Marks Giveaway

Mark’s Is Your One-Stop Holiday Gifts Shop! {Plus Giveaway}

As I get older I find that I am having a harder time finding things to put on my Christmas wish list. At some point you just accumulate so much stuff that the thought of trying to fit something else into the garage becomes more of a nuisance than a gift. A funny thing happened last year as it was the first year I realized that I had made the transition from the kid who hated getting clothes for Christmas to being the guy who only wants new clothes for Christmas. Well, and a big Toblerone…

While I am still working on my fashion sense, I have never had any problem finding clothes I like at Mark’s. As someone who didn’t own a pair of jeans until his late 20’s, there is an overwhelming irony in the fact that my favourite clothing store happens to be the #1 retailer of jeans in Canada, but people change and I have learned to love representing my Canadian heritage by sporting endless denim combos. That, and the fact that Friday is jeans day at work and I didn’t want to be the only one not wearing jeans!

On top of the jeans, dress shirts and sweaters I stock up on, Mark’s is a one-stop-shop for everything else I need to get through the harsh winters we face here in Ottawa. From winter coats and boots to warm socks and toques, Mark’s covers everything on my wish list from year to year and has something to fit everyone’s budget. If you’re having trouble trying to figure out what to get for someone on your shopping list, you definitely can’t go wrong with a gift card from Mark’s.

I took the liberty of putting together my personal wish list from Mark’s, so please feel free to steal my ideas if you’d like. Unless you live near me and there is only one of these left in XL. Then you’ll have to leave it there in case I want to come in and grab it…

Marks Wish List

1. Windriver Nordic Ragg Wool Toque – I have so many toques with sports team logos on them that I think it’s time I class up my collection and this definitely fits the bill!

2. Kombi Timeless Winter Glove – Between shovelling, sledding, outdoor skating and snowball fights, my winter gloves are probably my most important winter accessory and I need something that will last the whole winter.

3. Sorel Men’s Bear XT Winter Boot – I got a pair of these boots last year and it was like walking on clouds when I put them on. If you spend any amount of time outside during the winter, whether it be ice fishing, tobagganing or just chasing kids around, these are the boots for you.

4. Denver Hayes Jaquard Quarter Zip Sweater – I was drawn to this sweater and with a number of holiday parties to go to and how cold it gets here, this looks so warm that there’s no way I could leave it off the list.

5. Silver “Zac” Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jeans – Hey, after 20+ years of not wearing jeans, I am now addicted to buying them and am definitely a dark jeans kind of guy.

6. Ripzone Color Block Winter Board Jacket – This is a straight up vanity selection. I love the colour and just kept coming back to this coat time after time.


To get you started on your holiday shopping at Mark’s, I am giving away a $50 Mark’s gift card! All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below and I’ll notify the winner as soon as time is up! Good Luck and Happy Shopping!!

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program.

302 replies
  1. Andrea Amy
    Andrea Amy says:

    I would love to receive some of the denver hayes pyjama pants and I would love to gift my husband the T-Max Geometric Chest Print Hoodie

  2. Heidi C
    Heidi C says:

    My hubby has been asking for some Drive are long undies. I would love the “Ugly Christmas Sweater ” with the pug on the front.

  3. Judy Cowan
    Judy Cowan says:

    Would love to get my hubby the Nordic-Inspired Jacquard Pattern Sweater & DENVER HAYES
    Relaxed Tapered Leg Stretch Jeans.

  4. Sarah Jackson
    Sarah Jackson says:

    Work boots for my son , this young man goes through work boots like toilet paper lol so I would give him the card to put towards his choice of boots

  5. Angela September
    Angela September says:

    My hubby loves Mark’s and he gets all of his warm winter, and breathable summer underwear there. LOL!
    there is honestly nothing like them (from what I hear)

  6. Cara
    Cara says:

    The Kombi Timeless Winter Gloves would be perfect for my brother! He needs a new pair of gloves for all the shovelling he does for our big driveway, the sidewalks, and he shovels for our neighbors!

  7. Shelley N
    Shelley N says:

    I could really use new winter boots since the bottom of mind no longer have any tread left so they sometimes are slippery. I would love Women’s Aspen Waterproof Low-Cut Winter Boot

  8. Ryan B
    Ryan B says:

    The Gloves and or Boots that you have listed are at the top of my list.
    But I would probably be gifting the card or whatever I bought.

  9. Krista M
    Krista M says:

    I would buy the T-MAX Plaid Chest Print Hoodie for my dad. We get him one every year from Mark’s. They are insulated & very warm, they make the perfect gift!

  10. kevin
    kevin says:

    Somehow I reached a point where all of the hoodies I currently have are the same colour. Now everyone thinks I’m wearing the same shirt everyday. Some days I am. So maybe I need some new hoodies that aren’t dark red.

  11. Jennifer M
    Jennifer M says:

    I ❤️ Mark’s! I’d put the $50 towards some snow pants for myself so that I can toboggan with my son this winter without getting wet!

  12. Elaine R
    Elaine R says:

    The Denver Hayes Jaquard Ouarter Zip Sweater would make a great gift for my husband. Nice and warm and can be worn casual or dressed up.

