TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Let LCBO take the stress out of your holiday shopping this season with gifting solutions from our top buyers. Over the next 12 days, LCBO experts will offer their insider picks for what's hot this year. From a new cream liqueur that's storming the North American market to a Champagne gift-pack that's sure to please even the most discerning person on your holiday shopping list, each of the 12 days will reveal a new and unique gift. Check availability online using the product search function at www.LCBO.com.
At our 645 locations across Ontario, LCBO's knowledgeable staff can help you take the guesswork out of your holiday preparations by recommending the perfect products for entertaining and gifting. LCBO stores are stocked with your seasonal favourites and more than 160 holiday gift packs, featuring options to fit every budget.
LCBO gift cards are also a popular and convenient choice for gift giving, with half of all gift card sales happening during the holiday season. Last November and December, gift card sales totaled $38.4 million. LCBO and VINTAGES gift cards are available in any denomination between $10 and $500 and can be purchased at more than 5,000 approved locations including Shopper's Drug Mart and Walmart. Gift cards can also be purchased online at www.LCBO.com/giftcards and shipped for free anywhere in Ontario.
LCBO holiday sales in 2013 totaled $954.1 million, representing 19 per cent of last year's total business. Last December, the average LCBO customer spent $45 compared to $38 at other times in the year. This year, LCBO expects December 23 and 24 to be the busiest shopping days.
Join the conversation on Twitter (@LCBO) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/LCBO) using the hashtag #LCBOHoliday, where we share even more gift ideas, seasonal products, recipes, entertaining ideas and more throughout the holiday season.
For more information contact the toll-free, bilingual helloLCBO Contact Centre at 1-800-ONT-LCBO (668-5226) or online at www.hellolcbo.com. In Toronto, call 416-365-5900. The TTY number for people who are deaf or hard of hearing is 416-864-6898 or 1-800-361-3291. Customers can also access the LCBO website at www.lcbo.com and VINTAGES information at www.vintages.com.
Get ready for Day 1: A New Favourite Holiday Liqueur.
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For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Heather MacGregor, LCBO Media Relations Coordinator, Tel. 416 864-6772; Cell: 416 587-3729; E-mail: [email protected]; Genevieve Tomney, LCBO Senior Communications Consultant, Tel. 416 864-6875; Cell: 647 339-5428; E-mail: [email protected]