Masonville Art of Gifting – Stocking Stuffers

It’s December 16th and if you’re anything like me, you’re in full panic mode as you’ve only bought half your presents. Luckily for us Londoners we have Masonville Place, which is located at 1680 Richmond Street North, a premier shopping centre with over 150 stores, cinemas and restaurants to pick from. Masonville Place is your one stop shopping centre that features a spacious 2 level design, perfect for finding those last minute holiday gifts for her, him, moms, dads, brothers, sister, friends… pretty much everyone on your list, and under one roof. You can now shop your favourite stores like Forever 21, Aritzia, Express, Victoria’s Secret, Nine West and Banana Republic 12 hours a day, Monday to Saturday (9:30 AM to 9:30 PM) and 8 hours on Sunday (10 AM to 6 PM), hopefully taking some of the stress out of shopping with these extended hours?

To help you stay on budget I recommend creating a list of everyone you want to buy for this season and then assign a general price to each person so you have an idea of how much you’ll be spending this season before you start purchasing. The only thing we love more than a fabulous gift, is a fabulous gift at a great price which is why I have 10 of the hottest gifts this season, perfect for stocking stuffers and all under $50.

This first store I hit up when I arrived at Masonville Place was Express, it’s brand new to the mall this year and is perfect for that young, fashion forward man or women that’s looking for sexy yet sophisticated fashion for both work, weekend and going out on the town. Express takes inspiration and trends from all over the world and interprets them in a unique way that’s truly innovated to the company.
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Although many items caught my eye at Express, I thought what girl doesn’t “need” another necklace to add to her ever growing collection? She can make a statement with this bold, faux pearl with gold beads necklace, sure to keep her trendy and chic this season. It retails for $34.90.
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I love getting movies passes in my stocking, going to see a show is the perfect way to unwind and forget about everyday life for a few hours. Right now when you spend $40 or more on any Cineplex Gift Card you’ll get a holiday gift pack worth over $40 of free coupons inside. Some of the coupons include are a 2-for-1 General Admission, 2-for-1 Admission to Classic Film Series, free Upgrade to UltraAVX, free small popcorn, half price nachos or poutine, free 120g bag of M&M’s and the list goes on.
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Guess has a stunning collection of beautiful wallets sure to please any female on your list. My favourite would have to be this pale rose gold, which is still a huge colour this season that can act as a day to night clutch. It features studs, rhinestones, silver hardware and front logo plaque with fold over flap closure. Inside you’ll find enough room to hold, 12 credit cards and an ID window. It retail for $45.
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All us girls might not be able to afford Kate Spade, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to own something from this incredible designer. This Kate Spade IPhone Case from Apple features the signature polka-dot design in a functional, yet chic case that keeps your phone protected and safe and puts a smile on your face every time you pull it out of your purse. It retails for $39.95.
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Help the females in your life stay warm, yet stylish this winter with these light pink, studded gloves with a mini bows from Aldo that retail for $20.
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Aritzia is a cult favourite thanks to its on-trend and high quality brands, TNA being a top seller, and this matching scarf and hat set being my preferred choice. This cozy scarf has a tasseled fringe and retro design to it and is long enough to be wrapped around the neck several times to keep you extra warm this winter. The easy to wear, knitted, matching toque features the same bold graphic design as the scarf and is sure to keep your head and hears protected from the cold and wind this season. The scarf retails for $35 and the hat for $22.
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Give the gift that gives back this holiday season with Bluenotes Billy Talent tee that is in support with the Kids Help Phone. Whenever you buy a $10 tee all proceeds will go to the Kids Help Phone and will help a kid in need.
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I don’t think anyone can be in the mall without taking a quick peek into Bath and Body Works to see what’s new and on sale? This season they’ve launched a new scent “Velvet Sugar” which is a tempting blend of red velvet créme swirled with golden plum & sugared musk, yum! You can pick up the shower gel for $13, the lotion for $13, body mist for $13, perfume for $39.50 or the Gift Set for $41.50.
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Fur is going strong this season and whether you choose to wear the real thing or go faux, a stole is on the top of everyone’s list this holiday. This ultra-glam, faux fur stole from Le Chateau will add a chic finish to any winter outfit, keep you warm while giving you that right off the red carpet look this season. It retails for $39.95.
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Last but not least, no stocking would be complete without some kind of treat, and instead of the same old boring box of chocolate, why not treat her with an Extreme Snowman Chocolate Caramel Apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. This decadent chocolate candy apple will be sure to crave her sweet tooth and retails for only $11.99.
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I hope you enjoyed these stocking stuffer ideas and you got inspired! I have 4 more gift giving posts coming to you this week from Masonville Place, stay tuned tomorrow for gift ideas for the females in your life. Stay up to date with all things happening in Masonville Place by liking their Facebook Page.

 

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