Tuck’s Holiday Gift Guide! Judith’s Top 5 Gifts

Searching for the perfect gift can be overwhelming to say the least! To help you out, we’ve each chosen our top 5 gifts, from Tuck! We hope our gift selections help to inspire you to find the ideal gifts for everyone on your list.

Our fourth holiday gift guide comes from Judith! Judith’s top 5 list consists of some of her favorite things from Tuck which she’d be happy both give and receive this season. 

About Judith

“As a child, every Saturday morning I’d lock myself in my bedroom, re-arrange all the furnishings and toys, then pass out a score sheet to my parents, who would dutifully assign me a mark in the various categories (Is the arrangement of board games too linear?). Thus was my passion for interior design lovingly fostered. Not much has changed. Only now I do it for clients and I have a store full of lovely things from which we both can choose.”

– Judith Mackin

1 | Gus* Modern Archer Sofa, $3950

I’ve been on a serious ‘black-and-gold- combined-with-rustic-elements’ kick this year. The new Gus* Modern Archer Sofa in black leather, with its sexy gold legs, simple yet handsome tufting, combined with Gus’s reliable comfort puts this at the top of my Christmas wish list.

Gus* Modern Leather Archer Sofa in Saddle Brown Leather in a Living Room setting

Gus* Modern Archer Sofa in Saddle Brown Leather, $3950

­­The Archer Sofa’s rich, tufted-leather upholstery and brass-finished wood legs help make it a sophisticated statement piece. Its tailored design nods to mid-century archetypes, while the details and finishes make it a contemporary option for any living space. Available in three vintage leathers, chosen for their unique grain characteristics that will age beautifully and develop a rich natural patina over time.

Saddle Grey Leather
Saddle Brown Leather
Saddle Black Leather


  • Inner frame is kiln-dried 100% FSC® Certified hardwood (FSC® 092551).
  • Leather is top grain, aniline-dyed.
  • Our leathers may have distinct surface characteristics, natural markings, and colour variations which vary from hide to hide and from one product to another, making each leather product unique.
  • Tight seat and back cushions are medium density polyurethane foam covered in a Dacron® wrap.
  • Brushed brass-capped base with a walnut stain finish.
  • Plastic bumpers on all legs to prevent floor damage.
  • Injection-molded spring clip supported by a 9-Gauge Sinuous Spring System.
  • All joints have been stress tested.
  • Manufactured to meet California TB117-2013 fire safety standards without the use of flame retardant additives in the upholstery foam.

2 | Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section, $67.50

Grab a Bailey’s & Coffee on Boxing Day and dig into the visual feast Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section. This year, I’ve read, poured over and otherwise consulted this book more times than I can count. Why? The interviews with the owners are as inspiring as their unconventional and creative interiors.

Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section, $67.50

Appealing and innovative houses that show creativity, ingenuity, and design savvy for all homeowners today.

With striking photographs and compelling stories from its vast home-design archive, the editors of the New York Times’s beloved Home section offer a look at how contemporary homeowners make the most of their living spaces—whether small or stately, rural or urban, historic or cutting-edge—and do it with style. Reflecting the latest and most inventive ideas in home design, the projects express the optimism, resourcefulness, and experimentation of today’s architects, designers, and homeowners.

3 | Vigilant Wallcovering by Dan Funderburgh, $702/roll

Our latest offerings from Metro wall coverings include any number of edgy, forward- thinking designs but the Vigilant screen-printed floral wallpaper (designed by Dan Funderburgh) will definitely make its way onto my or a client’s walls this year. And yes, it’s surveillance cameras and barbed wire!

Vigilant Wallcovering by Dan Funderburgh, $702/roll

At first glance a traditional floral, but upon deeper investigation you realize you’re not alone. Designer Dan Funderburgh uses security cameras to reveal how we have become impervious enough to the presence of cameras that we don’t even notice them immediately when in such a contradictory scenario such as this floral wallpaper.

  • Roll Length: 10.05m
  • Roll Width: 70cm
  • Match: Drop Match 128/64 cm
  • Paste The Wall
  • Non-Woven Paper
  • Ordered on Request

4 | Ceragres Memory Cement Tiles, $11.99/sq.ft

We sell only one brand of tile in our store and that’s because Ceragres, based in Quebec, makes and curates the most gorgeous ones! I’m placing the Memory tile, handcrafted in cement, in our new loft renovation across the street; I’m smitten. And any leftover individual tiles also make beautiful trivets!

Ceragres Memory Cement Tiles Deco Soft, $11.99/sq.ft

A derivation of a 150-year-old tradition, Memory cement tiles are handcrafted, which gives them their one-of-a-kind look. The patterns from this collection will showcase any bathroom, floor, or kitchen backsplash, giving you that perfect classic look. View the catalogue

5 | Saint Soap, $25

One of Robert Moore’s ‘Ophelia’ series makes its way into our Tuck/Christmas collaboration with Fundy Soap company, and it’s all making me love Saint John even more than I thought possible. This season’s most unique, must-give-gift for our civic-minded, art- loving customers. Beautifully packaged and ready to work its way under your tree or into those Christmas stockings.

Saint Soap, $25 (includes 1 bar of soap “Ophelia” Print by Robert Moore, and a coordinating soap dish.)

See Judith’s Gift picks as well as the rest of the Tuck Team’s picks in our 2019 Holiday Look Book! Plus share the look book for a chance to win a $100 Tuck Gift Card! Flip through the Look Book below and click/ tap here for more details on our share to win contest!  

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