Top 15 Holiday Gifts Under $25

As promised, I’m continuing on with my blog post series on gift ideas at a range of price points. Last week I rounded up 10 amazing frugal finds for $10 or less – this week I’m opening your wallet a little more and asking you to spend $25, or less. I like $25 as a budget for say, your good friends, a Secret Santa exchange, or perhaps for that second tier of people you gift to – your hosts for a weekend getaway, your sibling-in-law, your neighbours, your kid’s teacher, you name it. And as this post demonstrates, you’d be seriously surprised how far $25 can take you.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist LinersMAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liners – $23 each @ Sephora
Automatic (read: no sharpening) liner is the new hot thing and it seems like just about every makeup brand is taking a crack at it – but having tried quite a few at this point, I’ve got to tell you – no one does it quite like MAKE UP FOR EVER. Since receiving a Matte Black pencil of my own, I’ve been hard-pressed to dip into other eyeliners in my collection. It goes on buttery smooth and smudges expertly if you’re going for a smoky, diffused look. And with a dozen shades to choose from – from charcoal grey to shimmery gold to vibrant emerald – you’ll have no problem finding one (or two, or three) that make your eyes truly pop. An expert pick for the beauty bombshell in your life.

Schatzii Smart Cleaning ClothsSchatzii Cleaning Cloths – $22.99 for a two-pack or $11.99 each @ Indigo
I love my iPad and all matter of electronic devices as the next person. But when my iPad in particular is turned off, I’m sort of horrified as the smudgey, fingerprint-laden grossness of it. You may have been told you need a pricey cleaner or disposable wipes to keep your screen gleaming – but I’m hear to happily tell you there is a far more effective and eco-friendly solution. Schatzii’s Smart Cloths are designed to polish up any electronic device that’s prone to get smudged up, including your MP3 player, SmartPhone, tablet, or even your computer screen. Not only do they clear away grime, they’re resistant to dust and bacteria, meaning you won’t be compounding the problem when you’re cleaning. And they come in a ton of fun patterns and colours, so you can purchase one for everyone on your list that suits their personal style. You can also pick up Schatzii smart cloths at Target stores in Canada, or check out their website for their full line. As a heads up, you can email to get a full range of international shipping options apart from the default (pricey) one that will pop up.

Disney Frozen Pop Up GameDisney Pop-Up Magic Frozen Game – ~$17.95 @ Major Toy Stores Nationwide
When I was in Disney World earlier this year, I overheard some parents talking about the fact Disney underestimated the power Frozen would have, and the fact they were long since sold out of merchandise at that particular time. Nowadays Frozen gear is appropriately stockpiled, just in time for the holidays, ensuring every little Anna or Elsa out there can live out her Frozen fantasy. As such, Frozen has been given the ‘Pop-Up Magic’ treatment, referring to a series of games Hasbro launched in Spring 2014 that include a fun pop-up component and can actually be connected together for an entire Disney universe. The game itself is super simple and geared for kids between the ages of 3 and 8, as you traverse through a mystical landscape and hope to unlock friend tokens that’ll vault you ahead of the competition. It’s a sweet choice for any little Frozen fan that won’t bust your budget.

Sylca Wooden Drop EarringsWooden Drop Earrings – $24 @ Sylca
Jewelery is always a great choice when your budget is tight. There’s an incredible wealth of designers out there that are producing phenomenal pieces at great prices, including Sylca, a gorgeous collection from Colombian-born Sylvia Echavarria and her daughter Camila. The use of recycled wood, natural dyes, and other organic materials gives every piece a bold, exotic feeling – including these stunning drop earrings handcrafted from compressed wood. Although they give off a strong visual impact, they’re surprisingly light – and just one of many pieces available from Sylca that are perfectly budget-friendly. Consider gifting these earthy earrings to your chic globetrotting aunt or your indie brand loving friend. For the record, Sylca’s jewelry ships worldwide, but it is available at several boutiques in Canada, including Tzatz (Toronto), Passion Nature Inc. (Quebec), Motion Clothing (Toronto), Cora (Toronto), and Marmalade Tart (B.C.) so you can check out their goods in person.

NerdBlockNerd Block Subscription – $19.99 / month
I really like the tagline the folks over at Canadian subscription Nerd Block have come up with: it’s like Comic Con in a box. The boxes are curated by Joe Nerds, a geek-friendly retailer located in Whitby, Ontario that specializes in toys and collectibles that’ll appeal to your inner pop culture guru. For those not lucky enough to live in the area however, the subscription service is a fun way to get cool desk toys and collectibles from a huge swath of so-called ‘nerd’ culture shows, movies, comics, and games – ranging from Zelda to Captain America to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to The Walking Dead. They also do neat collaborations with geek icons, like Kevin Smith (star of AMC’s Comic Book Men), plus offer specialty boxes if say, you’re really into video games or the horror genre in particular. I do recommend starting your loved one out with a Nerd Block Classic subscription though – it’ll give them a chance to build up an impressive collection of cool toys and figurines, as well as a geek chic tee in every box!
BONUS: Interested in trying out Nerd Block this holiday season? Nerd Block is offering up 10% off your first block. Just enter the code ‘CGG2014’ at checkout before December 31, 2014.

