Last minute Yorkville shopping guide

December 18th, 2014


Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the final weekend before Christmas which means you better get all your shopping done before it’s Christmas Eve and you’re scrambling! We’re going to give you a quick guide on Christmas shopping, the hours, where to get some complimentary gift wrapping, and where you can find the best special gifts for everyone on your list.

Ready? Get your pen and paper out because we’ve got some tips and tricks!

Holt Renfrew offers free valet parking at both Holt Renfrew on Bloor, and Holt Renfrew Men when you spend over $250.00 (it’s $25.00 otherwise). Plus, they already wrap the gift in boxes/bags with tissue and there’s few things more exciting than seeing a flurry of magenta under your tree Christmas morning (and it saves you the hassle of wrapping!).

Louis Vuitton offers free monogramming on many of their products. And nothing says “this is mine!” more than your initials monogrammed on a beautiful piece of leather, right?

Speaking of monograms, Burberry is also allowing customers to monogram their new scent, My Burberry. It smells nice and the recipient will love that you thought of them when buying it. The monogram is a great touch!

Various stores also offer gift wrapping, or at least gift boxes so be sure to ask. H&M, Kate Spade, J. Crew, Anthropologie and almost every other store if they can help you make your present look a little more fancy. They’ll be glad to help!

Many stores in Yorkville will extend their hours next week, but it’s best to check with each individual boutique and shop before heading over. If you’re still holding on to some vacation days, next week would be the best time to take one before Christmas to get all your shopping done as most stores do still close earlier than they do in malls.

And if you need any last minute gift ideas, check out our Yorkville wishlist from last week.