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120+ gift ideas for the 2012 holiday season

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Life & Relationships

120+ gift ideas for the 2012 holiday season

Your holiday gift shopping just became easier -- our guide to 120+ best gifts for the 2012 holiday season features suggestions for everyone on your list. From elegant (and affordable) fashion and beauty picks to presents for your children and gifts for that hard-to-buy-for guy in your life, we've got you covered. We're sure you'll find something in our guide to suit everyone on your list, without breaking your budget.

Do you ever wonder how you compare to other Canadians' holiday shopping habits? Did you know:

• According to Google's 2012 Holiday Season survey, one in four Canadian pets will find a gift under the tree this year.
• 35-49 year olds will spend the most money (an average of $792).
• Canadians' top purchase category is clothing and apparel.
• 84 per cent of Canadians go online to research gift ideas.

We can't speak for you, but we love finding delightful gift inspiration online. So grab a pen and paper, take a look below and start planning your holiday shopping list. Happy Holidays!

10+ exciting gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list

Photo gallery: A gift guide with ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list
Whether you're stuck wondering what to buy for a Secret Santa exchange, need a gift for you partner's parents or want to treat a babysitter, our holiday gift guide is full of thoughtful options, perfect for the holidays.






20+ fashion and beauty gifts ideas for under $100


10 fashion and beauty gifts for less than $100
There's something indulgent about receiving a fashion or beauty gift for the holidays – you get a little something special that's just for you. When someone asks you what you want for Christmas, direct him or her to your wish list right here.






Photo gallery: 6 best beauty gift ideas for the holidays
Help everyone on your holiday shopping list look and feel their best this season without breaking your budget. Consider one of these six best beauty gift ideas.






 

Photo gallery: 6 stylish holiday gift ideas
From sparkling accessories to cozy cashmere scarves, these fashion-inspired gifts will delight anyone on your list.






 


10 best holiday gift ideas for all the men on your shopping list

Photo gallery: 10 best holiday gift ideas for him
From the latest tech gadgets to handy accessories he'll treasure, this holiday gift guide will help you shop for the perfect something for all the men in your life.






 


20+ sweet, savoury and practical gifts under $100 for gourmets and foodies


Photo gallery: 10 gourmet gifts under $100 for food lovers
Here's a complete gift guide to help you shop for the foodies in your family. From the budding pastry chef to the kitchen gadget fanatic, there's something here for everyone - all under $100!






 

Photo gallery: 6 gift ideas for gourmets
The kitchen and cooking enthusiasts on your list will love these high-quality gourmet gifts, featuring everything from decadent chocolates to chic soda siphons.






 

Photo gallery: 6 fun holiday treats for foodies
From rustic-chic appetizer plates to delicious tea on the go, these practical and stylish foodie gift ideas would be welcome additions to any food lover's arsenal.


 





12+ holiday toys and gifts for children of all ages


Photo gallery: 7 top Christmas toys and gifts for kids
Canadian Living Moms editor Helen Racanelli picks the new toys that make great gifts this season.








  

Photo gallery: 6 cool holiday gift ideas for kids
Surprise and delight the little ones on your list with any of these fun gifts ideas.


 




 

15+ gift ideas for health and fitness enthusiasts

Photo gallery: 10 healthy holiday gift ideas
Gift giving that won't sabotage healthy habits has never been easier. Our holiday gift guide looks at 10 great gift ideas that are sure to encourage a healthy lifestyle.






 

Photo gallery: 6 best fitness gift ideas for the holidays
Treat the workout enthusiast on your holiday shopping list with any of these fashionable fitness gift ideas.









5+ stylish and elegant gift ideas for the home

Photo gallery: 6 stylish decor gifts for the home
From trendy pillows to wall accents, deck the halls for the holidays with these chic statement pieces.






 

 

5+ handy and practical gifts suggestions for crafters

Photo gallery: 6 wonderful gift ideas for craft lovers
Crafters enjoy gifts that are trendy yet sensible, so they can be used long after the holidays are over. Here are our top gift ideas for the crafters on your list.






 
 

5+ fun holiday gift ideas for pets to enjoy

Photo gallery: 6 fun gift ideas for pets
Don't leave the pets off your holiday gift list this year. A selection from our guide is sure to please even the pickiest of pets.










For more great holiday inspired gift ideas be sure to visit our 60-Day Holiday Countdown, featuring everything from cookie recipes and holiday baking tips to gifts for everyone on your shopping list. You can also sign up for a chance to win one of our daily prizes.

Starting Dec. 1, visit Canadian Living's Style Blog for 25 days of gorgeous beauty and fashion giveaways.

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