  13. MPaula
    MPaula says:

    Thermal underwear is not always needed in Windsor ON, but when it is I want WindRiver 100 Merino Thermal Bottom. This is the first time I have seen it in black but who said it has to be white?

  14. Carole Dube
    Carole Dube says:

    I love everything but I feel the same way as you do about my husband Toque. So I would like the Windriver Nordic Ragg Wool Toque

  15. Cairine
    Cairine says:

    Top of my list is a pair of Women’s Avian Light Vent Hiking Shoes and a nice pair of jeans. I think Mark’s quality is better than a lot of clothing and shoes.

  16. kim D'Angelo
    kim D'Angelo says:

    Marks has the most amazing sock selection. Love them!!! Socks top my list, and $50 would help me shop socks for others as well!

  17. Nate Fuller
    Nate Fuller says:

    I have been eyeing some Sorel boots online on the Marks website, waiting and hinting at people that I want them. I’ll probably end up buying them for myself!

  18. Kim Tanti
    Kim Tanti says:

    I bought a fully lined hoodie for my hubby about 4yrs. ago. It is falling apart. He needs it for work when he is working in the freezer.

  19. Treen Goodwin
    Treen Goodwin says:

    the Silver “Zac” Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jeans are on the top of my Christmas list for my Son he’s a huge Silver’s fan , they are awesome and last a long time , they are well worth the money 🙂

  20. nicolthepickle
    nicolthepickle says:

    I really like the Kombi Timeless Winter glove. I ordered some things from Marks last Saturday and they came on Monday! Super fast shipping.

  21. Mary Boudreau
    Mary Boudreau says:

    I’d get the Kombi Timeless Winter Glove for my husband as he is in charge of snow shoveling and needs new gloves

  22. Lauren
    Lauren says:

    I could use some steel toe athletic shoes like the “Women’s STSP Safety Athletic Shoe”. The boots I currently have were bought with outdoor use in mind, and are currently mostly worn indoors. They’re so warm, and heavy, just not comfortable.

  23. Erin W
    Erin W says:

    I’m putting those Sorel Men’s Bear XT Winter Boot on my list for my husband! He really needs a good pair of winter boots this year.

  24. lacey hotte
    lacey hotte says:

    My husband is a residential recycling employee. He works outside in all the elements. We love marks for their waterproof products that help keep my love warm and dry during these terrible months. This gift card would be awesome. I could fill his stocking with his favorite water proof socks that cost us an arm and a leg

  25. Diane T
    Diane T says:

    I would give the Sorel Men’s Bear XT Winter Boot to my dad. He works in a warehouse and these would keep his feet warm!

  26. Gordon Y
    Gordon Y says:

    Would love to get some new dress shirts, but I would settle for good warm socks for me and my partner. Marks always has great products perfect for Canadians.

  27. Lisa A.
    Lisa A. says:

    Great list! I’d love to gift my husband the Sorel Men’s Bear XT Winter Boots. They’d be great for the rink – where we spend most of our winter. 🙂

  28. Jodi Mitrovic
    Jodi Mitrovic says:

    The Zac Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jeans would be perfect for my husband. Because they’re dark maybe you won’t notice all the grease stains he manages to get on all his good jeans. Thank you #CanadianDad! Happy Holidays ?

  29. Courtney A
    Courtney A says:

    I’d buy my boyfriend some Helly Hansen Cold weather socks, for days he’s working outside for hours in the cold!!!

  30. AD
    AD says:

    At the top of my Mark’s wish list is the Denver Hayes Jaquard Quarter Zip Sweater; I would love to gift this to my Dad. Thanks!

  31. Dani B
    Dani B says:

    The KOMBI Timeless Winter Gloves. Over the years we’ve discovered you can never have enough gloves! Once the kids started growing up, mine & my husband’s gloves started to go missing… (wry grin)

  32. Tanis
    Tanis says:

    I need some new shoes from Mark’s… not sure what brand yet. Hubby could use the Denver Hayes Jaquard Quarter Zip Sweater from your guid!

  33. Donnas
    Donnas says:

    I’d get my boyfriend the Kombi Timeless Winter Gloves so he’s not too cold when he’s outdoors shoveling all that snow.

  34. Angela Mitchell
    Angela Mitchell says:

    Nice picks. They all look like stuff my husband would like and use. I’d like to get him the Kombi Timeless Winter Glove. The dog just tore into his pair the other day!

  35. Tracy Morin
    Tracy Morin says:

    I just bought myself a pair of new gloves from Mark’s. Some great deerskin ones.
    Once I came home my daughter said that she would like a pair too!

  36. michelle matta
    michelle matta says:

    I really need boots this year. I would beeline straight for the good quality ones Mark’s sells. Hubby wants some more khakis and boxers.

  37. Kelly H
    Kelly H says:

    Those Mark’s warm wool socks would be at the top of my list and everyone else’s that i’m gifting to this year. Everyone needs warm socks this time of year.

  38. Tara Gauthier
    Tara Gauthier says:

    My son could really use a new pair of warmer gloves, it’s been -30 celsius with windchill this week! I would love an ugly Christmas sweater and also just some new cozy sweaters for myself! My husband likes to buy his shirts at Marks as well.


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