The last weekend before Christmas has passed, and people are beginning to panic over how to get all of their shopping done in time.  As the countdown draws closer, we want to help you show that special person in your life you care without just handing them an envelope of cash in lieu of a holiday president (not that anyone would ever turn down some cold hard cash) with some suggested gifts and gift cards.  Here are some great options for that home owner (or soon to be home owner) in your life.

  1. Gift card to a hardware store – Home Depot, Canadian Tire, and Lowe’s Canada are all great options.
  2. Gift card for somewhere they can get basics. Come January they’ll be happy to have the gift card to help supplement their shopping! (think grocery stores, drug stores, Walmart etc.)
  3. Good coffee or a gift card from that shop around the corner from their home or office (support local when you can!)
  4. Flowers or a hearty plant, now or in January. Consider bringing something small now and a certificate letting them know a bouquet is coming to brighten their day in January, say on Blue Monday, when they’ll appreciate it even more!
  5. IKEA gift Card – Nothing says Merry like a new set of shelves you can put together yourself.
  6. A thoughtful Christmas ornament.  One stop at Hallmark and then you’re out.
  7. A night in basket (fill with snacks, Netflix recommendations and their favourite beverages!)
  8. When in doubt! Wine!  A bottle of sparkling is a great gift to celebrate.
  9. Cozy reading socks and a good book
  10. A Killer 2017 wall calendar
  11. A subscription to a magazine they love!
  12. Groupon or Living Social coupons to things you know they want to try out, but haven’t gotten around to!
  13. A spa certificate
  14. Tickets to the theatre, a concert, or a gallery
  15. Restaurant gift cards
Happy Shopping!