Gift Guide for the Vancouver Fashionista

11 stylish gifts you can find at McArthurGlen Designer Outlets.

11 stylish gifts you can find at McArthurGlen Designer Outlets.

Whether it’s your mom, your partner, your niece or your best friend, it’s hard to shop for the woman who knows exactly what she likes. So, instead of stressing about it, leave it to the experts. Let us be your personal shopper, as we’ve carefully put together this curated gift guide for the fashionista in your life.To lighten your Christmas shopping burden further this season, we’ve chosen 11 items you can find at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlets, located near the airport in Richmond. Vancouver’s first designer outlet also boasts one of the city’s largest real Christmas trees, which, decorated with over 24,000 sparkling lights and 3,000 ornaments, will have you feeling like a kid at Christmas once again. And with nearly 60 designer brands available at the Outlet, you can complete your shopping list in just one trip!

mcarthurglen_crabtreeCrabtree & Evelyn London

Holiday Collection Candles

Set the mood for your guests and fill your home with festive cheer with Crabtree and Evelyn’s holiday collection candles ($28 each). Visit the shop and smell the invigorating scents of Noël, a best-seller for over 30 years that smells like a mixture of Fraser fir, citrus, and mulling spices. The Windsor Forest scent embodies the spirit of winter, with a clean and crisp medley of fir needles, spruce, and juniper berries. Completing this trio is the opulent Festive Fig, with notes of Damson plum and blackcurrants. Finish your gift with stylish glass stands and ornate gift wrapping, available in-store.


Vera Wang’s LOVE Collection Diamond Circle Pendant

If you’re shopping for your partner, consider this stunning piece designed exclusively for People’s by Vera Wang. Nestled among the “Love” collection’s engagement rings, this stunning diamond pendant ($999) in sterling silver with a ribbon of 14K rose gold and princess-cut blue sapphire is a symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love. This is a statement piece that is both en pointe and classic, and the sapphire and rose gold make this a complementary piece for every woman and her wardrobe.

mcarthurglen_tedbakerTed Baker

The Lorili Coat

Ted Baker’s garments are refined elegance, and a classic winter coat is a necessary staple for every woman’s wardrobe. The Lorili ($371) is a long wool and cashmere wrap coat with gold button detailing and dark floral lining, available in both black and taupe. The high neck offers traditional lines which flow to your knee for a flattering slender silhouette that is quite simply chic.


Doctor’s Handbag

Armani’s staple travelling case in a doctor’s handbag style ($2,290) is made with rich leather highlighted with gold detailing and, inside, a bright red lux lining. Understated but made with precise craftsmanship, this bag transitions seamlessly from weekend brunch to the workplace.


Allegra Boot

Exclusive to the UGG® Outlet, the Allegra ($250) is inspired by the Bailey Bow. These new additions to the winter collection are the iconic UGG® boot’s sophisticated older sister – a tall silhouette finished with two knotted suede bows. A wider opening allows wearers to easily slip their toes into the wool and sheepskin linings that naturally regulate heat to keep feet at their ideal temperature. The lightweight sole with UGG’s trademark design finishes this thoughtful and cozy gift with style and all-day walkability.


Inspiration Ankle Boot

The worldly woman’s answer to the hipster bootie is available at Geox, the premier Italian footwear brand. Aptly named Inspiration, this boot ($200) is elegant and classy without compromising on style and comfort. The stretchy fabric at the ankle makes this boot easy to put on and has a cushioned memory foam insole that molds to your feet to ensure maximized lightness and flexibility. Perhaps you should buy these for yourself at the beginning of your Christmas shopping excursion, too!


Carla International Carry-On

Featured in Larkin’s premium collection, Carla ($835) is your next purchase for a smartly engineered and lightweight carry-on. Compartments organize your necessities so precisely that, upon arrival at her hotel, the fashionista in your life needs only to slip into her evening wear and descend for her dinner reservations. To give it a personal touch, Tumi provides a complimentary monogram on your new luggage! Each piece is also discretely labelled with a unique barcode for added security.


The Ultra Mat

Lolë’s Ultra Mat (discounted from $99) promises to help aspiring yogis realize their full potential. Made of eco-friendly material, this is a thin and easily transportable yoga mat with a durable sticky rubber top for ultra-grip. The Ultra comes in a range of colours and designs and has a signature eyelet at the top corner of the mat which allows for ease in cleaning and fast drying.

mcarthurglen_bodyshopThe Body Shop

Advent Calendar

Retailing for $99 and boasting almost $200 worth of goodies, the annual Advent Calendar has returned! This gift will delight everyone on your list with its 24 boxes of individually wrapped presents. Who wouldn’t love the excitement of opening all the bright festive boxes to discover the pretty and luxurious gifts inside? This year’s goodies include Strawberry Softening Body Butter, British Rose Shower Gel, and Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Sleeping Cream.


STAUB’s La Cocotte

Give the gift of elegance combined with performance with La Cocotte roasting pots ($279). Manufactured in France and made from the finest enamel cast iron, the Cocotte has self-basting technology, making it ideal for roasting and braising food, keeping your meal incredibly moist.


Venture to a fine Swiss Chocolatier, the Lindt shop, and treat yourself to the world-famous Lindor milk chocolate ball. To make a lasting impression this holiday, you can gift the Deluxe package ($75), which comes with 98 chocolates including crème brûlée. Or, you can craft your own present as you pick from the many chocolates on display! Wrap it all in an ornate range of decorating choices like a snowy sleigh or a ribbon-adorned box finished with a chocolate teddy bear, all at your budgetary discretion.