Last Minute Gift Ideas For The Special People In Your Life

We are exactly one week until Christmas. Some of you may be done shopping, but I know that there are a few of you that may not be finished or are just starting your Christmas shopping. 

Some of you may be panicking. I am here to tell you do not  worry. There is still time to get all the presents you may need. The holidays look a little different this year so while you may not have the large family gatherings you are used to, we still have people we will be shopping for, like our immediate families, partners, and our quarantine bubbles.We may also have people in our neighbourhoods who we want to share a little extra Christmas spirit with. There are a few of our neighbours and people in our community who we have gotten to know better during these quarantine times just by seeing each other at the park more often, or just out and about since everyone is pretty much staying close to home if not at home. 

I have been so busy with the girls and preparing things to make this unusual Christmas special for them that I am only now just getting to making a gift guide. So for that reason I am making it a last minute gift guide for all you late shoppers. This gift guide has been specially curated from local shops in the Leslieville area of Toronto so all the links lead to local shops. If you live in Toronto you can shop small and local as these stores will ship to anywhere in the city. If you aren’t in the city these items can be found in other stores so feel free to do a quick google search for the items you are interested to find where they sell and ship closer to you. This guide has two purposes, it’s a way I can help my community by sharing some my favourite finds from local shops while also being a means to help my readers discover fun and unique items for the special people in their lives. If you don’t live in Toronto you can still use this guide to help you come up with amazing gifts for your friends and family. 

All the items on this guide are $40 and under for those of you on a budget. Since it is a week until Christmas and if you are buying from a small local shop, (wherever you are) you should order by the end of this weekend or most small shops may not be able to fulfill your orders by the 24th of December, even if you are doing curbside pickup. 

One last note before I share the guide, I am in no way affiliated with any of the local stores or products in the guide. I just wanted to share some products that I have bought for my family or that I already use and love. I want to help out the small business in my community in any way I can and one way is by talking about them  on this blog and my other social media platforms. 

With all that being said, here are my 2020 Last Minute Gift Ideas For The Special People In Your Life.

Gifts For The Mom In Your Life

1.Red Stripe Sock by Province of Canada $14

2. 12 oz. Cork Keep Cup $39.95

3. One Line A Day journal by Chronicle $24.95

Gifts For The Dad In You Life

4. Roy + Wallet by Herschel $32

5. Harry’s Truman Set with Shave Cream $39

6. Abbott Beanie by Herschel $25

Gifts For The Baby In Your Life

7. Baby Bunny: Finger Puppet by Chronicle Books $12.99

8. Jellycat Bashful Giraffe (small) $20

Gifts For People Working From Home

9. Hale Espresso $17

10. Kikkerland iBed Lap Desk $26

Gifts For Storytime

11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott $21

12. I Am Enough by Grace Byers from Harper Collins $23.99

13. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBartney from Penguin Random House Canada $15

Gifts For Those Who Like Puzzles

14. 1000 Piece Moon Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles $38

15. World Map 100 Piece Puzzle by Eeboo $35

Gifts For Families

16. Who’s In The Wild Guessing Game by Mudpuppy $18.99

17. Movie Memory Game by Laurence King $21.99

18. After Dinner Amusements: Name That Tune by Chonicle Books $13.50

Gifts For The Runners In Your Life

19. Nike Women’s Run Thermal Headband and Glove Set $40

20. Go Roller – Massage Kit 12″ by GoFit $36

Gifts For The Kids In Your Life

21. Dino Colouring Poster by OMY $23

22. Veggie Garden Sticker Book by Princeton Architectural Press $13.95

I have a BONUS gift guide just because it’s the holidays and I really enjoyed making this gift guide. Here is my 2020 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers For the Whole Family.

For Dad

1.Nike Mens Dry Elelment 2.0 Running Glove $25

2. Sea Salted Almonds Bar by OMNON $15

3. Kikkerland Pen Multi Took $5.50

For Baby

4. Jellycat Avocado Jitter Toy $25.00

5. Classic O”Ball $9

6. Natural Beechwood & Silicone Teether (Sage) by Alimrose $32

For Kids

7. Sticker Earrings – 30 Pairs by Great Pretenders $4

8. Chunkies Paint Sticks (12 Pack) by OOLY $29

9. Activity Roll by Mudpuppy $14.95

For Mom

10. Kikkerland Resistance Bands $19

11. Sugarfina Birthday Cake Caramels – Small Candy Cube $11

12. Twist & Shout Shoppers by Talking Out Of Turn $14.95

Family Game Night

13. Wonder Women Go Fish Game by Laurance King $17.99

14. Dilemmarama: The Game by BIS Publishers $29.99

15. Kazoo The Tune Game by Wild + Wolf $15

16. Dinosaur Jumble Card Game by Petit Collage $13.95

So there you have it. My first ever gift guide. I hope it helps you find that special gift for the important people in your life. Remember it’s not about the gift but about the thought behind the gift. I love this time of year because I love picking out presents that I know people will love. I get a rush from finding something that I think is so perfect for the receiver in mind. Really, I just like showing the important people in my life how much I care about them and how much I appreciate having them in my life. I hope this guide helps you find that special something. 

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