Christmas is just 12 short days away. If anyone’s like me (and I know there is! Cue Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle All The Way….), a few of you’ve probably left your shopping to the last minute. Although the holidays might not seem complete without a mad dash to a zoo of a mall for down-to-the-wire-but-still-very-thoughtful gifts, there are options out there to save you some premature grey hairs and wrinkles.

Shopify Holidays. This e-commerce platform has curated a tasteful list made up of its small-batch merchants — all based in Canada. There’s a pick for everyone and these are my Top 5 choices:

1. The Five Minute Journal


I’ve been using this for nearly a year now and it’s drastically changed my perspective on day-to-day life. I’m a big proponent of mental health and I think there are a lot of small, easy ways to promote a happy, healthy mind. The Five Minute Journal is one of those ways. It’s also the perfect gift to begin a new year on a positive note!

2. Give-A-Care package


I was lucky enough to be a part of this project — in a very small way. Shooting the product for its social campaign allowed me to learn just how important it is to understand what a cancer patient is going through. Although it concentrates on women and breast cancer, this is a package that almost anyone can enjoy. It’s packed with candy, chic accessories and the guidelines that inspired the collection. Not to mention that proceeds go back to Rethink Breast Cancer.

3. Palo Santo Package


I’ve known the founder of Woodlot for some time now and am so proud of how her company has grown over the years. She creates quality products that would elevate anyone’s home and mood instantly. This package is no exception.

4. Jack Rudy Tonic Trio


What holiday isn’t complete without some libation? A great go-to for anyone, the Cocktail Emporium‘s stylish mixers especially make for a thoughtful host gift.

5. Baby Kanye Backpack


I instantly fell in love with this backpack as soon as I laid my eyes on it. As an avid cyclist and, truthfully, on-the-go individual, I prefer backpacks over even the cutest purse. Opelle has managed to create a design that’s not only chic and luxurious, but also simple and practical. You can’t go wrong with this choice!

Of course, there are a few more great selects on Shopify Holidays. Make sure you check it out, especially if you’re stuck!