Gift Guide 2018 | Health and Wellness

  1. Training socks-Nike
  2. Pocket Farmacy- Saje Wellness
  3. Inner purity crystal water bottle – Chapters/Indigo
  4. Palm print yoga mat – alwaysXalways
  5. Bombs away, twilight bath bomb – Lush
  6. Lip Juicer – The Body Shop
  7. Dont lick it! Salt lamp – Amazon
  8. Wash off the toxins with Charcoal soap – Chapters/Indigo
  9.  The best natural deoderant in the game – Kopari
  10. SAVE THE TURTLES! Set of metal reusable straws- Klean Kanteen
  11. What’s your sign? Nail Varnish- Love by Luna
  12. How many steps can you do before you pass out? Let’s check! – Fitbit
  13. Blend it all, even the kitchen sink – Blendtec
  14. Look adorable while you sweat out your Xmas dinner – via Bandier

Health and wellness have been on a steady incline the last few years and as the new year approaches most people have that as one of their top resolutions. We know it’s a popular way of life because apparently even vegetable prices will be on the rise for the new year! Did you ever think you would see the day where Kobe beef might be cheaper than a bell pepper?

If you have a friend that is all about a healthy lifestyle try to hone in on one of the things they love most. For example if they’re an avid yogi, get them a really cute new “designer” mat they might never buy for themselves. Something I personally like doing is creating my own “gift sets”. Get them a bunch of little bits and bobs that support their healthy lifestyle. I would start with a set of metal straws,  a pocket ‘farmacy’ full of all the essential oils you need to get you through minor hiccups during the day ( I own this and love it), calming Lush bath bombs, as well as, (in my opinion) the best natural deodorant on the market from Kopari found at Sephora. (I tested this bad boy on my  recent trip to Mexico and I was shooketh by how good it is. I was never smelly!)

I would round up a whole bunch of small eco-friendly, health concious vibes into one bag (depending on budget) and start there. It’s always nice to have a little variety.

And so, above are just a few ideas to keep in mind while trying to buy for your kale eating, yoga posing, water drinking bestie.

Happy Shopping!

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). 

Stay tuned for more gift guides!

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