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Top 15 Holiday Gifts Under $50


In a lot of ways, $50 is a magic number I keep in the back of my head when working on this blog. To me, it’s a number that works for virtually anyone on your list (although perhaps your wife might be a little ticked if that’s all you spend…) for many different occasions. $50 is a good amount to spend on a best friend, a sibling, a parent, the in-laws, you name it. It’s probably a little ‘rich’ to spend on that second tier of giftees (neighbours, hostesses, teachers, your extended friend circle, cousins, etc.) but it’s a great budget for the people you call your nearest and dearest. With that in mind, I’ve picked up 15 fabulous gift ideas that’ll set you back no more than $50 – and in many cases, much less than that. Let’s shop, shall we?

Soap and Paper Factory Luxe GIft Sets
Soap and Paper Factory Gift Tins – $40 @ Indigo

I kind of love everything about these chic gift tins from U.S.-based Soap and Paper Factory. I mean, without even touching on the amazing products inside, the packaging is so pretty, there’s really no need to gift wrap it. And even when you open it, the products are individually wrapped in a matching pattern, making it feel that much more luxe. I mean, the products are pretty swell too: they’re free from parabens, phthalates, and petroleum (aka stuff you don’t want your body to absorb) and suitable for sensitive skin. Each pretty kit includes four fabulous products infused with rich, holiday-themed scents like Creamy Peppermint and Winter Vanilla – from a soothing hand cream to a pure soy votive candle so you can relax in the bath, your office, and everywhere in between. For the record, Soap and Paper Factory products are sold in Canada at Indigo, but you can also check out their full line (they ship internationally) on their website – including two more varieties of their gift sets!

As You Wish Cary Elwes
As You Wish
by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden – $32
At this point, The Princess Bride has basically been cemented as a ‘classic’ family film, joining the likes of Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins. Filmed in the 80s, this tongue-in-cheek take on epic romance has won legions of fans since its release, and now for the first time ever, Westley himself (Cary Elwes) has gathered a delightful behind-the-scenes look at the fabled film. Alongside tons of rare, exclusive photos are interviews with the movie’s producer, writer and director, as well as the stars – from House of Cards’ Robin Wright to everyone’s favourite Oscar host, Billy Crystal. The result is an ‘inconceivably’ good gift idea for any young fans of the movie – or nostalgic parents looking to recapture the magic of seeing it once upon a time.

La Vie En Rose OnesiesLa Vie En Rose Fleece Onesies – $49.95 each
Is there anything more snuggly than a onesie in the wintertime? I think not. That may be why this classic cozy cut has been rendered in about a dozen different styles as part of this year’s sleep collection at La Vie En Rose. From full-on footed pajamas to sporty styles that look like separates to festive nordic prints to cute hooded styles with animal ears, La Vie En Rose’s lineups of onesies are one of this year’s ‘it gifts’. They’re awesome for lounging around the house on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but equally perfect to slip into during those harsh and cold Canadian nights. Ultimately, these adorable PJs are a sweet and ultra soft gift for everyone from your teenage daughter to your lovely mother.

Image3DImage3D Sets – $29.95 each
Do you remember that nifty toy from your childhood – the View-Master? It was like seeing a little tiny world through the windows of a plastic, mini-slideshow player. Image3D has brought back the technology and opened it up to the masses. Now you can create your own custom image reels, tweaking everything from the tone of your pictures to the backgrounds to the scale. Since most people only have 2D images, as fair warning the Image3D will not magically turn your 2D pix into 3D ones – but if you add text on top of any images, it will automatically render in 3D. And if you do happen to have 3D images, there’s an equally easy and cool way to upload them and create the nu age photo reel of your dreams. Each Image3D set comes with a viewer, reel, and handout box, and if you order a bunch (like say, for a family reunion or to celebrate your wedding), the price drops. Once you have a kit, you can order additional reels on their own separately too. This is a cool gift for anyone in your family you don’t get to see that much – share your family vacation photos, pics of a new grandbaby, or your favourite snaps from a special family occasion, all year round!

Mary Macleod's Shortbread TinMary Macleod’s Shortbread Tin – $49.75
Dunking a shortbread cookie into a cup of hot cocoa is pretty much my idea of heaven – but add to the mix Canadian brand Mary Macleod’s super diverse lineup of flavours and you have me pretty much weeping with happiness. Made with real butter and using the eponymous Mary Macleod’s secret family recipe, these tasty morsels are available in a range of taste sensations, including orange chocolate, espresso chocolate, butterscotch, and a half-dozen others. Cookies make a delightful hostess gift, or a pick for all your nieces and nephews to gorge on when heading over to a family gathering. Mary Macleod’s shortbread confections can be bought in individual pieces (like a dutch chocolate ‘heart’ that would make a swell stocking stuffer), in custom-designed bakers boxes, or in pre-packaged gift sets, like the one I’ve highlighted above which comes in a reusable (and durable for shipping) tin and contains 35 delicious cookies.

