Sunday 3 December 2017

Tips For Buying Holiday Gifts for Men with Upper Canada

During the holidays, the majority of the people on my holiday gift list are men. Coming from a family with my dad, two brothers and a husband, I definitely am no stranger to shopping for men for Christmas gifts - but man, are these guys are hard to buy for!

Thankfully I was able to get my entire Christmas list done in one shot on my recent trip to Upper Canada. Armed with a few ideas and my knowledge of how to shop for my family of mostly guys for the holidays, I hit the ground running and found some great gifts.

Here's what I picked up for the men in my life at Upper Canada, why I chose them as gifts, and a few tips and tricks when buying holiday presents for guys.

  • I'm a big fan of getting my brothers and husband fun candies and treats to accompany their main gifts. These cute gummies from Squish are not only delish, but they're a special treat since the candy is crafted with high-quality ingredients. It's also nice that the company is Canadian and was founded in Montreal. There's also a ton of different gummies to choose from, and picking out one that totally suits each of my brothers and husband is part of the fun!

  • Since I don't have a huge handle on men's fashion, I stick to the basics when gifting clothing for the holidays. You can never go wrong with a comfy pair of sweatpants, and Roots always has the best ones. You can even think outside of the box - last year I got one of my brothers a Roots onesie, and he swears that it's the most comfortable thing around!

  • Whoever said that men don't enjoy a good pamper session hasn't met the men in my life. I always head to Lush to pick up from indulgent, natural products for my bath-loving bros. The bath bombs are always a hit, and are a really fun addition to any gift.

  • Although they deny it, nobody gets hit with a winter colds harder than men. I love gifting products from Saje Wellness to keep my dad, brothers and husband healthy the natural way all winter long. Well, to be honest - this gift is mostly for me; anything to avoid having to deal with the dreaded 'man cold.'

And just like that my list was completed, and I even had time for a celebratory glass of wine at Arthurs Landing. If you're looking for a place for all of your holiday essentials, and to find gifts for everyone on your list, then definitely head to Upper Canada. Happy Shopping!

xo Joƫlle

This post was created in partnership with Upper Canada. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Great picks! I was just at Squish today and my boyfriend (who loves gummy candies) was obviously in heaven, so I picked him up a gift there!

    1. YESSSS Squish is the best! Sounds like your boyfriend is going to love his gift!


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