The Hottest Gifts of 2020 on My Letter to Santa

I don’t know about you, but with 2020 being the year that it was, I am very much focused on the holiday season and the happy memories that await. There is a tangible excitement when I start to think about putting up the decorations with Julio, making my list & checking it twice, and getting into the spirit of the season.

In anticipation of all of these things, I wanted to share this year’s hottest gift items so that you can be like me and get a jump start on your shopping.

We all know I’ve got a pretty good relationship with the big guy in red – but when I got to looking through Indigo’s Top Gifts on their Holiday Shop, I knew I had found some of the best gift ideas of 2020.

While some of you might not be ready to talk about the holidays, I am choosing to share something positive for us all to inspire a smile, some excitement and maybe a little bit of joy despite everything we’ve all been feeling this year.

The holidays are meant to be special, bring us together and remind us to be kind to one another. So without further ado, here are my absolute top of the top gifts I hope to find under the tree this year!

I am a self-admitted big kid at heart, and am proud to say that. I still watch Saturday morning cartoons, I play Nintendo with Julio, and we love to get the hottest toys of the year for both ourselves and our future family while we work towards having kids in the coming years. The LEGO SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES WITH MARIO STARTER COURSE is probably going to be one of the hottest toys of the year and I absolutely need one for us and one for our niece and nephew in Ottawa so that we can play together via video call over the holidays should we not be able to be together in person.

When it comes to 2020, while I continue to support restaurants when I can, the reality is that most of us have been spending more time in the kitchen. Maybe it’s time you finally asked for the best kitchen appliances and food related gifts. I know that I personally have been looking for a new set of cookware and have my eye on CARAWAY CERAMIC COOKWARE SET CREAM, but of course if we’re talking kitchen upgrades, all things SMEG – like the SMEG STAND MIXER – SILVER – are a must. And my goodness wouldn’t that be something to get excited about when opening on Christmas morning or as a fabulous holiday gift!

Of course when it comes to decor, Indigo has some of the best items. I’m so in love with the RAINBOW GLASS WREATH but of course there is something for everyone’s taste levels when you search for holiday decorations.


As many of you who follow me on social media will have seen, I’ve been really diving deep into my fitness journey and I have been wanting a THERABODY THERAGUN PRIME™ PERCUSSIVE THERAPY MASSAGE DEVICE FOREVER – so the holidays seems like the right time. This device will change the life of those in your life that are fitness enthusiasts. Trust me on this one – they will thank you!

If I Knew Then: Finding wisdom in failure and power in aging: Arden, Jann:  9780735279971: Books

This year has been one that allowed me to rediscover my love of reading as well. And whether its poetry or Jann Arden’s new release, there are always so many amazing books to be purchased – thankfully Indigo has gathered the best together for us in their Holiday Shop.

The holidays are quickly approaching, and this year is going to be a season like no other. Indigo is here to make it easier to prepare for the holidays with the biggest and best books of the year, along with exclusive new brands that are now available in-store and online through the Holiday Shop.

To top it off, Indigo also offers safe, stress-free and convenient shopping solutions, including in-store shopping, online shopping available 24/7 and store pickup in as little as three hours, as well as private shopping for plum® and plum® PLUS members. You can also shop through Instacart, where you can get same day delivery right to your door in select markets across Canada.

Here’s my thought on the holidays this year – they probably won’t be the way we are used to celebrating them, but that doesn’t mean you can celebrate in new ways with the best gifts for yourself and those you love. I encourage you all to head to the Indigo Holiday Shop for a much needed escape from the current stress you may be feeling, and to help get yourself into the holiday spirit.

To join in on the festive social media conversation, make sure to follow @chaptersindigo on Twitter and Instagram & ‘Like’ their Facebook Page. Use and follow the #MakeItMerry hashtag to share your holiday must haves. We can’t wait to see what gifts you love most for friends, family and yourself this holiday season! 

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Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year

Daniel Reyes

Mobile photos were taken with my Mobile Device of choice on the Rogers network.

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