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The Secret is Out!


‘Tis the season for Secret Santa gift exchanges!  Wine, coffee gift cards and chocolates are wonderful, but if you’re looking to gift something a little different… we’ve got you covered with our top five unique Secret Santa gift ideas!


1. A card game:  There are so many different types of cards games available out there that are family friendly (like Pictionary or Quiddler).  Option: if the person you’re gifting to has an “adult” sense of humour, there are card games in that genre too (no, we won’t mention any here on this family-friendly website!).  Shop at:  Mastermind Toys or Calendar Club.

2. Magazines:  Dare to be different!  If you know even a little bit about the person you are gifting to, there’s a huge chance that someone somewhere publishes a magazine about something they’re interested in.  Depending on your budget, pick up a stack of magazines on a variety of subject matter, and win at Secret Santa.  Shop at: Coles or Shopper’s Drug Mart.

3. A fuzzy blanket:  Do you know anyone who does not appreciate a warm and cozy blanket?  Give the gift of cozy at your next party and see how happy the recipient is.  Shop at: Quilts Etc.

4. Gloves, scarf & toque set:  We love a good gift set here at WTC!  Sticking with our current theme of staying warm this holiday season, gifting a hat, gloves and scarf shows that you care.  With several retailers offering ready-made sets, all you need to do is choose the colour.  Shop at:  Just Cozy, Ricki’s or Reitmans

5. Photo frame:  Allow your giftee to cherish their holiday memories forever by giving them a beautiful photo frame.  Shop at: HomeSense


Once you’ve found the perfect (and more interesting) Secret Santa gift, we offer gift wrapping by donation here at Westshore Town Centre!  Find Santa’s little helpers near Dollarama.