Mom’s Christmas Wish List: How to make EVERY day merry & bright

Alright, Moms. Hold onto your furry pompoms because this Christmas Wish List was created just for YOU. And also, me.

Now, to be clear, I am as “anti-commercialism” as the next person — though I fail miserably at it every year. But doesn’t everyone deserve a little holiday cheer? And if that holiday cheer should come in the form of, say, jewelry, I see nothing wrong with that.

Mom's Christmas Wish List: How to make EVERY day merry and bright. These are Erica's top 10 picks from the simple must-haves to the luxurious I-wants that are sure to make any mom burst with holiday spirit.

Of course, when the children ask you what you want for Christmas you will absolutely tell them one of three things:

  1. “Your hugs and kisses.”
  2. “A peaceful day.”
  3. “Not a thing. Just being with my family is enough.”

However, when your partner in life asks you, you will immediately forward them the link to this post. Because, hey, mamas, hey. There is nothing wrong with wanting a little somethin’ somethin’ for YOU, for no other reason than to celebrate YOU and all you do in the spirit of the season.

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This is not about “need to haves”

 

  1. Starbucks Holiday Blend Keurig coffee pods (available in-store in Canada C$13.95)
    If I need to explain my Starbucks addiction to you, then you’ve come to the wrong place. The holiday blend is a smooth medium roast perfect for popping into the Keurig on lazy, winter mornings or for serving guests who drop in. (Keurig not included — but if you have one, make sure it’s clean and ready to go for the holidays.)Nothing says "Christmas" like Starbucks' Holiday Blend
  2. Rory Rib Hat and Mittens in Heather Grey (available in-store and online from Chapters Indigo C$19.50-C$24.50)
    Look every bit the cool mom you are with this cozy and cute set. But you may have to fight me for these as I think they are selling out fast!Stay cozy and cute in this Rib hat and mitts in Heather Grey.
  3. Netflix Canada Subscription (subscribe to Netflix online C$13.99/mo)
    You’ll be chillin’ like a villain to some of the best original programming and a bevy of classic favourites all twelve days of Christmas and beyond with a monthly subscription to Netflix. Get on it. And if you want to see what’s coming up in December, scroll down for the preview!At home or on-the-go, Netflix is always with you.
  4. Live Clean holiday edition hand soap (currently sold out online at Well.ca C$4.98 but may be available at local retailers)
    Add a festive touch — and scent — to your powder room with a hint of holly berry or vanilla peppermint. Bonus: kids will want to be washing their hands constantly.Enjoy the spirit of Christmas with these eco-friendly, holiday-scented liquid hand soaps from Live Clean.
  5. Moët & Chandon Impérial (available in-store and online at LCBO C$145.75)
    Our cups runneth over. There is no better time to pop open a bottle of bubbly (and it doesn’t have to be the super expensive variety) than Christmas morning. Just add orange juice and a few fresh cranberries for a festive morning mimosa. Or enjoy straight-up.Champagne is a winner on Christmas morning -- a festive touch to any holiday brunch.
  6. iRobot Roomba 960 Vacuum Cleaning Robot (available online at amazon.ca C$799.99)
    Curl up of with a mug of hot coffee and the latest good read while this bad boy cleans up the aftermath of Christmas morning. Better than any spa day.Let the Roomba do the work while you enjoy the holidays with your family.
  7. ItFit Freedom Leggings – Black Bandana (available online at itfit.ca C$109.00, currently on sale C$58.77)
    You won’t mind working out over the holidays in these beautiful leggings, one of the newest additions to the ItFit line. Go check out their other fun patterns!ItFit continues to expand its product line with the latest addition of these leggings in beautiful an vibrant prints.
  8. Squish Reindeer Treats (available in-store and online at squishcandies.com/en-ca C$12.00)
    Squish Candy is taking gummies to a whole new level of awesome. Now, I know I said this Christmas Wish List was for you, but these would make great stocking stuffers. Or buy a bunch to have on-hand as last-minute gifts (as moms do). Vegan varieties available (try the champagne gummy bears!)Squish Candy is taking gummies to a whole new level of awesome. Vegan varieties available.
  9. Uno de 50 Roots Earrings (available online at unode50.com/ca/ C$90)
    I fell in love with the Uno de 50 line of jewelry nearly four years ago and I’m a wee bit obsessed. I think you will be, too. I’m pretty sure I need to add these earrings to my collection. I love everything about the Uno de 50 line. These beautiful earrings provide the perfect festive touch.
  10. New iPhone X (available online at apple.com/ca and at major retailers from C$1319.00)
    If ever there was a time to believe in Santa Claus, that time is now. Admittedly a splurge, the new iPhone X is the bling every multi-tasking, working mom will covet this season. Admittedly a splurge, the new iPhone X is the bling every multi-tasking, working mom will covet this season.
 While you’re penning your letter to Santa, check out what’s New in December on Netflix!

Moms, consider this your official self-care holiday gift guide. You give of yourself all year and ensure your family is taken care of; now it’s your turn to receive. Guilt-free.

Remember: it’s ok to want pretty things, shiny things, bubbly things and even expensive things without sacrificing the meaning and the spirit of the holidays. So, starting with Netflix, what else will you add to your Christmas Wish List this year?


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Mom's Christmas Wish List: How to make EVERY day merry and bright. These are Erica's top 10 picks from the simple must-haves to the luxurious I-wants that are sure to make any mom burst with holiday spirit.

About Erica

Erica writes with humour and heart about family, #fit40s and living life in the carpool lane. Part-time banker by day and Netflix-addicted-cake-decorator by night, Erica’s in-between time is spent dreaming up ways to ruin her kids’ lives. Obviously.

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