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First Bloom


With spring happily on the way (knock on wood), I thought it was time to round up some pretty gift ideas that draw inspiration from one of the season’s most popular motifs: florals. Without further ado…

Stila Pretty Pick-Me-UpsStila Pretty Pick-Me-Ups Set – $20 @ Sephora
If you’re strapped for ideas for a friend’s last-minute birthday gift, this sweet two-fer set makes a wonderful, generic choice. Rendered in universally flattering shades, this cute kit comes with a travel-sized Convertible Color, which can work on both your cheeks and lips to save space in your makeup bag. As well, it comes with a gentle guava-hued lip glaze that’ll deliver shine and colour all day long.

Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve DressBold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress – $160 @ Banana Republic
Florals don’t have to automatically translate into fusty ol’ pastels, as this striking navy blue dress demonstrates. Emblazoned with bright pops of pink, orange and white dahlias, you can rock this pretty frock to anywhere from an Easter brunch to a spring wedding to an office luncheon with no problems. Buy it for your wife or your sister as a gorgeous birthday gift.

CADAUDDA Floral ShoeCadaudda Floral Sandal – $80 @ Aldo
A printed shoe is a simple way to take an everyday outfit from wow to pow! This striking pair mixes not two, but three prints – giving a hint of stripes, a petite abstract floral on the straps, and a tropical-inspired pattern on the heel. The overall effect can take any basic LBD into total siren territory. A cool choice to gift your Maid of Honour for a job well done on your wedding shower.

Floral Pearl PouchFloral Pearl Pouch – $58 @ Anthropologie
If you want to add just a hint of floral to your formal attire, this petite beaded pouch is an elegant way to do so. With spectacular, 1920s style embroidery, you should have enough space to stash a few essentials before hitting the town. The cute white florals and gold beading go great with everything from a brightly coloured spring dress to a simple off-white sheath; consider gifting this one to mom for Mother’s Day next month.

Marc Jacobs Eau So FreshMarc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight – $89 and Marc Jacobs Daisy Delight – $79, both available for a limited time at Hudson’s Bay, Sears, Holt Renfrew, Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart
Marc Jacobs first fragrance, Daisy, will go down in my books (and on my vanity) as one of my fave floral perfumes ever. And so each spring, I’m always psyched to see how they’ve reinvented this iconic scent. This year, they’ve got two offerings. Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight lightens up the florals in favour of pure sweetness and light – with bubbly notes of raspberry and blood orange tempered by delicate violet and Tiare flower. Meanwhile, Daisy Delight has been given a bold, zesty new makeover, with fruity quince and apple dominating while being grounded with earthy tones of sandalwood and cedar. As with all of these spin-off fragrances, I’d say if you’re a fan of the original, they’re at least worth a whiff – somehow these two perfumes manage to capture exactly what I loved about the original Daisy but also feel uniquely their own. A wonderful choice for Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or congratulations.

So spring flingers. I’ve got some exciting news! I’m giving away the two Marc Jacobs scents highlighted above. One of you will win Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight, and the other will win Marc Jacobs Daisy Delight. Here’s how to enter:

1) Tell me in the comments below – which of these fresh spring gift ideas would you most love to gift or receive? You’ve got until April 28, 2014 to tell me your pick.

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 29th, 2014 to select the winner(s), 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 for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry Time: Repin your favourite gift idea highlighted in this post and leave a link to your pin below – in a separate comment – to score yet another entry into this awesome draw. As always, keep your eyes peeled; I love to give away extra opportunities to win all month long!

 

 

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139 Responses to “First Bloom”
  1. Joan G says:

    I’d like to receive the Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight.

  2. dorcontest says:

    I love the fragrances and I love all fragrances. The Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress is something I would love to have in my collection of summer dresses. That is so gorgeous.

  3. Debbie Bashford says:

    Love that Anthropologie Floral Pearl Pouch!

  4. Katie says:

    I would love the Stila kit!

  5. Leah says:

    I would love the floral banana republic dress. So pretty!

  6. Julie G. says:

    I fell in love with the Floral Pearl Pouch.

  7. aclily19 says:

    I would like the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress ā€“ $160 @ Banana Republic

  8. Grace says:

    I love the Banana Republic dress!

  9. cookie3 says:

    I love the Floral Pearl Pouch from Anthropologie.Beautiful!!!!

  10. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would love the dress for myself.

  11. Janice Lewis says:

    Hands down floral dress

  12. Taps says:

    I want the bold floral dress by banana republic..

  13. Holly says:

    The Floral Pearl Pouch is very cute!!

  14. louise gilbert says:

    Iā€™d like to receive the Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight.

  15. louise gilbert says:

    I pinned my favourite gift idea http://www.pinterest.com/pin/125045327128477670/

  16. Kelly Heynen says:

    I would love to receive the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume!! Beautiful items overall though!

