Archive for December, 2010

Christmas Shopping in Our Jammies

Posted in Real Estate with tags , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by lindacunliffe

Christmas gift suggestions:  To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.  To a friend, your heart.  To a customer, service. To all, charity.  To every child, a good example.  To yourself, respect.  ~ Oren Arnold

 

I don’t know about you, but when December 1st rolls around, I think, OMG – it’s time to Christmas shop. And yes – there are many of you out there that are done shopping, all your presents are wrapped and nestled under your already-decorated tree, and you probably have your Christmas baking done, too. But just in case you are like me and tend to leave your shopping to the last minute – I would like to offer you some shopping suggestions with the hope that you can get through the shopping frenzy with as little stress as possible.

Seems that many are relying on the internet to shop this year. I even think I’m going to give it a whirl this year – and although I may still go mall shopping to actually purchase my gifts (I still like to touch and feel), I am going to look for what I’m looking for online BEFORE I hit the malls. It’s a great way to comparison shop, to find the stores or services that carry what you want, and to save time, energy and gas while you are in the planning stage. And the biggest perk? We can do our online searches or shopping in the comfort of our homes – at any time of the day or night – and we can do it in our pyjamas….

So consider this MY not-nearly-as-elaborate answer to Oprah`s Favourite Things.

Fraser Valley Pulse: www.fraservalleypulse.com
These gals have everything from unique gift ideas to fun family Christmas activities. The Fraser Valley Pulse is the “Fraser Valley Lifestyle Guide“ – they showcase the best places to “eat, shop and play in your local neighbourhoods.“ I recommend you check out this site.

Jewellery & Candles

One of the greatest benefits of my job as a Realtor is meeting new friends, and these new friends have products and services that I love to share with others. I had the pleasure of meeting Susan Brand this past September at the Campbell Valley Country Days. She is a delightful, spirited entreprenuer who runs two businesses – Silpada Jewelry and Scentsy Candles. For some unique gift ideas, visit her sites, or contact her direct at 604-538-7772:

Silpada: www.mysilpada.ca/susan.brand

Bonnie Kelly and Teresa Walsh, Silpada Designs’ Co-founders, work with designers and artisans from all over the world to create Silpada Designs’ handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewellery. Silpada Designs celebrates only the highest standard in quality, style and craftsmanship. Their newest Catalogue includes more than 450 bold, unique and highly detailed jewellery creations and accessories.

Scentsy Candles: www.susansky.scentsy.ca

A wickless candle, called a Scentsy Bar or a Scentsy Brick, is a highly fragrant wax bar that is warmed to release fragrance into the air. Because the wax is gently warmed rather than burned, it can hold more fragrance oil than a traditional candle. And, because there is no flame, there is no smoke, soot, or lead. Scentsy wickless candles are a safer alternative to traditional candles. With no flame, soot, smoke, or lead, the Scentsy system is a safe way to enjoy more than 80 delightful Scentsy fragrances.

Online Shopping for Cool Kid`s Stuff

A bit of nepatism here – my daughter has successfully run two online shopping stores for several years, and her love of shopping for hard-to-find kids items is a great place to shop for the little ones in your life. If you are looking for kids toys, games, collectibles, unique Disney & Star Wars christmas decorations, check out these two online stores for great selection and great service – still time to order for delivery before Christmas:

http://www.amazon.com/shops/nutsaboutdaisy

http://shop.ebay.ca/spiritlifebeyond1/m.html

Your Feedback and Suggestions are Welcome

Perhaps you know of an online shopping or Christmas idea site that you would like to share with others? Please let us know in the comments section.

Happy Shopping – and may you all be Blessed with a safe and wonderful Christmas!!