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Cream Coloured


It has been WAY too long since I’ve touched on ‘My Favourite Things’ post series – so here we go. Today’s gift ideas are all around a particular colour (or shade, if you will) that makes an appearance in the classic lyrics. However, for a fun twist, I’m also incorporating a fair number of items that also bring to mind that ‘other’ definition of cream; that is, the yummy food product, particularly in ICE cream format. And with that, let’s dive in.

Best Ice Cream In Town TopBest Ice Cream In Town Top – $32.99 @ ModCloth
Cream is sort of a tough colour to define, but to me it’s that sort of warmer tone of off-white; kind of a vanilla, heritage shade if you will, the kind you associate with petticoats and handkerchiefs. This elegant yet daytime-appropriate top brings to mind those same Victorian notes thanks to the delicate floral lace yoke and the embroidered stripes along the back. If you’re going for an ice creamy confection, you’re in luck; the fabric of this top is also dotted with tiny, sprinkle-like rainbow specks.

Pure Vanilla Cookbook
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques by Shauna Sever – $24.95 (list)
When you’re a kid, and even as an adult, one of the questions that most frequently pops up is ‘Vanilla or Chocolate?’ A lot of people pick on plain ol’ vanilla, but I have a confession: over the years I’ve evolved from a diehard chocolate crusader to an absolute adorer of all things vanilla. What’s particularly versatile about this core baking ingredient is the fact it can liven up just about any sweet dish, but can also sneak its way into more savoury items as well. This creamy-white, vanilla-focused cookbook is definitely more on the sweeter side of things, with recipes for dreamy glazed vanilla bean doughnuts, malted white hot chocolate, and even vanilla-infused liquors. Plus, vanilla devotees will love the tasting notes for various forms of vanilla and a thorough history on this sacred bean’s back story.

Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker – $119 @ CHEFS
Admittedly the *colour* of this kitchen appliance is definitely white as opposed to ‘cream’, but the fact it whips up soft-serve ice cream with your choice of mix-ins in as little as 20 minutes is a pretty big saving grace, if you ask me. If, come summertime, your simply drool at the sight of a classic swirly cone of vanilla froyo, ice cream, or even gelato, this is totally the spin-on-an-ice-cream-maker you should be adding to your gift list, stat!

Demeter Fragrance Library Vanilla Ice CreamVanilla Ice Cream Cologne Spray – $6 – $39.50 @ Demeter Fragrance Library
If your absolute favourite scent is that of creamy vanilla, then you’ll definitely want to indulge in this fat-free cologne spray. A single spritz should uplift even the darkest spirits as you inhale tones of rich, bright, and inviting vanilla. For those not in the know, the idea behind Demeter Fragrance Library is to mimic everyday scents (including some more obtuse choices like humidor, fiery curry, and dirt). They aren’t necessarily the type of thing you spray on and smell all day – just keep your fave fragrance handy and give it a quick spray whenever you want a ‘taste’ of a signature scent. You can order anything from Demeter online, but a large selection of their 30 mL sprays (as pictured above) are available at Loblaws / Real Canadian Superstore locations for just $15, making them a perfect birthday or bridesmaid pick.

Spool Couture Pale Vine Dress

Spool Couture Pale Vine Dress – $184 @ Spool72
These days, virginal white isn’t exactly ‘en vogue’ on the wedding scene. Many brides looking to put a personal stamp on their big day are opting for gowns in slightly off-kilter shades of buttercream, silver, ice blue, and blush pink. This frothy, cream-coloured confection would make an amazing (and affordable) statement for any bride-to-be, but would work equally well for the younger set looking to get decked out for a prom or debut party of her own. Moms pay attention: consider purchasing this pretty frock and watch your little girl’s eyes light up.

There you have it! Five fun interpretations of ‘cream’ to suit the summer and the shade alike. Now I’ve got 3 great prize packages to give away to 3 of you; each one includes a copy of Pure Vanilla + a Vanilla Ice Cream cologne spray from Demeter Fragrance Library. Here’s how to enter!

1) Leave a comment by August 7th with your favourite featured ‘Cream’ gift idea AND who it’s for (yourself is okay).

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 8th 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: First, make sure you follow me on Twitter – @cdngiftguide. Second, tweet about this giveaway up to 3 times over the contest period (be sure to tag @cdngiftguide & leave a link back to your Tweet in the comments below) to earn up to 3 bonus entries.

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108 Responses to “Cream Coloured”
  1. Julie G. says:

    My preference would have to be the Demeter Vanilla Ice Cream Cologne Spray – for myself since vanilla is my favourite scent!

