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How to impress the teen on your list Philanthropic, innovative gifts top the must-have items for adolescents this Christmas
f all the friends, family, neighbours and co-workers on your Christmas list, there’s one group of gift-recipients that are always a challenge to impress – teenagers. In the world of teens, what’s fun and fashionable can change from month to month, so keeping up with the trendiest and most popular gift ideas can take a lot of work. While a safe bet for teens is to buy them a gift card to their favourite store, sometimes it’s nice to get a little more personal and ﬁnd them something you know they’ll love. Luckily, there are plenty of places on the Semiahmoo Peninsula that can lend a hand, no matter what your teens’ style or preference. JJ + Whiskey in Ocean Park is a great bet if it’s a fashion-loving teen on your list – after all, who doesn’t love returning to school in the new year with great clothes and accessories? In addition to jeans, jackets, tops and sweaters for both men and women, JJ + Whiskey carries a number of great accessories that any teen would be thrilled to ﬁnd under the tree this year. Expected to be a very popular item this holiday season are Echo Touch gloves – made with a special material on the thumb and foreﬁnger that makes them touch-screen friendly, for use with iPhones and other such devices. These cute and functional gloves come in a variety of colours and will keep your teen’s hands warm and toasty all winter long. Another mega teen trend at the moment, according to the owners and staff at JJ + Whiskey, are Flex Watches. These brightly coloured watches come in 10 different colours and are described as “a symbol of a vibrant, active life.” Each different colour represents a charity from around the world, and for each watch purchased, 10 per cent of its cost is donated to those charities. Watch-owners are encouraged to learn about the charity associated with the colour of their watch, and help raise awareness about the need. Following with the theme of philanthropy – which now, more than ever, is a huge movement among teens and young adults – JJ + Whiskey is also carrying TOMS Shoes. This line of footwear has a “one-for-one” philosophy, meaning that for every pair of shoes purchased, the company donates a pair of shoes to a child in need. Not only are the shoes (which come in both men’s and women’s styles) fashionable, they help to instill the value of giving back, which is more
Echo Touch gloves, which can be used with touchscreen devices are a popular gift item from JJ + Whiskey, along with Flex Watches (below, left). Triple Flip has a popular line of Minky outerwear, including the Snuggle Hat (below, right). important than ever this time of year. If you’re shopping speciﬁcally for a teen or tween girl, you’ll want to check out Triple Flip at The Shops at Morgan Crossing. Fun and fashionable are the words of choice to describe Triple Flip, where you can ﬁnd colourful activewear, cozy jackets, pants, winter accessories, furry bags, jewelry and more. One of the best-selling items this time of year is the Minky Dimples jacket, described as “buttersoft and outrageously luxurious.” To keep your little fashionista warm this winter, Triple Flip also has a line of Minky accessories including scarves, mittens, neckwarmers and toques, available in six fun colours. If the teen on your list isn’t overly interested in fashion, Jay’s Clocks on 152 has a great selection of unique gift ideas. Choose from a wide selection of Canucks products, including ﬁgurines of all the most popular players, plus model cars, alarm clocks and more. The store also carries an array of sports and movie ﬁgurines that are popular this time of year, including famous MLB and NBA players, and movie characters from Sin City, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spawn and more. And for a gift that combines function and style, Jay’s Clocks carries a number of styles of Buffalo brand watches.
