Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

For the design enthusiast: The Herve Gambs Rose Gift Box: includes a Red Rose Couture Flower Diffuser & 10ml Spicy Earth Home Fragrance Spray, all in a precious gift box. Looks good and smells even better! Find it at Belle De Provence at Bayview Village for $119.

For the travel junkie: The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90: is a camera with advanced features, such as bulb and double exposures, macro mode and high performance flash. Perfect for capturing those unforgettable moments and printing them on the spot. Learn about it at Fujifim.

For the foodie: Green & Black’s Organic Hot Chocolate Drink: add it to hot milk and enjoy the creamy froth, the rounded flavor and enticing aroma. Great for a cold winter night. Find it online at Green & Black’s.

Snowshoe Hot Toddy


Recipe by Dee Brun

The Dabble gang know exactly how to throw the perfect snowshoe party. And a cool party needs a warm drink.


1 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
4 oz hot chocolate
1 can whipped cream
Sprinkles (optional)


In a thermos, add creme de cacao, raspberry liqueur and hot chocolate. Shake well, pour into a glass and top with whipped cream. Add sprinkles for a festive touch.



Sindulgence: Cocoa Chanel


Take your time when you sip this deeply satisfying dark chocolate treat. Aim for cocoa that is 70% or higher and feel free to languish in your enjoyment of this indulgence. I’ve given you two versions—guilt-free mixed with buttermilk or pure decadence made with half and half. Only you’ll know which version you’re serving.

2-3 oz dark chocolate
4-6 oz half and half cream or buttermilk

Use the microwave to melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 20-30 second increments until very soft and then use a whisk to stir. In a separate bowl, warm your choice of liquid—either buttermilk or half and half—for 30 seconds. Then blend the chocolate and liquid together, pouring an ounce at a time and whisking to blend.