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Sunny Days


Not much to say about today’s post…I built this one by meandering about the interwebs, finding summery gift ideas, and envisioning gifting them on a perfect summer’s day.

Eyelet Jewelry HangersEyelet Jewelry Hangers – $14 @ Urban Outfitters
How sweet and summery are these pretty decorative hangers designed for hooking and hanging your favourite baubles? Available in three colours, simply affix one of these to a nail on the wall or on the back of your door (or really, in a closet) for easy access to your gems whenever you need ’em. A particularly sweet pick for the spare bedroom in your cottage so guests can lay out their finery, or as a hostess gift.

Solvinden Patio LightsSolvinden Patio Lights – $11.99+ @ IKEAWell I know I said sunny days, but with this gift idea the daylight is what makes the moonlight awesome. Namely, IKEA has once again rolled out a huge range of solar-powered patio lights as part of their Solvinden collection – from tiny paper lanterns (pictured above) to table and pendant lamps, virtually any space can be outfitted with these fun decor lights that require nothing but the sun’s energy to last all night long. With unbelievable prices, you might be hard-pressed to find them at your local IKEA but keep close tabs on the site’s fantastic inventory checker; they’re so high-in-demand, they restock them all summer long.

Lush Beach Box
Beach Box Gift Set – $29.95 @ Lush
If you want to feel like you’re soaking up the sea every single day, invest in Lush’s new, limited-edition ‘Beach Box’ for five products containing real oceanic ingredients (including sea salt, seaweed, and sea water). Enjoy an invigorating shower when you scrub up with one of three bath products (Sea Vegetable soap, Seanik shampoo bar, and Ocean Salt face / body scrub, a personal fave) and polish off your look by lathering on luxurious Dream Cream and getting tousled tresses with the brand’s Sea Spray hair mist. An easy breezy gift when you’re staying as a houseguest at a friend’s beachside cabin for a week.

Stargazey PointStargazey Point by Shelley Noble – $16.99 (list)
Truth be told I’m not much of a ‘beach reads’ person, but I genuinely appreciated some of the nuances author Shelley Noble put into this sun-soaked story set on South Carolina coast. The novel centres around two lost souls that find solace in the forgotten beachside town of Stargazey Point. Abbie is mourning her long-time boyfriend’s tragic death (and the collective choices that led to it) while Cab is hiding out from his high-flying life as an architect, choosing instead to lovingly restore the town’s ancient carousel. When their paths cross, neither Abbie nor Cab are particularly interested in love, but their interactions awaken things thought long-forgotten not only in one another, but the town’s residents as a whole (including the septuagenarian hosts that Abbie is shacking up with).

Bath and Body Works Lakeside Collection

Lakeside Home Collection Candles – $4.50 – $20 @ Bath & Body Works
Admittedly it was my sister that first turned me onto the scrumptious scents of Bath & Body Works’ amazing candles, although I may have a leg up on her in knowing all about the amazing new ‘Lakeside Summer Candle Collection’, featuring a bevy of new scents designed to channel lazy afternoons in the sun…well after summertime has passed. If sweetness is your thing, you’ll love the juicy notes of the new Watermelon Lemonade and Strawberry Picnic fragrances, or envision an evening campfire when you strike a match over Summertime S’mores. Looking for a more rustic aroma for your home-away-from-home? Try cedar-scented Boathouse Row, invigorating driftwood & fresh water Lakeside, or the woodsy tones of Mahogany Teakwood.

Fun giveaway time! I’ve got two candles from Bath & Body WorksΒ  and a Lush Beach Box to share with one lucky reader. Interested in winning? Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by August 2nd with your favourite ‘Sunny Days’ featured 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 August 3rd to select the winners, 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: Pin it to win it – you can pin up to all 5 things featured in this post (and leave links back in the comments below) to earn yourself up to 5 bonus entries. As an FYI, I want to see these on legit pinboards! A board labeled ‘contests’ or ‘recipes’ ain’t gonna cut it, so only pin if you really love what’s featured here πŸ™‚

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112 Responses to “Sunny Days”
  1. Julie G. says:

    Wow, you made it difficult to choose this time! I think the Eyelet Jewelry Hangers are a great idea, but I also like candles too…..

  2. Sparkled Beauty says:

    I like some light reading for the beach

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Beach Box Gift Set!

  4. My pins didn’t work so I’ll try again!




  5. mousecat says:

    I really like those Lakeside Home Collection Candles!!

