#DoTheDaniel’s Holiday Gift Guide | Daniel

It’s officially December and the countdown is on to find the best gifts out there for you and your loved ones. The #DoTheDaniel team has been hard at work finding gifts that we personally have added to our letters to Santa and that you should consider in the coming weeks. Be you a Holistic Nutritionist, a Mom or a Foodie.. We have each come up with a list of items that are this season’s Holiday Must Haves. SO, without further ado, come and see what I have put together for my first ever Holiday Gift Guide for us all!


1. Trump Hotel Collection Gift Card

As we all know by now, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is my favourite hotel in the city of Toronto. Our experiences and relationship with the hotel have been perfect each and every time, and a Gift Card to the hotel is the perfect addition for someone special in your life. With a selection option to have a physical card or e-card, you also can select how much you would like to load (* $50.00 Minimum) via the easy to use online tool. The gift card works for my personal favourite hotel in Toronto and all Trump Collection properties so it is the perfect gift for the travel lover in your life or to spoil them with a staycation in your local Trump Hotel. I know that I would love to see a few of these in my stocking and under the tree this season.

2. SodaStream Play – $99.00 CAD

Since my introduction to Sodastream a few years ago, I can say that I have fallen in love with our device at home and use it on a regular basis. Home carbonation systems seem to be everywhere these days but Sodastream has been setting the bar high for quite some time with their sleek design and affordable price point. The Play is the perfect addition to your kitchen and comes in several colours to match your decor and personality. With the widest range of flavours I have yet to see, this device can make a mean cocktail or be a fun afternoon with the kids at home. Available for purchase online and at select retailers, check out www.discoversodastream.ca for more details and other devices to make the kitchen more playful this holiday season.

3. Nespresso VertuoLine – $299.00 CAD

Coffee lovers are going to love this machine & I have recently had the chance to check out the device for myself with Nespresso (make sure to stay tuned for that feature coming to DoTheDaniel.com soon). Available for purchase online and at select retailers, check out the Nespresso VertuoLine information here for more details and to get yours today. Taking the home brewing process to a whole new level, the device is both aesthetically stunning (available in three colours) but it also produces café quality beverages in your home. Being that the VertuoLine is “a coffee machine which produces freshly brewed Coffee and traditional Espresso with a rich, generous crema” I use it daily and couldn’t imagine going back to a regular coffee machine now that I have experienced it. However; if you prefer cappuccinos, which many people do, then you should probably stick to a machine which specialises in those. You can find reviews of the best ones online, but before you make any decisions, make sure that you read the Pros and Cons of Cappuccino Makers that can be used at home. You may decide to invest in a normal coffee machine like the Nespresso VertuoLine instead, who knows!
4. Target Canada Super Hero Ornaments – $7.00 CAD each

For the children in your life or for the child at heart (I picked up a few for Julio this year), Target Canada has these amazing Superhero Ornaments to add to your tree and annual Holiday Traditions. Not only does Target Canada offer amazing Holiday Must haves (*availability may vary by store location) but they are also a great one-stop-shop for ALL your Holiday needs. All three of us enjoy picking up our essentials at Target Canada and these ornaments are a perfect addition to my personal Holiday Shopping list that were just too cute to pass up. For details on these and other holiday essentials make sure to check Target Canada’s website and visit your local store.

5. Maison Birks – Amorique Diamond Collection – $1,395.00 – $8,125.00+ CAD

The holidays are often a time of year when we chose to celebrate special occasions. I know a lot of friends who have gotten engaged or celebrated the ones they love during the holidays. The romance of it all is enchanting this time of year, and Maison Birks has got you covered with their Amorique Diamond Collection. This Canadian based Diamond company has been setting the bar for diamond standards since 1879 and is definitely a brand that I would be excited to have waiting for me under the tree. Hint hint Julio. Though deemed Bridal, this collection speaks to the timeless elegance of Birks Diamonds and how they can be a part of your special moments this holiday season. Check out www.maisonbirks.com for more inspiration or find your nearest Maison Birks here.

