November 26th, 2015

Area3 ‘s Christmas Gift Guide

Well with only a few short weeks till the big day, and too much to do on that preparation list (groceries, decorations, events, etc.), we thought why not help lighten the load? If you’re like us you probably have a pretty long Christmas list with the people you have yet to purchase for. Maybe because it’s so hard to think of that perfect gift? Not to worry – the team at Area3 is here to help! Even with those most difficult to buy for……….

For the Foodie:

How about a stuffed Santa boot filled with nuts from Thomas Haas? Or the charmingly candy colored (look too good to eat) Macarons delivered right to your door? Be sure to check out Vancouver’s own Soirette. Not into the sweets? Why not gift them an exploration of our local restaurants in Vancouver on a food tour!?


For the Chef:

Benu cookbook from Corey Lee – not only is this a beautiful book to display in your kitchen, it will also transform you into a James Beard Award-winning chef!! Well…a girl can dream…! Another beautiful item to add to your kitchen is the ceramic cookware from Williams Sonoma. These multifunctional Cocotte’s come in different sizes and are safe for the stovetop, oven, microwave and freezer. A great little kitchen helper, the Cuisinart Elite Mini Food Processor, will ensure to speed up all your food prep.


For the Techie:

The Rin Tablet Stand keeps your IPAD in its place and looks great. Have you ever left your house without your iPhone/iPod/iPad charger? With Bluelounge’s newest product the Kii, you will always have a charger that fits directly on to your key chain. Or how about the Nest WI-FI Smart Thermostat? It remembers what temperatures you like, learns your schedule, and programs itself to save energy. Its sharp 2.08″ LCD display with Farsight lights up when you approach. WiFi connected, you can control it with your mobile device, and use it with numerous compatible smart home products.


For the Hostess with the Mostess:

A 7-piece mixology bar set or wooden 6 pack holder complete with bottle opener from West Elm will ensure that you are the life of the party! Not into the beverage orientated gifts? Pottery Barn diffuser’s or candles are an excellent option. After all that hard work over the holidays how about a little pampering? The key lime body scrub from Indigo will ensure relaxation.


For the Fitness Freak:

I have been a long-time fan and user of the Fitbit and would recommend this fitness gadget to anyone. On my list this year would be the latest model the Fitbit Surge. It records distance, pace, elevation, routes, heart rate, records running, cycling & cardio workouts! It even includes music control, call & text notification- so cool! More of a yogi on your list? Try the world’s 1st self-rolling yoga mat.


For the Outdoor Enthusiast:

So you thought the outdoors couldn’t be design savvy? Have you checked out uncrate? This is one cool site! The Tipi Tent is a modern twist on the traditional tent with design being inspired by a tipi. How about bringing the outdoors inside and surprising him with his favorite photo of that camping trip? Woodsnap prints your image on sustainably-sourced wood. Their products are handcrafted in the USA and they plant a tree for every print sold.


For the Fashionista:

Everybody loves a good story, so why not pick up the Ash limited edition scarves? Only 500 are made and with each purchase 100% of net proceeds go towards the Obakki Foundation’s programs for clean water and new schools in Makila, South Sudan. While you’re at it why not include one of these unique Pendant Scarf Holders from Room in Order? Have someone on your list who’s consistently late? The modern (white of course) ladies Braun watch is perfect for everyday wear and will keep them in check and on time. For the boho fashionista, the Two Tone Felt Panama Hat from Nordstrom’s is guaranteed to please. Have you been to the new Simons Department store at Park Royal yet? They have some great sweaters and cardigans from their own line that are easy on the wallet and great looking. How about the very long minimalist cardigan? And because an outfit is never complete without accessories, we recommend you browse over at Dominos as the have an array of options that we would all love – like the world famous Horween Leather bag, by the Rockwell Collection. This makes an architectural statement. Finally, for every Vancouver girl – brave the rain in stylish rain boots from Unit Nude. 


For the Music Lover:

The stylish Beats Studio Wireless headphones by Dre ensure the best audio experience while looking extra chic.

For the Creative Type:

LEGO architecture is 1210 blocks and comes with an endless inspiration guide to build your own creations! For the young imagination how about the Woody Chalkboard table, always a hit!

for the creative

For Your Parents (who already have everything):

Give the gift of memories this year. Take the family out and go for a breath taking gondola ride in Squamish. Even go all out and treat your parents to lunch while enjoying the majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Do your parents need some time to unwind? Footworks Reflexology on West Broadway or Sabai Thai Spa (multiple locations, best massage ever) are our top picks. Need to unwind even more? Take a drive a bit further up to Whistler and treat your parents to the ultimate experience of the unforgettable Scandinavian Spa. Trust me – they will be ever thankful!


For the Design Savvy Guy:

Design savvy guys can now accessorize almost everything! The Greff Growler carrier in black will ensure to impress at his next guy’s night out. If he’s more of a scotch guy, he’ll be sure to love the ‘Whiskey Wedge’ Double Old-Fashioned Glass. Head over to Litchfield’s and you can pick up many amazing and unique gifts such as toiletries, stationary or grooming products. Lastly might we suggest a functional and fashionable twill messenger bag by Fossil.

Mens Fashion

Hope you have enjoyed our list. If you have any great ideas you would like to share, we would love to hear from you #area3xmas.