seasonally extravagant, throw in an Amazon gift card for even more books.
The Maison Margiela Replica Rollerball Duo ($68 CAD at sephora.com) features travel sizes of best-sellers Lazy Sunday Morning, a clean laundry iris and musk scent, and Beach Walk, all sunlit lemon and coconut milk, two sophisticated alternatives to sugary teen fragrances. And how cool is that pouch?
A Fresh Unmask the Magic Gift Set ($99 CAD at sephora.com and $75 USD at fresh.com) of three masks and a scrub is a treasure trove for your giftee to try them all or host a girl’s “Netflix & Mask” night in. Throw in some popcorn and vicious gossip and you have a party.
This recycled cotton Give A Care tote ($22 CAD at giveacare.ca) plus custom "Conversation" heart candies ($6 CAD at giveacare.ca) contributes to Rethink Breast Cancer, an organization that supports young women with breast cancer. Also, for every straight-up $25 donation, Rethink will send out a care package (with tissues, ginger candies for chemo mouth and hand sanitizer) to a women newly diagnosed or undergoing treatment.
over to you
If you were collage-age, what would appeal to you most out of these suggestions?
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