Now that it’s December and we’ve gotten through American Thanksgiving, I feel it’s finally appropriate to launch my holiday gift guide for 2019. It’s taken me awhile to get into the holiday spirit, and if I have to admit I’m still not all the way there. But I’m hoping after putting together my holiday gift ideas, throwing on some Frank Sinatra Christmas classics and having a spiked cider (or three) I’ll get there.
In previous years I’ve published a different gift guide for each group of people on your list. This year in my own family we’ve chosen take the pressure off Christmas and keep it simple, focusing more on good food & drink while spending quality time together. In keeping with that spirit I decided to keep my holiday gift guide simple too and compiled one giant list of gift idea.
Whether you’ve got your holiday shopping all planned out or are looking to find the perfect gift ideas for your friends or family, you’ll want to check this list of holiday gift ideas (twice).
Holiday Gift Guide 2019
Gift Ideas For Him
Looking for gift ideas in the sentimental department? I love this Aletheia & Phos I Carry Your Heart Connector Set, perfect to share with that special someone in your life. Sold as a set of two, it features a 925 Sterling Silver heart placed on an adjustable waxed cord bracelet that’s looks beautiful on it’s own or worn stacked with a watch or other bracelets.
Sexy gift ideas are always a good idea, am I right? And to me there’s nothing sexier than a man that smells good. I’ve been totally obsessed with Maison Margiela’s ‘REPLICA’ By The Fireplace fragrance every since Peter bought it a few weeks ago, and I’ve even worn it a few times myself. It’s a warm and spicy scent with a hint of sweetness that literally smells like comforting fire.
Candles aren’t just loved by us ladies so when you’re on the hunt for gift ideas for him don’t count them out. I personally tend to go towards more masculine scents and looking candles when shopping for our home so Peter can enjoy them as much as I do. This skull candle by The Blackened Teeth is super badass and smells like yummy cookies!
- Aletheia & Phos I Carry Your Heart Connector Set, $119
- Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ By The Fireplace Cologne, available at Sephora, $159
- The Blackened Teeth Skull Candle, available at Dolls Kill, $20
Gift Ideas For Mom
Moms always do so much, so when I’m looking for gift ideas for my mom I always like to give her something that can help her zen out. One way to relax is with diffusers and essential oils, that not only bring aromatherapy into your home, but humidify and clear negative ions. I recently purchased the Positively POOSH x Saje collaboration diffuser kit, and it’s modern design is the perfect way to add diffusing into your home with a chic vibe.
Something Self Care
Relaxing is only the first part of gift ideas for mom, promoting self care is there too! Ever since I can remember, a skin care gift set has always been something on the top of my mom’s wish list. The Jouviance Anti-Age 3 in 1 Deluxe Beauty Bag comes with all their anti-aging essential products in a beautiful toiletry bag including their Anti-Age Eye Revive Serum and Ultra-Hydrating Lip Balm.
Jewelry is always a yes in the gift ideas for mom department. I love these Seven Saints The Ultimate Gold Hoop Earrings made from stainless steel coated with 18kt gold. These earrings have a classic design and are super lightweight, and are so chic without breaking the bank!
- Positively POOSH x Saje Grey Diffuser Kit, $100
- Jouviance Anti-Age 3 in 1 Deluxe Beauty Bag, $109
- Seven Saints The Ultimate Gold Hoop Earrings, $55
Gift Ideas For Dad
If you’re looking for gift ideas for a dad that enjoys the finer things in life, like a good whiskey, you’ll love these Orrefors City Old Fashioned Glasses. This set of four glasses are made in Germany from lead-free crystal and make a stunning addition to any bar cart or liquor cabinet. Don’t forget to pick up one of his favourite bottle to go with them, just incase he has nothing to try them out with on Christmas day.
Dads aren’t usually into the whole self care thing, but it doesn’t mean that wellness gift ideas should be totally off the table. Saje’s Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit in Black is the perfect wellness gift for dad, and comes with 4 essential Saje’s remedy oils for everyday use: Peppermint Halo, Immune, Eater’s Digest, Stress Release and Pain Release.
