Saturday 15th December 10.00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Remember how much you used to love to choose a Christmas present for your mom and dad when you were little? How grown up it made you feel? Well we want every child to experience that!
On our last day of service every year, we open a special one-day-only “pop-up shop” for the children of our registered families to “shop” for their parents or caregivers. We fill the Shoppe with new, unwrapped gifts that are appropriate for kids to choose from for moms and dads.
On Kids Only day, parents escort their kids to the Kids Only Gift Shoppe, where the children are met by a Shopping Elf who joins them in their tour of the Shoppe…kind of like a personal elf shopper! Once the right gift has been selected, Wrapping Elves take over.
After a quick visit with Santa and Mrs Claus, each child is sent home with their wrapped gifts, a small stuffed toy from Santa, and dreams of sugar plums dancing in their heads.
If you’d like to support our Kids Only Gift Shoppe, here are a few good donation ideas for moms and dads (we try to keep the price point to about $10):
- Tea and coffee mugs
- Tim Horton’s / Waves / Once Upon a Tea Leaf gift cards
- Hand-knit slippers, mittens and hats
- Baseball caps (CFL, NFL, NHL, etc)
- Gift certificates for a hot shave at Rami’s Cuts or Game Day Cutz
- Manicure sets
- Small tools, headlamps, etc
- Sport team-related winter hats & scarves
- Cozy throw blankets
- Men’s slippers
Or make a cash donation and we’ll do the shopping!