You might be waffling about shopping online because you’re old fashioned and still remember the glossy pages of the department store catalogues. On the other hand, you could be one of those folks that doesn’t really believe the things you see on the Internet are real and can actually wind up right at your doorstep if your order them. Regardless of which category you fall under, there are many compelling reasons why you should shop online. Here are a few of the bigger ones.
Now while it is true you could shop from home before flipping through the pages of the latest department store catalogue, the inventory you can access online dwarfs what you could expect from those printed publications. Today’s online gift shop can rotate stock in and out from any inventory usually with only a few clicks. The results are more selection at your fingertips.
Find the right online gift shop and you’ll get an all-in-one experience where you don’t even need to get up from your seat to complete the purchase. Gift wrapping and low or even free shipping are just a few of the features that make it easier than ever to buy online.
Setting up an internet based business usually means entrepreneurs can save on advertising, warehousing and other costs associated with the older, more traditional brick and mortar models. Smart online gifts shop owners pass these savings along to you.
Finally, the Internet is the best place to get great gift ideas for those hard to shop for people on any holiday list. A quick search using the right term will supply you with literally thousands of ideas to get you started.
Buying unique gifts for children can be difficult, especially those that captivate and educate at the same time. As far as well thought out designs lending themselves to hours of enjoyment, the development of motor skills and learning the alphabet, the French company Janod is a fine and welcome addition to our practical and stylish kid’s gifts lineup.
Their Alphabet Train Floor Puzzle will stir interest in all ages when it arrives in a gorgeous hat box complete with an elegant carrying handle. The puzzle comes with animals riding along in each lettered car and is almost 10 feet long when all the 27 pieces are assembled. Each piece is constructed of thick, specially made cardboard with letters of the alphabet clearly imprinted on them. It’s perfect for children three to six years old.
The wonderful Janod Magnetibook Vehicles toy is a great companion to the floor puzzle and comes in its own stylish and attractive Magnetibook case that looks like a book but carries all the vehicle creator templates and parts. Children from three to eight years will spend hours building vehicles while developing their motor skills with this great gift that also boosts creativity.
Supporting the local economy makes sense under any circumstances but becomes even more satisfying when the baby gifts you’re choosing are handmade right here in Canada from colourful cotton fabric prints.
Pippalily is a success story that includes a variety of diaper clutches, baby blankets and other items. Pippalily has been featured in Today’s Parent and on CityLine and the owner supports a variety of causes in their community including The Hospital For Sick Children Foundation and The Canadian arm of Feed The Children.
Size, convenience and style all find a common meeting point with any of the diaper clutch options. These are the perfect solution for those times when it’s not necessary to bring the whole diaper bag along. Handy and accessible, these clutches are spacious too with room for four size 6 diapers, a travel wipes case and an interior pocket for everything like keys and a debit card for Mom.
Pippalily’s high quality handmade baby blankets make for unique gifts that show without reservation how much you care, they offer soft plush minky chenille on one side and stylish cotton fabric on the other. Perfect for the stroller or car seat, these all come with soft rounded edges that have baby in mind.
Combine a baby blanket with a matching diaper clutch for the perfect baby shower gift.
Bechimex is a Canadian company whose baby gifts blend safe cuddly materials with uncompromising craftsmanship.
From the lovingly embroidered Elephant in the Elephant Baby Gift Set that comes complete with an organic cotton hat and bodysuit in a cloth covered box that can double as a diaper container or storage for other baby things, to the adorable Monkey Baby Gift Set that is made of 100% organic cotton, these make perfect baby shower gifts from a thoughtful relative or friend.
Bechimex offers a diaper bag and other unique gifts sure to impress with a nod to fine, cute detail that’s apparent in each and every one. There’s also a commitment here at What A Jewel to bringing our valued clients the best in baby gifts, some of which are made right here in Canada, as well as the best from around the world.
To that end, we’ve been careful to put together baby gifts and accessories that cover all the bases for you, to make your shopping experience a seamless and enjoyable one. That’s why we offer both gift wrapping and a choice of shipping options, so everything you need is right here on one site.
Business Development Bank of Canada Survey Touts Shopping Online
The chances are if you’re reading this article, you already understand why buying from an online gift shop generally, and one that features Made in Canada products like our Warm Buddy items specifically, is a great idea. However, if you need a quick refresher on the advantages of both, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) recently published some of their findings just prior to the Christmas Gift season.
