Holiday Gift Guide: Him AND Her

Holiday Gift Guide: Him AND Her

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Welcome back! It’s December 2nd and that means it’s almost officially Christmas! I know a lot of people (myself included) are guilty of waiting for the last minute to get their holiday shopping done. That being said, I wanted to come up with a gift guide for the men and women in your life. Most of these items can appeal to all different budgets, interests and styles. I’ve included fifteen gift ideas for women & fifteen for men. I tried to keep most items on the affordable side, however I have included a few splurge-worthy items as well. 

Gifts for Her:

• ONE // Candles
I don’t know a woman out there who doesn’t appreciate a nice candle! 
Personally, I love Bath & Body Works candles the most, because they have the best scents & the cutest packaging. My favourites are : Fireside & Vanilla Bean Noel (such a classic)!

•  TWO // PJs 
You can’t go wrong with a nice set of pajamas. Some good places for pajamas include : Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Nordstrom or Hudson’s Bay. 
I personally like to go with a very soft, silky material. The Sleepover Knit PJ by Victoria’s Secret is the style in the photo down below.

•  THREE // Quay Sunglasses 
Quay is an Australian brand that sells THE best sunglasses.
They have so many styles & are always coming out with more! They are also good quality & trendy, but still affordable. My favourite styles are : Rumours, High Key & Hardwire. The style in the photo is : Rumours (which is on MY wish-list this year!)

•  FOUR // Slipper Socks 
I live in slipper socks when I’m home (in the winter). They are so cozy and warm, 
and much softer than slippers. Mine are from a brand called Just Cozy, however the photo is of a boujee pair from Ugg! Most department stores carry them.

•  FIVE // Robe 
Another cozy item that all women LOVE, especially in the winter months. 
I love a nice, cozy, fluffy robe, but there are so many styles you can choose from.The robe in the photo is from ASOS.

•  SIX // Make-up Holiday Set 
Brands put together the most amazing beauty holiday sets at this time of year. 
Stop at your local Ulta or Sephora and pick up one of these holidays sets. You really can’t go wrong. (THEY ARE AMAZING VALUE!!)

•  SEVEN // Planner 
Christmas is the perfect time of year to gift someone a planner/ agenda. They usually run from January to December. The Refresh Planner, is my new favourite (will be featured in a giveaway soon!) If you’d rather not buy online, stop into your local Indigo. They ALWAYS have cute & affordable planners.

•  EIGHT // S’well Water Bottle –
A water bottle is a must-have for everyone. This brand is my favourite because they actually keep your water cold (or hot) for the entire day. Check them out!

•  NINE // Eye-mask 
Once you sleep with an eye-mask, there is no turning back. Since I started sleeping with one, I have never slept better. It makes a great gift add-on. This one is from Saje, and is lavender-scented to promote a good night sleep. I’m obsessed with it.

•  TEN // Hunter Boots
Hunter boots are perfect for the winter, and are oh-so trendy. They are stylish and versatile, as I wear mine in the spring, winter & fall. They are completely waterproof (obviously) and are good in rain & snow. Added bonus: Purchase the socks to keep your legs extra warm.

•  ELEVEN // Adidas Hoodie 
Adidas hoodie, sweater, pullover. This is a gift-item that any woman would love. Who ever has too many sweaters? NOT ME.

•  TWELVE // Perfume (specifically a sampler) 
I love these as a gift idea. Perfume can be such a personal thing, but with this, you don’t have to worry. You get 10  fragrance samples & a coupon for the full-size of your choosing! I get this most years at Christmas myself, and I absolutely love it.

•  THIRTEEN // Ugg Slippers 
Another boujee item. I can’t help it. Ugg slippers are so cute and comfortable. These ones in particular (Scuffette style) are durable, while still being warm and comfortable.

•  FOURTEEN // Diffuser
Diffusing essentials oils is THE THING right now, and for good reason. It’s a great gift idea for someone who is new to essential oils. Mine is from Saje (lifetime guarantee!), but Amazon & Winners also sell good diffusers.

•  FIFTEEN // Fluffy Pullover
Again, the teddy bear material is TRENDING right now. Plus, you can never be too cozy. Any lady on your list would be happy to have a nice, fluffy pullover. Nordstrom has some nice ones, too!

#1 - Candles

Gifts for Him:

• ONE // Watch –
Watches are one of those things that most men do wear, however will often not buy for themselves.
I personally love the Kenneth Cole brand watches for men- there are SO many nice & classy styles.

• TWO // Slippers –
Again, slippers are a necessity for the winter months. I’ve included a link to an Ugg pair for the men, as well.

• THREE // Apple AirPods –
PRETTY SURE this is going to be the gift of the year, to be honest. I see these EVERYWHERE I go. I can imagine that for busy people on the go (especially athletic men who work out often), these would be very useful.

• FOUR // Sunglasses – 
I think Christmas is the perfect time to gift someone with sunglasses. Ray Ban is an excellent brand for men’s sunglasses. They have so any styles. The style in the photo is Erika Classic. Another style you simply can’t go wrong with is the Wayfarer.

• FIVE // Apple TV –
There is not a man on your list who wouldn’t appreciate an Apple TV (unless they are completely not techie!) This is definitely a splurge-item though, so keep that in mind.