If your dad is anything like mine, down inside he’s a big kid at heart and always love a fun activity. That’s why when I was thinking of gift ideas for dads, this Beer Making Kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop immediately came to mind for my holiday gift guide. Not only does your dad get to have fun making beer, once he’s done he can enjoy is brew too. Next time your dad tells you that you can have your cake and eat it too, you can remind him of this gift.
- Orrefors City Old Fashioned Glasses, available at William Ashley $84
- Saje Pocket Farmacy in Black, $65
- Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit, available at Indigo, $60
Gift Ideas For Friends
If you’re on the hunt for gift ideas for your tech friends, they’ll love this wireless charging tray from Courant. It features a wireless charging space with a tray perfect for accessories, keys or other small trinkets with Italian grained leather, and has an additional USB port. It comes in a variety of colours from black to baby blue to fit all design aesthetics.
Running out of gift ideas for that chic friend that has literally everything? My advice is to go with a beautiful coffee table book like this Tom Ford: Ten Years one. Asides from it having a bunch of stunning style inspiration and a look throughout Tom Ford’s career, it also makes a beautiful design statement for any coffee table or shelf. This is a top pick on my personal holiday gift guide too!
Have a friend that just moved into a new home or condo? Gift ideas for their home are always a good way to go, and at our age is starting to become super appreciated. One thing I could not live without by my bedside is my Casper Glow Light. This dimmable smart lamp works with an app and can be timed to turn on to wake you up in the morning, and set to dim to help you fall asleep at night. Sold both as a single and pair of lamps.
- Courant Catch:3 Wireless Charging Tray $175
- Tom Ford: Ten Years Coffee Table Book, available at Indigo, $185
- Casper Glow Light, $140
Gift Ideas For Dogs
You didn’t think I couldn’t leave dogs out of my holiday gift guide, did you? Get your fur baby in the holiday spirit with this champagne inspired plush toy from Dog Diggin Designs. I mean if they’re going to take over our homes with all their toys, at least they can be chic right?
Looking for gift ideas for a Toronto based pooch on your list? The Peace Collective x Canada Pooch Home Is Toronto Bomber from their collaboration collection is both stylish and practical.
If you ask me every dog should sleep in a Casper Dog Bed, and this one of those gift ideas your dog will forever be grateful to you for (my dogs LOVE their beds). Available in 3 sizes and 3 colour options, this memory foam dog bed is encased in a removable cover made from dog durable yet cozy material.
- Dog Diggin Designs Mutt & Chandog Champagne Plush Toy, available on Amazon, $39
- Peace Collective x Canada Pooch Home Is Toronto Dog Bomber, $50
- Casper Dog Bed, from $150
Gift Ideas Under $20
Looking for gift ideas under $20 for a beauty lover on your list? The Sephora Collection Frosted Party Skincare Surprise comes in under budget with $27 worth of products inside, perfect for a stocking stuffer or tree ornament gift!
I love this Gold Wishbone Bottle Opener from Indigo, a beautiful addition to any bar cart or kitchen. This is a great pick if you’re in need of gift ideas for a Secret Santa or to compliment a gift like a bottle of wine, or cocktail glasses.
Gift ideas for coworkers or a Yankee Swap Secret Santa can be a little hard, as you may not want to get something so personal. A great gift everyone loves are mugs, and this Double Walled Glass Nordic Mug from David’s Tea is such to be a hit. Although it’s designed with tea drinkers in mind, David’s Tea now sell these mugs without the infusers so they can be enjoyed by coffee lovers too!
- Sephora Collection Frosted Party Skincare Surprise, $14
- Gold Wishbone Bottle Opener, available at Indigo, $14
- David’s Tea Double Walled Glass Nordic Mug $19
* This Holiday Gift Guide was put together using inspiration from items I’ve been previously gifted by my brand partners Casper, Aletheia & Phos, Courant, William Ashley and Seven Saints, however is not directly sponsored. My review and feedback on these products and my overall experience is 100% honest and authentic as always. To learn more about my sponsored content, please visit my about me page.