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Valentine's is one of those holidays where I feel emotionally torn. Part of me says it's no big deal (see Wednesday's post), but the other part of me? Well, let's just say that last year, I spent an entire weekend making homemade Valentine's for my kids' classes while listening to Adele on repeat, watched the Notebook from start to finish (and cried a little - sorry, not sorry), and then dressed in theme the day of. I'm talking heart-print skinnies, pink sunglasses and red running shoes. To school. To drop off my kids. I'm so lucky they're still young enough to think I'm cool. Whether you like to wear your heart on your sleeve or your shoes, these fun finds will help you express your love in the cutest possible way this Valentine's. Oh and...drumroll...
We're giving away a $50 White Oaks Mall gift card so you can show yourself some L-O-V-E! Simply leave a comment on the White Oaks Mall Facebook page telling us how you plan on celebrating Valentine's Day this year. Are you the candlelit dinner type? Or do you prefer to celebrate Galentines Day with your squad? We'll draw the winner Tuesday morning. Good luck and happy (almost) Valentine's! xx
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Just because Christmas is only 8 days away doesn't mean you should freak out. Oh, I'm sorry. Did you not know it was so close? And what's that? You haven't even started shopping yet? Okay, breathe. Just breathe. We've tracked down the 20 most-wanted gifts of 2015 so you don't have to stress over what to get the special people on your list. So whether you're buying for your parents, kids, siblings, significants or spouses, you're set. And then some. After all, these presents are guaranteed to not only help you shop but make you the best gift-giver, like seriously, ever. Happy shopping!
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Bloggers, fashion editors, and other in-the-know fashion girls are obsessed with the new hologram collection from Coach right now. After all, who needs another boring old black handbag? For the fashion maven who already has it all, this makes the perfect splurgy gift. PS - Smaller hologram bags/wallets available if this is beyond your budget.
THE DETS | Market Tote in Hologram Leather, $450, Coach
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | The bright yellow draws you in but it's this dryer's mad skills that make you stay. This precision blow dryer is used by pro stylists at Drybar Shops across the US and is now available for your mane girl for use at home. Consider it the gift that keeps on giving (good hair that is).
THE DETS | Drybar Peace on Earth Kit, $199, Sephora
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Like the Barbie camper but way more Taylor Swifty, your little will love the new pop star-themed sets from Lego Friends. We're especially obsessed with the amazing Pop Star Tour Bus which lets her realize her pop star dreams without having to leave the safety of your home. Phew...no trashed hotel rooms with this one.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Is his Star Wars obsession growing by the minute? This appropriately manly Star Wars watch might be his new favourite thing - all the better to count down the days/hours/minutes until the next sequel comes out, right?
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Want coffee that's seriously great? Your fave caffeine addict will love brewing up long and short cups with this deluxe Nespresso system that's designed for both coffee and espresso. Meanwhile the milk frother will change your family's hot chocolate game forever. Yum.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Teens and twenty-somethings love PINK because it's cool. But it's the super soft cotton and perfectly draped silhouettes that make PINK tees an obsession for all ages. Best sleep shirt ever.
THE DETS | Campus Short-Sleeve Tee, PINK
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | With added stress, extra late nights, and dry indoor air, is it any wonder that our skin gets parched over the holidays? Help her get her A-lister glow on with this award-winning set from GlamGlow. Like a trip to the spa, minus the trip.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Okay, a vacuum? As a gift? Worst idea ever, right? With any other brand I'd totally agree but Dysons are different. I hate cleaning, and I hate getting practical gifts, but I looove my Dyson and I don't know a single person who doesn't looove their Dyson, too. Still not convinced? Something small and sparkly and totally impractical to go with is always a smart idea if you can swing it.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | The Apple TV isn't new but If you're still watching cable, it's never too late for a luddite to get up-to-date. Your whole family will love streaming your fave shows from CraveTV, iTunes and Netflix with this game-changing device. You'll wonder how you ever got along without it.
THE DETS | Apple TV, $199,99, The Source
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Man Cave Must. 'Nuff said.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Your little gamer will have hours of fun with this latest portable device from Nintendo. The coolest part? He'll catch all his fave characters in 3D without the need for glasses, thanks to face-tracking technology that adjusts images based on his viewing angle. Amazeballs.
THE DETS | New Nintendo 3DS XL, $229.99, The Source
WHY THEY'RE SO WANTED | Ray-Bans are cool and Tory Burch, too, but if you really want to impress your fave fashion girl, it's all about Illesteva, baby. These celeb-fave glasses will add instant street-style cred to her Instagram feed this winter.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | This super stable (and affordable) drone features large, detachable rolling wheels, smartphone control and an embedded mini-camera. Oh, and did I mention it even does acrobatic tricks? Total bragging rights with this one.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Looking for the perfect gift for your top techie? The beautifully-designed Nest Learning Thermostat learns the temperatures you like and creates a custom schedule for your home in about a week. Away on vacay? You can control it from anywhere using your phone, tablet or laptop.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other models, this waterproof GoPro is the dream gift for your fave adventurer.
THE DETS | GoPro HERO4 Session, $259.99, Sport Chek
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | Clarisonic has teamed up with top New York based graffiti artist, Keith Haring to create the most coveted skin cleanser on the market. Any beauty buff would freak if they found this under the tree, then promptly take a gorgeous selfie with it.
WHY THEY'RE SO WANTED | Sonos lets music lovers stream their fave tunes wirelessly from their own music library or Internet radio service. Meanwhile, the Sonos app lets them control the speakers from anywhere in the house so they can adjust the tunes to suit their mood.
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | It's a pen, but instead of ink, chocolate comes out. Yup. Dreams really do come true.
THE DETS | Candy Craft Chocolate Pen, $29.96, Walmart
WHY IT'S SO WANTED | This remote-controlled BB-8 figure rolls into action in any direction and makes droid sounds while you play. So it could be for a kid. Or, it could be for a really kid-like man. You choose.
Our on-point gift picks for big kids and small are guaranteed to please any lucky giftee on your nice list.Read More
You know those parkas that look super cozy but then you get outside and you're like, 'Not cozy. Definitely not cozy.' They look all puffy and cute, but there's no substance so they crack under the pressure of our Canadian winter. Turns out there's truth to all the down hype, but that doesn't mean you need to blow $800 on a Canada Goose. Danier's down puffers for men and women are super cozy (tried, tested and true) and are currently 40% off all weekend long. Whether you need one for yourself or want to treat someone on your nice list, it's the perfect almost-December buy. Check out Danier's down coat selection, then be sure to watch the videos below. xx
We're giving away a Danier $50 Gift Card to help you shop this winter. Simply 'like' White Oaks Mall on Facebook and leave us a comment telling us your favourite thing about winter to win. We'll draw the winner Monday morning!
Trista Performance Down Parka, $219, Danier