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Holiday Gift Guide 2016
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    2016 Holiday Gift Guide Find everything you need LOCALLY to wrap up your Christmas shopping list! Great gift suggestions and helpful hints to find that perfect present } Special supplement to The Enterprise Bulletin www.theenterprisebulletin.com

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    AD{TS4912398} AD{TS4916111} AD{TS4926719} Top holiday gifts to pamper your pet T his year, don't forget about the furry family members on the list — the ones who have been by our side all year long, keeping us company and loving us unconditionally. Check out these purr-fect gifts for your fourlegged best friend: For the Furry Feasters The holidays are a time to feast on your favourite dishes and desserts. Whether it's a comfort holiday dinner or a sweet treat tucked away in a stocking, food is definitely a way to our hearts. From the fun and festive to conveniently healthy, sneak in a sweet treat your pet will love. Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Dog Food lets your pet enjoy their own holiday dinner in turkey, beef or chicken made with freeze-dried premium protein and dehydrated whole fruits and vegetables. Packed with nutrition and taste, it's like a festive meal in a bowl for your furry best friend. Only Natural Pet Feline PowerFood and PowerPate give cats the protein-packed, grainfree nutrition they crave and need to thrive. Delicious stews of rabbit, turkey, chicken or fish with wholesome vegetables keep cats running back to their bowl for more. For the Furball Fashionista Gift something stylish that'll have all of your guests talking. From ageless plaid to festive Fair Isle, your furball fashionista will be the best dressed of the party! Martha Stewart Pets offers the trendiest prints in adorable fits for your pets. Buffalo Checker Acorn Coat is perfect to dress your dog for winter. This coat features adjustable Velcro straps for comfort and easy application and removal, and comes in a trendy checkered design with a fur collar. Plaid Tie Collar is perfect for the pet that prefers to bare it all and wants the fashion without the fuss. The adjustable collar features a shirt and tie in a festive and sophisticated style. North Fetch puffer coat — this season's must-have for outerwear. Available as either a full coat or vest, it features a water-resistant and durable quilted shell that protects your pup from the elements and a soft fleece lining with faux-down insulation for comfort and warmth. Article Supplied by News Canada. Fresh FREE RANGE TURKEYS RESERVE NOW December 14th PICTURES & CANVAS ART December 13 th CHRISTMAS DECOR 20 % OFF December 19 th CHILDREN'S GIFTWARE December 20 th BATH SETS PERFUMES COLOGNE December 15th CANDLES December 21 st FASHION SCARVES & SHAWLS December 16th LUG BAGS Pre-Christmas Sale Dec 1 st to 4 th December 22 nd JEWELRY December 17th GOURMET VILLAGE DIPS & SPREADS December 23 rd HATS, MITTS, SCARVES IF YOU DONT SEE IT HERE… JUST ASK. WE’LL FIND IT OR MAKE IT! December 18th PILLOWS AND THROWS 171 Mill Street, Creemore 705.466.2311 December 24th DRAW & SAVE UP TO 50% off your total purchase of regular priced items

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    AD{TS4926779} AD{TS4914711} Eco-friendly gift ideas for ‘green' giving G iving eco-friendly gifts is now easier than ever before. As more and more people are conscious of reducing their impact on the planet, the demand for environmentally conscious products and services has grown. Choosing earth-friendly gifts is not only generous, but gift-givers also can rest assured they’re doing their part to safeguard natural resources for future generations. The following are some gift ideas for the eco-conscious people on your holiday shopping list. Locally made products Locally made products make great holiday gifts. Such gifts are not produced halfway around the world, meaning they don’t contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming like products that need to be flown or driven across the globe. Craft fairs and artisan shops are good sources for locally made gifts, which also are a great way to support businesses in your community. Gifts of service A massage or music or tutoring sessions are examples of gifts of service. These gifts do not require much use of natural resources, and recipients find their personal nature very thoughtful. Gifts of service also can include tasks you do yourself for the gift recipient, rather than paying another person to handle. For example, teach a senior member of your family how to navigate their new smartphone or agree to help them shop for groceries. Recycled goods When many