What to Buy for the Impossible Gift Recipient

We all have someone for whom each year we battle with finding the perfect gift. Whether it’s the person who has everything or someone annoyingly picky, you know what we mean! Although the act of gift giving is mostly pleasant and fun, it can become a chore if you are stumped for what to buy.

So let us help inspire you to make gift giving as much fun as gift receiving! We’ve broken it down to provide you with some stellar ideas for everyone on your list… picky or not!

The Teen:
Somewhere between child and adult, the teen can be a particular challenge. Think about their interests and shop with them in mind. Best bets are music, tech or something more pampering like bath and body products. A cozy robe, slippers or PJs can also be a sure bet.

The Person Who Has Everything:
The easy go-to for the person who has everything is a knick-knack, but instead, try a consumable. We mean edible gifts, stationary, luxe toiletries, gourmet cooking oils. Anything they would regularly use and need to re-purchase.

The Boss:
When shopping for your boss, you’re caught between the fine line of simple and generic or too personal and suck-up. Try something that they will relate to on a personal level, but that is also current and trendy. Think funky accessories, luxurious spa products, fun kitchen tools, or, if all else fails, something nice for their desk.

The In-Laws:
Shopping for someone else’s parents is always tricky. You certainly don’t want to go over the top, but also don’t want to look cheap! We suggest giving the gift of comfort. Think a high-quality throw, cozy slippers or nice tea or coffee and mugs.

Explore BTR for all of the above and start checking off that list.

Happy shopping!

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Vintage Handbags are Forever, Forever

Vintage shopping can be daunting. Walking into an antique shop and seeing the racks and racks full of shoes, bags and scarves everywhere, it’s hard to know where to start to find that something special.

Of all the items, those most timeless are the designer handbags. Sometimes they’re kept locked away in cases, and in other stores, you have to be in the know and ask. Regardless, they are the show stopping pieces that most vintage boutique owners search high and low for. In fact, they are so coveted, that at the moment high end department stores and other online retailers have started selling these treasured finds.

We all know that ladies everywhere are always hoping for their Sex in the City Carrie Bradshaw moment with designer duds. Just like a fine wine, vintage handbags can get even better with age if cared for properly. Perhaps it’s because they are so well-made and of course so well-loved, that as they gather life experience, their treasured past shines through.

A vintage monogrammed Louis Vuitton can only elevate your outfit. A vintage Gucci on your arm will get envious glances. And that vintage Chanel that you’re carrying? People are adoring it all around you. That’s how we feel. Which is why we are always thrilled to showcase our vintage handbag events! Our buyers at BTR make it their business to do the scouring so that you don’t have to.

So keep your eyes peeled, ladies. The bags that you’ve always coveted and imagined in your collection are actually attainable. And of course, you can get these forever pieces at a discounted price. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get 2!

Shop now!

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EXTENDED – $10 Cash Back When Using PayPal

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Terms and Conditions

Receive $10.00 CAD cash back when you make a purchase of $75.00 CAD or more, at Beyond The Rack (“Offer”). This Offer applies only to purchases of $75.00 CAD or more, [excluding all costs associated with shipping fees and taxes] at Beyond The Rack when you use PayPal as the sole payment method (“eligible purchase”). Offer begins November 7, 2014 at 12:00:01am EST, and ends on November 16, 2014 at 11:59:59pm EST (“promotion period”).

To receive this Offer, you must create a new Canadian PayPal account or you must use a Canadian PayPal account in good standing and complete an eligible purchase within the promotion period. The maximum amount of cash back allowed per Canadian PayPal account is $10.00 CAD. The cash back will be transferred into your Canadian PayPal account within 6 to 8 weeks from the date of your purchase transaction, so long as your account is in good standing at the time of transfer.

The following transactions are excluded from this offer: gift certificate payments, gift card purchases and payments made when you are not logged into your PayPal account. If the payment for the purchase is refunded or cancelled at any time, you are not eligible for the Offer.

PayPal and Beyond The Rack reserve the right to cancel, suspend or modify part of, or this entire Offer, at any time without notice, for any reason in their sole discretion. This Offer cannot be resold, transferred or combined with any other Offer.

