‘Tis the season to be shopping and this year I had a lot of fun picking out some great gift options worthy of presenting to your nearest and dearest. In the past I’ve been given the chance to get a head start on holiday shopping by attending media previews, but this year I only got to one or two, so I found it was extra exciting to see what new products were coming out as they made their way on to the shelves in real time.
Here are some of my favourites:
I’m definitely more of a tea person than a coffee person and this gold tea canister and diffuser ball add some serious glam to both a festive tea party or your everyday cup ritual.
We eat with our eyes as much as we do our mouths, so I don’t feel bad when I buy a cookbook because it’s simply beautiful to look at. The covers of these two titles are punchy and fun and are great for styling floating shelves in a kitchen too. And yes their recipes look delish too!
I’m a big fan of these ‘favorite’ gift sets because they’re not only fabulous value (they usually include a couple full size products!) but they’re also an opportunity to try some fun shades from great quality brands at an accessible price point.
New moms are always chatting and comparing notes on diaper bags. They need to look good because they’re permanently attached to you, but at the same time you need them to be functional for you and your baby. When I was pregnant with Jack and Charlie and did diaper bag research, I was on a mission to find a a bag that would suit the needs of a multiple mom of newborns. I needed an everything but the kitchen sink kind of bag- we’re talking space for two sets of bottles, my pump, bibs and burp cloths, diapers, wipes, creams, toys, changes of clothes… you get the picture!
I chose the Jujube Be Prepared, a well-designed and easy-to-clean lightweight bag with compartments and pockets galore. It also has a special zip compartment for your phone, wallet and personal gear, but because it’s so massive, I find I only bring it if we’re going out for longer trips with both babies and need an arsenal of stuff. Instead I usually just throw my Toronto-designed Elari diaper wallet and a few other essentials into a large leather Goyard tote. Especially now that the boys are fully on solids and only have a bottle in the morning and night, I don’t need as many supplies on a typical daytime outing.