The holiday season has officially arrived, so bring on the festive music, homemade treats and twinkling lights! December is by far my favourite time of year; I love getting in the festive spirit by sipping on a holiday-themed beverage, throwing a dinner party for my friends and family or cozying up by the fireplace with a Christmas movie.
The only downside of the holidays is the unavoidable frenzy! I love finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list, but it can be hard when the malls are so busy you can barely move, let alone find a parking spot. Willow Park Village is the perfect place to find gifts for everyone on your list, while actually enjoying it and getting into the holiday spirit.
Since I shared my holiday gift guide for men with you last month, this time I’m sharing my favourite finds for all the women in your life:
Aldila has created a lovely Wrap of Hope to support women in need this holiday season. The wrap, available in ivory, red, black and navy, is large and cozy – perfect for the chilly weather we’ve been having! For every Wrap of Hope sold, Aldila will donate $10 to the Women in Need Society (WINS). This year, I’m picking one up for my secret Santa at work – I know she’ll love receiving a gift that supports and empowers women!
The Compleat Cook:
The Compleat Cook has plenty of unique gift ideas for the woman in your life who loves to bake or cook! I absolutely adore Wrendale Designs, an adorable collection from the U.K. that’s inspired by the British countryside. I know my grandma will absolutely love the playful print on this year’s Christmas collection, so I picked up a set of mugs to go with her gift. I love that you can start with a few pieces and continue to add to the collection every year.
From raising kids to working full time jobs, my friends are always so busy around the holiday season. This year I’m putting together a gift basket with a collection of their favourite things so they can treat themselves – and a Broken Plate gift card is definitely a must! A delicious lunch with friends is always a great way to catch-up, especially in the days following Christmas and before New Year’s where the world seems to be moving at a slower pace.
Kate King Jewellery
I keep mentioning Kate King Jewellery to my husband in the hopes that he’ll catch a hint! Kate King’s wishlist service is perfect for those building their gemstone toolkits and makes it so easy and convenient for the buyer to pick-up the perfect piece. In store, ask for a complimentary vibrational analysis to determine the gemstone that’s perfect for you, place the piece on the registry and drop a hint (or two) to your loved one. I love that you can pick-out exactly what you want, making it easy for buyer and recipient alike!
If you’re sending gifts to friends and family across the country, there’s nothing more important than ensuring your parcel is going to arrive on time. UPS is always my first choice for its convenience and reliability.
I hope the above provides you with a few ideas for everyone (including yourself) on your shopping list this year. Shopping at Willow Park Village always gets me in such a festive mood, so I hope you see to around this December. Wishing you and your family an amazing holiday season!