I used to thumb my nose at online shopping. 

I love this time of year and a big part of my joy comes from the process of choosing gifts.

I always looked forward to the browsing and searching and finding of the perfect one.

Spying on other shoppers and their purchases, drinking overpriced candy cane flavoured lattes, taking in the sound of holiday muzak from the overhead speakers. 

Then three years ago, I broke my wrist five weeks before Christmas. 

Four kids and countless family members, friends, teachers and bus drivers.

Five weeks and one working arm. 

Hello, internet. 

These days you can find me spying on my friends and their purchases by Facebook (have you seen these?!?), drinking made-at-home coffee, and taking in the sound of my favourite holiday tunes (and I have many, many, many playlists to choose from).

My ordering is fully underway and packages have begun to arrive.


Box 16 x 9


I can't tell you about the contents of this package (because its recipient reads my blog), but I can tell you how much I loved ordering from the Canadian company ookpix.

Their website is fantastically easy to navigate (not to mention adorable) and their support staff are fantastic (they call themselves Owl Wranglers, by the way!).

There are so many products that will bring happiness to the ones who unwrap them—because a picture says so much, doesn't it? And they offer free shipping (oh how I love free shipping).

Because this company is so worth sharing, I was thrilled when they offered my readers (that's you!) a unique promotional code that takes 30% off ANY product on their website.

Here it is: LNP30

The code is valid until December 1st. 


Disclosure: Ookpix offered me a code for my gifts, too.


I love Canadian companies, online shopping and owls.


Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works through Elan.Works and is a designer and content editor at GenderAvenger. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines and at TEDxRegina and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.