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Merry Moms


Today’s gift guide is geared toward the moms in your life – I’m talking the in-laws, the mother of your child, the next-best-thing-to-mom, grandma, and of course, your actual mom. That’s not to say there aren’t TONS of ideas on this list that would work for ladies of any age, but I specifically chose things here that I thought might appeal to a more sophisticated, mature taste, for a woman that knows what she wants in life after years of experience. And with that, let’s begin.

Energy Stone Jewellery Chakra BraceletsEnergy Stone Jewellery Chakra Bracelets – $52 each
Are you familiar with the concept of ‘chakras’? According to Hindusim / Buddhism, chakras are the non-physical energy centers in our body, the points where energy flows through. Unbalanced or blocked chakras, so the theory goes, can manifest themselves with physical symptoms, like back pain, colon issues, or lowered energy. Energy Stone Jewellery is a unique brand that specializes in pieces geared toward inviting good energy into your life. They actually carry a lineup of Chakra Bracelets (one of them isn’t pictured above) that are in line with the 7 core chakras. The stones on each bracelet are designed to help refresh and clear everything from your heart to your solar plexus to your throat. Easy to slip on and off thanks to a magnetic clasp, I love the subtle earthiness these pretty bracelets bring. Mom can stack ’em up for extra chakra-clearing powers or done one at a time to target whatever’s bothering her today.

Saveur CookbookSAVEUR: The New Classics Cookbook – $45
If mom knows her way around the kitchen, chances are she’s come across SAVEUR, an infamous cooking magazine that many home chefs live by. Now, SAVEUR has gathered up 1,000 of their top recipes across an insanely huge range of categories and gathered them into one exclusive kitchen bible. One of the things that sets SAVEUR apart is their inclination to gather recipes right from the source. You want empanadas? They’ve likely gone to a Spanish chef that has been making them based on a recipe based down through the generations. You get the picture – mom will basically be able to clear out her cookbook collection with this valuable resource, which also includes helpful kitchen tips and tricks, recipes for pantry basics, shopping list suggestions, and origin stories you can regale your dinner party guests with while they take that first bite and begin oohing and ahhing. A must-have for any would-be MasterChef!

Garneau SlippersSuede and Sheepskin Slippers – $100 @ Garneau Slippers
So Cinderella can keep her glass slippers – I’ve legitimately found heaven in slipper form. Garneau Slippers is a Canadian brand that handmakes the most comfortable, cozy, durable slippers I’ve ever worn in my life (and trust me, I know, I’ve been wearing mine while writing most of my posts for this holiday season. Made from real sheepskin and suede, these snuggly slippers are available in a range of styles – from a slide-on mule to a new and ultra-cute bootie style to the classic ankle height style you see above. All of their slippers come in a range of colours, and are pretty gender-neutral so you can buy ’em for mom, and then get a pair for dad’s birthday when he complains that his feet are frigid. Apart from the fact your feet will be warm (but never sweaty – these things are surprisingly breathable thanks to their natural fabrics) you’ll also feel protected, thanks to the sturdy suede sole. You can also pay a bit extra to get a thin rubber EVA outsole that’ll keep your slippers in tip top shape for that much longer. Honestly, you HAVE to try these things – they will change your life!
BONUS:
Score 10% off your purchase of $80 or more when you enter the coupon code CGG2014 at checkout!

Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag
Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag – $12.49 @ Well.ca
If you want an affordable but mom-friendly gift, look no further than these cute ‘Garden-in-a-Bag’ kits from Potting Shed Creations. These eco-friendly gifts include everything you need to grow fresh fruit, herbs, and flowers in any sunny spot in your home. In a few simple steps, these leak-proof bags will begin to blossom, giving mom access to everything from fresh basil for her next pasta sauce to wheatgrass for her smoothie to catnip for the beloved family pet. They’re literally available in dozens of styles to suit mom’s tastes, and are perfect even for the not-so-green-thumbed. They also make pretty swell stocking stuffers and hostess gifts, so stock up!

