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Gift Guide: The Homebody

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Gift Guide: The Homebody

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Gia Senese

Rounding it up

  • It's expensive out there, with inflation and other cost of living increases taking a bite out of your budget.

  • We’ve got you covered with 10, budget-friendly gift ideas for the homebody in your life.

Listen, whether you own or rent your home, it's expensive out there. If you have a loved one who loves staying in most nights, you’re in the perfect place for a rundown on the best, budget friendly gift ideas for the homebody this holiday season.

Let’s start with the obvious:

1. Scented candles

Canada + winter = cold and snowy. Help them warm up their space with deliciously scented candles from Sand and Fog. These candles don’t only smell as good as fresh snow on a crisp December morning, but they look beautiful too! Pick one up at your local Bed Bath and Beyond starting at under $10.

2. Faux Fur Throw Blankets

While we’re talking about getting comfy, we’ve heard through the grapevine that some people love to wrap themselves in furry blankets after a long day at work, and honestly? Same. Indigo has luscious Faux Fur Throw Blankets for $50. Shop with your KOHO card and get an additional 1% cash back on your purchase.

3. Mini projector

Not to further set the scene of a hallmark holiday movie, but once your place smells nice and you’re cozied up on the couch sippin’ your eggnog, you’re going to need something to preoccupy your time. We don’t know about you, but the holidays make us nostalgic, so get your loved ones to kick it old school with a mini projector for their annual Elf re-watch! (Blanket and pillow fort optional, but encouraged).  Pick up a mini portable projector on Amazon or your local Best Buy!

4. Board games

If you’re more of an unplugged family, opt for one of the countless board or card games from Indigo! The holiday list has been written, checked twice and gifts are on their way– so feel free to get competitive. 2023’s naughty list doesn’t start until New Year’s Day ;).

5. Skin-care products

Let’s face it,  winter weather is hard on your skin. Thankfully, with, you can provide your loved ones with at-home spa days to rehydrate and rejuvenate their skin from head to toe while earning an additional 1.5% cash back on your purchase! Pick up e.l.f. cosmetics Gentle Peeling Exfoliant for 12.99, Sukin Rosehip Rich Moisture Facial Masque for $16.99, and The Honest Company Organic Body Oil for $12.99. Throw it in a cute box from your local dollar store and you’re all set to sleigh the holidays.

6. Fleece hooded bathrobe

We’ve always loved the idea that Santa gets to work in what looks like the world’s comfiest tracksuit. So, we’re giving Santa’s fit a run for its money with this next one. A seriously soft housecoat complete with a hood and pockets (!!). Pick up the NY Threads Fleece Hooded Bathrobe for 31.99, available in 11 colours. Get ready to crash on the couch in complete, full-bellied bliss with this one. Editors note: We recommend putting out the milk and cookies ahead of changing into this one.

7. Bamboo bath tray

Some people say you can’t put a price on convenience, but we think you can. $39.99 to be exact. Bring bubble baths to the next level with a Bamboo Bath Tray from amazon so the lucky recipient of this gift  can enjoy a bevvy and unwind to their favourite movie while they soak. Trust us–the feedback won’t be anything short of  “It’s a wonderful life.”

8. Mini fondue fountain

This one’s definitely the sweetest gift on the list and it’s the perfect accompaniment for the  snow days that lay ahead. Put on the fireplace, fire up the mini fondue fountain from amazon for $49.99, cut up your favourite fruits and enjoy a luxurious dessert, at home.

9. Crochet kit

The new year is around the corner and it’s all about setting resolutions and exploring new hobbies. If you have a hobby-hopper in your life, you can’t go wrong with this crochet kit from Amazon for $35.99. A perfect way to pass the time, silence the mind and hey– you might even get a new toque from it!

10. Restful sleep kit

Holiday burnout is nothing to ho-ho-ho about. so we’re ending this nice (gift) list with the restful sleep kit from Saje for $40. The ultimate aromatherapy kit to ensure you’re coming back from the holidays rested and ready to rock 2023.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season <3

The KOHO team

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