12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 3 ~ Okanagan Wine Tour in December … YES PLEASE!
December 3, 2016
12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 5 ~ All Gold EVERYTHING
December 5, 2016

12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 4 ~ Shop Small

Over the holidays I’m ALWAYS looking for unique gift ideas for my loved ones. As consumers we have a ton of choices. When I’m feeling like there’s just too much out there I always go back to purchasing one of a kind or personal gifts from small business owners. Your business means the world to the owner who puts their heart and soul into providing the best possible customer satisfaction everyday. So beat the lines at the big box stores and check out these small businesses for your gifting needs this season!

Filly Lilly Aspen

Frilly Lilly is a beautiful spa with multiple locations that

provides a variety of spa services as well as one of the

most well appointed jewelry and accessory  shops in the city.

If you have a spa loving, jewelry addict in your life get over

there ASAP or buy them a gift card to use

when they need a treatment.

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Addicted to Vinyl

I absolutely love giving gifts that are monogrammed or personalized.

It always makes the recipient feel like you’ve really

chosen something just for them.

Addicted to Vinyl has all of your personalized gifts covered!

They create everything from homemade signs

to cups to the cutest tree ornament for your kids!

They can customize almost anything!

Here are a few of my favourite items…

Tree Ornament



Trick your kids into thinking Santa’s EVERYWHERE!

This one works so well that

 my cousins daughter went right

up to the camera and said:

‘Hey Santa, I hope you saw that my sister just pushed me!’

Those hilarious moments make this a ‘must get’ item this holiday!

Coffee Cups

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I ALWAYS want things that have my name on them!

I think I’m scarred from never finding my name on

a keychain at a gift shop as kid so these great

little cups are the perfect stocking stuffer or secret Santa gifts!

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These customized coffee mugs are perfect

for teachers or buy a set as a great gift for a coffee lover!


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Your imagination is the only limitation for these

gorgeous custom made signs.

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Davenport’s Tasty Sensations

Davenport’s is a local southern Alberta company with the most delicious treats.

Their products make the perfect hostess gifts and stocking stuffers.

A few of my favourite items are the Ranchers Mix;

a sweet and salty take on traditional nuts and bolts.

They’re also famous for their Cowboy Crunch,  Butter Nut Crunch

and Milk Chocolate Ju-Jubes.

The challenge is not eating these snacks before you give them away as gifts!

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Illuminate Skin Therapies

This small business hand makes all of its skin care products.

Using all organic and natural ingredients they customize

each order to each customers unique skin.

This gift is truly tailor-made for each individual.

They have skincare, body care, candles, balms and scents.

They also offer eyebrow Microblading and Revlite laser treatments

for the perfect skin pick-me-up before your holiday parties

and social gatherings this holiday season!


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Experience Wine Tours

We covered this awesome company yesterday so you all know

how amazing it is but I will say it again!

Check out their gift cards for the wine lovers on

your list this holiday season.

And don’t forget to grab a few of Kris’ wine suggestions

for your holiday parities and events.

He put together the absolute perfect list to please

any palette and accompany any meal.

They’re rated #1 on Tripadvisor for a reason!

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Dayle Sheehan Interior Design


Last but not least give the

gift of great design this year!

E-Design is a chance to have my expertise in high-end design

at an affordable price and from the comforts of your home.

You’ll receive a full design package online.

Change your life by changing your space.


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There are so many wonderful small businesses to support over the holidays so I hope you find the perfect gifts for your friends and family this year.


See you tomorrow for Day 5 of my 12 Days of Christmas!




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