DreamSkin Pillowcase
DreamSkin Beauty Pillowcase – $39.99
Most moms are, at least a little bit, concerned with their aging skin. While a diligent skincare and sunscreen application routine is critical, DreamSkin takes direct aim at wrinkles with their anti-aging pillowcases. It may sound unbelievable, but scientific studies have demonstrated that cotton can dry out your face overnight, tugging on your skin to create those unattractive sleep lines that have a long-term impact: weakening your dermal collagen. With some research, they discovered JuveTex Technology Fabric – a unique material that is neither silk nor satin, features 22,000 filaments per inch, and is hydrophobic, meaning it’ll actually provide the same moisturizing action as a high-end skin cream. Apparently the hydrophobic threads will never lose their moisturizing power either. So mom can finally get a good night’s rest with one less thing to worry about (her skin).

Cheeseplate With KnifeCheese Board & Knife – $12.99 @ Winners & HomeSense
Here’s proof that you don’t need to spend tons to give mom a gift that looks beautiful – and will pay for itself pretty darn quickly too. This beautiful wooden cheese board is perfect for the holidays, as the outside is rimmed with festive messages like ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Joyeux Noel’. It comes with its own knife as well – deliver it to mom on its own, or include a homemade cheeseball for a heartwarming touch (or if you’re useless in the kitchen, a gift card to a fancy cheese shop in town). The real joy here though, is this product is part of a collection in support of Canadian Women’s Foundation, being carried by Winners & HomeSense this holiday season. The net proceeds from all items in the collection will actually go to support organizations that help women and prevent violence against women. So you can feel good while gifting something that looks good, too. Nice.

Allen Designs ClocksAllen Designs Clocks – $49.99 – $59.99 each @ Cards & Accents
Keep time in a kitschy way with one of these whimsical clocks from Allen Designs. Available in over three dozen different styles, each clock is cast in resin and then finished by hand, for a truly one-of-a-kind art piece to hang in the kitchen, entryway, office, or wherever! One of the coolest parts of these clocks are the unique details and finishes on the pendulum and hands – they’re all customized to suit the theme of the clock and will definitely make mom smile. And with so many design choices, it’s easy to find one that’ll suit her decor or persona tastes – from a cute cat to a stand mixer to a pair of cowboy boots.

La Vie En Rose Nordic Robe and Clog Slippers
Nordic Robe – $49.95 @ La Vie En Rose
Nothing quite says snuggly like a warm winter robe from La Vie En Rose. Upgrade mom’s ratty old robe with one of these new, thigh-length robes that strike just the right balance between cute and cozy. Available in both a classic plaid print and a on-trend nordic pattern, both robes feature a contrasting lapel to give mom’s loungewear a little slice of style. Of course, the real selling point here is the ultra-plush fabric. It’s the kind of thing she’ll want to wrap herself in whether she’s lounging in front of the TV, stepping out from an aromatic bath, or making a lazy weekend brunch. Extra love for the cute hood that keeps wet hair at bay. While you’re at it, be sure to check out all of La Vie En Rose’s pieces – you may find some matching slippers or PJs that mom will love just as much.

black + blum Maison Loop

black + blum Loop Maison Collection – $15 – $46
Elevate mom’s interior decor with one of these sleek design accents from black + blum. Rendered in chromed steel, the Loop line has expanded over the past year to include everything from salt + pepper shakers to an elegant cake stand to a half-dozen varieties of candlesticks. This is particularly cool as you can now outfit mom’s entire dining room / serveware collection with matching pieces. If she likes one – she’ll love the pretty through-line of having multiple pieces. My personal favourite of the bunch? The chic ‘Oil & Vinegar Loop’, which holds two bulbous containers mom can bring out alongside a freshly baked baguette. If you want to be an extra nice gifter, hook mom up with a gift certificate to a gourmet oil and vinegar bar so she can pick out some custom blends to go inside her gorgeous new serving set.

3 Wind Knots Custom Drawing Jewelry
Customized Engraved Children’s Drawing Necklace – ~$63 @ 3 Wind Knots
Forget hanging artwork on the fridge – why not hang it around your neck instead? Latvian jewelry brand 3 Wind Knots (who I’ve written about before) now offers a very cool customizable necklace service. Simply submit your kid’s drawing and it’ll be engraved onto a pendant, along with your child’s name. This is a super sweet gift for any newer mom or grandma in particular that’s simply bursting with pride. It’s also a lovely token to keep your loved ones close; if you’re at work from 9 to 5 and missing your kid, at the very least having this cute charm is a pleasant reminder of what you have to look forward to at home. While I’ve highlighted the sterling silver necklace above, note that engraved pieces are available as bracelets or on a heart-shaped charm instead.