12 Days of Christmas Collection
The Twelve Chocolate Collection – $21 @ Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
I mean, everyone loves chocolate, especially at Christmastime. But how about gifting someone some award-winning chocolate? This year, Cococo Chocolatiers (owners of the Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut brand) took home six awards at the Canadian National installment of the International Chocolate Awards. They’ve packed up four of their unique, mouthwatering award-winning chocolate creations alongside eight other creative combinations for a special gift set called ‘The Twelve’. Created by one of the brand’s Maître Chocolatiers, this exclusive collection contains such exotic combinations as Mango Peppercorn, Apricot Jelly and Lavender, and Nutmeg Orange – as well as more mainstream fare like their signature Sea Salted Caramels and Blackberry chocolates. The set comes in a great little gift package along with a tasting guide – making it an ideal pick for anyone you want to send a sweet holiday wish to for each of the 12 Days of Christmas!

Daycraft NotebooksDaycraft Notebooks – ~ $14-$18 each
I love gifting (and receiving) notebooks because there’s really no end to who they’re appropriate for and what they can be used for. Whether it’s something as mundane as jotting down your grocery list to keeping one on your desk for those flashes of inspiration to sketching out a pretty scene on the quad between classes, notebooks quite simply make great gifts, because they allow the recipient to imprint themselves onto them. That being said, if you want to freshen up the whole notebook gift-giving thing, may I suggest taking a look at what Hong Kong brand Daycraft has to offer? Their line-up of notebooks are impeccably designed from the inside out, oftentimes with cool contrasting pages, neat textural details, or chic metallic finishes. The notebooks pictured above are actually just a smattering of what’s on offer – if you dig the bRead notebook on the far left for example, it actually comes in a few other varieties of toast. Ditto with the strawberry-inspired design in the middle, which is part of a ‘Juicy’ collection with oranges and honeydew melons as other options. Daycraft ships for free worldwide for orders over $65, but if you want to skip paying duties, you can also check out a selection of their books at Pig’s Paper Clip, a Calgary-based retailer.

Shashi SocksShashi Socks – $15 – $17 / pair
How many ways can one improve upon the simple sock? Apparently quite a few, if the lineup at Shashi is any indication. First and foremost, the brand’s special feature is a top ventilated panel that – along with Shashi’s signature CoolMax fabric – keeps your feet nice, fresh and cool – whether you’re rocking your socks with a pair of sneakers at a street festival or wearing them during a strenuous barre or yoga class. With a comfortable ankle height and grippy bottom, these sleek yet chic socks can be worn for physical activity or everyday wear. And they’re even formulated in three different sizes with a proper right and left sock for a better, more comfortable fit. Available as both a regular sock or in a split toe format, Shashi’s socks come in three different styles (classic, star and macho for men) and a range of colours. Gift a pair to your fitness-loving friend – trust me, they won’t take offense 🙂

TattooYouTattoo You Temporary Tattoos – From $5
If you’ve ever flirted with the idea of a tattoo but maybe aren’t quite ready to take the plunge, or perhaps you’re interested in testing out a spot on your bod to get some fresh ink, then Tattoo You is definitely worth looking into. This Calgary-based company specializes in creating high quality, long-lasting temporary tattoos that are rich, vibrant, and full of colour – so much so that they can easily be mistaken for the real thing. That’s partially because the company teams up with real tattoo artists to develop their designs, giving you the flexibility to browse for a particular aesthetic that matches your own style. Application is easy and can be done just about anywhere on your body. I love this idea for your tat-obsessed friends that are saving up for their next real tattoo, or perhaps for a teen or young adult that’s keen to see what a real-looking tattoo might look like in a spot they’re considering for their first actual ink. And with free shipping in North America, this is a super savvy gift idea for anyone on a budget – plus they make great stocking stuffers too!

Pangea OrganicsPangea Organics Shower Gels – $18 each
Restocking your loved one’s bathroom caddy is a pretty classic route to go for Christmas – but there’s still ways to make it feel fresh and unexpected. For example, you could introduce them to a fab new brand like Pangea Organics, a natural brand that puts science behind their products to deliver you amazing benefits. Loaded with skin-nourishing antioxidants, natural oils and plant botanicals, their products are – as the brand’s name would suggest – also filled with organic ingredients that provide you body with 30% more antioxidants. I personally love these his & hers shower gels (which also double as shaving creams) rendered in uplifting, potent scents like Italian White Sage with Geranium & Yarrow and Canadian Pine with White Sage. They’ll invigorate you in the morning and soothe you in the evening – and make a lovely gift for everyone from your in-laws to your friends to your neighbours. Pangea Organics does have a Canadian website, but you can also check out their site for a retailer near you. And be sure to take a peek at their holiday value gift sets!

