It’s the most wonderful time of the year and even if it looks a little different this time around, the spirit of the season remains alive. It’ll just take an adjustment of your holiday plans, along with a bit of creativity and coordination.

As the year draws to a close, here are a few ideas to help you make the most out of the holiday season and get ready for the New Year. 


Embrace the new 

A little advanced planning can help make the holidays fun and memorable. Even if you can’t gather under the same roof to celebrate the New Year, you can still enjoy a meal together by setting up a virtual call with family and friends via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype. 

Another option is to order a surprise meal for your friends and family as a way to give thanks and celebrate from afar. You can: 

You can even give a group gift together virtually in a way that’s meaningful. Our Group Gifting option via eGift Cards aren’t just great for holiday gifting, you can use them to show your love and appreciation any time of the year. Simply set a gift goal, customize it with a photo and send it off for a sweet surprise! 

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Relax and recharge  

After an eventful year, you deserve a break! Below are a few ideas to help you unwind during the holidays.  


Movie marathon

Put on your comfiest PJs, grab some popcorn and settle in for the ultimate movie marathon. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is choosing a film to watch. Luckily, the options are endless. You can even line up films according to a theme like New Years: rom-com Bridget Jones’s Diary, the musical Rent or the ensemble comedy New Year's Eve are just a few of the options. 

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Hudson's Bay - Authentic Movie Night Popcorn Tub

 

Hudson's Bay - Hot Air Popcorn Popper

 

Hudson's Bay - Men's Festive Fair Isle Pyjama Top

 

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Holiday baking

There’s nothing like the smell of sugary treats wafting through the home. Bake up a storm with gingerbread, shortbread and other holiday favourites. You can even make it a virtual group activity with family members living near and far joining in to decorate cookies together. And if you’re feeling competitive, turn it into a contest and compare your finished designs. 

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Hudson's Bay - Nonstick Cake Pop Baking Pan

 

Hudson's Bay - Prism Embossed Half Sheet Baking Pan

 

Simons - Christmas Cookie Cutters Set of 3

 

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Bring on the games

Whether you’re a board game or video game enthusiast, you can delight in facing off in a good old-fashioned game of Monopoly or playing the lockdown favourite, Animal Crossing. You can even play online board games as a socially distanced-option, thanks to apps.  

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The Source - Animal Crossing New Horizons for Nintendo Switch

 

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SET YOUR GOALS

Here are a few ideas to help you think ahead about your goals for the New Year.  


The fitness lover 

Even if you can’t hit the gym, create an area at home with the workout equipment you’ll need for all your exercising needs. Consistency is key to helping reach your fitness goals. 

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Sportchek - Energetics Pro Series Weighted Leather Jump Rope

 

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Sportchek - Gaiam 4mm Printed Yoga Mat

 

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The discerning foodie 

Invest in good kitchen utensils and appliances that will last a long time and serve a variety of purposes. This can be the year you finally master that family roast recipe or make your own bread.

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Hudson's Bay - Hamilton Beach Panini Press & Indoor Grill

 

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The eco-conscious  

If you’re looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle, start by swapping out single-use items for eco-friendly ones like reusable snack bags, straws and cutlery.   

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Simons - Eco-Friendly Bamboo Reusable Utensils

 

Simons - Eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush case

 

Simons - Eco-Friendly Recyclable Wheat Husk Cutting Board

 

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The outdoor adventurer  

Get your gear in order for cold weather activities. Hiking boots, a wool beanie and a cozy scarf will keep you warm and ready for adventure.

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lululemon - Room for Warmth Beanie

 

Roots - Roots Park Plaid Blanket Scarf

 

Sportchek - Ugg Women's Adirondack III Winter Boot

 

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As we get ready to ring in the New Year, we can find fun and unique ways to celebrate and make it extra special. In the meantime, we wish you a safe, joyous and relaxing holiday!  

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