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Marilyn's Ten Day of Giveaways

Day 10: Marilyn's Gift Guide

Bodum's 8 Cup CHAMBORD French Press Coffeemaker, $50  

Available at The Bay, Home Outfitters, Sears

The French Press brewing method is the greenest way to brew a cup of coffee and it’s incredibly easy. Just add course ground beans followed by water just off a rolling boiling (BODUM’s electric water kettle are great to heat water quickly for this step), wait 4 minutes, press down the plunger, and enjoy!

Available in four convenient sizes, today we’re giving you the 8 cup or 34oz version. The frame and lid are made of durable stainless steel, and the beaker is made of borosilicate glass.

MultiVitamin Power Serum, Dermalogica, $88

Available at selected skin care centers and spas across Canada

Dermalogica® is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. The MulitVitamin Power Serum is full of peptides and vitamins that help stimulate collagen and reduce the sign of aging. It's anti-oxidant-rich formula features Vitamins A, C, E and F to enhance cell-turnover, reduce hyperpigmentation and ensure a smoother skin surface.

Kwizniac, $19.99
Kwizniac 2, $19.99
Kwizniac Kidz, $12.99
Kwizniac iphone/ipad app, $.99

Available at FG Bradley’s; Scholar’s Choice; Nognz; Outer Layer; Game and Hobby Zone; Snakes & Lattes; Toad Hall Toys; Treasure Island Toys; Playful Minds; Scooter Girl; Mabel’s Fables; Little Party Shoppe; Marlborough’s Stationery; Play and Learn; Tag Along Toys; The Village Quire; My Toy Shop; Mill Street Books; Mags and Fags; Trousdale’s; Neat Things; The Vintage Shoppe; Books & Company; Avid Reader; Vernon Teach & Learn; Rocking Horse; Fergus General Store; Toy Soup

Trivia countdown game where you will always get the answer… eventually. Contains general trivia questions covering people, places, things, pop culture, random topics, etc.

With compact packaging making it easy to take with you anywhere you go: parties, road trips, camping, trivia pub night etc.

Learn interesting facts about various topics while having fun and engaging in competition with your friends and family. 

Ann Taylor Pave Enamel Bangle, $48.00

These enamel cuffs are an easy, affordable and chic gift idea.

Ann Taylor’s Enamel Bangles come in “winter white” and “pale praline."

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender(16oz), $23.99

Available at Walmart, Home hardware, Sears
Take your drink with you using the travel lid, without the need for an extra cup. Convenient single-serve size, great for smoothies, icy drinks, shakes and more.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star  in Hi, Ox and Slip, $60-65
Avaliable at The bay, Soft Moc, The Shoe Company

Established in 1908, Converse is an American athletic shoe brand with nearly a century of authentic sports history and footwear innovation under its laces. The original basketball shoe is now defined as a stylish modern-day fashion staple! The All Star® Core from Converse® is a great complement to any casual ensemble.

Oakley Cool Down Duffel Bag, $60


Sized at 9" x 19" x 10", this nylon tote bag gives you a good amount of storage space without making you look like you’re heading off for a world tour. It’s made of durable nylon with subtle gathers for accents of texture. The detachable shoulder strap is adjustable, and look at the beautiful art oakley stitched into the handle straps. Carry your small accessories in the front pocket and put your water bottle or extras in the side pocket. Then go escape.


Breville Panini Grill, $129.99

Available at The Bay, Home Outfitters, Linen Chest, William Sonoma, Best Buy, etc.

Use the Panini Grill for a savory smoked chicken panini with crispy pancetta, or for sweet treats like mascarpone and amaretti. 7 adjustable height control settings – lower settings, reduce the weight on more delicate foods and also prevent toppings from being pressed out of sandwiches; higher settings are ideal for making open melt sandwiches. The ribbed, non-stick cooking plates offer a 115-square-inch cooking surface to accommodate steaks and Artisan breads. 

Deco Bloom Brenda Clutch with Chain, $42

The Brenda Clutch in Deco Bloom from Amy Butler is an elegant, slender clutch for light traveling. Features internal compartments with coordinated contrast lining, easy closure and pockets. All organic cotton, contrast piping, interior pockets including one large zipper pocket and coordinated contrast lining.   

You can purchase this product and many others at www.PAPYRUSonline.com as well as 16 Papyrus stores across Canada.

Canadian Retailers: 
Chinook Centre (Alberta)
TD Square (Alberta)
Edmonton City Centre (Alberta)
Southgate Centre (Alberta)
Lime Ridge (Ontario)
Metro Centre  (Ontario)
Markville (Ontario)
Scotia Plaza (Ontario)
Bayview Village (Ontario)
Yorkdale (Ontario)
Brookfield Place (Ontario)
Devonshire (Ontario)
Carrefour Angrignon (Quebec)
Fairview Pointe Claire (Quebec)
Cornwall Centre (Saskatchewan)

Dot by Marc Jacobs, 50ml $79, 100ml $105

Available at The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Ogilvy, Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Jean Coutu and Sephora 

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Inspired by his love of polka dots, dot is a personal signature for Marc jacobs – a favourite theme he has returned to time and again, beginning with his very first collection.
Dot is a lush juicy floral – happy and vivacious. The top captivates with a delectable blend of red berries, succulent dragonfruit, and sweet honeysuckle. The lush floral heart of the fragrance blooms with addictive jasmine mingled with energizing notes of coconut water and orange blossom. The scent rounds out with a feminine drydown of creamy vanilla, driftwood, and sensual musks.   

Sir Elton John & David Furnish designed NEST Candles, $50

Holt Renfrew worldwide exclusive
In-store pickup only

Holt Renfrew, Sir Elton John, David Furnish and NEST Fragrances partnered to create a unique limited edition candle to benefit the life-saving work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The scented candles, created exclusively for Holt Renfrew, are available in two scents –Jardin de Fleurs, a beautiful floral blend, and L’Orangerie, a citrus-based fragrance – the three-wick candles are packaged in white or orange glass vessels. A portion of proceeds from sales of the $50 candles will support the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Holt Renfrew’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the life-saving work of the Foundation, which is observing its 20th anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised more than $275 million for HIV prevention, stigma reduction, treatment, care and service programs in 55 countries worldwide

iRobot Mint Plus 5200, $299.99

Mint robots are available at the North American website, iRobot.com

iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaning robots – also great for pets -  can be found at select national retailers, like Canadian Tire, Future Shop, Home Outfitters and Costco.

iRobot Mint 5200 automatically cleans your floors using Swiffer or microfiber cloths – and they are whisper quiet in operation! The robot navigates under and around furniture, cleaning debris and pet hair in places even you can’t reach. iRobot makes a variety of home robots to clean both inside and outside your home, including the Roomba vacuum cleaning robot.


Friday, December 14, 2012


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