YarnboxYarnbox Subscription – From $35 / Month
You’re probably already aware of this – but just in case! – knitting and crocheting ain’t just for grannies anymore. Indeed, many of my friends are posting their latest yarn-spun creations to Facebook and Instagram on a weekly basis. With the rise of yarn and crafting in general has come the demand for more selection, from more sources, with more textures, colours, and other unique features to choose from. Yarnbox, a ridiculously popular crafty subscription service from the U.S., delivers just that. Each month they’ll send you a box filled with yarn from carefully curated suppliers around the globe, as well as some patterns to further inspire you. And the box is truly tailored to your preferences – you choose your needle size and tell them whether you knit or crochet, and they’ll make sure what shows up in your mailbox is something you’ll truly love. If you’re looking to just give them a one-time whirl, it’s a mere $39 +shipping (whereas you’ll be receiving between $50-$80 worth of yarn and goodies). The price goes down as you order more months – it’s $37.95 per month for a three-month subscription, and $35.95 per month for a six-month one. There’s also Yarnbox Luxe, which includes high end luxury yarns and goes for $69.95, with quarterly delivery. No matter which option you choose, Canadian shipping is an extra $5.95 so bear that in mind!

DIY Bubblegum KitDIY Bubblegum Kit – $29 @ O.co
I remember how proud I was when I finally figured out how to blow bubbles as a kid. But I think I’d be even more impressed if I was blowing bubbles with gum I made myself. This creative, sorta scientific kit is a cool idea for any brainy-minded person on your shopping list that also loves to chomp down on some gum (kids, teens, adults – you name it!) This cool gift includes enough ingredients to make over half a pound of the tastiest, freshest, most lovingly made bubblegum you’ll ever have tasted, and should be good to keep the kids occupied for quite awhile (especially when they kick off a bubblegum blowing contest post-creation!)

Woodlot CandlesWoodlot Candles – $29 each
I genuinely like giving candles as gifts for a few reasons. One, virtually no one is opposed to them. Two, they’re not the kind of thing you really buy for yourself all that often. And three, they’re semi-disposable – so even if you’re buying for that person who has everything, when they’re done with them, they’re done with them. If you’re looking for a candle that’s a little extra special, consider checking out Canadian brand Woodlot, which handcrafts each of their candles using clean-burning, petroleum-free coconut wax. Available in four refreshing scents, this chic artisan candles are a classy gift for everyone from your best friend to your minimalist aunt. Each candle features two wicks and burns for a good long while, infusing your home with essential oil blends like fir, cedarwood, patchouli & sandalwood or rosemary & mint for an uplifting rush.

Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca BeadsKaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads Customized Cleansing Kit – $38
I feature natural brands on this blog quite a bit – but I was truly impressed with Kaia Naturals’ offerings this holiday season, in part because I’ve never encountered anything quite like it. The brand’s signature product is their Bamboo Tapioca Beads, which are exfoliating spheres made from tapioca powder, white clay, and bamboo. You can use the beads on their own with a bit of water to help slough off dead skin and give you a healthy, refreshed glow in the morning – which in and of itself is pretty cool as the product is in powder form, making it perfect for travel. But the purpose of this kit is to illustrate all the other ways the beads can be mixed and blended to create a scrub or a mask that tackles your individual skin concerns. While the set comes with a tube of refreshing moringa oil (which, when mixed with the beads, actually functions as a makeup remover) and a cute mixing spoon for you to stir up your concoctions, there are tons of other ways to use the beads – with green tea or avocado oil, to name a few ideas – that’ll keep you looking healthy and lovely for months – naturally! Kaia’s products are available online and ship to Canada, but you can also check ’em out at select retailers throughout the land (including Holt Renfrew).
Magnolia Silver JewelleryMagnolia Silver Jewellery – From $32
Proof that you don’t need to spend a bundle to nab a pretty piece of silver jewelry? Just take a peek at all of the items I gathered in the image above – not a one of them are over $50, and all of them would make wonderful gifts for any gem-wearing gal on your shopping list. While the brand is known for their sterling silver pieces, they also carry an impressive array of designs inlaid with precious stones or gold-plated, shimmering designs. And with a huge – and I mean HUGE – selection of hundreds upon hundreds of items (climbing up to the $600 range) you should have no problem finding an item to match your giftee’s style…or alternatively, items for every gal you’re shopping for. The brand has a Canadian site too, making it a snap to shop and see exactly what you’re paying. My apologies in advance if you get lost spending hours on here making your wish list – or fulfilling hers.

LeapFrog LeapBandLeapFrog LeapBand – $49.95
Do you guys remember Tamagotchi’s and the digital pet craze of the late 90s? LeapFrog has essentially taken that technology and made it a million times cooler – and smarter – for today’s kids. Each of their LeapFrog LeapBands comes equipped with a digital ‘friend’ that encourages your child to get active in exchange for points that help unlock new play activities. Because your kid has the LeapBand strapped onto their wrist, it tracks how active they are as they ‘hop like a frog’ or ‘wiggle like a worm’ or whatever physical activity their virtual friend is encouraging them to do. The lucky child donning one of these 21st century, health-oriented toys will get to choose their pet and name it (anything from a unicorn to a penguin to a robot are up for grabs), and along with literally leaping around, they’ll be taught some smart nutrition tips to encourage a lifelong affinity for health. This is one techie toy I can totally get behind – and so should you!

Marc Jacobs Rollerball TrioMarc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio – $45 @ Sephora
If you’re shopping for a fan of Marc Jacobs’ refreshing floral fragrance Marc Jacobs Daisy (one of my all-time faves) then you’ll definitely want to check out this cute and cost-effective gift set. Valued at $75, it includes three purse-friendly rollerball incarnations of Daisy – the original, Daisy Dream (which I wrote about here), and Daisy Eau So Fresh (a fruitier, lighter take on the original). It’s an ideal choice for that jetsetting sibling of yours, or you can buy the gift set, keep one for yourself, and gift the other two to your gal pals for something they’ll get use out of all year long.

