December 21st: Shop Outside the List!
What do they want? What do they need? What can I give them that nobody else will?
Time is ticking down, and if you’re still racking your brain for that standout gift you’ve come to the right place. After all, the Glebe has some of the most unique shops, services, and businesses you’ll find anywhere.
Let’s start with the most important member of your family: your cat. Does she have a superiority complex? Yes, of course, they all do. But does she also have a double-strand pearl necklace with shimmering rhinestones that tells everyone around her how divine she is? She doesn’t? Well, head on over to Cats R Us (797 Bank St.) to make kitty’s Christmas purrfect.
Now, what about that man on your list? Here’s one thing we know for sure: watches are to men as shoes are to women. No man can have enough. Check out the selection at any of the Glebe’s great jewellery stores, such as Magpie Jewellery (799 Bank St.) or Davidson’s Jewellers (790 Bank St.).
Shopping for your lady? How about a hot, new clutch from Pom Pom (732 Bank St.)? Tuck tickets inside for a New Year’s Eve outing and you are set for life, my friend. And if she needs a dress, Pom Pom, Magic Mountain (785 Bank St.) and many other Glebe shops and can do that too.
Kitchenware is always welcome under any tree, and the Glebe Emporium (724 Bank St.) is a mecca for Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson wannabes. Keep it Canadian by choosing something from the Paderno line of cookware—it’s made on PEI and will last a lifetime.
Here’s a gift that gives and receives: pick up a Booster Juice (856 Bank St.) gift card worth $25 or more, and get a free 24 oz. smoothie yourself for free!
Whew! As you can see, there’s a lot to choose from. Don’t forget to take your Glebe-Spree Passport out shopping with you—every $20 you spend gets you a stamp. Fill a page with ten stamps and you can enter to win a $10,000 Glebe-Spree. Contest closes December 31, so get shopping!