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Gift Giving

Gift giving comes in many forms, from the things you buy, time spent together, to doing something special for someone.  It’s all about making others feel special, remembered and appreciated.

Beaches|life Gift Suggestions & Ideas at Local Shops

TOP GIFT IDEAS UNDER $25

  • Bottle of real maple syrup
  • Make a music CD or photo DVD
  • Movie passes
  • Magazine subscription
  • Make your own dog biscuits
  • Chia pet – many variations on this old favourite

My Beaches Entertainment Pass ($20) at Fox Theatre; Poo-Pourri or Box Garden ($9-$17) at Ivory Parade;  12”x24” personalized banner to hang on the front door ($15) at Club Ink, see page 8; 2.5 kilos bag of scented Himalayan bath salts ($12), Essencia body massage oils and floral waters (up to $15) at Hooper’s Pharmacy; Smartwool socks ($20-$25) at Threads Lifestyle; Curious George Jack in the box ($25) at Ivory Parade.

TOP GIFT IDEAS $25-$50

  • “Spa” gift certificates.
  • Assemble a roadside emergency kit (pg. 20)
  • Assemble your “favourite things” (like Oprah) in a gift basket
  • Cozy night-in basket of treats (wine, crackers, chocolates, video)
  • Student membership to the ROM for $50

My Family Beaches Entertainment Pass ($40) at Fox Theatre; Himalayan salt chrystal electric lamps (up to $39) at Hooper’s Pharmacy; Yaktrax for walking on snow & ice ($27) at Threads Lifestyle; dermatology treatment(starting at $49) at Paramedical Skin Care, halogen desk lamps in several colours ($30) at Living Lighting.

TOP GIFT IDEAS $50-$100

  • Membership to the ROM, AGO, local groups
  • A share in a company, www.giveashare.com
  • Vouchers for extreme activities such as caving, snorkeling, paintball, bungee jumping, visit www.trythat.ca

North Face Nuptse down filled mitts ($99) at Threads Lifestyle; hair removal (starting at $99) at Paramedical Skin Care; Safe Door System ($99) at Jamieco.

TOP GIFT IDEAS OVER $100

  • Open a child’s savings account for that favourite niece or nephew
  • Day at a spa
  • Medical aesthetics treatment
  • Cooking class
  • Flowers delivered every month for a year
  • Glamour photo

Mul-T-Lock (starting at $185) at Jamieco; a spa day (starting at $150) at Totto Spa & Salon; small kitchen appliances (starting at $100) at The Maytag Store.

THE GIFT OF CHOICE AT ANY AMOUNT

  • Sometimes the perfect gift is a gift certificate at their favourite shop or restaurant