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Your ANNUAL Holiday SHOPPING Guide 2015/16

Giving a Gift of Thought, Personality and Lasting Warmth – SHOP LOCALLY

Beaches Holiday Gift Ideas This Holiday Shopping Guide helps you to find unique gifts at your local retailers. All items in this Guide are from the advertisers in this publication. Use the advertisers’ index on page 4 to locate their contacts and many more great offers. The best gifts are those chosen with the recipient in mind. In one way or another, it matches their personality, perhaps witty, sporty, intellectual, artistic or practical. And long after its been opened, it brings back warm memories and a lasting experience. True gifts:

  • Take thought and care to pick out
  • Are not about the price; whatever your budget, there is a perfect gift out there for everyone on your list
  • Can be a “thing”, a service or an experience. Be creative. Some of the best gifts can’t be wrapped up and put in a box!

Good advice from your local experts Your local shopkeepers are some of the best experts in the gift-giving department. They have the latest gadgets, treasures and unique services. They also know their neighbourhood, what people look for and appreciate. They’ll help you select the right gifts on your list and while you’re at it, a little something special for yourself!


    • One Versa Spa spray tan session $25 (reg. $50) – Classic Tan
    • Purifying Detox Mask, French Green Clay, Organic Seaweed, $22 – Eauné Natural
    • Skin Care Studio Cleaner Kits $5-$10 – Envy Eyewear Boutique
    • Vinylux Polish, OPI, Zoya, Lip Balm, Hand Cream – Hair Dynamix
    • Lava Lamps – Living Lighting
    • Customized Jar of Chocolate and Treats – Urban Bulk Emporium
    • Unique & handcrafted ornaments from $2.95 – Gongton Design
    • Holiday discount-classes $10-$15 – Head Into Fitness
    • NOW assorted essential oils gift set – Hooper’s Pharmacy
    • Belgian Chocolate Santas, Snowman & more from $7.99 – The Nutty Chocolatier
    • Beach car stickers $8 or 3 for $20 – Beaches Living


  • SkinMedica Scar Gel with Centelline 0.5 oz – Centric Health Surgical Toronto
  • Anti-Aging Facial Serum, Rosehip Extract, Natural Silk Proteins $32; Revitalizing Wrinkle Cream, Organic Jojoba, Coconut and Camellia Oil, Antioxidants, $28 – Eauné Natural Skin Care Studio
  • Manicure, Pedicure, Aveda Gift Set – Hair Dynamix
  • Elle Jewellery Earrings $39 (reg. $79) in an attractive gift box; Thomas Sabo Charms, variety of styles and themes $34-$134 – L.E. Jewellers
  • Premium Elderberry Balsamic Vinegar $25.99 and Assorted Premium Oils – Urban Bulk Emporium
  • 15 piece hand-made Belgian Chocolate Truffles in Gold Box $28.99 – The Nutty Chocolatier


  • SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.25 oz – Centric Health Surgical Toronto
  • 3 Infrared Body Wraps $99 (reg. $150) – Classic Tan
  • La Loop Eyeglass Cords $60-$270 – Envy Eyewear Boutique
  • Gift Certificate for Hair Cut & Style, Facial Treatment, Back Massage – Hair Dynamix
  • Elle Jewellery Pendant & Chain Sets, Bracelets $59/each (reg. $79), comes in an attractive gift box. Thomas Sabo Charms, variety of styles and themes $34-$134 – L.E. Jewellers
  • Tiffany table lamps, $59.99 – Living Lighting
  • Customizable Themed Baskets for your special someone – Urban Bulk Emporium
  • Personal training for the elderly $50/session – Head Into Fitness
  • Assorted styles of oil diffusers, personalized session with a registered nutritionist – Hooper’s Pharmacy
  • 3-tier Tower of Gold Gift Boxes, filled with your choice of Truffles, chocolates, fudge, candy & more – The Nutty Chocolatier
  • Gift card of $99 and receive a free gift – Salon Fortelli and Spa


  • SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex – Centric Health Surgical Toronto
  • Sunglasses from $165 – Envy Eyewear Boutique
  • Blowdryer, Flat Iron, Gift Card for Spa Treatments – Hair Dynamix
  • Print mirrors, under $100 – Living Lighting
  • Custom gliding pull out shelves from $135 installed – Smart Shelving
  • Personal training for the elderly $190/5 sessions (by Dec. 24) – Head Into Fitness
  • Heaven Fresh cool mist humidifier with essential oils – Hooper’s Pharmacy
  • 5’x10′ Storage Rental unit for 2 months $125/month – Real Storage
  • Gift card of $240 for only $199 – Salon Fortelli and Spa
  • Buy a gift card for any amount above $100 and receive $25 towards any service for yourself – Classic Tan


  • Botox or Juvederm Filler for one area – Centric Health Surgical Toronto
  • Gift Certificate for Laser Hair Removal – Hair Dynamix
  • 3 Melamine Glide Shelves for cabinets under $500 – Smart Shelving
  • Mirrors framed with reclaimed wood, coat racks from $225 – Alf’s Antiques
  • RESP contribution for your children – recommended by Jay Tenorio, RBC Financial
  • Santas’s Speedy Sleep $249,  Rescue Me Virtual $425 – WeeSleep

giftcard Savour the holiday season. Treat yourself or give the gift of your local restaurants. Enjoy a fine gourmet meal while taking a break from your kitchen.

Gift cards work for everyone, from everyone. Check out the advertisers throughout this book for lots of great gift-giving ideas