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Signs Of Spring


Spring is in the air – at least according to the calendar. Despite the grim, grey weather and yet-to-bloom plants, Spring does bring about one welcome change: shops are suddenly brimming with pops of pastels and elegant lace and basically ushering in the pretty. So even if the outdoors doesn’t quite match the sprightly shades of mint and peach and lavender you’re seeing in-stores, it certainly doesn’t hurt to indulge with a little Spring-y gift-giving.

Dior Garden Clutch -$75
This pretty beauty palette is a divine choice for your mom’s (or very lucky sister’s) birthday. Tucked away in a dainty woven clutch that’s the perfect size for tossing in your purse are three made-for-contouring shades embossed with a delicate rose print, and two sweet lip shades to help enhance and colour in your lips. Tis a splurge, but in the world of cosmetics, I firmly believe you get what you pay for – and this clutch is equal parts style and substance.

Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers – $5 – $28 @ Paddywax
Vintage-inspired botanical prints adorn the packaging for these fragrant products that combine garden variety herbs with unexpected twists. Pick up an invigorating Rosemary & Eucalyptus Diffuser for your boss’ new office, or opt for a cute and affordable mini-candle as a hostess gift in Asian-inspired scents like Orange Blossom and Jasmine & Bamboo. When the packaging is as pretty as the product, you know you’ve got a gorgeous gift idea locked up.

Rose Embossed Journals – $22 each @ Indigo
If the colour palette alone of these pretty journals hasn’t convinced you that spring is on the way, consider the other elegant details – like the rose-embossed print on the sleek leather cover, or the floral-inspired button closure to keep your precious thoughts secured away. I love journals because they’re such a ‘safe’ gift, but not for a lack of style or care. Pretty much every woman would love to tuck this book into her nightstand or briefcase, and it’s hard not to feel that little squee of excitement (and hopefully, inspiration), every time you pull it out to jot down some ideas or dreams.

Gifts That Bloom Aromatherapy Lavender Garden Bag – $11 @ The Worldwide Nature Company
Lovely lavender is awesome for a number of reasons. For one, even the most inattentive garden can generally get away with planting this bag and enjoying a bloom of pretty purple plants. For another, the possibilities for your new plant are pretty endless: from aromatherapy sachets to all-natural bath fragrances to herbed butters, there are plenty of ways to use this versatile perennial. Buy a bag for your mother-in-law’s birthday, or gift one as a thank-you to your kid’s favourite teacher.


L’Eau de Chloé – $82+

If the lovely celadon shade of the latest Chloé fragrance hasn’t hooked you on its representation of spring, a single sniff of the perfume certainly will. Picture strolling through a garden in bloom as the gentle layers of rosewater, lemonade-reminiscent citrus, and earthy patchouli blend together for a truly fresh, womanly scent. The elegant fragrance – and its now-familiar glass bottle – has a wide appeal, from young fashionistas to sophisticated ladies so consider picking it up as an anniversary, birthday, or a Mother’s Day gift. You can find it at select Holt Renfrew, The Bay, Murale, Shopper’s Drug Mart, PharmaPrix, Sephora, Mills, and Oglivy stores across the country.

 

Now, if you’re buzzing for spring, you’re in luck. I’ve got one bottle of L’Eau de Chloé to give away, and all you’ve got to do to enter is:

1) Leave a comment on this post by April 15th at midnight, with your pick for your favourite Spring gift idea.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around April 15th 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: Help spread some buzz for spring! For every Tweet, Facebook Post, or Pin related to this post, you’ll earn a bonus entry. Just leave me a link in the comments below so I can check out your handiwork.

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

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155 Responses to “Signs Of Spring”
  1. effie says:

    definitely Chloe … love the original so I have a feeling this new version of the perfume is going to be a favourite.

  2. amymbrown says:

    I like the lilac journal best
    thanks!

  3. amymbrown says:

    I tweeted:

    thanks

  4. StellaR says:

    I love the Dior Garden clutch. The colours are soft and fresh, reminiscent of spring.

  5. Louise says:

    Chloé fragrance would be my favourite Spring gift idea

  6. Tammy says:

    I love the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers!!!!

    dalleykt at live dot ca

  7. Tammy says:

    Shared on facebook

  8. Tammy says:

    shared on twitter

  9. zubia says:

    Dior Garden touch would be my favourite…I am always looking for ideas to decorate my living room.

  10. Lisa B says:

    I like the Rose Embossed Journals

  11. Gemma says:

    Dior Garden Clutch would be my favourite.

  12. Diane Brunet says:

    I like Dior garden

  13. nikki robak says:

    I like the botanical candles

  14. Jennifer R says:

    I really like the Dior clutch. I actually saw this item on a tv morning show and it looks very nice!

