Shopaholic: Gifts for the host

Scent for her

All natural, ethically sourced candles by LAFCO are high quality and beautifully designed. A lovely gift in various scents including this Rosemary Eucalyptus candle in a green glass container, $85. Centro Garden, 437 Brant St, Burlington.


Olive + pits

Olives make an ideal appetizer alongside pre-dinner cocktails. The only problem? Pits. Thanks to this stylishly designed duo, serving olives is easier than ever, $39.95. Lakeside Livin’, 100 Bronte Rd., Oakville.


Board service

Durable and stylish, this elongated Bites Board makes serving appetizers a cinch. Whether lining up cheeses, meats or mini burgers, everything looks great and is in easy reach for guests, $49.95, Lakeside Livin’, 100 Bronte Rd., Oakville.


Candy Cane Truffle

Surprise your hostess with these delicious mint dark cholate truffles. Made with a delicate white chocolate shell and finished with a candy cane strip for a festive touch, $12.


Kvasfbco Syrup

Made in Niagara, this Muskoka cranberry rosemary simple syrup is the perfect addition for any mixed drink including cosmos, sangria and even a sweet vermouth substitute in a negroni, $18.


Mango Wood Spice Tray

Handcrafted in North Central India, this stylish spice tray is perfect for any hostess. The hand carved spoons are perfect for easy serving, $99.


Bergamot + lime hand soap 

This plant powered goodness will leave your hands feeling fresh and clean, never dry!

Comes in a glass 500ml refillable bottle, $14.99.