The Holidays Just Got Better

My holiday gift list can get crazy, I give gifts to family, friends, my darling son (he gets a bit more than the average gift amount), teachers, co-workers and more as I sometimes find items that are perfect for the students I teach or clients I help. Sometimes these gifts can be simple stocking stuffers and other times they are bigger items meant for the home, kitchen and beyond. With the big days approaching quickly I’m turning to the Staples Canada Holiday Lookbook for my 2018 gifts and I’ve put together 6 Gift Ideas that you need in your life this holiday season.
I know you’re thinking that I’m going to pick up everyone sweet office supplies, but you’d be wrong! Inspired by Daniel & Annick attending the recent holiday preview that Staples Canada held in Toronto, I now am learning to #SeeTheHolidaysDifferently.

They carry more than cool items for your office. In their Holiday Lookbook I found personalized gifts, thoughtful stocking stuffers and unique items to bring memories to the forefront during the season. It was easy to navigate through with tips and guides by leading Canadian experts such as Bestselling Author Amber Mac and design and lifestyle expert Lisa Canning. I’m really going for the portable items this year. In my opinion it makes it easier for anyone I know to use their gift anywhere they want. These are 6 reasons why I #thinkstaples when it comes to picking out gifts and stocking stuffers that will make the holidays fantastic.

1. Relax and Rock On!
Wondering what to get that coworker with a new office? Try a mini USB Himalayan salt lamp! These beauties glow in a few different LED colours and create a relaxing space. A salt lamp is a great way to improve a space, mood Best thing about this mini gift? The ability to take it anywhere, whether it’s office, home or even to a Christmas Party to shake things up. Lamps have the ability to brighten up anyone’s day, (pardon the pun) so why don’t you make it more special by deciding to get someone a lampe photo imprimée en 3D (3D photo lamp) for Christmas? If you have lasting memories with people in your life, this could be the perfect gift to give them so they can be reminded of it every day? It’s definitely something worth considering. I’ve heard some people like to get their Genuine Himalayan salt lamp in the uk because their lamps are high-quality. It might be worth looking into if you’re interested.

2. For the Instagrammer
Creating memories is important and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera does the trick by offering bold photos. It’s a great throwback for the Instagrammer in your life with the built-in selfie mirror and instant photos. Really, it’s the instant photos that draw me in! It’s nice to hang up photos on the wall, put them in cards for loved ones and stick them to your locker or fridge. You could also put your photo on wallet along with your family or friends to show everyone how much memories matter to you.

3. The Coffee Connoisseur

We all have that one friend who digs a great cup of coffee. They love the intricacies of the perfect drip, and really like to geek out over the bean. The Kikkerland Café Pour Over Coffee Kit is a great starter in brew portability but also an authentic pour over. I created some amazing cups with this set and the person you give this to can as well! The nice thing about brew methods like this one is that it made out of stainless steel which is great for the office and even camping. That’s right no more instant coffee! It’s durable and creates a delicious cup. The receiver of your amazing gift will be able to try different combinations no matter where they go!

4. Love It When A Good Plan Comes Together
2019 is quickly approaching and the mom in me knows that a good planner can make an entire year. The Ultimate Family planner is the perfect gift for families on the go who likes to plan their year in advance so that it’s visible for everyone. Write down hockey schedules, work, birthdays, date nights, after school programs and more. This planner has big spaces, stickers for different appointments and can be fun to fill out as a family.

5. Cinema Magic on The Go!

Movies bring people together and the Kodak Lumen pocket projector is quite the gift! With HD video at the palm of your hand, super quiet operation and it being tripod mountable it makes it so easy to use. I really loved the fact that I can watch on any surface and the image was perfect. I already know who I want to get this gift for and I really think it’s stepping outside of the box. This truly fits in any pocket and is handy for that person who loves to entertain or set up events with their friends or family.

6. Gift Baskets for that amazing Teacher

I always have a hard time figuring out what to get as teacher gifts. Each year I want to make sure I get something that my sons’ teacher can really enjoy. The holiday coffee or hot chocolate collection is an amazing holiday gift. 8 chances to taste different flavours from hazelnut, mocha latte and caramel in the coffee collection to amaretto, Irish cream and peppernut in the hot chocolate collection. During the cold months these will warm up the heart and over the school holiday it’s a lovely treat!

Staples Canada has tons of great gifts within their Holiday Lookbook and even more ideas in-store from personalized 2019 planners like the Marble Chic to fashion forward pineapple and cactus lights. It’s truly more than office supplies and with the guides in store and online it made things easy! Enjoy giving memories and see how you can #SeeTheHolidaysDifferently.

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Happy Holidays!!


Mom + Movement Teacher

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