Black+Blum Leaning Tower of Pastablack+blum Leaning Tower of Pasta – $50
How cute is this? Product design masters black+blum have taken inspiration from the land of pasta to craft this ceramic pasta holder, which yes, appears to have a lean like the famous tower it’s modeled after. It’s perfect for stashing spaghetti or other long noodles without causing them to break, and makes for an eye-catching piece of decor on the countertop of any design snob. Best of all, it’s got a secret savvy feature – when you take off the cork lid it has an indentation that allows you to properly measure the appropriate amount of pasta for different portion sizes. You can nab black+blum products at many retailers across Canada, as well as online, and I actually found this very pasta holder here.

Golla Air WristletGolla Air Wristlet – $34.99 @ iStore (come early December)
Looking to trim down your big bulky bag into something more streamlined for say, a playdate or a dinner out? Then check out the Golla Air Wristlet. Made from faux leather, this chic little bag is designed to fit most smartphones, as well as a few other essentials. With one large open pocket inside, plus three card slots and a front zip pocket, it’s got just enough room for your ID, credit card, some cash, and perhaps a tube of lip gloss – pretty much all any gal needs before heading out to meet her friends for brunch or the movies. The wrist strap also detaches, so you can use the Air Wristlet as a sub-purse. Just keep your essentials inside and tuck it into your bigger purse, briefcase or diaper bag – when it’s time to scale back, just fish around for your wristlet and you’ll be good to go.

Foodie Pages Holiday Breakfast setHoliday Breakfast Box – $45 @ Foodie Pages
First up a bit of a history lesson for you: Foodie Pages is a neato concept that links you the consumer with some of Canada’s coolest indie food and beverage makers. You can purchase their extensive range of products a la carte – essentially making them an impressive online grocer – or you can take a peek at their pre-packaged, ready-for-gifting sets, such as the Holiday Breakfast Box pictured above. I love the idea of having a warm and toasty, homemade meal with your family around the holidays, and this elegant set includes everything you need to do so: a scone mix, granola, cinnamon & honey butter, blueberry & blackberry spread, and a bag of Earl Grey tea to round things out, all from Ontario-based producers. This is just one of many gift sets available on the site (plus plenty of other tasty individual gifts and stocking stuffer ideas) – so get browsing and listen up as your tummy grumbles!

Top 15 Gifts Under $50

Today’s prize package filled with some of the top gifts under $50 is valued at $444 – and includes the following:

– A Creamy Peppermint Gift Tin from Soap and Paper Factory
– A copy of As You Wish
A gift code to make your own Image3D kit
– An assorted mini shortbread tin from Mary Macleod’s Shortbread
– A one-month subscription to Yarnbox
– A Woodlot candle
– Kaia Naturals’ Bamboo Tapioca Beads Customized Cleansing Kit
– A piece of Magnolia Silver Jewellery
– A LeapFrog LeapBand
– black+blum’s Leaning Tower of Pasta
– A Golla Air Wristlet

Want to win it? Here’s how to enter!

1) Leave a comment on this post by midnight on December 7 and tell me what your favourite gift ideas are from this list! You can pick as many as you like 🙂

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 8, 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 Entries: There’s a ton of ways to get extra entries into this super awesome draw. Do as many or as few as you want. For whatever Likes / Tweets / Pins you do, be sure to leave your proof in separate comments per bonus entry.

Follow Soap and Paper Factory on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway (tag me – @cdngiftguide too). Then link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Follow Simon & Schuster (the publisher of As You Wish) on Twitter and tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet about why you’d love to read this book – don’t forget to link to this post! Once you’ve Tweeted, include a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Like Image3D on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall telling them what you want to make a image reel of. Link back to your Facebook comment in a separate comment below.

Like Mary Macleod’s Shortbread on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall telling them which flavour or product you’d love to try. Link back to your Facebook comment in a separate comment below.

Like Yarnbox on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall telling them why you’re interested in trying out their subscription service. Link back to your Facebook comment in a separate comment below.

Follow Woodlot on Instagram and like / leave a comment on one of their photos, then link back to that photo with your Instagram username below.

Follow Kaia Naturals on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway (tag me – @cdngiftguide too). Then link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Pin Your Favourite Piece of Magnolia Silver Jewellery to Pinterest. Then link back to your Pin in a separate comment below.

Follow black+blum on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway (tag me – @cdngiftguide too). Then link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Follow Erikson Consumer (the distributors of the Golla Air Wristlet) on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway (tag me – @cdngiftguide too). Then link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

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358 Responses to “Top 15 Holiday Gifts Under $50”
  1. dorcontest says:

    My favorite is the La Vie En Rose Fleece Onesies . I have been yearning to get a pair this winter and it is nice to find a Canadian company that has them. Thanks. I am going to check them out now. I absolutely love all your gift idea packages. I am going to favorite all those store. Yahoo

    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  2. Loralie Baker says:

    Love all the gift ideas ! My faves are the la vie en rose onesies, soap & paper factory gift tin and the leapfrog leap band 🙂

  3. Cheryl says:

    I love that the Soap and Paper Factory tins don’t need to be wrapped! Maybe stick a bow on the top, that it. And with them selling through Indigo, you’d probably get free shipping…especially if you are like me and will be buying lovely, wonderful, beautiful books too!

    (but all of these are awesome gift choices.)

  4. Loralie Baker says:

  5. Elizabeth R says:

    My favourite is the image 3d kit.

  6. Annie Demill says:

    Love each and every one but the Holiday Breakfast box and the Soap and Paper Factory gifts are awesome!

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  8. Maurey says:

    I’d love to get a yarnbox subscription, and the Holiday breakfast box 🙂

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  10. Joan G. says:

    my favourite is the Black+Blum Leaning Tower of Pasta

  11. Marlene says:

    All TOP 15 HOLIDAY GIFTS UNDER $50 would make great gifts to my friends/family

    The Soap and Paper Factory Gift Tins – from @ Indigo is something I would like to receive

  12. Annie Demill says:

    rise & shine #mondaze

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  16. marla says:

    My picks are:
    – A copy of As You Wish
    – A gift code to make your own Image3D kit
    – An assorted mini shortbread tin from Mary Macleod’s Shortbread

    – A piece of Magnolia Silver Jewellery
    – A LeapFrog LeapBand

  17. So many unique gift ideas! My fave is the Kaia Naturals’ Bamboo Tapioca Beads Customized Cleansing Kit. Love to try it!

  18. Cheryl Stone says:

    Soo Many good gift ideas but I would love to try Mary Macleod’s shortbreads & love yarnbox 🙂

  19. kittypride says:

    The Magnolia silver jewelry is lovely. I know my kids would have loads of fun with the bubblegum making kit

  20. Afifa says:

    ❤️the Yarnbox and the Princess Bride book!

  21. I love all your gift choices. My favorites are Mary Macleods Shortbread Tin and the Woodland Candles – thanks !

  22. katydidit21 says:

    I love them all, but my absolute favourites are the YarnBox subscription, Magnolia Silver Jewellery and the Kaia Naturals.

  23. sandyS says:

    I could not live without an assorted mini shortbread tin from Mary Macleod’s Shortbread. Tis the holiday season to indulge.

  24. Rosanne Robinson says:

    This is such a hard choice to make, there’s such a variety of awesome items, but if I have to choose, it wold be the Mary Macleod’s Shortbread.

  25. My favourite gifts on the list are the Cary Elwes book and the Yarnbox subscription.

  26. Alan Parker says:

    My faves are the la vie en rose onesies

  27. Mark Chiovitti says:

    Woodlot Candles!

  28. Leah says:

    I love the Woodlot candles!

  29. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Wristlet and the Woodlot candles.

  30. KerriR says:

    I like almost everything on this list.. Thanks again for the suggestions. Real winners are Golla Air Wristlet, the Holiday Breakfast Box & Air Wristlet – $34.99 @ iStore (come early December)

  31. Marie says:

    Yarn box! That’s my first pick. Also the Holiday Breakfast Box.

  32. KellyPC says:

    The Soap and Paper Factory Gift Tins from Indigo look awesome!
    I’d love to read As You Wish! After watching Princess Bride I had the biggest crush on Cary Elwes when I was a kid!
    I am lucky enough to live within walking distance of Mary Macleod’s Shortbread & to any of you who have not tried it yet I can assure it is DIVINE!!

  33. Shelley Dew says:

    My favourite gifts on this list are the Holiday breakfast box, the yummy looking shortbread cookies, and the Marc Jacobs perfume trio.

  34. Dennis Dubs says:

    After reading the amazing list og gift ideas, it was so hard to choose just one but I think my sister would love the “As you wish” book. She’s such a Princess bride fan and the idea is it’s a gift so….

  35. Heather Levchuk says:

    Love these ideas, opened my eyes to some great gift ideas. Woodlot candles or breakfast box for my daughter and her husband, the bubblegum kit for my son. The knitting kit and jewelry for myself!!

  36. mousecat12 says:

    The Woodlot Candles and the Yarnbox subscription are such great ideas!

  37. Steph says:

    The Holiday breakfast box caught my eye! Would be a cool gift idea. Thanks!

  38. Gina says:

    Holiday Breakfast Box

  39. Manuel Vizcaya says:

    the handmade all butter shortbread cookies

  40. S. Hirano says:

    The leaning tower of past! Love it.

  41. susan mcgregor says:

    I love the behind the scenes of The Princess Bride!

  42. Cairine says:

    I like the Woodlot candles and jewellery is always nice!

  43. stellar says:

    My favourite gift ideas include the assorted mini shortbread tin from Mary Macleod’s Shortbread, the woodlot candles (in Original and Recharge scents), the Magnolia Silver Jewellery and the Golla air wristlet for. I love all of these.

  44. stellar says:

    Light recharge for those nights when you're burning the midnight oil. đź“·đź’ł: @stepback_ca

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  45. Darlene Boyle says:

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  46. Kimberley Graham says:

    My faves are the Mary McLeod’s Shortbread,Magnolia Silver Jewellery and the Onesie PJs

  47. L.S. Watson says:

    The As You wish book – Ive got a few family members who loved this movie and watched it over and over and over. they’d love the book.
    the breakfast bar stuff is pretty cool too.

  48. christina barany says:

    Kaia Naturals’ Bamboo Tapioca Beads Customized Cleansing Kit is my Fav pick

  49. Sherry K says:

    You are finding the most amazing gifts. For my brother I would take the Mary Macleod shortbread. My daughter would love the Golla Air Wristlet and I am going to put the Yarnbox subscription on my wish list.

  50. RaeD. says:

    A Woodlot candle.

  51. aly3360 says:

    I just found foodie pages and I am IN LOVE lol so I think the the holiday breakfast box is a really fun gift idea. I would be very happy to unwrap it and i’ve been eyeing some of their goods to give as gifts this year.

  52. aly3360 says:

    Following te soap and paper factory on twitter and tweeted

  53. Vicky D says:

    As You Wish would be my pick because my husband’s all time fave movie is The Princess Bride and this would be a perfect gift to surprise him with!!

  54. Evren Ay says:

    I like the candles the most!

  55. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Image 3D on facebook!

  56. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Mary MacLeods on facebook!

  57. Emmy says:

    They are all great!!! Would love the Leap Frog Leap Band for my little niece! Thanks for the chance

  58. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Yarnbox on facebook!

  59. Burcu says:

    I like La Vie En Rose Onesies

  60. Donna L. says:

    My fave is Mary Macleod’s Shortbread.

  61. Jennifer R says:

    Okay, so there are too many to list here! Definitely the yarnbox subscription, the Woodlot candle, my daughter wants the onesie……… thanks for the ideas!!!

  62. cheryl mclellan says:

    I like the Mary Macleod’s shortbread tin..MMM…

  63. GARRY S says:

    LIKE THE IMAGE 3D SET

  64. Shelley N says:

    So many nice things. My favourite gift ideas are Soap and Paper Factory Gift Tins and the Magnolia Silver jewellery.

  65. Alison K says:

    My favourite gift ideas from this list are Mary Macleod’s Shortbread Tin (drooling), Magnolia Silver Jewellery (so pretty), Holiday Breakfast Box (yeah to the independents!)

  66. Alison K says:

    @SoapandPaper bonus entry: Followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/537430574559158272

  67. Alison K says:

    @SimonSchusterCA bonus entry: Followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/537431510383882240

  68. Alison K says:

    @kaianaturals bonus entry: Followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/537432249038557185

  69. Alison K says:

    @blackblum bonus entry: Followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/537434615318056960

  70. Alison K says:

    @ECnewsandreview bonus entry: Followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/537435103346319360

  71. nicolthepickle says:

    My faourites are The Leaning Tower of pasta. That is very cute, and the Inconceivable Tales from the Making Of the Prince Bride. I would so enjoy reading that.

  72. nicolthepickle says:


    Image 3D facebook post.

  73. nicolthepickle says:


    My post to MaryMacleod Shortbread.

  74. nicolthepickle says:


    My post to Yarnbox.

  75. israel y says:

    favorite is the LeapFrog LeapBand

  76. nicolthepickle says:

    My favourite Magnolia Silver piece. Although they’re all so pretty. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/328833210267055471/

  77. Kiersten says:

    I love Woodlot Candles

  78. becky says:

    I’d love to snuggle up in a onesie and read the Princess Bride book!

  79. Cathy says:

    I need to sprinkle a bit of warm christmas smell in my house and could use some quick but needed gift ideas for the holidays! I love the Woodlot Candles

  80. Maryanne says:

    I love the Image3D idea!!!

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  83. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I am a knitter so the Yarnbox would be great!

  84. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    Bonus: I repinned this green ring

  85. SueSueper says:

    I like the following La Vie En Rose Fleece Onesies, Mary Macleod’s Shortbread Tin, Yarnbox Subscription and Golla Air Wristlet

  86. Renee Lacasse says:

    would love to win

  87. Kristi Renout says:

    I love the Princess Bride book!

  88. Peter B. says:

    I like the DIY Bubblegum Kit and the Mary Macleod’s Shortbread.

  89. Pam says:

    love the silver jewelry

  90. Karine says:

    LOVE THE YARNBOX!!!!!!!!!!!! I subscribed because I saw your post! Thank you

  91. Ann says:

    I love it all! But I would especially like the fleece onesie from La Vie en Rose.

  92. Elaine Boychuk says:

    Magnolia Silver Jewellery goes with everything.

  93. Valerie Caldicott says:

    Golla Air Wristlet would be very handy as I have a back issue & find it hard to carry a purse

  94. Kelly E says:

    My choice would be Magnolia Silver Jewellery but I do love shortbread so the tin from Mary Macleod’s Shortbread would be good as well.

  95. JaimeeM says:

    I like the leapfrog leapband.

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  97. Tanny says:

    yarnbox subscription! My neighbour and I have wanted to try it out 🙂

  98. dabrowne says:

    My favorite is the Magnolia Silver Jewelry

  99. jm says:

    I’d would like the holiday breakfast mix

  100. I’m going to have to vote for Mary MacLeod’s shortbread. That was my grandmother’s name so it must be delicious and homemade-tasting :0

  101. Pam R. says:

    I love the tins from the Soap and Paper Factory!

  102. Miriam Aronoff says:

    I love the Magnolia silver jewellery and Mary MacLeod’s shortbread cookies!

  103. joyce s. says:

    A piece of Magnolia Silver Jewellery – always a good bet for a gift.

  104. Vanessa L says:

    Love the holiday breakfast box. I’m going to spend tons of time browsing Foodie Pages now.

  105. Mike Mottishaw says:

    Loving the Woodlot candles and also the shortbread from Mary MacDonald- so yummy I bet!

  106. Sylvia says:

    Mary Macleod’s Shortbread Tin,A piece of Magnolia Silver Jewellery and the the fleece onesie from La Vie en Rose would be really nice.

  107. gbomberry says:

    I like the Shortbread Tin and the Candles, but all of those things listed are a treat to me

  108. Kelly says:

    Great ideas! But my favourite is the Bamboo Tapioca beads. Or the shortbread!

  109. Leigh says:

    The Woodlot Candle-want this for me! Love that it is eco-friendly

  110. kevin snyder says:

    soap and paper factory and the box breakfast

  111. Tracy says:

    My husbands all time favorite movie is The Princess Bride, so I have to say the copy of As You Wish -he would be forever grateful to get that from me 🙂

  112. Lisa Morrison says:

    I like the Magnolia Silver jewellery for the teachers.

  113. aly3360 says:

    Following @SimonSchusterCA and tweeted.

  114. cookie3 says:

    I’d love to give &/or receive the Yarnbox Subscription. Both my daughter & I are knitters so we’d love this. The Magnolia Silver Jewellery is a great gift idea as well as the Holiday Breakfast Box. There are about 3 foodies on my list to buy fors- & they would love this.

  115. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweet to Simon and Schuster.

  116. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweet to Soap and Paper.

  117. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweet to Kianaturals

  118. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweet to Black and Blum.

  119. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweet to Erikson Consumer

  120. Nancy says:

    Love the Woodlot Candles, Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread and the As You Wish book

  121. Melinda says:

    The Woodlot Candles and the Holiday Breakfast Box are fabulous!

  122. Jessica e says:

    black+blum’s Leaning Tower of Pasta would make a great work secret santa gift.

  123. Mary Warner says:

    Mary McLeod’s Shortbread

  124. Carla B says:

    As You Wish! Love The Princess Bride!

  125. Melanie borhi says:

    Leapfrog leapband , woodlot candle ,

  126. Susan says:

    I would love to receive the Mary Macleod’s Shortbread tin.

  127. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the candle & the shortbread

  128. lisa bolduc says:

    i would love the bubble gum kit

  129. truckerofbc says:

    My wife would love the Marc Jacobs Rollerball Trio

  130. Kim M says:

    I like all the Magnolia Silver Jewellery

  131. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I love these ideas! My favourites include the Marc Jacob rollerball trio, and the Holiday Breakfast box.

  132. CLC says:

    I like the Magnolia silver jewelry.

  133. Michael says:

    The Image3D set is great – I’d love to have one of those!

  134. Libby Seliger says:

    Love so many of these… Can’t choose my favourite… 3D image viewer, fleece onesies, Marc Jacobs rollerball set….!!!

  135. Julie G. says:

    I’m a knitter, so the Yarnbox subscription would be a treat.

  136. Staceyu says:

    I love the Golla Air Wristlet.

  137. muapetahl says:

    Woodlot candle is my favorite!

  138. Gina says:

    My highest favourite would be the book As You Wish, as that’s one of my favourite movies of all time. I love the Magnolia jewelry, the shortbread, candles, soaps, and also Yarnbox because my subscription recently ran out and yarn is always great!!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  139. Edith Rennes says:

    I would love Mary MacLeod’s shortbread tin

  140. Susanne B. says:

    My favourites are the Image 3D sets, LeapFrog LeapBand, and the Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio.

  141. Debbie Callan says:

    They all look so wonderful. I would love the breakfast tin especially as I have been wanting to have friends from my church over for a brunch!! I also think a favorite would be the cookies as they look so decadent and the candles as I am a romantic at heart and they would be lovely at my brunch!!

  142. Crystal says:

    The yarn box subscription would be perfect for my Mom and the jewellery would be great for my nieces (and myself!) Also, the onsies are cute!

  143. janicour says:

    black+blum Leaning Tower of Pasta – $50 big Pasta fan. LeapFrog LeapBand – $49.95 for my Grandaughter. Yarnbox Subscription – From $35 / Month Love this!!!

  144. janicour says:

  145. janicour says:

  146. laurie says:

    i don’t know which one I’d choose ,probably the Marc Jacob perfume ,but with all these gifts i can think of whom I’d give each one and would definitely get a lot of my shopping done

  147. michelle halliday says:

    I sooo want the Yarnbox subscription

  148. JaimeeM says:

  149. carrie says:

    all of them! actually the yarnbox is so cool!

  150. Marcia Moll says:

    The Yarnbox subscription would be my favorite

  151. Lynn A says:

    My Favourite would be the Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads Customized Cleansing Kit.

  152. Sahra Altaha says:

    My favourites are the Marc Jacobs Daisy Trio and the Yarkbox subscription!

  153. Dreena says:

    My favourite ideas are: Mary Macleod’s Shortbread Tin and the Woodlot Candles.
    Cheers.

  154. aly3360 says:

    Liked image3d on facebook and left them a commment on what id want to make a reel of!!

  155. Valerie Gibson says:

    My favourite is the Magnolia Silver Jewellery

  156. linnett says:

    The Soap and Paper Factor look nice and the Magnolia Silver Jewellery, thanks

  157. CHRIS W says:

    Love the Magnolia Silver Jewellery.

  158. ikkinlala says:

    Yarnbox! A lot of these ideas are great, but I do love knitting.

  159. Lori O says:

    I like the bubble gum kit but the rest are amazing as well.

  160. M. Archambeau says:

    The onesie pjs are super cute! Iwould like to read the Cary Elwes book, as The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. It would be a great gift for several people I know.

  161. Erin McSweeney says:

    their is no doubt that the best is An assorted mini shortbread tin from Mary Macleod’s Shortbread…yumm

  162. Elaine Buonsante says:

    The 3-D film viewer reminds me of view masters from my childhood.

  163. Vera K. says:

    I love the Yarnbox subscription. What a great idea! I’ve never heard of it before. And the shortbread…. yummmmmy.

  164. Nicole B says:

    I love the 3D kit and the leapband!

  165. JaimeeM says:

    I like 3d kit on facebook as jaimee mcallister

  166. Sonny P says:

    Mary Macleod’s Shortbread Tin and the Woodlot Candles

  167. i like the leapfrog leapband

  168. photomum says:

    I liked the woodlot candles
    karenthaeter@hotmail.com

  169. Sue says:

    The La Vie en Rose onesie and the DIY bubblegum making kit, although the yarn kit and image reel is super cool, thanks for hilighting. The onesie and bubblegum making kit perfect items for a great family stay indoors jammie day making your own bubble gum…awesome…

  170. I can’t pick just one! They’re all great! But my overall fav is the Mary Macleod’s Shortbread Tin, I need this RIGHT NOW!

  171. aly3360 says:

    I liked Mary on facebook and left a comment about my fav flavour.

  172. LoriZ says:

    I love the subscription to Yarnbox; even though I don’t knit or crochet, I’d love to learn and feel that this is such a fun & unique gift idea. Would also be thrilled with a piece of Magnolia Silver Jewellery under the tree.

  173. Sarah Noble says:

    I like the Woodlot candle.

  174. Loretta Krauter says:

    Choices choices! I wikis love to have the one month yarn box subscription for my daughter she loves knitting and surprises !

  175. Jessica Lord says:

    i love the woodlot candles

  176. Sunshine G says:

    The shortbread tin – yum!

  177. Erika R. says:

    The assorted mini shortbread tin from Mary Macleod’s Shortbread is my favorite!

  178. Erika R. says:

  179. Erika R. says:

  180. Erin W says:

    I think that the yarnbox subscription is amazing! I know a lot of people on my list who would love it!

  181. Erika R. says:

  182. Erika R. says:

  183. Erika R. says:

  184. JaimeeM says:

    I like marys shortbread on facebook as Jaimee McAllister

  185. Erin D says:

    I LOVE those fleece one-piece pyjamas. The wristlet would be a close second.

  186. I like the onesie as it looks super cozy and the yarn box prize because it’s hard to find yarn.

  187. Janice Lewis says:

    The yarn box looks so cool. I don’t knit but it makes me want to give it a try

  188. Holly says:

    I’ve wanted to learn to knit for a while so I think the Yarnbox would be good motivation!

  189. Jason Quarrie says:

    The fleece onesies would be adorable on my gf…and I’ve heard great things about the book by Cary Elwes!

  190. lorna says:

    the leaning tower of pasta is unique.

  191. Jasen H says:

    My favourite gift idea from the list is the Mary Macleod’s Shortbread

  192. Lorraine says:

    I like the Yarn box subscription and Mary MacLeod’s shortbread.

  193. Raiyne says:

    As a knitter the Yarnbox subscription is definitely my favourite! The shortbread is a close second though!

  194. shtrqueen says:

    I love the Mary MacLeod’s shortbread.

  195. Maryanne says:

  196. dorcontest says:

    Follow Erikson Consumer (the distributors of the Golla Air Wristlet) on Twitter and tweeted @doreenlamoureux

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  197. dorcontest says:

    Follow black+blum on Twitter and tweeted @doreenlamoureux

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  198. dorcontest says:

    Follow Kaia Naturals on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/DoreenLamoureux/status/539125263133835264
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  199. Brenda Penton says:

    I love the La Vie En Rose Fleece Onesies, so cute!! I also like the Breakfast box.

  200. Amanda P says:

    I like the woodland candles and the La Vie Rose Fleece Onesies.

  201. Trevor says:

    As You Wish is going on my Christmas Wish list right now! One of my all time favourite movies!

  202. Trevor says:

  203. Trevor says:

  204. Trevor says:

    Image 3D facebook wall post…

  205. Trevor says:

    Mary Mcleods Shortbread facebook wall post…

  206. Trevor says:

    Yarnbox facebook wall post…

  207. Trevor says:

  208. Wendy Wagar says:

    I love shortbread so this is a no-brainer for me! Mary McLeod’s Shortbread Tin!

  209. Trevor says:

  210. Trevor says:

  211. Liberty says:

    Love the candles, the yarn, one piece pajamas, and the list goes on and on and on!!!

  212. Susan T. says:

    The Leaning Tower of Pasta is pretty darn awesome! I love the Breakfast box for gifting.

