If there's anyone who's known for giving a great gift, it's our CEO, Joanna Goodman. When thinking about our holiday shopping, we couldn't help but wonder... what is Joanna giving this year? We had to find out what she had her eye on - and surprise surprise, we want it ALL. Take a peek below at our CEO's favourite pieces she's gifting this year.
The Peggy Robe, $175
"My very favourite piece to give this year. I created this robe in honour of my mom Peggy, who passed away in 2014 from breast cancer. Peggy was the founder of Au Lit, and this soft pale pink was her favourite colour. 100% of the proceeds from this robe go to The Canadian Cancer Society in honour of Peggy."
Au Lit x Province of Canada Flannel Pyjamas, $288 for the set
"Everyone on my list this year is receiving a pair of plaid pyjamas from our holiday collaboration with Province of Canada. When we first started talking about a collaboration, we knew we wanted to create the perfect plaid pyjama. We looked back into the Au Lit archives and took inspiration from our bestselling collection from the 80's: a classic plaid tartan. Unlike every other plaid pyjama on the market, ours are crafted from the coziest 100% Japanese cotton flannel, and they're made right here in Canada."
Luminary Holiday Candles, $38
"One of my favourite parts of my job is travelling around the world, searching for new and unique home decor pieces for the store. I couldn't believe it when I found these incredible candles locally, in Guelph, Ontario. They have the most incredible scent, familiar but so luxurious, and I love that they're made from 100% soy. They're a fantastic price point, too."
Calm Diffuser, $195
"This diffuser makes the perfect gift for the hostess, for teachers, for moms... really, for anyone. Not only is does this oil diffuser make an elegant piece of decor, but it smells absolutely exquisite."
Flannel Sheet Bundle, starting from $351
"The most unexpected, yet foolproof gift. Everyone loves new sheets, especially in this cozy, sumptuous flannel. We offer seven different colours of our flannel sheet bundles, including this fun holiday red. Made in Canada, and guaranteed to surprise and delight even the pickiest person on your list."
The Travel Pillow & Sleep Mask Set, $183
"If there's someone in your life that loves to travel, this is the best gift in the world. This 100% pure goose down travel pillow is lightweight and portable, and combined with this silk sleep mask, the only way to sleep comfortably on a plane. These two pieces are the only reason I can sleep when I'm out on the road."
Dawn Blue Cashmere Robe, $695
"So so cozy! These long 100% cashmere robes are at the top of my list, year after year - especially in my favourite colour, blue. Super soft, so luxurious, and warm enough to keep you toasty all winter long."
The Luxe Towel Bundle, $328
"Never underestimate the fact that people love towels! Nice towels are something that people truly appreciate, but rarely buy for themselves. Our Au Lit Luxe Towels are fluffy and plush, and I love this soft Skylight colour in my own bathroom. Tie a ribbon around this all-in-one bundle and put it under the tree, knowing that you've given the perfect gift."
Buffalo Check Throws,$298
"I've discovered that no matter what someone's style is, they can't resist these super-soft baby alpaca throws. The check pattern is classic enough to enjoy year after year, and they're an essential for snuggling up on the couch all winter long. They come in four beautiful neutral colours to suit every decor style."
90's-Inspired Flannel Deco Pillows, starting from $135
"I created this grunge-inspired pillow collection as an homage to the iconic plaid flannel shirt of the 90's. Made with 100% cotton Japanese flannel, these cozy pillows will transform your bed or sofa for winter."
Watch the video of Joanna sharing her top gift picks: