It’s that time of year again, and when you’re busy wedding planning, lets face it; it’s difficult to cram in Christmas shopping!

Amidst the vendor meetings, invoice payments and design consultations that are entailed when planning a wedding, setting the time to shop for Christmas presents proves to be a tedious (and luxurious!) task.

Well, at JYW, we’re all about making your lives easier, so we’ve come up with our annual gift-giving guide for all the special ones in your life: from your husband to be, to your maid of honour, to your new future parents in-law, we have you covered! A bonus is that they’re all easy to order online or last minute.

Here are some creative and classic gift ideas for this upcoming holiday season: both luxurious options and affordable ones.

For The Future Husband
Give your to be hubby the gift of time! Nothing is classier than a beautiful watch, and regardless of your budget, there are countless timeless & unique designs. He’ll have it forever, and who knows, he may wear it on the big day!

Luxury: Frederique Constant, Stainless Steel Analog Leather Strap Watch

Image via Saks.

Affordable: Timex Waterbury Traditional Chronograph

Image via Timex.

For The Future Wife
We ladies love our jewelry, and by jewelry, we mean diamonds! They are a girls best friend, right? If the budget doesn’t permit these dazzling rocks, tassel earrings are all the rage right now and we couldn’t be happier about that!

Luxury: Bony Levy Simple Obsessions Geo Circle Diamond Studs

Image via Nordstrom

Affordable: Tassel statement earrings from Olive + Piper

Earrings via Olive + Piper, available at Adorn Boutique

For The Maid of Honour
Nothing says pampering better than a beautiful beauty gift set that is limited edition. Your gal not beauty obsessed? These charming dishes by Marbella are perfect for her vanity. There will always be a place for her earrings and rings!

Luxury: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette Signature Set

Image via Nordstrom.

Affordable: Marbella Dishes

Image via Marbella.


For The Best Man
Let’s face it, shopping for men is hard! Our mantra is to stick to the classics. A decanter set or set of beer glasses are just that. They’ll always use them.

Luxury: Tom Dixon Tank Whiskey Decanting Set

Image via East Dane.

Affordable: Spiegalau Craft Beer Tasting Kit


Image via Spiegelau. Available at The Bay.


For The Bridesmaids
I must say, this chunky knit is so swoon-worthy, I may have to hunt one down for myself. In the cold Calgary climate, knitwear is practical and chic with these lovely designs by American born Mischa Lampert. Hand spun, hand knitted and hand-made in NYC, the chunky hats feature oversized Finland sourced fur pom poms that are removable. Genius!

Not your thing? This gold lip stained mug is too cute, and perfect for her morning coffee or evening hot cocoa.

Luxury: Mischa Lampert knit accessories

Image via Mischa Lampert.

Affordable: Reiko Kaneko Lip Tease Mug

Image via Shopbop



For Your Groomsmen
A gift for the boys… where do you even start? How about here, with a shaving brush from our local Kent of Inglewood? Or, a classic Swell bottle in masculine wood print? Both bang the nail on the head, if you ask us!

Luxury: Kent of Inglewood Silvertip Badger Hair Shaving Brush

Image via Kent of Inglewood.

Affordable: Swell Teakwood Water Bottles

Image via Swell.

For the Parents of the Bride
This is an emotional time for the parents of the bride, so opt for a gift that is sure to bring smiles all around. How about a charming subscription for socks in enduring patterns, because socks always seem to go missing! Or a classic board game? In the card, make sure you say “Sunday’s are devoted to us, and endless games of Scrabble!”

Luxury: Sock Subscription to Friday Sock Co.

Images via Friday Sock Co.



Affordable: Scrabble board game.

Image via Amazon.

For the Parents of the Groom
Sentimental gifts that are priceless are the best, and this gorgeous picture frame would be perfect with a family photograph from the wedding day. Are they die-hard foodies? Then a charcuterie board, you can’t go wrong!

Luxury: Michael Aram White Orchid Picture Frame

Image via The Bay.

Affordable: Crate & Barrel Slate Cheese Board

Image via Crate & Barrel.

For the Future In-Laws
French Press coffee, there is nothing like it, and we love this chic brass version from Bodum. Or, Vancouver Candle Co. makes the most beautiful candles around. Soft and subtle scents and the warm glow of ambiance creates the perfect relaxing atmosphere.

Luxury: Bodum French Press

Image via Bodum.

Affordable: Vancouver Candle Company Candles

Image via Bird on a Wire Creations. Candles are available at Indigo Chinook Centre.

For Your Flower Girl
These adorable French dolls redefine charm, and the picture book has the most unique, inspiring and adorable illustrations.

Luxury: Moulin Roty Les Parisiennes Dolls

Images via Amazon.

Affordable: The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy by Beatrice Alemagna

Image via Indigo.


We hope this list has inspired you and your gift giving endeavours this holiday season. We at Julianne Young Weddings wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy 2018!

XOs Samantha

Cover image: Edward Ross Photography, Amy & Brian’s Winter Wonderland Wedding, As Seen in Wedluxe Magazine.