Whether you have $50 to spend or $500, there’s no shortage of gift options out there. We’ve rounded up 22 of our favourite gifts, plus their splurge-worthy counterpart. Both gifts are equally as thoughtful under the tree, so whether you’re looking to save or spend, we’ve got you covered. For luxe beauty sets and gadgets to watches and gourmet chocolate—suitable for everyone on your list and at every price point—read on.
Save vs. splurge: 44 awesome gift ideas for every budget
SAVE: EOS LIP SETFor the person who doesn’t go anywhere without an EOS lip balm in tow, this limited-edition set, which comes with three festive balms in a cute reusable tin, is the way to go.
EOS Holiday 2018 Limited Edition Lip Balm 3 Pack, $10 at Walmart. EOS
SPLURGE: BITE BEAUTY LIP SETIf you want to spend a bit more, take your stocking stuffer game to the next level with this three-piece lip set including a balm, mask and scrub.
Bite Beauty Agave Trio Set, $56 at Bite Beauty. BITE
SAVE: Champion Logo TeeGrab your street-style lover this Champion logo shirt, guaranteed to bring back some ‘90s nostalgia.
Champion Sporty Life Tshirt, $25 at Simons. Simons
SPLURGE: Reigning Champ x Club Monaco TeeMade in Canada, this premium athleticwear brand has teamed up with another Canadian favourite, Club Monaco, delivering Reigning Champ’s signature fabrics with the Club Monaco heritage crest.
Reigning Champ Crest Tee, $65 at Club Monaco. Club Monaco
SAVE: Almay LipstickAlmay's Lip Vibes Lipstick not only provides gorgeous colour payoff, it's formulated with vitamin E, C and shea butter to keep your lips delightfully smooth.
Almay Lip Vibes Lipstick, $10 at London Drugs. Almay
SPLURGE: Tom Ford LipstickThe Tesla of all lipsticks, Tom Ford's Lip Colour is no joke. Featuring ingredients you didn't even know were a thing, like soja seed extract, brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil, this bad boy applies like silk.
Tom Ford Lip Colour, $70 at Sephora. Tom Ford
SAVE: VR HEADSETNo clue what to buy a tween/teen boy? This affordable VR headset is a cool gift that will entertain him for hours on end.
VR Headset, $18 at Ebay. Ebay
SPLURGE: NINTENDO SWITCHThe Nintendo Switch is fun for the whole family. This bundle has everything you need, including the console, controllers and a game, to get you started.
Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch Bundle, $400 at Walmart. Nintendo
SAVE: ZARA LEATHER JACKETFor real leather, this Zara jacket is a steal!
Zara Leather Biker Jacket, $189 at Zara. Zara
SPLURGE: NAMESAKE CUSTOM LEATHER JACKETThis Toronto-based brand specializes in custom leather jackets where you can choose everything from the cut, colour and finish of leather, hardware and lining. You can even monogram the tag of the jacket.
Namesake The Yuko Jacket, starting at $1,470 at Namesake. Namesake
SAVE: JOE FRESH PJSHe’ll love these microfleece pyjamas on frigid winter nights.
Joe Fresh Men’s Microfleece Sleep Pants, $19 at Joe Fresh. Joe Fresh
SPLURGE: DESMOND & DEMPSEY PJSA perfect gift for dad, these lounge pants are as comfortable as they are stylish.
Desmond & Dempsey Grey PJ Trouser, $110 at Holt Renfrew. DESMOND & DEMPSEY
SAVE: POPPY & PEONIES CROSSBODY BAGThis crossbody bag pairs with everything and can be transformed into a clutch by removing the strap.
Poppy & Peonies The Brigitte Crossbody, $99 at Poppy & Peonies. POPPY & PEONIES
SPLURGE: SEE BY CHLOE CROSSBODY BAGWith the same circle hardware, but made with genuine leather, this luxe bag will surely put a smile on your recipient’s face. Comes fully lined with a removable strap, plus a dust bag too.