TEC-A3 Glow FobTEC Glow Fob – From $18 @ TEC Accessories
This next gift idea is a showstopper – it’s an amazing pick for everyone from your grandma to your grandkids. Measuring just a few cm long, this nifty fob consists of a pellet that’s made from a special glow powder and resin. When exposed to light, it charges up, and basically functions as a teeny tiny rechargeable glow stick. There are a ton of places you can attach it – basically wherever you want more visibility. Stick it on your keys and fish them out of your purse / find your keyhole that much easier. Attach it to a zipper pull or backpack to stay lit up at night when camping or at a concert. Or attach it to a must-have need at night, like a light cord or a flashlight in case of a power outage, so you can navigate with ease. The TEC Glow Fob comes in three styles, the difference being the material the case is made from – the A3 aluminum model will set you back $18 while the fanciest option is the T3, which houses your pellet in an extremely durable titanium case and retails for $36. TEC Accessories does ship up north, with rates starting around the $9 mark. Like with many U.S. brands, the more you order the better the rate averages out to be – so get shopping!

Lifestyle Market Talented Totes

Talented Best of British Bags – $25 each
I live for a good tote bag – whether I’m using it to cart my lunch and other sundries to work or I’m taking out a pile of books at the library or heading for a day at the beach. Having worked my way through quite a few bags at this point, I have to say that the ones from UK brand Talented are amongst the sturdiest and coolest I’ve ever seen. The brand’s M.O. is pretty cool too – they print all of their bags in eco-friendly ways, often locally in the UK, or by using Fair Trade production houses abroad. They also team up with emerging and respected designers from around the world, so their totes are always being updated with cool new designs and styles. I’m particularly in love with their Best of British collection, which features iconic UK symbols in a whimsical, line drawn style. Available in both khaki and denim, these cool bags also have a cute button and super sturdy Union Jack inspired straps. Talented’s bags are imported and distributed by Lifestyle Market, but you can contact them to track down your nearest retailer, or try out Even & Odd online to get a sampling of the extended line.

The Body Shop Handy Manicure SetsHandy Manicure Sets – $22 each @ The Body Shop
Whether you’re a guy or a girl, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of hand and nail maintenance to keep your paws looking polished. The Body Shop agrees, and has created a series of four limited edition sets housed in sleek tin boxes that are simply perfecto for gifting. Each set includes a luxurious hand cream, as well as the essential tools to keep those nails trimmed and filed, including a nail clipper, four-way buffer, and file. The cool thing is this is a gift that works for anyone – they don’t have to be a sparkly nail polish-wearing teenage girl to love these maintenance kits. And with four intoxicating scents to choose from (including the brand’s new masculine absinthe scent and my personal favourite, hemp) you can also double, triple, or quadruple up the gift-giving potential here and spread them amongst multiple loved ones. Don’t forget the feel-good factor – these amazing kits actually help send children in war torn countries to school. Learn more!

Retro FestiveRetro Festive Gifts – From $4.99
Well…I’m obsessed. I mean, let me take you back a few steps here. Awhile ago, I stumbled upon Retro Festive, a Canadian boutique dedicated to the holiday season. Since then, I swear to you, it feels like they’ve added (and maybe they have) thousands of new items to ring in the season, including all sorts of knick knacks, ornaments, toys, decorations, and pop culture paraphernalia. The coolest part is you can shop by ‘Brand’, meaning if you or a loved one is into a particular movie, TV show or theme, you can peruse items related to that brand alone. Alternatively, you can also browse by ‘Theme’, which will take you to Canada’s largest selection of ugly holiday sweaters (including these must-have NHL picks for the guys), or allow you to peruse specific collections of say, stockings stuffers or hilarious greeting cards. What I also appreciate is the fact that while the store draws heavily on holiday classics like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as well as more modern fare like Home Alone, they also highlight holiday items related to some of your favourite programs, from The Walking Dead to Despicable Me to Doctor Who. The prices on Retro Festive are pretty wide-ranging, however most items are under $100, and everything in the collage I put together above is under $25. In other words? Bring some holiday cheer to your loved ones and check them out – don’t say I didn’t warn you that you’ll lose an hour just browsing.

Fresh Sugar Ruby RomanceFresh Sugar Ruby Romance – $21 @ Sephora
If you’re looking for a fab beauty gift that any girl will love, your search ends here. Fresh has paired two of their lemony sweet products into one neat little package. First, slick on a layer of their sheer, ruby red-tinted lip treatment that’s both nourishing and protecting, with SPF 15. Its miniature size is perfect for stashing in your purse or even in your pocket, for a first date on the town. For some extra festive sparkle, add their Sugar Shine lip treatment, a sheer gloss that moisturizes and seals in your colour for a totally mistletoe-ready kisser. It’s a perfect pick for your good gal pal or niece, but also makes a swell stocking stuffer for diehard beauty mavens.

