Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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Men are always tough to buy gifts for. Whether it’s your father, brother, partner or son – we all have a man in our lives that make holiday shopping seem impossible. Luckily, here at NKPR we are skilled in the art of shopping for men and have rounded up a selection of awesome gifts that any guy would love!

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Tweezerman Mens’ Essential Grooming Kit

Slowly but surely, men are beginning to understand the importance of maintaining properly groomed eyebrows and finger nails (thank goodness!). Rather than offering up your own beauty tools, buy him his very own Tweezerman Essential Grooming Kit. Conveniently packaged in a sleek black leather storage case, this kit is equipped with Tweezerman’s heavy-duty Nail Clippers, a perfect Pocket Nail File, Facial Hair Scissors and a Stainless Steel Point Tweezerette. Tweezerman’s perfect performance tools allow head-to-toe grooming with ultra-precision – he’ll feel like a brand new man! It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

 

!Xam Diamonds  Custom Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks in sterling silver

This holiday, buy him a gift that he can cherish forever and one that is as thoughtful as it is beautiful. The Custom Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks in sterling silver by !Xam Diamonds is the perfect gift to show someone how much you care. Lapis Luzuli is a deep blue semi-precious stone that is prized for its exotic colour. Set in a beautiful sterling silver base, the blue and silver contrast is intense yet refined, allowing the cuff links to serve as a subtle statement piece. NKPR tip: Get his initials engraved on the clasp to add a personal touch!

Custom Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks in Sterling SilverAcqua Di Gio by Georgio Armani (available at Sears)

Buy your man a something that is as much a gift to you as it is to him: heaven in a bottle a.k.a. Aqua Di Gio by Georgio Armani. This light, distinguished fragrance is inspired by the fresh sea, warm sun and the richness of the earth. With top notes of Calabrian bergamot, neroili and green tangerine with a splash of freshness, this masculine yet sensual scent is perfect for everyday wear. Acqua Di Gio can be purchased at Sears in a 50ml or 100ml bottle (perfect stocking stuffer!).

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Saje – The Peaceful Warrior Men’s Kit

Put him at ease during his morning routine with the The Peaceful Warrior Men’s Kit by Saje. This collection of four Peaceful Warrior skincare products has blends of sandalwood, lime, vetiver and patchouli evoking both strength and tranquility. This kit includes a soap bar for cleansing and exfoliating, aftershave toner that clears clogged pores, facial lotion that nourishes freshly shaved skin, and a natural mineral deodorant. Let him look forward to shaving rather than dread it!

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Rudsak Beau Jacket

Give him a gift that will bring out his inner rebel – a Rudsak Beau Jacket. Featuring leather sleeve and pocket details, buttoned front opening and a notch tailored collar, this transitional weave jacket will make any man look suave and sophisticated. Stay close, he’ll make YOU look good!

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For some reason men seem to really like meat – steak to be specific.  But no one can deny the satisfaction of cutting into a juicy, hot steak fresh off the grill. Grant him this savoury satisfaction and get him this 4-pc Zwilling Steakhouse Steak Knife Set! Designed in Germany and manufactured in Spain, these knives combine both form and function. Their inverted blade serration gives you the smooth cut of a fine-edge blade staying sharp throughout years of use. With their large ergonamic palisander wood handle and beautiful storage case, at-home dinners have never been so elegant!

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Hi-Tec – Sierra Duck

The Hi-Tec Sierra Duck boots are the perfect gift for the outdoorsmen this holiday. These boots provide comfort and durability, featuring a shell that protects against rips and tears and a synthetic fur lining to provide warmth while preventing sweating. If he loves spending his time in the great white wilderness, thanks to you, these boots will keep his toes snug all winter long!

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What are your favourite holiday gifts for him? Tweet us at @Natashankpr with your tips!

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Fashionista

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For fashionistas, the holidays are the perfect opportunity to wear extra glitter, or a fabulous cocktail dress, or  a bright pop of colour. With so many office parties and family celebrations, it can be hard to maintain that exquisite style you’re so known for.

Luckily we’ve rounded up some of our favourites so you’re always the belle of the ball…

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Jones New York – The Perfect Little Black Dress

Never be without something to wear again! This LBD from Jones New York is an absolute must-have staple to any fashionista’s closet. With a sophisticated cut, and chic leather detailing, this dress can go from office to party in no time! Pair it with flats during the day, then pop on your heels and some red lipstick and you’re ready to go!

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Stella & Dot – Casablanca Bracelet and Chandelier Earrings

Every fashion-lover knows that any LBD can be instantly glamourized with a little extra bling. Add that holiday sparkle to your look with these stunning pieces from Stella & Dot. With just the right mix of antique and modern styles, these are the perfect accessory for any holiday party! Pro tip: wear your hair up to really show off the detailing on the Chandelier earrings!

