The Royal Treatment


Every girl…or so we’re constantly told…wants to feel like a princess. At least a little bit. More often than not, those fantasies come out on wedding days and anniversaries, as well as, of course, a certain pending heart-themed holiday. Today’s gifts are in honour of that general theme – things to indulge in that small (or big, who am I to judge?) part of you that is craving the royal treatment.


Fascinators – See info / links below!

After last year’s Royal wedding, everyone was talking about the stunning headpieces that are the tradition of British high society at formal events. Now fascinators are gingerly making their way into mainstream culture, with Hollywood celebs and everyday gals donning them at all sorts of special occasions. If there’s a wedding on the horizon for someone you know this year, consider picking up a fascinator for the event. Score simple feather clips for your bridesmaids, a special piece for the mother-of-the-bride, or even something for the bride herself.
Pictured above (from left to right): Turquoise Enamel Flower Fascinator – $78 @ Curio Designs (Canadian!)
Fuschia Butterfly Fascinator – $25 @ Crown and Glory
Golden Yellow Fascinator – $167 @ Arturo Rios
Pink Velvet Flower Clip – $14 @ Urban Outfitters
Red Rooster & Pheasant Fascinator – $35 @ Clever Plumage (Canadian!)

5 ¾ Created Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring – $115 @ Ice.com
I mean, sure you could go the really literal route if you’re planning to get engaged, but I think if you’re going to channel a certain Duchess’ legendary ring, you may as well go for a funky chunky cocktail nod instead. Great for a night out with the gals – to let the guys know you’re taken – or if you’re simply wanting to dazzle up your everyday wear, this is a sparkling gem that won’t require a Royal salary to afford.

LK Bennett Sledge Pumps in Rose Gold – £195
People are crediting the Duchess of Cambridge with launching shoe brand LK Bennett into the upper stratosphere of fashion – particularly because the shoe of the economical Royal”s choice is a simple pair of classic beige pumps she’s been photographed wearing dozens of times. The LK Bennett folks are no slouches however; they’ve released a half-dozen incarnations of Kate’s favoured footwear, including this fashion-forward metallic rose gold pair. A serious splurge for a special lady, no doubt!

Naked Decor Pillows & Bookends – $44.95 to $49.95
Show your allegiance to the monarchy with these fun home decor accents from Naked Decor – perfect for the royal-obsessed in your household or circle. The pillows make a fun accent to anyone’s TV lounge, while the bookends are a quirky yet modern accessory for the office.


Vera Wang Princess Night – $50 @ Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharma Prix

Did you know there has been no less than five incarnations of Vera Wang’s blockbuster perfume Princess? And the latest limited edition certainly doesn’t pale in comparison – nay, it dazzles. From the spangly deep plum heart-shaped bottle to the gem-emblazoned crown topper, this is a scent fit for a lady-in-waiting. This evening re-envisioning of the fragrance shares sweet sugar and vanilla notes with the original perfume, but is switched up with a sparkling blend of juicy watermelon and berries.

Now let the fanfare begin, cause I’ve got a prize for one lucky lady-in-waiting: a bottle of Vera Wang’s glittery, glorious new perfume, Princess Night, which is such a hot gift idea, it’s literally hitting the shelves this weekend. To enter:

1) Leave a comment below until February 16th, 2012 and tell me which of these princess picks you’d most like to give (or get!) Be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around  February 17th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry Time: You’ll earn a bonus entry for EVERY single comment you post on NEW non-contest posts over the contest period, as long as it’s tagged with #cgg so I know you’re angling for extra entries. Although for my sake? Please try to keep it to one comment per post so you’re not racking up comments in the hundreds. 

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR ENTERING!!

Love prizes? Check out what else you can win through the Canadian Gift Guide by visiting the Winner’s Circle.

