Holiday Gift Guide 2019

We've carefully curated products and services from brands we've personally tried or have been recommended to us by close friends. Most of the brands featured are Indie brands from Canada or USA. Click through the slides below for an exclusive discount for Kara Yoo newsletter subscribers and an early sneak peek at upcoming Black Friday deals.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! We will be hosting a giveaway on Instagram in early December with items from this gift guide. Stay up-to-date! @karayoojewelry 

#1- Poppy Barley The Travel Jewelry Case, $145 CAD; #2- Vancouver Candle Co Ortus, $20 USD; #3- Stellar Beauty Solar Eye Shadow Palette, $55 CAD; #4- Spela Lux Kit, $30 USD; #5- Lelet NY Spectrum Pearl Bobbi Set, $148 USD; #6- Naif Alp Scarf, $109 CAD; #7- Friday Sock Co. Sushi V2 Crew Socks, $16 CAD; #8- Skinesque Enzyme Powder, $30 USD + Wakeup & Makeup Sheet Mask, $38; #9 Blume Beetroot Latte Mix, $18 CAD; #10- RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, $36 CAD; #11- Martha Stewart Cranberry Shortbread Hearts recipe; #12- Mimoko Crinkle Vase, $28 CAD; #13- Sonya Lee Quarter Yuliana, $360; #14- F. Miller Body Oil, $55 CAD; #15- Cela Crème de la Crème, $59 CAD; #16- Hendrick Lou Washed Alpaca Toque, $120 CAD; #17- Harly Jae Pierott Jacket; #18- Strathcona Stockings Mushroom Stockings; #19- Mizuba Tea Co. House Matcha Tea, $20 USD; #20 Ten Percent Happier 4-month Meditation Subscription; $49.99 USD. 
 



Gifts Under $50

MiMOKO, Crinkle Vase, $28 CAD
Made in Vancouver, CA.

Why we love it? Monique creates beautiful, high quality, handcrafted ceramics. We see her working hard in her studio at the Beaumont, where we are also located! 

Sneak Peek of MiMOKO's Black Friday deal: 20% off site-wide with the code MIMOKO20



Blume, Beetroot Blend, $18 CAD
Made in Vancouver, CA

Why we love it? Guilt-free, sugar-free beverage that you can drink at all hours of the day. It's free of caffeine (and organic)!

Sneak Peek of Blume's Black Friday deal: 20% off site-wide. 


Vancouver Candle Co, Ortus Candle, $24 CAD
Made in Vancouver, CA.

Why we love it? Made from natural essential oils and perfume grade fine fragrance.  


SPELA, Luxe Combo, $30 USD
Made in USA.

Why do we love it? Spela's matte liquid lipstick stays on, even while eating. It's also vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic. Same goes for the nail polish, in addition to being 9-Free!



Skinesque, Enzyme Cleansing Powder, $30 USD
Based in Portland. Made in Korea.

Why do we love it? Clean and approachable take on Korean skincare. Paraben-free. Non-toxic. Cruelty-free. Dermatologist tested.

Sneak Peek of Skinesque's Black Friday deal: 30% off site-wide excluding gift sets. Bonus 50% off 3-Step Charcoal Masks. Gift sets will also be marked down.


RMS Cosmetics, Lip2Cheek, $35 USD
Started in Vancouver, CA. Made in USA.

Why we love it? Makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift created RMS with sensitive skin in mind. RMS products are 100% certified organic and cruelty-free.

Sneak Peek of RMS' "Green" Friday deal:
- free gift with purchase for all orders over $75
- free gift includes exclusive new products, desire me duo and rms beauty fan brush bundled in a sustainable reusable gift bag ($50 value)
- desire me duo includes all new shades ‘heartbeat’ pressed blush and ‘confession’ luminizing powder

Mizuba Tea Co, Daily Matcha, $20 CAD
Based in Portland. Made in Japan.

Why we love it? Matcha is full of antioxidants and nutrients - tastes great too! Mizuba tea comes from a JAS-organic certified farm, direct-trade from a 100-year old family matcha tea farm.

Strathcona Stockings, Mint Magic Mushroom Stockings, $36 CAD
Made in Vancouver, CA.

Why we love it? Ryley hand designs and prints her one-of-a-kind playfully stocking with 100% silk in Vancouver. 


Skinesque, Sheet Masks, $38 USD
Based in Portland. Made in Korea.

Why do we love it? Clean and approachable take on Korean skincare. Paraben-free. Non-toxic. Cruelty-free. Dermatologist tested.

Sneak Peek of Skinesque's Black Friday deal: 30% off site-wide excluding gift sets. Bonus 50% off 3-Step Charcoal Masks. Gift sets will also be marked down



Friday Sock CO, Sushi Socks, $16 CAD
Designed in Edmonton, CA. Made in Italy.

Why we love it? Adam designs playful socks ethically that are made in Italy with Egyptian Combed Cotton - super fun and cozy!

Black Friday sale 20% - 50% off select merchandise.

Gifts $50 - $75

F.Miller, Body Oil, $55 CAD
Made in Toronto, CA

Why we love it? Luxurious vegan and cruelty-free body oils made with 100% natural and organic ingredients in Toronto.

Stellar, Magnetic Eyeshadow Solar Palette, $55 CAD
Made in Canada

Why we love it? Made to include every skin tone, Stellar is a clean and cruelty-free brand that makes products without parabens, sulphates, phthalates, or fragrances.

Cela, Crème de la Crème $59 CAD
Made in Canada

Why we love it? Developed in the award-winning Hammam Spa in Toronto, Cela creates luxury plant-based, clean, paraben-free, and cruelty-free products.


Ten Percent Happier, 4 month subscription $49.99 USD
Made in Canada

Why we love it? Easy way to learn to meditate from the world’s top mindfulness experts.


Gifts Over $100


Sonya Lee, Quarter Yuliana $360 CAD
Made in Vancouver, CA

Elevated leather goods, designed and handcrafted in Vancouver.



Harly Jae, Pierott Jacket, $255 CAD
Made in Vancouver, CA

Slow fashion house crafting and designing ethically sourced and sustainable pieces in Vancouver. 

Black Friday Sale - 20% off regular price items or 25% off if you buy 2 or more items. Use the codes BF20 or BF25.

Naif, ALP Scarf, $109 CAD
Made in Montreal, CA

High-quality knits at an affordable price, handcrafted in Montreal. 

Poppy Barley, Jewelry Travel Case, $145 CAD
Designed in Vancouver, CA. Ethically made in Mexico.

Keeps your jewelry organized while on the go. 

Poppy Barley will not be having a Black Friday sale, but will be donating all profits from Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 to the Mental Health Foundation to fund Integrated Youth Services Hubs across Alberta! 

Hendrick Lou, Washed Alpaca Toque, $120 CAD
Made in Victoria, CA

Clothing and accessories made from natural, sustainable, and fair-trade fibres in Victoria, BC. 


Lelet NY, Spectrum Pearl Bobbi Set, $148 USD
Made in NYC, USA

Perfect for adding a touch of subtle colour to your pulled back hair. Made with Swarovski crystals.