Gift Guide: Editors’ Picks

Giving season.

Ever wondered what gifts NUVO’s editors are hoping to find under the tree? Below, some of the NUVO team outline what they want, and why they want it.

Beoplay H95 Over-the-Ear Headphones from Bang & Olufsen

The Beoplay H95 over-ear headphones from Bang & Olufsen offer five levels of premium noise cancellation. With a sleek aluminum frame and soft lambskin leather, these headphones are chic and comfortable. Putting on my headphones and tuning out the rest of the world is my form of therapy, and I know I’m not alone in this. Being able to experience high-quality sound makes all the difference when wanting to get lost in it. For those who frequent the gym, take long walks on the beach, or dance with their headphones on, this gift is a shoo in. Caitlin Goff, Digital Editor


One Wednesday Oversized Muslin Throw

Choosing the right throw blanket is an art form: texture, size, and appearance ought to be considered for ultimate comfortability. Good news is, I think I’ve found the perfect throw for anyone on your list. This oversized muslin throw blanket from One Wednesday is big enough to fit a California king bed (no cold feet here!). It’s extremely lightweight and breathable because of the loosely woven, ethically made Oeko-Tex certified Turkish cotton its made from. This throw is ideal for a picnic in the park, days at the beach, or to cozy up with at home. Caitlin Goff, Digital Editor

Aritzia The Super Puff₂O

Having a dog means that I find myself outside in weather that I’d really rather wait out in the warm and cozy confines of my apartment. Luckily, Aritzia’s Super Puff₂O makes 7 a.m. pre-work walks in the rain a little less bleak. The responsibly-sourced goose down puffer is made from 100 per cent waterproof and windproof fabric, and the sealed seems and bonded channels keep precipitation out. I love the insulated hood and the super soft thumbholes. Plus, the vibrant forest pine green adds a pop of (much needed) colour to grey days. For haters of cold, the Super Puff₂O is a gift that keeps on giving every winter, year after year after year. Elia Essen, Assistant Editor


Dr. Martens 1460 Trinity Waterproof Slip Resistant Boots

If there’s one cold weather constant in my life, it’s slipping on ice, which is why I was so excited Dr. Martens launched the Trinity Boot in Canada earlier this month. The waterproof winter boot is the brand’s most technical shoe in its 62-year history. The fleece lining keeps toes toasty while the slip-resistant tread promises to banish icy falls altogether. And of course, with the signature yellow stitching and classic 1460 silhouette, they stay true to Dr. Martens effortlessly cool style. Elia Essen, Assistant Editor

Two Stacks Irish Whiskey Dram in a Can

The holiday season is the only time I ever break out a flask—for walks, ice skating, and myriad other totally legal drinking scenarios—and each year I taste the stale remnants of the previous one’s booze. This year, I’m hoping that a can or two of Two Stacks Irish Whiskey’s Dram in a Can awaits at the bottom of my stocking. These 100ml servings of perfectly untainted Irish whiskey are available in Alberta, B.C., and Ontario, and are ready to save you from sipping on the unwanted dregs of last year’s Fireball.  John Clegg, Editorial Assistant


Ciselier Pallarès 8” Primera Everyday Kitchen Scissors

Like almost every twentysomething I know, I still use flimsy craft scissors for everyday cutting, which is to say: I need a new pair of scissors, badly. This pair from the handcrafted scissor connoisseurs at Ciselier are produced in the Pallarès Solsona factory in Solsona, Spain, where the knifemaking tradition dates back to the sixteenth century. A pair of these handmade scissors will last you at least as long as those craft scissors, the difference being that they’re meant to. John Clegg, Editorial Assistant