  15. I love the mint green journal.

  16. nadia says:

    would love the Botanical Garden ….

  17. Debbie F says:

    I like the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers.

  18. Debbie Petch says:

    The lavender gift bag is a really good idea!

  19. Raquel says:

    I would have to say that L’Eau de Chloé would be my favourite Spring gift idea.

    I tweeted about the contest https://twitter.com/#!/raquelbdias/status/182648134420275200

    Thank you canadiangiftguide.com for this amazing giveaway!

    Crossing my fingers – good luck everyone!:)

  20. gibberish says:

    I think the Dior Garden Clutch would make a fabulous gift!

  21. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I love the Botanical Candles and Diffusers.

  22. Sophia says:

    I love the “Lavender Garden Bag” — gardening and the outdoors really speak to the arrival of spring!

  23. Susan says:

    I lie the lilac coloured Rose Embossed Journal. #CGG

  24. Sul ki says:

    I love, love, love Chloe !!!

  25. Rebecca says:

    I like the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers.I am a calm relaxed person and i enjoy the things that help enhance that.

  26. Donnas says:

    I’m all about home fragrance so it’s the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers.

  27. Audrey Skinner says:

    Would love the perfume or clutch

  28. Lloyd The Man says:

    Gots to be the Chloé fragrance

  29. Lyndsey Skidmore says:

    Chloe for sure,… I love the bottle and it looks like the perfect gift!

  30. Dreena says:

    My favourite Spring gift idea: The Dior Garden Clutch. So pretty and useful.
    Thanks.

  31. Bonnie says:

    L’Eau de Chloé …even the name has a flare…love Chloe’s scent

  32. Naomi says:

    Mmmm, gifts that bloom is my favourite spring idea, that can keep giving through the seasons!

  33. Elaine says:

    looks like it will be a wonderful scent

  34. Holly Sproule says:

    The lavender garden bag! Spring is the perfect time to plant!

  35. Ryan B says:

    Gifts That Bloom Aromatherapy Lavender Garden Bag – $11 @ The Worldwide Nature Company

  36. Renee Lacasse says:

    Could always use new perfume

  37. I love lavender, like crazy, so the Aromatherapy Lavender Garden Bag @ The Worldwide Nature Company would be an awesome gift to give but to recieve too. 🙂 I love this stuff.

  38. Dee B. says:

    I love journals and the Rose Embossed Journals are very pretty.

  39. arash naghdi says:

    Chloé fragrance would be my favourite of all!

  40. elaine says:

    Eau de Chole is my second favorite scent

  41. Cebe says:

    I love the lavender gift bag…its smells so good 🙂

  42. sean pynaert says:

    lavender garden bag is my fave

  43. Marlene V. says:

    Fav. spring gift idea — gardening supplies, outdoor lights and bulbs to plant.

  44. ginette4 says:

    I like the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers

  45. Can’t go wrong with perfume!

  46. Janet says:

    Love The Candles!!! Beautiful a must to try!!

  47. Myra says:

    I loved the Chloe perfume with the peach ribbon… bet the green one is also enthralling!

  48. Karen says:

    Love the Chloe perfume! 🙂

  49. julia g says:

    I like the Dior Garden Clutch

  50. Angela M says:

    Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers – $5 – $28 @ Paddywax — I love diffusers and candles especially natural smelling ones.

  51. newfiechic says:

    My favorite is the Dior Garden Clutch

  52. Abby says:

    I think the journals are adorable. Love the spring colors.

  53. Marija says:

    I love the Dior Garden clutch

  54. Christina G says:

    the mint green journal! i want everything I own to be mint green this spring. so fresh and clean!

  55. Sharon C. says:

    Love the Rose Embossed Journals♥

  56. Myra Rzepa says:

    my favorite is Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers – $5 – $28 @ Paddywax

  57. Deanna says:

    I would love the botanical candles and diffusers or the rose journal. I love my house to smell pretty and I love writing!! Tough choice!! Thanks for the opportunity to win something!

  58. ginette4 says:

    tweeted

  59. Amanda R. says:

    My favourite is Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers

  60. Jessica Lord says:

    Definitely the Gifts That Bloom Aromatherapy Lavender Garden Bag

  61. Sam Buttemer says:

    I like the candles. The smells sound great!

  62. Sharon C. says:

    Tweeted

  63. beewbedard says:

    Really love the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  64. beewbedard says:


    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  65. beewbedard says:

    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  66. CAROL ODDY says:

    Always like to try new perfume…

  67. Eleanor Q says:

    I’d love to get the bottle of L’Eau de Chloé because I heard it was an exquisite fragrance. I’m also interested in the botanical candles from paddywax. Thanks.