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Avoid last-minute panic this season There is still plenty of time to ¿nd the perfect present for the one you love
o matter how many times we pledge to get an early start on Christmas shopping, it seems that Dec. 25 sneaks up faster and faster with each passing year. If you’re one of the many shoppers on the Semiahmoo Peninsula who has yet to ﬁnd the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, there’s no need to panic just yet. There are plenty of places around town that can help you ﬁnd a gift that will have your honey smiling from earto-ear come Christmas morning. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
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Many husbands struggle with ﬁnding something special for their wives, resorting to the alltoo-often-heard phrase, “But she already has everything.” While that may seem true, it’s no excuse not to put some thought and effort into what the lady in your life may want. One safe bet that is hard to get wrong – but will always get a good reaction – is jewelry, as owner of Just Jewelry Joanne Morrison points out: “What woman doesn’t like jewelry?” With a brand new location at High Street on King George Boulevard, Just Jewelry has a stunning array of diverse, hard-to-ﬁnd pieces from local artisans and around the world. Whether she prefers the classic dainty look or is inclined to accessorize with bold, funky and bright pieces, Just Jewelry can help you ﬁnd the
perfect thing for under the tree this year. “Layering is big right now, and in order to do that, you need plenty of jewelry,” Morrison explained. “And if it’s not exactly what she’s looking for, she can easily swap it for something else – we’ve got so much to choose from.” Also recently moved in to the shops at High Street is Silhouette Fine Lingerie, where you can ﬁnd a beautiful selection of lounge and night wear ranging from the sultry and sexy to soft and snuggly. The staff at Silhouette are always happy to help you ﬁnd something the lady on your list will love, but if you’re not quite brave enough to pick something out on your own, they also sell gift certiﬁcates so she can spoil herself with something elegant and fabulous that she’s see page 5
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The new High Street location of Just Jewelry has plenty of gift ideas for women.
Thoughtful presents not so tough to ¿nd from page 4 guaranteed to cherish. Though it may not be as romantic as jewelry or lingerie, New Beauty Institute on Martin Drive has a gift suggestion that any beautyconscious woman would be thrilled to ﬁnd under the tree. The Sonic Skin Cleansing system by Clarisonic is an innovative and highly sought-after treatment that leaves skin feeling and looking healthier than ever. It removes six-times more makeup than hand-cleansing alone and helps skin-care products absorb better. With the use of the Sonic Skin Cleansing device, pores appear smaller and the appearance of ﬁne lines, wrinkles, oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes are reduced. New Beauty Institute offers three models of the Clarisonic to choose from and with each purchase of the device, owner Caree Ludwar is offering a free month of the Proellixe whole body vibration (a $99 value).
For Him As difﬁcult as it can be to ﬁnd a unique and thoughtful gift for the “woman who has everything,” some men can be equally difﬁcult to shop for. While there’s likely a long list of tools or sporting gear the man on your list might want, most women aren’t thrilled with the idea of trudging around a hardware store looking for the latest and greatest cordless drill. But if there’s one sure-ﬁre way to impress your man this holiday season, it’s by giving him something near and dear to his heart: beer. The Brewing Experience on King
George Boulevard is one of several local U-Brews that offers gift certiﬁcates for batches of delicious hand-crafted beer. One batch of beer from The Brewing Experience is the equivalent of 12 dozen beer, which will save your man the money and hassle of liquor-store runs every weekend. The toughest part of the u-brew process will be choosing what type of beer he wants to make – The Brewing Experience has more than 70 varieties of beer from countries around the world, including Canada, America, Australia, Mexico, Great Britain, Denmark and more. If your man is a little more on the fashionable side, a visit to the new location of Grasby’s Menswear on 32 Avenue is in order. With a great selection of men’s designer fashion from top brands including Hugo Boss, Strellson, J. Lindeberg and more, a mini-shopping spree at Grasby’s will ensure your hubby steps into the new year in style. Though most men may not be quick to admit it, women aren’t the only ones who enjoy a little pampering this time of year. At MenZone Hair Co., men can receive the VIP grooming treatment, whether it’s a simple haircut or traditional hot-towel shave. MenZone even offers specially designed men’s spa packages, which can include a variety of treatments, including a haircut, hottowel shave, facial, foot scrub or massage. It may not be something a man would think to treat himself to, but a gift certiﬁcate to MenZone will leave him relaxed, rejuvenated and looking great.