Although there were five trends that included consumers showing a preference for Canadian made items as the ethical and environmental choice outlined in the survey, these same respondents leaned toward the internet as an outstanding place to buy unique gifts.
Shopping from start to finish, right from the comfort of your own home is one of the biggest advantages to shopping online. When you consider the BDC survey also says that 46% of consumers do their research online, you’ll see why clicking on our site to get all of your Christmas gifts, offers a complete one-stop experience and the only place you’ll need.
Timeless, Graceful and Unique: Don’t Bypass Howling Dog Art Jewelley This Holiday Season
Big box stores sell big box items that are okay for some holiday shoppers. There’s nothing wrong with checking off the names on your Christmas Gifts lists as you wheel a shopping cart up and down their aisles, but here at What A Jewel, we strive to look after those tastes that are a little different and a lot more discerning.
To that end, we’re especially proud to showcase the Made in Canada items like the elegant offerings from Christine Ng-Nickerson and her brand, Howling Dog Art Jewellery.
This self-taught designer has enjoyed a career spanning 13 years and has had her work showcased in fine boutiques nationally. Here you find an exceptional inventory of the finest pendants, earrings and even a Seaglass Silver Bracelet that will quickly enter the category of unique gifts always cherished and never forgotten.
Simple classic design that works for everyday or special occasions is the benchmark and one look at the Blue Starfish Pendant and you’ll understand how irreplaceable this piece made in British Columbia can be.
Remember you’ll find nothing from Howling Dog Art Jewellery on any department store shelves. You can purchase the jewellery from our online gift shop, we will gift wrap it and deliver it.
Here are a few easy ways to make holiday shopping for unique gifts less stressful
Tis the season to be jolly, and stressed out for a lot of holiday shoppers. Long lines, not knowing what to buy for that hard to please person on the list, and the general belt tightening that’s become the norm. When you’ve got those factors and others weighing on you, choosing Christmas gifts isn’t always all that much fun. Here’s a few ways to make it festive again.
Start by taking some of Saint Nick’s advice even if you’re an adult and not looking for a delightful Baby Gift, and make a list anyway. Organization is everything on this busiest of seasons, so make a list of people and include some gift ideas and the maximum you want to spend for each person.
Remember to start early and if you are shopping at an online gift shop make sure you check up on the shipping and delivery times. Waiting until the last minute means many of the premier Christmas Gifts like the beautiful Canadian Made Jewellery by Howling Dog Art, might be sold out, as stores may not be able to replenish stocks until the new year.
Finally, be sure to take advantage of those little extras like the direct shipping to friends and family living far away and the gift wrapping services that are offered by the high end online gift shops.
When the snow starts to fly, the mercury drops and the colour and pageantry of the Christmas Season envelopes us all, who better to buy from than a Canadian company that understands how to make each offering a one of a kind experience?
Pico Charlie Cole provides only the very best Christmas gifts with their exquisite line of baby, body bath and home products that are all well appointed and sure to inspire memories for years to come. The Dragonfly Hostess Gift is a fine example of how this Markham based firm places attention to fine detail at the forefront of everything they do.
Packaged in a striking brown box and packaged with a ribbon and bow, this Pico hostess gift includes a cotton towel embroidered with a dragonfly and two squares of the finest glycerine soap.
Baby gift cases, wash cloths and throws add to the appeal for discerning shoppers and HIS and HERS as well as Waffle Weave hand towels complete with a Belgian linen border complement the full line Pico Charlie Cole provides.
Remember that regardless of which fine choice you make, we offer both gift wrapping and delivery services here at What A Jewel to complete a worry free experience.
When you’re looking for unique gifts that will bring a smile to his face at Christmas or any other time, it’s a sure bet adding a little something that’s designed to last by our friends from Germany, will fit the bill perfectly.
AceCamp is the name that carries an outstanding reputation for outdoor equipment and accessories for his boat, car or camper. Safety first is the motto for everyone that loves the natural life and this company offers a multitude of sturdy, innovative and practical ways to light up the outdoor life.
AceCamp’s 3 LED Headlamp comes with innovative features like stretchable, adjustable straps and three different lighting modes. Don’t forget to look over the LED pocket lantern and the amazing LED lamp and flashlight options as well and remember these fit into the tradesman’s toolbox just as well as the camper’s duffel bag.
There’s more. Leave it to the Germans to come up with the complete list of things he’ll need, but would have otherwise not thought of. A multi tool with seven useful functions, a folding military shovel and auto safety tool for the practical side, and then a few different flasks to choose from when the boys decide to cut loose.