  2. The gift idea I really love is the Vanilla Ice Cream Cologne Spray. Yes, for me. I love having fragrance options.

  3. I follow you on twitter
    @doreenlamoureux
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  4. tweet

  5. Leah says:

    I LOVE the spool couture pale vine dress…for myself if course πŸ™‚

  6. Annie Demill says:

    Spool Couture Pale Vine Dress – $184 @ Spool72 ! Love, love, love this dress for my daughter.
    following on twitter and tweeted :https://twitter.com/anniebalanie/status/359667472946827265

  7. Taps says:

    love the cream top.. Best Ice Cream in Town Top

  8. Taps says:

    i would gift it to myself…

  9. diane p says:

    My favourite gift is the Vanilla Ice Cream Cologne Spray and I would gift it to my daughter.

  10. Victoria Ess says:

    My favourite idea here would be the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker! I’d totally keep it for myself haha since it’s okay…

  11. Kiki says:

    I love the Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker… I’d like to say it’s for my kids, but let’s be honest here, this one’s for me!

  12. cookie3 says:

    Love the Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker.Wouldn’t that be fun!!?

  13. Grace F says:

    The Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker is off the hook! And I can’t believe how reasonably priced it is too.

  14. Joan G says:

    My favourite is the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker – I’d try to keep it for myself but when the grandkids see it I know it will end up with them.

  15. Mel says:

    The Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker would be fun to share. I would love this for myself and my family.

  16. Angela Mitchell says:

    Oh my, I really want the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker — my favourite for sure:)

  17. Linda Peters says:

    I really love the Best Ice Cream in Town Top, and it would be for me of course, thanks

  18. Chantelle says:

    I like the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker for my kids (and maybe a little for me)

  19. Victoria Ess says:

  20. classic white :). Love the smell of the vanilla ice cream perfume

  21. i love the Best icecream in town top/ and the cuisinart mix it Soft Serve ice cram maker

  22. Louise says:

    I love the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. My family would flip over this

  23. Louise says:

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted-name Louise gilbert

  24. Maria G says:

    . Love the smell of the vanilla ice cream perfume for me

  25. darlene boyle says:

    best ice cream in town top

  26. April Campbell says:

    OMG I want the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker for myself

  27. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the ice cream maker.

  28. CarolAnn Westbrook says:

    Wow….what a great assortment of prizes…..if I won the ice cream maker, i would be a very popular grandma!

  29. I would love to get creative with the ice-cream maker & my niece, we would create some funky tastes! and i
    I’d be tickled to surprise her with lovely vanilla ice cream perfume…

  30. Jessica Lord says:

    i love the cream top. So much, I’d give it to myself πŸ™‚

  31. Fernh says:

    Wonderful choices, however I would opt for the vanilla ice-cream cologne spray.

  32. Courtney says:

    mmmmm, def the soft serve ice cream maker!

  33. Dawn B says:

    That soft serve ice cream maker is reason enough to throw any diet out the window! I would love to receive it as a gift for myself but I would totally use it to make treats for all who came to visit πŸ™‚

  34. LS says:

    I love the ice cream maker! my daughters would love the vine dress!

  35. michelle says:

    The ice cream maker is very cool πŸ™‚

  36. Kimberley says:

    I love the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. It would be a great gift for my son or for me!

  37. kathy wilson says:

    pale vine dress

  38. thomas joseph rusinak says:

    trying to lose weight buy the soft icecream maker surely would not help.

  39. Wendy says:

    the soft ice cream maker would be great

  40. Victoria Ess says:

  41. Bailey Dexter says:

    Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker – $119 @ CHEFS, I would love this as I could make Gluten Free ice cream!

  42. Suzanne G says:

    My favorite would be the Demeter Vanilla Ice Cream Cologne Spray and it would be for my daughter whose favorite scent is vanilla

  43. Anne Derkat says:

    I love the soft ice cream maker

  44. Sarah N. says:

    Vanilla Ice Cream Cologne Spray for me because my husband loves the smell.

  45. Melissa Avey says:

    Ice cream maker…gift to whole family including myself lol

  46. Kristen says:

    The Cuisinart soft serve ice cream maker. For my family – would be great for the kids and their friends!

  47. Beth Rosell says:

    My favorite is the Vanilla Ice Cream Cologne Spray. Would be for me, but Vanilla is boyfriend’s favorite scent so sort of for him as well!