Senor Tyrone PonchosSeñor Tyrone’s Ponchos – $125 each
If the weather outside is frightful, help mom bundle up in one of these versatile, stylish, and technically unisex ponchos. Made from pure wool and crafted in the South American Andes mountains, I love this as a gift idea because it’s not something mom can just pick up on the rack at the mall – and because it’s one-size-fits-all you don’t have to get into any awkward ‘size’ conversations. You can get Señor Tyrone ponchos in 10 different colours, as well as four variations of their subtle ‘peacock print’. Because of its versatile cut, the poncho isn’t just a poncho – it can also be worn as a wrap, cape, scarf, or serape with ease. A beautiful, warm, fashionable pick for any discerning lady.

SpreadTHAT Butter KnifeSpreadTHAT! Heated Butter Knife – $29.95 @ Opuszone
This is very much one of those ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ moments. Winner of an iF Product Design Award (aka one of the most notable design competitions in the world), this innovative kitchen gadget is a lifesaver for any multi-tasking mom and hostess. As you can probably imagine by the title of the product, yes, this is a knife that softens butter as you slice into it, making it easy to spread onto your dinner roll. But more significantly, it doesn’t require any electricity, batteries – nothing – to work. Instead, it uses your body’s own heat to make even the chilliest block of butter ultra spreadable. Made from titanium and dishwasher safe, you’ll never go back to carving up butter the old way! Of course, this is just one of many kitchen gadgets and award-winning design innovations offered up at Opuszone – if mom’s not a butter fan (what’s wrong with her?) you’ve got plenty of other options.

Murad Firm & Protect Anti-Aging Kit

 

Murad Firm & Protect Kit with Pink Bag – $65
Give mom a comprehensive skincare routine she can stick to – and will see results from – with Murad’s handy ‘Firm & Protect’ set. Loaded with five essential Resurgence products to cleanse, tone, hydrate, and protect mom’s skin, she’ll see a marked improvement in the elasticity of her skin and in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while also protecting her face from further sun damage. Start off by lathering up with the Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser to gently exfoliate and clarify your skin, then follow up with the brand’s lecithin-infused refreshing toner. Once your skin is primed, layer on the gentle and non-greasy Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture with the Renewing Eye Cream and Sheer Lustre Day Moisture SPF 15 for a fresh dewy glow that’ll make mom look younger than her years. It’s a fab 1-2-3-4-5 punch to keep skin looking radiant, and the cute pink bag the products are housed in is ideal for the jetsetting mom.

DAVIDsTEA Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before Christmas Tea Set – $24.50 @ DAVIDsTEA
If after a busy day at work / life / whatever mom would like nothing more than a warm cup of tea to send her off to sleep, you may want to check out this new, limited edition holiday gift set from DAVIDsTEA. Filled with 9 mini-containers of caffeine-free herbal teas and infusions, mom will get to sample some of the brand’s most popular teas without getting a case of the pre-bedtime jitters. As someone who skips on caffeine (I know I’m in the minority here) I was extra excited to see this set this year, because it actually includes a bunch of seasonal winter / holiday teas – like Eggnog, Sleigh Ride, and Sugar Plum Forest. Of course, if you want something that’ll put a little pep in mom’s step, you’ve got plenty of other gift set choices.

Wildly Delicious Brie BruleBrie Brule + Brie Baker – $6.99 / $19.99 @ Wildly Delicious
Another ‘cheesy’ gift idea for mom – some scrumptious soft cheese-related items from Canadian specialty foods brand Wildly Delicious. Known for their incredible (and hostess-helpful) range of dips and spreads, help make Christmas dinner a success with one of Wildly Delicious’ incredible Brie Brûlé mixes. Available in scrumptious flavours like Cherry Pistachio, Honey Orange with Black Pepper, Chocolate with Fleur de Sel + Hazelnuts, and Caramel + Spice with Almonds, all you have to do is sprinkle some Brie Brûlé on top of your brie cheese, then use a handheld torch or your broiler to form a crispy, sugary crust that your mom’s guests will go ga-ga for. Of course, it also helps to have a high heat, pint-sized brie baking dish, which you can also pick up from Wildly Delicious in cute, ready-to-gift packaging. Wildly Delicious products are available at retailers across Canada, however they’re also hosting their 13th annual Warehouse Sale from now until December 21. Save up to 90% on select items and stock up on stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and of course, gifts for mom. The sale is taking place in Toronto at 114A Railside Road – visit their website for details and hours.

