Holidays 2017

December 19, 2017 7:00 am
Updated: December 19, 2017 12:42 pm

Last-minute holiday gift ideas for everyone in the family

What gifts can you buy last minute while still being thoughtful? From books to delicious goodies, here's some suggestions.

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It happens to the best of us — forgetting to pick up a gift for someone on your list as the holidays approach.

It’s the last-minute scramble no one looks forward to, especially when the added pressure of coming up with a good gift idea leaves you drawing a blank.

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But instead of panicking, let us help by giving you a few suggestions for that person in your life that you accidentally forgot.

DeFunc Duo speakers

For the music lover in your life, pick up some Defunc Duo Bluetooth speakers, which are sold in a set but can be used individually or together. They provide a 360-degree sound experience that can be enjoyed in both the home and out on the road. There is also free three-day shipping anywhere in Canada.

Price: $199

Available at DeFunc

INGABRITTA throw

Keep your loved one warm this winter with a throw from Ikea. This soft knitted blanket is made up of acrylic and cotton. It opens up to be 51 in x 67 in.

Price: $30

Available at Ikea

The Edgy Veg

Got a cook or foodie on your list? The Edgy Veg cookbook by Candice Hutchings comes with 138 vegan-friendly and meat-lover recipes. It includes Hutchings’ take on classic comfort foods and fast food favourites.

Price: $19

Available at Chapters

Rowenta First Class Travel Steam Iron

World travellers will love the Rowenta iron. Its powerful steam gets rid of wrinkles in any piece of clothing and collapses for easy and convenient transport.

Price: $50

Available at Hudson’s Bay

Hoopla earrings by Foxy Originals

These Canadian-made beauties are perfect for anyone who enjoys a good fashion find. They come in gold and black, gold and grey, silver and black and silver and grey colour combination options.

Price: $30

Available at Foxy Originals

HP Sprocket photo printer

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Techies will enjoy printing their photos on the go with this HP Sprocket photo printer. The printer connects to your mobile devices via Bluetooth and prints 2-in. x 3-in. snapshots.

Price: $160

Available at Best Buy

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Crosley Cruiser deluxe portable turntable

Turn back time with this old-school music player and enjoy the sounds of vinyl anywhere you go. This lightweight briefcase-style turntable is made of wood and bound in a light blue leather material.

Price: $98

Available at Walmart

Celsia messenger bag

Available in brown or black, this messenger bag from Aldo has buckle straps as well a top handle strap that makes it easy to carry. It’s perfect for work, travel or general use.

Price: $65

Available at Aldo

Festive gift sets at The Body Shop

Mango, almond milk and honey, or satsuma, these festive gift sets come with shower gel, body polish, body butter, soap and a loofa.

Price: $28

Available at The Body Shop

Washed linen dressing gown

This gift is perfect for both men and women and comes in four different colours: light grey, dark grey, blue and pink.

Price: $60

Available at H&M

Top Shelf 6-piece bar tool set

Have a friend who’s a master drink mixer? This stainless steel bar tool set comes with a strainer, bottle opener, double jigger, knife, stirrer and stand. It will inspire anyone in their drink creations.

Price: $80

Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond

Autotrends 5-port charging valet station

Great for the whole family, this charging station can charge up to five mobile devices at once fast, leaving plenty of outlet space for the other electronics in your home.

Price: $50

Available at Canadian Tire

Clinique plenty of pop set

Get seven lipsticks of varying shades (and moisturized lips for eight hours) in this gift set by Clinique. This gift set also comes with a primer. The contents are fragrance-free.

Price: $60

Available at Nordstrom

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