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CONTEST: You could win $750 in holiday gift cards courtesy of the Yaletown B.I.A.

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You want to gift your loved ones something incredible this year, but also want to do the same for your friends... and coworkers… and pets. shopping really adds up!


To help you achieve the ultimate gift giving status, we’ve partnered with the Yaletown B.I.A. to award one lucky winner $750 worth of gift certificates and goods from Yaletown’s most popular shops and services, including:


$100 gift certificate from Minami

$50 gift certificate from Luxe Beauty Lounge

$50 gift certificate and $100 gift basket from Blenz

$150 gift certificate from Is. Salon

$150 gift certificate from Skin Technique

$150 gift certificate from Form Body Lab




You can enter via the contest form and receive 25 bonus entries by posting a photo of yourself with one of Yaletown’s KissMas Mistletoe (pictured above), with the hashtag #YaletownKissmas! Contest ends December 12, 2019.


Whether you win or not, Yaletown remains a must-visit shopping destination for great holiday gifts. Here’s how to shop for every person on this year’s list.

For those that love sushi – Minami

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Consistently ranked one of Vancouver’s best sushi restaurants, Minami’s traditionally trained Japanese chefs create food inspired by global flavours  and cutting edge techniques, resulting in a new style of Japnese cuisine unlike anything else in the city. If you’re planning a cocktail reception, gala dinner, anniversaries or birthdays, or professional business lunches, Minami offers the city’s best private functions giving diners the most exceptional private dining experiences to its guests. Check out their Holiday Season menu for specials and exclusive features.


For those that deserve to unwind – Skin Technique

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Skin Technique is a premium medical aesthetics clinic in downtown Vancouver that was founded by Dr. Christopher Pavlou in December 2017. Dr. Pavlou is a medical doctor who has been complimenting his medical practice with aesthetic procedures since 2006 and has become a leading expert known for his experience, skill and artistry. Through modern aesthetics such as anti-ageing services, cutting-edge laser treatments, innovative body contouring options or medical-grade skincare products, Dr. Pavlou and his team help patients achieve a naturally rejuvenated appearance.


For those that love beauty – Luxe Beauty

 Photo: Luxe Beauty LoungePhoto: Luxe Beauty Lounge

As one of Vancouver’s best and hidden-gem salons, Luxe Beauty Lounge offers a variety of spa services, including manis & pedis, facials, massage, hair & makeup, waxing, and more. If you need the services at your convenience, They also offer mobile spa services and packages, perfect for singles, couples, groups and parties. Be sure to check out their VIP membership discounts, loyalty points program and referral programs for additional savings.


For those that are expecting – Form Body Lab

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Form Body Lab is a multidisciplinary Pilates studio specializing in an integrated, client-focused approach to wellness. Combining Vancouver Pilates classes with Physiotherapy, Massage (RMT) and Yoga, Form Body Lab is perfect for those preparing to become a future mom with their Pre & Post Natal Pilates, intended to aid and accelerate recovery after childbirth.


For those that serve celebrity looks – Is. Salon

 Photo: Is. SalonPhoto: Is. Salon

Is. Salon’s award-winning international stylists are involved in all aspects of fashion, including photo-shoots, fashion shows, hair shows as well as award ceremonies and celebrity styling. Their exceptional salon experience provides a comfortable atmosphere for those seeking a world-class look.

For those that love coffee and hot chocolate – Blenz

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Blenz coffee specializes in coffees, proprietary teas, chocolate beverages and more, making for an excellent spot to grab a table and catch up with friends, colleagues and clients. They truly have some of the best hot chocolate in town and there’s no better time to enjoy it than…


It’s back! Yaletown Kissmas encourages consumers to buy local – and in return, merchants are giving the gift of extended store hours to ensure holiday shopping is easier and more efficient than ever.

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