Modalités et Conditions

Recevez une remise en argent de 10,00 $ CAD lorsque vous effectuez des achats d’un montant de 75,00 $ CAD ou plus sur www.beyondtherack.com (l’« Offre »). Cette Offre s’applique aux achats d’un montant de 75,00 $ ou plus [excluant tous les coûts associés aux frais d’expédition et taxes] sur www.beyondtherack.com lorsque vous utilisez PayPal comme seul mode de paiement (« Achat admissible ». L’Offre commence le 7 novembre 2014, à minuit une HNE et se termine le 16 novembre 2014, à 23h59 et 59 secondes HNE («Période de la promotion »).

Afin de recevoir cette Offre, vous devez ouvrir un nouveau compte PayPal canadien ou utiliser un compte PayPal canadien en règle et effectuer un achat admissible durant la Période de la promotion. Le montant maximum de remise en argent autorisé par compte PayPal est de 10,00 $ CAD. La remise en argent sera transférée sur votre compte PayPal dans les 6 à 8 semaines suivant la date de votre transaction d’achat, à condition que votre compte soit toujours en règle au moment du transfert.

Les transactions suivantes sont exclues de cette Offre : les paiements de certificats-cadeaux, les achats de cartes- cadeaux et les paiements effectués lorsque vous n’êtes pas connecté à votre compte PayPal. Si le paiement est remboursé ou annulé en tout temps, vous n’êtes pas admissible à cette Offre.

PayPal et www.beyondtherack.com se réservent le droit d’annuler, de suspendre ou de modifier cette Offre, en tout ou en partie, sans avis et à tout moment, pour toute raison que ce soit, à leur seule discrétion. Cette Offre ne peut être revendue, transférée ni combinée à une autre offre.

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Conair: Bye-bye Bad Hair Days

conair_blogIs there anything worse than waking up early to get ready for work and be officially greeted with a bad hair day? With Conair’s line of Infiniti Pro products, your worst hair nightmares can be put to rest. Instead, you’ll incite a riot of hair envy. Whether it’s sleek and straight, bouncy curls or effortless waves you’re after, Conair has you covered from your roots to your tips.

Here’s our Beauty Buyer’s low down:

Q3 Brushless Motor Dryer: This hair dryer stands on 3 principles – quick, quiet and quality – hence its name, Q3. With 2 speeds and 3 heat levels, the Q3 definitely earns its name. It dries up to 70% faster without damaging hair. Its motor has a noise absorbing filter and is created with a patent-pending noise reduction technology creating up to 40% less noise. Further, the brushless motors tend to last 10X longer (5000 hours!) than other motors.

Curl Secret Styling Tool: This self-propelled automatic curling device gently draws your hair into its heating chamber and heats locks, turning them into beautiful bouncy curls in as little as 8 seconds. With 2 different heat levels, the tourmaline ceramic coated barrel reaches up to 400°F, creating perfect curls time after time.

Spin Air Rotating Styler: With its multidirectional brush and ionic technology, this hot hair styler dries and styles your hair, while retaining your hair’s moisture in half the time. Its ceramic finish protects your hair from damage, leaving hair less frizzy and smoother than a regular blow dryer. It has 2 heat settings and a cool setting which allows you to set the style after the drying is done.

And gents, we haven’t forgotten about you…

Even Cut Haircut Kit for Men: Keep your short hair fresh and styled with this kit. Complete with ultra-sharp stainless steel blades to cut hair at 6 different lengths, 2 adjustable comb guides that lock into place for shifts mid cut, cordless capability, and a pouch with a comb, oil, scissors and neck brush to tidy yourself off.

So thanks to Conair you can now officially be best tressed every day. And there’s nothing better than that.

Shop now!

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Exclusive Advance Access for American Express Card holders to BTR’s Warehouse Sale

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*Please note: This is a private event for November 6, 2014 and will not advertised to the general public.

You must show your American Express Card at the door to be admitted on Thursday November 6, 2014. Each American Express Cardmember is permitted to bring a maximum of three (3) guests. Guests do not need to be an American Express Cardmember. This is a first-come-first-serve event and you may experience unforeseen line ups to get in depending on the number of American Express Cardmembers that attend. Not all items illustrated may be available. Beyond The Rack reserves the right to limit quantities. Personal shopping only. All sales are final. Available methods of payment are American Express Cards, debit and cash. Credit notes are excluded.

