#3ThingsThursday- Three last- minute Christmas gift ideas

Hi Friends,


This week for #3ThingsThursday I am sharing with you three items  locally made that  you can pick up as last-minute gift items( if you haven’t already purchased them).  These items are actually on my wish list, so let’s hope my hubby has a read! Hehe!





1. The first item I am loving, is a candle. I know what you’re probably thinking, with  such a variety of candles out there, it’s hard to choose.  However, these candles are made local by a team of people, a couple to be exact, and a lot of heart and soul are put into these babies. Every candle is  handmade  using clean-burning, petroleum-free coconut wax.



The candle retails for 29.00 Canadian and is 13.50z. They are available in four aromatherapy scents.

Despite the candles trendy, clean look and heavy bold print, it is the story behind the duos candle making, that hits me in the heart.

Sonia, whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting recently,  is genuine, and articulate.  She shared a bit of their  background story on Woodlots  Instagram page and I fell in love.

This is their  story:

As a young girl, I would hand-roll cotton with my mom, who had learned the practice from my grandmother back home in India. The cotton wicks were used to create tea-lights, intended to burn all day. 

Growing up on the Mediterranean  coast, Fouad played in a backyard full of olive trees . He remembers operator the olive press with his father and uncle, and always putting aside the last few batches for soap. 

With our origins steeped in family tradition, we keep future generations in mind. That’s why each Woodlot candle is handmade with care using clean burning, petroleum free coconut wax. And why all our soaps are made in small batches with specially -selected ingredients from our favorite places in the world. We like to call ourselves “Citizens of the world” 


So, you can see how their story got me. I love a good story. I also love supporting local. So, if you are out looking for last-minute gifts, keep Woodlot candles in mind. Or better yet, add one to your wish list!

You can shop Woodlot @shopwoodlot

Follow them on Instagram @shopwoodlot

They will also be hosting a holiday studio sale on Dec.18th and 19th from 11am-7pm

203- 2075 Yukon Street Head out and shop woodlot!

2. The next item which makes a fabulous gift is the gift of organization! Yes, you can give this as a gift. And, when it is in the form of a fabulous looking agenda, with a ton of pages, it makes staying organized fun! The agenda that I am referring to is the Design Love Planner! I’ve eyed it for a while and with the new year approaching it’s the perfect agenda to stay motivated, organized, inspired and stylish! It’s a great gift for any woman, especially the busy ones. Seriously,  who isn’t busy these days. Call me  old-fashioned but I still love writing things down. I find it a bit harder to stay organized with my phone. The Design Love Planner was designed with sophistication for the modern, professional, ( busy ) woman in mind. Order yours now for someone on your list. I bet you are going to want one for yourself!
International Holidays
12 Perforated Inspirational Prints
Monthly Calendars
Weekly To-Do Lists
Weekly Appointment Schedules
Monthly Budgeting & Expense Section
Two Ribbons
Opens Flat & 360
Inside Front & Back Pockets
Durable Coiled Spine
Blank Perforated Pages In The Back
Page Size 5.4″ x 7.7″
Fits Comfortably In Your Purse
 The planner is $55.00 and will last all year! What are you waiting for? Actually, what I am I waiting for ( santa maybe) Hehe.
Follow them on Instagram @ designloveplanner
3. Last but not least, if you have a baby in your life that you still haven’t bought a gift for, it’s not to laste! Or, if you are like me and just love to spoil the babies in your life,  then you have to get that little one  some Vonbon apparel! Vonbon products are oh so stylish and cute!  Best of all, their products are eco-friendly,  and made with organic cottons.

Here’s the story behind Vonbon

Jennifer and Kristin, stylish sisters and thoughtful gift givers, were sick of buying traditional baby wears for the many expectant mothers in their lives. Lovers of fashion, design and above all, quality, they saw a need for premium, eco-friendly goods that represented their modern tastes for both mother and child. Inspired by the sophistication of neutral palettes that work to transition among all elements of their lives, Vonbon designs are appropriate for either gender, any age and all homes. Designed and crafted in beautiful Vancouver, BC, each product has been mindfully created for trendy babies and their even trendier parents. Certified organic, using only water-based inks and made in small batches, each pattern is designed by the VONBON team and purposefully created to mix and match to make the style uniquely yours. 

I  had the great pleasure of connecting with Jennifer this past year. She is amazing, full of personality, supportive and  knows how to make a girl  laugh. She just recently had her own beautiful baby girl, who is always looking quite stylish in her Vonbon apparel I must say.
If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet,  you can shop their studio today from 1-4 in Yaletown. 200B 1228 Hamilton Street. Hurry down, for some stocking stuffer mark downs!!
I hope my #3ThingsThursday post helped you with some last-minute gift ideas! Happy shopping!!
Jamie xo
PS. If you would like to play along,  link up with The write balance, Laugh Love Mirch or Pink Chai Living to share any three things on Thursdays!

2 thoughts on “#3ThingsThursday- Three last- minute Christmas gift ideas

  1. Love all the last minute gift ideas Jamie, they are gorgeous! A planner is a definitely must and the candles are lovely. Happy Holidays and thanks for linking up to #3ThingsThursday

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