Wrapping Myself Up For The Holidays

It’s finally time to start talking about the holidays – November is a time to start building up my wardrobe, making lists of gifts for those I love, and even get myself a few things for the colder months. To this day, I still don’t own any of Canada’s most iconic stripes but I’ve decided that at thirty-six years old, that’s going to change. Come take a look at THE HOTTEST items I am getting for those I love this year from one of Canada’s most iconic brands.

It’s almost like clockwork really. When Halloween decorations go back into storage and overnight Christmas and holiday decorations go up. I of course always look forward to the big window reveal at Hudson’s Bay on Queen Street in Toronto. I’ve been lucky enough to be in presence of celebrities and capture moments that went viral online with my photos – which if I’m being honest was pretty frickin’ amazing. Be let’s be honest, we all know that I’m a huge fan of the holidays in general!


So when it comes to getting into the holiday spirit this year I of course am so excited to get to peruse the aisles at Hudson’s Bay and attend the window reveal (I wonder if I’ll get to meet this year’s performance artist again!) because there aren’t many things that kick start my holiday spirit quite like Hudson’s Bay can.


So if I may be so bold, let’s dive right into this year’s hottest items on my letter to Santa. And no, you don’t need to check this list twice. It’s always available at Hudson’s Bay!

Still don’t have one, still very much want one. The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer is a must for the kitchen fanatic in your life. Or if you want to get me a gift this year! ?

For the fashionista in your life – and mine – there is of course an appliance to make them happy too! The Dolce & Gabbana By SMEG 4-Slice Toaster is absolutely stunning and makes me realize that the finer things in life are worth splurging on. Especially during the holidays!

Of course it’s not the holidays without a new onesie – OR matching ones for the whole family! The Drake General Store Adult Thermal Sleeper is perfect to get those Christmas Tree and Holiday family photos that deserved to be shared on social media and and framed on the wall. You know we are going to do just that!

And of course… the stripes. What I wouldn’t give to get my hands on The HBC Stripes Multi Stripe Scottish Cashmere Throw ?

From Unique Gifts to Little Gifts, Hudson’s Bay is a Canadian icon during the holidays and I can assure you several of the presents under the tree in our home will be from there! Click here to see even more gift inspiration and to get a head start on your holiday shopping!

To join on the social media conversation and buzz around this exciting launch, make sure to follow @HudsonsBay on Twitter & Instagram & “Like” their Facebook page. Share yourmust have holiday items for yourself and those you love by following and using the #HBStyle & #HBhome hashtags. I can’t wait to hear about your must haves!

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

Daniel Reyes

Mobile photos were taken with my Samsung Canada Galaxy S10+ on the Rogers network