LOW: Voluspa Candle (Nordstrom, Chapters/Indigo $11-$40 CAD)
Diptyque Candles are always so classic and minimalistic in design, that they look perfect in any spot. Voluspa Candle’s are definitely a more price conscience option, yet also great candles – and you certainly get more bang for your buck size wise. There are so many amazing scents, and all of their packages are stunning. As well, there are many sizes to choose from. A great option if you are unsure of what scent or packaging the gift receiver would like most, mix and match and grab a few of the small sized candles!
2. Headphones/Earbuds. Because well, everyone needs those!
HIGH: Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2 HD High Definition On-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote (Various stores $220 CAD, Solo2 Wireless $330 CAD)
LOW: Urbeats Earbuds (Various Stores $99 CAD)
The sound quality of Beats is simply magnificent. You haven’t listened to music until you’ve heard it through some Beats – I’m just saying. Obviously there are some cheaper options out there, but honestly, quality wise these really aren’t that costly when taken into perspective.
3. Fruit Diffuser Water Bottle
Various locations, various prices.
These are super handy! Everyone has to drink water, so fancy or unique water bottles are great gifts that you know will be used! These fruit diffuser water bottles are an excellent way to spice up normal water, while also getting some vitamins and benefits from the fruit themselves. Oh, and some delicious flavour of course!
4. Arthur George Socks
Nordstrom $22-$26 CAD shopdashonline $20-$22 CAD
Trust me, I’m not usually a sock person. I take socks off as soon as I take off my shoes. However, Arthur George socks I have worn around the house and even to bed because they are just SO DAMN COMFY. With arch support, and the cushioned stretch knit cotton, these are not your average ol’ run-of-the-mill boring Christmas present socks. In addition, there are so many fun and unique designs and sayings on the socks that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces.
5. Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Indigo $80 (or $25 with purchase over $60 in store) and various other furniture/home stores
These throw blankets are very classy looking, not to mention warm and cozy for those cold winter days. They immediately dress up any couch, chair, or bed – an instant hit.
6. Body Créme/Butter
HIGH: Jo Malone London Amber & Lavender Body Crème (Holt Renfrew $90 CAD, Nordstrom $110CAD)
LOW: The Body Shop Body Butter ($10 sale – $21 CAD)
The winter is dry and miserable, so the gift of something soothing for the skin is ALWAYS appreciated! Jo Malone is known for it’s luxurious products, and it’s specialized ingredients. Also for the Holidays these products are presented in a signature box tied with a ribbon – one less job for you!
Body Butter from The Body Shop is a classic favourite of many, and much more cost friendly compared to Jo Malone. It would make a great stocking stuffer as well!
I hope this gift guide helps with some quick and easy last minute purchased that may need to be made for that special lady in your life.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
*prices and locations may vary.