The Best Gift Ideas for Family and Friends
Gift Ideas Gloves Handbags Mitts Slippers Socks Wallets

The Best Gift Ideas for Family and Friends

Coming up with gift ideas for family and friends is getting tougher all the time. Knowing what to buy for someone who seems to have everything is not the easiest thing to figure out. We thought we’d try to take some of the pressure off and offer some practical gift ideas that are sure to keep on giving, even into the New Year. Whether you’re looking for one solid gift, small stocking stuffers, or a group of things to bundle together—we’ve got you covered!

1. Socks

Art Supplies Socks by Hotsox Pizza Socks by Hotsox Rise and Wine Socks by Hotsox

Perfect for anyone on your list are socks from Hotsox. Hotsox has a number of funky sock designs that appeal to everyone, from the wine loving girlfriend or your neighbour with the dog, to the hockey fan or the bacon-obsessed friend. If you want to play it safe, you also have the choice of classic striped pairs, or witty Christmas-themed pairs. Plus, socks have really grown in popularity as a creative way to add a little personality to your outfit—so your gift will be right on trend.

2. Slippers

Glerups Rubber Slippers in GreyEmma Foamtreads

Jasmine Foamtreads

Slippers are one of the easiest gifts to give. They’re practical, they’ll stick around for years to come, and let’s be honest—Mom will approve. Canadian brand, Foamtreads, has a whole whack of slippers that are perfect for every family member, including the in-laws. Mom will love the Emma and Dad can match with the Lucas. They both have the most comfortable memory foam footbeds! For your sister or brother, the Jasmine and Noah moccasin slippers are a little more stylish. Don’t forget Grandma or Grandpa; with a slightly higher price point, Glerups are unisex and made with 100% pure wool and will adjust to the shape of their feet after just a few wears. Slippers are an easy win for the whole entire family!

3. Mitts & Hats

Kombi Red Buffalo MittTimber Kombi

When winter hits, mitts become a necessity, and having more than one pair is a luxury; so why not gift a pair? Canadian, family-owned Kombi is known for carefully crafted winter accessories. Once again, your gift will be a sure win for the whole family. Kombi’s casual, Canadian-plaid Timber glove is sure to suit the guys and is super warm since it’s lined with Sherpa fleece. Framboise Frontrunner by Kombi

Maybe you have a young lady on your list that loves winter activities; the Original Mitt Framboise will keep her fingers warm while she enjoys the snow.

La Canadienne by Kombi

Make sure Mom’s keeping up with the times and snag her the water-resistant La Canadienne (available in black or white, or as a glove) which is stylish yet practical at the same time. Even your sister will be happy with your gift this year if you get her the Frontrunner glove because it’s touchscreen compatible!

Frontrunner in Castlerock by Kombi


Don’t forget the little ones; they’ll love the Camp beanie in candy or black which is ideal for keeping warm in front of the campfire.

The Camp Beanies by Kombi

4. Handbags

Two Sided Zip in Silver by Derek AlexanderYou can never go wrong with gifting a bag to the lady on your list. Canadian brand, Derek Alexander, has a reputation for quality and value (which is always hard to find). If she tends to like functional, versatile accessories, get her the Two Sided Zip. It has a wide opening and has a back wall zip pocket for keeping cosmetics separate. It has plenty of additional pockets too for anything she may need to bring along.

Derek Alexander Three Quarter Flap Bag

If she likes more of a messenger bag, the Three Quarter Flap organizer bag can carry almost everything and has a built in wallet to save her from bulkiness.

5. Wallets

Our Secrid Wallet Options

We’re willing to bet you’ve given someone a wallet for a gift at least once in your lifetime, which means you already know it’s a good gift idea. Plus, if you haven’t—now is your chance. Secrid makes pocket sized wallets with an aluminum core that protects your cards from digital pickpockets. Plus, guys will no longer be able to bend or break their cards when they sit down with their wallets in their back pockets. Choose from card protectors or mini, slim and twin sized wallets in tons of different colours, from royal blue to red, to vintage chocolate leather or metallic champagne. Whatever their style or favourite colour, there’s a Secrid wallet that is perfect for them.

Secrid Wallet in Vintage Chocolate

Shop these gift ideas online or visit one of Becker Shoes’ 14 locations. Each store carries slightly different accessories, so if you don’t see the accessory you’re looking for in your local store, just ask us and we’ll order it in at no charge for you to take a look at!

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