2017 Holiday Gift Guide: adults

And this brings us to my fifth and final holiday gift guide for 2017. And it’s ALL ABOUT YOU!

It’s been a blast and I hope between all five of them, you have some great gift ideas for even the toughest people on your list.

Don’t forget to enter to win everything in this list, too — I’m going to let it run into mid-December because I know what a popular giveaway it’s going to be!


Grownup holiday gift guide

Breville Smart Oven Air

Breville Smart Oven Air

What is it? Read my Breville Smart Oven Air review to better understand why this “grownup Easy Bake Oven” should be on EVERYONE’s wish list this year.

How much? $599.99

Where can I buy it? Directly from Breville.ca

I AM CANADA necklace

Freckle Face Jewelry

What is it? This “I Am Canada” stamped-penny necklace from Freckle Face is a favourite of mine for so many reasons. Not only am I a deeply proud and patriotic Canadian, but this also supports a hyper-local business (the artisan is based not 10 minutes from my house). To boot, because it’s custom made, I asked the owner to find pennies wit my kids’ birth years on them. (Note: the original necklace, and the one being given away, has one penny.) You also get to choose one of the charms — I went with a goose, but there’s a hockey stick or a beaver too.

How much? $49 + $12 per extra penny

Where can I buy it? Freckle Face Jewellery.

Proraso beard grooming kit

Proraso beard kit

What is it? Beards are everywhere. And I’m not gonna lie — they’re pretty hot. This beard grooming kit from Proraso gives the man in your life everything he needs to keep all that beardy goodness tamed. Big B says the comb is really nice and that the products work well and smell good. Do you need more convincing?

How much? $35 (value of $50)

Where can I buy it? Shoppers Drug Mart.

Bee’s Wrap

Bee's Wrap holiday sets

What is it? The assorted three-packs (great for introducing people to Bee’s Wrap) or the sandwich wrap will help you kick plastic wrap to the curb. Wash and re-use over and over and help produce less waste. Personally, I’d buy the cheese set and pair it with beautiful cheese knives for a killer host(ess) gift.

How much? Assorted three-pack, US$18; sandwich wrap, US$11.

Where can I buy it? Directly from Bee’s Wrap (ships to Canada).

We are Never Meeting In Real Life + Voluspa candle

Holiday gifts from Indigo

What is it? Want to help someone unwind after a busy holiday season? A book and a candle, given together, sends the message that you want them to lie back in a frothy tub and enjoy some relaxing me-time. The smell of this bourbon vanilla-scented candle made me want to eat it! And blogger Samantha Irby’s book We Are Never Meeting In Real Life, is a collection of essays — with language that’s salty AF — that will probably make you blush, cover your mouth, laugh out loud, snort or all of the above.

How much? Candle, $12; book, $21.95.

Where can I buy it? Indigo.

The Edgy Veg Cookbook

The Edgy Veg Cookbook

What is it? Look, I’m no vegetarian. But I do recognize the importance of a more plant-based lifestyle and I have become more open than ever to incorporating vegan-friendly meals into our week. At the end of the day, though, I’m a die-hard foodie and all the tofu in the world won’t make me happy if it isn’t prepared with oodles of flavour. I’m going to commit to one vegan meal a week in 2018 and this is how I’m going to do it.

How much? $23

Where can I buy it? theedgyveg.com


TILE pro series pack

Tile pro series

What is it? If you’re constantly misplacing your keys or your smartphone (like me), this is a lifesaver! Thankfully, I only lose them in my own house but each of these little Tiles is designed to track their location using GPS so if you lose them after a rowdy night at the pub, you might actually have a chance of retrieving them. What I like is that even when my phone ringer is OFF, I can use my Tile to find it because it still rings out loud. This set worked as his ‘n hers for Big B and me quite nicely.

How much? $59.99 for the two-pack.

Where can I buy it? Best Buy.

Win it all!

One lucky winner will win everything featured in this gift guide, valued at about $850! Please review the contest dates, terms and conditions carefully in the Rafflecopter widget. Lots of luck to everyone who enters, and happy holidays.