people think of recycling, they tend to picture piles of discarded plastic bottles, glass jars and aluminum cans. While the end product of many of these recycled pieces is new cans, bottles and jars, recycled materials also can be turned into new and unique pieces. Trivets and spoon rests made from recycled and melted wine bottles make for clever and attractive gifts. Recycled fire extinguishers have been turned into vases, and you can even find bike parts that have been used to make wind chimes and belts if you know where to shop. Natural gifts Natural gifts are among the most environmentally friendly ones you can give. Foodies may appreciate an herb-growing kit that enables them to experiment with freshly picked basil or thyme in the kitchen, while tree-growing kits and flower seed packets are nice stocking stuffers for budding gardeners. Offer to purchase a living Christmas tree for a relative, so that he or she can plant the evergreen after the holidays have come and gone. Antiques New, shiny gifts are not the only ones that have appeal. Gifting a sentimental piece of family history is an earth-friendly way to share the holidays. Pass down a cherished piece of jewelry or, if you do not have anything in your own collection, browse antique shops for items that have interesting histories. The holiday season is often a time of excess, but giving doesn’t have to be detrimental to the environment. Givers can seek out earth-friendly gifts and share even more this time of year. Article Supplied by METRO Editorial. H Discover LIDAY Magic We offer ourcustomers: Complimentary Regional Furniture Delivery &Setup! CREEMORE SANTA CLAUS PARADE ALONG MILL STREET SATURDAY DEC. 3RD STARTING AT 1:30PM Home Store TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY FRIDAY DEC. 2ND AT DUSK THE STATION ON THE GREEN TAKE TIME TO EXPLORE THE VILLAGE OF CREEMORE. SHOP OUR INDEPENDENT RETAILERS AND TASTE GASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS. NEW CHRISTMAS MARKET - 2 DAYS THE STATION ON THE GREEN www.clerksons.com SATURDAY DEC. 3RD 9AM TO 1PM SUNDAY DEC. 4TH 10AM TO 2PM ENJOY A VIBRANT, COLOURFUL & TASTY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE 85 Hurontario Street, Collingwood. Tel. (705) 445-1988 “A Collingwood Tradition Since 1977!”

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    AD{TS4916293} AD{TS4916223} AD{TS4928091} AD{TS4916073} Gift exchange dos and don'ts C hanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are right around the corner. That means neighborhoods, buildings and stores will soon be awash in holiday splendor. Social schedules will be full, and men and women everywhere will shuffle to complete their holiday shopping. Grab bags are a staple of this season of giving, and the following are a few dos and don’ts to ensure participation in gift exchanges is fun and friendly for all involved. DO set a gift amount limit. Holiday grab bags are more about having fun and exchanging a little something with friends and family members than walking away with amazing prizes. Establish a spending limit so everyone receives a gift of roughly the same value and no one feels slighted or left out. DON’T exceed the spending limit. It can be tempting to spend more to make your gift appear more impressive. But overspending defeats the purpose of the gift exchange. Grab bags typically are anonymous, so being overly generous will not win you any style points. DO make it a game. Tossing gifts in a bag only to have others reach in and grab one WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY INCLUDING CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY, NEW YEAR’S DAY (all day holiday dinner buffet) GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE BOOK YOUR RESERVATION TODAY TAKE-OUT & DELIVERY ALSO AVAILABLE CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION WITH US! • GLuten-Free Menu • No MSG • No Cross-Contamination • Peanut-Free • Healthy Selections • Kid-Friendly Menu Private Rooms Available PERFECT FOR GROUP CELEBRATIONS! Co-workers, family, friends, whoever you bring, Crystal Buffet has something for everyone. 