In our family, the first of December always marks the official kick-off to the holiday season. It’s our cue to get the tree up, put the carols on, and embrace the festive spirit. The start of December also means that the holiday shopping countdown is officially on!
I love choosing special gifts for each person on my list, and Willow Park Village has everything I need to make Christmas shopping easy and enjoyable—no stress needed. I’ve gathered my five favourite stops throughout the Village to help you out this season, whether you’re checking off that final gift on your list or just getting started.
- The Compleat Cook
The holidays are the perfect time to entertain and whip up your family’s favourite recipes. The Compleat Cook is my favourite destination to find gifts for beginner and expert cooking enthusiasts! Looking for a cast iron pan for dad? Or perhaps a set of festive tea towels for the dinner-party host? The Compleat Cook has you covered with a wide range of dinnerware, gadgets, cookware, and bakeware at every price point.
Do you have a beauty-lover on your list, or someone who could use a little pampering? Treat them to The Skoah Holiday Facial, available until December 24. The luxurious, muscle-melting, 45-minute treatment is $90 and incorporates Skoah’s limited-edition holiday recovery mask and serum. Plus, you’ll receive a complimentary Squeaky and Smooth set with purchases over $150, featuring the deluxe size of Skoah’s holiday hand wash and hand lotion. Stocking stuffer, check!
- Fashion Addition 14+
Great style comes in all sizes, and Fashion Addition 14+ is my go-to for fashionable plus-size clothing for all styles and occasions. I absolutely love their selection of P.J. Salvage pajamas, made with luxurious fabrics and unique prints. Whether you’re looking for a festive gift for a loved one or a cozy treat for yourself, Fashion Addition 14+ is the ideal stop for every fashionista. If you can’t quite make up your mind, grab a gift card and let them do the shopping.
- Pet Planet
Don’t forget your four-legged family members! Make a stop at Pet Planet while you’re in the Village to stock up on holiday goodies for your favourite furry friend! Your pet will be happy to get in on the action on Christmas morning, whether it’s a new squeaky toy, festive winter outfit, or a delicious treat.
- The UPS Store
You’ll need a way to ensure gifts are delivered to loved ones who live afar. The UPS Store has everything you need to safely pack and ship your parcels—and make sure they arrive on-time. While you’re there, you can also print off your holiday party invites or cards with their speedy printing services.
With all your holiday shopping complete, it’s time to put your feet up, enjoy a cup of eggnog, and spend time with family and friends. Wishing you a happy holidays!