BY IRINA LYTCHAK

By now, you’ve probably checked off almost everyone on your holiday shopping list, but perhaps there’s still that one person left, the one that’s gone above and beyond to make this year extra special for you and you just can’t seem to pick out the gift that’ll do it justice.

Here are a few ideas in the “special gift” category:

Cristal Brut Champagne 2009 from Champagne Louis Roederer – $795

Any bottle of champagne from Louis Roederer makes for a perfect holiday gift but this one takes the gifting game to a whole new level. Coming straight from Roederer’s own vineyards, it’s a beautifully balanced wine with ripe, crisp, fruity notes, which tends to deepen as it matures. Originally made for the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II, this is the one gift that won’t disappoint.

The Great Lakes Chair from Beau Lake – $1,900

There’s never been a more perfect piece of Canadiana. A modern spin on the iconic Adirondack chair, the Great Lakes Chair offers an added touch of elegance, detail, and some impressive structural improvements. It’s also made from durable black locust — the fastest growing hardwood in the world — which in turn, takes pressure off of the Brazilian rainforest. It’s the perfect gift for the environmentally conscious cottage lover in your life.

True Narrow Ring from Tiffany & Co. – $4,600

It’s true: diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Featuring .23 carats of striking pavé diamonds set in 18k gold, the clean, graphic design of this stunning ring pays tribute to the Tiffany ‘T’ and the elegant, rich heritage of this luxury jewellery retailer. Plus, it comes in the very coveted signature Tiffany Blue Box® with a white satin ribbon.

Treasure Chest of Macarons from Ladurée – $1,050

If you’re getting dessert, you might as well go all out. This stunning Treasure Chest contains an impressive 200 macarons, all of which have been made according to Ladurée tradition dating back to the middle of the 20th century. The world-renowned French luxury patisserie now holds the top spot for producing the most exquisite macarons in the world.

Artwork by David Lloyd Blackwood from Heffel Fine Art Auction House – $9,000

Entitled ‘Autobiography,’ this etching and aquatint on paper is just one of several David Lloyd Blackwood pieces available from Heffel Fine Art Auction House. Blackwood’s art is a reflection of his Canadian heritage and chronicles the people, sea, and land from his native Newfoundland. As the recipient of the Order of Canada, Blackwood’s pieces make for a truly extraordinary gift.