2 MOUNTAIN ROAD, COLLINGWOOD BESIDE STAPLES AND GALAXY CINEMA 705-446-2888 www.crystalbuffet.ca DAILY BUFFET HOURS: LUNCH: 11:00AM - 3:30PM • DINNER: 4:00PM - 9:30/10:00PM is certainly effective. But the concept can be even more fun if you make a game out of it. Try passing wrapped gifts around in a circle to a holiday song. When the music stops, the gift you are holding is the one you open. Experiment with your own variations to make gift exchanges more fun. DON’T let anyone see the gift you bring. The idea is to keep things as secretive as possible so as not to sway the selection of presents. DO ensure your gift is unisex. Unless you know specifically that only men or women will be opening the presents, select items that will appeal to both genders. Food, gift cards, music, or home staples make great grab bag gifts. DON’T forget to consider ages as well. Gift exchanges may include both children and adults, so include gifts that appeal to all ages when necessary. When the exchange has ended, allow participants to swap gifts if they want to. DO expect some grab bag gifts to be gag gifts. Such gifts are entertaining and may make up the majority of the grab bag gifts. Keep your sense of humor and you’re likely to enjoy grab bags a lot more. DON’T regift items to use as grab bag picks. Should the person who gave you the gift participate in the grab bag, he or she can trace that gift back to you and may be offended. DO make sure everyone is aware that there will be a grab bag gift exchange, as there needs to be an equal number of gifts to participants so everyone gets a treat. Hosts may want to have a few extra wrapped gifts around just in case someone forgets to bring their contribution. Gift exchanges in the form of grab bags, auctions, swaps, and other games make for fun additions to holiday festivities. They also can be a part of any family or friends gathering to add excitement and entertainment to the occasion. Article Supplied by METRO Editorial. Troy Scott Owner and friendly neighbour troy.scott@sobeys.com 187 Mill St. Creemore, ON L0M 1G0 (T) 705-466-3305 (F) 705-466-2962 Looking for one-of-a-kind gift ideas? Your centre for locally crafted home décor accessories, upcycled furnishings and unique gift ideas in Clarksburg! the boutique 183 Marsh Street, Clarksburg www.theshabbyshackboutique.com fusion mineral paints miss mustard seed milk paint european antiques UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS TO GIVE (OR MAKE) heirloom142.com 142 Mill St, Creemore Ontario 705 520 0142

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    AD{TS4926187} Make a child's first holiday special A baby's life is filled with milestones. First smiles, first steps and first words are just a few of the moments parents will treasure. A baby's first holiday season is another special time to cherish. Shoppers seeking gifts to make a baby's first holiday special have many clever, cute and functional items to choose from. Several of these gifts can become keepsakes to be tucked into memory boxes for growing kids to look at later in life. • Christmas pajamas: What better way to await for the arrival of Christmas than in a pair of snuggly pajamas? Send pajamas ahead of Christmas Day so that new parents will have plenty of adorable photo opportunities as their baby boy or girl tears open the gifts. Stores stock several different fun and festive prints, or look into pajamas that can be personalized. • Photo print package: Photography packages can involve the entire expanding family and will catalog special moments in time. Purchase studio or on-location time with a private photographer, or use one of the popular photography chains found in malls and department stores. • Personalized framed print: Commemorate the first holiday season with your child by getting a print made with his or her name and age. Leave a space on the print so that the child's parents can customize it even further with their son or daughter's footprints. Include a matted frame and child-safe ink or paint to complete the gift. • Keepsake ornament: Some families embrace the tradition of adding a new ornament to their Christmas trees each year. Purchase an ornament for the new baby with the year so he or she can join in the tradition. • Crochet or knit blanket: Crafty individuals can make a blanket that the newest addition to the family can enjoy during the chilly days of winter. These blankets often become treasured keepsakes that may be passed down throughout the family or kept tucked away for kids so they can give them to their own children once they start their own families. • Rocking horse: Babies don't wait long before they start to run around and climb. A classic rocking horse makes for a fun baby gift, and rocking horses come in many different styles. If you are the family carpenter, you can even purchase some unfinished wood from a craft store and then make this into a homemade gift your favorite little guy or gal will always cherish. • Piggy bank: Foster good saving habits by gifting a personalized piggy bank. Get kids off on the right foot by depositing a few dollars into the bank before giving the gift. A new baby brings many changes and fun experiences. Gift-givers can make a baby's first holiday season one filled with joy and whimsy with creative gift ideas. Article Supplied by METRO Editorial.

