12 GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th DAY


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This is the last day of a 3 day series. If you haven’t seen the first 2 pages please click on the arrow.

Its gift giving season again and thinking of a great gift idea has its fair share of challenges. There’s a lot of factors that goes into choosing the perfect gift or any gift for that matter, especially when you’re tight on budget. It’s not easy getting everyone what they want on Christmas and its unlikely that you will. You’re just going to have to let the saying, “It’s the thought that counts”, back you up on this one. This is a 3 day series that will feature 12 inexpensive Gift Ideas for both Men and Women. Last day!

on the 4th day of Christmas…

Wrist watches has been around longer than phones and even though smart phones nowadays could also tell time, Wrist watches are still very fashionable. It’s always been part of our Outfit of the day or,  “OOTD”.

These wrist watches would cost you about $40 ~$50 USD.

source: www.overstock.com

 


 

on the 3rd day of Christmas…

Face shavers is a necessity for a guy and I’m sure that you ladies out there knows this very well. It is the everyday struggle of making ourselves look attractive. This is a bit pricey compared to the previous gifts but this one has its wow factor with it.

This Shaver would cost you from $60 ~ $70 USD.

source: www.usa.philips.com


 

on the 2nd day of Christmas…

Backpacks are used everyday wherever we go, this is a great gift idea because people tend to use that same backpack everyday for years and having an extra backpack would definitely be a great idea.

This Backpack would cost you about $30 USD.


 

 

on the 1st day of Christmas…

DIY gifts made it to the 1st day of Christmas because anything you do yourself has much more of a “uhhhh” to it. It really touches your heart when someone took the time and effort to make something special for you. This would be the best gift for Christmas .

This wouldn’t cost you as much as the other gift ideas but it has the greatest impact.

 

12 GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th DAY


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 This is the second day of a 3 day series. If you haven’t seen the first page please click on the arrow.

Its gift giving season again and thinking of a great gift idea has its fair share of challenges. There’s a lot of factors that goes into choosing the perfect gift or any gift for that matter, especially when you’re tight on budget. It’s not easy getting everyone what they want on Christmas and its unlikely that you will. You’re just going to have to let the saying, “It’s the thought that counts”, back you up on this one. This is a 3 day series that will feature 12 inexpensive Gift Ideas for both Men and Women. 

on the 8th day of Christmas…

Anything personalized gives an item its uniqueness. This personalized mug is a great gift idea because of its value and its also very thoughtful.

This personalized mug would  cost you a little under $10 USD.

source : www.vistaprint.ca


on the 7th day of Christmas…

“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.”  – Patrick Süskind

Scented Candles are known to have curing powers like relieving migraines. It is also used for aromatherapy.

Scented Candles would cost you about $16 ~ $20 USD

Source: www.thebodyshop.ca


on the 6th day of Christmas…

Books make the best gifts. There’s just so many books to choose from and there’s always something for everyone. This is a perfect gift for someone who reads a lot and appreciates good reads.

Books would cost around $20 ~ $30 USD

Source: www.chapters.indigo.ca


on the 5th day of Christmas…

Earphones or Headphones makes it on the 6th day of Christmas. Everyone listens to music and this gift would make you the saviour of Christmas future. Anyhow it is very inexpensive and I’m sure anyone would appreciate this gift.

This would cost you around $25 USD

Source: ca.skullcandy.com


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12 Gifts of Christmas: 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th day


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Its gift giving season again and thinking of a great gift idea has its fair share of challenges. There’s a lot of factors that goes into choosing the perfect gift or any gift for that matter, especially when you’re tight on budget. It’s not easy getting everyone what they want on Christmas and its unlikely that you will. You’re just going to have to let the saying, “It’s the thought that counts”, back you up on this one. This is a 3 day series that will feature 12 inexpensive Gift Ideas for both Men and Women. A

on the 12th day of Christmas…

This is a pair of designer socks from Dwayne Wade’s latest socks collection. These socks are both very classy and stylish and you could also choose from a variety of designs on their website. It’s very popular among NBA players.

This pair would only cost you about $14 USD.


on the 11th day of Christmas…

Beanies!! These are in season and perfect for our Christmas theme. You can get these from shop.ca or you can also get them from local stores. I definitely need these!

