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Mask chains are the new must-have accessory — here are some to gift right now

An item that's both handy and stylish.

An item that's both handy and stylish

(Source, left: hartandstone.com; right: dconstruct.ca)

If you haven't already noticed, mask chains are the statement accessory du jour. They're incredibly handy when toggling between wearing and removing your mask (like getting into your car after running errands, or while on an afternoon walk), plus they inject a bit of fun into outfits. Here are 11 face mask chains and straps to consider gifting (and maybe even buying for yourself) this holiday season.

Toronto-based brand Ai offers a variety of styles, from quirky glow-in-the-dark beads to classic pearls. This velvet mask "lace" adds a festive touch to holiday outfits. 

Velvet Mask Lace, $20, Ai Toronto Seoul

New York's Second Wind was arguably one of the first brands to offer bold, oversized mask chains. This chunky tan-marble style elevates any ensemble and is surprisingly lightweight.

Detachable 16mm Chunky Chain in Tan Marble, $51, Second Wind

Just like mitten clips, mask chains are a must for little ones. These beaded lanyards by Manitoba's Freed are available in fun colourways and come with breakaway clasp for added safety. 

Kids Beaded Mask Lanyard, $15, Amask by Freed

Those who love dainty, minimalist jewelry will adore this delicate gold-filled chain by BC's Hart + Stone. 

Gold Fill Moonstone Mask Chain, $64, Hart + Stone

A whimsical style, like this convertible multi-coloured chain, is the perfect pick me up. 

Emily Levine x Éliou Flower Power Rainbow Leash, $90, Éliou 

You can never go wrong with pearls. This option, handmade in Montreal, features big and small pearls and also comes with fasteners for when you want to swap your mask out for a pair of glasses. 

The Karalyn, $25, MTLKatie

Looking to make a bold statement? These chunky handmade mask chains by Winnipeg-based jewelry brand Dconstruct will do just that. 

Chunky Mask Chain, $15, Dconstruct

An unfussy and no frills mask strap, like this polyester version by Oak + Fort, is great for those who are constantly on the move.

Face Mask Strap, $12, Oak + Fort

This lead-free mask chain comes in a variety of finishes and includes a charm with a motivational message for those days when you just really need it.  

One Day At a Time Mask Chain, $30, Foxy Originals

If they're a child at heart, chances are they'll adore this mask chain by Tam Jewelry, which features a mix of elegant pearls and quirky pony beads.

Pearly Mask Chain, $60, Tam Jewelry

Alexis Rose fans will love this oversized initial style. It comes in silver or gold and can also be converted into a necklace for when they really want to mimic the beloved character's boho style. 

Custom Initial Mask Chain, $26.55, Etsy


D'Loraine Miranda is a Toronto-based editor and writer. Follow her on Instagram @dlorainem.

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