Wow, I can’t believe its already that time of year again! Time to prep the home for Christmas décor, which means figuring out where we’re going to display our tree this year, and plan out the ever-entertaining furniture shuffle. While rearranging our basement for the umpteenth time this season, I’m comforted in knowing that I won’t be preoccupied with gift giving confusion too. Already knowing what certain members of my family will want to be gifted with this year, I have so much more time to work out where Goofy Santa will sit happily this year (on a window sill? Maybe the hutch? Oooh, how about the side table?) Thankfully, Shoppers Drug Mart has once again stepped up with GIFTS MADE EASY, for easy gifting decisions (leaving more time for everything else on my holiday To Do list.) They did all the work, BUT I’ll be the one looking like a genius when it comes time to tear away the sparkly gift wrap! What’s not to love?

GIFTS MADE EASY for Beauty Lovers

It’s a good thing that neither my sister nor mother are online much, lol, ’cause I’m going to share with you what they’ll be gifted with this year. It is entirely obvious to anyone who knows our family, that both The Sis and I got our love for makeup from our mother. Growing up, we would sit in her bedroom and check out all the cool shades of eye shadow and lipstick she’d have picked up for the season, and she had the cutest collection of tiny perfume bottles that we played with more than once.

So I already know that The Sis will be all kinds of happy with the Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive Quo Beauty Boudoir. I had got her a similar lipstick kit last year, that she was all kinds of happy with on Christmas morning, so I know that an entire kit will be a fabulous option for her.

QUO Beauty Boudiour
QUO Beauty Boudiour

I love how it has such a fabulous collection of eye shadow pallets, especially since we both have a tendency to mix n’ match shades to get the specific look we want on any given day. With this kit, she won’t be left wanting for that perfect shade to complete any look.

It was either that or the exclusive Quo by Orly 18 piece Mini Nail Polish Set, which I know I would “borrow” from her repeatedly. So I think I’ll be picking one of these kits up for myself (there are so many gorgeous sparkling pretties in there for holiday partying, WOW!) and if Mom needs a gift idea for The Sis, she’ll have her own kit, instead of “borrowing” from me!

Eye Studio Sampler of Mascaras
Eye Studio Sampler of Mascaras

Last year, I bought Mom the exclusive Fragrance Sampler & Certificate Collector’s Edition For Her (I think for her birthday,) which she truly adored. It really is the best way to test all the top scents at home, and have a better idea of which one is truly your fave (without competing scents at the store making it harder to decide if a particular perfume will still smell great when you bring it home.)

Quo by Orly 18 piece Mini Nail Polish Set
Quo by Orly 18 piece Mini Nail Polish Set

So while I know that this would be a huge hit again with my mom, I’m thinking I might switch it up a bit and get her the exclusive (and I believe, brand new) Eye Studio Mascara Sampler for her to find that perfect mascara instead.

Fragrance Sampler & Certificate Collector’s Edition For Her
Fragrance Sampler & Certificate Collector’s Edition For Her

Sampler packs are always the most fun way to find out exactly what works for you and then bringing a certificate to Shoppers Drug Mart to get a full size of your favourite choice. Who doesn’t love exploring new makeup techniques?

Get Ready to Celebrate with Shoppers Drug Mart this Holiday Season

Starting November 12th (until December 25th,) go check out Shoppers Drug Mart’s GIFTS MADE EASY website for a thorough collection of hundreds of great gift ideas for the whole family (not just makeup gifts, but also awesome tech, toys and even food-based host/ess gifts that you’ll need for The Entertainer and those parties!) Easily sort through Shoppers Drug Mart’s gift collections by budget, categories, or even by who you’re shopping for. And what’s a holiday website without an awesome holiday contest?? Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes too while you’re there.

Also, don’t forget to check out wallet-loving in-store sales and promotions as well! Money-saving promotions and Shoppers Optimum Points can do wonders for your holiday budget, (I try to build up my Optimum Points all year long to splurge on fun things for the holidays.) So keep an eye out for Shoppers Drug Mart’s Holiday Gift Guides (in-store and may even be delivered to your door,) for great ideas and great savings too!

Holiday Gift guide launches:

  • “Give Beauty, beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart” – Available now
  • “Get Set for the Happiest Holidays!” – November 15th and,
  • 3 additional gift guides/beauty books available in late November and December

If you’re on twitter, join your fellow Shoppers Drug Mart fans for 24/7 convos on your favourite shopping trips, deals and advice with #giftsmadeeasy.

Unwrap to WIN Game

From the 1st to 24th of December, play the Unwrap to Win game for your chance to win 15 great daily prizes and 360 in total (from beauty, fragrances, skin care sets to toys, electronics and gift cards,) at the Shoppers Drug Mart website! With 360 chances to win, it’s an easy way to possibly improve your gift-giving budget, or even win a little something for yourself for the season!

#SDMHolidays Twitter Contest

There is also another fabulous contest for Twitter users – join the #SDMHolidays Retweet to win contest for your chance to win one of ten $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift cards! This contest closes on November 21, 9:00am EST, so no time like the present to get in on that action.

Are you ready to shop?? Is that gift giving list ready? 🙂

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.