- Canada Post gives you a deadline if you want your gift to arrive at the destination before Christmas Eve and it's usually the first week of December.
- I loathe crowds.
- Line-ups are the bane of my existence. For the most part, I know what I'm looking for, so I just want to get it, buy it and get out.
- I would rather do my Christmas shopping early and relax for the month of December. Then, I can really get into the festive spirit if the season. Preferably with Bailey's in my cup of eggnog.
Now, shopping for gifts inevitably leads me to think about what I would like to see under the Christmas tree for me and here are a few things I have in mind:
|bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Eye and Cheek Palette is a great for someone who wants almost everything in one place. You have a good selection of eye-shadows, a highlighter/bronzer and 2 blushers, all housed in a thin compact palette with a mirror for $53 at Sephora. All you need is mascara and lip gloss or lipstick and you're set. |
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|It's winter and there's a chill in the air, so who doesn't need (another) scarf? This brushed flannel scarf is in a classic plaid print and will keep you warm and stylish in the cold. Find it at Old Navy for $24.94 or wait until they have a sale and get it for less!|
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|No one likes dry scaly skin and this stuff really gives you smooth, soft skin. I'm particularly fond of the grapefruit+aloe but the lemon+sage and the blood orange+white pepper are wonderful as well. These are also work well as hand creams and would make a great stocking stuffers. You can find this holiday gift set at Sephora or at blissworld for $45.|
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|The Body Shop always have an excellent selection of holiday gift sets from varying price points, ranging from their classic scents to limited edition scents. I got the glazed apple and frosted cranberry hand creams last year and LOVE them. Their holiday sets start at $10 and up.|
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|Fragrance is definitely a personal choice and can be tricky to buy for someone, which means rollerballs are a incredible idea. You can dabble into different scents without making a big commitment. Byredo parfums are new to me but so far, I like what I'm smelling. Blanche and Gypsy Water seem to be the popular ones but, I like Bal D'Afrique for myself. You can find the Byredo parfums at Holt Renfrew for $120 to $235 or at Nordstrom.|
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|Bose Quiet Comfort Noise-Cancelling Headphones are a lifesaver when travelling. Especially when you're in Economy class on a 11-hour flight with four crying babies sitting around you. FOUR. CRYING. BABIES. I was so glad I was able to borrow a pair from a friend for that trip. These headphones are pricey at $329.99, but worth every penny and can be found here. The one shown above are in the colour Triple Black and look very sleek.|
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|Saint Laurent black quilted monogram chain wallet with the glossy black hardware is gorgeous. It's something that I've had my eye on for months now. It's a whopping $1635 on ssense and maybe if Santa is paying attention, I might find it wrapped under the tree come Christmas Day.... |
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