¹Brands listed are subject to availability and change.

Fulfillment of this offer is the responsibility of Beyond The Rack.

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UComfy: The Ultimate Sensation

No time to take care of yourself, never mind make time for a massage? Well now you can pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home with the relaxing comfort of UComfy and experience the ultimate at-home massage. From improving circulation and joint mobility, to reducing muscle tension, depression and anxiety, the benefits of therapeutic massage are immeasurable.

Get footloose with a fabulous selection of foot and leg massagers, including classic models with or without heat, acupressure options, or shiatsu massage:

• The Ucomfy Leg and Calf Massager simultaneously massages your feet, ankles and calves. The massager stimulates blood circulation, thereby preparing and warming your muscles for serious rejuvenation.
• The Leg & Foot Massager With Heat combines heat, kneading, and vibration to refresh muscles and joints. A series of air bags deeply massages reflex points in your calves, ankles, and feet for a revitalizing effect. The massager heats up to relax muscles, while the vibration stimulates circulation. All functions – massage, vibration, and heat – have adjustable levels, so you can customize the massage. The massager also features an easy-to-reach control panel and detachable, easy-to-clean covers.
• The UComfy Acupressure Foot Massager combines acupuncture therapy and heated air massage. It has four unique airbags as well as adjustable, inflatable, venting air pressure. The 192 Acupuncture Nodes imitate reflexology and deliver acupressure massage to soothe tired, aching feet and relieve tightness.
• The Shiatsu Foot Massager With Heat relieves the aches and pains in your legs and feet after a long day. It provides heated massage that helps the muscles relax while improving blood circulation. This UComfy foot massager kneads and vibrates the areas where you need it most.

And treat your tired peepers to the sensational eye massage with the Eye and Temple Cordless Massager with adjustable air pressure, vibration, and heat settings. It’s a must-have for anyone who reads extensively or uses a computer for long periods at a time.

So satisfy your senses, and treat yourself or a loved one to the ultimate sensual indulgence!

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Instagram Contest – HOWL-o-ween Pet Costume Contest


Tricks for treats! It’s the time of year for ghosts and goblins, witches and werewolves! Nothing gets us into the Halloween spirit more than a clever costume – and our furry friends are no exception.

Send us your pets’ delightfully frightful costumes for a chance to win an adorable pet prize pack courtesy of Danawares.

Prize pack includes:

• Deluxe plush pet bed by DanaZoo
• Velveteen sherpa blanket for pets
• DanaZoo Wet Pet mat
• DanaZoo Wet Pet microfiber drying glove
• DanaZoo Magnetic anti-slide food and water bowls with matching magnetic mat
• Two Finbäl throwing toys by Petprojekt
Fūrchün fortune cookie chew toy by Petprojekt
Trētbäl treat dispensing fetch toy by Petprojekt

To participate, follow these three easy steps:

1) Post a photo on Instagram of your pet in costume

2) Add the hashtag #BTRHalloweenPet

3) Follow us on Instagram

Winner will be selected by BTR’s pet loving panel and contacted via email.

Start spooking – contest ends Sunday night at midnight!

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Kid’s Day – Shop to Win a Pre-Holiday Gift Pack


Shop any kids’ event today for your chance to win a prize pack valued $500!

Perfect to complete their holiday wish list, this fun prize pack was hand-picked by our Kid’s Buyer to delight your little ones.

Prize pack Includes:

• Backpack and fuzzy printed blanket from Disney’s Frozen
• Plush Minion figure from Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me
• Trunki children’s luggage by Melissa & Doug
• 3-Pack of rattle socks for infants
• Hello Kitty art kit
• Bright Starts Count’n Roll Buggie
• Inflatable Cars chair by Disney’s Pixar
• 5-Piece infant boy’s apparel set by Baby Gear
• 5-Piece infant girl’s apparel set by Baby Gear
• Taggies
• Frommer’s diaper bag

Contest ends at 12:00am Eastern Time (ET). Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email.

What are you waiting for? Get shopping!

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Get to Know Jojo Maman Bébé


For the past 20 years, JoJo Maman Bébé has been inspired by the nautical style of children’s clothing from Brittany, France and is well-known for the little JoJo Bunny logo. The company has since expanded to include maternity wear.