Comments
181 Responses to “The Royal Treatment”
  1. Amy Brown says:

    I’d love the sapphire ring!
    Thanks for the chance

  2. Jayme Lynn says:

    how do you choose a favorite? they all equally please me. I’ve seen girls wearing the fascinators and have thought they look adourable. I just haven’t been brave enough yet. It would have to be the perfect place to kick off my new look…maybe a night out dancing with the girls? As far as the ring goes, what girl doesn’t like bling? 🙂 The pillows would add to any princesses bedroom and those pumps remind me of cotton candy. I want to eat em. The perfume intrigues me, especially since it reminds me of my fantastic Xmas tree decorations. Soooo sparkly!

  3. Huguette E. says:

    The beautiful ring is my princess pick 🙂
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

  4. mousecat says:

    I really like the Golden Yellow Fascinator!! But would I ever be brave enough to wear it?? not sure…

  5. I like the decor pillows

  6. Love the rose gold pumps for myself! And I think my daughter would look awesome in a facinator for her wedding next summer – love how the veil can be incorporated into the design.

    • CGG says:

      Hey Lisa! There are a ton of wedding-friendly fascinators on Etsy so be sure to tell her to check it out. I just focused in on sort of all-occasion ones. Not that most people have MANY occasions to wear fascinators of course…

    • CGG says:

      Hey Lisa! You’ve actually been selected as the potential winner of this contest – however I need to hear back from you by midnight on Sunday, February 19th. Can you please send me an email at canadiangiftguide -at- gmail -dot- com?

  7. elaine says:

    My neice loves Vera Wang Princess Night and I love the shoes.

  8. Kiki says:

    Who doesn’t love to get a little velvet box??? I’d love to be on the receiving end of the Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring from Ice.com!!!

  9. Jennifer T says:

    I would LOVE the Sapphire ring! (I’ve been looking for a sapphire ring for ages.. that one is gorgeous!)

  10. Those head pieces are so cute! Adding a flower, clip, headband or barrette can just just the right touch to getting that “princess” feeling! 🙂

  11. Donnas says:

    I’d love the LK Bennett Sledge Pumps in Rose Gold

  12. Wonn says:

    I love Vera Wang Princess Night.

  13. Erin says:

    I love the pillows! That would be my pick!

  14. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love the sapphire ring

  15. Karen Ham says:

    I’d love the vera wang princess night pls

  16. Meek says:

    I like Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring

  17. Lori says:

    I like the the Vera Wang ‘Princess Night’ Eau de Toilette Spray best. By the way, did you know that fascinators are no longer acceptable at Ascot? Horrors!

  18. Jennifer says:

    I would love the Turquoise Enamel Flower Fascinator.

  19. Lacey Guiboche says:

    I would so love to wear the yellow flower fascinator, in a small community like mine wearing something catchy like this is noticed and I love to go out there and try new stuff. I would love to give it a try and see how it goes =)

  20. Dreena B. says:

    I love fascinators and have worn them with formal and semi-formal attire. They are still not that popular on this side of the pond…

    I would love the pillows, too cute!
    Cheers.

  21. Tina says:

    i love Naked Decor Pillows & Bookends

  22. myra says:

    I love to visit the fragrance section of Shoppers Drug Mart even if I’m not needing to replenish my fragrances…Vera Wang.Princess..Wow

  23. sylvia shaw says:

    I would love the perfume

  24. KylieC says:

    I love the ring. So pretty

  25. fernh says:

    The Sapphire ring would certainly be my choice.

  26. Gemma says:

    I’d most like to get the perfume.

  27. judy says:

    I like Vera Wang Princess Night

  28. Brandee Mercury says:

    I love Vera Wang designs so I am quite excited about a new perfume!

  29. Tracy Martin says:

    I adore the naked decor pillows. They would look fabulous in my apartment.

  30. Tammy D says:

    Id love to win the Vera Wang Princess Night perfume!
    dalleykt at live dot ca

  31. Amy Johnson says:

    I would love the Ver Wang Princess Night, I’m in desperate need of new perfume !