Merry Moms

Because moms are so wonderful, I’ve put together the ultimate ‘gifts for mom’ prize package valued at nearly $840! If you win, you’ll be nabbing:

– All 7 Energy Stone Jewellery Chakra Bracelets
– A copy of SAVEUR: The New Classics Cookbook
A pair of Garneau Slippers
– A DreamSkin Pillowcase
– A Cheese Board & Knife set
– An Allen Designs clock
– A ‘Oil & Vinegar Loop’ from black + blum
– A customized engraved necklace from 3 Wind Knots
– A $25 Opuszone Gift Card
– Murad
– A Wildly Delicious Brie Brûlé + Brie Baker

Here’s how to enter for your chance to win this awesome prize package!

1) Leave a comment on this post before midnight on December 12, 2014 and tell me which of these gift ideas you love the best (you can pick more than one!)

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 December 13, 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: 11 prizes, 11 ways to score some extra entries into this amazing draw. For each one you do, be sure to leave your ‘proof’ in a separate comment or else your efforts won’t be tracked.

Like Energy Stone Jewellery on Facebook and leave a comment with the chakra bracelet you’d most like to own. Link back to your comment below.

Follow Simon & Schuster (the publisher of SAVEUR) on Twitter and send out a Tweet that tags them, tags me (@cdngiftguide) and links back to this post. Link back to your Tweet below.

Like Garneau Slippers on Facebook and leave a comment with the pair of slippers you’d most like to own. Link back to your comment below.

Like DreamSkin Pillowcase on Facebook and leave a comment on why you’d like to try their product. Link back to your comment below.

Follow Canadian Women’s Foundation on Twitter and send out a Tweet that tags them + me (@cdngiftguide), links back to this post, and promotes the Foundation’s line of gift ideas! Link back to your Tweet below.

Like Premier Gift on Facebook and leave a comment on which Allen Designs Clock you’d most like to own. Link back to your comment below.

Follow black + blum on Twitter and send out a creative Tweet that tags them + me (@cdngiftguide) and links back to this post. Link back to your Tweet below.

Like Murad on Facebook and leave a comment on which product you’d most like to try. Link back to your comment below.

Like 3 Wind Knots on Facebook and leave a comment on on their wall about their customized jewelry pieces. Link back to your comment below.

Follow Wildly Delicious on Twitter and send out a creative Tweet that tags them + me (@cdngiftguide) and links back to this post. Link back to your Tweet below.

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448 Responses to “Merry Moms”
  1. Lorraine says:

    The Garneau slippers and Night Before Christmas tea set are my favourites!

  2. My mom would love the Night Before Christmas tea set from DAVIDsTEA. As well, the heated butter knife sounds AMAZING.

  3. SandyS says:

    I am so in need of a new pair of slippers. The Garneau ones would fit the bill for the bitter winter we are approaching.

  4. Cheryl A says:

    For my Mom, I’d give the Garneau slippers, the David’s tea “Night Before Christmas” set and the Nordic Robe. She’d be all set for winter hibernation! 🙂

  5. Alison K says:

    Of these gift ideas, I love the Energy Stone Jewellery Chakra Bracelets, the Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag, and the DreamSkin Beauty Pillowcase the best!

  6. Jasen H says:

    The Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag is so cool! My mom would love it.

  7. ikkinlala says:

    The Saveur cookbook is my favourite.

