2020 has lent well to the homebody types who have leaned into what the joy of doing absolutely nothing really means.
For some, it’s been an opportunity to expand one’s culinary comforts, or cozying up with a good book, and for others, it’s upgrading their tech stack to make home feel like a destination away. Whether you are shopping for someone who surely doesn’t need another sweatsuit, or perhaps someone who has the perfect set up and just needs a little extra personal touch, we have the perfect gifts for that home (some)body in your life.
For the Book Lover
Home Body (fitting title, isn’t it?) is the newest volume from Rupi Kaur and a great gift for the bibliophile in your life, who also likes aesthetics (it makes for a great coffee table book!). You’re probably familiar with Rupi from her debut collection of poems, Milk and Honey, but since then she has published The Sun and her Flowers that has been translated into over 42 languages! Her most recent book, Home Body, debuted #1 on bestsellers lists across the world, and it is a work of art that makes for the perfect home companion. Rupi’s work touches on love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, and migration.
For the Tea Enthusiast
A long-standing tradition with relaxation, is enjoying a cup of tea. So why not take that love to a whole new level by adding enriching goodness to your cuppa? Treat yourself or your nearest and dearest to the delicious gift of The Chill Kit, a collection of adaptogenic teas from Lake & Oak Tea Co. The perfect accompaniment for when you turn on your “Out Of Office” and fill up your bubble bath to the brim – it’s time zen the heck out.
For the Culinary Expert
What we eat is only half the story – it’s time to look into the tools you use to prepare your food. From the same minds that brought the Endy mattress, Kilne was designed to be worthy of top chefs, but made for home kitchens and at a price that leaves money in your pocket. Win, win, win, win.
For the Chill Moments That Also Give Back
In an awesome collab from Coors Light Canada and TEAMLTD, this loungewear collection will not only help you stay extra chill but also gives back through the #ChillForChange program. Coors Light Canada will donate all proceeds to select Canadian charities. Wearing sweats has never felt so good! The list of charitable organizations Canadians can choose are available at CoorsLight.ca.
For the Essential Oil Obsessed
Not only is this a stunning addition to any home decor, Este makes for a very thoughtful holiday gift, but it also smells insanely good. Juicy grapefruit, chamomile, lavender, sweet-tart florals all finished with grounding richness from patchouli. A clean burn for 50 hours, every candle is made with essential oils, an organic coconut and soy wax blend, and a cotton wick. They are vegan, paraben free, phthalate free, cruelty free, non-toxic and made in Toronto.
For The One Who Loves a Holiday Cocktail
Sugar, spice and everything nice, Spiced Mead is the unique and special bottle of semi-sweet traditional mead from Rosewood Wines, fermented with Niagara Escarpment Wildflower Honey, then barrel aged for 6 months before being spiced using a special selection of ingredients. It’s basically autumn and winter vibes wrapped in warm layers of honey and ginger spice, making it the perfect fireside sipper or mulled mead option and a gorgeous holiday gift.
For Those Who Like The Finer Things in Life
Flowers are a way to make a house a home, and can be enjoyed by any type of home body. Fresh, sun dried, or potted, everyone loves a little life to zhuzh up a space, so why not give them a subscription that they can enjoy, month over month – all without needing to leave the house! Brilliant. Find a few options for flower and horticulture subscriptions, by region. You can customize most by quantity, frequency and budget.
Halton – Wild North Flowers
Wellington – Blooms & Flora
GTA – Tonic Blooms
Durham – Heart & Thorn
Prince Edward – Floralora