Shopping in Richmond, Win a $250 Gift Cardby
While shopping malls are quite the hot spots for holiday gift buying, sometimes you can find some real gems at local shops, boutiques, and markets. Tourism Richmond wants to remind everyone that they can Shop Richmond easily thanks to the Canada Line and a wide array of retail destinations in various neighbourhoods.
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Although Richmond has everyone’s favourite box stores, from Ikea to Home Depot, the following suggestions offer up the chance to find something unique.
Steveston Village is great for one-of-a-kind boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Suggested shops: Candy Aisle, Canoe Pass Gallery, Pieces , Jet-Lag Travel Fashion Boutique, Prickly Pear Garden Centre, Splash Toy Shop, Winter Market at Gulf of Georgia Cannery.
In Golden Village you can find a wide selection of international shopping. Suggested shops: Aberdeen Centre, COP, Daiso, Parker Place Mall, Yaohan Centre
You can find name-brand shopping in the City Centre and along with the city’s largest mall. Suggested shops: Richmond Centre, Lansdowne Centre
To help you with your holiday gift-buying mission, Tourism Richmond is offering up a $250 RBC VISA gift card to one of my readers, to spend at the shop of their choice.
Here’s how you can enter to win the $250 gift card:
I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, December 17th, 2010.
Update The winner is Karen Chu!
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I haven’t started my shopping yet… HEEEEELP!!!
I started my Christmas shopping just a few months after last holiday season. Finished it all in the summer! I am more than ready 😀
I can’t go shopping until after my final exams end on the 21st! booo.
I haven’t started! Yikes!!! Hoping too soon! 😉
I am totally stuck, I haven’t started I am so late this year!! YIKES!!
I’ve got a tentative start to my Xmas shopping!
started early (about a month ago), bought one gift, then stalled….must hurry… running out of time.
That would make for a nice Christmas, haven’t started my shopping yet, yikes
That would make for a nice Christmas, haven’t started my shopping yet, yikes
I have started my shopping and hope to be done by tomorrow.
I have started shopping… only about have done though! thank you online shopping! haha!
Yes Ive started but not even close to finishing!
same as muckymoo, almost done. Got a few things at Richmond Centre to boot.
I have started my shopping, but I’m not done yet. Just looking forward to spending some quality time with friends and family.
I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet as, being a poor student, I can’t afford presents this year! This GC would give me a chance to buy a little something for my family!
My shopping is never done as I always find someone to add 🙂
I’ve already started Christmas shopping and have a few more special gifts left to by!
I am half done my shopping
I am usually finished by August and this year, haven’t started. What happened?
Christmas shopping is done!!!
Christmas shopping is done!!!
I have yet to start shopping mainly because I hate going into malls at this time of year. We also do a name draw in my family so we don’t find out who we have to shop for until the end of November.
I prefer shopping on christmas eve – the stores are actually nice and quiet.
Half my family lives on the other side of the country (or ocean) so I have to have some shopping done VERY early. The rest I procrastinate on, for balance.
i haven’t even thought about christmas shopping yet. school was too hectic to even bother. 8 projects all due and the last one is due tonight.
Not only have I started my shopping, I’m done (except for the turkey & fixins). But I would happily hit the shops again and spoil the love of my life.
5 more gifts to go!
Shopping, haven’t even started!
I always think I’m done with shopping – only to discover something else needs to be added to the list.
My stuff to mail is done, but the gifts for people here = next on the list!!
Started shopping but haven’t finished!
The first thing I thought of was how much stuff I could get at Daiso with that gift card.
All done! Just kidding. I’m so dead. 🙁
I haven’t been able to start my shopping yet… hopefully this week but most likely will be next week 🙁
Today is my first day of starting my Xmas shopping. Guud luck everyone.
I’m almost done my shopping!
done most of my shopping for my own family and for our ‘adopted’ family for christmas… now it’s just stocking stuffers and such!
i finished early, then kept shopping…
I have started shopping but can always use a helping hand…!
I’m down to my last 3 but most important gifts: mom, dad, and boyfriend. The $250 GC would be a pleasant win!
I have barely started shopping at all! Only one present so far. Eek!
