XMAS Shopping {Part 2}

Xmas shopping season is in FULL SWING people.
It’s time to make our lists, dress in layers and top up our Starbs.
Preparation is key.

Thankfully, when it comes to preparing I’ve been constantly scoping out holiday gift ideas for us.

I’ve compiled what I think to be the BEST XMAS SHOPPING GUIDE EVER.
Legit love everything I’ve posted today.

AND I’ve included a YEG.Shop.Local section for my #YEG babes.

PS: I’ll be continuing to add gifts ideas over the next 28 days til Xmas {but who’s counting right?}, SOOOO stay tuned.

Happy Xmas Shopping!!




The Holy Grail of Xmas shopping. Nordstrom has everything, complete with envious décor.

We all know Rebecca Minkoff makes amazing bags, jewelry and now designer tech accessories…
Check out this Lightning Cable Bracelet.

Imagine this: Flight delayed, stuck at the airport and your phone is on life support at 2%. UHMMMM just use your super stylish Minkoff Bracelet to charge it…. OMG amazing and you can score one for $81.20 CAD.

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Lightning Cable Bracelet’

Sooooo starting THIS MONDAY is their
Make your list, from this post, log on and savesavesave.



Yeah you read that right. Costco. Costco LIQUOR.

So Mom & I found the perfect gift while we were grocery shopping.
It’s called VINIQ Shimmer Liqueur and I can’t get over it.
It’s purple, it’s vodka+moscato+real fruit juices

Just shake it upside down and watch the magic happen. This is the PERFECT hostess gift.

The lady told me to add it to a glass of Prosecco. GENIUS.

Bubbles+Shimmer = the perfect holiday drink.
Plus, at $26.99, you should probably just buy yourself one for your guests as well.

VINIQ Shimmer Liqueur

Bauble Bar

You guys know I love Bauble Bar. I always post about it but I just can’t help it.
They have the best gift sets right now.

Below are a few of my favs but I mean there are so many more and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Fashion blogger approved for aunts, moms, cousins, nieces or friends. Also, they are collaborating with Target to create tech accessories that you will be able to purchase in Target stores starting TOMORROW!!!

Lastly, Download the New BaubleBar App! It’s gorgeous. Kind of a weird way to describe an app, but click on that link and you will understand what I mean. Plus, shopping at your finger tips while laying in bed Uhmazinggg.


XMAS Shopping // BaubleBar




Attention. They have mulled wine tea.
You guys mulled wine is everything. And now you can get a mulled wine tea at DAVIDsTEA. ALSO their gift sets are insane. Please do everyone on your list a favor and check them out ASAP.


photo from DAVIDsTEA.com


Holt Renfrew

This year Holt Renfrew has nailed it on the holiday décor + gift selection. Champagne truffles to champagne candles, I mean seriously so good. If you have a couple hours to spare go to YEG’s Holt Renfrew and just browse. Turn off your phone and indulge. I won’t tell anyone.


{Champagne truffles…. I need these}

{& Jonathan Adler Champagne candles ofcourse}

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{ CUTEST chocolates }


{PERFECT Hostess gift or treats for entertaining over the holiday season}

Canadian Tire

Omg I know right…. Like what… Canadian Tire !?!?
So here’s the story. I went over to my BFFs house for a quiet, cozy evening in and she had her decor all up {ya in Nov, aka why we’re BFFs}. Anyways, she had this amazing “HOHOHO” light bulb set displayed on her counter.

Canadian. Tire.

Mark it down ladies.


{Love this}



Tata Harper is a great skin care line. Sephora is currently carrying this gift set called
Glow on Demand: Pre & Post Party

Totally necessary for the holiday party season. Complete with:

– 0.5 oz Regenerating Cleanser
– 0.5 oz Purifying Cleanser
– 0.5 oz Resurfacing Mask
– 0.5 oz Hydrating Floral Essence
– Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Naughty

BRONZERS. Everyone needs one, which makes it the perfect gift.
When picking a bronzer for contouring you want a matte, cool bronzer.
SO no shimmer and no “warm” tint.
All the shimmer you want on your face should be in your highlighter or blush, not bronzer. Plus a cool tone bronzer won’t give you any awkward orange fake n bake snooki tint.
XMAS Shopping // Bronzer
Bahama Mama by The Balm I love.
Now I couldn’t find it at Sephora BUT I did find it at Rexall Drugs.
The Too Faced one called “Chocolate Soleil” legit smells like CHOCOLATE I was dying when I swiped it with my makeup brush. It’s a bit warmer then I usually use but still good AND Sephora carries it forsure.


I love Edmonton.
It has such a festive Christmas vibe over the holiday season. There are tons of acitivites, events and ahemmmm boutiques ;)

This is my fav little part to today’s Xmas gift guide….

YEG Shop Local.

Here I’ve included everywhere my #YEG babes should go to polish off their shopping lists + stock up on fab stocking stuffers this holiday season.

Erin Kay Music


OKAY so Erin Kay is a musician living in Edmonton, AB and her soulful, yet soothing music is a definite crowd pleaser. Anyone on your list who is into music, especially local artists, would LOVE her CD. You can purchase her music on her site here
Buy it on iTunes !!!

Four Boutique

Guys my gf Alli and her sister Stacey opened Four Boutique in Terra Losa and it is the cutest thing ever. They have done SUCH good job decorating the space and not to mention bringing in amazing brands.
They carry an array of fashion forward clothing brands for not only women but children too. TONS of jewelry and my fav is the amount of cozy snuggly, stylish pjs + slippers + mugs + phone cases, like I could go on and on {as usual} so why don’t I just show you ;)

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{are these not the cutest pjs ever? Obsessed with the hotel cart too}

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{The Giving Keys are perfect gifts for anyone}

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{Cutest shoes and trinkets!!}

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{Kate Spade waterbottles}

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{Loving those Kate Spade mugs + cups}

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{this necklace is unreal}

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{I love the dressing rooms}

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{Jonathan Adler baby socks…. so good!}

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{sparkle + glitz = winning holiday combo}

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{Calling all mama’s: your babes will be happy at Four Boutique too ;) }

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{They nailed it on the ‘sparkly dress’ trend this season}

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{FYI scarves are a great gift}

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{Classy, yet sexy undies. LOVE}

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{I now have two of these…. and I wear them everyday no joke}

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LUX Beauty Boutique

Stumbled upon this chic boutique a few years ago. They carry coveted beauty brands that are brag worthy for sure. You can’t fake good beauty products and whats even better then their selection is their helpful customer service. The girls are conversational and informative.
Seriously SO MANY GIFT SETS + STOCKING STUFFERS. I had to restrain myself and add them to my mile long wish list #MOMREADTHIS.



{Sheet Masks are so hot right now. Pick a couple up for stocking stuffers}




{best. stocking. stuffers. Face mak pods and Bumble+Bumble dry shampoo}

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{These skyn sets are SO well priced and obsessed with the Winter Rehab one}


{Want all of this.}


{Luxe bubble bath is a great gift.}


{the lip slip is THE BEST LIP BALM EVER… & now they have new lip crayons}



Last but NOT LEAST is this super cute collage of my fav things. Perfect gift ideas :)
So enjoy and I’ll catch ya next week

XMAS Shopping // All Things Shiny & Bright


xxoo Drea Marie

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