GIFT GUIDE

Cu­rated by the ed­i­tors at S/ magazine, our an­nual Wish List is loaded with this sea­son’s hottest items, and guar­an­tees you’ ll give a gift they ac­tu­ally love.

S/ - - CONTENTS - PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY ADRIAN ARM­STRONG

Our an­nual Wish List is loaded with items guar­an­teed to sat­isfy ev­ery­one on your list.

MARC JA­COBS DECA­DENCE

Em­body­ing the spirit of play­ful glam­our has never smelled so good. In­spired by a python hand­bag, a spritz of this sul­try scent will re­ward your nose with rich notes of Ital­ian plum, saf­fron, or­ris root, and pa­pyrus wood. ($120 for 100 ml.)

THE WOMAN IN THIS POEM

Per­fect for any woman in your life, this es­sen­tial po­etry col­lec­tion elic­its a range of emo­tions as it ex­plores themes based on love, friend­ship, moth­er­hood, work, fam­ily, and find­ing the bal­ance be­tween them. Feed the soul with words from lit­er­ary greats like Sylvia Plath, Maya An­gelou, Emily Dickinson, and more. ($23)

MICHAEL KORS STA­TIONERY

Michael Kors of­fers an en­chant­ing sta­tionery set to bring a hint of the hol­i­days to of­fices around the world. Jot­ting down notes just got a whole lot more glam­orous. (From $20 to $78)

HAR­VEST LOW­BALL GLASSES

These vin­tage-in­spired low­ball glasses are ver­sa­tile and el­e­gant. An in­tri­cate gold de­sign el­e­vates the mood of any gath­er­ing, mak­ing them an ideal gift for your favourite host. ($40 for set of four at Indigo and Chap­ters stores)

COIN­TREAU

After a feast with fam­ily and friends, a di­ges­tif is in order. Coin­treau has been craft­ing its liqueur since 1849, and the re­sul­tant re­fresh­ing cit­rus sip is a de­li­cious drink to be en­joyed on its own, or mixed with fizzy wa­ter and a few ice cubes. ($40)

YSL BEAUTÉ KISS & LOVE PAL­ETTE

Get party-ready with one sim­ple beauty kit. The lim­ited-edi­tion Kiss & Love pal­ette from YSL in­cludes seven prod­ucts—four eye­shad­ows, two lip colours, and one blush. The flat­ter­ing shades are housed in a pretty gold com­pact, play­fully dot­ted with elec­tric-red smooches and the iconic YSL logo. ($100)

NINA RICCI L’EX­TASE

An ode to raw fem­i­nin­ity, Nina Ricci L’Ex­tase is an ex­pres­sion of eroti­cism in fra­grance form. In­tox­i­cat­ing rose and notes of Vir­ginia cedar are sen­sual and se­duc­tive—qual­i­ties em­bod­ied by French bomb­shell Laeti­tia Casta, who serves as the face of the ad cam­paign. It’s a per­fume you’ll def­i­nitely want to wear un­der the mistle­toe. ($125 for 80 ml.)

CAN­DLE KARL BY WEL­TON LON­DON

In­spired by Karl Lager­feld and de­signed by the man him­self (along­side per­fumer John-Paul Wel­ton), this lim­ited-edi­tion can­dle emits an ori­en­tal spice scent when burned. The quirky cas­ing mim­ics Karl’s sig­na­ture shades, stiff col­lar, and crisp white shirt, and will make a fine dec­o­ra­tive piece for your desk once the wax is gone. ($412)

CLAR­INS GIFT SET

Test-drive Clar­ins’ top-per­form­ing Su­per Restora­tive prod­ucts with this smartly bun­dled travel pack. Com­plete with a new To­tal Eye Con­cen­trate (no one will ever know you stayed up long past your bed­time), this four-piece set will keep your skin glow­ing all win­ter. ($ 87)

TAG HEUER CAR­RERA CARA DELEV­INGNE

In­spired by Bri­tish su­per­model Cara Delev­ingne, this lim­ited-edi­tion time­piece blends el­e­gance with edgi­ness. Rose-gold-plated ap­pliqués and a black leather band cre­ate an ef­fort­lessly cool, off-duty-model look. ($4,000)

GUESS CON­NECT

Fash­ion and tech­nol­ogy click when they come to­gether in a mul­ti­func­tional and highly chic smart­watch. This boldly styled de­vice ac­cepts voice com­mands and no­ti­fi­ca­tions from thou­sands of pop­u­lar apps— alert­ing you straight from the wrist. ($459)

DIOR: FROM CHRIS­TIAN DIOR TO RAF SI­MONS

The up­dated edi­tion of Assouline’s glossy Dior tome walks read­ers through a com­pre­hen­sive his­tory of a brand that flaw­lessly man­ages to re­main fresh in to­day’s fash­ion scene while re­tain­ing its dis­tinc­tive her­itage. ($250)

GUESS HARLOWE COAT

This belted beauty will keep you warm when the tem­per­a­ture drops. Plus, the sleek fit, in­flu­enced by a clas­sic trench, looks ex­cel­lent with ev­ery­thing. You’ll stay cozy with­out look­ing like Ghost­busters’ Marsh­mal­low Man. ($248)

FLUXMOB BOLT PA­CIFIC

The Fluxmob Bolt is a grab-and-go bat­tery backup that will solve all cell­phone bat­tery drainage dilem­mas. The small and con­ve­nient wall charger is an aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing up­grade from its of­ten-bulky coun­ter­parts. ($60 at Indigo and Chap­ters stores)

AR­MANI SI

The calm strength, courage, el­e­gance, and sen­su­al­ity of a woman has been cap­tured in scent. This hol­i­day edi­tion of the del­i­cate fra­grance strikes all the right notes; it’s per­fect for the win­ter sea­son. ($97 for 1.7 oz.)

GUCCI BAM­BOO

Switch your win­ter fra­grance for some­thing more al­lur­ing. Pack­aged in an Art Deco-in­spired bot­tle, this is one per­fume that will make a last­ing im­pres­sion well into the new year. ($109 for 50ml.)

BULOVA DI­A­MOND WATCH

Like a shim­mer­ing halo on the wrist, a mixed­metal time­piece is el­e­gant and on trend. The menswear-in­spired sil­hou­ette is soft­ened by di­a­mond de­tail­ing—a style that’s sure to stand the test of time. ($625)

AP­PLE MACBOOK PRO

Now in its light­est and most com­pact form, the new MacBook Pro of­fers func­tion­al­ity at its finest. And, like most things in life, we think this gor­geous gad­get is best suited in gold. (Start­ing from $1,550)

JEW­ELLERY TRAY

Fated for a van­ity, this pretty jew­ellery tray will keep trin­kets and minia­ture trea­sures in place. Rings, brooches, ban­gles, and more can be stylishly stowed in this mul­ti­func­tional dec­o­ra­tive dish. ($19 at Indigo and Chap­ters stores)

DIOR STATE OF GOLD COL­LEC­TION

Shim­mery nail pol­ish from Dior’s new State of Gold Christ­mas col­lec­tion will make the beauty buffs in your life sing with joy. That fes­tive spirit can be felt right down to the fin­ger­tips with one of the col­lec­tion’s five high-shine lac­quers. ($33)

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