Haven’t started yet! eek!
i haven’t started my holiday shopping yet, will probably doing it all this weekend!
definitely have not started yet 🙁
I have started and am about 3/4’s the way done. Woo Hoo!
Done! Done! and Don!
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and as far as if I’ve started… lets pretend I have! If I actually let myself know that I have not even scratched the surface I could go into a comma… YIKES!
i refuse to start until december 23rd. Makes the holiday season super exciting and unpredictable. Once I still had presents to get on the 24th 2 years ago during that massive snowstorm. took me 2 hours to get a golfs tore gift certificate.
I have not started my shopping yet! Unless I count that stuff I bought for myself last week 😉
It’s always been a thing in my family to do it the week before Christmas. We are all a bunch of procrastinators.
I started 2 of my 10 this weekend and as a result I lost my wallet 🙁 this would be amazing to win.
Finished! I have never been this on top of presents before! I’ve even wrapped most of them!
Stocking stuffers only
I’ve definitely started and most of my purchases have been online. However, I usually visit places like the Christmas market and other smaller shops for anything unique.
I’m half done with my shopping. Hopefully will finish up before Xmas Eve!
Started shopping…almost done! 🙂
My shoppings done! Thank god for small families. 🙂
I haven’t started shopping at all. Wedding planning has just taken over my life, and I’m really behind on everything.
Still keeping my eye out for a few more gifts for my sisters! Would use that gift card up in a no time!!! 🙂
I’m done! Yay!!
I have started shopping . . .and finished!
Just a few more gifts and I’ll done with my shopping!
It’s 11 days until Christmas and I haven’t even started!!! I am telling myself I will start tomorrow 🙂
I have not started out my shopping yet.
no extra cash for shopping but will find time if Richmond Centre will pick me, please? thanks.
I just donate to charities and don’t have to deal with the madness!
I’m about 50% done my shopping so far.
I will be procrastinating till the bitter end!
I haven’t started yet!! yikes.
I have started, but I’m anything but done.
I shared this on Facebook:
I haven’t started my shopping yet
I’ve started shopping but need to shop MORE!
Just started! A lot moe to do 😀
I’ve only started on the little things but i will be getting back out there soon!
I just started my christmas shopping late last week. I’m severely behind… Socks and underpants for everyone!
I’ve started my shopping…ish. Only done the things that I could buy on Groupon! Lame. Time to hit the stores. Should be doing it when the weather is rainy and drab, but so hard to leave the house. Humbug!
No shopping done yet… and time is ticking!
Still have a few purchases to do….
I’ve started shopping and I’m almost done!
I’ve shared this on facebook.
I’ve started my shopping, but am nowhere near done.
I have started,Â but barely!
I am nearly done! This would finish it off for sure!
I haven’t started yet.
I’m partway done my shopping!
not quite done yet… but I’m slowwwwwly getting there
I have started my shopping, but am not done yet.
Havent started to shop yet.. I have exams till Friday.
Totally have not started my Christmas shopping yet…
Finished early thanks to Black Friday sales at Richmond Center!
I finished most of my shopping this past weekend. It was so satisfying to pack up and mail that big box of presents and Christmas cookies.
i has not started my shopping yet… except for myself but that probably doesn’t count.
I have only bought one gift so far, but this would be a great help to finish it off!
Just finished Christmas cards, shopping not done yet 🙂
I’ve tried to get the shopping done early but have not been inspired by what I’ve seen out there this year. Seems the local boutique shops are the way to go to get something unique and original.
Almost done! Only a few left
I have started but not finished yet!
Only started in the fact that I’ve been looking…haven’t purchased anything yet!
All of my crazy extended family are done but one, Should not be to much stress!
FB share done!
I’m just about done.. Going to get ready to wrap them some time in the next week!
I haven’t started yet! and kids will be off from school in 3 days!
I am almost done my shopping, but am still searching for a few items 🙂
I’m making an effort to make a self-made item to include with each gift.
I have a lot of gifts to buy. Maybe, half way there. I need to get going.
Eeeek!! I haven’t started yet! I guess I should start…
My shopping is all done. But I will probably still wind up picking up a few things before Christmas…
I haven’t started shopping yet! I do the shopping after! haha
I just went today actually! Sigh. There goes my wallet haha
Pretty much done,just the small stuff now for the kids and a few gift certificates for the teachers.