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Fight boredom one game at a time Educational, social activities make for popular alternative to video games
f you have kids and teens on your gift list this year, chances are there have been requests for the latest video game or tech toy. And while such gifts are a guarantee for an excited reaction come Christmas morning, over the past few years there has also been a shift towards board games and puzzles, which can provide kids and teens with a more social, educational experience and even bring together the whole family. Sandy Smith, co-owner of Cotton ‘N’ Crayon in Ocean Park, said many parents can’t relate to the electronic gaming craze many of their kids are caught up in, whereas board games – both classic and modern – present an opportunity to teach kids new skills while bonding as a family. “With so much electronic gaming going on, you often get parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents that want to initiate a different kind of play. Something a little more social,” Smith explained. The wonderful world of games can start for children as young as three, according to Smith, who has a number of options for the
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Cotton 'N' Crayon carries a variety of entertaining board games for players of all ages – including Settlers of Catan, Labyrinth and What's Rubbish? three-to-six age range, many based on memory skills and number- or colour-matching. As you move into a slightly older age group (ﬁve to nine), Smith said the games become a little more strategic, involving moves both forward and backwards along the
board, which teach kids not to get frustrated by setbacks. Some favourites for this age group include River, Roads and Rails, a picture-matching game where the object is to build up roads, railroads and waterways; and Tell a Story, which helps develop verbal and
imagination skills using picture cards that players use to make up stories. Once you enter the eight to adult age group, the game options are practically endless, starting with the classics of chess and checkers, which Smith said are particularly popular at Christmas time for grandparents who want to engage in some gaming with their grandkids. Perhaps the most popular game in this category, however, is one that Smith said has been going strong since Cotton ‘N’ Crayon ﬁrst opened 26 years ago. Labyrinth involves a maze built of both ﬁxed and moving pieces, which players can move with each turn. The object of the game is for the players’ characters to move through the maze looking for tokens. Smith said this game is popular with kids, teens and adults alike and doesn’t take too long to play. New this year is an electronic version of Labyrinth, which includes a talking book and includes plenty of magic, danger and mystical creatures. see page 12
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Peninsula Cycles owner Damian O'Hagan has a wide selection of bicycles for all ages and riding abilities. A West Coast Golf Group gift card is good for rounds of golf and other items at three different courses, including Hazelmere (below). Melissa Smalley photo
The gifts sports lovers dream about For cycling enthusiasts or golf nuts, the perfect athletic-themed present is close at hand
iving in the Lower Mainland, home to several successful and exciting sports teams, it’s easy to understand why there are so many sports enthusiasts in our community. Whether it’s a fan who prefers to indulge in his or her love of sports from the comfort of their living room couch, or one that loves to get out and take part in the action themselves, there are plenty of great options for the perfect gift this holiday season. While any sports lover would probably be thrilled to ﬁnd tickets to a Canucks game under the Christmas tree, scoring seats to the see the near-Stanley-Cup-winning team can be a difﬁcult – and expensive – task, to say the least. But that doesn’t mean the hockey-lover on your list has to be disappointed come Dec. 25. There’s plenty of exciting hockey action to be taken in right in our own backyard, when the Surrey Eagles take on their BCHL foes from around the province at South Surrey Arena. Not only are tickets to Eagles’ games affordable ($13 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and $7 for kids 6-12), but chances are you’ll be able to catch some rising stars in
action – one notable former Eagle is Montreal Canadien Scott Gomez. Though the Eagles’ season is well underway, there are still plenty of home games scheduled for the new year, plus playoffs should the Birds keep up their winning ways. If you step outside on a sunny day, chances are you’ll see at least a handful of cyclists taking advantage of our beautiful Peninsula landscape while getting some exercise. If there’s a cycling enthusiast on your list this year, Damian O’Hagan of
Peninsula Cycles on 152 Street has plenty of great ideas for under the tree. One popular gift item that O’Hagan recommends is an indoor bike trainer. This device allows a cyclist to use their mountain or road bike indoors, converting it into a stationary bike so enthusiasts don’t have to brave the inclement weather in order to maintain a training regime over the winter. For those who are fearless about facing the cold, wind and rain on