  17. Cairine says:

    My favourite gift would be the Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight scent. Love perfumes!

  18. my sister would love the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress for her upcoming birthday

  19. Marc Jacobs Daisy Delight perfume

  20. I would absolutely love to have Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight, it’s such a great Spring fresh fragrance. Love it.

  21. Karen H says:

    Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight yes please so pretty and spring like

  22. LINDA says:

    I would love the Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh.

  23. Paul McCracken says:

    I would love this perfume to give to my wife for our anniversary!

  24. Donna L. says:

    I love the Floral Pearl Pouch for myself!

  25. Myra says:

    Perfecgt

  26. DARYL MOAD says:

    Would make a dazzling gift for the right woman!

  27. would love the stila makeup

  28. Susan says:

    The dress

  29. Susan T. says:

    I love everything in this article! My favorite is the Banana Republic dress.

  30. Toby says:

    Love the dress!

  31. Rosemary says:

    The dress is lovely and would be complete with a lovely floral perfume.

  32. GARRY S says:

    AS A GIFT DAISY DELIGHT

  33. May says:

    I would love to receive the Stila Pretty Pick-Me-Ups Set!

  34. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to have the Bright and Pretty Sandal’s. I LOVE everything about them!

  35. Zaheeda says:

    Absolutely love Banana Republic’s Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress. Just the dress to spruce up my spring wardrobe!

  36. Pat B says:

    ā™„ the floral pearl pouch!

  37. Casey Miller says:

    I’d like the perfume šŸ™‚

  38. melanie borhi says:

    Marc Jacobs daily eau so fresh bottle of perfume would be my choice šŸ™‚ and my reason is that I have no new perfumes for spring

  39. I think Marc Jacobs Daisy Delight would make the perfect gift for my Mom

  40. Vicki says:

    I love the dress from Banana Republic, a gift to me!

  41. CLC says:

    I’d love some Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight

  42. Jay says:

    Marc Jacobs first fragrance, Daisy

  43. Heather Swanson says:

    I love the pretty flower bottle

  44. Lisa says:

    I would like to have the Banana Republic floral dress. So beautiful.

  45. Melissa Avey says:

    I personally would LOVE to receive that dress šŸ˜‰

  46. Sandra H says:

    The Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight.

  47. crescenza2 says:

    I love the Floral Aldo Sandals!

  48. I would love the marc jacobs fragrance!

  49. Elaine R says:

    Marc Jacobs Daisy Delight- it is a toilette spray and a lighter scent for summer.

  50. Nina Murray says:

    I’d love the Floral Pearl Pouch

  51. Laura says:

    I would love to receive thesBold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress.

  52. I love the floral pearl pouch purse.

  53. debbie f says:

    Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight

  54. racheal william says:

    i would love stilla kit

  55. lucy kabatoff says:

    I would love the floral pearl pouch purse

  56. bcbarbara says:

    I love the Banana Republic dress.

  57. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d love to gift the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress from Banana Republic to my daughter, she’d look fantastic in it.

  58. Florence C says:

    Iā€™d love the receive the Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight.

  59. donna snugglebuns dufresne says:

    I love perfume’s thank you for the chance

  60. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I would love to try either perfume, but especially the Daisy Deliight

  61. Cadaudda Floral Sandal ā€“ $80 @ Aldo are shoes i’d love to get

  62. Jeannie says:

    I would love to receive the Stila Pick-Me-Up Pretty set.

  63. Bonnie Humphrey says:

    I would love to try any Mark Jacobs products and the bottles are beauties too

  64. Rekha says:

    The bold floral flutter sleeve dress… I’ve had to clear out my closet and need some new clothes, and this is very pretty!

  65. intensev5 says:

    I LIke the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress

  66. I would love the Cadaudda Floral Sandal from Aldo!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  67. beewbedard says:

    would love to get the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress

  68. Hugo Nielsen says:

    I think the Marc Jacob So Fresh

  69. Steph Bkn says:

    I love that banana republic dress!!! Just gorgeous!!!

  70. I would love the Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh Delight to give to my wife. šŸ™‚

  71. teanailpolish says:

    I would love to try the Stila kit love travel size stuff

  72. Jacquie Hess says:

    I like the floral pearl petal pouch.

  73. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’d love to get the Stila Pretty Pick-Me Ups

  74. ZAINAB says:

    I would like to recieve the floral pearl pouch. So cute!

  75. ZAINAB says:


    Pinned!

  76. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would love to receive the Stila Pretty Pick-Me-Ups Set

  77. Belinda McNabb says:

    pinned my favorite

  78. Ramona Roden says:

    I would like all the prizes but if I must choose I will select a new scent and Eau so frsh sounds delightful

  79. Jessica P says:

    I would love the Marc Jacobs perfume.

  80. 409cope says:

    I would most love to receive the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight.

