Best of the Season
Check out our team’s favourite gifts, ideas and fun for the holiday season!
Jenny – The Gift of Health
When Jenny’s not working with her clients, she can usually be found spinning at Torq, the Leslieville studio with a cult-like following. She’d love for you give the gift of health and it’s so easy….3 rides for $39 and you can buy online!
Eric Skogland – Hit the Slopes
When Eric’s not at an open house you might find him flying down Glen Stewart ravine or Withrow Park on a Stiga GT Racer. On sale for $99.99 at Canadian Tire.
Bianca– Time to Snuggle
There’s no better way for Bianca to snuggle up with her favourite holiday movie or book! West Elm’s animal friendly throws add a luxurious layer of softness to any home.
$67.00 – www.westelm.ca
Selene – Cooking up a Storm
Most of Selene’s favourite recipes (i.e. Cacio e Pepe) come from Chrissy Teigen’s first cookbook, Cravings so she’s excited to snag her next edition, “Hungry for More” to try more like Simple Skillet Broken Lasagna.
$21.39 – www.indigo.ca
Nicole –Don’t Talk Dirty
Your smartphone is a breeding ground for bacteria and holding that Petri dish next to your mouth and nose creates a direct path for colds and flu. Zap the germs lurking on your touchscreen with this UV sanitizer that takes care of the dirty work for you!
$79.83 – www.uncommongoods.com
Cera Dann – Cuddle with Kindness
If you’re shopping for a child in your life, look no further than Cuddle & Kind. Since Cera is known for her kindness, it is no surprise this is her pick – every time you purchase a doll, you are providing 10 meals for a child in need. So far, they have provided over 5 million meals!
Cameron Levitt – Your Dog on Your Socks
For the dog lovers out there like Cam, you can take your love one step further this holiday season by getting custom socks with your dog’s face on them! You can do humans too btw. 🙂
$24 USD – www.divvyupsocks.com
Matt – Keep Your Lid Warm
Not only is Matt an official ski instructor at Craigleith – he’s also a pro rep for Helly Hansen! Make it easy for friends to find you – wear what the pros wear with this fleece lined beanie!
$32.00 – www.Helleyhansen.ca
Sabrina – PJ’s for Everyone!
It’s not just kids that love cozy onesies! Sabrina gets the whole family dialed up with matching onsies for the holidays – what better way to hang out on Christmas morning?
$39.99-$54.99 – www.lazyones.ca
Mark – A Panto Performance – Oh My!
One of the highlights of the holiday season and a Richards family tradition is the Ross Petty Panto and this year features the Wizard of Oz! This is truly a hilarious show for the whole family.
Tickets available at www.elgin-theatre.tickets-center.com
Parris – Comfort in a Cup
When winter weather swirls in, nothing could be cozier than a toasty mug of hot chocolate. Check out Parris’ twist on the classic – Mexican Hot Chocolate!
Just toss everything in a slow cooker on low for 2 hours.
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 4 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate
- 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 stick cinnamon (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
- 4 cups whole milk (2% or skim is also fine)
Check out the full recipe: http://littlespicejar.com/mexican-hot-chocolate-slow-cooker/
Samantha – Gorgeous DIY Christmas Wrapping
Ever the creative one, Sam not only presents our listings perfectly, she makes everything in life a bit more beautiful. Check out her favourite twist on wrapping presents this season – mostly with free materials to create festive designs!
For full instructions go to: https://www.apieceofrainbow.com/christmas-gift-wrapping-ideas/
Rachel– Bring out your Artistic Side
Designed from the ground up with the Apple Pencil in mind, the iPad Pro is the ultimate digital canvas for on-the-go artists of any experience level. The iPad Pro is one of the cheapest portable digital art tablets on the market, and is compatible with dozens of apps to create your vision!
Starting from $799 Apple Store
Carly – Get Your Own Charger
Carly knows that even if someone borrows her charger, she knows it will always come back to her with this awesome monogrammed version that comes with your choice of coloured cables for easy tracking!
$28.86 from Chic Chargers on www.Esty.com
Arthur – A Show for the Heart.
Arthur saw the musical of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Now he wants to make sure the whole world sees it!
$79-$225/ticket – https://www.mirvish.com
Shannon – The Perfect Hostess Gift
With all of the holiday parties this season, don’t get caught last minute without a hostess gift. This is the perfect option for a modern take on salad thongs – pick up the Salad Paddles for just $12 at Indigo.ca! Makes a perfect pairing with any cookbook.
Ian – Coolest Feet in Town
It’s no surprise that real estate agents pay attention to their socks but Ian wants to share that passion with everyone on his list this year. Check out his fave, Yo Sox for an awesome gift this year.
$12/pair – www.yo-sox.ca