Holiday Gift Guide with Heather Thomson

Nov 30, 2021

The holidays are quickly approaching, your gift list is growing – and so is the stress. Finding the perfect something for everyone on your list can be daunting, so before the gift giving season turns into last minute shopping madness, it’s time to call in the expert. 


Fashion designer, stylist and lifestyle expert, Heather Thomson, shares her top gift ideas and shopping strategies.

BJ's Wholesale Club

Between hosting gatherings and holiday gift shopping It’s easy to become overwhelmed, which is why my first stop is always BJ’s Wholesale Club.

As a one-stop holiday shop, they offer easy holiday entertaining with convenient shopping options, helping you save even more time and money. Speaking of one stop shop, Bjs has a full deli and bakery for your holiday meal needs and they even have clothes for the entire family. Plus, BJ’s is offering members a flexible and convenient way to finance holiday purchases over $99

They have the perfect get together must-haves for anyone having the family over, like this stylish cheeseboard, found exclusively at BJ’s.  It’s a personal favorite of mine and has something for everyone to snack on. BJ’s even saves you 25% off grocery store prices! So, you can style your board with fresh items and sweet treats. 

 From holiday gift baskets to fun, festive apparel, BJ’s members can check off everyone’s holiday wish lists all in one place. You can also pick up gift sets like a candy-filled seasonal travel mug set or a spa slipper bath set with soaps, brushes and lotions, both of which are the perfect gift-giving items for the holiday season.

BJ’s helps members shop their way with easy, digital shopping options so they can spend more time with family. Whether they’re shopping from their couch or in-club, members can experience the joy of shopping however they like with BJ’s. BJ’s offers free contactless curbside pickup, delivery from, same-day delivery, in-club shopping and more. 


Klarna, the all-in-one shopping app

Budgeting for the holidays can be stressful. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be?  This is a gift I’m giving you!

Klarna is the must-have all-in-one shopping app that helps you up your holiday shopping game. It allows you to split your purchases into four interest-free payments that help you stay on top of your holiday budget (without affecting your credit score).

The Klarna app makes it easy to track all your shopping, spending and gift deliveries all in one place, and allows you to easily handle returns and refunds. Shop from any store in one app and take advantage of Klarna’s tailored inspirations and curated collections across fashion, beauty, home, tech, wellness, travel and more to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Plus, their free rewards program lets you earn vibe points as you make purchases, which work like credits that you can redeem at your favorite retailers including Sephora, Amazon, Starbucks and Wayfair.

On top of all that, Klarna is a greener way to shop: when shopping with the Klarna app, you can get insights into the impact of your holiday purchases and track CO2 emissions.

Cinemark Movie Club

Let’s get back to the movies! After being at home for the better part of the past two years, we’re all eager to get back out there and experience the things we love outside our homes! Give the gift of getting back to the theater with a Cinemark Movie Club membership. 

That’s why this year, I’m giving the gift of Cinemark Movie Club. It’s a monthly membership program that gets you free tickets, discounts and more at Cinemark theatres. Free early screenings and tickets that rollover so you can have multiple experiences throughout the month.

You can buy a 12-month gift membership for $99 – that’s 12 movie tickets – plus 20% off concessions, waived online fees and additional discounts!

We did the math and with the membership the average Movie Club members saves over $100 per year. You can’t beat that! With over 300 theaters nationwide, a Cinemark Movie Club membership is the perfect gift for the movie lover in your life no matter where they are.

MSRP: $99

Lagos Smart Caviar Rose

If you're feeling like treating yourself during the holidays this year, try a piece from fine jewelry brand LAGOS.

Smart Caviar Rose is the latest addition to their collection of fine jewelry bracelets for the Apple Watch. Featuring their iconic Caviar beading, the collection includes luxe bracelets in stainless steel, 18K gold, ceramic and sterling silver with diamonds. It enhances the look of the casual timepiece and is perfect for any woman who doesn’t want to sacrifice style to stay connected. 

Steven Lagos was one of the first to create the "Designer Fine Jewelry" category when he launched LAGOS more than 40 years ago. Since its inception, the brand has continued to look for ways to innovate its Caviar creations. Smart Caviar is the next evolution of the iconic design while remaining true to the original LAGOS values: integrity, intelligence, and innovation.

You can find the perfect gift, including these Smart Caviar styles, at



MSRP: $1,900-$39,000