Holidays & Entertaining

2021 Gift Guide: Christmas At Home

This year, I had the pleasure of teaming up with Cool Canvas Co to create a set of custom art pieces for Mandy. I surprised her with them while filming a Host Chat for our annual Holiday special episodes. For our home, I selected a simple piano themed design personalized with our names and wedding date to hang above her grand piano. It will fit perfectly with the monochromatic style of that room. For our cottage, I selected a black and white dock photo and had it customized with our names, our wedding date, our girls’ names and their birth dates. Cool Canvas offers a great selection of images you can pick from and customize with names and dates of your choice for a truly personal gift! – Marc Atiyolil, Editor-in-Chief SAVE 20% Use Promo Code: MARCANDMANDY20

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THE POLYSLEEP PILLOW Polysleep has developed a pillow experience fully customized using adjustable layers of medical antimicrobial foam. The four layers of supportive Hybrid foam offer firm support for the back and neck! The cover is made of 100% cotton, giving a silky-soft finish. Never worry about finding the cool side of the pillow again. Made with antimicrobial foam, these pillows are suitable for those suffering from allergies. –

TALES OF LIFE CANDLES Artisan crystal infused aromatherapy candles made with pure soy wax, 100% organic plant-based essential oils and authentic natural crystals. Each piece of candle is thoughtfully designed and handcrafted to
help you find peace and tranquility in the present moment, be more mindful and cherish every moment of your life! Tales of Life Candle Co. is a female-owned company based in Burnaby, British Columbia focused on creating products that emphasize self-care and happiness. All the candles are made with only the highest quality ingredients that are sourced ethically and responsibly with minimal impact on the environment. A portion of all monthly proceeds go towards local British Columbia charities that focus on helping children with special needs.

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ALFRED SMART LOCKS A new smart deadbolt for your door and your new personal concierge. Unlock your unit with up to 20 different pin codes, including onetime codes and time-sensitive codes, perfect for short term rentals. No more hiding a back-up key under a rock anymore. Unlock the unit with a touch when your phone is nearby with One-Touch access or connect Alfred to Google Home or Alexa and unlock your door through voice command. Quick and easy to install, meaning anyone can do it. All you need is a Phillips screwdriver to transform the look of your front door.

BEAUTY BENEFITS PILLOWCASES Put the “beauty” in “beauty rest” with Serenity & Purity Pillowcases by St Genève. Traditional cotton and polyester pillowcases have abrasive surfaces that scratch skin and tangle tresses, resulting in wrinkles, sleep creases, wild bedhead, and breakage. Serenity is gentle on hair and skin, and easy to launder!

VILNA WOOL-CASHMERE THROW Wrap yourself in luxury with this beautiful wool-cashmere throw, featuring a soft fringe finish. Available in several beautiful colors.

TRAVEL DUVET Take the comfort of home wherever you go. This duvet has been developed to be as light, compact and comfortable as possible. Folded and placed in your suitcase, it will press down to about 4 or 5 cm, yet it will fluff up beautifully when you unpack.

There is an old Scandinavian tradition: when a young woman marries, her parents bless the happy couple with a new down-filled duvet and pillow set. This set would have been lovingly handmade for the couple by the bride’s mother. To ensure a happy and prosperous life for the newlyweds, a coin was sewn inside the duvet. St Genève continues this tradition. Every duvet St Genève makes has a coin sewn inside; a wish of health and prosperity.

GLADE PLUGINS SCENTED OIL PLUS WITH APPLE OF MY PIE SCENTED OIL Stay warm and cozy at home over the holidays when you plug your Glade Apple of My Pie PlugIns Scented Oil into your PlugIns® PLUS warmer. Designed with new intuitive features like 8-hour Rest Mode and a Refill Indicator Light, you can enjoy long-lasting fragrance without wasting a “scent.” –

KLEENEX HOLIDAY Trusted, loved and celebrated by Canadians coast to coast, Kleenex is the iconic facial tissue brand! Kleenex softly comforts skin and is there for all of life’s messy and unpredictable moments – so whether you’re wiping happy tears or runny noses, the unbeatable softness of Kleenex® facial tissue has you covered.

CLOROX ON-THE-GO DISINFECTING WIPES Convenient and perfect for cleansing and disinfecting multi-surfaces while you are on the go. These disinfecting wipes are bleach-free and kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Perfect to keep in the car, your purse, at work or even for when you travel!

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THE EGRET It’s time for cleaning technology to level up. Egret Lab Canada is proud to provide cutting-edge solutions that eliminate contaminants and protect the environment. The Egret is a research-backed cleaner that uses electrolyzed-oxidated water that’s safe enough for food and tough enough to clean your bathroom.

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CLEANCULT LIQUID HAND SOAP Cleancult is a zero waste cleaning brand on a mission to redefine clean with the power of high efficacy and eco-friendly, plant-based formulas. Cleancult’s Liquid Hand Soap is made with coconut oil, olive oil, vitamin E, and a specialized blend of essential oils to cleanse and moisturize your hands! Cleancult’s refills are shipped in paper-based milk cartons, and kept fresh with plant-based caps, pairing perfectly with stylish glass dispensers to put the formulas in.

SWEDISH CLOTHS These fun Swedish dishcloths are super absorbent, quick drying and washable many times over. Meant to replace your paper towels, these cloths are eco-friendly as they are biodegradable and made of cotton and cellulose. Sponge cloths replace the use of up to 17 rolls of paper towel, reducing the plastic packaging and overall waste in landfills.

SWASH A common misconception is that more detergent is always better but overusing detergent can leave residue on clothing and build-up in your washer over time. Swash™ laundry detergent allows consumers to clean and care for their clothes. The Precision Pour Cap dispenses the amount of detergent needed for regular size loads in just one squeeze. No more, no less. This ultra-concentrated detergent washes up to 83 regular loads and is specially designed to help boost your washer’s ability to fight stains. –

ROOMBA J7+ iRobot’s most thoughtful robot vacuum yet. Powered by iRobot Genius, the j7+ gets smarter with each use, taking the time to understand your cleaning preferences, learning your cleaning rules, asking for and responding to feedback, and remembering how to react in the future. It can also start cleaning automatically when you leave home and stop when you return with “Clean While I’m Away.” Precision Vision Navigation identifies certain obstacles and hazards on the floor, and even empties itself when it’s finished cleaning for up to 60 days at a time.

BRAAVA JET M6 Forget cleaning and enjoy more family time. With Smart Mapping you can decide where it mops and when. You can even set up Keep Out Zones so your robot knows to avoid sensitive areas. The Braava jet® m6 robot mop gets smarter over time, learning your routine and suggesting personalized schedules. It will even suggest an extra mop when your area’s pollen count is high or during pet shedding season.

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