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Practical gift giving

By Liisa St-Aubin

When it comes to gift giving, we all have that one family member that likes to throw a few caveats into the mix. Whether it be simple practicality or ratio of bedazzlement, it can be hard to stay within their parameters.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the traditional Christmas gift box.

Jelly of the Month
What can be more practical than feeding a loved one for a full year? Bonus: it comes with a monthly checklist where they can jot down notes about the taste and what they like about each jelly. Win, win!

Weeping Angel Tree Topper
For the perfect balance between traditional tree topper and an object of bowtie-quivering fear, you’ve got to go with the Doctor Who Weeping Angel Tree Topper. Why have a tree if no one looks at it, right? This will keep them staring…forever. Just Remember: Don’t blink. Don’t even blink.

Friendship Doves
Who doesn’t want to have a friend for life? Next!

Christmas Toilet Paper
Give the only practical gift this Christmas that will help with the clean up…and because everyone forgets to decorate the bathroom. Also, if your neighbour is being a Grinch, why not spread some holiday cheer and TP the heck out of their house!








Handmade Holiday Cards
Save them from having to do the work of making cards next Christmas (or this one if you gift it to them early enough). Or, you know what? Just write them a sweet message and send them a homemade card in the mail. Everyone loves snail mail. Plus, these come in a big enough bundle you can check 24 people off your list at once.



Retro Festive’s Top 10 Favourite Lines from Elf

Elf is a modern Christmas Classic that has something for everyone. Will Ferrell gives an incredibly funny and heartfelt performance as Buddy, a human raised by Santa’s elves on a quest to reconnect with his Father in New York City. We want to help everyone connect with their Elf-like Christmas spirit by revealing our top ten favourite lines from Elf!

10. It looks like a Christmas tree!

9. You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It’s great to be here.

8. Buddy the Elf. What’s your favourite colour?

7. I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR.

 6. We Elves try to stick to the four main food groups: Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corn and Syrup.

Show off your love of sugar with this T-Shirt!

5. I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favorite.

4. I’m a cotton-headed, ninny muggings…

Did you know the elf in red is Ralphie from A Christmas Story?

3. You sit on a throne of lies!

2. Watch out! The yellow ones don’t stop.


Do you get this excited about Santa? Then this T-Shirt is for you!

And remember, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Another great way to spread Christmas cheer is to browse Retro Festive’s Elf Section!


Four Very Merry (last minute) Christmas Halloween Costumes!

If there’s one thing we do right at Retro Festive, it’s go all out for Christmas. But just because we love Christmas doesn’t mean we ignore the other holidays.

By now,  Halloween is on it’s way.  And, if you’re anything like us, it snuck up on you because you were so focused on Christmas being so close!

So here are some ideas of last-minute Halloween costumes that you can pull together with the abundance of Christmas paraphernalia you obviously already have lying around:

A Very Merry Christmas Tree

Grab some tinsel, green felt and ornaments – BAM! You’re a Christmas Tree – and don’t forget the star on top!

So you like the Christmas Tree costume, but require an outfit that has more space for hiding candy? Then look no further:

Christmas presents should be year-round


This costume requires a cardboard box, wrapping paper, and ribbon. Couldn’t be simpler! What are you waiting for?! We already know you’re an expert-wrapper – so put those skills to the test and wrap the greatest gift of all: Christmas Spirit.

Never been one for wrapping a beautiful holiday gift? Don’t worry – we’ve got you bag-stuffers covered too:

A quick and easy Christmas Halloween costume


A big bag. Some tissue paper. We could seriously not make this any easier for you.

But if easier is what you require. Just take out your Retro Festive Leg Lamp Costume and throw that on!

A leg-lamp costume for all occasions

It’s not just for everyday-wear anymore! Utilize it and wear it as a costume!

So there you have it. Four wonderfully festive costumes for you to bust out in time for tomorrow! Happy Halloween and Merry Almost Christmas!