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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

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Not sure what to get your Mom for Mother’s Day?

We’ve put together this handy guide for some gifting inspiration! Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday May 14th, 2017 – so you still have a bit of time to get ordering and shopping for Mom.

Here are our top picks… (more…)

This Beautiful Day’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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I’m almost done my holiday gift shopping this year and these are some of the best things I’ve come across for everybody on your list! Can you believe Christmas is less than THREE weeks away?!?

For The World Traveler

Treat him or her to one of the gorgeous personalized leather passport holders from Portland Leather Goods for a perfect holiday gift. I chose to have my name added to the front and chose from one of the many designs they have on their site. (more…)

8 Awesome Etsy Christmas Gift Ideas

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I have been scouring the internet for you. My latest 2015 Christmas gift guide includes The BEST Etsy Christmas Gifts I have found that are handmade and charming. I also love supporting a small business at the same time.

If you’re thinking of ordering anything custom – do so now! There’s usually a long lead time to get something made and Etsy shop owners are usually slammed at Christmas time – plus you need to factor in shipping. Click through each link for more info on pricing and timing.

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Here are my top 10 favourite Etsy Christmas gift ideas!

1) Scratch Map – Let’s be frank, I just want one of these myself to hang over my desk. Scratch off a country every time you visit a destination and get yourself motivated to see the world! (more…)

2015 Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies

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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!

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

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

unBOX the Possibilities

A sponsored post.

I’ve been writing a lot of Christmas Gift Guides for the blog these last couple weeks and I wanted to take a moment to focus on one particular Christmas gift that gives back. As much as I love candles, notebooks and all sorts of pretty gifts over the holidays, I truly love to give and receive something that makes a difference. We’ve actually stopped exchanging gifts with Paul’s immediate family and we all choose a charity that we ask for donations to instead.

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If you’re thinking of doing the same thing with your friends and family this year, UNICEF is offering the opportunity to give a holiday gift that can change a child’s life. The UNICEF Survival Gift Guide is where you can purchase everyday luxuries for children in need. With your online purchase, the product is pulled warehouse in Copenhagen and sent directly to people in the field.

My friends at UNICEF recently sent me a survival box to share with you firsthand on what types of gifts you can choose to fund – see the video above! Here are some fantastic gift ideas from their catalogue:

 

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

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Christmas is a’coming and if you’re scrambling for the final few gifts – get thee to a computer and start clicking. Cut-off dates for shipping in time for Christmas start this week! Last minute Christmas gifts + ideas:

For the Host or Hostess – The soy candles from P.F. Candle Co. cast such a warm and cozy light thanks to their signature amber coloured glass jars. My absolute favourite is Amber & Moss for a chilled out scent for an evening of sipping tea and reading magazines. A closer runner-up is Sweet Grapefruit for something a little more energizing when I’m hosting a dinner party or working away in the office. Each candle is hand-poured at their studio in Downtown LA and are $16 from Madewell or Urban Outfitters.

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For the Cute Baby – Give the cutest baby you know this hand stamped hipster scarf/bib ($18) from Millipy. Each one is handmade in Los Angeles and fits children up to the age of 5. (more…)