their two-wheeled transportation, O’Hagan carries a number of safety and comfort accessories, including ﬂashing lights for riding in the dark as well as gloves, hats and other apparel to stay warm and dry. While kids’ bikes used to be a huge seller this time of year, O’Hagan admits that he’s seen a decline in bikes as Christmas gifts for young ones over the past decade or so. And while it may be easier to hide a video game in a closet or disguise it in wrapping paper under the tree, Peninsula Cycles has a vast selection of bikes for kids of all ages and riding abilities, including fun and affordable starter bikes for the really young ones. O’Hagan notes that if keeping a bike as a surprise is an issue, they have a layaway program in which they’ll keep it safe and sound until you’re ready to pick it up just before the big day. For the absolute ultimate in cycling accessories, that acts as a gift for the entire family, O’Hagan recommends a Chariot, a multifunctional bike trailer that kids can safely and comfortably ride in behind mom or dad. These hugely popular items – made by a Canadian company see page 11
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Apparel, gear and books all great options from page 10 – can be used behind a bike, as a stroller or jogger or towed behind a cross-country skier with the right attachments. For every hockey or cycling enthusiast on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, there is at least one avid golfer, and there are plenty of gift options if you have one on your shopping list this year. At South Surrey’s Hazelmere Golf Course, one of the best bets, according to Mike White, is a West Coast Golf Group gift card. These cards can be used at any of the WCGG courses – Hazelmere, Swan-E-Set or Belmont – for anything from a round of golf, to tennis games, lesson packages and food/drinks. With it being the off-season right now, White said there are a number of great deals to be found at Hazelmere’s pro-shop, including a promotion offering a free round of golf in the 2012 season if you buy an in-stock golf bag. Another stop to make when shopping for the golf-lover on your list is Golf Town at Morgan Crossing. General Manager Ryan Felbel recommends the JEF World of Golf Ultimate Putting System – a
Sports-themed books – including biographies of Bob Lenarduzzi and Shaquille O'Neal, available at Black Bond Books – make a great gift for sports enthusiasts. nine-foot mat for practising putting, that will automatically shoot the ball back to you. This system is perfect for the avid golfer who can’t wait to get back out on the course when the weather improves. Another popular gift idea is the Golden Tee Golf game, a home
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coupons for courses around the province. Though bookworms and sports junkies may not normally have a lot in common, there are some great athletics-themed books out this holiday season that Cathy Jesson of Black Bond Books would recommend to any sports fan. After decades as a familiar face on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, Ron MacLean has released Cornered: Hijinks, Highlights, Late Nights and Insights, which covers his early days in radio and weather forecasting and his years as Don Cherry’s sidekick. Vancouver’s most iconic soccer personality, Bob Lenarduzzi, has also released a book, co-authored by longtime sports journalist Jim Taylor. Bob Lenarduzzi: A Canadian Soccer Story pays homage to the Whitecaps’ president’s longspanning soccer career and his achievements raising the proﬁle of the sport in Canada. Described as “bigger than life in every way,” NBA star Shaquille O’Neal tells all about his career both on and off the basketball court in Shaq Uncut, My Story, a popular seller so far this holiday season in the world of sports books.
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from page 7 For older board-game enthusiasts, by far one of the most popular choices for the past few years is Settlers of Catan, a multi-player game appropriate for players aged 10 and up. Players assume the roles of settlers, each trying to build up their settlement while trading and acquiring various resources. As their settlements grow, players are rewarded points and the ďŹ rst to reach a set number of points is the winner. Cotton â€˜Nâ€™ Crayon also has a number of smaller-scale games â€“ including mini trivia games and word games â€“ as well as singleplayer games including Penguins on Ice and Pathwords. Over at Crescent Beach Toys, one of the most 'tried and tested' games is Jishaku, a two-player magnet game that is easy to set up and perfect for a quick round or two between rivals. Another hugely popular game this year is a slightly cheeky dice game called Doggy Doo, that kids tend to love because of the â€˜grossâ€™ factor.
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Single-player games are also a popular choice for young ones who may not have a sibling to play with. The game involves feeding a toy dog, then rolling the dice and squeezing his leash based on what the player has rolled. After the food works its way through the dog, eventually, the inevitable happens, and players have a â€œpooper scooperâ€? to clean up after their toy mutt. When a player cleans up three times, they win. Though it may be slightly crude, this game is popular with kids around six to eight who ďŹ nd the dogâ€™s wagging tail and sound effects hilarious.
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With the kids out of school until after New Year's Day, there are plenty of places around the Semiahmoo Peninsula to have a little family fun time.
