2021 Holiday Gift Guide


by Kyla McDonald

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season, regardless of your budget. Use these tips and gift ideas to ensure that every person you need to shop for is covered.

For Her: Whether you’re buying for your mom, grandma, sister, or significant other, these five gift ideas will be sure to lead you in the right direction this holiday season.

  • Wine Subscription – A quick google search will provide many options for the wine lover in your life.
  • Gin Tasting – Check with your local distilleries and breweries for more information.
  • Essential Oil Diffuser or a Cozy Candle – Support a local business after a difficult two years, many have scents that are more subtle and unique when compared to larger corporations. They also have memberships for a new candle each month!
  • Mugs – If you want to go the extra mile, a coffee subscription or locally roasted beans are a great addition to this simple gift.
  • Lounge Sets – The comfiest way to spend this holiday season is in a matching lounge set.

For Him: Dads, grandpas, brothers, and significant others can be difficult to buy for, especially if they don’t give you any hints. Here are five ideas to lead you in the right direction this year.

  • Whiskey or Beer Tasting – Check with your local distilleries and breweries for more information.
  • Charging Station Dock – Having a place to keep all of his electronics, where they can also be charged, is a great gift for the organized tech lover in your life.
  • Overnight Bag – This is a great option for business trips or a weekend away.
  • Men’s Cologne Sampler Set – If he doesn’t already have a signature scent, this is the way to go.
  • Slippers – The coziest way to spend the holiday season is to have a comfy pair of slippers to keep him warm around the house.

Kids and Teens: Depending on the interests and ages of the kiddos on your list, here are a variety of different categories to choose from to help you pick the perfect present this year.

  • Creative:
    • Colouring books, suitable for all ages depending on the difficulty and themes of the images.
    • Gel pens
    • DIY kits
    • Lego, also suitable for all ages depending on the difficulty of the projects.
  • Games:
    • Memory games
    • Card games
    • Board games
    • Puzzles
  • Books:
    • Holiday themed stories/ novels
    • Personalized books
    • The latest YA (young adult) release, or novel in a series they like.
  • Useful:
    • Wallet
    • Watch
    • Fun cookie cutters
    • Fuzzy socks
    • Water bottle
    • Bookmarks
    • Gift cards – online stores, movie theatre, coffee shops, takeout food, or visa gift cards are always good options.
  • Beauty and Fashion:
    • Personalized name or initial jewelry
    • Cozy or fun (or both) socks
    • Luggage tags – their favourite colour, character, or have it personalized with their initials!
    • Nail polish or nail stickers (depending on age)
    • Fun headbands or hair accessories
    • Holiday themed pajamas
  • Tech:
    • Braided charging cables
    • Portable USB charger
    • Key/wallet/phone finder
    • Portable photo printer
    • Bluetooth speaker or headphones