It’s that time of year again! Overly crowded malls, horrible Christmas songs and being forced to go shopping and not buy a single thing for yourself. Yes, it’s the Holidays! We literally have about a month before you’re officially a panicking last minute shopper, struggling to find sizes and colours in those hot items.
I love gift giving but I always find its the hardest to shop for those closest to us, especially for those people who have it all. I always have the hardest time buying for my dad because he’s a fairly simple guy that NEVER gives me a wish list, like ever.
I decided to get a head start and make it easy for us all by focusing my first gift guide on Family. I’ve picked out some of my favourite picks that I think will hit the top gifts lists this year!
Mom – Silk’n Titan
A common gift for moms is a spa day, but why not bring the spa home to her, more than once? I love Silk’n professional quality line of beauty devices for at home use for this exact reason, the gift that keeps on giving! Their Titan is an anti-aging device designed to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and lift facial contours. I haven’t used this device myself, but I do have and use a few of their tools including their Acne Blue Light which worked miracles for my skin!
Silk’n is actually having a Black Friday sale staring THURSDAY with up to 50% site-wide, which is a great time to shop for mom (and yourself)!
Most dads love a good liquor, especially a cognac so it’s usually a safe choice. I had the pleasure of attending a Martell event earlier this month in Toronto and had a chance to discover their range of cognacs. I had previously only tried their VS so I was delighted to try the rest of their perfectly crafted blends. Dad is going to love their Cordon Bleu which is a harmonious blend of fruits and spice, the perfect after meal drink. And if that’s breaking the bank a bit, their VSOP or VS blends are just as delightful Oh and trust me, I actually drink and enjoy Cognac, so I’d like to think I know a thing or two.
Brother – Google Home Mini
I never thought I would ever say this, but I love my Google Home Mini. I was a little skeptical on using it for privacy issues, but once I got over that and tested it out, I found it so useful. The Google Home Mini is the perfect size for any bedroom, dorm room or home office and it’s easy set-up means it isn’t just for the super-techs. My favourite feature has to be its design, which blends in perfectly to the rest of my home.
Daniel Wellington is such a timeless watch, loved by everyone from style bloggers to business professionals. The interchangeable bands makes it easy to switch up your watch to match your outfit or mood for the day, and also gives you the gift-giver a few gift ideas for the next occasion (hint, a new watch strap). The Classic Petite Watch comes in 2 different sizes and 2 different face colours, and is also available in rose gold.
Daniel Wellington is having a huge Holiday Gift promo, giving you 10% off any watch and cuff set, watch and band set or 2 watch purchases! PLUS, you can get an additional 15% off when you shop with my code MJELLE at checkout.
Dog – BarkShop Plush Toys
The most important name on the list, is obviously your dog! I love spoiling my dogs especially on Christmas because well, I don’t have kids so I can. I am obsessed with these comical plush toys from BarkShop, especially the takeout dumplings. They also have Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years themed toys perfect for the season. With the prices so low compared to other novelty dog toys, you can definitely splurge and get your fur babies a few of these!
* This Gift Guide was not directly sponsored by any brands listed. I have been provided Silk’n products for past partnerships, I was invited to the Google Home Mini Donut Shop where I won my GHM and am currently partnered with Daniel Wellington for their Holiday campaign. This list and the feedback on products selected is 100% my own and honest. To learn more about my sponsored content, please visit my about section.