  32. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I would love the sapphire ring!

  33. Debbie Petch says:

    The sapphire ring really is lovely!

  34. Ashley S says:

    I would love the Vera Wang Princess perfume–I have one already & its going to run out on me soon 😦

  35. Jules says:

    I would love the rose gold pumps, so simple it design yet, so elegant.

  36. Lynn says:

    I would love to win the Vera Wang Princess Perfume!!

  37. ksceviour says:

    I would love to have the 5 ¾ Created Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring ! So beautiful!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  38. sharon lie says:

    I like the pumps because I am short!

  39. Patricia G says:

    Love this: Vera Wang Princess Night

  40. Lori L. says:

    umm…shoes please! but the perfume would be awesome!

  41. Michelle says:

    The rose gold pumps ! They are absolutely gorgeous and classy. I have never seen anything like them. Wearing them would make any girl feel elegant and stand out.

  42. Kim says:

    5 ¾ Created Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring !!!!!!!! I LOVE jewellery!!!

  43. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I love everything and am not sure I could pick one…the ring is lovely but I also really like perfume and the Vera Wang is one I would really like to try. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  44. Vicky Deane says:

    The sapphire ring is my pick! Beautiful!

  45. sean pynaert says:

    I’d like to give the Princess Night to my girlfriend

  46. Shelly Kristianson says:

    tough decision if I had to choose I suppose it would be the Vera Wang perfume, how special that bottle is!

  47. belinda m says:

    I would so pick the

    LK Bennett Sledge Pumps in Rose Gold

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  48. Jennifer R says:

    I really like the Naked Decor bookends and pillows! The bookends would go well with the maps of the river Thames I have on my piano right now!
    Jen
    speckles10@hotmail.com

  49. Kim Regan says:

    Hard to decide but i think i’d go with the ring…

  50. samantha says:

    i would love the Vera Wang Princess Night perfume. i loveeee perfume.

  51. Debbie F says:

    I would like the Sapphire ring. It is so beautiful.

  52. christine conway says:

    I would love to have the perfume. Thankyou.

  53. Elaine R says:

    The Sapphire and Diamond Ring is so gorgeous!

  54. Sophia says:

    My pick would be a fascinator…perhaps the Golden Yellow Fascinator or the Pink Velvet Flower Clip. I think they will add a little drama or funk to my wardrobe!

  55. Lise says:

    I would love the Arturo Rios fascinator! How could you not be blissfully happy with something that big and yellow on your head?

  56. Elaine Miller says:

    Sapphire & Diamond Ring , adorable

  57. Susan says:

    I’d probably choose the ring! Thanks for another great giveaway and for your wonderful gift suggestions.

  58. andrea amy says:

    I will go for the Naked Decor Pillows & Bookends. Why? Just to be different lol.

  59. Monica S says:

    With 3 princesses in my house, the Vera Wang Princess Night fragrance would be the perfect gift to give them. The scent sounds delicious, I must check it out.

  60. Barry Taylor says:

    I’d love to win the Princess Perfume for my sister. She’s a Princess in many ways and has the biggest heart and she deserves to smell wonderful.

  61. Tammy Shapcott says:

    2012 has been a really awful year so far…i think i’ve done more crying in 2012 than i did in all of 2011!!! i’m a huge believer in aromatherapy…that vera wang perfume would lift my spirits i’m sure! 🙂

  62. patti says:

    i would love the sapphire ring -it is my birthstone -lovely

  63. The Fascinators are fantastic-inators! Haha! While I naturally lean toward sparkly objects (thus the sapphire ring) the Fascinators are really quite fetching!

  64. lloyd says:

    I would like to win the perfume for the lucky lady

  65. Sharon C. says:

    That’s easy!! A bottle of Vera Wang’s glittery, glorious new perfume, Princess Night!! I’m not fancy for hair accessories, do not wear heals, the pillows don’t do a thing for me, and I am allergic to silver! lol, only one choice left!