There you have it! 15 super diverse gift ideas for virtually everyone on your list – and you barely made a dent on that holiday budget I’ll wager. The cool thing is, I’m also giving away a ton of awesome items as part of a Top Gifts Under $25 prize package, for a grand total of over $400! If you nab this amazing package, you’ll be taking home:

– 2 Schatzii cleaning cloths
– A pair of Sylca’s wooden drop earrings in your choice of shade
– A one-month subscription to Nerd Block
– ‘The Twelve’ chocolate set from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
– 3 pairs of Shashi socks
– $50 to spend on the Tattoo You website
– His & hers shower gels from Pangea Organics
– A titanium glow fob from TEC Accessories
– A Talented ‘Royal Guards’ natural tote
– A Handy Manicure set from The Body Shop
– A $100 prize package from Retro Festive

Here’s how to enter!!!

1) Comment on this post by midnight on November 30, 2014, telling me which of these affordable gift ideas you’d most like to gift (or receive). Feel free to go crazy and pick as many as you like – it’s hard to choose!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 1, 2014 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: There are a TON of bonus entries to be had. Go for all of them, go for one of them, go for none of them – it’s up to you. Whatever you choose, be sure to leave each bonus entry in a separate comment below.

Schatzii would love for you to Pin their cleaning cloths to Facebook. Visit their site and pin your favourite design, then leave a link back to your pin in a separate comment below.

Sylca is on Facebook. Like them and leave a wall post on their page about your favourite item on their site. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

Nerd Block is on Facebook. Like ’em, leave a wall post as to why you’re psyched to try out their service. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut is on Twitter. Follow them, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a scrumptious Tweet that links back to this very post. Provide a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Shashi is on Twitter. Follow them, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a creative Tweet that links back to this post. Provide a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Tattoo You has a crazy Facebook following. Join the crowd and like them, then leave a comment on their wall with your favourite tattoo from their site. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

Pangea Organics is on Twitter. Follow them, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a creative Tweet that links back to this post. Provide a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

TEC Accessories is on Facebook. Like them to learn about their latest and greatest innovations and leave a comment on their wall as to which of the three glow fobs you’d like to own and why. Leave a link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

Lifestyle Market is the distributor for Talented bags. They’d love for you to Follow them on Pinterest and repin one of their pins. Then leave a link back to your pin in a separate comment below.

The Body Shop is on Twitter. Follow them and tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet that links back to this post. Leave a link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Retro Festive is on Twitter. Follow their awesome feed and Tweet about this contest, tagging both them and me, with a link back to this post. Provide a link to your Tweet in a separate comment.

Don’t forget – I’ve got so, so, so much more in store when it comes to holiday gift ideas for 2014. If you’re interested, be sure to subscribe by typing in your email in the ‘Gift of Gab’ box up top, and be sure to check out all of my giveaways in the Winners Circle.

345 Responses to “Top 15 Holiday Gifts Under $25”
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  6. Jennifer Deol says:

    The Tec Gow Fob is perfect for all of the “Hard-to-buy-for” people on my list! Thanks for that great find!

  7. katydidit21 says:

    Pinned and following LifeStyle market.

  8. nicolthepickle says:

    My pin

  9. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweet to Shashi

  10. nicolthepickle says:

    Tattoo you post.

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    Commented on a picture on Tech Accessories facebook as you can’t direct post.

  13. Holly says:

    The light fob from TEC. Such a good idea for a key chain!

  14. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweet to retro Festive

  15. gloria konelsky says:

    Love to use the Handy Manicure Sets!

  16. bruce says:

    some cute-looking things

  17. Andrea B. says:

    I am loving the Retro Festive gifts! I am all about anything and everything retro!

  18. Sylwia Kimla says:

    Oooooo I love the Handy manicure set! The packaging is great!

  19. Shelley N says:

    I would love to give the Handy manicure set from the Body Shop and the Wooden Drop earrings from Sylca

  20. KellyPC says:

    You always have the best ideas!!
    I’m really loving the Handy Manicure set from Body Shop in Almond & the goodies from Retro Festive are amazing! We’re huge fans of a Christmas Story, TNBC, Christmas Vacation & Charlie Brown so They are a million things I’d love for us or love to gift!

  21. There are so many fantastic gifts, but my favorites are the Schatzil Cleaning cloths and the Disney Pop-up Magic Frozen Game – thank you!

  22. Maryanne says:

    Anything from Retro Festive gifts or the nerd block would be awesome!

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  27. Krista Embertson says:

    Wooden Drop Earrings – $24 @ Sylca they are gorgeous!

  28. kevin snyder says:

    the key fob and manicure sets would make excellent stocking stuffers

  29. Cairine says:

    I would like the Wild Rose hand cream for myself.

  30. aly3360 says:

    I think the Retro Festive is the best idea on the list!! I would be very happy to gift or receive some of those awesome holiday items. Lots of memories there and who doesn’t want that?!?

  31. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would love to have the Shashi socks for myself.

  32. Joan G. says:

    My granddaughter loves Frozen so I would get the Disney Pop-Up Frozen Game.

  33. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I love makeup so I would love to receive Makeup Forever Eyeliner and Fresh Sugar lip products

  34. stellar says:

    I would like to recieve any of: a MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liner in plum, the Twelve Chocolate Collection, a Talented Best of British Bags (Tower Bridge in Navy) and A Handy Manicure set from The Body Shop in Almond.

