Assignment Fashion’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to get gifting! Just like in years past, our editors have rounded up the absolute best items to help you pick the perfect present for that special pal, family member, or office mate. We’ve got  great ideas to make the giving easier than ever this year. Happy holidays — and happy shopping!




Metal Photo Clip String Set – Urban Outfitters – $16


Display your fave photos with this unique set of metal photo clips, exclusive to UO! This set includes: 12 photos clips and one 5 foot string. Adds the perfect touch to any space.

– Dee George / AF Contributor / 




Fujifilm Instax Instant Smartphone Printer – Urban Outfitters –$225


Print up pics from your smartphone in an instant with this Instax instant smartphone printer from Fujifilm. This baby allows for quick and easy Wi-Fi printing from your smartphone or tablet. The Instax instant smartphone printer lets you enjoy a variety of templates: Real Time, Limited Edition, SNS (Facebook and Instagram), Square (Add Text), and Standard. Instax Share App works with iOS and Androids. This premium smartphone printer requires two CR2 lithium batteries that power the printer for approximately 100 prints. Compatible with INSTAX Mini Instant Film, not included.

– Dee George / AF contributor / 




Chakra Cystal Grid Tree of life – $64


The Tube Torus is an ancient symbol that holds deep spiritual meaning and enlightenment energies. Place your chakra stones in a geometric pattern over the sacred Tube Torus to manifest your intentions. Kit includes instruction sheet, fabric Tube Torus and all crystals needed.

– Shawna Simpson / AF Fashion Editor



Alexander Wang Nordstrom – $952


Alexander Wang gives an essential some signature edge in this pointy-toe ankle bootie spliced with a striking cutout heel. A polished silvertone inset highlights the architectural design for added drama.

– Shawna Simpson / AF Fashion Editor



Peacoat – Frank and Oak – $180


A double-breasted peacoat is quite possibly the definition of “classic”. It is the outerwear equivalent of the blazer, bringing a final layer of refinement to any look, from denim to dapper. These coats have always been a favourite of mine and looks good in black, navy and charcoal. This wool blend, charcoal peacoat is from Frank And Oak in Vancouver and a steal at $180cnd.

– Noel Bentley / AF Owner



Surge Watch – FitBit -$299


The Fitbit has exploded on the world of health tech in 2015 and has made exercising a game for some people who have a hard time getting motivated. The sensors measure heart rate and steps take. The accompanying app tracks your work outs and helps plan future ones.

Train smarter and go farther with Surge—a sleek, fitness super watch designed to help you reach your peak performance. With built-in GPS, multisport functionality, and automatic, continuous heart rate, Surge delivers the stats you need to measure your effort and maximize your training time. Add activity tracking, automatic sleep detection, music control, and text and call notifications, and you have everything you need to stay connected, motivated and in the zone—no matter what goal you’re working toward.

– Noel Bentley / AF Owner



Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Advent Calendar Holt Renfrew – $250


Charlotte Tilbury shares her beauty secrets in 12 magical makeup cabinets: The Book of Makeup Magic. This book of 12 best-kept beauty secrets is beautifully presented in 12 mini makeup cabinets — it’s the perfect way to discover the world of Charlotte Tilbury makeup products. The kit is a mix of mini and full size versions of all the time-tested favourites from the world of fashion, makeup artists, facialists and industry insiders. The Book of Makeup Magic is the perfect present for making a loved one feel empowered by makeup. And as an extra-special, exclusive Christmas treat, the set includes the not-yet-launched Magic Night Cream in the final cabinet, so you can be one of the first people to try it!

– Kelsey Adlem / AF Creative Director



Beats by dr. Dre headphonesBest Buy – $399


Get rich, secluded sound every time you slip these babies on. Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio Wireless on-ear headphones feature the Beats Acoustic Engine and DSP software for enhanced clarity. Bluetooth technology means no more cable fuss.

– Kelsey Adlem / AF Creator Director