The holiday season may look different this year, but one thing is certain: we have taken all the necessary measures to offer you the safest environment for your Christmas gift shopping. But that's not all! To make your holiday shopping experience even easier, we've put together some of the best gift suggestions you can find at the Mail Champlain.
Finding the perfect gift for your spouse can sometimes represent a major challenge. Of course, you can find something that will meet their passions and interests. Is your lover a winter sports enthusiast? You'll find something to please them at Decathlon or Sports Experts & Atmosphere. Do they like to look – and smell – good? Just in time for the holidays, The Bay offers a great selection of beauty gift sets. A new fragrance would surely charm your significant other. Would you rather surprise your significant other with a little lovers’ getaway? Stop by La Forfaiterie's kiosk to choose a lodging and relaxation gift package. Another good option for a special gift is a ring or necklace in a tantalizing little box under the tree. The Swarovski as well as Bijouterie Lavigueur are full of treasures. Will you dare to propose on New Year's Eve?
Quechua nh100 men’s hiking pullover, $25 at Décathlon
Giorgio Armani 3-piece gift set, $85 at The Bay
L’Estérel Bed & breakfast package, $280.91 at La Forfaiterie
Twist Rows bracelet, white, rhodium plated. $139 at Swarovski
She spoils you all year round… think of returning the favour by putting something impressive under the tree for her. Your mission – offer her some comfort this season. Why not choose a beautiful plaid scarf? Your mom will surely wear this accessory proudly knowing that you’ve chosen it especially for her. You can also look for the perfect gift by shopping at Tristan, Bizou or H&M. Or how about this – a cozy bathrobe and a great book to enjoy under the duvet. Stop at La Vie en Rose and Archambault to create the perfect combo. Maybe your mother loves makeup and great-smelling bath products? You’ll find great sets at Fruits & Passion and Yves Rocher for a night of pampering.
Check scarf with fringe, $45 at Tristan
Fluffy sherpa hooded robe, $59.95 at La Vie en Rose
Être bien : petites (et grandes) prises de conscience from Julie Bélanger, $32.95 at Archambault
Cuir de Nuit fragrance gift set, $64.95 at Yves Rocher
For every time he helped you with chores around the house or to move, your dad’s dedication deserves to be recognized. Thank him by finding a gift that fits his style. Is your dad a Scotch lover? Nothing could be easier! Stop at the SAQ and buy him a high-end bottle to complete his collection. Does your dad prefer to be well groomed at all times? Find a great selection of the latest electric grooming tools at Centre du Rasoir. If he could use a style update, offer him a fancy but affordable cardigan found at H&M.
Aberlour 12-year Double Cask Speyside Scotch Whisky Single Malt, $61.75 at the SAQ
Panasonic 5-blade rechargeable shaver with Multi-Flex head, $349.99 at Centre du Rasoir
Shawl-collar cardigan, $49.99 at H&M
For Your Kids
Chances are, the kids have already made their list for Santa and can't wait to see the presents under the tree! If you want to choose games and toys that will make them bounce with joy on Christmas morning, go to the Tambourin shop. Their selection of toys and games is simply exceptional! Part of your Christmas traditions is giving them a new pair of pyjamas every year? No doubt you'll find the cutest outfits at The Children’s Place. This store even offers matching sleep sets for the entire family! And don't forget to give them a book! Your toddlers will be delighted to be told a new story before they go to bed.
Hide and seek puzzle, $14.99 at Le Tambourin
Fairisle deer pyjamas, $24.95 at The Children’s Place
Frida la reine des couleurs by Sophie Faucher, $24.95 at Archambault
Dazzle your teenagers with fashionable gifts. Between homeschooling, confinement and going back to class, the last few months haven’t been easy. Bizou, H&M and Ardene boutiques offer a wide range of trendy accessories such as jewellery, scarves, sunglasses and makeup bags. Your teen has been bugging you to get a new pair of sneakers? Find the latest footwear fashions at Foot Locker. For your niece or your best friend's daughter, stop by The Bay to stock up on beauty and makeup products. These gifts should put a smile on their faces!
3-in-1 cosmetic pouch, $44.95 at Bizou
Adidas ZX 2K Boost sneakers, $180 at Foot Locker
Daisy eau de toilette set, $130 at The Bay
2020 has been particularly difficult for all family members, but even more so for seniors who, in some cases, have seriously suffered from isolation. Ask your little ones to choose something special for their grandparents to spoil them a little, and to write them a personal message in a Hallmark card. A box of Laura Secord chocolates, a wool blanket from The Bay, or a new album from Archambault should warm their hearts.
Miniature assorted chocolates, $29.99 at Laura Secord
You don't have a lot of time for your Christmas shopping and you don't know what to give to some of your loved ones? Choose the Cominar gift card and let them choose what they really want. You don't have to go anywhere, you can buy it from the comfort of your own home!