Family fun beyond Christmas morning T he countdown to Christmas is on, and for many students on the Peninsula, there's only a few more days of school before the doors are closed for Winter break. While the excitement of the holidays can be enough to keep your kids busy for a few days, there's still two full weeks to keep the young ones entertained before they head back to school in January. A perfect way to spend some quality time with your kids, while allowing them to burn off some energy, is ice skating. Centennial Arena (14600 North Bluff Rd.) will be holding Holiday Break Family Skates daily Dec. 19 to Jan 3 (excluding Christmas and Boxing Day), from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the rink is designated for Stick & Puck time – which means face-shield helmets for all children, helmets for adults and plastic pucks and wooden sticks only. Once 12:30 rolls around, it's Family Skate time. After an afternoon of ice skating, you can take your kids to Sandcastle Bowling Lanes for some more affordable family fun. With ﬁve-pin and 10 pin lanes, a few hours of bowling is guaranteed fun for all skill levels, and Sandcastle has a full menu of food items, including a kids' menu. Another favourite among young ones on the Semiahmoo Peninsula is a trip to South Surrey Arena to catch the Surrey Eagles playing on home ice. Over the holidays, the Eagles are set to take on Cowichan
Valley Capitals on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $13 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $7 for children ages six to 12 and kids under ﬁve are free. If you need to keep the kids occupied while you ﬁnish up work or run some errands, the City of White Rock has some winter holiday camps to keep them entertained. Holiday Art Capades, for kids seven to 12, runs at White Rock Community Centre for ﬁve days from 1 to 3 p.m. the week of Dec. 19. This program includes a dazzling winter wonderland of festive art activities using plenty of fun materials, and allows kids the chance to make special crafty gifts for their loved ones. Introductory Holiday Hockey programs are offered for kids aged four to six, as well as six to nine years. Participants will learn basic skating, passing and stick-handling skills and rules of the game. Dates and times vary depending on the age group – check out the City of White Rock's Winter Leisure Guide for more details. The South Surrey Recreation Centre also has a number of activities going on over the Christmas break, including dropin sports. Youth volleyball, family sports, youth ﬂoor hockey, stay-andplay and pre-teen drop-in are just a few of the things going on at the 14601 20 Avenue facility over the next few weeks – for a full schedule, visit www.surrey.ca
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Put a little 'sparkle' under the tree T
he holiday season is all about things that sparkle â€“ from twinkling light displays to beautifully trimmed trees and even the eyes of little ones on Christmas morning. For a gift that truly sparkles, nothing beats jewelry. Whether economical or extravagant, a piece of jewelry under the Christmas tree this year is guaranteed to be greeted with pure happiness. And that joy is sure to last well beyond Boxing Day and New Yearâ€™s, according to Keith Davis, owner of International Gems on 152 Street. â€œJewelry is a great gift to give at Christmas, itâ€™s timeless, it can be passed down to others,â€? Davis said, noting itâ€™s wise to put some thought into the gift ahead of time. â€œBeing mindful of who youâ€™re buying for and having some direction as far as the piece you want to focus on is a good idea.â€? This time of year, Davis said diamonds are always a popular choice, and International Gems has a large range of pieces to choose from, including diamond pendants and tennis bracelets, studs, hoop earrings and, of course, rings. Christmas is also a popular time for couples to upgrade their wedding bands or engagement rings to something a little nicer
that they perhaps couldnâ€™t afford when they were ďŹ rst married. And while price is something that needs to be considered when shopping for jewelry, Davis said the diversity in pieces at International Gems â€“ from very high-end items to smaller, more affordable gifts â€“ allows shoppers on any budget to ďŹ nd the perfect item for someone special. When it comes to trends in jewelry, one of the most highly sought-after lines for the past few years has been Pandora charms, available at Rochells Jewellers in Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. These elegant and unique bracelets can be customized with hand-ďŹ nished charms that come in hundreds of designs and a range of prices. According to store owner Amin Dhanani, another very popular choice is the Swarovski line of jewelry, made up of elegant pieces adorned with crystals that are sure to bring some sparkle into their recipientâ€™s life. Choose from earrings, necklaces and bracelets â€“ many in special holiday-themed styles â€“ and all with that radiant shimmer Swarovski crystals are famous for. Melissa Smalley photo While the majority of jewelry shoppers Amin Dhanani of Rochells Jewellers displays a selection of this time of year are men on the lookout for see page 22 Gucci watches. Left, one of the popular Pandora charm bracelets.
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