Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide – ALEX AND ANI, Cougar Boots and more!

By Marriska Fernandes on December 17, 2015 | 46 Comments

LastMinuteGiftGuideWhile some of you have already got all your gifts wrapped up for the holidays, there are some of us who still can’t decide what to get for our friends or colleagues. So we’ve rounded up a few last minute gift ideas. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Elizabeth Arden
Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil ($39 CDN) is a last-minute gift option for the beauty lover who has it all and wants it all. This three-in-one product is a fit for body, hair and face. It leaves skin feeling hydrated and smooth all day long without any greasy residue.

Stocking stuffer emergency? A luxury product worth every penny is Moroccanoil’s Luminous Hairspray in Extra Strong ($24 CDN). With winter around the corner, who wouldn’t want a frizz-free day? I’d say this is gold for the beauty lover. You’re welcome.

You can’t go wrong with jewelry. Trust me on this one. I’d say AAthe ALEX AND ANI holiday collection might just be the gift you’re looking for. Sparkle, twinkle and all things festive. The Crystal Infusion collection is just the right amount of sparkle that can be worn all year around. My favorite piece is the Lava Expandable Necklace with Swarovski crystals ($98 CDN). It is available in 14kt gold plated and .925 sterling silver metals, each color-infused Swarovski crystal hanging from the chain. If that doesn’t catch your fancy (ahem, we can’t be friends), you can check out the Retro Glam collection inspired by Old Hollywood.

Justice2Justice for Tweens
Shopping for tweens can be hard and everything you think is cool, is long off their radar. So how about some adorable clothing to snuggle in or maybe fancy party wear? Justice’s Reindeer Sleep Set ($28.90 CDN) and Reindeer Bootie Slippers ($24.90 CDN) are just too cute to ignore. You can also win her over with the festive Sequin Christmas Skater Skirt ($29.90 CDN). Available at Justice stores across Canada.

Ferrero RocherFR
There’s always room for chocolates, right? Give the gift of sweet tooth with a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. It’s perfect for hostess gifts or a stocking stuffer! The Ferrero Rocher collection offers three divine confections: fine hazelnut chocolates, Rafaello crispy creamy-coconut-almond filled confections and Ferrero Rondnoir fine dark chocolates – each divine in their own unique way. A quick indulgence won’t hurt.

Cougar BootsCB
While winter is not officially here, you can always gift someone a comfortable pair of boots. Simply buy a gift card and you’re good to go. Cougar Boots has a wonderfully warm selection of footwear for winter. From bounty leather and fleece lining 39068 original ($225 CDN) to rubber and neoprene lining Keaton ($120 CDN), it’s like Christmas! (see what I did there!) You might just wish it were snowing, just sayin’

Winter be gone. Everyone will appreciate this next gift. ThermaCELL Heated shoe insoles ($240 CDN) provide remote controlled foot warming comfort as needed. The high-tech wireless remote gives fingertip control while feet remain comfortable in your shoe or boot through the use of a built-in thermostat. Are you wishing for winter now?

KissnailsKiss nails
Of course the festive season means manicured hands but it is a busy season. So how about gift your friends a quick nail glam and they’ll be forever grateful. Our favorites are the KISS Nails French manicure kit ($7.99 CDN), imPRESS Manicure Glitz & Glamour kit ($7.99 CDN) and the Salon Secrets Nail Art Pro Tool kit ($9.99 CDN).

Dr. WhoDrWho Screwdriver
Know someone who loves the quirky TV series Dr. Who? This Dr. Who handy-dandy electronic sonic screwdriver ($34.99 CDN) is a marvelous gadget featuring button-activated light and sound effects and includes a hidden ultraviolet pen and UV light that reveals your secret writing, as well as a spare standard ink nib. You wouldn’t want them to go running about through time and space without one of these in their pockets! Come on, let’s cosplay!

BambooKaia Beauty

juicy bamboo natural facial cleansing cloths might just be the stocking stuffer you should stock up on for friends and family. It is natural, non toxic and cruelty free. They also have the box to go, which is great for travels and you can never have enough of those.

Hyleys Slim Teastea
Another great stocking stuffer that might just fit the bill is the Hyleys Slim Teas ($5.99 CDN). It is 100 percent natural Green tea made with Senna leaves and fruit flavoring that promote body cleansing, detoxification and a healthy digestive system. Slim Teas offer consumers a safe, pound-shedding alternative to risky pills and surgery. So how about a cuppa?

~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. Kelly • December 17, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

    I would really enjoy this giveaway !🎄🎄🎄

  2. Marla • December 17, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

    Great selection and last minute gifts – i love that they are budget. Theres something for everyone. I love those jammies !

  3. Gladys Marie Magega • December 17, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

    Lots of great gift ideas – to give to special someones!… or just to give to myself!?

  4. Nadine B • December 17, 2015 @ 12:20 PM

    That are some great ideas

  5. Wendy • December 17, 2015 @ 12:48 PM

    Something for everyone!

