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Holiday Gift Guide 2018!


With Halloween and Thanksgiving past us, it’s time to start playing holiday tunes and planning your season of gift giving. Although the holiday season isn’t just about presents and singing All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey off tune, it’s safe to say you probably don’t want to end up empty-handed and panicked.

If you’re looking for a starting point, check out this Holiday Gift Guide for presents everyone will appreciate this year.

For Your Special Someone

These watches are only getting more popular and more convenient. Gift something that is both user-friendly and works as wrist candy. Check out this top-rated watch from Samsung.

Food Subscription
For your foodie s/o. There are lots of food subscriptions that are shipped to your door for easy and delicious meals or snacks. HelloFresh is one of those amazing subscriptions and luckily enough for you – they’re a LIV Local Partner so you’ll receive $20 off your first two boxes.

Leather Belt
An essential. Here’s a genuine leather belt from Fossil – equal parts convenient and fashionable.

Jewelry Box
A trendy way to keep accessories neat and safe. It makes a perfect add-on if you’re purchasing accessories in your present! Take a peek at this sleek white jewelry box.

Classy Backpack
Good quality, classy backpacks are all the rage right now. Surprise your other half with a modern and eco-friendly Matt and Nat bag.

Photo Printer
About the size of a cell phone, a portable printer goes anywhere and connects to phones via Bluetooth. This printer from HP will allow you to print cool photos no matter where you are.

For Parents

Brewery Tour
Bring your parents on a lovely tour of Ottawa’s craft beer. Book with our LIV Local Partner, BrewDonkey and you’ll get 15% off!

Bluetooth Speaker
Keep your parents up-to-date with today’s tech by getting them a Bluetooth speaker. Easy to bring around the house and outside, they can listen to podcasts and music wherever they are. Try the Amazon Echo for a super modern and user-friendly interface.

Netflix/Spotify Subscription
If they don’t have it already, these subscriptions make an amazing and entertaining gift.

Skincare Set
A luxurious and rejuvenating skincare set is an easy gift that does wonders. This set from Kiehl’s comes with 5 different products!

Specialty Food Items
Local specialty food items are unexpected and delicious gifts. It opens a new door into a whole new world of cooking, baking and experimenting. The Unrefined Olive is an Ottawa-based specialty store for olive oil, balsamic vinegar, jams and chutneys – and you can sample everything.

Paint Night
Bonding with family is what the holidays are really about, so gift them a Paint Nite! Spend the night sipping on wine and learning to paint something that you can frame and remember forever.

For Friends

Personalized Spoon
Hilarious and pretty useful, we’d say. Peanut butter, cereal, soup…you name it. A personalized spoon is sure to show your creativity and humour.

Adulting means having nice coasters and protecting tables. These white marble coasters come ready for gifting.

Phone Bag
It’s literally a cross-body bag for your phone, but if you think about all the times you hold your friend’s phone for them while they’re juggling with other things (like during a night out), it’s pretty useful. This bag from Nordstrom is super sleek.

Personalized USB Mixtape
This is a hard present to top. The USB Mixtape allows you to store up to 4GB/8GB/16GB of an unlimited range of files for you to present to your loved one as a thoughtful gift with a novel and fun design.

Stuffed Cozy Slippers
If you and your friends have agreed on small gifts this year, stuffing a pair of warm and snuggly slippers with treats or little presents you know they love is really thoughtful. To see an example of this, click here.

For Your Pet

Cat Backpack
Bring your cat on all your adventures with a cat backpack. Breathable and airline approved, these backpacks are a dream come true.

Tons of Treats
Spoil your pets, they totally deserve it. Get free deliveries to LIV Apartments with our LIV Local Partner, Global Pet Foods.

Catnip Balls
Provides hours of entertainment for your cat (and probably you). Just a typical game of cat + mouse, this knotted-style mouse ball is an adorable addition to your cat’s playtime.

Dog Coat
The only thing cuter than your dog, is your dog in a coat. Check out this adorable puffer coat for your furry friend.

The holidays are a fun and festive time to eat, laugh and be merry with your loved ones. Indulge the wonderful people in your life with these thoughtful and expressive gifts. Happy Holidays!

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