Holiday Gift Guide for Him

It’s hard to believe Christmas is only two weeks away! Is anyone else in panic mode? I still haven’t finished Christmas shopping and haven’t started wrapping yet. The kids and I have been sick and that has set me back even further. All I can say is thank goodness for online shopping; it’s been my saving grace.

If you missed my gift guide for her, you can find it here. For this gift guide, I had some help, but I think we have pulled together some great ideas for that special guy in your life.

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If your guy likes to listen to music in the shower; then this gift is perfect.

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This bluetooth speaker has a 33 foot range, and supports handsfree calls. It has up to eight hours of battery life when fully charged and is compatible with all iOS Android devices. It’s inexpensive, costing less than $26.

This next gadget is actually something I would like for myself. Actually, I’m not sure why I don’t have one of these in my car already.

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This Power Inverter with dual USB ports is perfect for charing on the go. It’s lightweight and is perfect for vacations, camping trips and work trips. This device is under $38. This would have come in handy during the huge rainstorm we had while camping this summer. All the kids ended up in the vehicles for a movie, while the storm passed.

If your guy works outside or is into winter sports; you’ll want to have a pair of these wrapped under the tree.

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These long thermal underwear are perfect as a base layer and they trap body heat between the two cotton layers. They’re perfect for low to medium activity levels and come in sizes S-3XL. They range in price depending on the size you order.

Does anyone else feel like when a guy is ready for a new wallet, he’s in denial about it? It can be falling apart at the seams but is still “fine”.

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This polyester wallet is so versatile and comes in two other colour options. It has an ID window, currency pouch, slip pockets, and three card slots. This Hank RFID Bifold Wallet is under $49.

This is a gift that I would love to have being a big time coffee drinker. When I get to work, I expect the coffee in my tumbler to be HOT and with this, you won’t be disappointed.

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This 20oz stainless steel Yeti, is a double-wall vacuum insulated tumbler, that keeps your beverage hot or cold, for as long as you need. It’s dishwasher safe, is under $40 and there are several colour options.

I think every guy needs a cozy pair of slippers. These immediately caught my eye and they have cozy written all over them.

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I mean, anything that combines sherpa and memory foam has to be amazing, right? These genuine suede slippers are currently on sale for under $50 and come in two other colours.

If your man likes beer, then he is going to LOVE this gift. How about a membership for a beer of the month club?

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Each month he’ll receive 12 full-sized bottles of hard-to-find, specialty microbrews from award-winning breweries. Each shipment includes up to four different varieties of premium hand-crafted beer. You can choose a 3, 6 or 12 month membership; and they offer a Beer of the Season Club, with new selections each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Pricing varies depending on the length of membership chosen.

Last but not least, I chose a classic watch with a sleek design.

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This Ted Baker Multifunction Leather Strap Watch is monochromatic with multi-functioning dials. The leather straps make it both dressy and casual. This watch retails for under $230.

I hope this gave you a few ideas for what to buy him for Christmas. I feel like men are harder to shop for than women…I mean, we always know what we want, right?

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Holiday PJ’s for the Fam

Disclaimer: Christmas is in a few weeks and everything from here on out will most likely be Christmas related. This is great though, right?

This year I got some matching pj’s for the kids and I; and I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favourite pj’s for the whole family with you. Who doesn’t love a new pair of pj’s for the Holidays?

I would have to say my favourite ones this Holiday season are the buffalo plaid sets from Old Navy. I bought a set for each of the kids and myself, and we have worn them multiple times. We decorated the tree in them and have had hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows of course) in them on more than one occasion.

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They also have the same print in men’s bottoms; however, no luck on the tops. I can’t imagine why…

All of these are from Old Navy and they have so many colour options to choose from. I love the thermal sets and of course the classic flannel for men.

H&M also has cute sets for adults and children. I love this flannel set for women because it has this pretty gold thread woven through it that almost makes them feel fancy. Is that a thing? Fancy pj’s? If not, it should be. I mean after all, pj’s are an acceptable form of attire on Christmas.

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Cute, right? This set is under $35 and fits true to size.

These kids sets are also from H&M and I thought the reindeer was so cute! I love the little plaid set for girls; both are under $18.

I also found a cute pair of men’s flannels that look super comfy.

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Carters always has such fun pj’s during the Holidays. When the kids were babies, 95% of their clothes were from Carters and I always have a feeling of nostalgia whenever I walk through the store.

Everly actually has last year’s penguin pj’s and I think this year’s are even cuter. These sets are $20 and are oh so cozy!

Last but not least: a plaid flannel set I found for myself while grocery shopping last weekend. I purchased these for under $35 plus an additional 30% off and they are so soft and warm.