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    AD{TS4887092} AD{TS4927311} AD{TS4922185} AD{TS4892108} AD{TS4887227} AD{TS4927012} Hanging stockings with care M antles adorned with garland and other holiday trinkets make fireplaces come alive for Christmas. That magic is only enhanced by hanging Christmas stockings, which are just waiting to be filled with goodies for good FILL YOUR STOCKINGS WITH... girls and boys. Those without a fireplace often hang stockings from windowsills and stairway banisters. No written record exists to explain the origin of hanging stockings on fireplace mantles. Despite this, many people link the tradition to a tale about St. Nicholas. As Show this ad for 10% off purchase over $40. Valid until Dec 17th, 2016 clothing gifts accessories 64 Hurontario St, Collingwood that story goes, St. Nicholas was traveling through a village when he overheard the plight of three women. They were poor, and their father could not afford an ample dowry to marry them off. Rather than have them end up spinsters, St. Nicholas secretly tossed bags of coins through a window (or down the chimney, depending on which version of the story you read or hear), and they were captured in the girls’ stockings hanging to dry by the fire. The family was overjoyed to have received such riches. Soon news traveled about the mysterious money in stockings, and other children left out stockings for St. Nicholas to capture their own gifts. The tradition has transformed over the years, and now many children hang stockings by the chimney with the expectation that the stockings will be filled with gifts from Santa. Traditions once suggested that only gifts from Santa were left in stockings, while gifts placed beneath the tree were from family, but that has since changed. Stockings are now meant to hold small gifts while larger items are placed under the tree. Stockings should be hung away from the flames of the fire as a safety precaution. Some children even like to hang individual stockings on their bedposts instead of on a fireplace mantle. Article Supplied by METRO Editorial. LOTS OF GREAT GIFT IDEAS FROM BRAND NAMES YOU KNOW LEGGINGS Jewellery • Sunglasses Bedding • Bamboo Pillows • Candles Great Winter Wear and Accessories MENTION THIS AD AND GET 10% OFF We offer a great variety of entertaining trays Deli meats, cheeses, sandwiches, desserts, veggies, fruit and sushi Huge selection of fresh holiday greenery and local Fir tree’s. OPEN 24 hrs Closed Christmas & New Years day until Midnight. ON-26 THORNBURY 519.599.3000 GIVE THE GIFT OF WALKING COMFORT 115 Hurontario St., Rear of the Arlington Building Downtown Collingwood • 705-445-8484 brutech.com 705-445-0680 COLLINGWOOD behind the galaxy theatre NOTTAWA HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT December 3 rd , 2016 9am-5pm Over 30 local vendors! Free Admission! Clothing • Jewellery • Household Goods Handcrafted Art, Crafts and Decorations Pet Products • Furniture • Beauty Products Baked Goods and much more!!! Love Leggings Dancing Frog Studios Deezine Paperlicious Norwex Soap Nuts Art by Marion Foubert Thirty-One Wilderness Soap Co. Pampered Chef Steeped Tea Taylor Made Designs Tealtree Glass Knit by Margarida Periwinkle Blue Epicure Avon Barefoot Books Kate Ward Designs Georgian Bay RR Pet Products Watkins Scentsy JR Custom Designs Jump 4 Jewels And more!!

