If you’re like me, you haven’t got your shopping done yet but there is still time! After consulting with my husband, I have gotten the male perspective on some great ideas for the husband, boyfriend, son, brother, and father on your list. That’s the His. And it didn’t take me long to pick out some goodies that will make any girl’s toes curl on Christmas Day. That’s the Her. Let’s go shopping!
iPad Mini or Google Nexus 7
Wondering what to get for your gadget geek? I have it on good authority that the hot new thing in tablets this year is: the iPad mini (for your Apple lover) or the Google Nexus 7 (if he swears by Android).
Ladies, if you want to get him off your laptop, this might be the way to go!
Hockey Tickets Yes, I know there is a lockout. But…The Chicago Wolves hockey team – the farm team for Vancouver Canucks – will be playing the Abbotsford Heat on January 11 and 12. If your man needs a hockey fix, now is the time to get tickets to see future and current Canuck players including Zack Cassian and Chris Tanev. Cost of tickets: $15-40 or check out the London Drugs Family Pack for $80.
Settlers of Catan The Washington Post calls this hot new offering the board game of our time. It’s an award-winning strategy game where players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory. Buy it for Christmas and you’ll have something to do on Boxing Day.
Movie Night Plan a date night out at the movies with your man. I like the Cineplex Night Out Movie Package from Costco which includes 2 admissions, 2 soft drinks and 1 popcorn for 24.99. This one is affordable for any budget. Click on the link above, order online, and print in the comfort of your home and you are done!
Ecco Shoes If you are looking for a good quality, comfortable shoe for the man in your life, you can’t go wrong with Ecco shoes. My husband is very picky about what goes on his feet and swears by these shoes and sandals. You can find Ecco shoes at stores like Ronsoms and SoftMoc or shop online.
GIFTS FOR HER
Lush makes the most delicious smelling products for your bath, shower, hair, face and body. They have a delightful selection of Christmas items that would make great stocking stuffers or gifts for the women in your life. I especially like the Midnight Massage bar, Santa’s sack, Twilight Shower Gel, Sandy Santa and Mr. Punch soap. If you would like to go the extra mile, buy some candles and run her a bath on Christmas Day after the turkey goes in the oven.
This year I discovered DavidsTea store and I was like a kid in a candy shop – you can choose from an amazing selection of loose leaf teas – black, green, white, organic, herbal, rooibois, mate, pu’erh and oolong – in an amazing variety flavours. Tea is healthy, delicous and fun so why not share it with someone you love? I recommend the Winter Tea Collection if you don’t know where to start!
Spa Day Pamper the woman in your life with a gift certificate to her favourite spa. I like Eccotique but make sure you pick a place she likes to go. If she hasn’t experienced a hot stone massage, I recommend that for your package! There is also nothing wrong with checking out Groupon to see if there are any great deals going on in time for the holidays!
The first time I visited a Sephora store, my husband had to leave me there and find something to do for an hour so I could explore my mother ship. This season I have my eye on their bareMinerals Total Package Collection (an all natural product line) and the FlowersbyKenzo perfume Coffret but there is a great selection of gift sets available for any taste.
Romantic Getaway Surprise her with a romantic getaway. Line up the grandparents for some babysitting and book a weekend away. Some of our favourite getaways are on Vancouver Island: Fossil Bay Resort, Tigh-na-mara Seaside Spa Resort and The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Whistler and Seattle are also favourite destinations. Be sure to book her a spa appointment and reap the rewards.
And no matter who you are shopping for, here are some great gift ideas for the book lover in your life!<