  8. dorcontest says:

    I would be in heaven with the Murad Firm & Protect Kit with Pink Bag . The black + blum Maison Loop Collection really rocks. In love with the Nordic Robe. Also, the kitchen aid mixer clock…. WOW.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  9. Alison K says:

    @SimonSchusterCA bonus entry: FOLLOWING & TWEETED https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/539074627491094529

  10. Alison K says:

    @cdnwomenfdn bonus entry: FOLLOWING & TWEETED https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/539076599988367360

  11. Alison K says:

    @blackblum bonus entry: FOLLOWING & TWEETED https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/539076678535106561

  12. Alison K says:

    @WildlyDelicious bonus entry: FOLLOWING & TWEETED https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/539077133726146561

  13. Linda Brown says:

    I love the Dog Clock by Allen Designs Clocks

  14. Jennifer Deol says:

    I love the Spread THAT! Butter knife by Opuszone. What an invention: no batteries or cord to plug in to charge. Ingenious!

  15. Susan says:

    Fabulous ideas for those special women in our lives. Love everything, but was particularly taken with the Dreamskin Beauty Pillowcase (great price point if it really does all it says!); the Allen Design Clocks (that dog is a hoot!); the Black + Blum Maison Loop Collection (so swirly, beautiful and practical!); the Spread That Heated Butterknife (I need one of those!); the Customized Engraved Children’s Artwork Necklace (for my granddaughter’s art work); and the Brie Brule + Brie Baker (to make those uber tasty special treats). Thanks for a super list of gifts today and another awesome and magnificent giveaway!

  16. Erin W says:

    Wow, it’s hard to pick my favourite! I love the slippers, and I love the customized necklace! AND I love that robe too. Plus those clocks are amazing!

  17. Erin W says:

    Chakra Bracelets bonus

  18. Erin W says:

    Saveur Bonus

  19. Erin W says:

    Women’s foundation bonus

  20. Erin W says:

    Premier Gift bonus

  21. Erin W says:

    Black + Blum bonus

  22. Erin W says:

    Wildly delicious bonus

  23. kittypride says:

    I like the David’s tea Night Before Christmas tea set, the Murad and the Allen design clocks, very fun!

  24. Michelle says:

    Love the heated butter knife…what a great idea!

  25. Andrea Amy says:

    My favourites would be the David’s Tea Night before Christmas tea set, the Murad, and the customized kids drawing necklace 🙂

  26. andreaca143 says:

    Bonus entry #2

  27. cookie3 says:

    I love the David’s Tea Night before Christmas set & the DreamSkin Beauty Pillowcase (what will they think of next?) & must have the Brie Brulee & Baker set.
    I really had a difficult time narrowing it down. I think all these ideas are awesome.

  28. andreaca143 says:

    Bonus entry #5

  29. andreaca143 says:

    Bonus entry #7

  30. Erin McSweeney says:

    the A $25 Opuszone Gift Card for sure…i need that butter knife amazing

  31. andreaca143 says:

    Bonus entry #10

  32. Manuel Vizcaya says:

    the Garneau Slippers for my mom

  33. RaeD. says:

    I’d most like the DreamSkin Beauty Pillowcase to see if there’s a difference.

  34. RaeD. says:

    My comment is that it would be useful for winter (Dryness!)

  35. Julie G. says:

    I like the chakra bracelets and the brie baker. As usual, you’ve found some fantastic ideas.

  36. Joan G. says:

    I want to pamper myself with the Murad Firm & Protect Kit.

  37. Evren Ay says:

    I love the slippers the most, they are great for the winter, they look really cozy! I also like the Murad cream set, I saw the commercial for this product on T.V, it was hosted by Cindy Crawford! This cream is supposed to be really great for the skin!

  38. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Energy Stone!

  39. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Garneau!

  40. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Dreamskin!

  41. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Premier Gift!

  42. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Murad!

  43. Evren Ay says:

    Liked 3 Wind Knots on facebook, their jewellry is really beutiful! I love this style of jewellry!

  44. Evren Ay says:

    Sorry, here is the link for my above entry (please ignore this actual entry), it is attached to the above entry. Thank you.

  45. CLC says:

    I really like the Nordic robe.

  46. LINDA says:

    I especially love the Garneau slippers for my mom.

  47. Shelley N says:

    The Suede and Sheepskin slippers from Garneau, the clocks from Allen Design are great -very whimsical, For a young mother or grandmother Wind knots necklaces are really unique. Imagine getting the child to do a card for grandma and using the drawing as the necklace present -what a wonderful gift.

