Maddy Loves holiday gift guide, 2013 edition!

It’s not easy to shop for the beauty fanatics in your life. I know from personal experience that I don’t like it when people buy me beauty products because I’m very particular about what I want. However, there are some great alternative beauty products out there but I never thought to buy for myself. This is where the gift givers come in!

1. MICRO Pedi at-home pedicure

Micro pedi

For the DIY lovers in your life (that’s me!), the Micro Pedi is the perfect gadget. Pedicures are expensive and impractical sometimes, so this is the perfect compromise. Battery-operated, the rolling spinner works to remove the dry skin to give you soft and smooth feet, perfect for holiday season cuddles. Priced at $49.99, the Micro Pedi is available at Shoppers Drug Mart and at

2. MIYU Beauty facial essence and tea sets


MIYU Beauty has combined beauty and health with their beauty essence and tea sets. Available in two varieties – a hydrate set and a de-stress set – this is perfect for your office-worker lady friend. The spray is perfect to keep at the office and the tea is great to enjoy while working late nights. Priced at $42 for each of the sets (pictured above), you get a 80mL of the beauty essence and 16 tea bags. There is a great sampler set available for $24 (pictured below) that includes 15mL each of the hydrate and de-stress beauty essence, and two each of the hydrate and de-stress tea bags. Available online at


3. Way Spa gift cards

way spa

Way Spa is a spa network that spans across Canada and their gift cards are redeemable at over 2,000 spa locations across Canada. Available in denominations of $25-500, these are great if you want to surprise your lady (or male) friend with a relaxing day at the spa. I wrote about my experience at one of Way Spa’s partners, the Sabai Thai Spa here. A general gift card like this is great for when you want to be a bit more flexible as to where your gift card can be used. Available online at

I also wrote about holiday offerings from L’Occitane en Provence and LUSH Cosmetics, if you need some more inspiration!


3 thoughts on “Maddy Loves holiday gift guide, 2013 edition!

  1. These are def great gift ideas for girlfriends. I am kinda curious on the MIYU beauty products. I have heard this but haven’t tried it. i will def check on this….

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