You may have seen some of our previous posts featuring the picks and holiday memories of some of our favourite local bloggers (if not, go have a look!) We were planning on doing individual blog posts for each blogger’s picks… but it got busy in the store and our resident blogger (i.e. me) was recruited to write bills, wrap purchases and generally help out with things that did not pertain to blogging – hence why it is now two days before Christmas and we have yet to write about all our lovely blogger friends! In the interest of time (or lack thereof) we’re posting all the remaining blogger’s top gift picks together.
If you still have a few names to cross off your list, hopefully their picks help to inspire you when finding the perfect gift… or if you’ve finished your present shopping for the year, perhaps they will inspire the people in you life that still have yet to buy for you :)
Ooh, also, if you’d like to see ALL the bloggers’ picks (even those that weren’t featured on our blog) you can check out our Facebook album. We posted pictures of as many gift ideas as we could, but since we’ve had ‘blogger gift picks’ signs up in the store for a while… some items sold out before we could get pictures of them! What can we say, these ladies have great taste!
Without further ado, here are the final blogger picks…
Jen of Her Waise Choice
Christmas is my favourite time of the year! Family, friends, food, love all around… and the birth of Jesus :)
“My mom doesn’t like overpowering scents – this one smells fresh, clean and cozy. I think she’d love it!”
Did you believe in Santa Claus as a child?
I don’t actually remember a time when I truly believed in Santa. All I remember was pretending that I believed in him for as long as I could so that I would get more presents. Devious child I was!
“For essentially any female on my gift list – so much crafty inspiration!”
What is the best gift you got as an adult?
Chanel Gardenia (part of their Les Exclusiifs collection) perfume from my boyfriend David last Christmas. Like Barbies for grown women!
“The full bottom and flattering neckline of this dress are prefect for a formal party!”
What is the worst gift you received as a child?
Mandarin oranges and Mentos from the pantry in my stocking at the time when I was still pretending to believe in Santa. I guess my parents saw right through me.
Alexandra of To Vogue or Bust
My favourite holiday tradition is going for high tea and then The Nutcracker with my sisters and mum (my brother and dad get left at home). We’ve been doing it for years: we go to Secret Garden in Kerrisdale and then down to the Queen E.
“My friend Nashlyn has this wonderfully eclectic style – I could totally see her wearing this hat with a big knit scarf and lots of colour.”
Without a doubt, my dad is the hardest person to buy for. Every year his gift list says “Just be good to each other.” Come on, Dad. Make it material.
“My best friend Caitlin LOVES all things sweet-scented. She’s always dabbling on perfume or scented lotion. That, and she’s always on the go – the sweet smell of the portable roll-on Blend no.8 would be perfect for her.”
I love Christmas! My family really comes together over Christmas and we’ve always gone overboard with our decorations and celebrations. I hate winter but this one day makes it all worth it!
“I’d get this skirt for my sister Isabelle in a heartbeat – the bow detail and soft colour perfectly suit her feminine, 1950’s inspired style.”
I don’t have a memory of sitting on Santa’s knee so much as a horrifying picture. I look like the girl in The Orphan. Santa looks a bit terrified.
“A great guide to inspire & create many wonderful things. Any crafty girl would be giddy with excitement after one look at this book!”
“These hand knit ear warmers would make you the favourite gift giver this season! Not only does the stretch make them one size fits all(often important when trying to find a gift that fits!).. they are so cozy and cute!”
“For a friend who bakes. Why? With 89 different cookie recipes, this book is a great buy for someone who loves to bake and try new recipes.. there are enough recipes to bake different cookies for every occasion!”
Mila of The Style Gloss
“I’m going away to Mexico for the Christmas holidays and these would look adorable with a white t-shirt, aviators and a tan!”
“A perfect hostess gift since people rarely buy themselves beautiful candles. These are vintage-esque and classy.”
Piper of Pontouf
I’m usually pretty holiday neutral, but this year I’m actually sort of excited for Christmas and I think I may have a tree for the first time in 5 years!
“For all my girl cousins because it smells like Christmas!”
I don’t think I ever really believed in Santa. But, I sort of believed one year because my mom took me to see Santa at a department store and I asked for a Fashion Star Fillie (which I had just seen down another aisle) and then on christmas morning I got it and was so excited! But I didn’t think I had seen the real Santa because I thought he was creepy and he tried to tickle me which I thought was gross.
“It’s a rabbit fur pom pom headband! LOVE!”