Happy Birthday Two Me


Two years ago I started the Canadian Gift Guide with minimal intent. Since then it’s blossomed into a wild and wonderful thing – read by tens of thousands of people on a monthly basis from both Canada and the rest of the world. I’ve had the privilege of working with huge, recognizable brands and small shops alike, and I’m genuinely just getting started…I’ve got a backlog of hundreds of sources to share with you.

And as for the proverbial you, a genuine thanks to all of my regular readers and subscribers. It’s been fun seeing which posts generate the most interest & traffic, and which contest prizes are the most fiercely fought over. I’m proud to say I’ve got a genuine coast-to-coast readership, as evidenced from past promotion winners coming from as far as Victoria, BC to Botwood, NL, and everywhere in between.

Because it’s the big Canadian Gift Guide birthday bash, I’ve elected not to do a ‘Find of the Month’ post. Why you ask? Because I’ve got wayyy too many kick ass products (and giveaways!) to share with you this month, starting on Monday, June 4th and going till the end of the month. Instead, feel free to leave comments on this post & tell me what you’d love to see more of – is there a special occasion in your future? A hard-to-buy-for person on your gift list? A topic you always flock toward?

Also, I’ll be keeping track of all the open & closed giveaways on this page…you can always visit the Winner’s Circle as well, but knowing what we’ve got coming up, I thought it’d be best to give you two separate places to read ’em & win.

King Of The Campsite
The Prize: A Bedrock 4 BX Tent from The North Face
The Bonus: Follow TNF Canada on Twitter or refer an unlimited number of friends.
The Winner: Nikki R. from Wroxeter, ON

Easy Glowing
The Prize: A $150 Gift Basket from eBeauty.ca
The Bonus: Post a tweet a day over the contest period & link back in the comments for a bevy of bonus entries.
The Winner: Amber Y. from Hamilton, ON

Soap Box
The Prize: A Manly Man Soap Set
The Bonus: Subscribe to the Canadian Gift Guide
The Winner: Leah L. from Hanover, ON

Where’s The Beef?
The Prize: 4 packs of all-natural beef jerky
The Bonus: Leave comments on non-contest posts tagged with #cgg2
The Winner: David G. from Lasalle, ON

Fragrant Fathers
The Prize: 4 limited-edition men’s colognes
The Bonus: Unlimited pinning ahoy! Pin anything you’d like off the site, leave a link to each pin in the comments, earn a bonus per pin.
The WinnerMark C. from Kitchener, ON

Strawberry Fields Forever
The Prize: Northern Strawberry Gift Set from Fruits & Passion
The Bonus: Like Fruits & Passion on Facebook
The Winners: Hannah M. from Regina, SK and Aimee P. from Lloydminster, AB

Style For Miles
The Prize: A pair of pop culture cufflinks of your choice
The Bonus: Share the post in any which way you’d like
The Winner: Caroline M. from Brantford, ON

Swimspiration
The Prize: A $50 GC to La Vie En Rose
The Bonus: Follow LVER on Twitter
The Winner: Pending

All Over Aroma
The Prize: 3 Demeter Fragrances of your choice
The Bonus: Follow Demeter on Twitter
The Winner: Kathy P. from Brampton, ON

Rainbow Brights
The Prize: $75 GC to A.D.F.M.
The Bonus: Follow A.D.F.M. on Twitter
The Winner: Pending

Hot Stuff
The Prize: Hot Girls Pearls & Carrying Pouch
The Bonus: Like HGP on Facebook
The Deadline: July 2nd

C’mon Get Happy
The Prize: 1 of 3 Happy Feet Gift Sets from Lush
The Bonus: Like Lush on Facebook
The Deadline: July 3rd

A Degree’s Difference
The Prize: A Ravi Instant Wine Chiller
The Bonus: Follow *me* on Twitter (@cdngiftguide)
The Deadline: July 4th

Her Madgesty
The Prize: A bottle of Madonna’s new fragrance, Truth or Dare
The Bonus: Tweet about the contest.
The Deadline: July 5th

Makes Scents
The Prize: A prize pack of items from Layers by Scentsy
The Bonus:  Subscribe to the CGG.
The Deadline: July 6th

Juicy Fruits
The Prize: Three limited edition summer fragrances and body creams from The Body Shop
The Bonus: Like The Body Shop on Facebook
The Deadline: July 9th

Pound the Pavement
The Prize: A running kit from Mountain Equipment Co-op
The Bonus: Like MEC on Facebook
The Deadline: July 10th

Get Glymm
The Prize: A three-month subscription to beauty bag service, Glymm
The Bonus: Pin up to 10 items from anything on the CGG
The Deadline:  July 11th

Shiver Me Timbers
The Prize: A limited-edition, leatherback iPhone case from Grove
The Bonus: Share the post in any which way
The Deadline: July 12th

Summer Fresh
The Prize: Eternity Summer 2012 for him & her
The Bonus: Leave comments on non-contest posts that are uploaded over the contest period (i.e. new ones). Tag ’em with #cgg
The Deadline: July 15th

ETA: I’ve stopped updating this post now that it’s off the front page…for full winner details, visit The Winner’s Circle!

Comments
8 Responses to “Happy Birthday Two Me”
  1. Emilia T says:

    Thanks for doing this. The gifts you find are really affordable.

  2. Jennifer R says:

    This is great! With the end of school coming up interesting gifts for teachers would be good!

  3. Susan says:

    Congratulations on two years of blogging on the Canadian Gift Guide!
    I am a papercrafter, and would like to see inexpensive gifts for people who like this hobby — or other hobbies!

  4. PaulaB says:

    Congratulations on two years of your ” wild and wonderful thing”; continued sucess
    Would appreciate non technological/non electronic gift ideas oriented towards the male gender

    Thank you for past and for future ideas

  5. Crystal Stevens says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday! I love how you post on such a vast array of gift ideas, where do you get all these fun ideas from 🙂

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