The best gift ideas for making life at home a little more luxurious

Charles the Butler shares his top picks for embracing our inner homebody - especially when we're all tired of being at home.
December 21, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST
December 21, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST

10 Days of Giveaways is back and better than ever! The Marilyn team has been hard at work rounding up some of the most incredible gifts to give and receive this year to help make your online shopping a breeze. Plus, you can enter to win 'em all right here!

Today, it’s Charles the Butler's turn to share his must-have items for the holiday season! Start your shopping with his top gift picks below and don’t forget to head over to our contest page to enter for your chance to win the whole list, which is worth over $1300!

The Curator's Shop 'The One Who Looks Well Rested' Gift Box, $186 

The Curator’s Shop is an online destination for lifestyle products that elevate and enhance everyday life. By carefully curating these individual products together, each item became part of a boxed collection. This selection is full of pampering items to help you de-stress and relax,and we could all use a little bit of that right now!

Moen Attract Magnetix Chrome Rainshower Combo, $129 

With three showering options within a single fixture, the Moen Attract Magnetix Rainshower Combo is the ultimate way to unwind after a long day (and long year). Use the rainshower and handshower separately or combine them together for maximum coverage. With a huge variety of spray features all the way up to 'massage,' we won't blame you if you just stay in the shower until the new year starts. 

Takasa Organic and Fairtrade Cotton Towel Set, $180

Takasa is Canada’s first maker of GOTS organic and Fairtrade Cotton home goods. Each soft, plush towel is sustainable and ethically made, and free of harmful dyes and chemicals making safer for your home and the environment. Feel great drying off while knowing these are healthy for your skin and the planet alike!

The Endy Pillow, $160 for two 

Whether you like your pillow firm, fluffy, or somewhere in between, The Endy Pillow is 100% adjustable. Simply add or remove foam from the pillow’s inner core to customize it to your preference It’s like sleeping on a heavenly, high-tech, hypoallergenic, and machine-washable cloud! So let's make 2021 the year we all get better sleep! 

The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, $38 at Indigo

If you've been on the Internet anywhere lately, chances are you've seen the dynamic duo behind The Home Edit on social media, or on TV. Clea and Joanna are on a mission to help everyone get organized in a way that truly works for their life - and their New York Times bestselling book is the tool you need to get there! 

Made for Living: Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles by Amber Lewis and Cat Chen, $54

Whether you're looking for inspriation for own home, or simply find joy in peeking into some the of the most stylish and eclectic rooms, this book of stunning photography is a must have to elevate any coffee table collection. 

The Interior Design Handbook: Furnish, Decorate, and Style Your Space by Frida Ramstedt, $35 

The Interior Design Handbook is literally just that. Learn the essentials of beautiful home design, with everything from the golden ratio to how to determine the right size coffee table for your sofa and everything in between so you can design the home you've aways dreamed of!

Hamilton Beach Stovetop Sear & Cook Slow Cooker, $70

This is the perfect gift for the chef in your life. Use it to sear and brown meat to enhance flavour at the start of your dish, then transfer pot back to slow cooker to finish cooking. Save time cooking and cleaning thanks to this slow cooker’s one pot convenience. And with a 6-quart pot capacity it's ideal for a large family, and better still,  the pot and lid are dishwasher safe for fast and easy clean up.

Rowenta X-Cel Pocket Steamer, $90

We may not be getting dressed up as much as we used to, but we still need to be wrinkle free for Zoom meetings and virtual parties!  The Rowenta X-Cel Steam Pocket should be every closet's best friend. Get rid of unwanted wrinkles in no time, and its compact design means it's easy to store and even take with you for quick touch ups!

Attitude Cleaning Products, $4.95 and up 

I think we've all stepped up our cleaning game this year, but finding hard-working products that are safe for your family and good for the planet isn't always so easy. Attitude's impressive line of cleaning products are all made right here in Canada and are formulated with clean and natural ingredients. From dishwashing liquid to disinfectant spray, and even hand santizier and more, they have everything your family needs to keep your home clean and healthy. 

Airthings Wave Plus Indoor Air Quality Monitor with Radon Detection, $299 at Best Buy

2020 has changed the way we work, live, and think about the air around us. With COVID-19 leading us to spend more time at home than ever before, the quality of the air in our indoor environments has never been more important. The Airthings Wave can easily be mounted anywhere inside your house, and connects to your smartphone to provide easy-to-understand air quality alerts, including radon detection, so you can breath a little easier - literally. 


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