  66. linda chaput says:

    I love Vera Wang Princess Night perfume.

  67. I would like the sapphire and diamond sterling ring from Ice. I have several pieces from Ice.com and I love their jewellery

  68. Ashley says:

    I’d love the Vera Wang Princess Night Perfume

  69. Mike says:

    I’d love to win the perfume for my girlfriend 🙂

  70. Renee Lacasse says:

    I like the yellow hat

  71. Luz Aquino says:

    I would be very honored to receive the Vera Wang Princess Night perfume. Thank you in advance ♥♥♥

  72. Connie says:

    I would love the sapphire ring.

  73. Ga-Hao Chan says:

    Love the ring!

  74. lyndsey4829 says:

    I’d love the Naked Decor Pillows & Bookends,… I have just the place for them!

  75. Andrea Williams says:

    I think the fascinators are cute, but I would never be bold enough to wear one. My favorite is the Vera Wang perfume. Love her stuff!

  76. Gabrielle says:

    Those pumps look amazing. I’d love to get those for sure.

  77. Stel says:

    I love the Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring! It’s big, bold and beautiful. Thanks!

  78. Mary says:

    I would love to get the sapphire ring for my daughter Sara whose name means Princess and she is one in my eyes in every way!

  79. nicole finley says:

    Oh my gosh, what a decision to make! I love them all! But to pick out 1, I’d have to choose the ver wang perfume!

  80. Catherine says:

    the Vera Wang perfume

  81. Bev says:

    I’d love to get the perfume. I love the bottle and I’m sure I’d love the fragrance too!

  82. Thing the shoes are amazing but since I am not allowed to wear heels I have to go with the ring it is beautiful but the perfume is so amazing love love love the bottle oh no I love them all don’t know which I want more ring bottle ring bottle no I can not decide

    winlorna @ gmail.com

  83. Heather MacKinnon says:

    My first time on this site, I would love to try the perfume, I think it would be soft and very subtle. Second choice would be the shoes, although at my age, I don’t think I could wear such high heels, but in this case, I would certainly try. Thank you.

  84. diane says:

    My pick would be the pillows, love them!

  85. Robin Greenhalgh says:

    For me it is definitely the perfume…since my husband complains I like to bath in the stuff….I am always on the lookout for a new supply!

  86. TracyH says:

    I’d LOVE the blue or yellow Fascinator-love the netting on the blue one!.

    And I am one of those people that would take anyone of the gifts you had to offer. I fear I would hurt one of the gifts feelings if I were to choose one over the other 😦

    I could wear a ring of a “People’s Princess” , A shoe of a Cinderella , sleep like a Queen (or at least Sleeping Beauty) and smell like a Princess of Night!

    Far be it for me to pick favorite! 🙂

  87. For me it is a toss up between the naked pillows (perfect for my living room) the Princess Night perfume and the sapphire & diamond ring (perfect for disposing of the February blahs). After all what woman wouldn’t love a little “Royal Treatment”?

  88. JJ Frayling says:

    Simply adore Ice’s version of that iconic ring that Lady Dianna once wore, and has since been given to Kate, it would be a real “honor” to own such an amazing 5 3/4 created sapphire&diamond sterling silver ring, so lovely to wear everyday!

  89. Teresa M says:

    I would love the pillows & bookends from Naked Decor!

  90. Dal says:

    I would really like to win the sapphire ring…it is beautiful!!!

  91. Cairine says:

    I love rings so I would go with the Saphire and diamond ring.

  92. Kelsey says:

    Love the ring and the shoes!!

  93. Marlene V. says:

    I love the shoes and the ring the best:) They would look great on me!

  94. Vanessa says:

    The ring is so breathtakingly gorgeous! I would never ever take it off!
    Thank you for the chance, whoever gets any of the items in this post will be very pleased. 🙂
    All the best.
    Love, Vanessa

  95. ALICIA MILLETTE says:

    OMG those sledge pumps are crazy cute, would love a pair!!

