The Goods

By Christine Davis

Dove Men+Care Derma+Care Dandruff Defense 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner

You really don’t want anything other than snowflakes on your shoulders this winter, so this new dandruff defense shampoo and conditioner from Dove for men is the perfect sidekick. Formulated to leave hair visibly flake-free, it’s smooth and gentle enough for daily use. Available at mass drug stores. $7.99

Ninety-Eight V Neck Swing Dress

Look and feel fabulous in this flattering dress that’s perfect for holiday parties. It’s simple, comfortable and swings when you dance. Available at Shopgirls in Toronto and Joelle’s in Burlington. $175

KitchenAid Long Slot Toasters

Add some Christmas cheer to your kitchen and prepare for holiday houseguests with these new toasters. Part of the Design Collection, the long slots make it simple to toast all sorts of artisanal breads. Settings include: Defrost, A Little Longer, Reheat and Bagel/Crumpet for perfectly toasted items every time. Available at Two slice $129.99; Four slice $169.99

Indigo pillow cover

If your house is one where every night is hockey night, then this is the pillow cover for you. Made of natural woven cotton and finished with black crewel embroidery it reverses to a plain, woven back. Insert not included. Available at Indigo and $34.50

Smartwool sock collection

Add to your fall and winter wardrobe with these merino wool socks. This natural fibre is odour-neutralizing, insulating and breathable, making them perfect for running around the city or hitting the slopes. Available in assorted colours and styles. Available at MEC and Sail. From $25


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Ugly hockey sweaters

Keep warm and show your team pride with one of these “ugly” hockey sweaters. Available in assorted team styles. Available at Sport Chek and From $50.97

Sunday Afternoons Everett Hat

Made from 100 per cent wool and trimmed in real leather, this new unisex felt hat from Sunday Afternoons will make whoever is wearing it feel like a million bucks. Available at $80

Vivier Pharma Holiday Age-Defying Program

This program from Vivier Pharma works on fine lines and lack of radiance and is ideal for 50+ skin. The holiday program includes CE Peptides, Daily Age-Defying Moisturizer as well as Radiant Eye Contour Cream. Available at and $254

The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

This jacket is bringing boxy back, but better. Each jacket packs 700 fill goose down for increased warmth and boasts such convenient features as a stowable hood, self-stowing feature within the hand pockets and two-way centre front zip. It’s a jacket with bold style and utilitarian function. Available at $349.99

The Tankee Slip

Smooth your back and shape your body for those holiday dresses with this slip from Shapeez. It’s seamless under dresses and skirts, offers firm control and has front adjustable straps that will always stay up. Available at $152

Lian Leather Gloves

Keep your hands warm in style with these premium nappa leather gloves from Tiger Of Sweden. The versatile burgundy colour is totally trendy, but also available in black. Available at $159

Dyson Airwrap styler Smooth+Control

Unruly, frizz-prone hair will be under control with this new styler from Dyson. Features two barrels and two brushes and comes in a convenient storage case. Available at $599

Amazon Fire HD 8

Beautiful display, fast performance and all-day battery life are at your fingertips with the all-new Amazon Fire HD 8. It also features more expandable storage and next level audio and video. It makes a great gift to someone else or for yourself. Available at $99.99