Alberni kicks off Christmas season with discounted housewares, linens and more

Alberni kicks off Christmas season with discounted housewares, linens and more

Flandangles Kitchen and Gifts, Gibson’s Fine Linens hosts customer appreciation event

Alberni’s go-to place for everything kitchen and linen is kicking off the 2019 Christmas season on Thursday, Nov. 14, with its four-day customer appreciation event.

The annual Flandangles Kitchen and Gifts sale, now in its 32nd year, will see regular-priced items on for 25 per cent off, and electronics and food discounted by 10 per cent.

For the first time this year the event will also feature bed and bath products from Gibson’s Fine Linens, which opened over the summer when owner Chris Washington took advantage of a vacancy next door.

With the addition of sister store Gibson’s, the sale will now span 2,500 square feet, and include everything from Christmas decorations to Canadian-made cookware and bedding.

Cookware up to 70 per cent off

Washington said Meyer Housewares Canada will be marked down by even more than other items.

Flandangles proudly carries products from Canada’s only cookware manufacturer, such as sets of pots and pans, and they are currently on sale for up to 70 per cent off.

“Anything already on sale will stay at its sale price during the customer appreciation event,” she said.

Gibson’s Fine Linens

Still, Washington expects the bed and bath items will be some of the fastest to sell out.

Simply due to the size of bedding, such as Egyptian cotton sheet sets, luxurious towels, Canadian-made Cuddledown duvets and specialty red Christmas coverlets, she said the store will have less inventory at the start of the event compared to other products.

“This is our first year of doing the bedding,” she said. “Because it’s only what’s in store, it’s going to move fast.”

Stocking stuffers

Stocking stuffers are also expected to be popular items at the tills.

Washington said they ring through countless ornaments, chocolates and candies every year during the customer appreciation event, and even some more surprising items, such as pickle pickers.

“Pickle pickers allow you to go into your jar and pick a pickle without sticking your whole hand in,” she said of the hot ticket, spring-loaded item.

“Believe it or not we sell tons of scrubbies at Christmas time,” she added. “And electronics always seem to be a big hit.”

To fuel the discount shopping frenzy, Washington said there will be free samples of delicious dips and oils, and maybe even a mulled cider.

The event will run Nov. 14, 15, 16 and 17 during regular store hours, which are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Flandangles and Gibson’s Fine Linens are conveniently located at 3036-3rd Ave., uptown in Port Alberni. Call 250-724-5851 to learn more.

Just Posted

Members of Huu-ay-aht First Nations conducted two checkpoints on Monday, May 10, asking people who enter the territory to respect the sacred principles and to act accordingly while on Huu-ay-aht land. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Huu-ay-aht First Nations set up checkpoints in territory

Access restrictions come after forestry incidents

Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr is knocked off the puck by Grizzlies defenceman Lindsay Reid. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs beaten back-to-back by Victoria Grizzlies

Victoria Grizzlies named Island Champions while Bulldogs take second place

In 1903, if you were looking north down First Avenue with Alberni in the distance, this is what you would have seen. Scattered houses along River Road are visible, as is the corner of Watson Block building in the lower lefthand corner of the photograph. This photo is part of the 24,000 online collection of the Alberni Valley Museum. View this one and more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN02975 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
LOOK BACK: Historic street scenes of Port Alberni

Take a peek back in time with the Alberni Valley Museum’s digital archives

This photo shows Franklin River Camp "B" circa 1940. Logging was started in the Franklin River area by Bloedel, Stewart & Welch in 1934. This is one of 42 photos of the Franklin River area, donated together in an album put together by the donor's husband, Stanley Young. Young worked as a highrigger in the Franklin River area from 1939-46. This is one of 24,000 photos contained in the Alberni Valley Museum’s digital archives, available for public viewing at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN10830 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
LOOK BACK: Logging along Franklin River

Take a peek at Alberni Valley history with the Alberni Valley Museum

Getting enough Vitamin D can be challenging for Canadians, especially during winter months. (CONTRIBUTED)
ACTIVE LIVING: The ‘sunshine vitamin’ plays a vital role in our health

Port Alberni registered dietitian Sandra Gentleman writes about health issues

A bullet hole is seen in the windshield of an RCMP vehicle approximately 4 km from Vancouver International Airport after a one person was killed during a shooting outside the international departures terminal at the airport, in Richmond, B.C., Sunday, May 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Homicide team IDs man in fatal YVR shooting as police grapple with spate of gang violence

Man, 20, charged in separate fatal shooting Burnaby over the weekend

RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.
RCMP identify ‘person of interest’ in Kootenay National Park suspicious death

Police are looking for Philip Toner, who was known to a woman found dead near Radium last week

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save on Winnipeg Jets’ Nate Thompson (11) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg, Monday, May 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade
Vancouver Canucks see NHL playoff hopes dashed despite 3-1 win over Winnipeg

Montreal Canadiens earn final North Division post-season spot

The B.C. legislature went from 85 seats to 87 before the 2017 election, causing a reorganization with curved rows and new desks squeezed in at the back. The next electoral boundary review could see another six seats added. (Black Press files)
B.C. election law could add six seats, remove rural protection

North, Kootenays could lose seats as cities gain more

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the shooting of an Indigenous woman in the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. First Nation wants ‘massive change’ after its 3rd police shooting in less than a year

Nuu-chah-nulth woman recovering from gunshot wounds in weekend incident near Ucluelet

Nurse Gurinder Rai, left, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Maria Yule at a Fraser Health drive-thru vaccination site, in Coquitlam, B.C., on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The site is open for vaccinations 11 hours per day to those who have pre-booked an appointment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COVID vaccine bookings to open for adults 40+, or 18+ in hotspots, across B.C.

Only people who have registered will get their alert to book

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Most Read