The man in red and white has a long his­tory of ar­riv­ing in Toronto in style

Richmond Hill Post - - Holiday Gift Guide -

In years past, Santa Claus would of­ten keep chil­dren guess­ing as to how he would ar­rive in the city for his cel­e­bra­tory pa­rade. Rich­mond Hill saw its first Santa Claus Pa­rade in 1911, when a very cheer­ful Kris Kringle trav­elled down Yonge Street on a float with a lit­tle log house and chim­ney. In 1919, Santa came in an air­plane, land­ing in a field near Eglin­ton Av­enue and Yonge Street, where a large crowd had gath­ered to greet him. Be­tween 1930 and 1935, Santa rode in a char­iot, sil­ver fish and the ca­boose of a train. Fi­nally, in 1935, he rode on a sleigh drawn by eight rein­deer and has been con­tent with that float ever since.

In­dulge with Cho­co­lada this hol­i­day sea­son. Whether you seek a deca­dent cake, savoury pie, an as­sort­ment of pas­tries, or a sim­ple dessert, Cho­co­lada is pre­pared with a di­verse se­lec­tion in stock, and al­ways happy to fill spe­cial or­ders for your hol­i­day needs. Hol­i­day Yule Log - $35 CHO­CO­LADA 180 Stee­les Ave. West, Unit 11 905 882 4825

For the per­fect gift, William Ash­ley car­ries the finest se­lec­tion of world renowned brands. The Rein­deer Candy/ Nut Dish by Nambé ef­fort­lessly fills a room with sea­sonal bon­homie and char­ac­ter with its strik­ing antlers and gen­er­ously sized body - just add sweets or nuts for a sea­sonal sweet touch! Nambé Rein­deer Candy/Nut Dish, $77 WILLIAM ASH­LEY 131 Bloor Street West - 416 964 2900 www.Wil­liamAsh­

Linea In­tima is the place to go for high qual­ity in­ti­mate ap­parel, pre­mium lin­gerie brands, hard-to-find styles/ sizes, mas­tec­tomy bras and bathing suits. Our mis­sion is to "im­prove women's lives one bra at a time!" Dress­ing Flo­ral red set by Lise Charmel will en­sure you have the best gift un­der the tree this year. Bra - $218, Panty - $169 LINEA IN­TIMA 416 913 7991 - for all lo­ca­tions visit www.lin­eain­

Shaynee’s Gift Se­lec­tions car­ries one of the most ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Michael Aram in Toronto. In­spired by the beauty of the Calla Lily Flower, the ar­chi­tec­tural, curv­ing shape of the flower is strong, yet sug­gests an in­tense sen­su­al­ity, pu­rity and in­no­cence. Michael Aram Calla Lily Rose Bowl. Price avail­able on re­quest. SHAYNEE’S GIFT SE­LEC­TIONS 3501 Bathurst St. - 416 787 4497 441 Clark Ave. W. - 905 709 0430

Cel­e­brate with sweet sea­sonal cakes, tarts, pas­tries and cook­ies. Spread cheer with Gift Bas­kets brim­ming with con­fec­tions from Small In­dul­gences and CH Oco­late. Bûches de Noël: 10" large $47, 8" small $27. DUFFLET PAS­TRIES 2638 Yonge Street 416-484-9080

ardith one is cel­e­brat­ing 47 years. Our shop has the best se­lec­tion of func­tional hand­crafted pot­tery in Toronto. Com­pli­men­tary gift wrap­ping is avail­able, as al­ways. We are fea­tur­ing hand­made porce­lain “Santa” Christ­mas tree or­na­ments by Lou Han­son at $16.95 each. ardith one 3311 Yonge Street - 416 487 7766

The Thule Mo­tion L is de­signed to fit to­day's Com­pact Util­ity Ve­hi­cles and still give hatch clear­ance. The Mo­tion line is Thule's pre­mium cargo box with 16 cu­bic foot ca­pac­ity. Car­ries skis, snow­boards and gear. MSRP $869.95 Bring this ad, save $70. RACK AT­TACK 116 Laird Drive - 416 424 1201 3145 Dun­das St. W. Unit 12a - 905 828 7225 90 Winges Rd. Unit 20 - 905 264 7775 www.rack­at­

