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2015 Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies


Garlic Grater & Oil Dipping Dish – Why don’t I have one of these? Perfect for dipping bread with freshly grated garlic and high quality olive oil. Raw garlic is great for you too!

Happy holidays! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Do you have a few foodies on your list?

I really, really try to kick things off early and I like to order a lot of my gifts online and from etsy. Since a lot of the items I buy are homemade, I like to give myself lots of lead time to get it before Christmas Day. This is especially true with etsy gifts!

I’m also a huge foodie and a fan of giving (and getting) edible and food-inspired gifts! Here are my top 2015 Christmas Food Gift Ideas for the chef or foodies on your gift list. Click on the link for more info + pricing. Enjoy!


McConnell’s Classic Ice Cream Collection – My most favourite ice cream company ships their top flavours across the country!


Indian Spice Kit – Perfect for the home cook. (more…)

2015 Christmas Gift Guide


Christmas is just around the corner and we have an all-new 2015 Christmas Gift Guide for every person on your list. Here are This Beautiful Day’s best picks for this year:

For The Yogi – I fell in love with Saje’s You’re Awesome Yoga Kit which gets me all ready and in the zone for a good stretch and sweat sesh. The little pouch is made from recycled yoga mats and the kit features a transition mist I spray on in the car to get me a little more zen. I then roll on a bit of the Peppermint Halo remedy to relax me during class and I use the antibacterial mat spray to clean my mat after class. OM. It will help you get through 2015 Christmas – we swear!


For The Host – This stylish Infinity Scarf will keep your favourite host or hostess warm over the holiday season. I love the ode to the wool sock and the fact the purchase of this scarf will benefit Plan Canada as a result. Definitely a gift that gives back!


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For The Student – Last year I featured this Breakfast Sandwich Maker from Hamilton Beach which was a serious hit at my sister’s office! This year, I bring to you the Burrito Breakfast Maker – great for a student, a secret santa or work colleague. Just scramble an egg with your fave toppings, warm your tortilla and add salsa. I mean who doesn’t love burritos??? It’s our top 2015 Christmas Gift Idea. (more…)

Stocking Stuffers + Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $50


For the Health Nut – Colds suck. But the Sniffle Slayer Lollipops from Quin Candy ($7.50/bag) are made with spicy ginger and lemon to soothe a stuffed up nose or sore throat. Throw a couple of these into a stocking for good measure. Maybe a lollipop can cure a cold? Doesn’t matter – I’m going with it.



For the Organizer – If someone you love still insists on putting pen to paper and swears by their ‘paper’ calendar system, then you’ll want to scoop up one of these Weekly Planners from Ecojot ($16). I love Ecojot because all their products are made with 100% recycled paper and they give away a ton of notebooks and writing utensils to children in need in developing countries. So you’re also doing good! (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend or Husband


Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I’m sharing this blast from the past blog post from last year to help you get your brainstorm on when it comes to buying for your significant other. I’ll have an all-new gift guide coming soon – but in the meantime, enjoy!


What can I say? Shopping for a gift for your husband or boyfriend is actually tough. Between all the socks, boxers, pajamas or booze you COULD buy – it’s hard to come up with a gift that your guy really wants! If you’ve been with your husband or boyfriend for a long time, you’ve likely hit up every classic gift in the book. SO without further ado, I give you my 2013 Christmas Gift Ideas for Guys:


For the Cocktail Enthusiast – Give your guy’s gin & tonic a serious upgrade with this Homemade Gin Kit ($49.95). All you need is a bottle of vodka (you supply) and a rich blend of juniper berries followed by an array of carefully selected and hand weighed spices, botanicals, flowers and aromatics (included in the kit). It’s like prohibition all over again! You’ll be drinking homemade gin in just 36 hours.


For the Cyclist – Sort of like a murse for your bike. Hook up your communting man with this Linus Bike Pouch ($36) so he can stash his phone, wallet and keys on his ride home. Detaches easily so he can take all his goods with him when he locks up.



For the Long-Distance Love – Spending Christmas away from your boyfriend this year? Send him one of these Man Crates (from $24.99) which comes with a crow bar – because how else are you going to open something this man-ly? With an Xacto-knife? NO! Themed crates are filled with bacon, beer, hot sauce, snacks and promises no ribbon, no bow and no fluff!  It’s all pretty hilarious and fun. (more…)

Our Holiday Gift Guide!

Gift GuideBy: Amy Ng


For the Foodie – For the friend who’s already conquered her share of gourmet tacos and lobster rolls, tickle her taste buds with this unique churned seashore honey from Quebec agricultural darlings Société-Orignal. Harvested in the Gaspé region along the Saint Lawrence River, this nutritious raw finishing honey tastes sweet and floral with the luscious consistency of marshmallow cream. (Quitokeeto, $30)


For the Hostess – For your sister who always knows how to throw a great party, brighten up her next soiree with these emerald-bordered linen cocktail napkins from Canadian line, Smith Handmade. (Etsy, $24)


For the Fashionista – Add some subtle sparkle to your favourite fashionista’s holiday ensemble with this elegant single stone cuff (Terrain, $68). Subtle not her style? Try these bold royal blue vintage teacup bracelets instead. (Etsy, $43) (more…)