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They’re from Joe Fresh and they had so many other patterns and different colours of plaid.

I have been all about red plaid but loved this blue/green combo. I would size up a size in these.

That’s my round up for pj’s for the holidays and you better believe after I pick the kids up from school today we will be changing into pj’s for the rest of the night.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

I am sharing my first gift guide for 2018 with you and it’s all about her so start taking notes!

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Alright, let’s jump right in.

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I actually have a soft and cozy robe on my Christmas list this year. I saw one at Costco for under $30 a few weeks ago and did some hint dropping. I found a cozy UGG one on Amazon and it looks oh so cozy! This one is a little more pricey but I felt one while I was in NYC and it was so darn soft!

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Next up is a must have if you’re shopping for a bath lover. This bamboo bath caddy can hold your iPad/tablet, wine glass, coffee mug, phone, book, you name it! You can find it on Amazon for under $40.

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These UGG slippers have me wishing I could kick off my shoes and slip these right on! They’re water resistant (you never know) and come in 10 colours. No shortage on options with these!

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If she is an essential oil lover, you will have to pick up this diffuser from Saje. This limited edition diffuser is under $90 but is currently on sale. I love the sleek design and the gold marble.

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I have shared this eye shadow palette by Tarte before and I am sharing it again because I love it so much. The Tartlette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette is one I use every day. They have other colour options but this one is by far my favourite and it’s under $50. (You can read more about my review of it here.)

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I have been wanting to try a facial roller and have heard nothing but amazing things about them so I decided to add it to my gift guide. You roll the natural stone over your face in an outward direction. You can even use it over oils and serums. There are several kinds out there, some cheaper than others.

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I of course had to include something coffee related. This Keurig K-Mini is a new sleek design and takes up little to no counter space. I even considered buying one to keep on my desk at work (just kidding…). It’s under $80 and is perfect for a coffee lover on the go!

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Last but not least, who doesn’t love a cozy scarf. I am a big fan of scarves, and I especially love the ones from American Eagle. Plaid is a huge trend this season and this lightweight scarf is both trendy and warm.

I hope this helpS you cross a few items off your list for her or has at least inspired you.

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Hygge Decor

Do you have a space in your home that you love to read in? A space that has that cozy vibe? Maybe it’s just a chair with a soft throw, or in your bedroom with your favourite scented candle.

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Are you familiar with Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”)? It’s a Danish word that can easily be described as “life’s simple pleasures”. The idea behind this type of decor is creating a peaceful and clutter-free space. Isn’t that every Mom’s dream?! Hygge is meant to be enjoyed all year round but it most often associated with the winter season.

Hygge decor is all about keeping things simple and cozy.  Sticking to a neutral colour palette will help achieve this; light greys and creams to create a relaxing space. Cozy is key! Lots of textured comfy pillows and throws. A place to snuggle up and enjoy a cup of tea or hot cocoa; perhaps alongside your favourite candle.

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Textures are also another important element of Hygge decor. It could be anything from a wooden candlestick, to a fur pillow, to a wool blanket. You could also add a textured stool to your living space.

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to utilize twinkle lights to add  a soft and festive feel. I love turning off all of the lights and just sitting with the glow of the Christmas tree and twinkle lights in the garland.

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A fireplace is a huge part of Hygge decor. It represents warmth and togetherness and is the perfect element of cozy.

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One of the first places I look to shop Hygge decor is Wayfair. I have picked a few wish items for Christmas that would add the perfect element of Hygge to our home. All of the items I have chosen have inspired my decor; but they have so many other products you can shop online!

Shop my top picks below!

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Table Lamps

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Throw Pillows

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Blankets and Throws

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Don’t you just want to order one of everything?! I hope you are feeling inspired to add some Hygge to your home this winter season.

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Father’s Day Amazon Gift Guide

Every year I struggle with what to buy my Dad for Father’s Day. What do you buy the guy who has everything? I often resort to buying things related to being a Grandpa and have the kids give it to him. I think I am too old to make him a t-shirt with my handprints on it. Hehe.

I decided I would throw a gift guide together with Amazon finds to help find the perfect gift for your Dad or your partner. Hopefully this sparks some inspiration for you!