  96. Carmen Zhang says:

    Nice design! Really pretty. It might make me to start using perfume.

  97. Jillian says:

    I absolutely love that ring:) I’d wear it everyday. I had one just like it but it wasn’t real silver so it turned my finger green and I can’t wear it anymore.

  98. Holly says:

    The sledge pumps for sure!!

  99. Susanne says:

    I would enjoy receiving the Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring.

  100. Shirano says:

    I can never have enough shoes and I have never seen a pair in that golden shade. They are gorgeous.

  101. I wear a lot of hats so the Golden Yellow Fascinator would be my pick. This win would be so awesome!

  102. Ryan B says:

    5 ¾ Created Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring

  103. Ashley says:

    the rose gold pumps! Is there anything sexier than nearly nude heels? I’m a burlesque dancer, and these would make a great addition to my footwear rotation.

  104. karryk76 says:

    My pick is Vera Wang Princess Night

  105. Whitney says:

    I love Vera Wang’s Princess Night Parfume, beautiful!

  106. Whitney says:

    Love Love Love the shoes by LK Bennett too!

  107. Betty S says:

    I would love to get the Princess Night perfume by Vera Wang

  108. karine says:

    would love the pumps or perfume!

  109. Nicole says:

    I would LOVE those Naked Decor pillows and bookend! They are uber cute!

  110. Myra says:

    I’d love the LK Bennett Sledge Pumps!! Beautiful!

  111. Jennifer says:

    Princess Night sounds like my dream scent! And that bottle, OMG!

  112. Sundus A says:

    I want to spend my tuition money on those rose gold pumps 😉

  113. Anne Taylor says:

    I so love the yellow fascinator!

    ty

  114. Julie Alexandra says:

    those pumps are gorgeous! I’d be lucky to win them 😉

  115. michelle says:

    I’d love to have the perfume!

  116. Marilyn says:

    So many choices.
    Whats not to love about the Turquoise and Yellow Facinators?
    The ring I would give to my daughter (It would be love at first sight!) and the pumps i would give to my friend “the queen of shoes” Carmen (She would Rock them!)
    Vera Wang Princess is already my favorite so my gift to me would be the Princess Night

  117. Heather Diotte says:

    My absolute fave is the 5 ¾ Created Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring – $115 @ Ice.com! Stunning!!

  118. I love the bottle of the perfume!!!

  119. Lisa Brignall says:

    I love the ring… its awesome!

  120. Sandra says:

    I would love the perfume. The bottle is magical and fit for a princess.

  121. Christine says:

    i love the blue sapphire ring

  122. Kathy P says:

    The Fascinators are quite the fashion statement and bring back a mysterious elegance – plus my daughter would rather wear one of those for her wedding instead of the more traditional veil

  123. jamie says:

    omg i would so love to have my boyfriend get me vera wang princess night perfume oh its so nice and i love it so much just like i would love to give my mom that pretty sapphire ring

  124. Siobhan S. says:

    The sapphire ring is so pretty! I’d love to receive it as a gift.

  125. Christina Dragan says:

    I’d love to get the Vera Wang Princess Night perfume. I absolutely love all of Vera Wang’s perfume – Lovestruck, Vera Wang Princess, Vera Wang Preppy Princess etc.

  126. Farah says:

    The Sapphire Ring Anytime!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

  127. jocelyn says:

    I love the saphire ring! I would love to get this as a gift!

  128. My pick is the sapphire ring – how elegant!
    flycast5 at yahoo dot com

  129. saba says:

    all four of them are lovely but the vera wang princess night is priceless,id love to have it.

  130. Lindsey Smith says:

    The shoes!

