Holiday Season is Almost Here
I can’t believe it’s that time of year again, but it is – time to start shopping for the holidays! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting on the beach building sand castles with my little one and now I’m pulling the boots and parkas out of storage. It’s kind of a bitter sweet time of year. It can be hard to get excited about arctic temperatures and shoveling snow but this also means the holidays are right around the corner and that’s always exciting, especially with a little one in the family.
So now’s the time that I start working on my gift list. I don’t know about you but I absolutely have to have lists to keep organized during the holiday season. Have you ever had a gift inspiration, where you thought of the perfect gift for someone but didn’t write it down? I have. More than once. And it’s so frustrating when you’ve had an amazing idea and then that idea’s just gone. So I’ve learned to write everything down. Now I just have to come up with all of those amazing ideas, and that can be a challenge in itself. There are always those people on my list (on just about everyone’s list I’m sure) that can be a real challenge to shop for.
GIFTS MADE EASY
So where do you turn when you are stuck and need holiday gift inspiration? I usually start by asking others that are close to the people on my list. That is sometimes helpful, but sometimes not. Half the time they don’t know what to buy either or they give ideas that are either out of my budget or just don’t feel like the right thing for me to give. Sometimes I need more help. That’s were the Shoppers Drug Mart GIFTS MADE EASY holiday website comes in. With hundreds of gift ideas and the ability to filter by price, category or even the type of person you are shopping for, Shoppers Drug Mart makes completing your holiday gift list a little easier.Gifts Made Easy
So where do you turn when you are stuck and need holiday gift inspiration? I usually start by asking others that are close to the people on my list. That is sometimes helpful, but sometimes not. Half the time they don’t know what to buy either or they give ideas that are either out of my budget or just don’t feel like the right thing for me to give. Sometimes I need more help. That’s were the Shoppers Drug Mart GIFTS MADE EASY holiday website comes in. With hundreds of gift ideas and the ability to filter by price, category or even the type of person you are shopping for, Shoppers Drug Mart helps completing your holiday gift list a little easier.
Do you have any little ones on your list? I have several kids on my list this year. The Cool Kids and Trendy Tots section on the Shoppers Drug Mart holiday site has some really awesome ideas for the kids on your list.
How sweet is this Olaf plush toy from Disney’s mega hit Frozen? I know more than one Trendy Tot on my list that would absolutely adore him!
If you have any super hero fans on your Cool Kid list this Captain America Super Soldier Stealthfire Shield will be a hit. This cool contraption fits on the kid’s arm and fires rubber darts. My little girl is actually quite super hero obsessed right now and I know she would go crazy for this.
Leapfrog toys have always been a huge hit in our house. Not only are the characters adorable but the toys are interactive and educational. My Pal Scout is sure to be a hit for any Trendy Tot. My daughter had a similar Leapfrog toy when she was a tot and had hours of fun with it. This little guy plays over 40 songs and a bunch of cool activities to teach your little one about colors, counting, words and feelings.
Of course I have more than kids on my holiday shopping list. And I think one of the hardest people to buy for are the men on my list. The gifts for the Modern Man section at Shoppers Drug Mart has me covered there too with awesome ideas like the Gillette ProGlide Holiday Pack.
Chances are you will be attending some holiday gatherings this season too. It’s always nice to show up at a party with a little gift for the host or hostess of the event. Of course Shoppers Drug Mart has your back there too with gifts for The Entertainer like this decadent (and affordable) Carnaby Luxury European Biscuit Collection.
Shoppers Drug Mart has so many ways to make the holidays easier and fun this year. In addition to their online shopping guide you will find tons of great promotions in store. From November 12 all the way to December 25th visit your local store to find exciting sales and promotions as well as some wonderful exclusive holiday gift sets. And of course, as always, earn valuable Shoppers Optimum Points on almost every purchase. And if you’re tight on time, most locations are open late! Want to follow all of the excitement? Join the conversation on Twitter at #giftsmadeeasy.
Of course Shoppers Drug Mart is well known for its huge selection of brand name beauty products. Watch out for some unique Gift Guides starting with “Give Beauty, beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart” available now and “Get Set for the Happiest Holiday!” on November 15th. There will be 3 more gift guides/beauty books out in late November and December.
Join the GIFTS MADE EASY fun and win!
This year Shoppers Drug Mart is giving you a couple of exciting ways to join in the fun and win some amazing items. The Unwrap to Win Contest will run from December 1st to the 24th on the Shoppers Drug Mart website. Every single day they will be giving away 15 great prizes (that’s 360 prizes total). The prizes include beauty, fragrances, skin care sets, toys, electronics and gift cards!
The #SDMHolidays Retweet to Win contest will run on Twitter until November 21st. Join in the conversation and you could win 1 of 10 $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift cards.
Great locations, convenient hours, huge selection of gifts, awesome rewards – just some of the reasons that Shoppers Drug Mart really does mean GIFTS MADE EASY. Sweet treats, pretty scents, gadgets or stocking stuffers – you will find something for just about everyone on your list this holiday season. And of course you’re bound to find a little something special for yourself too!
I want to know – are you a holiday list maker like me or do you prefer to head out and look for inspiration while you’re in stores or shopping online?
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.