  48. Leanne Cobbledick says:

    Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker – for anyone who comes over for a visit in the summer!

  49. NatalieParisee says:

    Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker – $119 @ CHEFS

  50. janet says:

    I like the Vanilla Ice Cream Cologne Spray and I would give it to myself to try!

  51. Debbie Petch says:

    The Cuisinart Soft icecream machine!

  52. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite featured β€˜Cream’ gift idea is the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. It would be for the whole family. We love our ice cream!

  53. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite is the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. I would use it every time my family came to visit in the summer months … and throughout the year, too!

  54. photomum says:

    I love the icecream maker,my husband would love this!
    karenthaeter@hotmail.com

  55. Lisa says:

    I like the Best Ice Cream in Town Top for myself.

  56. Shawna Sanderson says:

    Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker is my favourite thing.

  57. Alison K says:

    My favourite featured β€˜Cream’ gift idea would most definitely be the, “Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker – $119 @ CHEFS” & yes it would be for ME!

    Bonus Entry: following you on Twitter – @cdngiftguide & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/360595134997463041

  58. Evan says:

    The Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker looks great (and for a friend’s upcoming birthday). Thanks so much.

  59. KellyLS says:

    I love the Best Ice Cream in Town top….gorgeous details!

  60. SueSueper Sue says:

    Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker would be perfect for me and the family.

  61. SueSueper Sue says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted

  62. Elizabeth Imlau says:

    Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker would be great for my family!

  63. karen faulkner says:

    I love the look of the Victorian style cream top – would love to have that in my summer wardrobe

  64. Sunshine G says:

    The ice cream maker for the family!

  65. Deb says:

    My favourite is the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker – Nobody gets between me and my ice cream!

  66. beewbedard says:

    Spool Couture Pale Vine Dress – for me – OMG so beautiful

  67. beewbedard says:

  68. lucy says:

    Would love to try the Cuisinart Mix it in ice cream maker

  69. I love the soft serve ice cream maker. I’d buy it for myself, but I’d share my output :0

  70. ginafleury says:

    I love anything vanilla so for myself I would choose the perfume. I would also love the Cuisinart soft serve icecream maker

  71. nikki robak says:

    i like the ice cream maker

  72. eleanor says:

    I like the Demeter Vanilla Ice Cream Cologne spray because I love body products with the vanilla scent.

  73. Jennifer C. says:

    I love the “Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques by Shauna Sever!” It would be for me and I would make wonderful desserts for my family!

  74. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow you on twitter! I am: @PumpkinGirl78

    Bonus Tweet #1: https://twitter.com/PumpkinGirl78/status/361544420245504002

  75. laura says:

    I scream we all scream for icecreamas they say. What an awesome gift to win I Love the Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker.

  76. Belinda McNabb says:

    I think the best ice cream in town top is adorable

  77. Belinda McNabb says:

    tweet 1

  78. Julia says:

    The vanilla ice-cream perfume…and i gotta admit, it’s for me!

  79. Belinda McNabb says:

    tweet 2

  80. Glogirl says:

    I like the Best Ice Cream In Town Top idea and I would give it to my sister.

  81. Glogirl says:

    I follow you on Twitter @glogirl3 and tweeted~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/361870600253358081

  82. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    I would like to be selfish for once in my life and say if I won it would be a treat for me. Lol! I can’t even decide … the pure vanilla perfume, the dress with the lace bottom or that snazzy ice-cream machine. It all sounds good!!!

  83. Belinda McNabb says:

  84. Sean Pynaert says:

    I’d give the pale vine dress to my wife

  85. Donnas says:

    The Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker; the three of us will enjoy this.

  86. diane p says:

  87. Bcteagirl says:

    Soft serve ice cream maker is my favourite idea. For either myself or maybe my family… if I am feeling generous lol.

  88. CLC says:

    I think the soft serve ice cream maker is fun and my family would love it.

  89. June Galiwoda says:

    I would love the soft serve ice cream maker. My youngest grandson would love it more

  90. Lori P says:

    I’m such a softie for ice cream so it has to be the Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker (for me)!

  91. joyce s. says:

    I scream for ice cream..it’s the best and would be for me!

  92. Heather A says:

    I love the Best Ice Cream in Town Top and it would be for me. (How self centred is that?)

  93. Maegan Morin says:

    I would get the Demeter Vanilla Ice Cream scent for my mom! Vanilla is her favorite scent to wear and i bet this one is AMAZING!

  94. Karen Morine says:

    the soft ice vream maker

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