  48. pat h says:

    the slippers would be perfect

  49. My feet are so sore that I would love a pair of the suede & sheepskin slippers – thanks

  50. Jennifer R says:

    Ooooohhhh….. the brie and brie baker! Yum!

  51. aclily19 says:

    I would like the Nordic Robe

  52. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like the All 7 Energy Stone Jewellery Chakra Bracelets, the DreamSkin Pillowcase, and the DreamSkin Pillowcase. I also real like the ponchos.

  53. GARRY S says:

    I LIKE THE HEATED BUTTER KNIFE

  54. gloria konelsky says:

    Suede Slippers and the brule and cheese makers

  55. kevin snyder says:

    the brie brule baker is very neat

  56. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d love the Murad Firm & Protect Kit with Pink Bag. I’ve heard so much about Murad!

  57. lindsay d. says:

    my mama SO deserves something luxurious like the Garneau slippers, so i’d love to give her that (and the other stuff!) 😉

  58. KellyPC says:

    I’m loving the Oil & Vinegar Loop from Black + Blum & the Wildly Delicious Brie Brûlé & Brie Baker!

  59. Laura says:

    I love the Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag, such a unique gift.

  60. gbomberry says:

    The Suede and Sheepskin Slippers are show stoppers, would love these as a gift or for myself

  61. Patricia Gooding says:

    Love them all but the Suede and Sheepskin Slippers are definitely my favorite.

  62. Alan Parker says:

    the nordic robe

  63. Mike Mottishaw says:

    I’m loving the cushy looking cozy Suede and sheepskin Slippers, so soft looking..

  64. The pillowcase, the robe and the murad skincare.

  65. janicour says:

    Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag – Suede and Sheepskin Slippers – T he Night Before Christmas Tea Set – DAVIDsTEA@ Three of my favourite things:)

  66. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Nordic Robe and the sheepskin slippers.

  67. Donnah Pocius says:

    I love the pillowcase

  68. janicour says:

  69. Vicky D says:

    The slippers, and the heated butter knife are my faves. But the clocks are very cool too!!

  70. Shelagh Macdonald says:

    I NEED those warm, fuzzy Garneau slippers. Love!!

  71. Susanne Craig says:

    I would love to read the ‘Saveur The New Classics’.

  72. janicour says:

  73. Gina says:

    I love them all but would have to choose the heated butter knife or one of the clocks.

  74. I think I would have to say the Garneau slippers. My feet FREEZE and they sound like the ULTIMATE in comfort for our Canadian winters!

  75. Jo says:

    I’d love the Energy Stone Jewellery Chakra Bracelets, DreamSkin Pillowcase and the Garneau Slippers

  76. Darlene Boyle says:

    dreamskin pillowcase

  77. debbie f says:

    I would love to get the Suede and Sheepskin Slippers

  78. linnett says:

    Love the Nordic Robe, the Suede & sheepskin Slippers and the Energy Stone Bracelet, thanks

  79. Lorraine Wiebe says:

    The Garneau slippers

  80. Jenn J says:

    My mom would absolutely LOVE the Night Before Christmas tea set from DAVIDsTEA, and the DreamSkin Pillowcase!

  81. Margaret Helgason says:

    the sheepskin slippers look so warm I would love them!

  82. cheryl mclellan says:

    A pair of Garneau Slippers

  83. ihv3gr8kdz says:

    I absolutely love all these products! The slippers are fabulous as is the dream skin pillow and funky clocks!

  84. Samantha h says:

    Garneau slippers. Gosh they look comfortable.

  85. Theresa Jones says:

    Sheepskin slippers are perfect

  86. Kimberley Graham says:

    I really like the Chakra Bracelets and The Customized Engraved Children’s Drawing Necklace

  87. Juliette says:

    Garneau Slippers are fabulous; with our Canadians winters one can miss with that as a gift.

  88. Joanne Thompson says:

    Goodness….they all look great!!! I love comfort so the Dreamskin beauty pillowcase and the Garneau slippers really stand out to me!!!

  89. Donna L. says:

    I love the Energy Stone chakra bracelets the best !

  90. becky says:

    that butter knife is genius!

  91. Donna L. says:

    I Like Energy Stone Jewellry on Facebook and commented there as Donna Lyn.