  68. Sharon M says:

    I like the Dior Garden clutch.

  69. Tracy says:

    love the dior garden clutch!

  70. Laurie Tilkin says:

    the lavenderbag

  71. annoyedcanadian says:

    My favourite spring idea is the candles and diffusers!!

  72. annoyedcanadian says:

    My favourite spring idea is candles and diffusers

  73. brook says:

    The lavender garden bag is my favorite and what a good price! You could give this as a hostess gift! Going to have to go and do some shopping!

  74. ginette4 says:

    tweeted

  75. prairiebelle says:

    My favorite is the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  76. prairiebelle says:

    tweeted

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  77. Journeysof TheZoo says:

    The lilac journal. Thanks for the giveaway.

  78. Journeysof TheZoo says:

    I shared on FB (Journeysof TheZoo).
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/JourneysofTheZoo/posts/321140807950607
    swak50 at hotmail dot com

  79. Deb says:

    I love the Aromatherapy Lavender Garden bag!!

  80. Dee says:

    I’m in need of a good, new smell. And it’s too perfect because it is my dog’s name!

  81. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  82. Odessa oquias says:

    Love the L`Eau de Chloé

  83. lindafast says:

    I love lavender so my favourite gift would be the Bloom Aromatherapy Garden Bag from the Worldwide Nature Company.

  84. lindafast says:

    I love lavender so my favourite gift is the Bloom Aromatherapy Garden Bag from the Worldwide Nature Company

  85. Sunshine G says:

    I like the lavender garden bag.

  86. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  87. Darren Gocal says:

    Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers

  88. Ami B says:

    I like the clutch the best!

  89. Ami B says:

    Tweeted:

  90. Lauren Gravel says:

    L Eau de Chloe would be perfect for spring

  91. Lori says:

    For anyone who gardens, the Lavender Garden bag would be my pick.

  92. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  93. Leah says:

    Those journals are adorable! Especially the seafoam green one

  94. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  95. albertinablogg says:

    I would like to win the new Chloé.

  96. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  97. Jessica R says:

    I was just in Shopper’s Drug Mart and tried L’eau De Chloe. What a great scent for spring. I think its going to be my new favorite scent. Love it!

  98. Margaret says:

    The Dior clutch is so cute.

  99. ginette4 says:

    tweeted

  100. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  101. blessedta says:

    L’Eau de Chloé

  102. Julie Plourde says:

    L’eau de Chloé is my favourite!

  103. luxor69 says:

    I really like the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers.

  104. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  105. Janet says:

    The Candles are Just Perfect!!!

  106. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  107. Sherry k says:

    Gifts that Bloom Lavender bag is so much like spring.

  108. cathylen says:

    I would love the Dior Garden Cutch, it is so movie glam.

  109. Chandler ND says:

    I like Dior garden

  110. rumiko says:

    For a thoughtful gift you can’t go wrong with the Rose Embossed Journals from Indigo. They are lovely & personal, yet practical. It’s just so nice to carry around too:)

  111. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  112. Ingrid says:

    The Dior Garden Clutch is oh-so-cute, and has such fun colours for Spring!
    Bring on the warm weather!

  113. Ingrid says:

    Please count my bonus entry!

  114. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  115. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  116. Ingrid says:

    Love that clutch!
    Here is my tweet:

  117. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  118. Ingrid says:

    Ahhh Lavendar!
    Here is my tweet:

  119. Barbara99 says:

    Glad to hear that there is a new version of Chloe. Has always been one of my favorites. Look forward to trying out this new scent.

  120. Amy M says:

    I like the Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers gift idea.

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

  121. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  122. Ingrid says:

  123. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  124. Ingrid says:

    Easter means Spring! Hope everyone is having a happy one!

  125. Romana S. says:

    My favorite spring gift idea is a bouquet of flowers! They just radiate “spring” 🙂

  126. Romana S. says:

  127. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  128. Ingrid says:

  129. Lucky1 says:

    The Aromatherapy Lavender Garden Bag would be heavenly!

  130. sandy says:

    Besides some fresh flowers, I like the botanical collection candles and diffusers!

  131. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  132. marcinkit says:

    Botanical Collection Candles & Diffusers !

  133. marcinkit says:

  134. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  135. Ingrid says:

  136. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  137. albertinablogg says:

    LEau Chloé is the best fragrance ever. ❤

  138. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  139. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  140. Ingrid says:

  141. paul sharpe says:

    i like the Rose Embossed Journals

  142. ginette4 says:

    daily tweet

  143. aimee p says:

    beautiful bottle

  144. Emilia Turner says:

    The Dior Garden Clutch, is beautiful #cgg

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