A Crooks & Castle Beanie would cost you about $30 USD. 


on the 10th day of Christmas…

Graphic Tees might be the most common gift idea, but in 6dollarshirts.com they allow you to submit your own shirt design. You can personalize it however you like and they also have hundreds of designs to choose from. These shirts are never out of season.

The shirt would cost you about $6 USD, that’s before shipping and taxes. That’s BINGO in my books.


on the 9th day of Christmas…

phonecase

Having a Cellphone protector is a must nowadays, because the new generation of phones are becoming more and more fragile.

This is a great gift to anyone who owns a cellphone, but you must know what kind of phone they own. You can also get them a design based on their personality or maybe their favourite team . The choices are endless and since we always bring our phones wherever we go, they will definitely remember you.

These Cellphone protectors are ranging from $10 ~ $20 USD.

Website link: .cellphonecases.com

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Trivia Tuesdays #1: Christmas Cards


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Christmas Cards has been part of our Christmas tradition every year. If you are a little tight on budget, you can always just send them Christmas Cards, it’s a good way of showing them you care without breaking your wallet. You can make your own Christmas Cards on line, here’s a link: http://www.vistaprint.ca

Top 10 reasons to love the Holidays


Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted. Read more at brainyquote

Since the holidays is just around the corner, I decided to list the top 10 things I love about the Holidays. Its my favourite time of the year. It brings people closer together and it promotes sacrificing something for the joy of others. Its an overall a feel good experience.

These are my personal favourite. Let me know what you think.

#1. Gifts

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Its not a surprise that Gifts is at the top of the list. Who doesn’t like receiving gifts?. I know I do. It just brings me joy, not because of the gift itself, but really just grateful to the person. For me, the thought that goes into it is the most important thing. I personally don’t care about how much the person spent on it, Unless its really really expensive. Its the thought that counts people.

#2. Food

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YES, FOOD! Its second to my list. Its the ultimate cheat month. Since Christmas is my family’s most celebrated event of the year. The amount of food is insane. The varieties of food is amazing and its always different every year. For us living north of the border, we have boxing day after Christmas. The morning of boxing day when you wake up, is the best feeling, “left over food never tasted better “. That’s why most people pack lbs. during this season.

#3. Shopping 

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Shopping! Shopping! and more Shopping! Its the time where people grind it out at work. Getting over time hours to cope with their spending. We spend more in a week, compared to what we’ve spent in a year total. I think for some people, it’s their way of rewarding themselves.

#4. Christmas parties

10743693_10152807826212170_139265220_nChristmas Parties! For my family and friends, its been our tradition to have a Christmas party every year. Its a time where we get together and have dinner. We also do secret santas every year. It makes things a lot more interesting and also you save a lot of money that way since you don’t have to get every single one of them a gift.

#5. Relatives away from home

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Most of us have relatives away from home. Our grandmother visited us last year from California. It was really nice to see her again after a long time. Its been a while since I’ve last seen her. There’s just no better feeling than spending time with your loved ones. It brings us closer together. Its also a great time to catch up and share stories with them.

#6. Time off from work

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YES it is! A couple of days off work is enough to be part of the top 10. It doesn’t need any explanation. More quality time with family and friends for sure.

#7. Christmas Jingles

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If you’re living in Toronto, tune in to 98.1. They play Christmas music all day throughout the season. It instantly puts you in the mood for the holidays.

#8. Holiday Ambiance 

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I don’t know what it is about this season. It just puts you in a good mood. It could be the atmosphere, or the air we breathe. Its the feeling overall for me.

#9. Snow Snow Snow

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We associate snow with a lot of activities. Tobogganing is my favourite.  Going down the hill with my makeshift sled made of boxes is the best. You just have to put on more layers to actually enjoy playing outside in the snow.

#10. Midnight Mass 

Catholic Christians has a unique way of celebrating Christmas. We attend a series of Church masses every night from the 16th of December to Christmas eve. Most of us believe that if you attend all of it, your wish would come true.  It is also meant to show devotion to God and heightened anticipation for Christ’s birth. Its a tradition.