  35. cookie3 says:

    I would love to gift &/or receive the chocolate of course.
    The Twelve Chocolate Collection – $21 @ Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

    I’ve never met anyone yet who doesn’t like chocolate.

  36. Susan says:

    I would like to give the Pop-Up Frozen Game for my niece; the Daycraft Notebooks for my eldest niece, The TEC Glow Fob for my son; the Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance to my middle niece. I would like to receive the Schatzii Cleaning Cloths for myself.

  37. Kimberley Graham says:

    I would like to recieve the Shashi socks,Daycraft notebooks and the Retro festive gifts..for gifting I would choose The Twelve Chocolate Collection

  38. I would love to receive the Nerd Block, it sounds awesome.

  39. nikki robak says:

    I would love the wild rose manicure set from the Body Shop

  40. Erin McSweeney says:

    so many choice, what a great giveaway…and i love the 3 pairs of Shashi socks

  41. Jennifer C. says:

    I would most like to gift the “Handy Manicure Set” from The Body Shop! My mom would love this! 🙂

  42. Alison K says:

    Of these affordable gift ideas I’d most like to gift (or receive) the TEC Glow Fob – what a great idea especially during these short winter days. Great for anyone who walks. Oh & Nerd Block Subscription, heehee everyone’s a secret nerd 😉

  43. Samantha h says:

    I’m a huge fan of muf so the makeup forever liners. But I love those tattoos too!

  44. Alison K says:

    @ChocBernCal bonus entry: FOLLOWED & TWEETED

  45. Alison K says:

    Schatzii bonus entry: VISITED their site and PINNED my favourite design (Charlie Brown)

  46. Donna L. says:

    I’d love to receive the Shashi Socks. They are so cute!

  47. Alison K says:

    @ShashiWorld bonus entry: FOLLOWED & TWEETED

  48. Burcu says:

    I’d like to gift Handy Manicure Sets

  49. Alison K says:

    @PangeaCanada bonus entry: FOLLOWED & TWEETED

  50. Alison K says:

    Lifestyle Market bonus entry: FOLLOWED & REPINNED

  51. Alison K says:

    @TheBodyShopCA bonus entry: FOLLOWED & TWEETED

  52. Alison K says:

    @RetroFestive bonus entry: FOLLOWED & TWEETED

  53. Maurey says:

    the shashi socks are definitely something I’d pick!

  54. ikkinlala says:

    I’d pick the glow fob for myself, but I know a few people who’d love the Nerd Block.

  55. Lisa says:

    I would love to receive the Fresh gift set and the Nerd Block most of all!

  56. tammy ta says:

    The chocolate is at the top of my list!

  57. Vicky D says:

    Schatzii cleaning cloths or the eyeliners

  58. Robert Wise says:

    I’d like to receive the Schatzii Cleaning Cloths and I’d like to give the Handy Manicure Set & theFresh Sugar Ruby Romance to my girlfriend.

  59. tania Walsh says:

    Oooooh absinthe manicure kit!

  60. Erin W says:

    I really, really want a Tech Glow Fob. I think I’ll pick one up for my Hubby’s sock.

  61. debra says:

    would choose a tech glow fob

  62. Phyllis W. says:

    Would love to try the Schatzii cloths.

  63. Kevin B says:

    I would love to try the shower gels

  64. gbomberry says:

    I love the Sashi Socks

  65. jasmyth says:

    I would love to receive the Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance set.

  66. Kajsa says:

    Am very intrigued by the Shashi socks!

  67. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d most like to receive the The Twelve Chocolate Collection from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut. Yumm!!

  68. Crystal says:

    I have some nieces who would love the Frozen game and the earrings and the notebooks. And I would love the bags and the retro gifts!

  69. Tracy D says:

    Aw…the little Charlie Brown tree…I’d love to have this for my office. How many people do you think would do the Shroeder piano playing at me?!!?! Lol

  70. Ann says:

    I love the shashi socks and the pangea organics body wash.

  71. Darlene Boyle says:

    twelve chocolate collection

  72. joyce s. says:

    I like the handi manicure set.

  73. Libby Seliger says:

    Love the London bags…. Miss my family over there….

  74. melissa fowers says:

    I would totally love the Socks they are so festive and cute

  75. S. Hirano says:

    I would love to find a Best of British bag under the tree. I am always carrying stuff, and I can never find a bag when I need one, and I end up using a plastic grocery bag. I would be oh-so-stylish with a fancy bag.

  76. Renee Lacasse says:

    would love to win this

  77. Leah says:

    I’d love the Shashi socks and the callebeaut chocolates!

  78. April says:

    The socks and the tattoos

  79. Tracy says:

    We have been seriously considering doing this so I would love to try this out:- A one-month subscription to Nerd Block it would let my girls see what it is like without us signing up 🙂

  80. mousecat says:

    Those Schatzii cleaning cloths would be soooo handy! That’s what I”d love to receive as a gift!

  81. Tania B says:

    I would love to gift the Body Shop manicure sets to all my girlfriends.

