buying guide/words Gift Guide

Posted November 8, 2014 by Stephanie smeg toaster –

I’m obsessed with gift giving. I LOVE spending time (both online and off) shopping for other people. I think it’s because I feel like when I buying for someone else, anything goes. My love for shopping means that the holiday season is a double whammy of everything that makes my eyes sparkle: food and gift giving.


I’m always surprised when other people don’t share my passion for shopping, but I get it. It can be frustrating wanting to buy that perfect gift but having no idea where to start. Keep is great: they have lots of fun collections and if you’re really stuck, you can get someone to make up a wish list. They even have an app with a universal shopping cart that makes shopping really, really easy. Maybe even a bit too easy, if you ask Mike.


Easy spending aside, I love that I’m able to keep (ha!) all of my “maybe one day” purchases in one spot. It’s my new favourite way to make a wish list – kind of like Pinterest but where you can actually buy stuff instead of only looking. And, when stuff you keep goes on sale, you can set it up so that they send you a notification email.


If you guys want to follow me, I’m iamafoodblog. I’ve kept some things that are just too cute too keep to myself. Happy shopping!

Items pictured: Smeg ToasterMealtime Stacking Set, Aldo Marble Pedestal, and Kaico Japanese Enamel Kettle.

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  1. I love the colour of that smeg toaster – gorgeous!

    1. steph says:

      isn’t it?!?! i covet it!

  2. I’m not one for actually going out in the crowds and going shopping, but I love getting gifts for people! I spend months trying to think up a really thoughtful (and also practical) gift for the special people in my life. Like, months ago, I started thinking about Christmas gifts. I’m actually having a bit of trouble this year with coming up with ideas for a few people, so this is aaaawesome. I’ll just have to resist the temptation to buy myself Christmas presents, too.

    1. steph says:

      i totally spend months thinking about it too!! sometimes i get upset when i come up with the perfect gift only to find the person has bought it for themselves LOL

  3. Hehe the mugs are too cute!!

    1. steph says:

      oh my gosh – i spend WAY too much time looking at cute mugs online ;)

  4. I DO share your passion for shopping, love this!

    1. steph says:

      thanks sue!!!

  5. Mackenzie M. says:

    I love shopping too…whether it is for myself or for other people. That’s probably why Christmas is my favorite time of year! These ideas are so cute!

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