Purdy’s Chocolatier offers perfect gifts this Holiday Season, boasts #1 Chocolatier in Canada


DSC_9747Cruising around Square One Mall looking for the perfect gift, I stumbled upon Purdy’s Chocolatier. I was intrigued by their chocolate fountain placed in front of the store, so I approached and to my surprise found an abundance of chocolate of different kinds. The variety of chocolate that could be found in one store is just breath taking. They have a menu that lists all the chocolates in case you have questions.


DSC_9746The feature that really struck me the most about the store was their ready made gifts composed of different combinations of chocolates. For someone like me who doesn’t know how to wrap gifts, it is really a blessing. There are so many different combinations of chocolates in different styles of gift wrapping, the possibilities are endless.


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If you are looking for a gift or simply just craving for the best chocolate, Purdy’s Chocolatier is perfect for you. It was no surprise that Canadian living website ranked Purdy’s Chocolate #1 among the best of the best in Canada.

12 Gifts of Christmas: for her!


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It’s the season to be jolly! fa la la la la la la la.

Still thinking of a great gift for her? girlfriend, sister, niece, mom, aunt…  Making a girl happy is not that hard, you just need to know what kind of things she’s in to . It could be from a simple do it yourself to extravagant presents, it really depends on your budget.

Christmas is all about giving and expressing gratitude to the people you care about. It’s the thought that counts, I’m sure she will appreciate it.

Here is a list of the Christmas gift ideas that you could consider giving to her.

12. Stuffed toys

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Stuffed animals are a classic gift idea.

11. cute notebooks

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I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I see cute notebooks I buy them and never use it. It’s just so cute that I just collect them. Other girls can use it as diary or notebook for list of things to do. It comes with different sizes and designs.

10. Scarves

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In the harsh winter, scarves are a necessity. It comes in different colours and styles. The picture above is from Urban Outfitters with a price range of $15 to $25.

9. Cute cellphone cases

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Phones can be very fragile, it’s better to protect it. There are a variety of fancy cellphone cases that are offered in the market. Some of them have gems, leather cover, cute cartoon character and many more.

This picture is from Amazon with a price range of $10 to $20.

8. Fancy Accessories

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Ladies love to wear accessories. It could be a necklace, bracelet or earrings. Wearing accessories with a nice dress would gives a touch of elegance. This item is from Aldo Accessories with a price range for bracelets of $10 to $20.

7. Floral hats

This hat would be a perfect gift for her if she likes to spend her time outdoors.

6. Jewelry box

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Jewelry box is definitely a must have for ladies. This will help them get organized and also a definitive place to put away your accessories.

This item is from Sears and costs $47.99.

5. Cosmetics

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Ladies never leaves the house without putting some make-up on.

This make up kit is from mac cosmetics with a price of $59.50

4. Dress

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Girls love it when the guy are trying to dress them up. Surprising them with a cocktail dress for their formal date on the roof top with a very romantic view is a plus.

This Dress is from Sears with a price of $49.99

3. Bags

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No explanations needed.

This Bag is from ALDO with a price of $60.

2. Shoes

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Girls conquer the world with shoes. Rubber shoes, high heels, sandals whichever is her best interest.

From Converse with a price range of $50 to $110

1. Jewelry

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If you really want to go out with a bang, then this is the way to go. If you’re panning on pampering your girl then this Diamond pendant is for her.

This Diamond Heart Pendant in Pink Silver is from Sears with a price of $ 164.95.

12 GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th DAY


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This is the last day of a 3 day series. If you haven’t seen the first 2 pages please click on the arrow.

Its gift giving season again and thinking of a great gift idea has its fair share of challenges. There’s a lot of factors that goes into choosing the perfect gift or any gift for that matter, especially when you’re tight on budget. It’s not easy getting everyone what they want on Christmas and its unlikely that you will. You’re just going to have to let the saying, “It’s the thought that counts”, back you up on this one. This is a 3 day series that will feature 12 inexpensive Gift Ideas for both Men and Women. Last day!

on the 4th day of Christmas…

Wrist watches has been around longer than phones and even though smart phones nowadays could also tell time, Wrist watches are still very fashionable. It’s always been part of our Outfit of the day or,  “OOTD”.

These wrist watches would cost you about $40 ~$50 USD.

source: www.overstock.com

 


 

on the 3rd day of Christmas…

Face shavers is a necessity for a guy and I’m sure that you ladies out there knows this very well. It is the everyday struggle of making ourselves look attractive. This is a bit pricey compared to the previous gifts but this one has its wow factor with it.

This Shaver would cost you from $60 ~ $70 USD.

source: www.usa.philips.com


 

on the 2nd day of Christmas…

Backpacks are used everyday wherever we go, this is a great gift idea because people tend to use that same backpack everyday for years and having an extra backpack would definitely be a great idea.

This Backpack would cost you about $30 USD.


