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Gift Guide for Everyone

In today's blog post of the holiday series, Olivia + Laura share their ideas for gifts for her, gifts for him, and gifts for everyone in your life. Also, we share the local Montreal businesses that have amazing gift potential.


Gift shopping can be tricky, especially if you don't know where to start. That's why we've compiled a list of all the items we think would make great gifts for all budgets. Each item is linked, so all you have to do is click to shop!

Use this gift guide as inspiration for your Christmas shopping or, send this list to your loved ones for inspiration on theirs ;)


Gifts for Her

To be honest these gifts for her are all items that we'd love the receive ourselves and will probably be gifting this holiday season. So we thought we share them with you for the special women who deserve great gifts.



Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer

If you were looking for a sign to buy the Revlon hairdryer brush, then this is it! We both own this brush, and we think anyone with long hair NEEDS to own it. It dries your hair so much faster and is less of an arm workout than a traditional blow dryer. That's why we think this would be a great gift-- oh, and it's only 45$. We love a good salon quality blow-dry at home!








Pajama's

PJs are the ultimate Christmas gift because who doesn't love receiving them? With this WFH situation, we are all living in comfortable clothing, so a pajama set is always welcome. If you are looking for some cute ones, La Vie en Rose always sells amazing PJ sets around the holidays. They also sell this adorable pink romper that we've linked (just click the image).












Blanket Scarf

The theme for this Christmas is comfy, and nothing is comfier than a huge blanket scarf. A scarf is a perfect accessory for every outfit, and you will always feel like you are receiving the biggest hug when you wearing it. The scarf linked is from H&M, and they also have a plethora of other options on their website to choose from.














Scented Candle

Everyone loves a scented candle, so why not gift the people what they want this holiday season. Bath and Body Works sells the most delicious scented candles, and there are always sales around the holidays-- so pick up more than one!











Bracelet with Charm

A charm bracelet is such a sentimental gift, and is perfect for a girlfriend. Get yours from brands like Mejui and Pilgrim who sell dainty pendants to add to any bracelet.

Pro Tip: Buy two pendants with you are your loved one's initials. You wear their initial, and they can wear yours.








Gifts for Him

Men can be hard to shop for whether you're looking for a dad, boyfriend, or boyfriend. So here's a list of things we love to gift to the men in our lives that pair well with other gifts or as a standalone.




Pajamas & Sleepwear

Spoiler alert, but dad, this is what you're getting for Christmas. Just like for women, pajamas are such a practical gift so, why wouldn't we want to gift them. They are the perfect final touch to the gifts we will be giving our dads.











Socks

Who doesn't love socks? They are such a cute addition to any gift and the perfect accessory for any outfit. Dress up any outfit with funky socks, like these from Simons, or dress down with the classic Nike gym sock.




Scarf & Hat Set

A scarf and hat set is a useful gift for any of the men in your life. From your grandfather to your dad or boyfriend, everybody needs a warm and stylish ensemble. So why not gift them this cashmere-blend set from H&M.






Gifts for Everyone

This is a list of gifts for everyone in your life-- and we mean EVERYONE. There are so many options to choose from that you are sure to find something for that special someone in your life.


Essential Oil Diffuser

We love diffusers, and they have been a staple in our houses for a while now. When they are on, they make your house smell amazing. And the great part about them is you don't have to settle on one scent; you can always switch it up depending on the essential oil you choose. Check out this diffuser that we found on Amazon!











Fern & Petal Essential Oils

Fern & Petal is a Canadian brand that sells essential oils and other related items. Olivia recently discovered this brand and has bought a lot of her Christmas gifts from this company. Browse the website for the tons of essential oils they sell that you can add to the diffuser listed above.










We're Not Really Strangers Game

The WNRS Card game is a card game created to make meaningful relationships when played. There are three levels to this game, and the higher you go, the deeper the questions get. This game has been blowing up on Instagram recently, and we think this is a great game to play with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or even best friend.











Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio

The Glossier Balm Dotcom is one of this brand's best-known products, and for a good reason. It is super hydrating and comes in a variety of colors and flavors. When shopping this trio, you can choose 3 of the 9 lip salves for this affordable set. Another good idea (besides buying this Glossier set) would be gifting it to three separate people as stocking stuffers









Ancestry DNA Test

The holidays are about spending time with your family, and there is nothing more reuniting than figuring out your ancestry. This Ancestry DNA test is such a unique and thoughtful gift, and that's what makes it perfect.

When receiving your results, you never know what you might discover.







AirPods

By this point, everyone and their mom have AirPods, and that's because they are actually worth the hype! They are on the pricey side but, if you're looking to spend more on a gift, this is a great idea.













Individual Waffle Maker

When we saw this on Amazon, we knew that we had to include it in this gift guide. This individual waffle maker is such an adorable gift (did you see the rainbows?)and is a smart idea for a Secret Santa, especially when you do know who you are gifting to. Most important, it's only 35$ which practically makes this a steal.






FitOn Pro Membership

The best gifts are those we wouldn't think of buying ourselves and buying someone a membership is one of those gifts. Because of the circumstances, most of us have started working out from home and the FitOn app, as previously mentioned, has a bunch of great workouts. However, the premium version is even better because it includes meal recipes and other options to put your best foot forward for 2021.


Or, if your person doesn't want the FitOn App, consider subscribing to another membership they would enjoy.






Hydroflask (Insulated Water Bottle)

The Hydroflask may be the VSCO girl's water bottle but, they do keep your cold water cold and your hot water hot. This bottle is a little pricey but, if you're looking to treat someone, this could be an option. If not, there are plenty of insulated water bottles at home good stores that you can look into.









Local Brands to Gift

Businesses have suffered significantly this year so in the spirit of the holidays, we are supporting and sharing some small + local businesses that we love. Try your best to support local brands this holiday season, here are some of our favourites!


Click the Instagram posts to shop!



Smellies Scents

Uniquely shaped candles have been so trendy recently and we are not mad about it! This local Montreal brand makes and sells these "bubble" soy candles for $15. $1 from every candle sold will be donated to the Montreal Children's Hospital. Not only will you be supporting a local business, but you will be giving back to!













Lunar Loungewear

The cutest gifts are the personalized ones. Anyone would be so happy to open this personalized silk pyjama set during the holidays. You are even able to purchase them simple, without the personalization. This black owned business from Montreal carries a few different colours to please everyone's taste!

















Resin with Mari

Again, we love anything personalized. They feel so much more heartfelt. Resin with Mari is a local Montreal brand that makes and sells personalized resin initial keychains! Pick the colour palette you would like for your keychain and she will create the most beautiful piece. These would be a great stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift!














Silsïla Jewelry

We love to accessorize with hair clips and these ones are absolutely stunning! Silsïla Jewelry makes and sells beautiful gold vermeil and gold filled along with these hair clips. We love the colour palette of these so much, they will match with most outfits!














AV Earrings

These handmade clay earrings are the best way to make a statement! With so many different colours and styles to choose from, there are earrings to fit everyone's personality!

We are so obsessed with all her designs. DM her on Instagram to place your orders!















Art by Julia

Know someone who is re-decorating their space during quarantine? These Art by Julia prints are the perfect touch to any room! We have already featured her totes in our must-have accessories and we are totally obsessed -- we never leave home without them!


















BKIND

This Montreal-based brand creates self care products that are all-natural, vegan and cruelty-free. They are Leaping Bunny certified! From hand creams to bar soaps, they have any self care product you need. We are so obsessed with their packaging. Shop their website for some gift ideas under $35!














IMAWRAP

This black-owned Montreal brand makes the cutest silk scrunchies in so many different colours! They are braid friendly and support super thick hair. You can shop their scrunchies and silk bonnets in their Etsy shop at the link in their Instagram bio.
















Thank you all for reading! We hope you are enjoying reading the holiday series as much as we are enjoying writing it. Also, feel free to let us know if there is anything you want to see in the coming weeks or the new year.


OH and only 22 more days until Christmas!



Enjoy your week babes!


Xoxo,




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