• SIX // Duffle Bag –
A duffle bag is an essential. Chances are, the man in your life will not keep on top of things like this (haha). Hudson’s Bay, Roots, and Herschel have some nice ones.

• SEVEN // Cologne Set –
Just like with the ladies perfume sampler, Shopper’s Drug Mart has a cologne version of this for men! Sephora and Ulta also sell great holiday fragrance sets, in case he has a specific cologne he always wears!

• EIGHT // Sweater –
I love shopping for men’s sweaters, because they are so dang nice. The shops I prefer are: Hudson’s Bay, Eddie Bauer & RW & Co. I really like the button-down, cardigan style for men.

• NINE // Shaving Kit –
Such an essential for men (obviously). Again, brands often come out with great holidays kits with such excellent value. Check out Hudson’s Bay, Sephora or Ulta.

• TEN // Bluetooth Speaker –
If the man in your life doesn’t have one already, I guarantee he’ll want one. I have the Bose Bluetooth speaker (linked above) and it is fantastic. I have never had an issue!

• ELEVEN // Beer Glasses –
This is a great gift idea, as it’s likely something he will not purchase for himself. I’ve gifted this to many men in my life, and they have always been pleased.

• TWELVE // Skin Care Set –
Ah, skincare. Again, we as women need to remind men about the importance of healthy skin (haha). A good brand is Jack Black. Like with the shaving kit, Hudson’s Bay, Sephora and Ulta are all great places to pick this up.

• THIRTEEN // Pajama Bottoms –
I’ll be honest, I really just the guy in the photo. BUT, honestly, pajamas are a great gift item, as I mentioned in the ladies’ guide. Mark’s actually has really nice ones for a good price!

• FOURTEEN // Beer & Snack Basket OR Beer Subscription
Most men would be THRILLED with beer for Christmas, let’s be honest. Make it creative and fun by making your own gift basket. Include some of his favourite beers along with snacks! The LCBO, or your local liquor store, also has gift sets to choose from if you’d rather not make your own. Another option is to get him a beer subscription, which is also a really neat and unique gift idea.

• FIFTEEN // Gift-card –
Last but not least, we have the infamous gift-card. Personally, this is not my favourite gift to give, however a lot of men in my life have REQUESTED this as a gift over the years. It’s one of those gifts that you really can’t go wrong with. It’s a great gift for someone you maybe don’t know as well. A gift-card for gas, food, or mall is a good place to start.

There you have it! I hope you got some ideas from this Gift Guide. Let me know down below what is on your wish list!


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    • December 2, 2018 / 5:32 pm

      I know, such an expensive gift! I see them everywhere in Toronto, it’s crazy!

  1. December 3, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    This is awesome! Many of the gifts listed about both genders could actually be of interest and are practical for both genders. I love this list!

  2. December 3, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    Actually, I really need a new pair of sunglasses so this is something I could ask from someone for my birthday, thanks for the idea!!

  3. Natasha MacFarlane
    December 3, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  4. December 3, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Some great ideas, I’d love some cosy pjs, you can’t go wrong with them

    • December 6, 2018 / 1:20 am

      I agree – cozy PJs are NEVER a bad gift idea! Thanks for reading, love xo

  5. asouthernworldblog
    December 4, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    These are great ideas!! I actually am asking for a new robe this year…so perfect!

  6. December 4, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    A beer subscription?! I didn’t even know those existed! This is a great post.

    • December 6, 2018 / 1:22 am

      I know it’s so unique isn’t it? Thanks I’m glad you liked it! xo

  7. December 5, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Awesome post! I love the Ugg slipper idea, I can think of more than one person on my list who would also love them!

  8. Mashibaby
    December 5, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    I love sunglasses!!

    • December 6, 2018 / 1:24 am

      That’s awesome! I had no idea, but good to know! Thanks for reading, Natonya xo

  9. December 5, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    You’ve literally ticked all the boxes with the gifts for her!! There’s nothing I love more than a good candle and don’t even get me started on my planner collection😂. Thank you for sharing your ideas!!

    Love, Soph x

    • December 6, 2018 / 1:24 am

      Thanks for reading Soph! Glad you agree! I feel like these are pretty universal ideas! xo

  10. December 6, 2018 / 9:12 am

    some super cool and cute gifts in this guide! i’m stuck on what to get my dad this year so this will help!

    • December 10, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much! Let me know if you end up getting him one of these items! I’m sure he’d love them! xo

  11. December 7, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    cool post, definitely would love the water bottle and can never have too many planners. Is it wrong that i’d be eying up a few of the guys gifts too lol 🙂

    • December 10, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      Agreed! Planners are so necessary! And not at all girl – so many of their items are just as good! Thanks for reading, xo

    • December 10, 2018 / 9:41 pm

      Oh gosh, Erica, me too! Have wayyyy too many lol- thanks for reading. xo

    • December 10, 2018 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you! I agree, Laura. I love planners so much! I’m doing a giveaway with one soon on my Instagram xo

  12. Nicole Pyles
    December 9, 2018 / 4:40 am

    Oh I love these ideas! (Slipper socks are totally my jam too!)

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