See by Chloe Hana Medium Saddle Bag, $563 at Shopbop. See by Chloe
SAVE: THE WET BRUSH HAIRBRUSHThis festive hairbrush — which works like a dream when detangling knots — makes the perfect addition to any stocking. Special bristles allow you to glide through tangles with ease without any breakage or pain.
Wet Brush, $14 at Wet Brush. Wet Brush
SPLURGE: MASON PEARSON HAIRBRUSHPeople swear by this high-end hairbrush which was created over 100 years ago. It’s an investment, but the high-quality materials are built to last forever. The only brush you’ll need in your entire lifetime.
Mason Pearson Brush, $288 at Nordstrom. Mason Pearson
SAVE: Vitaly WatchThis stainless steel watch makes a bold, yet classic statement.
Basel x Stainless Steel watch, $150 at Vitaly. Vitaly
SPLURGE: Movado watchYou can trust Movado to make a classic and versatile piece that will last you a lifetime.
Movado Bold Watch, $575 at Hudson's Bay. Movado
SAVE: SUGARFINA CANDY SETAn excellent gift for a boss or teacher, this customizable gift box allows you to choose three of your favourite candies and chocolates for gifting.
Sugarfina Design Your Own 3pc Happy Holidays Bento Box, $37 at Sugarfina. Sugarfina
SPLURGE: BASKITS CHOCOLATE BASKETThis basket is chock full of gourmet chocolates and sweets that will satisfy any foodie on your list.
Baskits Rosedale, $550 at Baskits. Baskits
SAVE: FRIENDLY STRANGER PIPEGift the 420-lover in your life this unique, vintage-inspired pipe which features a swivel lid that stashes and extinguishes the bowl.
Golf Club Shaped Wood Pipe, $20 at Friendly Stranger. Friendly Stranger
SPLURGE: GENIUS PIPEOf all the smoking devices on the market, this one definitely stands out. It features next-level technology with a patented design that cleans and cools the smoke.
Genius Pipes Genius Pipe, $140 at Tokyo Smoke. Tokyo Smoke
SAVE: INITIAL NECKLACEYou can’t go wrong with a personalized gift, like this delicate necklace with a gold-plated initial pendant.
Kate Spade New York One In A Million Initial Pedant Necklace, $82 at Nordstrom. Nordstrom
SPLURGE: ENGRAVED NECKLACENothing says “I love you” quite like engraving a personalized message on a piece of jewellery. Bonus points if you can fit in an inside joke.
Narrative 18kt Yellow Gold Vermeil Short Bar Necklace, $245 at Links of London. Links of London
SAVE: RAPTORS JERSEYLet the Raptors fan in your life cheer on the team in style with a slick Kawhi Leonard jersey.
Toronto Raptors Nike Men’s Kawhi Leonard Jersey, $130 at SportChek. SportChek
SPLURGE: RAPTORS TICKETSBlow them away with premium seats at an upcoming Raptors game. A trip to Toronto just to watch Canada's only basketball team? The ultimate splurge. Go Raps go!
Toronto Raptors Tickets, prices vary at Ticketmaster. Scotiabank Arena
SAVE: KEURIG COFFEE MACHINEGift the coffee lover in your life this sleek Keurig machine. It’s simple, yet effective, and is small enough to fit on any countertop.
Keurig Brewing System K35 Classic Series, $98 at Staples Canada. Keurig
SPLURGE: NESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINEFor the budding barista, this Nespresso machine is the way to go. It has several features to make different styles of coffee, plus a steam wand to create latte art.
Nespresso Creatista Uno, $549 at Nespresso. Nespresso
SAVE: OMOROVICZA INTRODUCTORY KITComplete with cleansers, a mask and mist (the Queen of Hungary Mist is a dream!) this introductory kit, valued at $193, is a lovely gift for your mom or skincare-obsessed BFF.