  82. mcmc says:

    light fob from TEC would make a cute stocking stuffer for hubby

  83. RaeD. says:

    I’d like to give and receive the Twelve’ chocolate set from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut.

  84. Sylvia says:

    Handy Manicure Sets from the Body Shop and the Shower Gels would go on my list!

  85. I like to give and receive the TEC glow fobs

  86. Mike Mottishaw says:

    the TEC glow fobs really caught my eye- so small with so many handy uses- i would love to get them, and also would choose to gift them to many people as well

  87. Pam R. says:

    I would love to give my kids the Nerd Block subscription!

  88. Jessica Pang says:

    I would love to give my husband the Nerd Block subscription

  89. Shelley N says:

    pinned Schatzii cloths on pininterest and then posted the pin on FB since I was uncertain which was wanted

  90. Chris W says:

    TEC Glow Fob

  91. SueSueper says:

    I picked what I would like the most, there’s three in particular.

    I would like a Handy Manicure Set from The Body Shop AND the TEC Glow Fob from TEC Accessories and The Twelve Chocolate Collection from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

  92. Lynda Grimes says:

    Retro Festive Gifts! You’re right, I will spend hours browsing that stuff. I see stuff I’d love to receive and all sorts of things to give. I especially like all the holiday tree ornaments.

  93. Kiersten says:

    i love the sephora eyeliners! so nifty

  94. Gracie Mc says:

    The Body Shop manicure sets look awesome. Everyone can use one of these, especially in the winter!

  95. Michael says:

    i LOVE Nerd Block and would love to share that with some friends this Christmas

  96. Mary Warner says:

    I love the Best of British Bags. I use bags for everything.

  97. Florence C says:

    I would gift the Shashi Socks and I love to receive the 12 Chocolate Collection.

  98. Edith Rennes says:

    I would love the Twelve Block of Chocolate

  99. Kim M says:

    I like the wooden drop earrings.

  100. Heather Swanson says:

    I love the chocolates & the notebooks

  101. Jordan K says:

    The Body Shop Manicure set and the Tattoo You credit would make amazing gifts

  102. Nancy says:

    I would most like to get the Handy Manicure Set and most like to give The Twelve Chocolate collection and the TEC Glow Fab.

  103. Tammi Lindsay says:

    I would most love the Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance or the Drop Earrings.

  104. Nicole says:

    My son would love the Frozen game & the Hemp manicure kit would be awesome to receive : )

  105. Evren Ay says:

    My favourite item is the shower gel!

  106. intensev5 says:

    I would love the The Twelve Chocolate Collection

  107. Rick Roussel says:

    Pangea Organics Shower Gels

  108. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Nerd Block on Facebook!

  109. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Tatoo You on facebook! Love the butterfly tatoos!

  110. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Tec Accessories on facebook!

  111. Evren Ay says:

    Pinned Lifestyle market bags to my PinInteres!

  112. Evren Ay says:

    Schatzii has awesome screen cleaners, which I posted on facebook!

  113. Sarah Forrester says:

    A Handy Manicure set from The Body Shop

  114. muapetahl says:

    His & hers shower gels from Pangea Organics – love them!

  115. becky says:

    love all the retro-festive stuff! and nice hand cream from the body shop is always a welcome addition 🙂

  116. carrieinsk says:

    – $50 to spend on the Tattoo You website
    – His & hers shower gels from Pangea Organics
    – A Handy Manicure set from The Body Shop
    – A $100 prize package from Retro Festive

    Any of the above would be GREAT to win! The tattoos are for me, shower gel for son and daughter, the manicure set for a senior (where I work) and the $100 prize package from Retro for the grandkids!

  117. Valerie Caldicott says:

    the retro festive stuff for me, clever idea.

  118. Annie Demill says:

  119. Annie Demill says:
  120. Annie Demill says:
  121. Annie Demill says:

  122. Annie Demill says:

  123. Annie Demill says:
  124. Annie Demill says:

  125. Donnas says:

    Pinned Schatzii

  126. Donnas says:

    Following Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut on Twitter

  127. Annie Demill says:

  128. Annie Demill says:

  129. Donnas says:

    I follow The Body Shop on Twitter:

  130. Shelley Ziola says:

    Love the Retro Festive Shop. Unfortunately I think I am going to spend a little too much there this year. 🙂

  131. Stephanie says:

    Well, who WOULDN’T love the Callebaut chocolates? I don’t know if I’d save them all for myself or share with my husband…

  132. I used to live in London, so I’d love to receive (or give) the Best of British tote bags

    I wouldn’t say no to the Glow Fob, or any of the gifts, really 🙂

  133. I would most like to give the “Nerd Block Subscription” to the hubby and then give myself the “Handy Manicure Sets”

  134. I’d love the handy manicure set from The Body Shop. 🙂

  135. dabrowne says:

    retro festive does it for me

  136. Glenda says:

    I like the wooden drop earrings – stylish and unique.

  137. Lisa Morrison says:

    I would like the Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance set for me.

