Styling The Inside holiday gift-guide for the last-minute shopper

Ok, folks, the countdown is officially on.

We are 10 days away from Christmas!!


For those of you who are still hunting for some last-minute gifts, I’ve created a last-minute gift guide to help take some stress and anxiety off your shoulders during the anxiety-inducing countdown to Christmas.

I know first-hand it feels extremely relieving when everyone’s finally crossed off my Christmas list.

That being said, I want to help you feel this sense of relief too!

It feels so good on the inside when the gift buying is done because we can relax and enjoy quality time with our loved ones.

Most of these gifts have been gifted to me, which is why I want to spread the love and share them with you.

I truly believe they make great gifts!

Best of all, most of them are Canadian,  local and give back to important causes.

Ok enough said.

I know what you`re probably thinking.

“Let’s see the goods!” 


Give the gift of Wine



When I received this fabulous gold embossed bottle of  Kim Crawford limited edition Sauvignon Blanc with metallic detailing I immediately fell in love!

In fact, I loved the bottle so much I didn`t even open it for a few weeks! I just wanted to look at it! Haha!

This limited edition bottle makes the perfect gift for the wine-loving friend, hostess, and teacher.

It also looks stunning as a table centerpiece or as an add-on to a bar cart.

This limited edition bottle retails at participating BCLS stores.

Give the gift of Chocolate

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I love love love love love love love love love love (ok, I’ll stop) Chocolate!

And I’m pretty sure so do millions of other people.

That said, if you know a chocolate lover (like me) then give them the gift of having a party in their mouths with the official chocolate of Christmas: Purdy’s!

Purdy’s Chocolates are made from 100% sustainably sourced cocoa!

They have a variety of holiday products at very reasonable prices and most importantly, they taste AH-mazing!

My personal faves are the pomegranate caramel minis, the cookie crunch bells, and eggnog truffles.


I want to eat it now.


Give the gift of functional playwear for the kiddos in your life

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My daughter lives in her Peekaboo Beans clothing and I’m always raving about how much I love this brand to other mamas!

If you have a playful, active child in your life that you still need to buy a gift for this season then perhaps some clothing they can skip, hop, jump, climb and play in would be ideal?

I checked off some of the kiddos on my list with some Peekaboo Beans, and the winter jacket I bought for my daughter is so warm and stylish!

 Give the gift of cozy warm feet while giving back to Kids Help Phone

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Another great stocking stuffer, teacher gift, or even Secret Santa gift are these slippered socks from Bootlegger.

Proceeds from each purchase support Kids Help Phone.

Kids Help Phone is the only 24/7 counseling service for young people in Canada.

Choose from three of their plush slipper sock styles.

The slippers are only $10 and $1 from every purchase go directly to this cause!

Give the gift of inspiration to teens who want to become change-makers


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Momentus, the debut book by Canadian eco-warrior, social media activist and fourteen-year-old, Hannah Alper, is the perfect holiday gift to engage and inspire teens to become young change-makers of their own.

The book explores how people have made, and can make, positive changes through the concept: “issue + gift = change”.

Momentus profiles and features interviews (conducted by Hannah) with activists, celebrities and youth change-makers such as:

  • Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
  • Lilly Singh (Canadian social media personality)
  • Severn Cullis-Suzuki (environmental activist) and more!

Momentus is available at Chapters Indigo.

Give the gift of a good hair day 

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Vancouver-based AG Hair has plenty of options to choose from – with a stylish and budget-friendly collection of gift-worthy promotions that will ensure every hair type on your list achieves their #HAIRGOALS.


While it’s easy to get swept up in the hype of the holiday season, it’s still important to take some time for self-care.
Each pair is specifically designed for different hair needs and formulated with an abundance of natural ingredients and proceeds from some of these items give back to one of my favorite local charities, One Girl Can!


In addition, if you’re stuck on what to get the gentleman in your life my husband loves the:


Molding Cream sculpt and style 2.5 oz and Shampoo & Body Wash invigorating cleanser and it’s only $20

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I love the gift set duos because they’re super affordable.
Available in salons and online at and

Give the gift of natural/ cruelty-free beauty to the makeup lover in your life

I’ve been on the hunt for some natural, cruelty-free products that won’t break the bank for my teenage daughter. I hope she loves these Sappho New Paradigm products as much as I do, and if not, I’ll just steal them from her 😉
  • Sappho New Paradigm was formulated and produced on a cruelty-free basis.
  • The line is paraben, phthalate, GMO, Dimethicone, gluten, mineral oil, formaldehyde producing preservative,  petrochemical, talc, lanolin, nanoparticle, FD&C colors & animal byproduct free.
  • All products are created with certified organics, Ecocert (Comos), Halal, Nsf-305 compliant or natural ingredients. None rate higher than 2 by the EWG.

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Give the gift of health from the inside out 

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Collagen is one of the most important structural components in our body, representing 1/15th of our total body weight. This fiber-shaped protein plays an extremely important role in ensuring the cohesion, elasticity, and regeneration of skin, bones, tendons, ligaments and skeletal muscles.

Approximately 75% of our skin is composed of collagen.

For this reason, I’m in LOVE with WithinUS Trumarine collagen products. I’ve noticed a significant change in the way my joints feel, my hair is growing rapidly, and my nails are so thick and strong.

I highly recommend this product to women all of the time!

Best of all, WithinUs Trumarine supports worthy causes throughout the year.

Right now, their gift sets are a steal!

Grab yours today and give them the gift of health from the inside out!

Give the gift of Fresh Prep to the busy people in your life 



Cook amazing meals for everyone in just 15 to 30 minutes

Fresh Prep shop, chop and deliver fresh recipe ingredients directly to your home or office each week.

In a cooler box, you’ll receive just the right amount of every ingredient along with simple instructions to cook a meal you’ll love in under 30 minutes.

Prepared ingredients mean zero prep required and fewer dishes to clean up!

We had the pleasure of trying out a few meals. We loved the convenience of having everything done for us, the portions were huge, and recipes super tasty!

Best of all, Fresh Prep supports  Kiwassa Neighbourhood House: they donate emergency bags every Tuesday (when families are in need of food and they go to Kiwassa, they receive their meal kits).

They also donate all of their excess inventory which provides a lot of fresh produce for their in-house meal program.

In addition, they have begun to work with Open Door Group which helps people from the Downtown East Side or with developmental disabilities find meaningful employment. So far, they’ve had 5 people from Open Door Group get paid work experience at Fresh Prep!
Purchase your gift card here: (


Give the gift of education with a digital E-Card from One Girl Can 


One Girl Can is offering an alternative to traditional holiday gifts, with a range of professionally printed and digital greeting cards.

100% of all card proceeds will be donated directly to educating girls in Africa!

Choose your donation amount and follow the steps to email the digital card. You can even add a personalized message!

Perfect for that friend or relative who lives out of town.


Happy Last-minute shopping everyone!

I hope this last-minute gift guide has given you some ideas to style the inside and outside of someone’s life this holiday season.


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