 

 

on the 1st day of Christmas…

DIY gifts made it to the 1st day of Christmas because anything you do yourself has much more of a “uhhhh” to it. It really touches your heart when someone took the time and effort to make something special for you. This would be the best gift for Christmas .

This wouldn’t cost you as much as the other gift ideas but it has the greatest impact.

 

12 GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th DAY


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 This is the second day of a 3 day series. If you haven’t seen the first page please click on the arrow.

Its gift giving season again and thinking of a great gift idea has its fair share of challenges. There’s a lot of factors that goes into choosing the perfect gift or any gift for that matter, especially when you’re tight on budget. It’s not easy getting everyone what they want on Christmas and its unlikely that you will. You’re just going to have to let the saying, “It’s the thought that counts”, back you up on this one. This is a 3 day series that will feature 12 inexpensive Gift Ideas for both Men and Women. 

on the 8th day of Christmas…

Anything personalized gives an item its uniqueness. This personalized mug is a great gift idea because of its value and its also very thoughtful.

This personalized mug would  cost you a little under $10 USD.

source : www.vistaprint.ca


on the 7th day of Christmas…

“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.”  – Patrick Süskind

Scented Candles are known to have curing powers like relieving migraines. It is also used for aromatherapy.

Scented Candles would cost you about $16 ~ $20 USD

Source: www.thebodyshop.ca


on the 6th day of Christmas…

Books make the best gifts. There’s just so many books to choose from and there’s always something for everyone. This is a perfect gift for someone who reads a lot and appreciates good reads.

Books would cost around $20 ~ $30 USD

Source: www.chapters.indigo.ca


on the 5th day of Christmas…

Earphones or Headphones makes it on the 6th day of Christmas. Everyone listens to music and this gift would make you the saviour of Christmas future. Anyhow it is very inexpensive and I’m sure anyone would appreciate this gift.

This would cost you around $25 USD

Source: ca.skullcandy.com


Click next to see 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th day

Top 10 reasons to love the Holidays


Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted. Read more at brainyquote

Since the holidays is just around the corner, I decided to list the top 10 things I love about the Holidays. Its my favourite time of the year. It brings people closer together and it promotes sacrificing something for the joy of others. Its an overall a feel good experience.

These are my personal favourite. Let me know what you think.

#1. Gifts

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Its not a surprise that Gifts is at the top of the list. Who doesn’t like receiving gifts?. I know I do. It just brings me joy, not because of the gift itself, but really just grateful to the person. For me, the thought that goes into it is the most important thing. I personally don’t care about how much the person spent on it, Unless its really really expensive. Its the thought that counts people.

#2. Food

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YES, FOOD! Its second to my list. Its the ultimate cheat month. Since Christmas is my family’s most celebrated event of the year. The amount of food is insane. The varieties of food is amazing and its always different every year. For us living north of the border, we have boxing day after Christmas. The morning of boxing day when you wake up, is the best feeling, “left over food never tasted better “. That’s why most people pack lbs. during this season.

#3. Shopping 

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Shopping! Shopping! and more Shopping! Its the time where people grind it out at work. Getting over time hours to cope with their spending. We spend more in a week, compared to what we’ve spent in a year total. I think for some people, it’s their way of rewarding themselves.

#4. Christmas parties

10743693_10152807826212170_139265220_nChristmas Parties! For my family and friends, its been our tradition to have a Christmas party every year. Its a time where we get together and have dinner. We also do secret santas every year. It makes things a lot more interesting and also you save a lot of money that way since you don’t have to get every single one of them a gift.

#5. Relatives away from home

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Most of us have relatives away from home. Our grandmother visited us last year from California. It was really nice to see her again after a long time. Its been a while since I’ve last seen her. There’s just no better feeling than spending time with your loved ones. It brings us closer together. Its also a great time to catch up and share stories with them.

#6. Time off from work

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YES it is! A couple of days off work is enough to be part of the top 10. It doesn’t need any explanation. More quality time with family and friends for sure.

#7. Christmas Jingles

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If you’re living in Toronto, tune in to 98.1. They play Christmas music all day throughout the season. It instantly puts you in the mood for the holidays.

#8. Holiday Ambiance 

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I don’t know what it is about this season. It just puts you in a good mood. It could be the atmosphere, or the air we breathe. Its the feeling overall for me.

#9. Snow Snow Snow

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We associate snow with a lot of activities. Tobogganing is my favourite.  Going down the hill with my makeshift sled made of boxes is the best. You just have to put on more layers to actually enjoy playing outside in the snow.

#10. Midnight Mass 

Catholic Christians has a unique way of celebrating Christmas. We attend a series of Church masses every night from the 16th of December to Christmas eve. Most of us believe that if you attend all of it, your wish would come true.  It is also meant to show devotion to God and heightened anticipation for Christ’s birth. Its a tradition.