Just like that, the holiday rush has arrived. Black Friday is in t-minus two weeks which means our biggest sale of the year is coming! Have you got your shopping list ready? One thing that never fails us around this time of the year is our need to get our shopping done early, how about you? And don't get us started with the forewarning shipping and manufacturing delays (*cough* shop local *cough*). The best gifts are all about considerate gestures but with holiday shopping madness only escalating, finding the perfect gift can get pretty overwhelming. Whether or not you're feeling the holiday spirit, we're here to help. Take a deep breath and open-up Notes; We sat down with Ann Marie MacDonald to put together our 2021 holiday gift guide, just in time for our Black Friday sale.
To: The mothers' who already have "everything"
Why are all moms and motherly figures the hardest to shop for? They always seem to tell you that they already have everything they need and yet, their gift is arguably the most important present on your holiday shopping list. Relax, we got you with Platinum Neck Lift. This heavy-hitter will do more than sit pretty on their nightstand. Not to boast or anything but Neck Lift is *chef's kiss* and you might want to pick one up for yourself, too 😬 This silky, luxurious cream will give mom's neck area a more refined, taught and smoother appearance. And word on the street is that Neck Lift is one of President Ann-Marie's fave products from our Platinum Collection! You can always add our Anti-Aging bundle, that includes Stem Cell Serum and Renewal Complex (another one of Ann's faves), into that mix for the ultimate skin rejuvenation - after all Mom deserves the best!
"The skin around your neck is more fragile than that of your body and why it should be seen as an extension of the face - It needs a little extra love."
- Ann Marie MacDonald
What if they're new to skincare? You'll want to grab a perfectly-wrapped holiday bundle! Our go-to bundle is our Daily Essential Trio made up of Cleanser II, Toner, and Light Serum. It's an excellent bundle for the moms who are just starting out with their skincare regime.
Looking for something a bit more custom? Reach for our Starter Collection! You begin by selecting the cleanser that best suits their skin type, add in a moisturizer, a few other goodies and finish off with our SPF 30. Not sure where to begin? Take our Skin Analysis Quiz here to better get an idea of her ideal skincare routine.
To: The men in your life
Nothing is more poetic than getting your significant other the gift that keeps on giving - For them and for you! Do you know a few men in your life who are participating in Movember? These tips are a must for their skin health. And for those participants (and spectators) who are equally excited for the big shave on December 1st, why not prep them with our M10 for Men Collection? What sets our Men's Collection apart is the overall increased moisture content of the skin which minimizes redness, irritation, and unevenness in skin tone and clarity.
"Men are just as invested in skincare as we are. Some may not think they need it, but they'll thank you later! And our Shave is top-notch regardless of where you're shaving (yes ladies, it's perfect for your legs!)."
- Ann Marie MacDonald
To: The glamazons
Makeup is back. We repeat, makeup is back. After a long hiatus of lockdowns and quarantines, people are going out on the town and making a statement while they're at it! If your giftee loves a full glam, consider a bold Liquid Matte Lip in Okanagen Cherry or our must-have Glow Finishing Bronzing Powder. For those looking for a new everyday makeup routine, our Lipshines are a must.
"I can't leave the house without my Lipstick! My signature colour is Niagara Mist, perfect for any occasion - the office, a date, or the beach."
- Ann Marie MacDonald
To: Your secret Santa
Heads-up for those of you returning to the office: We know Secret Santa can get a little overwhelming, especially if you get a colleague you're not entirely familiar with. When in doubt, a digital gift card is always the way to go. It takes out the guessing completely and gives your Secret Santa the gift of choice. You can purchase one of our e-gift cards through our website or grab a physical one at one of our two boutique locations in Ontario.
Another option that removes the trouble out of holiday shopping is selecting one of our pre-wrapped holiday bundles! Our Body Hydration Bundle is packed with an Intensive Hand Repair and Body Silk. There's nothing better than the silky feeling of nourished skin. So go ahead, give them the gift of healthy skin.
Shipping Updates & Cut-off Dates
Shipping has already slowed down and Black Friday hasn't even happened yet! Shipping and manufacturing delays and COVID-19 safety measures are likely to make this season a real doozy. Canada Post has made it clear to both businesses and shoppers that we should all prepare accordingly - Earlier is better.
With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on shipping times, we aren't able to 100% guarantee the arrival dates of your packages. That being said, we DO have a pretty good track record. Follow the below shipping cut-off dates for peace of mind about your package delivery:
For all of our local glow getters, take advantage of our in-store shopping or curbside pick-up at both of our locations in Ontario. For online curbside orders, simply select, "Pickup" under the delivery method as well as the nearest boutique location to you. Your orders can be ready for pick-up within the day for Mississauga orders!