I have started but still have to finish.
Nope. Boxing day is where its at!
I’ve barely started…can you believe there’s only one weekend left before Christmas!?!
I haven’t started yet per se.. but this year everyone gets baked goods
I’ve already done my shopping. Short list this year.
We’ve started Christmas shopping back in early November but we’re still not nearly finished because we keep getting distracted with busy work schedules.
Just about done.Going again tonite to get more.
I still have the hardest presents to buy. Any suggestions?? lol
I haven’t started yet!!!!!!!!!!!!
Been busy with school work, I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet. :'(
haven’t started shopping at all… first i need money for rent…
I have not started shopping.
I have been so busy with grad school that I haven’t started shopping yet – plus I’m waiting for payday tomorrow 🙁
Feeling broke this Christmas and have only made 1 purchase so far. Would love a gift card to spend in Steveston at Pieces and Prickly Pear, among other places!
Mostly finished! Just a few more to pick up!
I haven’t started yet! next week.
Richmond is a wonderful destination for shopping that has really been building up over the past decade or so. I’m half expecting the town centre of Richmond to be named the third metro towncenter aside from those of Vancouver and Surrey. I’ve got quite a bit of shopping done but I still need to buy for a few more people.
I’ve start my shopping and am mostly done.
Half done shopping…Thank God!
Haven’t even started yet. So busy with work.
Only a few people to take care of and shipped and on the way to Australia.
haven’t started yet!
Woefully behind on my holiday shopping… mad scramble begins now!
Did most of my shopping online this year so mostly done. This would be a great bonus, though!
About halfway done!
No shopping yet, waiting for December 24.
I am in serious trouble – why do I always leave shopping until the last minute?
I finished yesterday!
I did not start shopping yet =(. BUT SOON!
I still have finals =(
I have the unchecked list memorized in my head.
No, haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet.
Have shared this on FaceBook
Nope! Haven’t done any shopping yet. This is well timed. Would love to check some new places.
I’ve purchased my Secret Santa gift.
I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping, still writing finals. 🙁
I haven’t started my Xmas shopping yet 😡
Yes, I’ve started
I haven’t started yet… just haven’t had the time!
I started my shopping today 🙂
ive done a bit but soo much more to go!
i sure love richmond shopping
shared on facebook
What shopping? 😉
DONE all my shopping! (go ahead, hate me!)
I *think* I have most of the shopping done for this year. But there always seems to be a need for a little something more.
share this on facebook under donna chong
major shopping done and wrapped..now im working on the stockings 9 to do,then on to stocking the house with the food
tweeted your tweet on twitter
RT to enter to win a $250 gift card from @TourismRichmond & @Miss604 http://bit.ly/ffzJTJ..hope its for me
I’m done shopping! Woohoo!
yup – i’m almost done! But the shopping spree will help me finish!
Christmas shopping almost done!
Definitely started the shopping!
half way there. I’ve gotten 4/8 gifts, the giftcard would make purchasing the last few a breeze!!
I’ve started, but I still feel like I have a ways to go.
Shared on facebook!
I haven’t started, but I plan on starting on Thursday. Thank goodness for Secret Santa or I’d be very poor trying to get awesome gifts for everyone.
I’ve started my shopping!
i’m almost done!!:)
I’ve started! But only for myself 😛
I haven’t even started yet! I’m going to be scrambling this year!!
shared in facebook
i havent started yet. im doing it this weekend!!
I’ll be dead serious… I have bills to pay… hope fully friends will appreciate the festivities.
I haven’t started my christmas shopping at all.
I shared this post on Facebook. =)
I’ve done my shopping.
I’m almonst done my shopping.
No shopping yet!
luckily I don’t have too many people to shop for. So I’d say I’m done!
I’m almost finished my shopping.
I haven’t done any shopping.
I’m a last minute shopper so I haven’t started.
I have done about have of my Christmas shopping so far.
started but seems like i haven’t
I have finished it for everyone on my list but there are always those forgotten ones or ones that pop-up!
I haven’t started yet (lack of funds). So I’m freaking out.