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  1. Viv Sluys says

    I’d be most excited to win the BREVILLE SMART OVEN AIR. The tiles are pretty awesome too! Today at Science World I told my cousin that we should get a tile to attatch to each child!

  2. Jonnie says

    I am most excited about the Breville Smart Oven. I’ve been wanting one for a while but can’t justify replacing my current toaster oven that works fine.

  3. Gary Smith says

    The Breville Smart Oven Air would be wonderful to have. I’m in the middle of a kitchen reno and it would be a nice upgrade from my 20+ year old Black and Decker toaster oven.

  4. Cathy C says

    It’s between the Breville Smart Oven Air and the Tiles. Both would make my life easier, and better. If I had to pick the Breville would win, but darn those Tiles are handy!

  5. Joanne Careri says

    My oven just broke down. I don’t know if we can get it fixed or get a new one before the holidays. Hoping to get the Breville Smart Oven.

  6. says

    I am most excited for the Breville Smart Oven Air I tink, and am not sure if my first comment attempt from mini ipad went thru? I,m on laptop now,,, Am I being fickle if I can’t decide my fave or commented for something else? lol apologies if this is the case!

  7. Tammi L. says

    I am most excited for the Breville Smart Oven Air, not only is it fabulous but I need it! Thanks for an AWESOME contest!

  8. Amie says

    Its gotta be the Breville Smart Oven! I think this would be amazing to have a cook with ! Loved your review , seems to do so much !

  9. misselles80 says

    Believe it or not, the book and Voluspa candle would make me so happy! I love Voluspa candles, I ask for one every year on my birthday. I smelled this one recently at Indigo and it was amazing! It would be nice to win as I’m not expecting to receive a gift from anyone this year! <3

  10. says

    I am most excited about the Tile pack! I’ve heard so many good things about it and the pro series sounds even better for someone as forgetful and frazzled as me!

  11. Rosanne Robinson says

    Thanks very much from the bottom of my heart for the many hours of work that you’ve put into all of the Holiday Gift Guides that you’ve shared with us. I find them to be a tremendous help making up my holiday shopping list. The opportunity to win awesome prizes in your contests is a huge bonus too!!!

  12. Andria C says

    I am most excited for the Breville Smart Oven Air. This would be awesome to have. I also really look forward to the The Tile. These look so cool. Thanks for the chance.

  13. Dianne G says

    So many nice things. I would be most excited about the Breville Smart Oven Air as I would love one but could never buy one myself. I also love the Tiles as it is no fun losing things and they would help to stop that!

  14. Jennifer P. says

    I am most excited about the Breville Smart Oven Air, but the I Am Canada Necklace is also super awesome and I would love that too!

  15. Julia Newhouse says

    Ummmm could this giveaway BE any more fab?! This is a major toss up!! I would LOVE the Breville but that Canadian necklace <3

  16. says

    I love that the Breville Smart Oven Air is small/compact yet can handle large loads of food to prepare! We have little counter space, yet many hungry bellies in our household :)

  17. Kristi F says

    I’m the most excited for the Breville Smart Oven Air since I’ve wanted to own a Breville appliance and I would love how much I could make with it.

  18. Neisha Bisson says

    I am always losing my keys and phone… with a 10 month old and a 3 and a half year old that dont like to sleep paired with the mommy brain and a resent vetigo spell my brain is like mush this sounds amazing

  19. says

    I selfishly lust for the BREVILLE SMART OVEN AIR I know what it can do and it sits on a shelf or counter, much kinder on the back . I love to cook and this Breville would be a fantastic kitchen assistant. The TILE PRO SERIES PACK is a close 2nd place because we seem to live in a tech vortex and my daughter thought buying a $1000 phone was awesome. “Mom did you see my phone? “

  20. Holly Levay says

    This prize pack looks totally amazing!! All the prizes look fantastic. I’ve been thinking about the Bee’s Wrap lately so if I won it that would be amazing.

  21. Elizabeth Vlug says

    They all look like great products. I especially would love to try the Breville Smart Oven Air and wear one those I Am Canada from Freckle Face. (great name BTW)

  22. angela larsen says

    I could sure use the Tile pro series. I’m always misplacing my keys….even though there is a “spot” for them. The necklace from Freckle Face jewelry is also fantastic!

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