6. Samsung 65″ Curved UHD TV – approximate retail $3,299.99 CAD (varies by store)

This is definitely my splurge item for the Holidays and one item that I believe would compliment every Canadian home. The latest Home Entertainment technology is available with the Curved UHD TV and I am left counting the moments until I can get one for Julio & I. “Samsung’s curved UHD TVs invite you into the entertainment. The innovative curved design of the screen brings your home-viewing experience to a whole new level. Samsung curved UHD TV screens are built to naturally match the curved shape of eyes, so you’ll be completely immersed in every scene, every game, every concert and more. The curved design creates a balanced and uniformed viewing distance, improved viewing angles and higher contrast for a lifelike immersive experience, so everyone watching has the best seat in the house.”

In my opinion the 65″ Curved UHD TV is the best television on the market this Holiday Season and I have asked Santa very nicely to bring me yet another Samsung Device to add to our #TeamSamsung devices that we use both personally and professionally. They are the leader in Mobile Devices and Home Appliances in our opinion and a brand that represents the best of the best. Make sure to click the “Where to Buy” button here to find your nearest store and to put the 65″ Curved UHD TV under the tree this season for you and your loved ones and then kick up your feet to enjoy once unwrapped.

7. Jabra Revo Wireless – $249.00 CAD

As someone who needs music in his life, Jabra has been the leader for quality and power since my introduction to the brand. My iconic White Revo Wireless headset comes with me everywhere I go and offers the best quality wireless headsets for any occasion. Be it walking down the streets of the city I love before work or at the gym during an intense workout. Revo Wireless is the best of the best in my opinion and I wouldn’t recommend any other brand on the market. Available for purchase on online at Amazon.ca, in store and online at Best Buy, Future Shop & The Source. The choices are endless and I can guarantee that once you experience the Jabra Revo Wireless headset quality you’ll wonder how you ever used any other brand.

8. My Wine Canada The Most Valuable Player (MVP) Monthly Package – $99.00/month CAD

For those of you who remember, I wrote about the launch of My Wine Canada this year and have since fallen in love with the concept of great Canadian wine being shipped right to my door. The service takes the guess work out of the wine selection process for first time wine drinkers and also offers a fantastic monthly membership program of curated wines. The MVP Monthly package is $99.00/ month and offers 2-3 bottles of wine a month, promotional material about the wine & wineries, and offers exclusive access to small batches not available to most Canadians. Classically Canadian and celebrating the world of wine, My Wine Canada is the perfect gift for the wine lover in you and in your life. “This is the perfect gift for wine-loving partners, in-laws and outlaws, or for special anniversaries, and most certainly for those festive times of year!” For monthly membership programs and to see how My Wine Canada works, make sure to check out www.mywinecanada.com

These 8 gifts offer a fantastic range from affordable crowd pleasers to more expensive tokens of your love for that special someone in your life. In one way or another, I have personally worked with each brand and can assure you that they are all #DoTheDaniel approved. You’re going to LOVE them all and I can’t wait for you to share your purchases and personal Holiday Shopping Lists with me on Instagram & Twitter. Make sure to tag @DoTheDaniel and bring me along on your Holiday Adventures!

Make sure to stay tuned & follow along with FASHIONIGHTS.com for Julio’s annual 12 Days of Giveaways Contest – #FXMAS14!

Click here to see Amanda’s Gift Guide & Catherine’s Gift Guide for gifts ideas for anyone in your life with #DoTheDaniel this Holiday season.

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands I am working with, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account

Photos: All brands listed above and their subsequent PR firms.

Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive

Cheers & Happy Holidays

Daniel Desforges

One Reply to “#DoTheDaniel’s Holiday Gift Guide | Daniel”

  1. Those little super hero ornaments are adorable. They would make a good stocking stuffer.

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