Holiday Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas For Her (Ft. STC Holiday MRKT)

Gift giving is supposed to be joy-filled, but when you’re shopping for the girl that has it all ( for example), it can get pretty stressful. I know Dave can attest to that haha

A ton of my friends I need gifts for are also super difficult to shop for – either they already have everything they want, they’re super picky, or nothing screams out to me as “uniquely” them. I also love finding gifts that have a lot of meaning and a story to them. I love piecing together a multi-gift set, with products that inspire or remind me of that person. I even write little notes on each item explaining why I chose it for that person. It’s cheesy, I know, but I think it adds an extra sentiment value to the gift. 

I love finding unique items in one-of-a-kind markets or artisanal boutiques that I know my girlfriend won’t find on her own. It makes it that much more special. So when Scarborough Town Centre opened up their Holiday MRKT, I knew it was going to be a one stop shop for all of my gift giving.  






The STC Holiday MRKT

is a holiday pop up between now and December 24, designed to feature local, handmade gifts available right in the heart of the mall. I love that it’s all in one spot and doesn’t require me to stroll around Queen street popping in and out of boutiques in the cold (gift shopping, I’ve learned, is the most enjoyable when it’s efficient)










I had the chance to preview the STC Holiday MRKT and literally got ideas for every single person on my list. If you’re looking for some gift inspiration for that special gal pal or just an important female in your life, here are some highlights and ideas that will get you wrapping in no time: 













I love that the STC Holiday MRKT is nestled in a mall that literally has every retailer you could need to finish all your shopping (for others, or yknow, a little something something for yourself). Here’s what’s on my personal wish list (hint hint Dave – STC is your one stop shop for everything here babe) and has me hoping “Santa” comes through strong: 




My STC Holiday Wish List


I hope this helped to give you some ideas for those special ladies in your life and that you all are having an amazing start to the holiday shopping season. If you’re in the GTA or Toronto area, make sure to check out the STC Holiday MRKT, if anything even just to walk through and take some pictures with friends and family. And above all, remember that the season is supposed to be fun and joy filled, so make sure, wherever you’re shopping, to smile and enjoy it! 

mel inspired

*** This post was made in generous partnership with Scarborough Town Centre. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  • STC

    How gorgeous! Thanks for visiting <3

    • Mel

      We had such a great time! Thank you so much for having us 🙂