Summer Fresh

One of my favourite posts I did earlier this year was the pretty pastel-tinged ‘Signs of Spring‘. Because of that, I thought it was time to take a look at another bevy of seasonal items that make great all-occasion gifts. Think of it this way – those of us with winter birthdays are far more likely to be unpacking a cashmere sweater from their gift bags, just as those with summer birthdays will have strappy sandals or cute beach coverups on their wish list. Consider this list a guide for summer gift-giving!

Coola Sunscreen – $21+ @ Indigo
Ladies and gentlemen, if I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. And kudos if you know what I’m referencing when I say that. Anyway sunscreen is so essential to summer living, but it may not feel like a very glam gift…until now. Coola sunscreens come in delicious aromas like Citrus Mimosa and Pina Colada, offer full protection from harmful rays, and have 97% certified organic ingredients. Because it’s part luxe beauty product and part practical, you can get away with this as a fab birthday offering.

Chevron Beach Towel – $12.99 @ Old Navy
Chevron has been a go-to print for designers over the last year, and here it’s used to colourful, high-impact effect in this soft, terrycloth towel. If you’re headed to a beach bash or being hosted by a family friend for a week at the lake, say thanks with spare towels for the whole family – at this price, you can afford it!

Sultra Hair Extensions – $22 each @ Sephora
These days extensions aren’t just about filling out your mane, but having fun while you’re doing it – as evidenced by these loud-and-proud extensions by Sultra that are exclusive to Sephora. Available in a dazzling array of shades like minty ocean teal and spotted tawny leopard print, extensions are a fun way to instantly update your look, without having to fuss around with chemicals and damaging products. Pick up a few for your little sister’s birthday, or hand them out as party favours for your bachelorette.

Ice Pop Molds – $12 for 6 @ Uncommon Goods
Forgo the ice cream truck and whip up your own blends of fruity, icy treats at home with these crazy cute popsicle molds. With sailboat, rocket, and robot handles these cheery snacks-on-a-stick will delight kids and impress your adult friends, especially if you come up with some unique concoctions of your own. Buy them for your sibling so they can serve up smiles for their own children all summer long.

Eternity Summer – $72 @ Department Stores

I read a recommendation once that you change your signature scent with the seasons – switching up strong springy florals with light airy citrus or orientals in the summer. If you’re feeling that, may I recommend the Summer 2012 incarnations of the classic Eternity fragrance by Calvin Klein. Loaded with exotic fruits and plants, both ladies and guys can get in on the act with these beautiful, ombre-glass bottles. For the gals, imagine wrapping yourself in African orange flower and Japanese pear martini, while guys, spice up your scent with living lush melon, juniper berry, and mimosa.

Feeling like you’ve got some sunshine in your step? I’m giving away the Eternity Summer 2012 collection (both the men’s and women’s fragrances) to one lucky reader. Here’s how you enter:

1) Leave a comment below by July 15th with your favourite summery gift pick from this list.

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 July 16th 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: Leave comments on any new (i.e. published after today) non-contest posts over the contest period and tag ’em with #cgg. 

71 Responses to “Summer Fresh”
  1. janicour says:

    My favourite summer fresh product would be the Eternity summer fragrance. I love trying new fragrances.

  2. nikki robak says:

    eternity for men

  3. Lynn Andersen says:

    I really like the Chevron Beach towel because it is so colourful, and I am all about the colour.

  4. Susan says:

    I love the Ice Pop Molds from Uncommon Goods. My nieces would love having their treats with these cool holders!

  5. Gina says:

    The obvious favourite summery gift for me would be the perfume collection but a gift implies giving so I’d have to go with the Ice Pop Molds for my 6 year old daughter who I am constantly surprising with cool stuff because she’s a cool kid. All As and 1 B on her Grade 1 report card!

  6. Krista says:

    I love the chevron beach towel! I have a small obsession with chevron-printed items. Thanks, because I will be going to Old Navy today to pick one up!

  7. Olivia Blundell says:

    My favourite are the Coola Sunscreens – finally sunscreen that doesn’t smell like sunscreen. I LOVE!

  8. leah leitch says:

    I love them all but have a special spot for the Old Navy Towel. thanks

  9. stellar says:

    I love the Chevron beach towel!

  10. karen H says:

    love the fragrance

  11. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would love to try the Eternity fragrances.

  12. Jennifer C. says:

    I would love to try the Coola Sunscreen!

  13. Jennifer R says:

    The ice pop molds look really fun!

  14. Gemma says:

    The ice pop molds look fun.

  15. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    Well, if I asked my son he would certainly say they ice pop molds…but for me, I would love the Eternity fragrance. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  16. Debbie F says:

    I gift pick would be the Eternity summer fragrance. One for me and one for my husband.

  17. My husband has always used only Eternity summer fragrance. So sexy. The only one for him.

  18. JENNIFER HART says:

    ice pop molds!

  19. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love to try the fragrances.

  20. Paul G says:

    the Eternity fragrances are my choice

  21. Tyler says:

    I love the Ice Pop Molds from Uncommon Goods my little brother would be such a fan of that.