  6. Heather says:

    I LOVE Lush and their products πŸ™‚



  7. Leah says:

    I love the Solviden Patio lights! Such a fun idea for the backyard.

  8. cookie3 says:

    MY favorite ‘sunny days’ idea is the Solvinden Patio Lights . Now if they would repel mosquitoes as well they’d be a dream come true.

  9. Celena Clause says:

    Love the patio lights!

  10. Joan G says:

    My favourite is the Beach Box Gift Set

  11. Linda Peters says:

    The Beach Box Gift set looks nice, thanks

  12. Chantelle says:

    My favorite is the beach box gift set, Lush is my absolute favorite store.

  13. suzi says:

    My favourite is the Eyelet Jewelry Hangers – $14 @ Urban Outfitters

  14. sschool2010 says:

    My fave is the Eyelet Jewelry Hangers – $14 @ Urban Outfitters

    beautiful dot dreamer at gmail dot com

  15. Andrea Amy says:

    My fav is the beach box set from Lush πŸ™‚

    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  16. Andrea Amy says:





    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  17. beewbedard says:

    Solvinden Patio Lights – $11.99+ @ IKEA

  18. Jennifer R says:

    I like the Beach set from Lush!

  19. Donnas says:

    Definitely Bath & Body Works. My niece used to travel to Florida to visit her in-laws and would always bring me back soap, so I was using it long before any stores opened in Canada. And now my daughter always has at least one of their candles burning in her room.

  20. Leah says:

    i like the lush beach box gift set!!

  21. Holly says:

    I like the Eyelet Jewelry Hangers!

  22. diane p says:

    My favourite is the Beach Box gift set.

  23. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite β€˜Sunny Days’ featured gift idea is the Beach Box gift set from Lush.

  24. gmamaye says:

    Beach Box Gift Set – $29.95 @ Lush looks great and I need one of these

  25. Louise says:

    I love the Beach Box Gift Set!

  26. Grace F says:

    OMG ~ how can one choose only one as a fave! The Eyelet Jewelry Hangers are practical and stylish. Patio lanterns are such a fun summertime accessory. Now who doesn’t love Lush…what more can be said about that. The book sounds excellent, and easy to dive into. And I adore scented candles, and the ones from Lakeside Home Collection Candles have unique sounding scents and I love the names, especially Lakeside & Summertime S’mores. Awesome finds.

  27. darlene boyle says:

    the novel STARGAZEY POINT

  28. pat h says:

    the beach box gift set looks great

  29. Sparkle says:

    I like the Solvinden Patio Lights, I particularily like the fact that they are solar.

  30. Diane Brunet says:

    I like the Solvinden Patio Lights.

  31. Jessica Lord says:

    i really like the patio lights

  32. Patricia says:

    Really like the Solvinden Patio Lights

  33. Vivian D says:

    I think the beach box gift set is a great idea.

  34. Donna L. says:

    I like the eyelet jewelry hangers

  35. Bree Stegman says:

    beach box giftset for sure

  36. i love the Lush and Bath Body works

  37. Gemma says:

    I love the Lakeside Home Collection Candles – $4.50 – $20 @ Bath & Body Works

  38. Kimberley says:

    I would choose the Beach Box Gift Set from Lush! Love, love, love their products.

  39. patricia says:

    beach box gift set

  40. thomas rusinak says:

    Boy..could I get the women with the gift box set…Yeah!

  41. lisa bolduc says:

    i like the Lakeside Home Collection Candles. I love Candles

  42. Lisa says:

    I like the Lakeside Home Collection candles.

  43. I NEED the Lush and the candles lol

  44. Cassandra says:

    My favourite is for sure the Lush Beach Box gift set! thanks for the entry πŸ™‚

  45. icecreamandpickles says:

    Eyelet jewelry hangers πŸ™‚

  46. icecreamandpickles says:

    Lush beach box pin! (on my wishlist, love it.)

  47. Bailey Dexter says:

    Beach Box gift set!

  48. Christina Ferguson says:

    My favorite Sunny Day product is the Lakeside Summer Candle Collection. I love Body Shop scents and candles. What a perfect combination.

  49. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the Patio lights

  50. Lynn A says:

    I would really like the eyelet jewellery hangers.

  51. Maggie says:

    My favourite Sunny Day product is the Solvinden patio lights set.

  52. talah says:

    beach box gift set looks nice

  53. Donnah P says:

    I think the beach box looks great!

  54. pam r says:

    I would love the Ocean Salt body scrub!

  55. Edmond says:

    Beach Box Gift Set is my choice. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the trip to have fun , feel alive & inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, & generousity.

