Home for the Holidays

cv_151128_43_23524427086_oCan you believe it’s Christmas this week already? I’m officially on vacation and I couldn’t be more excited to finish my Holiday to do less, and enjoy some down time with my family at our home in beautiful snowy Whistler.

Cozy Cabin 3I’m happy to say, I completed my gift shopping this weekend (Nothing kills your Holiday spirit quicker than fighting your way through the mall a few days before Christmas.) We have family back in Ontario, and the cut off date for sending parcels at the regular price creeps up very quickly (10 December!) so we always try to get a jump on this early. It’s such a relief to have this completed. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift, check out my Gift Guides for Her, Him, The Hostess and The Beauty Queen.

Cozy Cabin 1The other reason I like to get my gifts early is because one of my favourite things to do during Christmas season is wrapping all the presents! I love picking out a pretty wrapping paper, matching the ribbon and adding personal touches. While I was up in Whistler with my friend Cee from Coco and Vera we spent some time doing exactly that. Wrapping presents, eating sugar cookies and drinking lots of coffee (with Baileys!) I find this such a fun and relaxing activity, creating beautifully wrapped parcels containing well thought our gifts for your loved ones.

cv_151128_60_23182627229_oPaper4editMy theme this year is gold, white, and neutral colour tones. I like to use a mix of different prints and patterns. It’s nice to have a variety of paper; I’m constantly adding more to my wrapping paper collection. My favourite at the moment are the gold on gold dot and the white and grey wood grain – perfect for Christmas at the cabin in Whistler.

After wrapping my presents, I like adding a 3D item like a pine cone or tree ornament for the perfect finishing touch. I usually get pine cones and give them a light dusting of gold spray paint before glueing or tying them to the presents.

static1.squarespaceCabin 1IMG_8141Adding a little sweet treat to your gift is always well received. I usually like to give my friends sugar cookies, or festively wrapped chocolates. How cute is the packaging on these Ferrero Rochers? This little gold box is perfect to add to your present, you don’t even need to wrap it!

cv_151128_52_22923543783_ocv_151128_56_23442083592_oCabin 2Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you take time to relax with your family, eat delicious food and enjoy the Holiday spirit.

Wrapping Paper: HomeSense
Ribbon: Michaels
Coffee Cup: Sophie Conran
Chocolates: Ferrero Rocha
Cards: Etsy

Photos by Ian Lloyd