Put the fun back into giving
Gift giving should not be stressful. It sort of defeats the whole purpose of giving doesn’t it? Getting the perfect gifts for the people we care about should be gratifying, even fun. Of course it’s not always that easy is it? First you have to come up with some brilliant idea (some people are not good at giving hints). Then you have to actually FIND that gift and, because most of us aren’t made of money, we also have to try and find it at the best price. And then there are the crowds. Those noisy, frantic, holiday shopping crowds. It can be a lot. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Before I go any further here I have to confess to you that I am a bit of a Shoppers Drug Mart addict. Being a busy working mom I don’t have a lot of time in my day to shop. Yet I have to shop. Luckily for me there is a Shoppers Drug Mart literally across the street from my office. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that. I can run over on my lunch break and pick up a lot of the things I need to get myself and my family through the week. You know – things like milk, pull ups and chocolate.
So, it’s really no surprise that Shoppers Drug Mart is high on my list of holiday shopping destinations. I find that quite a few of the gifts on my list are available there and, this is important, if I’m stuck for an idea for a certain person I can often find something at Shoppers that didn’t even cross my mind.
My Shopping Challenge
There is always at least one person on my shopping list that’s a challenge. Usually more than one. Thank goodness I love a challenge. So, today I wrote down the three most difficult to buy for people in my gift giving circle :
- My father in law who has everything
- My mother in law – who also has everything
- My brother in law who always stumps me
Would Shoppers Drug Mart have a gift for these hard to buy folks?
The father in law
- Retired, the kind of person who goes out and gets what he wants – not leaving much for us gift givers to pick from.
- Likes to watch a little TV, especially sports and may like to turn up the TV a little louder than everyone likes
These Sony Wireless headphones are the perfect fit! The father in law can watch his football game as loud as he wants and everyone will enjoy a little peace this holiday season. And Sony is a brand that I know and trust.
The mother in law
- Also retired.
- Also likely to go out and just get whatever she needs.
- Refined, classy and always looks her best.
I know my mother in law would LOVE this Quo Master Brush set. This limited edition set includes 10 beautifully crafted Quo cosmetic brushes in this handy and very stylish cosmetic bag. Since I own several Quo cosmetic brushes myself I know how awesome they are and how long they last.
The brother in law
- Doesn’t like useless “stuff”
- Practical and frugal
The Sonicare Diamond Clean Power Toothbrush was actually a surprisingly easy pick. What could be a more perfect gift for that practical person on your list? Especially when his mother is a dental hygienist! This set comes with a charging glass (how cool is that?), a charging travel case, a USB cable and USB wall plug (also very cool).
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Save Time. Save Money. Get Rewarded.
Finding the right gifts are important. We all want to be good gift givers. There’s nothing better than watching someone special open your gift and seeing that look, you know the one, the one that says you nailed it. And somehow that feeling is even more rewarding when you know you got a smoking deal. They think you went overboard but you know that you actually stayed within your budget. It’s win win! And Shoppers Drug Mart always has some cool holiday exclusives at really great prices. And of course if you collect Shoppers Optimum Rewards (and who doesn’t?) it’s even that much more rewarding since you earn points on just about everything you buy!
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. They even have a free gift with purchase on select beauty products, whole quantities last!
To see what is in store at Shoppers this holiday season visit the Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday site.
Be sure to Like the Shoppers Drug Mart Facebook page to win some great prizes in their holiday contest launching on December 2nd!
Who is the hardest person to buy for on your holiday shopping list this year? Is it the same person every year?
Disclaimer: I am part of the Gifts Made Easy campaign and have received compensation as part of that campgain. All opinions on Mommy Outside are 100% my own.