With Black Friday just a few days away and the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start all your gift shopping for the year. Chances are, though, you have that one person in your life who already has everything , so what do you get them?! Style expert Meredith Shaw has the answer with these 11 easy, personalized gifts that are guaranteed to be a one of the memorable gifts that person will ever receive.
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11 crowd-pleaser gifts guaranteed to make anyone on your list feel special
Wonderkind gift basketWonderkind is a gift catering service that brings together traditional, unique and thoughtful gift-giving to the door. They tailor premium gifts for all occasions and represent over one-hundred businesses across Canada. Wonderkind helps support communities, empower female entrepreneurs and spread kindness, one gift at a time. Take an online quiz that determines the brands to include in your box, and also try sample boxes for occasions like The Host/Hostess Box, which includes waffle mix, maple syrup, all surface cleaner, beeswax wrap, an air plant among a few other great items.
Wonderkind | Prices vary
Cocktail tool and ingredientsInstead of bringing a traditional bottle of wine to your holiday party, why not wow your host/hostess with a twist on that idea! Perfect your cocktail making skills with this 6-in-1 Cocktail Multi Tool Kit from Pretty Useful Tools. Detachable in it's design, it features a muddler, bottle opener, can opener, single measure, knife and strainer. This handy tool makes a unique and stylish gift for anyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at cocktail mastery.
Hudson’s Bay | $30
Twist on a tea partySticking with the drink theme, pick up one of these adorable tea cups with your host’s favourite. The teacups also come in Vodka and Gin, and are totally Instagram-friendly!
Indigo | $15
Custom Menorah & Decorative Hanukkah PillowThis menorah will be a treasured gift for generations. It also makes a great gift for the children of the host (or nieces, nephews, grandchildren). Lastly, the 100% cotton pillow can be easily customized with the host’s name, and is made in Canada with free shipping.
Menorah: Etsy | $75+
Pillow: Etsy | $40
Custom body butterDid you know you can create custom labels at select Body Shop stores across Canada? This is a perfect way to (with very little effort) put that personal touch on a well-priced gift. You can even select from seasonal or classic scents.
Custom varsity sweatshirtWhen it comes to style, what stands out these days is something custom. Sweatshirt can be customized with your guy’s initial, alma mater, sports team, etc. Made in Canada.
Etsy | $90
Monogrammed sneakersWhen we think of monogramming certain items, we typically don't think of shoes - but it’s possible! Nordstrom offers on-site monogramming services at specific locations across Canada. It costs $8 for items bought in store and $10 for non Nordstrom purchases.
Nordstrom | Prices vary
Hudson's bay blanketSince 1780, Hudson’s Bay Company has commissioned and marketed these fine English-made woolen blankets. These blankets are heirlooms that can be passed on from one generation to the next. Customize with your husband’s or dad’s initials to make it extra special, done on the day in-store.
Hudson’s Bay | $45
Personalized family calendarPick up a beautiful calendar like this one from ban.do that features different art each month, and highlight important family dates. Never miss anniversaries, birthdays or important events again. It's a thoughtful and practical gift!
Hudson’s Bay | $25
Philosophy - renewed and gratefulSkincare can be a great gift for loved ones at this time of year because the boxed sets really give you great value. Tailor the gift to the person receiving it and what their needs are!
Sephora | $100
Stackable ring lettersLet’s face it - sometimes monogrammed jewelry can be a bit cheesy, or read slightly juvenile. Enter these high style handmade brass initial rings from Design Department. They're perfect for stacking, highly personal, and highly stylish.
Design Dept. | $59