AHHHHH, I’m so excited to share with you guys so many amazing treasures I have had my eye on this year! With all the craziness 2020 has brought on with Covid, I’ve put a much bigger emphasis on getting prepared for Christmas. With shipping times all over the map, I think it’s really important we all get our booties in gear a bit faster this Holiday season! I’ve spent countless hours putting together this gift guide with items that I know you, your friends, and family will love! All of these items were hand selected by myself! I tried really hard to support local this year so you will see many items that are Canadian-made or can be purchased at one of our amazing Saskatoon stores. Many of these items I already own myself and they’re some of my most treasured purchases. I hope this gift guide sparks some inspiration for you this year! To shop the items, simply click on the photos below!
#1 – Wok Cooking Pan (LOCAL STORE) – Ever gone to make stir fry and realize life would be SO much easier if you only had the proper frying pan? The T-fal brand is my absolute favorite for reasonably priced cookware and I think you’ll love it too. This would make a great gift for your wife, mom, or even sister! If you have someone who loves to cook in the family – this is a must have!
#2 – The Smash + Tess Harris Romper (CANADIAN MADE) – I’ve been a Jillian Harris follower for a long time and when she came out with her Smash + Tess collaboration, I knew I had to have one! Personally, I own two Smash + Tess rompers and can’t rave enough about them! They’re ultra comfortable and have been great for me to wear BOTH pregnant and non pregnant. Make sure to follow the size guidelines provided on their site 🙂
#3 – Sequin Party Clutch (SK SMALL BUSINESS) – Earlier this year we had the pleasure of doing a collaboration with Clementine, a Kindersley SK business that also sells online! I fell in love with the Owner and the way she runs her small business. I am thrilled to support her this year and include one of her items in our holiday gift guide. This sequin party clutch is to-die-for and is plenty big to hold all the essential items! I ordered one for myself and plan to keep it in my diaper bag and pull it out when I don’t want to haul the backpack into a store!
#4 – Pandora Snake Chain Bracelet (LOCAL STORE) – A Pandora bracelet is truly the gift that keeps on giving! You will always have the opportunity to add more and different charms to your bracelet, making it simple for your family and friends to get you something unique each year 😉 I have countless charms on my own Pandora bracelet – charms that signify very happy times in my life and even charms that signify some of the hardest times I’ve ever been though. You can shop Pandora online or in the Saskatoon Midtown Mall!
#5 – The Softest PJ’s (LOCAL STORE) – Think about being wrapped in a cloud and you’ve pretty much described the feeling of these PJ’s on your skin LOL. Available in multiple colors, these are the perfect gift for any HOMEBODY! The fit runs true to size so order your normal Small, Medium, Large, or Extra Large.
#6 – Prairie Creek Candle (LOCALLY MADE) – I was introduced to Prairie Creek candles at an Etsy event I attended several years ago and have been addicted ever since! Each candle is made of Soy, giving it an extra long and very clean burn time. The scent selection is amazing and you truly can’t go wrong with any of them. Available for sale at one of my favorite local stores, The Hen & Chick or online by clicking on the photo!
#7 – Car Detail from YXE Quick Clean (LOCAL GIFT) – This is seriously the ultimate gift….a sparkling CLEAN car (that you didn’t clean yourself LOL). My friends at YXE Quick Clean are located at the Saskatoon Midtown Mall (underground) and do a top-notch job getting every single inch of your vehicle clean. I was gifted this for Mother’s Day and still talk about it 🙂 This would make a great gift for your significant other or parent!
#8 – House Slippers (AMAZON FIND) – Hard soled slippers that stay on my feet…YES please! I love the different pattern and color options these come in and truly couldn’t decide between the camo or the black. This is another great and very reasonably priced gift for the HOMEBODY in your life!
#9 – Beach Backpack (CANADIAN MADE) – The perfect size to hold all your beach and pool essentials. I absolutely love that this is handmade in Canada! I don’t know about you guys but I am a huge fan of the backpack style, allowing me to still have both hands at all times. Available in a few different colors, this would be a beautiful gift for your best friend or wife!
#10 – Ladies Combat Boots (LOCAL STORE) – The combat boot trend is still going strong my friends! These boots are available in both brown and black from Timberland – my absolute favorite winter shoe company. I have been wearing Timberlands ever since I moved to Canada and can promise you their quality is top notch. These beauties run true to size 🙂
#11 – Indoor / Outdoor Buffalo Plaid Layering Rug (WAYFAIR FIND) – Layering rugs is one of my favorite decor secrets! It takes a small space and really gives it some life 🙂 This buffalo plaid bottom layer rug is perfect to throw your favorite entry mat on top of. This can be used indoors or outdoors!
#12 – Born to Shine Book (AMAZON FIND) – If you have followed our fertility journey, you know how passionate I am about this book. After loosing two babies last year, I was in one of the darkest places I have ever been. This book gave me the strength and the words I needed to hear to pull myself out of the trenches and find my light again. Ashley LeMieux, the author, shares her personal hardship story in this book along with tangible tools to help you shine, even in life’s darkest moments! I keep a stack of these books in our home and send one to any friend I have that encounters a difficult time in their life. Please do yourself a favor and read this book…I promise it will change your life forever!
#13 – This Wine Is Making Me Awesome Sweatshirt (LOCAL STORE) – The quote on this sweatshirt is everything LOL. Available at one of Saskatoon’s local baby boutiques, this is a must have! It’s soft, cozy and will bring a smile to anyones face who sees you wearing it 🙂
#14 – World’s Softest Sheets (LOCAL STORE) – My husband doesn’t comment much on ANYTHING (LOL), but when I brought these sheets home and slapped them on our bed you better believe he was singing my praises! These sheets are incredibly soft, stretchy and hold up wonderful in the wash! We have them in white and I plan to extend our collection with the gray. These would make a great gift for mom, mother-in-law or your wife!
#15 – Leopard Spotted Ear Warmer – I searched long and hard for a leopard ear warmer and finally found this adorable one at Anthropology! It can be worn two different ways (click link to see) and stretches to fit heads of all sizes! I love the colors in this one and the fact that it won’t mess my hair up like a toque does! The shipping on this item is steeper than I would hope, but well worth it in the end!
Happy shopping friends!