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SEARS – Faux Fur Cowl

Who says that winter isn’t fashionable? Look as flawless as ever as you battle the cold in this faux fur cowl. With a super soft feel, and ulta-luxurious look this scarf will not only keep you warm and bundled, but also super fashion-forward.

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Liu Jo – Les Plumes Winter Coat

Making an entrance is just as important as your stylish outfit – this year, walk in with style in this Liu Jo winter coat! With two-tone detailing, this coat is not your average winter accessory. Stylish and warm, you make winter look seriously good!

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Mulberry – Mini Lily in Hibiscus

It can get a little somber wearing black coats with black dresses and black shoes all holiday season. This time of year is all about bright colours and beautiful accents! This Mulberry bag is the perfect addition to any look with chic gold detailing and eye-catching colour. Style tip: pair this bag with your favourite matching nail polish!

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What’s your holiday fashion favourites? Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!

Holiday Gift Guide: Keeping Warm This Winter

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Here at NKPR we’re huge fans of winter, but we know that adjusting to the cold weather can be a daunting task. Thankfully, there are many things that we absolutely LOVE getting cozy with to keep us warm all season long!

Here are a couple NKPR favourites that keep us looking forward to winter each and every snowfall…

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DAVIDs TEA Egg Nog Tea

A hot drink is the best way to keep your mittens warm, and this season we’re crazy for DAVIDs TEA’s holiday special Egg Nog tea. This caffeine-free tea features ingredients like white chocolate, meringue and green rooibos. Without needing to leave the house, steep for 4-7 minutes at 205°F and drink on its own OR add frothed milk, sugar and voila! a homemade Egg Nog Latte! This delicious treat will keep you toasty and get you right into the holiday spirit.

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Rudsak Anouk Parka

Rudsak’s Anouk Parka will do more than keep you looking stylish this season; it’ll keep you ridiculously warm in even the coldest snowstorms (and what’s more important than looking good in a snowstorm?). Decorated with edgy leather accents and a genuine raccoon fur hood, the Anouk Parka will have you looking forward to getting bundled and heading out into the cold!

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Sears Whole Homestyle Factory Essential Plush Throw

Snowed in? You’ll be thanking Mother Nature in no time as you snuggle up to the fire with a good book, some hot cocoa and a Sears Whole Homestyle Factory Essential Plush Throw. Softer than a brand new puppy, this throw is the perfect thing to cuddle up to, keeping you cozy all winter long.

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Hi-Tec Thomas Boots

Don’t let any amount of snow keep you from enjoying the outdoors this winter. Hi-Tec’s Thomas Boot is perfect for all snow lovers, offering warm but stylish comfort. Lined with a thick insulated layer that retains body heat while still allowing moisture to escape, the Thomas boots are made for the snowy, Canadian winters that we know and love. Forecast calling for 15 feet of snow? Bring it on!

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Eat Nakd Whole Food Bars

Filling yourself up with healthy, protein filled snacks is the best and simplest way to prepare your body for a long winter. Eat Nakd Wholefood Bars are packed with healthy, natural ingredients that provide you with all of the nutrients that you need to keep warm and energized when out-and-about this winter. Take a couple onto the ski slopes or out for a winter picnic – no amount of fun-filled winter activities will tire you out!

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Racinne – Lady S At-Home Spa Device

Keeping warm in the winter is essential not only for you, but also for your skin. The Lady S by Racinne is an at-home spa device that uses heat to rejuvenate your skin, brighten your complexion and reduce signs of aging. While winter’s dryness and harsh winds are in effect, your Lady S will keep you, and your skin, glowing all season.

RACINNE.1122 [Converted] Montecito – Up The Stairs

If staying indoors is more your style, enjoy a view of the snowfall while sipping on a festive cocktail from Montecito. Up The Stairs is a seasonal favorite, made with brandy, pear liqueur, mint, lime and house-made apple cider, combined to create a pleasantly homey winter feeling. Montecito’s warm, inviting interiors paired with a couple ounces of brandy will keep you feeling cozy while embracing the season!

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What’s your favourite way to keep warm this season? Tweet us at @natashankpr!

New Year, New Colour

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We can’t get enough of Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2014, Radiant Orchid! We’re sharing our favourite ways to dress up and accessorize with the beautiful, fresh shade…from nail polish to floral prints, this bright (and radiant!) colour has found a prominent place in our wardrobe palette for 2014!

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How will you wear Radiant Orchid? Tweet us at @natashaNKPR! 

NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: Glamour

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The holidays are the perfect time to play with glamour; go for gold with statement jewellery or eye shadow, rock sequins, velvet or a festive polish! We’re sharing our favourite picks to glam up your holiday outfit for your next fete or Christmas dinner. What’s your favourite way to get dressed up for the holidays?

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1. RW&CO Open Toe Pump ($98 at RW&CO stores and rw-co.com)

2. Avon Big Colour Eye Pencil  ($9.99 available through an Avon Independent Sales Representative, 1-800-265-AVON or online at avon.ca)

3. JESSICA Bracelet ($17.99 at Sears or sears.ca)

4. Anne Klein Sequin Blazer ($189 at The Hudson’s Bay Co or thebay.com)

5. ATTITUDE Statement Necklace ($24.99 at Sears or sears.ca)

6. Isaac Mizrahi Splatter Paint Tweezer ($18 at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com)

7. Ignite The Night Polish ($9.99 at leading salons across Canada)

8. Janelle Open Back Contrast Side Metallic Lace Dress ($50 at boohoo.com)

9. JESSICA Sequin Skirt ($39.99 at Sears and sears.ca)

 

NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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Whether you’re shopping for your friend, boyfriend, Uncle or Dad, there are lots of options to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect gift. You can never go wrong with a sweater or accessory, but how about upping the ante with a hotel stay or gift set of men’s grooming products? We’ve curated our favourite gift ideas for all of the men in your life.

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1. Kiehl’s Essentials for Him Gift Set ($35 at Kiehl’s stores and kiehls.ca)

2. A stay at the luxurious Montreal Loews Hotel Vogue (see loewshotels.com for more information)

3. Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Reversible Sweatshirt ($69 at RW&CO stores and rw-co.com)

4. House of Marley Get Together Bluetooth Portable Audio System ($249.99 at houseofmarley.ca)

5. Gift from the Giftagram App (Free app available on iTunes, gifts for him, her, kids and pets)

6. ATTITUDE blazer ($169.99 at Sears and sears.ca)

7. ATTITUDE Flat Front Dress Pant ($99.99 at Sears and  sears.ca)

8. Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Plaid Scarf ($35 at RW&CO stores and  rw-co.com)

 

NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: Holiday Entertaining

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The holidays are a special time when it comes to food and fetes – from turkey to shortbread, holiday cocktail parties to family get-togethers, we love the rituals and traditions that come with holiday entertaining! We’re sharing our favourite recipes, cocktails and entertaining tools to help make your Christmas dinner or holiday party a success!

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2. Spiced Noel Cocktail

•    25ml  bottlegreen ginger & lemongrass cordial

•    25ml pineapple juice

•    6 mint leaves

•    2 lime wedges

•    Soda water

•   1 oz. SKYY vodka (optional)

Glass: Highball

Decoration: Lemon Peel

Method:

·      Build ingredients in glass and stir

·      Strain into highball and top with soda

3. bottlegreen Spiced Berry Cordial ($7.99 at Loblaws, Sobey’s, and other independent fine food retailers across Canada)

4. ZWILLING Sensation 10 Piece Cookware Set (Items starting at $130.00 at www.zwilling.ca, The Hudson’s Bay and other fine retailers across Canada)

5. DAVIDsTEA Party Crackers with Tea ($16.50 at DAVIDsTEA locations and davidstea.com)

6. bottlegreen Ginger & Lemongrass Cordial ($7.99 at Loblaws, Sobey’s, and other independent fine food retailers across Canada)

7. Sears Snow Globes ($29.99 at Sears and sears.ca)

8. Sears Faux Mink Fur Pillow ($39.99), Photo Cushion ($29.99) & White Faux Fur Throw ($129.99) at Sears and sears.ca

NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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Christmas Stockings – the perfect opportunity to gift those special, small but sweet presents for your loved ones. Aside from the traditional stocking stuffers (a clementine, chocolate…you know the drill), we’ve curated our top picks that are sure to please!

Stocking Stuffers

1. Jessica Ear Muffs ($34.99 at Sears and online at sears.ca)

2. DAVIDsTEA Winter Collection ($27.50 at DAVIDsTEA stores and online at davidstea.com)

3. Essie Belugaria Polish ($9.99 at leading salons across Canada)

4. Avon Candylicious Lip Gloss ($3.99 available through an Avon Independent Sales Representative, 1-800-265-AVON or online at avon.ca)

5. Mulberry Heart Keyring in Soft Gold Metal ($120.00 at Mulberry stores)

6. Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 ($8.50 for a 15mL tube at Kiehl’s stores and online at kiehls.ca)

7. Tweezerman Hot Pink Mini Brow Rescue Kit ($30.00 at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com)

8. Tweezerman Isaac Mizrahi Designer Series Filemate Candy Buttons ($5.00 at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com)