Gift ideas to Treat Yourself

We can all agree that the last few months have been challenging! Now more than ever, treat yourself and take time to relax and recharge this holiday season. Here are a few suggestions of themes and gift ideas to inspire you and help you get into that cocooning mode. After all, you rightly deserve the beauty kit or espresso maker that you’ve been eyeing for a while!

Create Your Own Spa at Home

There’s nothing better than some candles, an exfoliating glove and relaxing lavender-scent shower gel to feel pampered and enjoy a Zen atmosphere. Between family dinners and unwrapping gifts, plan a day or evening to relax at home. Run a nice bath, light your favourite candles, play some music or take the time to read a great book. Stop by The Bay, Yves Rocher and Fruits & Passion to find all your beauty essentials to pamper yourself! 

Frosted birch scented candle, $15.50 at Fruits & Passion

Philosophy Holiday Candy Cane shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath $24 at The Bay

Relaxing Lavadin Blackberry gift set, $53 at Yves Rocher

Cloth in a Box Glove it heart-shaped body glove, $19.95 at Centre du Rasoir

A Selection of Soft and Comfortable Leisurewear

One of the biggest advantages of working from home is the ability to wear comfortable clothing at all times. Treat yourself to new outfits that will be perfect for your home relaxing sessions while  being fashion must-haves for your Zoom meetings. Dynamite, H&M and Reitmans stores offer  collections that combine soft fabrics and the latest styles.

Ribbed pyjamas, $39.99 at H&M

Luca puff sleeve V-neck sweater, $49.95 at Dynamite

Mango cable-knit cropped sweater, $69.99 at The Bay

Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Lingerie

A lace bra, a satin teddy, a soft gown… what better way to boost your self-esteem than by indulging in new lingerie? After a difficult year, it's time to reward yourself with the sleepwear you've been coveting for a while. And you don't have to spend a fortune to find some nice lingerie! Here's the proof.

Satin lace bralette, $26.95 at Dynamite

Unlined lace bra, $55 at Reitmans

Stock Up on Great Books

If you love to read but haven’t had the chance to sit down with a great book recently, stop by Archambault and find your next great read to enjoy by the fire! Now’s the ideal time to catch up on the best books of the year, or to buy a new cookbook for some culinary inspiration.

Faire les sucres by Fanny Britt, $24.95 at Archambault

Félix et la source invisible by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, $12.95 at Archambault

Le Coup de grâce T.02 by Samuel Joubert, $29.95 at Archambault

One Espresso Please!

Because of the pandemic, our routines have considerably changed and our home has turned into our workplace as well as a place to socialize. In this context, consider investing in a good coffee machine that will allow you to make the best espresso in town. Visit The Bay and Centre du Rasoir to get the machine of your dreams and all accessories to help you become a real barista at home!

Nespresso Lattissima One espresso machine, $449.99 at The Bay

Le Guide du barista : les essentiels pour déguster les meilleurs cafés à la maison, $12.95 at Archambault

Café Culture gold finish espresso spoon set, $19.99 at Centre du Rasoir

Indulge in some of life’s little pleasures and take advantage of the holidays to get some well-deserved rest!