Hbc Launches 'Great Gift Experiences' For the Person Who Has Everything

    - Avoid the crowds and shop online at Hbc.com -

    TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - With the holiday season fast approaching, Hbc is
launching a list of unique and exclusive 'experience' gift solutions geared to
creating lasting memories for that special someone. Over 40 different gift
experiences in four categories including; spa, culinary, escapes and
indulgences are available as part of a limited edition launch on hbc.com.
    "Tired of giving the same old gifts to your friends and family," said
Debbie Edwards, SVP Marketing, Hbc. "Now you can simply surf to Hbc.com and
find exciting gift packages that create an experience to remember. Whether
it's an in-home personal chef, a getaway to some of the finest inns in Canada
or in-home spa days, Hbc has perfect ideas for the person who has everything."

    Gift givers can select from an array of products that say "You deserve
it" including the following:

    For the gourmand who would appreciate a customized three-course epicurean
    Bistro Dinner at Home or Culinary with Canadian Personal Chef Alliance

    Gift includes; one of three In-Home Personal Chef Culinary Experiences
    for a group of 5 or less:

    -   A Sumptuous Three Course Plated-Service Bistro Dinner
    -   In-home Cooking Class
    -   A Hors D'oeuvres Cocktail Party

    As part of the Experience, the Chef will:

    -   Discuss food preferences & restrictions
    -   Chef will gladly suggest wine pairings to accompany the meal
    -   Customize a menu
    -   Shop for all the ingredients
    -   Prepare the selected menu in your home
    -   Clean up the kitchen afterwards

    For the busy mom who could use a hand around the house and time to put
    her feet up:
    Merry Maids $199.00

    Your gift card includes:
    -   Two professionally trained, bonded and insured maids sent to your
        home for two and half hours
    -   Vacuuming, floor washing, dusting, sanitizing and deodorizing,
        including bathrooms and kitchens
    -   All professional supplies and equipment
    -   Quality service from the largest home cleaning network in the world
    -   Satisfaction always guaranteed
    -   Freedom and extra time to spend doing the things you love most

    For the busy mom who deserves some time to reflect, indulge and re-
    Spadirect In-Home The Spa Bliss for One $129.00:

    Your choice of one of the following:

    Spa Bliss for the body

    -   30 minute Aromatherapy Back Massage
    -   Papaya Hand Scrub
    -   Orange Vanilla Hand Massage
    -   15% off any additional Spadirect experiences

    Spa Bliss for the feet

    -   Aromatherapy Foot Soak
    -   Spa Pedicure
    -   Botanical Scrub and Seated Wellness Massage
    -   15% off any additional Spadirect experiences

    Hbc is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer,
operating in department store (the Bay), mass merchandise (Zellers), specialty
(Home Outfitters and Designer Depot) and discount (Fields) formats. With more
than 580 retail outlets and nearly 70,000 associates located in every province
in Canada, Hbc provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great
value, through retail banners focused on exceptional customer service. Hbc is
a Canadian retail leader in corporate social responsibility, and the fifth
annual Hbc CSR report can be found at www.hbc.com.

For further information:

For further information: Katherine Raso, Hbc Public Relations, (416)
861-6691, Katherine.raso@hbc.com

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