  81. Mary says:

    I adore the Aldo shoes! They are perfect for spring šŸ™‚ The Marc Jacobs oh so fresh delight is a close second!!

  82. Susan says:

    I like the Floral Pearl Purse.

  83. lori b says:

    the marc jacobs fragrance

  84. Betty S says:

    I would love either of the Marc Jacobs fragrances, the So Fresh Delight just sound so light and lovely

  85. Pam says:

    Pretty flowers…it’s finally spring šŸ™‚

  86. diane says:

    I would love to receive the floral pearl pouch.

  87. Kimberley says:

    I love the Marc Jacobs perfume.

  88. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress!

  89. Victoria Ess says:

  90. neednewspace says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of everything Marc Jacobs! Especially the fragrance lines! Love Daisy! I’d really like to try Daisy Delight or Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight! And, let’s face it, Stila anything is fabulous!

  91. ellen chevarie says:

    I would love to gift the daisy eau so fresh delight.perfect for spring and all its new beginnings.im a fan of daisy by marc jasobs bit my college daughter is a fanatic.she is graduating and starting a new job and her bday is soon .so I would gift it to her

  92. ellen chevarie says:

    I celebrate easter by having all 3 grandchildren over to decorate eggs and cookies and of course the egg hunt.afterwards the entire family from both sides go to my sons house where he has cooked up a storm for easter dinner.wonderfull food and great conversation.everyone together .usually we have a game soccer out in the yard.

  93. Glogirl says:

    I’d love to have the Stila Pretty Pick-Me-Ups Set.

  94. jessica eapen says:

    I want to receive: Cadaudda Floral Sandal ā€“ $80 @ Aldo

  95. Vivian D. says:

    I love the floral pearl pouch, it is so pretty.

  96. Ashley L says:

    Love the Banana Republic floral dress. Too bad it’s out of stock online already!

  97. linnett says:

    Love the look of the Floral Pearl Pouch from Anthropologie, thanks

  98. favgreen says:

    I’d really enjoy the Stila kit!!!!

  99. Jessica Lord says:

    i would love to win the dress

  100. JaimeeM says:

    Oooooh definitely would love to get the dress or the perfumes! So many great gift ideas!

  101. lyndac1968 says:

    I would love to get the MARC JACOBS Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight, just the bottle alone is so cute

  102. Sherry K says:

    The Flutter Sleeve dress is beautiful.

  103. Leah says:

    I love the Bold Floral Flutter Sleeve Dress from Banana Republic

  104. Heyer says:

    I celebrate easter with family time and dog time and cat time and book time just for me!

  105. marlene says:

    Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress ā€“ $160 @ Banana Republic for myself
    & the Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight for a gift

  106. wendy Hutton says:

    Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight.

  107. lyn212 says:

    I would love to have the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress – It’s so cute and fun

  108. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d most like to receive the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress. It’s so pretty!

  109. Alison K says:

    Of these fresh spring gift ideas I would most love to gift is the “Stila Pretty Pick-Me-Ups Set ā€“ $20 @ Sephora” … very nice.

  110. Joan Brown says:

    I’d like the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress ā€“ $160 @ Banana Republic, every woman loves a new dress for spring.

  111. Dreena says:

    I’d most like to receive the Floral Pearl Pouch from Anthropologie; love it!
    Cheers.

  112. Ellen Helfand says:

    I would love to give my daughter the perfume.

  113. Ilinka Z. says:

    The Marc Jacobs Daisy Delight sounds like it would smell amazing, and on top of that, the packaging is amazingly cute. I would love to receive this as a gift!

  114. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d most like to receive Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight. I love floral scents especially light ones and I love the scent of blood orange!

  115. Jeannette Cheng says:

    I would love the Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight šŸ™‚

  116. confessionsofanewcitizenjournalist says:

    I would love the Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight

  117. Anne says:

    I would be willing to try any marc jacobs – they all sound wonderful!

  118. Erica Seaman says:

    Stila Pretty Pick Me Up set

  119. stellar says:

    I would most definitely be the bold floral flutter-sleeve dress. It’s so springy and fresh looking!

  120. I’d love to get the Anthropologie clutch. So pretty.

  121. sschool2010 says:

    I’d really like the Bold Floral Flutter-Sleeve Dress ā€“ $160 @ Banana Republic because it looks fun and flirty for spring! beautiful.dreamer at gmail dot com

  122. Lee Anne Hamilton says:

    Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight and Daisy Delight would be so fantastic to win!!

  123. Lori P says:

    I haven’t had an opportunity to try either of these scents, but I think I’d go with Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight as the one I’d most like to give or receive. Its particular fruit and floral blend really appeals to me.

  124. diana p says:

    The dress is beautiful.

  125. lyndac1968 says:

    now that my girls are grown and on their own, we do not do to much for Easter just a simple meal and some relax time

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