Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

“Love is in the air” and as we approach Valentine’s Day, here are some fun facts about this annual celebration.

  • Approximately 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged worldwide every year, making it the second most popular greeting card–giving occasion, after Christmas.
  • The first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.
  • Every Valentine’s Day the city of Verona, Italy, is flooded with letters addressed to the fictional “Juliet” from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
  • The greatest structure built in the name of love: the Taj Mahal in India. The building was created by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife.
  • In Finland Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s Day”. It’s more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.

And our final fact is that Kingsway Mall retailers’ are ready for Valentine’s Day with an impressive array of gift ideas that your loved one(s) will fall in love with.

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

“Love is in the air” and as we approach Valentine’s Day, here are some fun facts about this annual celebration.

  • Approximately 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged worldwide every year, making it the second most popular greeting card–giving occasion, after Christmas.
  • The first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.
  • Every Valentine’s Day the city of Verona, Italy, is flooded with letters addressed to the fictional “Juliet” from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
  • The greatest structure built in the name of love: the Taj Mahal in India. The building was created by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife.
  • In Finland Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s Day”. It’s more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.

And our final fact is that Kingsway Mall retailers’ are ready for Valentine’s Day with an impressive array of gift ideas that your loved one(s) will fall in love with.

 

Fitness and Wellness

Happy New Year! An annual tradition of the new year is to make resolutions.  What New Year’s resolutions did you make? Generally the most popular resolutions are health-based with people vowing to take better care of themselves…to lose weight, eat better or get fit. You can see this play out in gyms, which are packed with people in January but in the following months the crowds dwindle off.  And that’s because most people don’t stick to their resolutions.

If getting fit is your New Year’s resolution or fitness is a way of life for you, Kingsway retailers have lots of fitness gear to help you get in shape and workout wear that will have you stylin’ at the gym.

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2018!

What’s Kate Wearing?

January 17, 2018:  Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, visited Great Ormond Street Hospital to open the latest phase in the institution’s ambitious redevelopment project.

Kate met with young patients and their families to hear about their experiences at the enhanced medical centre. After officially opening the new building, the Duchess gave a short speech saying that she’d been very ‘impressed’ on her first visit to the hospital. The royal family has a long-standing relationship with the hospital with Queen Victoria becoming its first patron after it was founded in 1852.  As usual, Kate was stylishly attired and here are fashions inspired by what she wore and available at Kingsway retailers.

What’s Meghan Wearing?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were in Brixton on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 to visit youth radio station Reprezent Radio 107.3 FM. It was their first official engagement in 2018, and their second as a couple after their first appearance in Nottingham just days after they announced their engagement in November 2017. The couple were there to see the work supporting young people through creative training in radio and broadcasting, and to learn more about Reprezent Radio’s model of using music, radio and media for social impact. Here are fashions inspired by what Meghan was wearing that are available at Kingsway retailers.

Gift Ideas Under $100

We’re in the home stretch, Christmas is only a week away! Here’s our final post on gift ideas…these one are $100 & under.  At this price point, there’s lots to choose from. For kids, there’s the very popular Hatchimals Surprise, available at Hudson’s Bay or a skate board from Zumiez.  If you saw Star War’s this weekend, The Disney Store has Lego Star Wars sets or if you prefer the movie, Coco, they have a Miguel fashion backpack. There’s lots of jewelry choices at this price point from Pandora, Fossil, Peoples, Ben Moss and Micheal Hill. If someone on your list loves chocolate, how about a pail full from Purdy’s.

No time to wrap your gifts? Visit Kingsway’s Wrap & Roll Gift Wrapping Centre located beside Sephora. They’ll beautifully wrap your gifts for a donation with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation.

Gift Ideas Under $75

In two weeks it will be Christmas! How’s your shopping coming along? We’ve been busy looking for unique gift ideas for you that are under $75. In this price range there are a great selection of items including gift sets for the beauty lover from Sephora, LUSH and Shoppers Drug Mart. The Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi, an interactive toy from Mattel’s Fisher Price division, is one of the top toys for kids this Christmas. And who wouldn’t love a cozy pair of slippers or plush robe to take off the chill. There’s lots more ideas here so have a look.

What’s Meghan Wearing?

On November 27, 2017, Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle. She’s already known for her polished looks and we think she is on her way to becoming a bonafide style icon. As she carries out her royal duties, we’ll be blogging about her outfits and show you fashions influenced by her look that are available at Kingsway retailers.  Enjoy our first post and check back regularly to see what Meghan’s wearing.

Gift Ideas Under $50

Only 21days til Christmas! How’s your shopping coming along? To help you, we’ve put together some really fabulous gift ideas that cost $50 or under. One of the items is Hudson, Hudson’s Bay limited- edition, annual Charity Bear.  Through the HBC Foundation’s HEADFIRST program, 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to ‘Bring Change to Mind’, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness. What a ‘WIN-WIN’… a gift that gives back to a great cause.

Gift Ideas Under $20

The holiday spirit is in full swing at Kingway mall. Santa has arrived and our stores are filled with great gift ideas.  Here’s just a sampling at what’s available for $20 or less.  And remember, a photo with Kingsway’s Santa would make a wonderful keepsake gift for family members.