  138. beewbedard says:

    I love the Talented Best of British Bags

  139. beewbedard says:

  140. linnett says:

    Love the Fair Trade Tote Bag and the Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance, thanks

  141. lindsay d. says:

    i would love the Pop-Up Magic Frozen Game for my 4-yr-old niece who’s obsessed…
    and i’d really love the Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance set–that stuff is amazing!

  142. CLC says:

    I love the glow fob and the British bags. No sharing this time. They’d be just for me!

  143. aarone mawdsley says:

    I really love MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liners – $23 each @ Sephora

  144. truckerofbc says:

    Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance and the Chocolates for my wife

  145. Nicole B says:

    I love the 12 chocolate collection!

  146. Lynn M says:

    The manicure sets from the Body Shop and the chocolate really caught my eye.

  147. I like the nerd block subscription

  148. I’d love to receive Sylca’s wooden drop earrings…they’re beautiful!

  149. Tani says:

    Those handy manicure sets are great gifts, so great that I have gifted them before ( a family of active gardeners)

  150. Shelley N says:

    liked Sylca on FB and posted a comment

  151. aly3360 says:

    Liked sylca on facebook and commented

  152. Roberta says:

    The Daycraft notebooks would be a great gift for my daughter (or me!)

  153. Erin W says:

    I would LOVE to get one of the Best of British Bags. I’ll have to send a link to my husband!

  154. Elizabeth Anderson says:

    Buddha’s feast Schatzii and chocolates look amazing!😍

  155. Victoria Ess says:

    The Shashi Socks look great! I’d want those!

  156. Victoria Ess says:

    tweeted and followed Chocolaterie Bernard:

  157. Julia H says:

    I’d most like to get the Handy Manicure Set by The Body Shop.

  158. Meg says:

    Really like the Schatzii smart clothes, and the set from the Body shop, and of course the chocolate

  159. Vicki H says:

    Make up for ever artist liners for my daughter, it’s on her wish list

  160. aly3360 says:

  161. Lisa English says:

    I really want for me…Handy Manicure Sets – $22 each @ The Body Shop. Hope the family is looking at my post :o)

  162. Lyndal Meyette says:

    The Disney pop up Frozen game would be ideal for our granddaughter

  163. Jason Quarrie says:

    The Twelve Chocolate collection for sure – I’m a total chocoholic, and Bernard Callebaut is the best!

  164. Agnes Chelminska says:

    I love Mr. Fox & Friends collection by UK Miri Studios tote bags, particularly Mr hedgehog & Mr owl

  165. Katie says:

    I would give my Mom a Best of British bag

  166. edmontonjb says:

    The nerd block supscription would be really fun to receive

  167. Evan says:

    I would really like to gift the Daycraft Notebooks. Thank you.

  168. Evan says:

    The Disney Pop-Up Magic Frozen Game would be great to gift to family during the holiday season. Thank you.

  169. angela griffin says:

    the daycraft notebooks!

  170. Mike Gismondi says:

    the pop-up frozen game would be a hit with our kids!

  171. Laura says:

    I like the manicure set.

  172. Janice Lewis says:

    The body shop gift would be perfect for my boyfriend, he gets dry skin

  173. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I would love to receive the Body Shop manicure set or a retro Christmas ornament. I would most like to give the Frozen pop-up board game to my nieces and nephews.

  174. lorna says:

    love the retro festive gifts!

  175. aly3360 says:

    following Shashi

  176. Grace says:

    I am definitely interested in trying out the Shashi Socks! I like wearing thin socks with boots because I find thick socks to be way too uncomfortable!

  177. Carla B says:

    These are all soooo great! So many fun ideas on the Retro Festive website, and the temporary tattoos are so realistic!

  178. Dreena says:

    I’d like to gift this one to my friend: Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance.
    She’d like that!

  179. Ohh,I would love to receive the Twelve Chocolate Collection,since I am a chocaholic 🙂

  180. I follow @chocberncal on twitter & tweeted

  181. I follow @shashiworld on twitter & tweeted

  182. Janet says:

    I love the Pangea Organic Shower Gels, The 12 Chocolate Collection, the Best of British Bags-so cute, and the Makeup Forever Liners-would be so great to give as gifts because they are unique and beautiful too.

  183. I follow LIfestyle Market on pinterest and pinned

  184. I follow The Body Shop on twitter & tweeted

  185. I follow @retrofestive on twitter & tweeted

  186. I follow @pangeacanada on twitter & tweeted

  187. BlessedTA says:

    MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liners

  188. aly3360 says:

    Following tattoo you and here’s my comment:

  189. Vanessa L says:

    I would love to receive the Twelve Chocolate Collection!

  190. aly3360 says:

    Following Pangea and tweeted!!

  191. aly3360 says:

    Liked TEC on facebook. couldn’t comment on their wall, but commented on this post

  192. Suzie M says:

    ‘I would like to recieve The Twelve’ chocolate set from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
    & 3 pairs of Shashi socks

  193. aclily19 says:

    Shashi socks

  194. Gina says:

    I replied once already but my phone lost it… So quick version, my faces are the Frozen game, Nerd Block, and British bags…but I love several items!!