Their simple yet fun and quirky designs include innovative features to improve fit and quality. Cotton is used wherever possible and other man made fabrics are generally made from recycled fibers. The girls’ styles are sweet and traditional, without all the pink sparkles and mini adult designs, and the boys’ collection offers just as wide a variety as the girls.

After realizing the success of their children’s line, they expanded to offer chic and practical clothing for moms to be. The outcome was a maternity collection which is always on trend fused with ultra-comfortable basics.

The company has a strong ethical mission to improve the world for future generations, and have put into action several environmental initiatives, employment policies, and charities. For example, after years of development, they introduced the JoJo recycled Polarfleece.

Additionally, JoJo’s goal is to reduce child poverty and infant mortality. Working with a small local charity directly in rural Mozambique called Nema, JoJo has helped build two schools, as well as providing funding to local health, education, water and sanitation projects. Nema provides a holistic approach to charity by providing education, healthcare support, and fresh water, to help enable better farming and environmental training. By using local charity workers on the projects, Nema offers employment and helps to boost the local economy. In the words of Laura, founder of Jojo:

“Imagine seeing the glow on your child’s face as they enjoy the feeling of a full belly. Imagine the joy you would feel knowing your family would feel the pang of hunger no more and that their futures are secure. That feeling of joy, the same joy you experience at the birth of a child, the joy of seeing clean water flow in your village for the first time; the word for that joy and happiness in Mozambique is “Nema”.

From a business perspective, Jojo attributes their success to high productivity, where employees are motivated to work in an environment that puts people and the planet above the bottom line. JoJo has also been voted Best Employer in the Disability Awards, recognizing the company’s ongoing effort to work with those with disabilities by offering employment and placements. In the beginning, Laura’s sons Toby and Ben started as the in-house JoJo models, and to this day, models are the babies of employees, customers and friends of JoJo.

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Hello Gorgeous! Angela Lanter’s Picks


Passionate about homemaking, beauty and fashion, Angela Lanter is a savvy lifestyle guru. Her hair and makeup tutorials on YouTube are fun, easy to follow and totally on-trend. Her blog, Hello Gorgeous, is full of fashion tips, product recommendations and more. It doesn’t matter what the occasion, Angela has got you covered from head-to-toe with great ideas.

From Oct. 20th-22nd, discover items curated and approved by Angela on BTR. Look for her stamp on apparel, beauty products and accessories to create a whole new look for yourself, styled by her discerning eye.

And don’t forget to check out our Q&A with the fashionista herself:

1) Selecting the right skincare can be daunting with the vast array of products on the market. Between moisturizers, night creams, eye creams, serums and more, what is most important to invest in for a healthy complexion?

I personally feel that the most important investment (out of all of the skincare products I use daily) is a solid eye cream. Your eyes have the most delicate skin on your face, and also are one of the first places to show signs of aging. It’s VERY important to use a good eye cream to help prevent premature signs of aging.

2) What does your fall and winter makeup palette look like? Which colors are you raving about this season?

I love deep reds and wines for lips and for eyes, I’m loving tans & golds…But honestly, I love these colors all year long! They just make the most sense during Fall/Winter.

3) Who is your celebrity red carpet style crush and why?

Blake Lively, hands down. Girlfriend can do no wrong on the red carpet. Her hair and makeup is ALWAYS flawless, and her style is always current but oh so classic and timeless.

4) What are three beauty products you could never live without?

Concealer, mascara & eye cream.

5) If I had a nickel for every time a woman asked “what should I wear” I’d probably be the wealthiest female on the planet. So we want to know, what is the perfect outfit for the following occasions:

Job interview:

Crisp white button-up top with black or gray slacks or a pencil skirt paired with classic nude pumps.

First date:

LOVE the idea of a pencil skirt paired with a tee shirt. Throw a denim jacket or casual blazer on the shoulders.

Office holiday party:

Full or bell skirt paired with a crop top and a snazzy beaded clutch.

Meet the boyfriend’s parents:

A great pair of jeans paired with a blazer and heels. Casual, yet classy.

Winter wedding:

Metallic dress with simple accessories.

Wanna find out more about Angela?

Hello Gorgeous! Blog





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