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HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING MUST-HAVES + GIFT IDEAS

EATS + DRINKSSHOPS
December 18, 2017 / By / Comments Off

We are officially in the homestretch of the Christmas holidays and now is the time to start gathering all of your favourites bites and beverages to share with friends and family over the next couple of weeks.

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I’ve partnered with London Drugs to share some of the best picks for tasty nosh and sparkling beverages (and/or mixers for your holiday cocktails). Everyone knows that London Drugs has a killer snack aisle with plenty of great options for everyone – whether they are gluten-free, vegan or are just snack connoisseur. There is endless opportunities to treat your holiday guests to something that will help make their holiday stay delicious with a hit of holly jolly. LD_Holiday Entertaining_Products

1 – The Chai Company’s Organic Authentic Chai syrup is the perfect drink to cozy up with around the fireplace this holiday. Switch up the regular hot cocoa routine with a delightful latte made with coconut milk for your guests. Chai is the perfect holiday drink – a little bit sweet with a fragrant spicy taste.

2 – If your guests are avoiding caffeine this holiday season you’ll want to stock up on delicious herbal teas. I love Stash’s Christmas in Paris Herbal Tea – it is such a beautiful tea perfect for the holiday season. Cozy and comforting, you’ll be tucked in with a classic Christmas film in no time.

3 – I am ALL ABOUT SNACKING during the holidays and I can’t resist tasty chips or popcorn. This sweet and salty combo from Angie’s Boomchickapop is an absolute hit for any holiday gathery. The Caramel & Cheddar Mix satisfy all of your cravings in just one bite.

4 – It is always a great idea to have chocolate on hand during the holidays – especially for baking or munching on post-dinner. This Lindt Bittersweet Chocolate Bar can do double duty and isn’t overly sugary.

5 – If you’re going to go all out this year you might as well pick up on of these adorable Igloo Retro Bar Fridges. Perfect for storing all of your holiday beverages in, your guests will always have ice cold drinks on hand. Plus, there is a handy bottle opener on the side of the fridge.

6 – I absolutely love these Glutino Gluten-Free Pretzel Twists. A quick an easy upgrade is to dip them in melted chocolate and let them dry for a tasty sweet and salty snack. Pick up a box of gluten-free Chex for a gluten-free spin on a bowl of classic Chex mix.

7 – This Efferve Sparkling Lemonade is the perfect addition to any delicious holiday cocktail you are making this season. Pairing with gin or vodka or on its own, the sparkling lemonade is a refreshing treat for the holidays.

8 – I am kind of obsessed with my SodaStream. Endless sparkling water in seconds thanks to the SodaStream Fizzi in Black, meaning you never have to run to the store to pick up more bottles of soda. This also makes a fantastic gift for anyone who loves their kitchen gadgets.

9 – If you are looking for a healthy option to counteract all of those high calorie holiday treats you might want to try out Crunch Kale Chips in Bollywood Blast. Just as delicious as real potato chips, these pack a bit of superfood punch into your snacking.  

10 – Everyone knows that London Drugs is the best place to load up on your favourite LaCroix Sparkling Water. They carry Lemon, Lime, Peach Pear and Grapefruit currently and every single flavour is delicious.

11 – Add a bit of traditional holiday charm to your Christmas snacking spread with the Wicklein Brown Gingerbread Cookies. The packaging is adorable and how can you go wrong with authentic German holiday treats?

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Not hosting this year? Well, if you’re following any etiquette or manners guide, you’ll know that bringing a nice gift your host is an essential. London Drugs has plenty of fantastic goodies that will be sure to show your genuine appreciation for a holiday well spent.

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You can never go wrong with a nice smelling candle for your hosts. This Yummi Vanilla Cream Jar Candle is perfect paired with a beautiful box of chocolates and a new novel for your host to enjoy into 2018.

If you hosts love to cook and entertain this Mrs Bridges Chilli Jelly is a fantastic idea. Wrap it up with a gift card to their favourite local deli and cheese shops for a charcuterie extravaganza.

Something sparkling for their holiday decor is always appreciated. This gorgeous LED Stars Bottle Lamp is an affordable gift that makes a great impression.

If your host loves to entertain their guests by whipping out their vinyl collection, why not add to it this year with the La La Land Soundtrack on Vinyl.

Your hosts will certainly need some downtime post-holiday so treat them to a relaxing afternoon with this Starbucks Coffee & Mug Set.

This holiday post is in partnership with London Drugs. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep this blog full of fresh content.

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