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Your Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Giving a Gift of Thought, Personality and Lasting Warmth – Shop Locally

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.


  • Eyeglass cleaner kits $5-$10 – Envy Eyewear Boutique
  • Local handmade charm necklaces and mini-purses $10-$20 – Girls Are
  • Life_D16-15Lava lamps from $23.99 – Living Lighting
  • Custom photo gifts: mugs, calendars, ornaments and more from $15 – Still Images
  • Organic chocolate and candy in a customized jar $15-$20; Locally made jams, preserves and goodies- $5-$15 – Urban Bulk
  • Stocking stuffer beauty masks from Andalou Natural Skin Care; an assortment of stylish essential oil diffusers  from $23.49; air purifying Himalayan salt lamps from $24.99 – Hooper’s Pharmacy
  • Beach car stickers $8 or 3 for $20 – Beaches Living


  • Collectable Kitty Designed scented candle cups and handmade plush sport themed pillows $25-$45 – Girls Are
  • Add a glossing service, for beautiful shiny hair $30 – Parlour Salon East
  • Salt crystal lamps from 39.99 – Living Lighting
  • Movie passes or combo



  • La Loop Eyeglass Holder from $50 – Envy Eyewear Boutique
  • Ombre, heathered camo and lace up leggings by Terez. $55-$60 – Girls Are
  • Swarovski Crystaldust cuff-in golden crystal $79; Thomas Sabo men’s bracelets from $98– L.E. Jewellers
  • Tulio dream lights $50 – Living Lighting
  • Custom gift basket for that special foodie from $50 – Urban Bulk Emporium
  • Buy a $50 gift card in store and get a extra $10 bonus card – Boston Pizza Lakeshore & Leslie
  • With purchase of $50 or more gift card, receive a coupon book value at $175 –Swiss Chalet

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  • Start a school fund for your child or grandchild – Jay Tenorio-RBC Financial 
  • Gifts that last a lifetime: Laser hair removal, purchase a package of 3 treatments, get 4th one free; micro-dermabrasion facial treatment with a boost of Collagen; Venus freeze body or face treatment, purchase a package of 6 treatments, get 2 free – Hair Dynamix
  • • $240 gift card for only $199 – Salon Fortelli & Spa
  • Designer sunglasses from $90 – Envy Eyewear Boutique

 More Gift Ideas: Give the Gift of Experience

Gift cards work for everyone, from everyone. Check out your local businesses for lots of great gift-giving ideas.

Give the gift of Fashion & Beauty:



  • Gerrard Square;
  • Girls Are;
  • Hair Dynamix;
  • Janet’s Custom Sewing;
  • L.E. Jewellers;
  • Parlour Salon;
  • Salon Fortelli


 Give the gift of Tasty Treats:


  • Boston Pizza;
  • Casa di Giorgio;
  • Jawny Bakers;
  • Swiss Chalet;
  • Urban Bulk Emporium


Give the gift of Health and Fitness:


  • Dentistry in the Beach;
  • Envy Eyewear Boutique;
  • Hooper’s Pharmacy; Zara’s Pharmacy



Give the gift of Home Décor & Improvement:


  • Alf’s Antiques;
  • Area Rugs;
  • BDD Garden & Floral; Kevin Karst Design Inc.; Living Lighting;
  • The Maids;
  • Still Images;
  • Toronto Roofing;
  • Your Home Design