Holiday giving

People line up at the Toronto Premium Outlets mall on Black Friday for shopping sales, in Milton, Ont., Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Experts say they expect big blowout sales and blockbuster one-day deals this Black Friday will draw consumers to stores in numbers not seen since pre-pandemic days.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

A muted Black Friday for Canadians amid inflation, online shopping and longer deals

Retailers have stretched deals over several weeks and offered similar discounts online

 

Shoppers looking for bargains enter an OshKosh children clothing store, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Miami, Fla. Bargain hunting is back with full force heading into the holidays. But inflation is limiting how much of a deal consumers will be getting. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Shoppers hunt for deals but inflation makes bargains elusive

‘Everything went up so my little nest egg disappeared a whole lot quicker than I expected’

 

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling as Ken, left, and Margo Robbie as Barbie in the upcoming film "Barbie." (Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Think Barbiecore and all things pink for holiday gifts

Etsy saw a 34% increase in searches for hot pink fashion items over last year

 

This Sept 29, 2022 photo shows a set of handmade soy and beeswax candles in the shape of mountains by Cai Cai Handmade. (AP Photo/Leanne Italie)

From Wordle to sweets, holiday gift ideas for the grown-ups

Spoil the adult in your life by pleasing a child at heart this holiday season

This Sept 29, 2022 photo shows a set of handmade soy and beeswax candles in the shape of mountains by Cai Cai Handmade. (AP Photo/Leanne Italie)
People pass a large Christmas tree as they go shopping on Christmas Eve at a mall in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. A Retail Council of Canada survey says Canadians are planning to spend more this holiday season as they prepare to return to stores a year after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many to shop online. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadians to spend big on holidays, return to shopping malls, multiple surveys find

Accenture: Canadians will spend an average of $635 in 2021, an increase of more than 23 per cent

People pass a large Christmas tree as they go shopping on Christmas Eve at a mall in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. A Retail Council of Canada survey says Canadians are planning to spend more this holiday season as they prepare to return to stores a year after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many to shop online. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Tl’etinqox member Rosaline Harry loves seeing the smiles on children’s faces during the holidays. This is the fourth year she is volunteering to collect Christmas shoeboxes and gift bags for on and off-reserve children and youth. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Gifts from the heart: Tl’etinqox volunteer spreads Christmas cheer

Rosaline Harry delivers holiday shoeboxes purchased by community sponsors

Tl’etinqox member Rosaline Harry loves seeing the smiles on children’s faces during the holidays. This is the fourth year she is volunteering to collect Christmas shoeboxes and gift bags for on and off-reserve children and youth. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Const. Martin Richard with Dog Creek elder Joyce Sampson. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake RCMP give gifts to Indigenous elders

Approximately 140 gifts wrapped and delivered by Indigenous Policing Services

Const. Martin Richard with Dog Creek elder Joyce Sampson. (Photo submitted)
Donations for seniors will be accepted until Dec. 18 at the Tourism Discovery Centre which is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Left to right: Glenda Winger, Kim Able and Alex Gresl. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Donations for seniors will be accepted until Dec. 18 at the Tourism Discovery Centre which is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Left to right: Glenda Winger, Kim Able and Alex Gresl. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Giving Tree organizer Sharon Hoffman has placed a donation bin on the front porch of The Potato House for warm hats, gloves, scarves and socks for people in need of them. She will be sorting them and then hanging them in a tree in Boitanio Park. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake to provide ‘warm woolies’ for those in need

Organizer Sharon Hoffman has adapted the program to COVID-19 restrictions for 2020

The Giving Tree organizer Sharon Hoffman has placed a donation bin on the front porch of The Potato House for warm hats, gloves, scarves and socks for people in need of them. She will be sorting them and then hanging them in a tree in Boitanio Park. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)