Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Gift Idea - Tonic Blooms

Christmas is only a week away! Are you finish all your shopping yet? Here's a gift idea for you last minute shoppers and perfect for that person who might already have everything.

Tonic Blooms is great all year round especially this time of year : ) Tonic Blooms brings new life to the flower gifting experience. They select locally sourced flowers of the highest quality and freshness so that they last as long as they should and Tonic Blooms offers fast delivery in the greater Toronto area!

The Farmboy. 100% Farm fresh blooms handpicked daily and beautifully arranged, wrapped in their signature denim.

The Farmboy
At a price that can't be beat, what you see is what they send. The best part is that Tonic Blooms delivers in as little as two hours, depending on your delivery zone. Two-hour delivery is available for free for orders within Toronto, and same-day delivery is available at an additional cost for the rest of the GTA.

Tonic Blooms does not only offers flowers but also fun gift items, ie. Squish candy, chocolates and teas.

The Merry

The Merry Bloom Box

For more info and selections, click here. Shop Tonic Blooms - The Best way to send flowers in Toronto!

Stuff I Wore - Uniqlo Ultra Light Down

Even though winter doesn't officially arrive until Dec. 21, Toronto had already gotten plenty of snow and some very COLD days.

To keep me warm this winter, I picked up the Ultra Light Down Parka. Definitely a winter essential. It's comfy & extremely lightweight! There are a few colours to choose from - I went with my fav, green.

Not only does it keeps me warm but also stylish at the same time : ) I like that it's compact, sleek looking and not bulky. It has simple, sporty design details, with easy-to-operate zipper pull and zippered hip pockets. Plus the glossy shell adds even more sporty style.

 Some more great facts about the Ultra Light Down:
• High collar to block out the cold
• Premium down provides excellent insulation and superb warmth
• Lined with heat retaining aluminum - trap heat inside the garment
• Water repellent
• Comes with a storage pouch for convenient portability

For more info about Uniqlo, click here.

So, how are you keeping warm this winter? What's your winter essentials?

Parka - Uniqlo
Shirt - Joe Fresh
Joggers - Express Men
Watch - Daniel Wellington
Sunglasses - H&M
Shoes - Puma Fierce 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Holiday Gift Pack Ideas - Gillette Giveaway!

Who doesn't like to smell & look great during the holidays? Here are two holiday gift pack ideas for the guys in your life. I'm a fan of both of them and as promised - more giveaways! 

Men's grooming brand, Gillette recently partnered with the Star Wars Rogue One film to bring Star Wars fan exclusive gear, like the special-edition Rogue One Gift Pack. Gillette has razor for every guy to help express their story. With this gift pack, Gillette helps guys achieve the look, and tell the story, they want by giving them the precision needed to take on the Galaxy. This gift set is a fail-proof holiday gift that guys won't want to miss!

Check out the great packaging! Emblazoned with a Death Trooper profile from the movie, the Rogue One Gillette Gift Pack is available now at food, drug and mass merchandise stores across Canada. The Rogue One Gillette Gift Pack includes (SRP $19.99):
• 1 Gillette Fusion ProShield razor
• 3 Gillette Fusion ProShield razor cartridges
• 1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Sensitive Shave Gel + Skin Care 2-in-1

The manliest gift for the lumberjacks on your list. Old Spice has the gift pack: Old Spice Timber contains herbal base notes complemented by fresher scents of woody timber and leafy mint. For true lumberjacks, the scent of Timber is newer and fresher than forests.

The Old Spice Timber Gift Pack includes:
• 1 Old Spice Timber Deodorant
• 1 Old Spice Timber Body Wash
• 1 Old Spice Timber Body Spray
• 1 Old Spice Timber Shampoo & Conditioner

The Old Spice Timber Gift Pack is now available for the SRP $17.99 at food, drug and mass merchandise stores across Canada.

Now, time for another giveaway! Enter for your chance to WIN the Rogue One Gillette Gift Pack! You can enter this giveaway through my instagram account. Go look for the Rogue One Gillette Gift Pack video post & make sure you're following my instagram @stardchiu account here. Follow the instructions below the post. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen with and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my direct message through instagram. This giveaway is only open to Canadian residents and closes 12pm December 21, 2016. Good luck!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Perfect Gift - My Hello Stuff!

