12 last-minute gift ideas, hand-picked by Sadia Christina


The final days of Christmas Shopping Season are here, and to help you conquer your list once and for all we asked two of our favourite local bloggers to round up some last-minute gift ideas that will feel anything but rushed. Whether you just need the perfect hostess gift or you STILL haven’t thought of something for your brother (every. single. year.), Amber and Chrissy of Sadia Christina have put in the leg work to help you nail it, with time to spare. Here are 12 of their top picks for the perfect last-minute gift.

Gift: Voluspa candle in Prosecco Bellini, Lychee candle, Copper Rose candle
Get it at: Chapters, $39, $14, and $19.50 respectively
Why they love it: “Voluspa candles come in so many scents that it’s not hard to find one to suit every person on your list. They are long lasting, clean burning and our favourite part is how beautiful they look on the shelf. The glass jars look particularly stunning with a glow.”

Gift: Gold dot champagne glasses
Get it at: Think Kitchen, $19.99
Why they love it: “We love the gold etching. How wonderful that someone would associate you with these beautiful glasses and champagne at the same time!” 

Gift: Herschel Supply Co. Camo Chapter Travel Kit
Get it at: Blackwell, $30
Why they love it: “We love the contrast of the camo print against the moisturizer we know he’s carrying inside. Hershel is quality and so is the person you’re gifting this to.”

Gift: Gold baby booties with fur trim; Pink velvet baby ballet slippers
Get it at: Aldo, $35 each
Why they love it: “Baby shoes send us over the edge to begin with, but soft, sparkly baby shoes during the holidays are magical!”

Gift: Crazy Aaron Thinking Putty
Get it at: Kite and Kaboodle, $21.99
Why they love it: “It’s creative without being messy and we love playing with it too! It’s also one of the hottest items this season – it’s the new fidget spinner.”

Gift: Lego Star Wars and Lego Technic 
Get it at: Kite and Kaboodle, $12.99 and $24.99 respectively
Why they love it: “Lego will never not be a hot item, but combine it with one of the most beloved franchises (which just released Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and you’ve got a winning present!”

Gift: Medium-sized custom palette – eye shadow and blush  
Get it at: MAC Cosmetics, $80+
Why they love it: “We were SO EXCITED to learn that the MAC stand-alone, which is exclusive to St. Vital Centre, also carries items that cannot be found at any other MAC locations in Winnipeg. The coolest by far was the build-your-own palette. We all have palettes we splurged on but then never used every colour. Now you can customize a palette with all the shades of shadows and blush that you will actually use! So amazing.”

Gift: Travel size essentials: Prep + Prime Fix+, Cleanse Off Oil  
Get it at: MAC Cosmetics, $14 each
Why they love it: “Also exclusive to MAC St. Vital Centre. It’s always handy to have travel size versions of your favourite MAC products.”

Gift: Rose gold French press 
Get it at: Think Kitchen, $19.98 
Why they love it: “A winning host gift every time, because who doesn’t love coffee? The kicker here is that it’s a stunning ROSE GOLD press! Come on.”

Gift: Sephora Collection brush set with confetti case
Get it at: Sephora, $98
Why they love it: “Foil confetti makes everything that much more special. This kit is the only place we would even think of putting these gorgeous brushes.”

Gift: Sequin pillow 
Get it at: Décor 2 Go, $34.99 
Why they love it: “All things sequin are so in demand for the little ladies – and let's face it, women – in your life right now! There is something very glam and therapeutic about resting your head on one of these, and in swiping it to change colours!”

Gift: White Spruce 6 piece chocolates
Get it at: Purdys Chocolatier, $11
Why they love it: “This treat is made exclusively for Purdys St. Vital Centre! We love that their head chocolatier is from Winnipeg and she came up with this recipe.”

Best of luck to you as you finish up your shopping – and if you still don’t see quite the right thing for someone on your list, we’ve got your back! Pick up a St. Vital Centre Giftcard and let them choose something they love. Plus, if you buy a Giftcard of $50 or more at Customer Service between now and December 24, we’ll give you a free bath fizzer from The Body Shop. After all, you’ll need a little downtime after you wrap up your shopping.

Merry Christmas!

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