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  1. SMRITI 16-Inch Canvas Messenger Bag Laptop Crossbody Shoulder Bag $39.99 – It says it’s black but it is more of a charcoal grey. I actually bought this for the kids Dad for his birthday this year. It measures 15.7 x 12.2 x 4.3 inches and can hold a 15.6″ laptop, iPad/tablet, files, binders, travel mug/water bottle and so much more. I like that it has a separate compartment for your laptop. It features real cowhide leather trims and the front flap has a magnetic closure. It’s the perfect messenger bag and the reviews prove this to be true.
  2. Walnut Wood Wayfarer Sunglasses For Men & Women with Polarized Lenses GOWOOD $49 – I love these because they are Canadian made. Each pair has its own unique wood grain and they have darker lenses and rounded ear pieces for comfort. They are so trendy right now and I love the look of them!
  3. Daniel Wellington Men’s Black Leather Watch $112.19 – I love the classy, simple stylish design of this watch and love the rose gold accents and leather band. It also comes in white. The price point of this watch is also affordable.
  4. Yeti Tundra Cooler, 45 quart $449.99 – This item has the highest price point on this guide; but you’re getting what you pay for. These coolers come in various colours and sizes. This particular size can hold approximately 26 cans (just to give you a visual). It keeps things cold for days and even acts as an extra seat/stool without having to worry about the lid caving in.
  5. DEWALT 20-Volt Max Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Drill Kit $188 – This is a great deal! The regular price is $249.99 and the sale comes just in time for Father’s Day. I am not going to pretend to know anything about tools but this kit looks like a steal! The combo kit includes a Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver and Impact Driver, 2 20-volt MAX lithium-ion battery packs, a charger and a contractor bag

Happy Shopping!
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Gift Ideas for Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I’ve put together a short gift guide for some inspiration.

Kate Spade Rose Gold Leather Hybrid Watch: Not only is this watch gorgeous, but it tracks your steps, sleep and other habits and sets personal goals! It’s currently on sale for under $222.

Breathe Mama Breathe: I have shared this book on Instagram so many times before. If you are looking for a great book for a Mama with littles, this is the one; and it is currently under $13!

WineCollective: This I actually stumbled upon accidentally, but if you have a Mama who loves wine, this gift is for her. It’s a monthly subscription where wines are carefully selected for you based on your lifestyle and price point. You can choose red or white, or a combination of the two. They currently have great Mother’s Day packages available. I will be sharing more about WineCollective later.

Essential Oil Diffuser: I have two of these in my home and I am really happy with them. I keep one in my bedroom and one in the living room; and they are currently on sale for under $17.

Instant Pot Cookbook: If you follow me on Instagram (@pinkandblueblog) you know how much I love my Instant Pot. I have heard great things about this cookbook and I’m definitely going to have to scoop it up as it’s currently on sale for under $12!

Pandora Perfect Mom Bangle Gift Set: This bracelet is stunning and the Mom charm is too cute! This piece is currently on sale for $110.

I hope these ideas sparked some inspiration or you. Happy Shopping!

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Rose Gold Gifts for Her this Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I thought it would be fun to throw a few ideas together for things to get for her, with a rose gold theme.

Rose gold is trending in a big way and I love it. My favourite rose gold item to date is my Kate Spade blanket which I shared with you in an earlier post.

So here are a few things I came up with that I think you will like love.

  1. I love these earrings. They are the Timeless Elegance, PANDORA Rose™ & Clear CZ stud earrings. They also come in a circular shape so it just depends on your preference, but I think both are absolutely stunning.
  2. The Fitbit Alta HR in pink rose gold is lovely. If you are looking for a heart rate and fitness tracker that looks stylish, then you will love this. The rose gold is a special edition, and is actually a little pricier than the standard colours. If you shop quickly, you will save $50 (linked below).
  3. If you are looking for a decent set of headphones and are willing to spend a fair bit of money, then you will love these. These Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones in rose gold are just so darn pretty. Long gone are the days of those clunky looking black headphones that you picture a farmer wearing while riding a lawn tractor. These are currently 20% off, so again shop now!
  4. This Michael Kors watch is stunning with its rose gold toned hardware and leather. I love that you can wear it with a pair of jeans or with your favourite little black dress. I also like the leather strap. To be honest, I haven’t owned a leather-strapped watch since I was a kid, but this one is lovely.
  5. These Steve Madden quilted slip on sneakers are adorable. They come in a variety of colours but I love this colour for Spring, and they look super comfortable.

Shop any of these items below, Valentine’s Day is almost here! (All prices below are CA)

  1. Timeless Elegance, PANDORA Rose™ & Clear CZ $110
  2. Fitbit Alta HR, Pink Rose Gold – small  $229.95 $179.95
  3. Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones Rose Gold $329.95 $263.96
  4. Michael Kors Cynthia Rose Gold-tone and Embossed-leather Watch  $295
  5. Steve Madden Ecntrcqt Quilted Slip on Sneakers – Blush $80

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