  22. Rae D says:

    I’d like to try the Eternity Summer scent. I know I like the regular Eternity a lot.

  23. Maria McLachlan says:

    My 4year old would be so proud of those ice moulds

  24. Sparkled Beauty says:

    I like the Coola sunscreen

  25. GARRY SUSSMAN says:

    eternity for men

  26. Jennifer says:

    Eternity Summer sounds nice!

  27. Victoria S says:

    I would love love the Sultra hair extensions — they’re gorgeous!

  28. Jo says:

    The Ice Pop Molds!

  29. Rosemary says:

    i like the ice pop molds

  30. Donnas says:

    I love the Ice Pop Molds, in fact I have some recipes that I’ll use to make frozen treats.

  31. Ashley O says:

    The Coola Sunscreen would be great for my daughters and I & the Chevron Beach Towel design is amazing Also the sultra hair extensions are super hip!
    Making popsicles with the ice pop molds would be a great time for my little ones, BUT I think the Eternity Summer dual fragrances would be my #1 pick! LOVE PERFUME, & its nice to have a male scent as well, to give as a gift 🙂
    Thanks, GREAT giveaway!!!

  32. debbie s says:

    My favourite summer fresh product would be the Eternity summer fragrance.

  33. Wendy Dickinson says:

    My pick would be the coola sunscreen lotions as i now have very sensitive skin because of the meds i’m on and can’t be “bare” outside anymore.
    msdickinson28 at hot mail dot com

  34. Elaine Rosser says:

    I would like to try thr Coola Sunscreen-sounds like a great scent.

  35. Lucky1 says:

    My favourite summery gift pick would have to be the Eternity Summer Collection 2012! They sound amazing!

  36. would love to try the fragrances

    • Grace F says:

      My favourite summer fresh product is the Eternity summer fragrance collection. I’ve always found Calvin Klein fragrances so enticing, beautiful smelling, and among the nicest on the market.

  37. sean pynaert says:

    eternity summer

  38. beewbedard says:

    Love the Eternity Summer – set

  39. Rhonda W G. says:

    Eternity Summer for him/her is my pick!

  40. Louise says:

    My favourite summer product is the Eternity summer fragrance

  41. Tammy says:

    I love the coola sunscreen .
    dalleykt at live dot ca

  42. Jason says:

    only Eternity summer fragrance

  43. Victoria Ess says:

    The fragrance would be my pick!

  44. Rhonda W G. says:

    Summer Fresh
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  45. Glogirl says:

    I like the ice pop molds.

  46. The hair extensions are cool and pretty.

  47. Jeannie Smyth says:

    My favorite gift pick would be the Calvin Klein Eternity for Summer. I love his fragences and this one sounds great!

  48. Sunshine G says:

    The ice pop molds are adorable!

  49. I would love the Eternity’s. I have loved the perfume ever since it came out. It’s a timeless classic.

  50. aly3360 says:

    MY favourite pick from this list is the Sultra Hair Extensions. They look so good and I know a few friends who would appreciate a gift like that.

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  51. b.perez says:

    those ice pop moulds are making me hungry! my little ones would love that!

  52. Ryan B says:

    eternity for men

  53. Holly Sproule says:

    Ice pop molds!!

  54. Brook says:

    The ice pop molds are my fave! Now you get do them healthy snacks withouth compromising the funky look!

  55. DAVE says:

    Ice Pop Molds – $12 for 6 @ Uncommon Goods ….these are by far my favorite ! I can see my kids enjoying them 🙂

  56. debh says:

    The Coola Sunscreen; I think I would love the scents!

  57. Glenda says:

    My favourite summery prize is the Eternity 2012 collection

  58. Ines says:

    My pick would be the Ice Pop Molds!

  59. amymbrown says:

    I love the colours on the Old Navy beach towel!

  60. ginette4 says:

    I like the Eternity fragrance

  61. Karen says:

    I would love the Eternity summer perfumes. I started wearing the classic Eternity back in 1990 & it is my favorite.

  62. Chloe says:

    Those hair extensions look like tons of fun for summer.

  63. Lori P. says:

    Favourite summer gift for the adult me would be Coola Sunscreen Spray in Citrus Mimosa; favourite summer gift for the kid in me would be the Uncommon Goods Ice Pop Molds.

  64. kellyp says:

    I love the ice pop molds!! Awesome designs!

  65. Sara says:

    I like Coola Sunscreen – $21+ @ Indigo

  66. Livie says:

    The Coola Sunscreen would be a perfect gift for my duaghter. She loves the sun & the beach & goes through a lot of sunscreen. I know she would especially love the pina colada scent.

  67. Hayden says:

    It’s gotta be the beach towel for me, but I love the colours of everything on this list!

  68. Barbara99 says:

    I have loved classic Eternity and have used it for years. The Eternity Summer edition sounds fantastic. Would love to try it!

  69. Marlene V. says:

    I would like the Coola Sunscreen the most. It’s a must have item for the beach!!

  70. paul sharpe says:

    would have to be the Eternity Summer

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