We can all agree that the last few months have been challenging! Now more than ever, treat yourself and take time to relax this holiday season. Here are a few suggestions of themes and gift ideas to inspire you and help you get into that cocooning mode. After all, you rightly deserve the beauty kit or lingerie set that you’ve been eyeing for a while!
There’s nothing better than a bubble bath, a face mask and exfoliating soap to feel pampered and enjoy a Zen atmosphere. Between family dinners and unwrapping gifts, plan a day or evening to relax at home. Run a nice bath, light your favourite candles, play some music or take the time to read a great book. Stop by Sephora, L’Occitane and Fruits & Passion to find all your beauty essentials to pamper yourself!
Ocean Flower milky foaming bath, $7.50 at Fruits & Passion
Shea butter Holiday ornament – My comforting essentials, $14 at L’Occitane
Bamboo bathtub caddy, $69.95 at Linen Chest
Origins Mask delights mask essentials set, $25 at Sephora
Forget the flannel Christmas pyjamas your mother-in-law gave you! Treat yourself to a nice satin outfit, with slippers and other essential accessories to relax in bed or to watch your favourite movies and series on Netflix. You’ll find gorgeous pyjamas and stylish accessories at H&M and La Vie en Rose.
Cozette UGG slippers, $100 at Linen Chest
Faux fur hot water bottle, $19.95 at La Vie en Rose
Slip silk sleep mask, $70 at Sephora
A lace bra, a satin teddy, a soft gown… what better way to boost your self-esteem than by indulging in new lingerie? After a difficult year, it's time to reward yourself with the sleepwear you've been coveting for a while. And you don't have to spend a fortune to find some nice lingerie! Here's the proof.
Satin deep plunge nightie, $49.95 at La Vie en Rose
If you love to read but haven’t had the chance to sit down with a great book recently, stop by Renaud-Bray and find your next great read to enjoy by the fire! Now’s the ideal time to catch up on some of Canada Reads' selection for 2020.
The Dishwasher, by Stéphane Larue. $22.95 at Renaud-Bray
From the Ashes – my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way, from Jesse Thistle. $24.99 at Renaud-Bray
The Rage of Dragons, by Evan Winter. $22.99 at Renaud-Bray
Because of the pandemic, our routines have considerably changed and our home has turned into our workplace as well as a place to socialize. In this context, consider investing in a good coffee machine that will allow you to make the best espresso in town. Visit The Bay and Linen Chest to get the machine of your dreams and all accessories to help you become a real barista at home!
Bambino Plus de Breville compact automatic espresso machine, $549.99 at The Bay
Set of 2 cappuccino cups and saucers, $17.95 at Linen Chest
The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee, by Tristan Stephenson. $19.95 at Renaud-Bray