2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Creatives
Introducing the top Five Gifts for Creatives in 2021!
We all work hard throughout the year. Finding the perfect gift for the creative in your life can be a challenge. Creative people can be downright impossible to buy for. That’s why for the 2021 holiday season we’ve put together a shortlist of the best gifts to get the creative professionals in your life. From beautiful jewelry to an ingenious and impressive smart speaker we’re more than confident this list will have your gift-giving needs covered.
‘Hey, Google…” and “Hey, Alexa…” are terms we’re all used to hearing from time to time now. Or maybe all the time depending on how much you trust Amazon or Google to sit in your living room with you. The only drawback to these devices is their less-than-ideal sound systems. Enter the SONOS Smart Speaker. SONOS has long been recognized for very big quality sound from very small unassuming speakers. With the new SONOS 2 Smart Speaker you not only get access to the SONOS app, which allows you to play music or podcasts from any platform including iTunes and Spotify, with crystal clear clarity and powerful volume but SONOS 2 also seamlessly integrates with your current smart home setup. That’s correct, you can not only listen to this incredibly clear speaker, you can also talk to it! This beautifully sleek speaker is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The SONOS 2 Smart Speaker is available online here.
Avra Jewelry is the experience of discovering your artifact. An artifact is an object of significance, handcrafted by human beings. Creative people generally love symbolism. George and Victoria Theodore, Adrianna, and Alex Letros, launched their jewelry company intending to pay homage to their Greek heritage and inspiring imaginations. The siblings intends you to embrace their jewelry as objects of self-expression and a meaningful symbol of your lineage. Avra Jewelry is crafted for everyone and we’re confident you’ll find something that meaningfully represents the inspiration you see behind the eyes of the creative person in your life.
Some days are harder than others. Loose leaf tea provides comfort like nothing else. Tea Squared is a Canadian tea brand with over 120 varieties of loose leaf teas and herbal blends available on their website. The company’s retail line is available in select fine food stores and includes the most popular selections of the Tea Squared inventory. Loose leaf tea isn’t the first thing when you think of tea at home, but with so many of us creating our at-home cafe/bars this simple luxury is becoming a much-loved staple at home. With so many different varieties of tea and blends available from the company, you’re not just giving a one-time gift but the gateway to a worldwide tea journey.
Patrick Hunter is a Toronto-based Indigenous fine artist. He’s the official artist for The Prince’s Trust, Prince Charles’s charity organization dedicated to Canada’s Sustainable Future. Hunter is best known for his beautiful and traditional woodland style of art that incorporates the internal spirit of a being into the extraneous reflection. Perfect for that overthinking creative person you know. Hunter had also made a name for himself through his corporate collaborations and reconciliation art pieces through and with companies such as RBC and BMO Banks, Ernst & Young, West Elm, and Staples. Hunter’s artwork is available as prints online at patricihunter.ca. The artist also sells his originals and is available for commissioned work.
The art of smiling with your eyes has become invaluable as of late. When in doubt about your ‘smize’, update your lashes! I say this as a fabulous AF man by the way. I work out and everything. We all have those moments of self-doubt and while faux eyelashes may not do it for everyone they are a sure-fire way to spice up your self-confidence. I know for a fact that slipping on some sweet lashes and flaunting them down Bloor street is an instant moment of “who gives AF I’m fantastic today!” Lashes come in a wide variety and if you’re not exactly sure where to start visit The Lash Vault at thelashvault.ca for a wide variety of awesome faux lashes, and custom cosmetics.
Holiday gifts for creatives can be a pain in the a** when it comes to finding that perfect gift. Creative people often have a particular style and way of life that’s not to be easily reckoned with. They also seem to be among the best gift-givers themselves. We hope this list gives you a heads-up for some good gift-giving ideas for the creative in your life that either seems to have everything or seems to want absolutely nothing. Happy Holidays from the Toronto Creatives team!