  195. Leah M says:

    So many great gift ideas! My favourites are the Nerd Block subscription, the Bernard Callebaut chocolate and the Make Up Forever liners.

  196. Ariel says:

    Fantastic ideas! I know a few people who would love the Nerd Block subscription. Such a cool and different idea for a gift! The Retro Festive Gifts ornaments and decorations are darling.

    And you can never go wrong with Body Shop Goodies 🙂

    Great inspiration

  197. julia g says:

    There are some great gifts here. I personally love the Schatzii cloth and the Nerd Block gift subscription and the Shashi socks.

  198. julia g says:

    I have liked Sylca Designs on Facebook and commented:

  199. Shelley N says:

    pinned this great cosmetic bag from Lifestyle Market

  200. says:

    love the tattoos!

  201. stuck in winter! says:

    I would like the sephora liner…

  202. RaeD. says:


  203. RaeD. says:

    Keep in mind that when a household share an IP address or Internet account, it doesn’t mean that if someone gives a referral that it’s bogus. I just read the rules and it seems that would knock out spouses, boyfriends, roommates, guests etc. – anyone using the internet at your house. Those people are real and interested in what I”m interested in. You may want to open it to more than one entry per household. Just a thought.

    • aly3360 says:

      Totally agree with you here. Where I live our internet is included in our rent (so lucky!), but our internet is shared among 6 apartments. So by these rules none of these people whom I do not live with can enter. But I talk about these things and share them and then have to say “but don’t you dare enter”.

    • CGG says:

      Hi Rae – thanks for your comment. When I talk about referrals, I’m talking about promotions where I specifically ask you to ‘refer-a-friend’ (which for the record, haven’t happened this holiday season). Unfortunately there is no super easy way to police when these referrals are fake and when they aren’t (ditto with multiple entries from the same household) – but really this rule is there in the spirit of fairness. If I didn’t limit entries to one per household, then someone could just make up a dozen people living in their household, or a hundred referrals into the draw, giving them way more entries into the draw and diminishing your chances of winning. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s the most fair one I could discern for the time being.

  204. aly3360 says:

    following Lifestyle market on pinterest. Here’s my pin

  205. aimee says:

    sashi socks are a great idea

  206. I would love to gift/receive the Fresh Sugar Ruby Romance (I adore their entire lip balm collection), MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liners, and the Handy Manicure Sets

  207. Susan T. says:

    I’d like the cleaning cloths and the Fresh Sugar set for myself. Nerd Block would be an awesome gift for my cousin and everyone loves Callebaut chocolates!

  208. Susan T. says:

    Lifestyle Market bonus entry:
    I’m @suekitty13

  209. Sonny P says:

    Twelve Chocolate Collection sounds great to me!

  210. Bette says:

    Love them all, but the retro gifts are great, I am 44 and those are all my past history, other awesome ones are the flashlight for the key ring and the great British bags, could really share those with the gal pals and chocolates for me 🙂

  211. Kelly says:

    I’d most like to receive the twelve chocolates.

  212. aly3360 says:

    Following the body shop on twitter. here’s my tweet

  213. Sarah Noble says:

    The wooden drop earrings are really neat!

  214. Sunshine G says:

    I love those Best of British bags!

  215. I’d love the Absinthe Handy Manicure set!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  216. I follow Bernard Callebaut and tweeted

  217. I follow Shashi on twitter and tweeted

  218. I follow Pangea and tweeted

  219. I follow Retro Festive and tweeted

  220. I follow Body Shop and tweeted!

  221. Maegan Morin says:

    I would most like to have the $100 prize package from Retro Festive!

  222. Susan Stirling says:

    I would totally like the Tattoo You temporary tattoos! (I am ONLY 65 after all!

  223. I’d love to receive the The Twelve Chocolate Collection

  224. Dawn walsh says:

    i think i would love the tattoos

  225. Jasen H says:

    I’d most like to receive the Nerd Block !

  226. Cheryl A says:

    I’d love to give my mother those SHASHI cool feet socks!

  227. LoriZ says:

    I would love to gift my son with a subscription to Nerd Block.

  228. zahra premji says:

    I love the Shashi socks. I refuse to buy boring socks so those are perfect for me.

  229. Heather Arnould says:

    The Day Craft notebooks. I’m always looking for lovely little notebooks.

  230. Kim Heintz says:

    I would most like to win the Tattoo You gift certificate. The tattoos are so lifelike! And my son loves temporary tattoos 🙂

  231. Betty S says:

    I would love to both gift and receive the Pangeo Organic shower gel

  232. shtrqueen says:

    I would love the chocolates and the retro festive items.

  233. magda s. says:

    Always going for chocolate
    The Twelve Chocolate Collection – $21 @ Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

  234. Judy Hunting says:

    I love the Daycraft Notebooks

  235. Stephanie says:

    I love the Shashi Socks.

  236. Mary Jane says:

    great gifts

  237. aly3360 says:

    following retro festive and tweeted about the giveaway

    Thanks for the chance 🙂

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