  6. Patricia Duck • December 17, 2015 @ 1:12 PM

    Great giveaway. Merry Christmas to all!

  7. Nancy stokell • December 17, 2015 @ 3:02 PM

    The boots are wonderful

  8. Jan Blackmer • December 17, 2015 @ 3:07 PM

    Some great stocking stuffers.

  9. Al • December 17, 2015 @ 3:47 PM

    A gift for everyone!!

  10. caterina bertucci • December 17, 2015 @ 4:55 PM

    A truly beautiful array of gifts!!!

  11. Gloria • December 17, 2015 @ 7:31 PM

    A fabulous collection of perfect gifts! Something for everyone! Merry Christmas!

  12. Rosa C. • December 17, 2015 @ 7:45 PM

    Very awesome gifts(for giving or for me to keep!)

  13. Patricia Tougas • December 17, 2015 @ 8:11 PM

    Love the Cougar boots!

  14. Karen • December 17, 2015 @ 8:24 PM

    so many cool things thank you tribute

  15. Patricia Rosart • December 17, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

    The Thermacell Heated Shoe Insoles are a great idea, this would be great for cold Canadian winters

  16. Sverville • December 17, 2015 @ 9:34 PM

    I will appreciate this next gift : ThermaCELL Heated shoe insoles.

  17. Pierre G • December 17, 2015 @ 9:43 PM

    Great products

  18. Hturmel • December 17, 2015 @ 9:50 PM

    Very awesome gifts : but Ferrero Rocher it’s for me.

  19. Francess • December 17, 2015 @ 10:13 PM

    That are some grea giveaway.

  20. Izak • December 17, 2015 @ 10:27 PM

    mcie stuff

  21. Ida Worsnop • December 17, 2015 @ 10:42 PM

    Great giveaway, especially the boots!

  22. Jacinthe B • December 17, 2015 @ 11:09 PM

    Great ideas

  23. michele tras • December 18, 2015 @ 12:21 AM

    Great Stuff! Would finish my gift shopping and I just might keep the ALEX AND ANI necklace for me 😉

  24. Lisa Bourgeault • December 18, 2015 @ 12:39 AM

    These are so awesome! The pyjamas are my favourite, I love reindeer! They look adorable!!

  25. Heather S • December 18, 2015 @ 2:22 AM

    Please let me win, pretty please. I know who I can give a lot of these items to.

  26. leslie crosbie • December 18, 2015 @ 3:08 AM

    Please pick me!!! It would make hectic Christmas a little more pleasant, somethng for ME would be nice!

  27. william draper • December 18, 2015 @ 7:16 AM


  28. Aileen Mowat • December 18, 2015 @ 8:17 AM

    What a great prize package! Thanks again!!! Happy Holidays!

  29. julie wirth • December 18, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

    awesome gift pack!!!

  30. Georgina Letendre • December 18, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

    I would love to win this!

  31. Edith Rennes • December 18, 2015 @ 2:29 PM

    I would absolutely love to win this…amazing prizes

  32. Tony C • December 18, 2015 @ 4:11 PM

    Amazing prizes you guys are the best – Happy Holidays!

  33. Janet Knudsen • December 18, 2015 @ 4:20 PM

    A truly wonderful and imaginative gift guide. Thanks for a great Christmas season of contests.

  34. Monique Chesterfield • December 18, 2015 @ 5:25 PM

    Fantastic assortment that can be shared and loved by all!! Cougar boots takes me back in time! Love it!

  35. ketia boissonneault • December 18, 2015 @ 6:40 PM

    that would be great gift for my freinds

  36. Gessie Spencer • December 18, 2015 @ 6:51 PM

    You are so wonderful with all those amazing prizes! Thank you and happy Holiday!

  37. Ariel C • December 18, 2015 @ 7:20 PM

    amazing prize!

  38. Adam S • December 18, 2015 @ 7:20 PM

    great gift pack

  39. Bernice Balcaen • December 19, 2015 @ 2:05 PM

    Prizes galore – wish I could get one this year to end (thank goodness) and start (2016 – Hurrah!) a New Year – thanks from everyone to everyone – all the best in your future lives. Bring on the fun!

  40. margaux • December 19, 2015 @ 9:27 PM

    Looks fantastic

  41. Doris • December 19, 2015 @ 11:23 PM

    great gifts for everyone!!!!

  42. terrie • December 20, 2015 @ 5:55 PM

    Great prize.

  43. Lynda Larsen-Baldry • December 21, 2015 @ 10:21 AM

    Great Christmas gift ideas thank you

  44. sue cullen • December 21, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

    wow.. the thermocell would be perfect for my son who works outside all winter.

    Great Contest.. thank you for the chance to win.

  45. nicolthepickle • December 21, 2015 @ 2:11 PM

    I really like Cougar boots. They’re so warm and comfy.

  46. Tom • December 23, 2015 @ 4:35 PM

    What a great variety of gifts.

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