Gift Giving Made Easy with Shoppers Drug Mart

Aeryn Lynne

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling
Ring ting tingling too…

No matter what, I can’t get this song out of my head right now! It’s a sign that it’s time! The year is near to an end and the holiday season is upon us to remind each other during the dreary, cold and wet weather that we mean something to each other.  It’s time to find those little trinkets that say, “I can’t live life without you in it, here’s a bit of appreciation.”Shoppers Drug Mart - Gifts Made EasyI have a gift guide launching very soon, but until then, I want to give you just a small sample of items that I think would be awesome gifts for this holiday season!  Shoppers Drug Mart tends to be that one-stop-shop for me when I have to pick up that under $20 Kris Kringle gift, along with some cool things that my family would love.  Last year, I gave my sister a Smashbox eyeshadow pallet that she just loved, and I believe it was an exclusive set to Shoppers Drug Mart.  I also spent 95,000 Optimum points in the beginning of last December for a $210 shopping spree!  With that many points to spend, I wound up with some great wrapping paper & tags, fabulous stocking stuffers in makeup, toiletries that the family needs, and even a few gifts in gaming & electronics too!  Perhaps it’s because it’s just so easy to get to a Shoppers Drug Mart, that I love to do a lot of my shopping there. With three locations available to me, simply by walking there, it’s so easy to cross a lot of items off my holiday shopping list!

So here are some items that I think would be perfect for those on your list that love beauty products, even some great gifts for those tech geeks too, check it out…

Shoppers Drug Mart: Fragrance Sampler for Men and WomenThis Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive Fragrance Sampler is *amazing* on so many levels! It lets the recipient try a hug collection of brand new fragrances, so that they can find the one that they love.  Once they figure out which fragrance is perfect for them, they can use the enclosed certificate for a free full size bottle of their choice.  This set is also fabulous for bottle design collectors – they’re all too cute for words, and this is an easy way to collect a large assortment of designs. I loved looking at my mother’s collection growing up, and is probably why I have such a fascination for glass design today.
OH MY GOSH Nail Lacquer setThis should be a big clue, but I am a BIG fan of makeup collections for holiday gifting.  The chance to try out makeup that you wouldn’t necessarily pick up for yourself is truly intriguing for me and I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way. This exclusive five bottled set has some gorgeous colours for holidays and celebrations.
QUO Makeup Brush SetEvery girl needs a set of makeup brushes, and Quo is great for affordable, while maintaining a quality design.  This brand new, limited edition set carries ten of their well-crafted brushes, along with a nicely design makeup bag.  This set is all kinds of win!
Sonic Care Electronic Tooth Brush setThis one is a bit personal for me, and may be more for the Psst! Hey TheHubs, I like this one here! Wish-List. But I figured it would be great to add for any of you in the same boat as I.  Does your dentist tell you frequently that you need to stop it with the manual tooth-brush and finally go electronic?  I’ve *just* had my latest appointment, and *again* had the well-meaning nagging that I need power behind my brush.  This Sonicare Diamond Clean Powerbrush is now available in a sleek black design, and comes with a rinse glass, a charging stand and travel charging case (along with the USB cable and wall plug.) A happy smile leads to a happy life! 🙂
 SONY ElectronicsThis is one of those really cool electronic items you can get at Shoppers Drug Mart, along with brand new games for most consoles, digital cameras, DVD players and even netbooks; this SONY Wireless Headphones is truly fabulous as a gift that the recipient didn’t know that they needed.  I have a similar pair that isn’t wireless, which means this set is now also on my Wish List (heck, everything in this post is in my Wish List.) Especially in the days of Skype and Google+ Hangouts, you need a great set of headphones by your computer to ensure you’re not giving the people you’re speaking with a headache from echoing feedback. It happens. I’ve had quite a few headaches in the past because occasionally slow internet speeds and multiple speakers makes for a great audio lag that creates feedback.  It’s also a fabulous item for the gamers in your life that want to play with the audio amped up; especially if you don’t.

More Fun to Look Out For From Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart’s online holiday site has recently gone live, so check that out for great deals on more fabulous gift ideas, and keep an eye out for those beauty items that will include a free gift with purchase, while quantities last!

There is also a Facebook holiday contest starting on December 2nd,  along with an advent calendar that will reveal  awesome products to pick up over a 12-day span. Multiple prizes will be awarded during that event, so don’t forget to Like Shoppers Drug Mart’s page and check it out every day to win!
Are you on Twitter?  Chat with other savvy shoppers that are enjoying #giftsmadeeasy! Who knows, with all the fabulous events happening at your local Shoppers Drug Mart and online, you may want to keep track of what your fellow shoppers are finding! I love how Twitter can be almost like a personal shopper as you find out instantly what your fellow tweeps are picking up, that you just might need to find stat!

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(This post was sponsored, all words and opinions are my own.)

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Aeryn Lynne

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Living in Superman's Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, fights for fashion-equality, squees over comic art, and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.
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19 Comments on “Gift Giving Made Easy with Shoppers Drug Mart

November 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

One of the first places I go is SDM when I’m ready to start gift shopping 🙂 Not only do they have great gifts…but they always have the best cards too!

Jennifer (momvstheboys)
November 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I always hit SDM for awesome stocking stuffers!

November 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

It’s funny I never really thought about SDM as a place to really buy gifts, but after reading over the posts, it really IS!! Great post, love your gift choices!

Lyne Proulx
November 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I love Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive Fragrance Sampler too, and they even have one for mascara! You can definitely find great buys at Shoppers for the holidays.

November 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Now I have that song in my head too! Love it! I too am loving all the sampler kits…they’re so great!

Mommy Outside
November 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I always forget about all of the cool electronics Shoppers carries but they really do have a pretty big selection and often for really good prices!

Bonnie Way
November 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm

So many great ideas!!! I wouldn’t have thought of shopping at SDM for Christmas but this definitely looks like #giftsmadeeasy! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Elizabeth L
November 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I really love the Fragrance Sampler, what an awesome gift idea!

November 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

SDM makes it simple, with their cosmetic kits I can afford to get more with my dollar.

Nancy Polanco
November 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Shoppers has been a lifesaver for me on many occasions. They have something for everyone.

November 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I’m really excited about their Facebook contest! I can’t wait.

Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel
November 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Looks like some great choices! I love doing my Christmas shopping at Shoppers – so many great gifts for everyone!

November 26, 2013 at 8:18 pm

So many great gifts available for everyone on my list

Angie@Echoes of Laughter
November 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

The optimums point club at Shoppers is such an awesome program! And I love how many great choices there are for everyone in my family for gifts! Have a great week! Angie xo

Deborah / Mom2Michael
November 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I love my Optimum points! I’ve cashed in so many of them over the years.

Ashley S
November 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm

It’s so great that the toothbrush even comes with a rinse cup. No more having to jam your head down into the sink trying to catch a drip outta the faucet. Not that I’ve ever done that….

November 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm

SDM has such cute gift sets. It’s my go to for the holidays! Especially with teenaged nieces.. you can’t go wrong with a makeup or perfume gift set!

Debbie Bashford
December 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

wish there was one near where we live

December 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Shopper’s has some great gift ideas! I was in there and got a few things. Nicely packaged items for Christmas.



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