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    AD{TS4873686} AD{TS4880227} Tips to prolong the life of your Christmas tree C hristmas trees are symbols of the holiday season and the spirit of giving that the season champions. Choosing and decorating a Christmas tree is a tradition for many families, and depending on the trees they choose, families may have some work to do to keep their trees glowing all season long. Artificial Christmas trees require little, if any, maintenance. But live Christmas trees, which some people feel are more authentic and welcoming than their artificial counterparts, require daily maintenance. In addition to supplying the tree with water at least once per day, live Christmas tree owners can take these steps to prolong the life of their trees. • Protect the tree on the way home. Your tree might be vulnerable to damage as you transport it from the farm to your living room. Unwrapped trees placed atop vehicles can be dried out by the wind. Prevent wind damage by wrapping the tree if you plan to place it atop your vehicle. If possible, lay the tree in the bed of a pickup truck and close the cover over the bed. If you don't have access to a pickup truck but can use a minivan or SUV to transport your tree, see if the tree fits inside your vehicle. If it doesn't, wrap it tightly in a blanket or another form of cover, making sure the cover won't blow off in the wind when you hit the open road. • Have the tree cut before you take it off the lot. If you typically purchase your tree from a florist or tree lot instead of a tree farm, then remember to ask the seller to recut the stem of the tree before you take it home. Tree farm trees are freshly cut, but trees sold away from the farm might have been chopped down weeks before they are ultimately sold. During the interval between being cut down and sold, trees' vascular systems can clog and prevent the tree from getting the water it needs to survive the season. A fresh cut of the stem unclogs the system and ensures the tree will be able to consume water. • Avoid placing the tree near heaters or drafty windows. Many people know that placing a live tree near a potentially hot heating vent poses a fire hazard. But doing so also can dry out the tree, decreasing the chances it will make it through the season. Placing the tree near drafty windows also can dry out the tree, so try to find a spot in your home with a consistent temperature. • Water the tree often. Christmas trees need lots of water to make it through the season. You may notice the water in the tree stand disappears quickly when you first bring the tree home. That's because freshly cut trees will consume more water than trees that were cut several weeks ago. As the season goes on and the tree's vascular system begins to clog, you might not need to water the tree as much as you did when you first brought it home. But check the tree's water stand twice per day when you first bring it home, refilling the stand with water whenever necessary. A few tricks of the trade can help holiday celebrants maintain lush, aweinspiring Christmas trees throughout the holiday season. Article Supplied by METRO Editorial.

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    AD{TS4882611} AD{TS4919605} AD{TS4916700} AD{TS4883272} Visit Santa without all the tears T he holiday season means it’s time once again for parents to take their youngsters to visit Santa Claus. Pictures with little boys and girls lining up in their dress clothes with Santa are a holiday tradition, and youngsters are often anxious for their chances to share their Christmas gift wishes with the jolly man in red. But as integral as such photo sessions are to the holiday season, parents know they are one crying fit or meltdown away from having this tradition turn into trouble. After waiting in long lines to see Santa, it’s understandable when everyone’s patience starts to wear thin. The combination of antsy children and aggravated adults could set off a chain reaction that culminates in tear-stained cheeks and a sullied holiday memory. Pictures with Santa can go much more smoothly when you employ the following tips. • Prep children. While kids may love the idea of Santa, youngsters face to face with a man in a red suit and a big, white beard may be nervous. Begin talking up Santa a few months before Christmas, mentioning how nice and friendly he is. Gauge how kids act around costumed performers at fairs, circuses and birthday parties and help them grow accustomed to people in costumes. If costumes elicit screams of horror, wait another year before seeing Santa. • Visit during off-peak hours. Weekends and evenings are the busiest times to visit Santa. This means long lines and longer wait times. Instead of dealing with the masses, try to get to the mall when the doors first open. Otherwise, let the children skip a day of school and visit during the week when the lines are shorter. • Consider another venue. Many different places of business host events where kids can meet Santa. Families may be able to share a meal with Santa at a restaurant or visit him at a nursery while selecting Christmas trees. A different environment may be less intimidating to children and take the pressure off waiting in line in a busy mall. • Go well-fed. There’s little worse than waiting in line and doing so hungry. Hunger pangs can turn even the most placid child into a menace. Pack