  56. Jennifer C. says:

    My favourite gift idea is the “Lush Beach Box Gift Set!” So summery! πŸ™‚

  57. kathy wilson says:

    lakeside home candles

  58. Pam says:

    The Beach Box Set

  59. 409cope says:

    I like the Lush Beach Box Gift Set the most.

  60. laura says:

    Love the Solvinden Patio Lights they would great on the fence outback on the deck. So def have to check these out at IKEA for sure. Thanks for the great ideas.

  61. Carol Oddy says:

    I like the Ikea solor lights, love the effects of solar with the different colors!

  62. Beth Rosell says:

    My favorite is the Solvinden Patio Lights

  63. Shawna Sanderson says:

    My favourite gift idea is the beach box gift set.

  64. Svik Qc says:

    My girlfriend really likes products from Lush so i would love to win her the beach box

  65. Kristen says:

    Beach Box Gift Set – love it!

  66. shelsbels says:

    I love the scented candles

  67. julia g says:

    I like the Lush Beach Box.

    My pins:




  68. Lori P says:

    I love, love, love the Lush Beach Box Gift Set!

  69. Melinda L. says:

    I love the Beach Box Gift Set, although the Stargazey Point novel would make for a lovely summer read.

  70. Melinda L. says:

    Not sure if my previous post was recorded.





  71. Maria G. says:

    love the patio lights!

  72. nicolthepickle says:

    I really like they eyelet jewellery hangers a lot. I’ve been looking for something like that.

  73. Sunshine G says:

    I’d like to read Stargazey point – looks interesting!

  74. Glogirl says:

    I like the Solvinden Patio Lights gift idea.

  75. Jessica Wiebe says:

    Definitely has to be the Beach Box set. I absolutely adore LUSH products and this set includes the perfect combination of products.

  76. Julia says:

    My fav is the beach box set from Lush. πŸ™‚

  77. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite would be the Lakeside Home Collection Candles

  78. Kiki says:

    I love the Eyelet Jewelry Hangers! Urban Outfitters always has the coolest things!

  79. Elizabeth Imlau says:

    Solvinden Patio Lights

  80. Carole Burant says:

    Love the Solvinden Patio Lights!!

  81. Mel says:

    The Lakeside Home Collection Candles are a beautiful gift.

  82. Angela Mitchell says:

    The Lakeside Home Collection Candles are my favourite gift idea.

  83. Jen says:

    The Lakeside Home Collection Candles are my favourite! I LOVE candles!!

  84. Like to be pampered with the beach box

  85. Courtney says:

    The Beach Box gift set! I’ve had my eye on it!

  86. Stargazey Book – love a great beach read!

  87. lucy says:

    The Lakeside Home Collection Candles

  88. sandra p says:

    Lakeside Home Collection Candles – $4.50 – $20 @ Bath & Body Works

  89. Alison K says:

    My favourite β€˜Sunny Days’ featured gift idea are the, “Solvinden Patio Lights – $11.99+ @ IKEA”

    Bonus entries:
    Eyelet Jewelry Hangers – http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723798036/
    Solvinden Patio Lights – http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723798055/
    Beach Box Gift Set – http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723798067/
    Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble – http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723798081/
    Lakeside Home Collection Candles – http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723798092/

  90. SueSueper Sue says:

    My favourite Sunny Days idea would be the Beach Box Gift Set

  91. Deb says:

    I love the little scented Lakeside Home Collection Candles from Bath & Body Works, they would be perfect for travelling in the RV

  92. I really like the Eyelet Jewellery hangers. So pretty, yet useful

  93. eleanor says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Lush Beach Box. I think everyone I know would love this.

  94. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like the lakeside home collection candles are awesome

  95. Belinda McNabb says:

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  99. Belinda McNabb says:

  100. Sean Pynaert says:

    I like the collection candles

  101. Ana says:

    I love the Beach Box Gift Set. tough decision, I also like the candles!

  102. Heather A says:

    I like the Lakeside Home Collection candles.

  103. pauline smith says:

    Love the hangers – way to go!

  104. Bcteagirl says:

    Just squeaking in! love the candles the most, although the necklace hangers are also very cute!

  105. Burcu says:

    I love Beach Box Gift Set

  106. CLC says:

    I love the scents of the Lakeside Home collection candles.

  107. Susan S says:

    I love the Beach Box Gift Set!!

  108. Shawn Bender says:

    Love the Lakeside Home Collection Candles

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