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Spring gift ideas for all of your events, celebrations and loved ones

Shopping for a special gift or the latest home décor finds? Sweet Greetings has it all

Gift-giving, no matter what the occasion, should be a pleasurable experience.

Being surrounded by beautiful things and picking out that special something for someone you love is one of the joys in life. Done right, you’ll have lots of great options to choose from, can touch the materials and fabrics the gifts are made of, and spend some time thinking about the recipient and what they might enjoy.

This time of year, there are always lots of celebrations and events to attend. Village Media asked the staff at Sweet Greetings Urban Square Drug Mart for a few gift recommendations for the following Spring occasions:

Mother’s Day
Sunday May 14th

For the mom who has everything, or who lives on her own, try one of their beautiful baking baskets.

Other great ideas include gardening accessories, signs, pots and planters; aprons, unique kitchenware and tea towels; decorative pillows and throw blankets. Sweet Greetings is an authorized dealer and carries the full line of Zwilling Henckel which makes a perfect gift for the woman who loves to cook.


You can also spoil her with edible treats like gourmet popcorn or artisanal handmade chocolate, or custom design a goodie basket just for her.


Father’s Day
Sunday June 18th

For most dads, you can’t go wrong with food accessories or anything food based.

Beer glasses and pictures frames also make excellent Father’s Day gifts. Give him the fixings to up his cocktail game or create a killer charcuterie board. If he’s a coffee lover, get him some ethically sourced dark roast to kickstart his day.

Bridal showers and weddings

Elegant gifts for the home will always be well-received by the happy couple, including fragrant candles, Mr. & Mrs. mugs, stylish linens, serving vessels, wine glasses and champagne flutes.

Some of the store’s newest products include linen and summer-weight pillows, deck and patio accessories, and cabin decor. These would make great gifts for any occasion, and will please anyone who enjoys decorating, hosting or unwinding at the cottage.


Baby showers and birthdays for little ones

Whether it’s a book and blanket set, a doll or a sweet little outfit, there are great choices for the babies and kids in your life.

For teachers

The store has a great collection of gifts that would make an ideal thank you for your children’s teachers and there are even options to celebrate retirement.

Choose from an assortment of cheery signs, cups and tea towels, gourmet goodies, gifts for pet lovers, and decorative accents for the home. There are lots of practical gifts that are both stylish and themed.


In remembrance

Sometimes you wish to buy a small gift to honour a loss, express your grief, and convey your respect and gratitude. Windchimes are a thoughtful gift in a time of sorrow. A gourmet food basket will always be appreciated and can be customized to suit the recipient’s tastes.

Lastly, a beautiful frame makes a welcome gift—especially if you include a cherished photo as a memento.

If you’re still struggling to decide on the perfect gift, talk to the staff.

They are knowledgeable, know what’s popular and are happy to make suggestions. They also create gift baskets made-to-order, so you can custom design the perfect present. The store offers free gift wrapping and cellophane wrapping, saving you time and effort.

“Whether you are looking to spruce up your home, buy a gift or treat yourself to something special, we are looking forward to welcoming you at Sweet Greetings,” says Jen Kotyk.


The gift shop was acquired by IDA Drug Marts to offer the community of Sault Ste. Marie a great shopping experience and the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of unique gifts to mark life’s special occasions. Some of the brands you’ll find include:

The store has been in business for over 40 years, and they source their products from all over the world. Several of the items they carry are made local and support local businesses, such as Mintier, Moon & Mana, and Cornucopia.

Be sure to stop by the coffee bar to fuel up, either before or after you shop.

Sweet Greetings at I.D.A. has 5 locations: Market Mall, Urban Square, Wellington Square Mall, Queenstown and Sault Area Hospital.

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