I take Christmas shopping VERY SERIOUSLY and I am always on the hunt to find unique and different ideas to give friends and family. Shopping early is key to guarantee items aren’t sold out in the stores so I start my shopping in early November and sometimes sooner!
This year I wanted to share some of my favorite things with you through this Christmas Gift Guide to help make your holiday shopping a little less stressful. I am the type of person who loves all the Christmas music and crowds at the mall, but I know it isn’t for everyone. So let me help you with your shopping this year!
Calling all coffee lovers! The Zoku Iced Coffee cup is one of my personal favorites! Turn piping hot coffee or tea into a delicious chilled beverage in as little as five minutes, now how cool is that! Don’t let ice dilute your favorite flavor, just store your stainless steel mug in the freezer, add it to the insulating sleeve, pour your beverage and snap the lid on tight. It doubles as a travel mug that is spill resistant with a straw that makes it ideal for drinking on the go. Available online and I have also seen it locally at Home Outfitters.
Years ago I met Lorena Siminovich at the New York Gift fair and I instantly fell in LOVE with her unique items for kids. Over the years my children have enjoyed her books and toys, and every time I see her products in retail stores across the world I get so excited for her and the growth of the business.
If you are looking for unique Christmas items this season look no further! Petit Collage has the most adorable gift items for the holidays, including this tree advent calendar and Christmas themed pop outs! Start your shopping early, you can use code chattygirl15 to save 15% off all orders at www.petitcollage.com
I always end up drinking cold coffee because I get so busy, but not anymore thanks to these new Christmas travel mugs from Starbucks Canada. I love all the holiday collection they come out with every year, and this year the collection is amazing! They are sparkly, festive and sure to make everyone cheer! This year’s collection features a selection of stylish items designed to spread holiday magic.
We picked up the ombre green 12 oz and sparkly red 16 oz vacuum insulated tumblers. They keep drinks hot up to 4 hours and are leak resistant. They require hand washing and are rust resistant as well. Available at all Starbucks locations but I found the best selection of the holiday collection was at the stores located in Safeway!
A unique way to display your favorite photos, Flashblock is the perfect gift for family! This Canadian company gives you a quick and unique way to display your pictures in a special way, with no frame. The portrait rectangle bundle offers 3 different sizes and looks great displayed together. I have them in my office with some of my favorite memories from a recent trip to California and they are my favorite! We recently ordered some festive Christmas themed ones to display with our Christmas decor as well! It’s quick and easy to upload the photos to the website. and orders can be shipped right to your door! Use code chatty15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase on their website.
We are always on the go and spend countless hours between the car, dance and hockey arena. Snacks are life for our kids and we love Yumbox! They have pre-portioned trays (so food doesn’t touch cause we can’t have that happening), they reduce waste AND they have a leak-proof sealed lid. Kids love finger foods and the trays allow you to pack a great variety of snacks or lunch items for them. Thank you to our friends at Soko Distribution for introducing us to these!
Hudson Bay Expresso Set
The iconic HBC stripe collection was introduced with their signature blankets at the end of the 18th century. Since then they have branched out to all sorts of items including clothing, blankets and housewares. With the popularity of at home espresso machines I was excited to see the Eight piece espresso set at Hudson Bay West Edmonton Mall. They are dishwasher and microwave safe and the set comes with 4 cups and 4 saucers. The perfect gift for coffee lovers!
One of my favorite brands of baby clothing is Beba Bean! I had them in every size for both of my kids and my daughter Quinn even did a photo shoot for their catalog a few years back! The price point is great and my kids wore them all the time because they go with everything!
These sweaters are so well made, they wash and wear well and they are my go to baby gift! When I saw the new styles they carry in the collection I knew I had to share them, they would be perfect for under the tree this year! The crochet knit hoodie in grey is perfect for a boy or girl, and it will keep them cozy during the cool days ahead. Available on their website and at various retailers across Canada and the USA.
The Rover Boutique
It’s no secret I am a HUGE buffalo plaid fan, so when I found The Rover Boutique I had to get Bandit a bowtie for Christmas! My handsome boy loved his bowtie collar, it even comes with a matching leash! The collar comes in 3 sizes, and also has a custom size option if needed. All of the collars are adjustable and machine washable for easy cleaning. Bandit is pictured wearing a size medium.
The Rover Boutique offers a full range of sewn-in-studio pet apparel including bandanas, shirt collars, flower collars, pet beds, leashes and more. Their preppy styles come in a variety of colors and patterns too! They are dedicated to stylish, functional handmade to last pet apparel with local manufacturing for their products. They are a must for your pup under the tree this year!
Walton Wood Farm
I first spotted this product at Cloud 9 Pajamas in Edmonton and I couldn’t resist buying their pineapple lip balm! I absolutely love the pineapple scent and it works well for keeping my lips nice and soft. We live in a cold dry climate here in Alberta so I was excited to give their hand rescue a try and they did not disappoint! They kept my hands soft and helped with the dryness after the first use! I also loved that it did not leave a greasy feeling after applying.
Walton Wood Farm offers a variety of products and scents and are available locally or online. I loved the lip emergency kit, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone! They also offer a variety of gift sets as well! Check out the different collections/scents they offer online and in stores this holiday season.
Style Crocheted by Sharla
I discovered Style Crocheted by Sharla years ago when I ordered my daughter a kitty cowl set. She loves it so much she literally wears it every day! We have had it for 3 years now and it has held up well because it is such great quality. Since then I have also ordered a cowl set and hat for myself and have loved each and every piece we have received.
Sharla hand makes each piece and can do custom orders as well! She often showcases some of her unique hats on her facebook page including mommy and me sets, pom pom hats and more. They are a must have accessory at our house for those cold winter days!
Thank you to all the businesses who worked with me to put this Christmas Gift Guide together. Opinions expressed about each and every company are my own based on gifted items provided to me.
Thanks to their generosity I will be giving away something from each and every one of these amazing companies! Please note the grand prize includes items from each of these businesses but may not be the exact item featured in this blog. Prize is valued at over $550. Enter to win on the Chatty Girl Media Facebook and Instagram channels.