While everyone knows it’s the thought that counts, there’s always pressure to find the perfect gift. Every year there's that one person left on the list that’s impossible to shop for! Let us help you find a gift that’s just right, by skimming this guide outlining suitable gifts for everyone.
For the Sock Enthusiast
Know someone with a soft spot for funky footwear? We bet they’ve never seen these ones before! The festive T-Rex Socks are from UptownSox, an Ottawa based company, specializing in all things punny ($15.95, here). Sweet tooths get special socks too with this bright ice cream themed pair ($12.95, here). Finally, channel Papa Bear vibes by gifting these delightful bear themed socks ($12.95, here).
For the Coffee Lover
Simplify your shopping list by getting a gift box; This one has everything to make a caffeine addict smile! ($46.95, here). Looking for something simple? A delicious soy-wax coffee scented candle will do the trick ($14.95, here). Is practical more their style? These café coasters are thoughtful and useful ($14.95, here).
For the Bikers
Yes, this one is specific, but let’s be honest, in Ottawa everyone knows someone who cycles. Gift these socks ($12.95, here) so they can proudly display their interests on their ankles (or super toned calves). When they’re done working up a sweat they can wash off with Walton Wood’s luxurious soaps ($11.95, here) or soak sore muscles in a relaxing bath ($13.95, here).
For the Holiday Home Decorator
Some people love to go all out, so gift them early and help them get a head start! This star candle holder emulates that warm holiday feeling but is subtle enough to use all year round ($19.95, here). Swedish Dish Cloths are always on our bestselling list and this holiday edition is no exception! They’re biodegradable and can be cleaned in the dishwasher ($12.95, here). When Christmas morning arrives, they’ll be thrilled to drink hot cocoa form this festive canoe mug that celebrates Canadian Winters ($12.95, here).
For the Dad, Brother, Uncle, or Husband that Never Wants Anything
The Gentlemen’s Beard Grooming Kit provides all the tools to keep facial hair in check, plus it has a yummy citrus mahogany scent ($49.95, here). Is humor more his thing? These socks are the perfect pair ($12.95, here). If all else fails, there’s always a mug that gets the message across. This is just one from our large selection ($12.95, here).
For the One Who Hates Winter
It’s hard to please the friend who just can’t see the magic in a fresh snowfall. Lean into it this year and let them resent the cold comfortably. This peppermint hand cream seems appropriate ($15.95, here). This oversized scarf will keep them extra toasty on the coldest days ($29.95, here). The bright floral scent of this candle will remind them of warmer times and that Spring will come again, ($14.95, here).
For the Teenager
Deodorant is a classic teenage stocking stuffer (and sometimes a necessary one). These all-natural sticks are made here in Ottawa and get the job done ($8.50, here). It’s no secret that kids don’t tell everything but you can give them a place to write it out with this cheeky notebook ($12.95, here). And if the deodorant isn’t well received, you might just have to go in with this room fumigator ($18.95, here).
For the One Who Just Can’t Wait for The New Year (AKA Everyone)
Finally, 2020 has been a long year and I think we’re all ready to move on to the next one. Help a friend take their mind off it with this aptly named shower gel ($14.95, here). If that doesn’t do the trick perhaps a nice bottle of wine to toast the New Year, delivered in this wine bottle sock will do the trick ($9.95, here). In the case that they toast one too many times in an attempt to forget the past year, you can play the hero and surprise them with this Hangover Cure tea ($11.95, here).
If you’re shopping for someone particularly difficult and still haven’t found that perfect gift, check out our website for so many more great gifts or visit us in store – we’re always happy to help you pick something special!