We’ve all been there. You think you found the perfect gift for someone and then as soon as they open it, they don’t have the same sparkle in their eyes that you did when you bought it for them.
I think we have all been the receiver or giver of a gift that just didn’t impress. For me personally when I want something I tend to just buy it myself, so I’m pretty hard to shop for.
With that being said, I’ll never forget the worst gift I ever got.
I believe it was actually a birthday present and I was a teenager. My mom handed me a wrapped box and I quickly unwrapped it with excitement to reveal an automatic card shuffler. Yes, that’s right, an automatic card shuffler… for someone who doesn’t even really play cards.
I guess I happened to mention in passing that the card shuffler looked cool when I was going through a catalogue and my mom took that as a sign that it would be a great gift for me. It will always go down as the worst present I have ever received (sorry mom!).
When it comes to gifts, it can be really tough to figure out what your receiver wants or needs. A gift that I have asked for a lot (as well as gifted a lot… especially to my mom of all people) is a gift card to the Outlet Collection of Winnipeg (OCW). OCW is located here in Winnipeg on Sterling Lyon Parkway and includes some of my favourite retailers like Off Saks Fifth Avenue, Dynamite, Call It Spring, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, and more. Best of all, their gift cards actually work at every Ivanhoe Cambridge mall across Canada, meaning that if you are travelling this season, you can use it at other malls, like the Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport (Edmonton), CrossIron Mills (Calgary), Metropolis at Metrotown (Vancouver), Vaughan Mills (Toronto), and more.
The gift cards are available in denominations between $25 and $1,000, and since it’s the holidays, I know that OCW has been offering some promos, so definitely make sure you check out their official site or their Instagram.
So, instead of trying to figure out what to get someone this season, just let them pick out something they really want. In case you don’t live in Winnipeg, or are too busy to pop by OCW, you can also order the gift cards through Shopping.ca, where they come housed in a stylish box which can be reused.
I still don’t know what I’m getting my mom for Hanukkah this year, but truthfully, it probably will be a OCW gift card since I know she loves getting them and it allows her to pick out a gift that she really wants… unlike the automatic card shuffler she got me years ago.
Do you plan on gifting a Outlet Collection of Winnipeg/Ivanhoe Cambridge gift card this season?
Please note, this post is sponsored by Ivanhoe Cambridge. All opinions are my own.
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