7 Ways to Jumpstart Your Holiday Shopping

by Rachel Naud


No matter how much you love someone, finding the perfect gift is never easy. And when you’re trying to get gifts for the whole family, it can seem downright impossible.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for your favourite kid or a stocking stuffer for your favourite adult, we’ve got you covered.


Unique Gifts for Less

Jumpstart your holiday shopping at Giant Tiger

Jumpstart your holiday shopping at Giant Tiger

The holidays can get expensive, which is why the first place to look for gifts is Giant Tiger. There, you can find unique gifts, like these fun light-up gnomes and mystery squishymallows, which are very popular right now. Alternatively, this great cocoa set would make a great stocking stuffer—and it’s less than $20 each! It doesn’t matter who is on your list, you can find gifts that say more, for less at Giant Tiger or online at GiantTiger.com


Charcuterie Boarding School

Jumpstart your holiday shopping at Matt & Steve's

Jumpstart your holiday shopping at Matt & Steve’s

For the person on your list who likes to entertain and put together charcuterie boards, you can get them some pickled veggies to bring their board to the next level! Matt & Steves is a Canadian company that makes snacking social and fun with their pickled veggies and snacks! From their Extreme Pickle Spears that come in hot & spicy and garlic & dill to their baby dills, Asparagoos and Extreme Bean, there’s something delicious for everyone to enjoy! 


A Cheers-Worthy Holiday Celebration

You might want to give these three brands to a mixologist or someone who enjoys a festive cocktail over the holiday season.

Jumpstart your holiday shopping

Jumpstart your holiday shopping


Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry

First up is Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry, which is perfect for having an after-dinner sipper because this cream cherry is full-bodied and rich with a mellow sweetness. Serve it chilled, over ice with a slice of orange or mix it in a cocktail. It makes for a fantastic gift for any wine lover with a sweet tooth because it goes perfectly with any sweet pastry!


Stoli Vodka

For the cocktail lover on your list, this Stoli Vodka, which has been around for 80 years, is made in Latvia and is a high-quality premium spirit. It’s such a must-have spirit to have over the holidays and year-round because it has a perfectly smooth and consistent flavour. You can also use it for martinis or just add a splash of soda!


Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon Whiskey

Surprise those whiskey lovers on your list with Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon Whiskey. It’s new to Canada and has hints of maple, pecan and allspice to give you that sumptuous taste. It’s also a silky whiskey that goes down smooth as part of a cocktail or on its own over ice.


For the New Parents

For the littlest members of the family, these Gerber® Soothe ‘N’ Chew™ Teething Sticks make for the perfect stocking stuffer. Every parent can attest that the teething phase can be rough on babies and toddlers. Don’t worry, these are ideal to give baby teething comfort.

Jumpstart your holiday shopping at Gerber

Jumpstart your holiday shopping at Gerber

You can get this Non-GMO product in delicious flavours such as Banana and Strawberry Apple. Since they’re individually wrapped, they’re easy to take along and provide relief when visiting friends and family this holiday season. So, parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents: be sure to pick up a box and add it to give little ones to help with teething this holiday season and beyond.


Pajama Party, Anyone?

Jumpstart your holiday shopping at La Vie En Rose

Jumpstart your holiday shopping at La Vie En Rose

Give everyone in the family a brand new pair of pj’s this holiday season! La Vie En Rose has an amazing selection of sleepwear, including PJs and robes, bras, lingerie, and even swimwear for the special lady in your life. Make your gift-giving season even easier with these PJ sets that come with robes (and are even wrapped in ribbon!) With sizes ranging from XS to XXL, everyone can find the right fit!


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