Omorovicza Introductory Kit, $134 at Nordstrom. OMOROVICZA
SPLURGE: 111SKIN DIAMOND EDIT SETFor the die-hard beauty fan (and we mean die-hard), this is the ultimate gift set. It includes a large assortment of luxury beauty products including creams (a product that costs $1,000 alone), serums and treatment masks infused with black diamond particles. Perfect for a Kardashian.
111Skin Diamond Edit Set, $2,160 at Holt Renfrew. Holt Renfrew
SAVE: BEARFACE WHISKYThis 7-year-old Canadian whisky makes for a great gift for hostesses and colleagues alike.
Bearface 7 Year Old Triple Oak Canadian Whisky, $40 at LCBO. LCBO
SPLURGE: J.P. WISER’S 35 YO WHISKYFor the whisky connoisseur, this 35-year-old whisky, which is one of the oldest whiskies ever produced in Canada, will not disappoint.
J.P. Wiser’s 35 YO Canadian Whisky, $165 at LCBO. LCBO
SAVE: Revlon HighlighterAdd light, blur and soften flaws with this dream of a highlighter from Revlon. Sunlit dream is what your skin will look like after a few swipes.
Revlon Sunlit Dream Highlighter, $20 at Shoppers Drug Mart. Revlon
SPLURGE: Charlotte Tilbury highlighterIt doesn't get more decadent than highlighter shaped like bars of gold. Need we say anything more?
Bar of Gold Palette, $75 at Charlotte Tilbury. Charlotte Tilbury
SAVE: ELEVATED DOG BOWLSDon’t forget about the dog! Gift your furry friend this adorable dog bowl set so they can eat their Christmas dinner in style.
Top Paw Steel Bone Elevated Double Diner Dog Bowl, $14 to $28 at Petsmart. Petsmart
SPLURGE: ELEVATED DOG BOWLSYour pet deserves the best of the best which is why we recommend this chic elevated dog bowl set.
Raised Metal Dog Bowls, $80 at HomeSense. Homesense
SAVE: BENTLEY SUITCASEFor the person on your list who loves adventure, a brand-new suitcase is a great option. This affordable carry-on (which also comes in black) is sturdy and features an expandable frame and lots of interior compartments.
Tracker Legion 21” Hardside Luggage, $120 at Bentley. Bentley
SPLURGE: AWAY SUITCASEThis sleek suitcase is made for the person who is always on the go. It’s unbreakable and has the ability to charge your phone through a USB port. Plus, it comes in multiple on-trend colour options and sizes.
Away The Bigger Carry-On, $345 at Away. Away
SAVE: DAVIDSTEA TEA SETThis tea sampler features the twelve most popular flavours including fan-favourites like Forever Nuts and Mother’s Little Helper.
David’s Top 12, $26 at DavidsTea. DavidsTea
SPLURGE: DAMMANN FRÈRES TEA SETDammann Freres is France’s oldest tea company, with its history dating all the way back to Louis XIV. Though the tea is said to be of the highest quality, the price is pretty steep (we had to, sorry).
Dammann Frères Coffret Palace With Cristal Tea Bags, $448 at Holt Renfrew. Holt Renfew
SAVE: NYX LIP SETThis festive gift features 12 medium-sized lip oils in a range of must-try shades.
NYX Cosmetics Sweet Château Slip Tease, $35 at NYX Cosmetics. NYX
SPLURGE: FENTY LIP SETYou can’t go wrong with this gift set. It has 10 all-new, full-size matte lipsticks in a range of shades from wearable pinks and reds to bold purple and turquoise.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle 10/10, $190 at Sephora. Fenty Beauty
SAVE: FACE MASK SETGive the gift of glowing skin with this two-piece mask set. It features a charcoal mask which purifies and a rose mask which plumps and hydrates.
The Body Shop The Finest Facial Mask Duo Gift Set, $40 at The Body Shop. The Body Shop
SPLURGE: LUXE SPA TREATMENTThe perfect gift for an overworked pal or tired mom, a relaxing spa treatment is the best way to recharge for 2019.
Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Vinopure Facial, $195 at Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie. Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie