Best in Beauty

CONTEST ALERT! I’ve scoured the shelves virtual and real to track down fifteen amazing beauty buys, all under $100, designed to put a smile (and a fresh new look) on any gal’s face. Plus you could win a $100 gift basket from all-natural skincare brand Kiss My Face!

Flash Post: The View From Up Here

Does someone on your gift list have the travel bug? Let them envision themselves high in the sky with these airplane window-inspired picture frames.

Flash Post: Instant Photification

Make gift-giving a snap with the Polaroid 300: it combines the instant gratification of taking digital photos with the long-term, hard copy memories you still crave deep down inside. And it’s pretty affordable to boot!

Flash Post: Book A Trip

No matter how frugal you might be, traveling is a luxury for most of us – so why not indulge a little with a memorable experience or two? Taschen’s twelve-volume travel book set gives you a taste of the high life in Berlin, London, New York, and Paris.

10 for $10: May 2012 Edition

It’s May, which means it’s also time for another 10 for $10 post. Everything within will cost you less than a purple bill (save for that pesky shipping & tax) – jump in for ‘frugal’ gift finds!

The World According To…

If you know someone who’s New Year Resolution involves keeping track of their day-to-day, make it a little easy, or dare I say…FUN…to do it with these five great journal gift ideas.

Stuff Her Stocking

Since we are *SO CLOSE* to the home stretch of holiday gift-giving, I’m dedicating the next few days to last-minute stocking stuffers you can easily pick up across the country. First, we take a look at ideas for the ladies.

Wherever Your Travels May Take You…

If you’ve got a loved one hitting the road for the rest of this summer or into the fall, check out these three go-to gift ideas that are travel-friendly.

The Great Beyond

Is your loved one leaving on a jet plane sometime after their high school or college graduation? Make their journey that much prettier, easier, and special with a set of Canadian-brand Heys luggage.

Father’s Day Books

Five last-minute books for Father’s Day can be found within this post. I’m serious this time – if you haven’t heeded my last dozen posts about dad’s day this weekend, then zip out to the bookstore and snag any one or bunch of these lovely reads.

Luggy Bugger

Got a friend going somewhere groovy? Canadian company Lug has become ubiquitous with stylish travel accessories and bags – take a peek at a few highlights for various price points and occasions.

Wherever Your Travels May Take You…

Know someone bit by the travel book? Help them get well-prepared before, during, and after their trip with a Moleskine City Book – customized to dozens of major and minor cities around the world with basic maps and info, it’s really the guidebook you write yourself.

Come Fly With Me

If you’ve got the cash to spare and you’re desperate to see a loved one this holiday season, consider getting one of Air Canada’s travel passes for amazing savings across relatively flexible travel destinations.

Little Black Books

Black’s Photography offers a fun range of customizable photobooks for you to preserve your giftee’s best moments in yearbook-style glory.

Must Buy Gifts

If you’ve got a true fanatic in your life – and someone that loves crossing stuff off a big, giant list – consider purchasing them a book from the “Must” series, and topping it off with a few themed items from whatever focus your chosen tome is on.