Not to state the obvious, but the holiday season won't be the same this year. In the grand scheme of things, a missed (or at least altered) season of celebration is not the end of the world. But that being said, I think it's okay to admit that we'll miss some things this winter.
The pre-party prep with your best friends who come to "help" bake ginger cookies and open wine at 4 pm. The excuse to pull out the festive/borderline-campy party tops that generally spend most of the year in hibernation. The slow pour of people coming in, wiping snowflakes off their shoulders. The build up of voices that drown out the Christmas songs which, yes, get old after a while but hey, it's on theme. And then of course, the end-of-the-night talks on the couch, scooping the remainder of the cheese board into your mouth as you wash down the night with more food, and yes, more eggnog.
While the big parties and shared plates won't happen this year, that doesn't mean that the holiday spirit is cancelled, too. You can still share that cozy feeling with your loved ones - with your bubble, over Zoom, or of course, through gift giving! To help you out with the latter, we've compiled a gift guide for every price point so that you can spoil the people you love and offer a little colour and sparkle to round off this crazy, crazy year.