Home For The Holidays

The holidays are around the corner, and while the meaning behind the season remains unchanged, how we celebrate might be a little different. We will be sharing cherished moments, sharing gifts and sharing love – we need to make a few adjustments to the way we share them.

If you need a little help with ideas to help you check off your holiday gift-giving list, we have a curated list of our local Central City shops to help make your gift exchange super special. Did you know that by shopping at Central City you support over 140 local shops, restaurants and services? For the holidays, find the season’s best with shops that cater to your everyday needs and gifts ideas no matter your budget to delight your whole family. Read on for our top suggestions for gift ideas, and we even have ideas if you feel a little charitable and can support our local charities.

Commemorate your relationship with the coveted Pandora bracelet exclusively available at Rochells Jewellers. You can add charms to an existing bracelet or select a brand-new bracelet for cherish unforgettable moments. Or try Gariné Jewellers, specializing in expressions of love, friendship and pride all symbolized through their beautiful jewelry.

Looking for fashionable gifts for her? Check out Winners, where you can choose from a selection of styles for the special “her” in your life with a stylish selection of dresses, jeans, cozy sweaters and specialty items like necklaces, rings, and watches. If you need some creative inspiration, come check out the themed window display at the east side upper level between Epic Menswear and Shoe Warehouse featuring beautiful women’s fashion.

How about some gifts for kids? Find some delightful fashion at Urban Planet, Ardene, Angel’s Kisses or for the sporty kid, drop by Foot Locker. You can’t go wrong with Black Bond Books with their vast array of kid’s books or the latest YA (young adult) selection. Do you have a traditional or video gamer in your household? try Gamer’s Choice or Craving for a Game for games that delight all age groups. Come and check out our kids themed window display located at the north entrance next to SFU featuring some fun ideas for kids if you need some ideas.

Best Buy can help you find the best gadget for all the tech enthusiasts on your Christmas list. Ranging from smartwatches and smart home technology or automation devices to the best hair styling tools in the industry, you’re sure to find something for everyone. If you need some additional inspiration, come and find the men’s fashion inspired themed window display located between Gariné Jewellers and WIRELESSWAVE.

Central City offers all of the latest makeup trends and products at Shoppers Drug Mart. You can shop for drugstore and high-end products or find face masks and spa essentials for anyone looking to rejuvenate after a long year. If you are looking for inspiration, come and check out some great finds in the window display across from Burger King.

If you want to be in tip-top shape for those holiday pictures, make sure you book an appointment with all the safety and health precautions in place at Attractions Barber, Man Cave Barber Shop, Central Hair Bar, Platinum Hair Design or get your nails pampered at ProfessioNail.

For last-minute ideas, stop by Dollarama or Buck or Two Plus or XIMI Vogue, for a wide selection of wonderful general merchandise, seasonal items at a great value.

If you are like us, you are already planning the holiday menu for Christmas Eve and beyond. For all the ingredients and more, visit Walmart, T&T Supermarket, Farm Fresh Produce and Maxim’s Bakery.

The holidays are as much about giving as they are about receiving. This month for #GivingTuesday, we are donating Central City Gift Cards to a few of our local organizations. We invite you to join us on Instagram/Facebook, in our collective effort to thank and celebrate the hard work of our heroes at the Surrey Food Bank, Surrey Hospital Foundation and the BC SPCA Surrey division. We invite you to learn more about them and if you can, consider donating.

The Surrey Food Bank offers people nutritious food in a respectful and dignified environment alongside opportunities to engage with organizations and services beyond huger. With a motto of “hand up, not a hand out”, they’ve been a part of Surrey and North Delta’s community for over 35 years. Learn more by visiting Surrey Food Bank.

As one of 44 locations across the province, this facility serves sick, neglected, abused and homeless animals, with volunteers and staff working tirelessly to provide care and facilitate adoption. Learn more by visiting BC SPCA Surrey or other branches.

Surrey Hospital Foundation is the largest non-government funder of healthcare for families in Surrey and surrounding Fraser Valley communities. This mighty organization provides support to Surrey Memorial Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, and many specialized programs for all age groups. To learn more, visit Surrey Hospital Foundation.

The spirit of Christmas is one of generosity, kindness and reflection. The best Christmas gift is a reflection of the good times you’ve shared with your friends and family. From our Central City bubble to yours, we hope the holidays are full of health, joy and all the things you wished for!