Holiday gift idea: Hello! Stuff by David Chiu. That's right, stuff created by me! In case you haven't heard, I've created a line of t-shirts & accessories. They're fun, cool and one of a kind stuff! Who doesn't love robots, penguins, pandas or sheeps wearing glasses?!

Hello! Robots Tote Bag - Click here to buy or for more info.

Hello! Penguins Tote Bag (available in two colours) - Click here to buy or more info

My Hello! Stuff collection is made up of fun black & white illustrations. There are t-shirts, tote bags and ties. They're great for all ages and would definitely make the perfect gift this Christmas!

Hello! Panda & Sheep T-shirts - available for both guys & girls. Click here to buy or for more info.

Hello! Ties - Click here to buy or for more info.

I'd greatly appreciate your support and I'm sure the receiver would LOVE it : ) You can check out and buy them here at my Hello! Stuff Etsy shop here.

***Special promotion*** If you purchase my Hello! Stuff and mention my blog in the comment when placing your order(s), you'll receive these fun robot greeting card (5 packs, your choice of designs)! This promotion will end on until Dec. 31, 2016. Thank you!

Robot snowflakes!

Cards are blank inside.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Joe Fresh - Winter/Holiday + Gift Card Giveaway!

Can you believe it? It's already the beginning of December! Have you guys started your Christmas shopping yet? Hope I could give you some ideas here on my blog, so check back often this month for great holiday gift ideas. Also, being the season of giving, look out for some giveaways too!!!

My nephew & niece all smiles in their Joe Fresh outfits : )

For those fashionable people in your life - Joe Fresh is a great place to check out. They have lots of great pieces for Winter along with fun stuff for the Holidays! It's a one stop shop place where you can pick up stuff for the little ones, mom/dad to your friends. So really, basically everybody! And no worries about breaking the bank account, Joe Fresh is always very affordable/reasonably priced!

Click here to see more great Joe Fresh Winter/holiday styles. Also, to make your Christmas shopping a little more easier, they've included a 'Great Gifts Guide under $50'. I love that Joe Fresh is big on style & easy on your budget! Happy Shopping!

I recently stopped by my nearest Joe Fresh and picked up some stuff for myself and the little ones in my life - my adorable nieces & nephew! I'm sure you've seen them on my Instagram post, however this will be the first time they're appearing on my blog! Meet six years old Ayden, four years old Arianna and One year old Ava! I think they loved the stuff their uncle D picked out. The shoot wasn't easy but check out the fun pics below! What do you think of the outfits/pieces I picked out?

NOTE: Scroll down for a great GIVEAWAY! To help you out a little on your Christmas shopping - enter for your chance to WIN a $25 Joe Fresh Gift Card! You're welcome : )

Top: Camo print Flannel shirt


Top: Plain button down shirt

Graphic Tee & Stripe Legging

Graphic tee & all over print legging.

I will be giving away one $25 Joe Fresh Gift Card! You can enter through the rafflecopter widget below, if you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen with and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my email/direct message. Giveaway is open to ONLY Canadian residents and closes midnight December 18, 2016. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hawthorne Food & Drink - #DoGood

From my instagram postings, you guys know how much I love to eat. I recently checked out this restaurant called Hawthorne Food & Drink and I really enjoyed it. Not only the food but also how they give back to the community! The food was delicious - it's 'Farm-to-Fork City Food' made from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients! Plus, they provides free training and career development for people in need of skills and employment.

Hawthorne Food & Drink is a social enterprise of Hospitality Workers Training Centre, a non-profit organization that trains unemployed individuals and links them to jobs in the hospitality industry. How great is that? For more info on how HF&D support the community, click here.

Hawthorne's Executive Chef is Ricky Casipe. He's only 25 years old and is passionate about the concept of 'Farm-to-Fork-City Food'. It reflects his support for Ontario and celebration for Toronto. He uses every culture and neighbourhood in the city as an inspiration to create his dishes.



Hawthorne Food & Drink is definitely worth trying. It was my first time experiencing the concept of 'Farm-to-Fork-City Food'. There's really a difference in the taste - fresh, great, strong flavors & very tasty! Not to mention - the food was beautifully presented! Also, the service was top notch!

Brussels Sprouts




Hawthorne Food & Drink serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's located 60 Richmond St. East in Toronto. To make a reservation, click here.

Fried Chicken

Carrot Cake