Whitebeam Holiday Family Gift Guide

21 December, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. Are you ready to select gifts for those nearest and dearest to you? Your better half, your parents, your goofy sister and her family—the most important, therefore, most difficult people to shop for.

We understand the pressure. You care so much about selecting something just right. It feels really good to see one’s eyes light up as they’re opening your gift. That’s how you know you nailed it. This is what we strive for here at the Whitebeam Shop.

Here’s a selection of distinctive items worthy of your loved ones:

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The Lucky Fella

We all know shaving is the bane of most men’s existence. Let’s help make it a better experience with quality tools and toiletries. For those in the market for a nice-sized gift, present him with the Le Baigneur shaving brush paired with the Le Baigneur bowl / shaving soap N.2. For a stocking stuffer, we suggest the Le Baigneur Box 12 Amuse Douche, which contains 12 mini soaps, and the Le Baigneur Beard & Face Oil to soothe that post-shave sensitive skin. Really, you could blow him away by bundling it all together to create the ultimate grooming kit.

The Rains zip bag is our next pick for your mister. This sturdy bag is ideal for lugging gym clothes and daily essentials. It also holds a change of clothes; perfect for an overnight jaunt. The waterproof zippers will protect your goods in the wet months ahead. We vote for the rust version for a fun pop of colour. This bag is awesome.

Phaidon’s Fantastic Man book, from the namesake cult magazine, makes a great gift for your own fantastic man. The book features famous celebs, renowned photographers, and loads of style. He will display it proudly.

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The Special Lady

Let’s start with the Haenska MOIRÉ shopper bag (AKA perfection). This sleek and beautiful shopper is made of supple vegetable tanned leather and converts from a tote bag to a backpack. The best gifts are the ones we use all the time and this one really fits the bill.

Los Angeles designer, Gabriela Artigas, makes stunning jewelry for the modern woman. These pieces are elegant enough for occasions and low-key enough for everyday wear. If you have a gal who likes to style her tresses, the Halo Tusk hair accessory is the gift for her. The gold plated haircomb is a unique statement piece for her arsenal. The designer’s Rising Tusk rings are amongst our favorites in the collection. They’re available in gold and silver and our favorite way to wear it is stack a few together.

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Let’s start with siblings. They often come with spouses and children. We suggest Hansel from Basel socks for everyone. Our shop carries options for the entire clan. Done and done.

Made in North Korea by Phaidon is the gift of all gifts. Phaidon truly put out a book for the current zeitgeist. The beautiful photos and cultural glimpses shed light on this enigmatic and isolated country. This is surely a conversation piece.

For those who enjoy gifts with purpose, we partnered with Nightingale Project (a charity that brightens up hospitals) to offer signed giclée prints by Sir Quentin Blake. Present someone with these joyful prints while helping a great cause.

Lastly, the Haenska Valor mesh bag is the Swiss Army knife of bags. It transforms from crossbody to shoulder bag to hip pack. Whoever receives this present will be the envy of the family. Perhaps gifting one to each person is the best solution. There you go, we just simplified your holiday shopping.

This just about covers everyone on your list. Now you can relax and enjoy the upcoming parties and festivities. From all of us at Whitebeam Shop, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.