snacks to enjoy while waiting. Opt for items that will not stain lips and teeth or drip onto clothing. • Make it a family photo. Sometimes the only way to entice a little one to take a picture with Santa is to provide some added security. Dress your best and be prepared to have to step in and cozy up to Santa to ensure your child is all smiles. Article Supplied by METRO Editorial. THREE STAGES FOR THE ULTIMATE IN EXTREME POWER. First-of-its Kind 3X ™ snow thrower cuts through deep snowfall left by the snow plow at the end of the driveway. • 705-445-0881 Good Find gifts under $20, $30, and $40 GIFT CERTIFICATES and Great Stocking Stuffers SHOP DECEMBER at Good Health Mart and your name will be entered to WIN One of Two $100 Christmas Gift Baskets. More than just supplements. HEALTH MART Your #1 Community Vitamin & Supplement Health Food Store and More! VISIT US DOWNTOWN COLLINGWOOD 705-446-3030 • www.goodhealthmart.comhmart.com 145 Hurontario St. Collingwood Open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm & Saturday 10am-5pm Be Healthy Naturally! We care to take the time to help. Great Gift Giving Ideas Are Waiting For You….. • Moccasins • Lang Calendars • Jewellery • Christmas Décor • Chamillia • Collectibles • Plus Much Much More OSBORNE’S JEWEL BOX 489 RIVER ROAD WEST WASAGA BEACH 705-429-5777

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    AD{TS4917458} AD{TS4873318} AD{TS4893632} AD{TS4926847} Smart ways to finance holiday purchases C onsumerism reaches a fevered pitch during the last quarter of the year, when the holidays fuel increased spending on everything from dining and entertainment to gadgets to toys. It can be easy to get swept along during the season of spending and fail to pay attention to budgets when the urge to splurge on loved ones sets in. However, failure to take inventory of where money is going can leave individuals facing some unwanted financial repercussions come the new year. Spending beyond their means is something many holiday shoppers fall victim to. Perhaps they didn't accurately budget for the year, or surprise purchases crop up, pulling resources away from holiday allowances. That's when credit cards can become so attractive, and potentially dangerous. A 2014 survey from Accenture, a leading global professional services company, found that most people make a budget for holiday gift buying, but nearly half exceed their budgets anyway. Buying with credit cards makes overspending easy. Consumers who want to avoid holiday debt can take a proactive approach and explore some other financing options this holiday season. Leave Her Breathless. 25 Bruce Street South, Thornbury, ON 25 Bruce Street Tel: 519.599.2201 South, www.thediamondstudio.ca Thornbury, ON Tel: 519.599.2201 Layaway Various retailers have reinstituted layaway policies to make it easier for shoppers to buy holiday gifts. With layaway, instead of paying for an item all at once and leaving with it the same day, shoppers pay a percentage of the cost of the item. In the meantime, it is held in layaway. Once an item has been paid for in full, the merchandise is free to leave the store. Spacing out payments can help shoppers avoid overspending, and many stores do not charge interest fees on layaway purchases. Holiday clubs Financial institutions may offer savings clubs that can help people save for holiday spending over several months. The "club" is simply a special short-term savings account set up to encourage holiday saving. Many such accounts can be opened with a nominal deposit. At the end of the term, the money can be withdrawn and used for holiday purchases. Shoppers likely won't miss the small amount of money being set aside each paycheck, but are surprised to see just how quickly savings can add up. While some banks still offer Christmas club accounts, which reached the height of their popularity in the 1970s, today they are most commonly offered by credit unions. According to the Credit Union National Association, or CUNA, nearly 72 percent of credit unions run Christmasclubs, and consumer interest in these clubs is holding steady. Credit card perks Smarter credit card usage during the year can be handy come the holidays. Choose cards that will yield cash back or other perks, such as discounts at certain retailers. Also, be sure to pay the balances off in full when the bills arrive, so as not to rack up high interest charges throughout the year. Use the cash-back rewards you accumulate during the year as a holiday spending allowance. Holiday shoppers can implement a few saving and spending strategies to avoid going into debt this holiday season. Article Supplied by METRO Editorial. This Holiday Season Be Nautical and Nice Knowledgeable and Friendly Staff Large Marine Product Selection for Both Power & Sail Boats 5-25% OFF ALL IN STOCK ITEMS Until December 24th PLUS NO TAXES (equivalent discount) gylessails.com 4 King St. West • Corner of Bruce St. and King St. Thornbury, 519-599-7050 • info@gylessails.com WINTER HOURS: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm • Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Exquisiteness and Quality… Lingerie, Sleepwear &Swimwear collections selected with Every woman in mind. Experience our Personalized Boutique Service! Professional Bra Fitting Private Appointments Personalized Customer Registry & Wish List Small Group Functions Gift Wrap Shipping Come in and create your Wish List - We make it easy to buy for you (phone, email or in person) 31 Bruce Street South | Thornbury | 226.665.3131 | cherchez-la-femme.ca