  213. Susan T. says:

    Woodlot bonus entry: http://instagram.com/p/v94SOvEYcV/?modal=true
    I’m @suekitty13

  214. I really love the Shortbread Tin from Mary Macleod’s Shortbread, and the Golla Air Wristlet…they would both make great gifts!

  215. aly3360 says:

    liked yarn box on facebook and left a comment

  216. aly3360 says:

    Following woodlot on instagram.

    Studio corner

    A post shared by Woodlot (@woodlot) on

  217. BlessedTA says:

    A piece of Magnolia Silver Jewellery

  218. Elena says:

    The DIY bubble gum kit looks like a lot of fun!

  219. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love the La Vie En Rose Fleece Onesies. They look so cozy!

  220. Julia H says:

    My favourite gift idea is the La Vie En Rose Fleece Onesies. I admit, I wasn’t a fan of Onesies until recently…but now that winter is here, and my apartment is freezing cold, I actually think it would be great to have one, and these ones are SO cute!

  221. Julia H says:

    Follow on Instagram (as happyglowlucky) and liked/commented on this photo: http://instagram.com/p/v8whneEYah/?modal=true

  222. Natalie SQ says:

    I would gift the Princess Bride Book to myself, the Yarnbox subscription to my aunt, the woodlot candles to my cousin who loves all things smelly, and the holiday breakfast box to my mom who loves little food curiosities.

  223. Janet says:

    My very favourite gift ideas are the Woodlot candles as I LOVE candles, the Soap and Factory GIft Tins, Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread Tins, and the Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio.

  224. aly3360 says:

    Following Kaia Naturals on Twitter

  225. aly3360 says:

    Here’s my favourite piece of magnolia jewelry

  226. I’ve liked Image3D and left a comment

  227. Following Kaia Naturals and tweeted:

  228. aly3360 says:

    Following black blum

  229. Suzie M says:

    My 2 favorite gifts are A piece of Magnolia Silver Jewellery & the LeapFrog LeapBand

  230. Suzie M says:

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  233. Suzie M says:

  234. Suzie M says:

  235. Allison Jansen says:

    The yarn box

  236. Jennifer Weidmann says:

    Leaning tower of pasta and Breakfast box! Lots of great options!

  237. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Woodlot Candles!!

  238. Victoria Ess says:

  239. Tina L. says:

    I like the black+blum Leaning Tower of Pasta and Mary Macleod’s Shortbread Tin.

  240. Grace says:

    I love the As You Wish book and the Leaning Tower of Pasta! I also think my best friend would love the Yarnbox subscription since she loves knitting!

  241. tammy ta says:

    I love the cookies-my son would love the bubble gum-looks like lots of fun!

  242. Aimee says:

    I want to order the yarn box

  243. I’ve followed Simon & Schuster and tweeted

  244. Followed Black & Blum and tweeted:

  245. Kayla Gilbert says:

    My favourite would have to be the A Creamy Peppermint Gift Tin from Soap and Paper Factory.

  246. Shelley N says:

    love these Magnolia earrings -pinned them http://www.pinterest.com/pin/443886106997917926/

  247. Taps says:

    I love Golla Air Wristlet.

  248. @CdnGiftGuide @kaianaturals I love bamboo tapioca beads! Great gift that can go anywhere you do! 🙂

  249. Erika E says:

    My favourites are the Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads Customized Cleansing Kit and the Woodlot Candles.

  250. Jean says:

    Love that Yarnbox!

  251. Jean says:

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  252. Maegan Morin says:

    Both of my kids would love the DIY Bubblegum Kit!

  253. Judy Hunting says:

    A close tie between the Fleece Onesie and the Cary Elwes book. Princess Bride is one of my favourite movies!!

  254. Cheryl H says:

    It’s all cool, but As You Wish and the Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread!

  255. sschool2010 says:

    I’m excited because I want to read As You Wish (I love the Princess Bride!) (Suzi)

  256. Melissa Hewett says:

    The Magnolia Silver Jewellery is beautiful and as a Princess Bride fan, I love the book too.

  257. Tracy D says:

    I’ve not seen anything like the Holiday breakfast box before, fab idea! Thanks for the giveaways !

  258. Susan Stirling says:

    Silver is always wonderful (especially now that I don’t get to Mexico anymore), so the Magnolia Silver Jewellery for me and the Leapfrog band for my darling grand!

  259. Heather Arnould says:

    La Vie en Rose fleece onesies.

  260. kim heintz says:

    Ooh, that’s tough. But probably a piece of magnolia silver jewellery. I love accessories!

  261. maviswren says:

    Woodlot candles are by far my favorite and really do make a perfect gift!

  262. Lynn M says:

    Lots of great ideas…but I adore the onesies.

  263. william fraser says:

    the LEAPFROG LEAPBAND!!!

  264. teganmtaylor says:

    I love the air wristlet – and the as you wish book would be a great gift!

  265. stacey h says:

    the leaning tower of pasta – my boxes of past tend to spill over – this would be great for storage

  266. julia g says:

    My top gifting choice is an Image3D set. It is such a unique present.

  267. Lisa S says:

    I absolutely love the Yarnbox subscriptions. What a fabulous idea! The Holiday Breakfast Collection is pretty jazzy too. Great finds!

  268. Billy Truong says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway you are so awesome and incredible.

  269. Carol M says:

    Magnolia Silver Jewellery is my favourite

  270. edmontonjb says:

    I love the LeapBand and the Yarnbox subscription

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