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The Best Gifts For The Most Difficult People On Your Holiday List

Searching for the perfect gift is not easy – that’s why we’ve rounded up these Christmas gift ideas to hopefully bump a few names off your holiday list.

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No need to stress – these perfect Christmas gift ideas have you set

We all have those people in our life who are not the easiest to buy gifts for, so trying to pick out a present can often times be challenging – but it doesn’t have to go down like that this year! Whether you’re trying to buy for your tightly-wound aunt or your yogi cousin, these Christmas gift ideas should help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Vital Proteins

The health nut


Smooth, glowing skin starts from within, so why not begin your day with a beauty-boosting smoothie? When you throw a scoop of this protein powder into the blender, you’re getting marine collagen to maintain elasticity, antioxidant-rich greens to give you a healthy glow, natural hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture, and probiotics to keep your microbiome in balance. (Toss a scoop of protein into this smoothie!)

Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens, $49 at these retailers.

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Christmas Gift Ideas, Bounce BitesPhoto credit: Geoffrey Ross

The constant snacker

These high-protein energy bites are bouncing with flavour! They’re the perfect go-to snack for any time of the day: Afternoon, after a workout or after a long day at work. Bounce offers a variety of flavours, such as Coconut Almond (featured above), that are not only nutritious but a seriously delicious way to snack throughout the day.

Bounce Bites, $6 per pack at Bounce retailers.

If you’re looking to whip up your own, these almond butter no-bake energy bites. They take only 15 minutes to make.

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Christmas Gift Ideas, Nest Scent Sticksphoto credit: Geoffrey Ross

The stress cadet

Take your stress levels down a notch by enjoying diffused scents: Liquid or flame. Nest uses proprietary ScentSticks, custom-made paper infused with a fragrance oil that releases scents for up to a month.

Nest Fragrances Liquidless Diffuser, $84 at amazon.ca.

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Christmas Gift Ideas, Eos Crystal Lip Balmsphoto credit: Geoffrey Ross

The lip balm addict

We heart these adorable lip balms in Hibiscus Peach and Vanilla Honey! They deliver healthy, hydrated lips without a sticky residue.

Eos Crystal lip balms, $8 at these retailers in your area.

Chapped lips? Do this – fast!

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Christmas Gift Ideas, Lindt chocolate

The chocolate connoisseur


The holidays are that time of the year where you can always find the most festive treats. Nothing quite says “Merry Christmas!” like chocolate, and Lindt’s truffles are the perfect gift for that special someone in your life who adores all things ginger and sweet. It’s the one gift you can’t go wrong with!

Lindor Gingerbread truffles, $7.50 at Lindt stores

Craving chocolate? This homemade truffle recipe should give you your fix!

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Guess, golden puffer jacket

The golden gal pal


Puffer jackets are the perfect staple piece and not to mention a necessity when facing the cold, harsh elements winter brings. If your bestie is a standout kind of gal, than this coat could be the golden ticket.

Guess Vincent Hooded Puffer, $148 at Guess stores.

These long puffer coats are as flattering as they are cozy.

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Balzac coffee beansphoto credit: geoffrey ross

The caffeine fanatic

A big cup of joe is by far the best way to start your day – there’s no denying that! This satisfying, smooth brew is the perfect blend of choice for those Fair Trade Organic coffee cravers on your holiday list. Plus, $1.00 of the proceeds for each bag sold is donated to Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO).

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, $16 at shop.balzacs.com

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Christmas Gift Ideas, Skeleton Keyphoto credit: shutterstock

The corky cousin


You can’t drink wine without a proper opener, now can you? Whether white or red, this Day of the Dead inspired skeleton corkscrew has a double lever for easy cork removal. 

Kikkerland Skull Corkscrew, $39 at amazon.ca

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Christmas Gift Ideas, Tier Trayphoto credit: shutterstock

The holiday entertainer


There’s always that one person in your family who loves hosting, so what better gift to give than something you know they’ll use year after year? It’s the perfect added touch for displaying those cherished holiday ornaments and decorations.

CANVAS 3-Tier Marble Tray, $50 at canadiantire.ca.

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