Ross Petty Pro­duc­tions’ brand new ver­sion of The Wizard Of Oz will have chil­dren and adults alike click­ing their heels (more than 3 times) to pop songs, dances, jokes, ad libs and a gen­er­ous help­ing of au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion. El­gin Theatre Nov 30-Jan 5. Tick­ets start­ing at $27 ROSS PETTY PRO­DUC­TIONS El­gin Theatre - 189 Yonge Street 855 599 9090

So­phis­ti­cated Ital­ian life­style brand, Furla has a dis­tinc­tive play­ful spirit and con­tem­po­rary el­e­gance. This hand­bag is de­signed in veg­e­tal tanned col­or­block leather and grained leather and can be also worn as a cross­body bag thanks to its re­mov­able and ad­justable strap. Furla Bel­laria as seen in photo and in black and off white. $485 PAOLA DI 3357 Yonge St. - 416 322 0430 pao­[email protected]

These per­son­al­ized Var­sity ini­tial neck­laces are a great way to make your gift stand out. Avail­able in 14k yel­low or white gold. These easy to layer neck­laces make a per­fect gift that will be trea­sured for­ever. Start­ing at $170 plus tax for 1 let­ter SAMUEL KLEIN­BERG JEWELLERS 3130 Bathurst St. #204 416 789 7557 samuelk­lein­ shop­mel­spi­

A large va­ri­ety of pretty and fun lighted bot­tle stop­pers at Pep­pertree Klas­sics. Lots of fun for hol­i­day gift giv­ing. This is the per­fect host­ess gift! See you soon at Pep­pertree Klas­sics! Bot­tle stop­pers and other great gift ideas are now 20% off! $25 to $30 PEP­PERTREE KLAS­SICS 137 Main St., Markham 905 294 3882 - www.pep­

Make the hol­i­day sea­son sparkle with a time­less and el­e­gant eter­nity band for your loved one. This ladies’ white gold eter­nity band set with 16 round bril­liant cut di­a­monds weigh­ing 3.9 0 carat to­tal weight of (VS) in clar­ity and (F-G) in colour. All sizes avail­able. White Gold Eter­nity Band - $10,900 VAN RIJK JEWELLERS 90 Eglin­ton Ave. E - 416 440 0123 www.van­

Do you love clas­sic cot­ton nightwear? Con­sider Hanro, the epit­ome of Swiss qual­ity. The vi­sion of qual­ity can be found in ev­ery de­tail: the best ma­te­ri­als, the per­fec­tion of the cuts and the ex­quis­ite fin­ish­ing. This is what has made Hanro so unique and con­tem­po­rary for 133 years. 100% Cot­ton Pa­ja­mas and Night­gowns, from $70-$300 BEESTUNG LIN­GERIE 2504 Yonge Street - 416 481 2849 www.beestunglin­

The Brome Squir­rel Buster Legacy is an all-time favourite bird ac­tiv­ity feeder - per­fect for that na­ture lover on your list! It is chew-proof, claw-proof, weath­er­proof & most im­por­tantly squir­rel proof! Perches & footholds in­vite all types of birds, and it also has spe­cial seed tube ven­ti­la­tion that keeps seeds fresh. Brome Squir­rel Buster Legacy $64.29 UR­BAN NA­TURE STORE 900 Don Mills Road - 416 646 2439 www.Ur­banNa­tureS­

Look­ing for a per­fect present or a pre-event pick me up? We've got you cov­ered. Our lux­u­ri­ous Q Max Fa­cial gen­tly ex­fo­li­ates away dam­aged skin cells, pu­ri­fies pores and pro­vides deep in­fu­sions of vi­ta­mins and nu­tri­ents care­fully tai­lored to your skin type. Max­i­mize your skin care re­sults this hol­i­day with our Q Max Fa­cial, $325. Book your free con­sul­ta­tion to­day. Q ES­THET­ICS LASER CLINIC www.Qes­thet­

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