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    AD{TS4912471} AD{TS4916544} Holiday gift ideas for the new parent in your life M any parents fondly recall their first holiday season as a mom and dad. While youngsters may not remember much about their first Thanksgiving dinner with family or where their first Christmas present was placed under the tree, parents tend to cherish such memories, making their first holidays with children in tow very memorable. Loved ones of new parents can take steps to make this holiday season even more special. The following are some gift ideas for holiday shoppers who want to make this season even more memorable for the proud new parents in their lives. • Photo album: Today’s new parents have more pictures and video of their bundles of joy than any previous generation of moms and dads, as smartphones, tablets and other devices have made taking pictures much easier than in years past. But family members also have more access to such photos than ever before, making it easy to put together a special photo album of the new parents and their new child. Pull pictures from the parents’ social media accounts or make an album of the numerous photos you have no doubt received since your loved ones became parents. Parents likely don’t have time to make such albums, so your efforts will almost certainly be appreciated. • Camcorder: Many smartphones are capable of taking video, but such devices are not ideal for shooting longer home videos new parents will want to watch for years to come. An HD camcorder with sufficient internal flash memory can allow new parents to take longer, higher quality videos with superior audio to those that are shot on smartphones. Such a camcorder may be costly for those shopping on a strict budget, but it’s a gift new parents are sure to love and utilize for years to come. • Nursery sound system: New moms and dads are no doubt anxiously anticipating the day when the newest additions to their households sleep through the night. Help speed up the arrival of that glorious night with a nursery sound system that provides soothing sounds to create a perfect sleeping environment for newly born boys and girls. The results may not arrive overnight, but parents may soon find their lovable youngster is spending more of the wee hours of the morning sleeping and less time waking up mom and dad. • Spa treatment: Not every gift you buy for the new parents in your life needs to focus on helping them cherish their first holiday season as parents. New parents tend to experience lots of exhaustion in their first few months on the job, but a spa treatment can be just the relaxing break they need from catering to their bundle of joys’ every need. Moms may prefer the full spa treatment, while dads may simply want a massage and some relaxing time in the steam room. Book a treatment for both mom and dad so they can spend some time relaxing during this hectic time of year. New parents often cherish their first holiday season as moms and dads, and the right holiday gift can make that first holiday season even better. Article Supplied by METRO Editorial. Lots of Great Gift Ideas for the Entire Family The Latest Toys, Books, and Craft for Kids Of All Ages. Hundreds of Unique Gift Ideas Including: SNAP CIRCUITS 3D ILLUMINATION $ 79 99 Snap Circuits snap together to ensure correct connections - No Soldering - No Tools - It’s a Snap. Create Exciting light effects - 3-Color LightTunnel - Projector with 6 cool images - Mirrors and Reflecting circuits. ROOMINATE - ZOEY’S PETVETVAN $ 39 99 Roominate is an award-winning and customizable line of wired building systems that inspire open-ended, hands-on play. Using circuits, modular building pieces, girls can build and create their own unique and original structures or vehicles that can be joined together or taken apart and remade into something completely new and different. HAPE POUND &TAP $ 38 99 BENCH Pound the wooden balls down onto the xylophone and listen as a musical scale plays aloud. Kids will love sliding out the xylophone to play on its own, and learning about the different sounds with this early melodies introduction to musical arts. Mon-Wed 9:30-5:30,Thurs & Fri 9:30-6:00 Saturday 9:30-5:00, Sunday 11:00-4:00 57 Hurontario St., Collingwood (705)445-6222, www.mindsalive.ca For All Your Entertaining Needs – From Glassware to Table Décor to Cocktail Hour Help Them Make It Through This Winter Wonderful Solutions That Solve Winter Mobility Issues and Health Concerns Great Kid’s Toys for Ages 1 Month – 12 Years Let Their Imaginations Run Wild. We Carry A Wide Assortment of Perfumes and Fragrances – Versace, Euphoria, Ed Hardy, Vera Wang, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and Many More. The Perfect Gift For That Special Someone. The Possibilities Are Endless When It Comes To The Ones You Love. BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR Nov. 21 to Dec. 17 No one should be alone this season. Help give back to our community by providing some holiday cheer to seniors who don’t have family around during the holidays. Visit the Pharmacy where you can adopt a Senior by simply removing a tag from our tree and purchasing a gift from our suggested list. 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