Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

By Marriska Fernandes on December 19, 2016 | 1 Comment


Christmas is less than a week away and we are still not done with our Christmas shopping. So we have rounded up some last-minute gift ideas for our readers. From comfy winter-friendly options that are still a holiday favorite to beauty and fashion treats for stocking stuffers, we have suggestions for all.

KamikMerlor Kamik
Everyone appreciates a pair of boots, given our brutal winter. Kamik’s Merlot, $155 CDN, winter boots are within budget and quite fashionable. So how about some warm, tasty comfortable shoes for someone special this season?

Karv’s winter collection is fashionable, savvy and a winter must for Canadians. The Klondike Black Tan, $390 CDN, is a winter coat with faux leather and removable fur trim collar. You can get this one for your family, friends or for yourself.

Mary Kay
Being a fan of Mary Kay, I’d say how about a special TimeWise Body Smooth-Action Cellulite Gel Cream, $45 CDN, for the beauty lover? This goes perfectly with the TimeWise Body Smooth-Action Body Massager, $12 CDN.

When it comes to Canadian winter, we all grieve together, but fashion shouldn’t be the price you have to pay. Shumaker’s Samreen-Bor, $115 CDN, is a beautiful burgundy boot that demands attention. I’d say buy this one for yourself!

For kids, we’d suggest Marq’s Soverign Pullover, $42 CDN, which is an adorable gift for your friends’ kids or for your own lil’ ones. There’s several options to choose from and kids can deck the halls in these cute winter wear.

Saje’s Heat Retreat Soothing Shoulder Wrap, $34.95 CDN, is a perfect gift for the always-tired and stressed person. They will appreciate this heart-warming gift to soothe their shoulders with a herbal blend of rosemary, peppermint and lemongrass.

Stocking Stuffers
We do understand that shopping for stocking stuffers is quite a challenge. We have put together a list of items we approve. Read on below.

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Benefit Cosmetics’ They’re Real! Big sexy lip kit, $38 CDN, is a set of four silky-smooth lipsticks for the beauty geek in your circle. If that’s not to her liking, Benefit has the trendy Soft & Natural Brow Kit, $44 CDN, an easy starter kit for shaping and filling brows. She’ll be forever grateful for this.

Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae’s Angora/Wool Blend Apple Toque is warm and fuzzy and a great stocking stuffer during the holidays! You can throw this in for the Canucks who love fashion as much as they love to keep warm.

reggie-junior-bath-sponge_lThe Body Shop
I’m in love with The Body Shop’s oh-so-adorable Reggie Junior Sponge, $6 CDN, which is just about the perfect stocking stuffer. I’d grab a few of these and no, not just for the kids, but for myself too.

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One of my favorite stocking stuffer items is the KISS and Broadway Nails from the Holiday Collection. These beautiful imPRESS Press-On Manicure kits ($9.99 CDN each), the KISS Polish Pop kit ($4.97 CDN), KISS Waterless Nail Tattoo pack ($2.84 CDN) and the KISS Bejeweled pack ($3.97 CDN) are budget-friendly and keep the nails look glam all season long.


Pajaros 2 week tatto inkboxInkbox
We all have that one friend who can’t wait to get a tattoo, but hasn’t. Inkbox’s temporary tattoos let you live on the wild side for two weeks with their temporary tattoos. From quotes to geometric patterns, they have most of the designs you’d ink for life. The kit contains a black tattoo glove, a pre-moistened cloth and an ethyl alcohol wipe. $30 CDN

Reindeer and Santa
Of course, we couldn’t forget the desserts. I love to stash some sweet goodies in my sibling’s stockings. Nadege-patisserie caters to everyone’s needs with macarons, Santa and Reindeer chocolates and more!


Many of us like to stock up on the eos lip balms. The eos Holiday 2016 Limited Edition, $12 CDN, is the ideal gift for anyone who wants to keep their lips hydrated in winter. This very special trio features Honey Apple, Organic Wildberry and Passion Fruit lip balms.

Hard CandyHard Candy
Of course, beauty addicts will love the Hard Candy Lip Gloss Holiday Kit, $10 CDN. This lip gloss set comes with 20 mini lip glosses. How’s that for a festive binge? You can steal this for yourself or share with your friend!

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. Tania pagliuca • December 20, 2016 @ 4:30 AM

    Thanks for the great ideas

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