The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and while it’s about so much more than gift-giving, it does give us a reason to celebrate those special people in our lives with some carefully selected presents. This year, we’ve made it easy for you and have rounded up eight easy-to-score gifts for everyone on your list—some you can even conveniently score at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. Happy holiday shopping!
For your beauty-loving bestie
She spends tons of time watching makeup videos on YouTube and even offers to do your makeup once in a while. Upgrade her beauty bag with this gorgeous Quo Beauty eyeshadow palette. This palette comes with 12 eyeshadow shades to help create lots of different looks, from something subtle and office-appropriate, or more dramatic for the après-work holiday party. Plus, at only $25, you can treat your friend and stay within your shopping budget.
For your mom
You rely on your mom for a lot—you still call her to ask her things like how long you can keep defrosted chicken in the fridge for—so she deserves something extra special. This Jenny Bird necklace and pendant is the perfect way to express your gratitude. The pebble-shaped pendant and chain are 14K gold-dipped brass and are polished to a high shine. Plus, the brand is Canadian, and we love to support anything homegrown.
For your guy
For the guy that probably has everything, this stylish Crosley record player is a must-have for any bachelor pad or cohabitation space. The faux wood finish makes it an easy décor staple and the perfect way to set some mood music on date night. Plus, the Bluetooth capability means you can also stream music from any device when you’ve gone through your entire vinyl repertoire.
For your tech-obsessed dad
He’s into gadgets and gizmos and only occasionally asks you for some tech support (though, to be fair, he also reminds you when to get your car serviced). This year help him stay even more connected without being wired with these wireless earbuds. They make it easy to listen to music or a podcast and connect on a call, help cancel out any external echoing and are enabled for both iPhone and Android.
For your new mom friend
While she’d likely appreciate an in-house chef, that’s not really in anyone’s budget (except maybe Oprah). Instead, gift your friend this cute mug and wine glass set. Bonus points for bringing her some freshly ground coffee, a bottle of vino and a coupon for your babysitting services (though the last one is entirely optional).
For your homebody friend
For the friend that always invites you over but also makes a mean home-cooked meal (or at least knows all the best takeout places), help her set the cozy homebody scene with this 3-wick candle. With notes like sweet almond, cherry and orange blossom and wooden wicks that sound like a crackling fire, you might just start inviting yourself over more than usual.
For your Secret Santa
Shopping for your Secret Santa recipient is always a tough one, especially if you don’t know the person all that well. But one thing that everyone loves: long-lasting lipsticks! This eight-piece matte lip crayon set features bold, intense colours that are definitely in style this season.
For your dogwalker
They brave the elements to ensure that you don’t have any dog mom guilt while you’re at work. Help them stay warm (and caffeinated) while they escort your pup around the city with this reusable coffee mug. Made with super-sturdy glass and topped with a silicone lid and sleeve, it will keep their on-the-go beverage of choice warm while your dog frolics around in the park.
This article is sponsored by Quo Beauty, but the opinions are our own.