I started shopping but havenâ€™t finished… 🙂
I still have a ways to go….The clock is running out!! :>)
I am currently not working and really need the extra $$. Keeping present down to an absolute minimum this year & started with one gift.
haven’t started my shopping early…but I definitely mean to soon! Been keeping an eye out for good deals though
I never start til its too late… some people are tough
for a change this year I have done all my shopping already
I have started my shopping… but barely!
Still need some things, about half done
I have not yet started my shopping 🙁 cause of studying!
shopping started but so much more to do!
Shopping is started… but definitely not completed! This would go a long ways towards helping remedy that!
would be great to help with christmas shopping and to explore richmond!
I need to start Christmas shopping, but not much of a budget to spend on! this would be perfect! XD
Too busy with exams, so haven’t started shopping yet 🙁
I’ve started shopping with two more gifts to go!
i’m almost finished shopping
I have not yet started my shopping.
Shared this post on Facebook
I’ve already started on my shopping.
Oh no, I’m in total denial and haven’t started shopping yet…
Not quite done yet! Did shop in Steveston last week and picked up some great gifts!
I started shopping, just today!!
I started shopping early in the year and like to spread it out and be done by the end of November.
Yep, started shopping, this year is more low key.
Love the website, and I need some jeans. Although the idea of spending $250.00 in Daiso intrigues me.
I started my shopping early November just to find better deal.
Tweet it as well. http://twitter.com/#!/kyliecv/status/15330911541264384
I haven’t started on my Christmas shopping yet. Would be fabulous to win this prize to help me with my shopping!!! I’ve shared this contest on my facebook and have tweeted about this contest. Thanks for holding this contest!
I am about 50% done my christmas shoppng and ths would help with teh last 50%!
I finished my shopping a long time ago.
One can always shop more at Christmas time. A good time to pick up nice little things.
I’ve done mine online but then again I only need to buy for 2 people so it was very easy! BTW, I love to shop in Richmond because you can find so many unique asian items you can’t find in Vancouver.
Iâ€™ve started shopping for my family.
Done and finished! Gift cards for everyone!!
I’ve just about finished shopping, the only thing missing is something awesome for my mom!
noo not yet!
I have started my christmas shopping just have to shop for my husband and get the stocking stuffers done..
Wish you a happy new year.
Nope… but can you say “SCHOOOOLS ALMOST OVER!!!” 🙂
Love the food at the food court!
This would be perfect for x’mas time!
I haven’t started yet. 🙁
Yay for procrastinating. I haven’t done anything yet.
i’ve started early this year and have only a few people left on my list!! 🙂
I just have my nieces and nephews left!
Only two people to shop for and I’m still not finished!
i’m still looking for a special gift for my husband.
Only two people to shop for and I still haven’t finished!
shopping online is the best !!
definitely have not started! need a kickstart
almost done shopping!
I was done weeks ago 🙂
Haven’t started because of finals and such but such they’re over, I plan on going tomorrow!
Finding the perfect gift has been tough this year! Looking for the ultimate fun present for my guy who is the ultimate perfect one for me 😉
I have most of my Christmas shopping done! Just a couple more to buy
I haven’t bought any presents yet?!
I’m feeling like Scrooge!
I started last week, but luckily I don’t have *too* many gifts to pick up this year.
shared on fb too
completely done my shopping. gifts are wrapped and ready to go
I start and finish on December 24th!
Online shopping is the best. 🙂
I’ve started my shopping but still lots to go. What do you give your parents when they have everything already?
I finished my shoppin last week, very relieved to not have to go to the mall anymore. Of course I did a lot of my shopping online, so much easier!!
I haven’t even started my shopping yet… starting tomorrow.
I’m almost done shopping! Just need to get something for my mom!
I havnt started shopping yet. Wait till boxing day !!!
Still need to buy for a couple people…
no havent done my shopping yet D= i ll do it tomorrow!
Have sort of started. Not doing very well though :/
EEEEEEEEEEK, THANK YOUUUU 😀
Hope you got my email back 🙂
I am half done.
I haven’t done any yet!!
Almost done….sort of.
Nope, I’m a procrastinator
Not really hahaha
I just started tonight but didn’t get anything accomplished .. other than scoring myself a new purse :S