{ GUEST BLOGGER } Micaela Armstrong
I love the holidays! The joyful atmosphere, the cozy nights inside by the fireplace, and time spent celebrating with family make it such a special time of year. Unfortunately for some of us, the gift-giving aspect can be a bit overwhelming – especially when money is an issue. Being a student, I have to watch my spending carefully which can be difficult around this time of year! To facilitate holiday shopping for those in a similar position to myself, I decided to find compile a list of neat gifts for that almost anybody can appreciate for less than fifty dollars!

 1. 3 Wick Candle $22.50: Bath & Body Works
I love Bath and Body Works’ huge 3-Wick Candles. With scents such as Frosted Cranberry and Vanilla Snowflake, they make great gifts! They burn for about 25-45 hours and will fill the whole room with delicious holiday scents.

2. Hed Wavz Wireless Bluetooth Headphones $49.99: Future Shop
These wireless Bluetooth headphones are compatible with smartphones and MP3 players of all sorts. They’re ideal for working out because you don’t have to worry about the extra weight of your phone or MP3 player while you’re on the treadmill! Furthermore, they’re sound isolating, which is perfect when you need to tune out the rest of the world for a little while.

3. Lenox Tuscany Classics Decanter $39.99: Bed Bath & Beyond 
This elegant decanter is not only useful for entertaining, it’s a great decorative addition to a room. Perfect for the wine connoisseur in your life!

4. Vermeil Wish Studs $45: Brooklyn Designs
Our popular Wish Studs come in vermeil or sterling silver, and are just totally adorable!  Wear them alone for a casual day of studying or work, or pair them with a bold necklace for a night out. You can never go wrong with a pair of studs!

5. Contigo Stainless Travel Mug $27.99: Target
Travel mugs are always a great gift. They’re something that a person wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, but they are endlessly useful! Available in tons of different colours to suit any recipient, these travel mugs are spill-proof and will keep your drink hot for up to 7 hours.

Micaela Armstrong is Executive Assistant at Brooklyn Designs and a part-time student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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