Holiday Gift Guide For Him 2018 | The guy that “doesn’t want anything”

  1. For the man who isn’t a fan of the cold – Joe Fresh
  2. For the coffee connoisseur – Chemex
  3. Beard oil because tis’ the season of dry everything – Province and Apothecary
  4. Rodeo themed wallet –Coach
  5. Create woodsy indoor vibes with aroma therapy – Saje
  6. For the man on the move – Herschel
  7. Bring the big screen home – Amazon
  8. Ever wanted to cook, swear, and eat the comfiest comfort food?- Chapters/Indigo
  9. Deep dish to thin crust, you don’t have to admit your favourite to public judgement any longer – Amazon
  10. Chisel toe boots for that hunk of man –Blundstone
  11. You got yourself a music man?- Spotify subscription 

We’ve all either dated or are dating that guy that says they “don’t want anything”. I for one certainly am dating “that guy”. In that case I have a few tricks up my sleeve. Usually when he mentions things he likes during the year I write them down in a note on my phone. If he buys something before a holiday then I scratch it off the list. My boyfriend is the worst for just buying anything and everything he wants so he’s a tough one to buy for. Truly i’ve always had a hard time buying for guys in my life on the holidays. I was always surrounded by women growing up and my dad I knew so well that I kind of always knew what to get him; otherwise, I’ve been stumped since my first boyfriend. Because of this, I like to stick to a few categories for guys if I don’t know them that well. Tech, alcohol, trendy additions to their wardrobe, or a good wallet; they always need wallets. If you don’t know him too well, don’t buy anything too sentimental or a heavy commitment in their life. Get them something practical and logical, the way men’s brains work. Like I said in my last gift guide, if you can’t figure out a good “material” gift, then always buy them a memory kind of gift. Something that gets them out of the house and doing something fun, depending on how close you are with them do it together. Those are my boyfriends fave gifts (I think). 

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Valentines for Him/Yourself: Gift Guide 2018

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This Valentines don’t forget your man! If you are celebrating this Hallmark holiday it’s important for both of you to be spoiled in whatever way you like to do so. I asked my man recently what he thinks a guy would want for valentines day and said ” a woman to spoil..” and then a word that rhymed with spoil. (take out the p). A real comedian that one. Regardless, he didn’t help so I had to get creative. I thought of all the things that he would enjoy and what guys I know might also like as a material type of gift. My guy loves baseball, good jewellery, good beard products, a tasty cocktail and adventures together. I think a really good gift is the gift of adventures together. Creating memories you can share together forever is priceless. Concert tickets to even a plane ticket, spontaneity I think is something every relationship can use to keep it spicy and feeling fresh. Remember Valentines is NOT about the material shit it’s about the guy or gal you’re spending it with. Remember to say I Love You, and Thank You for supporting me and loving me back. Love is pretty special.

1)  Gucci wallet
2) Concert tickets
3) Beard Balm from Crown Shaving Co.
4) Ray-Ban sunnies
5) Leather Jacket via The Bay
6) Signet Ring via Vitaly
7) Chisel toe Blundstones in a warm brown
8) Cocktail kit for the cocktail loving traveller via Indigo
9) Classy Cluse watch
10) A book in his interest to expand the mind via Indigo

 

Valentines For Her/Yourself: Gift Guide and a Little Relationship Advice

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These might just be a few things that I want, but I have a feeling many women would enjoy a variation of these things this Valentines. I don’t “celebrate” Valentines normally but sometimes it can be a nice excuse for some romance. It’s nice to plan a dinner date and spend the day/night together to enjoy each other’s company. My best advice to any couple is to not have expectations, or at least unrealistic expectations of your partner. If you know they’ll never fulfill your expectations, have a look at your expectations; are they silly or are they important to you? Yes, it’s hard to break up and yes it’s hard to “be alone”, but if you’re with someone because you’re afraid of those things you’ll never actually be happy, or fulfilled and that is definitely NOT what life is about. Remember the things above are just material and can put a bandaid over a wound, but if you’re not happy with your relationship don’t stay together “just because”. Make sure this Valentines Day that your realistic expectations are being met.

1) Toronto Lingerie Designer Mary Young’s sweet pink set
2) Bauble Bar tasseled danglers
3) Luxury Footwear from Gucci
4) ‘Babe’ ring from Bluboho, Toronto jewellery designer
5) Workout top from Beach Riot with adorable heart prints
6) YSL pink lipstick
7) Yo Sox hearts and stripes socks
8) Le specs x Adam Selman ‘The Last Lolita’ sunnies
9) Cluse  watch in gold mesh
10) KKW new fragrance in Bae
11) Luxury fuchsia Gucci bag

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Pre-Teens

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Christmas day is fast approaching and I know I’m going last minute shopping this week. I find it hard to shop for anyone of any age these days since trends are ever-changing, especially in the pre-teen territory. I have two pre-teens to buy for so I’m sticking to practical gifts they can use for years to come. I hope this gift guide helps you if you have a 9-12 year old girl or boy to buy for. If you have any ideas or suggestions for me please leave me a note in the comment section. Thanks for reading! xx

1) Instax Camera Via Best Buy Canada
2) JBL Clip On Portable Speaker
3) Old Skool Vans 
4) S’Well Water Bottle
5) E.L.F. Selfie Light
6) Sylas Pizza Hat Via Indigo
7) Walmart Bear Slippers
8) Bed, Bath and Beyond Marquee Light Box
9) Rainbow Tote via Forever 21
10) Nintendo Switch