  131. Eleanor Q says:

    I simply love the 5 3/4 Carat Created Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring. It looks almost like Diana’s – now Kate`s ring. I`d feel like a princess wearing it and knowing that it twinkles and sparkles.

  132. Burcu says:

    5 ¾ Created Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring looks great

  133. Kelly says:

    I would love to get the Vera Wang Princess Night perfume.

  134. Laura says:

    I LOVE the 5 ¾ Created Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring!

    But I also would adore the Vera Wang Princess Night perfume 🙂

  135. Elizabeth says:

    the sapphire and diamond ring

  136. Glogirl says:

    I’d love to get the Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Silver Ring!

  137. Ola Baker says:

    A bottle of Vera Wang’s Princess Night Perfume might be the perfect gift to give, so I’m going to give this gift to ME.

  138. Cindy Murray says:

    I love the sapphire and diamind ring!

  139. Kirsten says:

    I would love to get the Sapphire and Diamond Sterling ring.

  140. Carrie M says:

    I would love the sapphire ring!

  141. Bee L says:

    Would love to win the Sapphire ring! (no rhyme intended)

  142. sandy says:

    I would love the Vera Wang perfume!

  143. Alana Blake says:

    I think the ring is incredibly beautiful and would make any women feel like royalty! The new princess night perfume smells so sweet and amazing it would make an awesome birthday gift for a friend!!

  144. Glenda says:

    I would love to wear the fuschia butterfly in my hair along with a spritz of Princess Night.

  145. yana says:

    I really really like the blue sapphire ring

  146. Anita Gartshore says:

    I would love , love , love the shoes. I have a real love affair with shoes!!!!

  147. Anne says:

    Naked Decor Pillows & Bookends are hilarious! Also like the ring!

  148. Leah says:

    I love ALL of Vera Wang’s fragrances!

  149. Jennifer Barata Allen says:

    My princess pick would be the LK Bennett Sledge Pumps in Rose Gold.

    jmbarata21@hotmail.com

  150. stacey h says:

    i like the pillows & bookends

  151. Nelle P says:

    Vera Wang Princess – Night Perfume, please! 🙂

  152. 409cope says:

    I would love to receive the Sapphire and Diamond Sterling Silver Ring the most.

  153. Jayne Cameron says:

    I would LOVE the Sapphire ring…very beuatiful !

  154. Erika says:

    I would most like to get the Princess Night perfume!

  155. samantha turnbull says:

    LK Bennett Sledge Pumps in Rose Gold – £195
    I have a shoe obsession among others 🙂

  156. Brook says:

    I would love the pillows! They would match perfectly my decor! Love the fact that they are blue!

  157. tennille says:

    love the fascinators esp. the last 2

  158. ginette4 says:

    I would love to get the Vera Wang Princess Night perfume

  159. Would love to win Princess Night

  160. Brittaney says:

    Love vera wang!! those shoes are my fav!!

  161. Lucky1 says:

    Well, if i am a princess then I want it all! 😉

  162. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I would love to have Vera Wang Princess Night – $50 @ Shoppers Drug Mart
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  163. Shannon says:

    I would love to feel like a princess wearing Vera Wang’s Princess Night.

  164. Dea C says:

    I love the Vera Wang Princess Night to give or get.. Happy Valentines.

  165. Jun C says:

    I would like to get Vera Wang Princess Night as a gift.

  166. Steph C says:

    Vera Wang Princess Night is a nice gift.

  167. aimee perrin says:

    love the shoew

  168. leah says:

    Love the shoes.

  169. binabugged says:

    Vera Wang Princess Night – $50 @ Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharma Prix
    that would be my choice for myself LOL

  170. binabugged says:

  171. Kelly P says:

    I’d love the Vera Wang perfume! I love that bottle! Purple is one of my fav colours, I even have two rooms painted purple!

  172. paul sharpe says:

    i would love to give the vera wang princess night perfume

  173. emma walpole says:

    love the gold pumps

  174. arash naghdi says:

    love it

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