Posted by Drake General Store, December 15, 2015

Introducing: HUMANS OF THE DRAKE. Every week, we will profile a member of our team, their favourite holiday traditions and most coveted wish list items.


Salina has been the DGS Store Supervisor for the flagship store on Queen St W. for three holiday seasons now. When she isn't at work, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up vegan, gluten free recipes, riding her bike by the lake, or creating art + taking photographs.

Meet Salina

Meet Salina

What are 3 items you’re coveting this Holiday season?

No one would be surprised with my #1 pick, Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars, one of each please :) I can't wait to try their new mint flavour. Also, an excellent stocking stuffer.
Everybody is a bit of a little kid on Christmas morning, and my #2 pick is a reflection of that. I would love to recieve a whole box of Sonny Angel collectible dolls (Fruit series!) Individually they also make great stocking stuffers.
+ #3 I'll choose the Umbra Black Coffee Kettle due to it's sleek modern design and colour, as well as EVERY Drake Pantry item ^_^ locally made and exclusive to The Drake, that's a tasty win.

#1 item you’re gifting this year? Who is the lucky giftee?

Arborist Onesies for the whole family, obviously!

What’s your favourite Holiday tradition?

Going to church with Oma on Christmas Eve. It's the only time all year the whole family makes it, and we know it makes Oma so happy. Coffee with Bailey's on Christmas morning with Dad is a close second.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Why?

Items come and go, but spending quality time with family is by far the best gift that money can't buy 😊

What’s the worst/funniest gift you’ve ever received?

Growing up my uncle always gave me a calendar for the new year. I can recall a few 90's themes such as Precious Moments, Beauty and the Beast and Backstreet Boys.

Fave Holiday tune?

I'm going to pick 2 fave holiday albums that I love to play in the store. No shame in my answers!
Destiny's Child - 8 Days of Christmas
Justin Bieber - Under The Mistletoe

Mittens or gloves?

Mittens all the way, no doubt. No hi-tech texting gloves on these fingers.

Hot cocoa or eggnog? Spiked with…?

Hot cocoa, no spiking necessary. I like to melt pieces of dark chocolate into steamed coconut milk.

MVP at your family Holiday dinner? Why?

Oma (grandma)! Her life experience, sense of humour, and abundant amounts of love for her family are ever so admired and appreciated.

ENTER TO WIN your $500 Drake General Store Wish List + get what you REALLY WANT this year. One winner chosen every two weeks until December 28.

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