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Your holiday wish list

Five lit Root brand wooden wick votive candles in glass jars, in yellow, blue, lavender, ivory and green.

By now, you’re starting to get an idea of what your loved ones want for the holidays. Maybe they’ve been dropping hints since Halloween, or maybe you noticed something that would be perfect for them. Either way, you’ll have your full shopping list ready by early December.

The only question that remains is this: What do you want for a holiday present?

Sometimes choosing gifts for ourselves is the hardest part of the season. If you’re confused about what to ask for, use this guide to create a perfect holiday wish list:

New home accessories

“Your house is your sanctuary.”

If you plan to begin 2018 with a new attitude, why not update your home to match? Your house is your sanctuary, and refreshing your interior design is an easy way to adjust your mindset in the beginning of the year.

Go for an open and airy design if you want to be calmer, with light-colored furniture and sheer curtains. If sleek and professional is more your goal next year, opt for dark colors and mirrored accent pieces. No matter what your decorating goal for 2018, you can certainly find home accessories to match.

Three sets of a ribbed backrest pillow and matching throw, in magenta, gray, and teal blue.

Scented candles

Even with all the love and joy, the holidays are a hectic time. You’ll want to relax, and what’s better suited to the task than a candle-lit evening? Pick one or two in your favorite scent, light them up and enjoy a nice bath with a good book.

If you want some extra oompf, use aromatherapy principles to help you really calm down. Candles in the following scents should boost your relaxation:

  • Eucalyptus.
  • Sage.
  • Lavender.
  • Lemon.
  • Ginger.
  • Mandarin.
  • Patchouli.
  • Chamomile.
  • Rose.

Five lit Root brand wooden wick votive candles in glass jars, in yellow, blue, lavender, ivory and green.

Fitness gear

If you want a brighter, happier you in 2018, nothing boosts your mood like getting your heart rate up. Ditch the scale and focus on exercising for your mental health, not to fit some impossible beauty standard.

Of course, you’ll want to make sure you have the perfect outfit for the job. Ask for a sturdy, supportive pair of athletic shoes and some cute activewear. Mix and match your leggings, shirt and sports bra for a unique look, or grab all three in the same pattern for a perfectly coordinated appearance. With fitness gear on your list, all you’ll have to think about next year is what trendy studio you want to join.

This list is the perfect guide to kick of your gift requests. If everything you want is available online, make sure you have everything in order so your gifts arrive before the end of December!

Two fancy faux snakeskin laced tennis shoes, one in brushed silver and black and one in brushed gold and black.


See our Holiday Look Book for more ideas > 

Comments (2)

Jean Douglas

Want to know how much are the Canadian

Midnight Velvet

Sorry Jean, we only sell in the U.S.

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Published on Dec 12 2017

Last Updated on Nov 17 2020

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