Christmas planning is serious work, whether it’s tackling your shopping lists or preparing for the right festive looks (deciding that perfect Christmas outfit is difficult, we agree)!
However, we’ve compiled a list to make everything easier in your life: from deciding the much-deserved gifts for your loved ones to pre-planning what to wear on the big days following ahead.
So lay in bed and have a warm cup of hot chocolate as we go over this season’s top trends in ‘Holiday Festive shopping’-and it all depends on how much you’re willing to spend on those oh-so-Christmassy gifts!
PICK # 1
Offering regular and petite sizes ranging from 0-20, Cleo offers the perfect gift to take to work for your colleagues or give those special women in the family something to cherish this season.
Discover great clothing with dress up/dress down versatility, an easy-to-shop online facility and of course-great value for money! Here are a few (more) favourites than usual, because we just couldn’t resist these affordable-priced stunners:
Our personal favourites:
- Dex Black Tape Wool Shacket
- Sequined Duster Cardigan
- Dex Black Tape Velvet Wrap Dress in Wine
- Ruby Plaid Mock Neck Sweater
- Ivory Large Dot Low Impact Turtleneck Top
- ZigZag Stitch Poncho in Cream
- Ribbed Velvet Topper in Dark Cabernet
PICK # 2
Katie’s Kloset sells a wide clothing range from some of the best Canadian designers, affordable and comfy footwear, purses, and a bunch of accessories for women around the age of 50 and up.
Ranging from small to 3XL, accessories to suit every personality type and a large selection of handbags, jewelry, scarves and boots-this ‘Kloset’ has everything you wish to buy and will make for great Xmas gifts.
What we love:
- Vangelo Collection for Women, shoes and boots
- Temptation Italy Handbags
- Picadilly Women’s Fashions
- Parsley & Sage Clothing
PICK # 3
Does your pet need a holiday gift? Yes! Yes! Yes!
They’ve been good all year round, and now it’s time to show them how much you care for them (and adore them and…love them and…you know the drill)!
At Pet Valu, you’ll find a wide assortment of solution-based or holistic nutrition specifically designed to help your pets thrive in every stage of life. Including exclusive brands that are scientifically developed by in-house nutritionists, this is a place on your must-go-to list that needs a special place of its own.
In addition, Pet Valu also has a wide selection of innovative pet supplies (and toys) to suit every budget, so if you’re on a budget, we highly recommend you take a look around and surprise your little munchkin with adorable and/or delicious items.
After all, Santa’s little helpers deserve the perfect treats this Holiday season.
Our personal favourites:
- Bosco and Roxy’s Holiday Advent Calendar Dog Treats
- Canada Pooch Lined Wellies – Red
- Tis The Season Reversible Sequin Tree Red Sweater (we couldn’t resist)
- Kaytee Hamburger Combo Chew Toy for Small Animals
- Outward Hound Holiday Squeaker Matz Reindeer Plush Dog Toy
PICK # 4
Shoppers Drug Mart
At Shoppers Drug Mart, the in-season fragrances will delight and tingle all your senses (and make for the cute mini-gifts that add feel-good endorphins to anyone’s day)!
Prescription refills for Mom & Dad that they never got around to getting? Or…maybe you just miss taking Polaroids and a certain nostalgia has hit. You’ve come to the right place.
Come one come all…these holiday deals aren’t something to miss out on.
Our personal favorites:
- Dyson Airwrap Styler-Complete [engineered to curl, smooth and dry hair using minimal heat]
- Valentino Voce Viva Intense [orange blossom and gardenia]
- AllSaints Sunset Riot [citrus, pink pepper and cedarwood]
- Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium [rich coffee beans, sweet vanilla and white flowers]
PICK # 5
A global skincare brand that serves men and women around the world, Vine Vera makes lasting improvements on the way you feel about your skin (presenting a wide range of skincare products to suit all skin types).
For exclusive holiday gifts, shop their best-sellers category and find the skincare ingredients that best suit you according to your needs (whether its protection from environmental damage or fighting off the effects of wrinkles and sunspots).
Our personal favourites:
- Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream
- Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream
- Resveratrol Merlot Travel Kit (for the adventurous soul)
PICK # 6
Keeping an eye out for those much-wanted brands all in one place? Look no more.
Underground Trends has a rotating selection of designer goods including Coach, Kate Spade, Harley Davidson, Michael Kors, Gucci and more (the perfect place to shop for both men and women-a one-stop shopping spree couldn’t have gotten any better)! At UT, you will find unique accessories, home décor, paintings and even collectible items for you and those you cherish.
Our personal favourite collections:
- Michael Kors
- Kate Spade
- Louis Vuitton
And if that wasn’t enough, Market Mall has a bunch of events lined up exclusively for you!
With Santa Claus visiting, holiday events throughout the season, a walkable holiday display great for Instagram and Facebook pictures and exciting holiday give-aways, we welcome you to Saskatoon Market Mall’s winter festivities.
After all, ‘tis the most wonderful time of the year!
To find out Santa’s schedule for those memorable Holiday pictures with your kids (and you), visit the events and promotions page online.
We hope you enjoyed our bucket list for the holidays as much as we enjoyed searching for these delightful picks.