  92. Donna L. says:

    I Follow Simon & Schuster on Twitter and Tweeted about this contest.

  93. Donna L. says:

    I Liked Garneau Slippers on Facebook and commented there as Donna Lyn

  94. Donna L. says:

    I Liked DreamSkin Pillowcase on Facebook and commented there.

  95. Donna L. says:

    I Follow Canadian Women’s Foundation on Twitter and tweeted

  96. Donna L. says:

    I Like Premier Gift on Facebook and commented there.

  97. Dreena says:

    I love this idea: Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag as well as the David’s Tea The Night Before Christmas Tea Set.
    Thanks.

  98. Donna L. says:

    I Follow black + blum on Twitter and tweeted

  99. Dreena says:

    Bonus. I followed Wildly Delicious on Twitter as @Alexandrina_M and tweeted:

  100. Donna L. says:

    I Liked Murad on Facebook and commented there.

  101. Dreena says:

    Bonus. Following Simon & Schuster Canada on Twitter as @Alexandrina_M and tweeted:

  102. Donna L. says:

    I Liked 3 Wind Knots on Facebook and commented there.

  103. Donna L. says:

    I Follow Wildly Delicious on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/jamgrl88/status/539319221390303232

  104. brandon forsyth says:

    I like the dreamskin pillow case the best

  105. Renee Lacasse says:

    would love to win this

  106. michelle halliday says:

    Love the slippers

  107. katydidit21 says:

    My absolute favourite is Customized Engraved Children’s Drawing Necklace by 3 Wind Knots. I also love the Garneau Slippers, the Murad skin care and the Brulee Brie and Brie Baker. Who I am kidding? One of each please!

  108. melissa fowers says:

    I LOVE the slippers!

  109. Pam says:

    The sheepskin slippers would keep my feet warm and cozy

  110. April says:

    Heated butter knife – great idea 🙂

  111. Lori Shmuir says:

    I love the tea set – I think I’m going to buy it for my daughter and step-daughter this year!

  112. S.Hirano says:

    I love cookbooks, so SAVEUR: The New Classics Cookbook would be at the top of my wish list. I am also crazy for David’s tea. I really hope I find some under the tree this year.

  113. Victoria M says:

    Murad + Brie = Bliss Holiday!

  114. Elaine says:

    A pair of Garneau Slippers for my cold winter tootsies.

  115. Sunshine G says:

    Love the tea set – one can never have too much tea!

  116. Mark Chiovitti says:

    As cheesy as it sounds, the Cheese Board & Knife set. My mother would love it.

  117. Jessica P says:

    That butter knife is AMAZING.

  118. Heather S. says:

    I love the bracelets because they remind me of my mother.

  119. The heated butter knife is AWESOME!!!

  120. carrie says:

    garneau slippers look dreamy!

  121. dabrowne says:

    I like them all, but my favorite are the clocks

  122. lisa bolduc says:

    no one can go wrong with the slippers Suede and Sheepskin Slippers

  123. Marlene says:

    I love them all
    My mom would love Allen Designs Clocks – $49.99 – $59.99 each @ Cards & Accents as she likes to collect clocks.

  124. Theresa ORnalds says:

    great gift ideas- love the Nordic Robe , will have to throw some hints around! Also love the Murad Kit

  125. Alina R. says:

    I love every prize in this incredible package. Wow! My favourites are the Allen design clocks, the children’s drawing necklace, and heated butter knife. Very unique!

  126. Sylvia says:

    I like them all but the 7 Energy Stone Jewellery Chakra Bracelets and the Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag are my absolute faves!

  127. Sherri F says:

    I love the Allen Designs clock!!! They are all adorable!!

  128. Elena says:

    I like the Dreamskin beauty pillowcase, it’s neat!

  129. Vanessa L says:

    I love the Nordic Robe and would love to give it to my mom!

  130. I love them all but the customized engraved necklace from 3 Wind Knots is by far my fav! Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everyone & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  131. Steph says:

    Love the brie baker – inexpensive and practical gift, because who doesn’t love baked brie?!

  132. nicolthepickle says:

    The SAVEUR cookbook would be my top choice, but for my mom I’d pick the Garneau slippers.

  133. I follow Simon & Schuster & @cdngiftguide on Twitter and sent out this Tweet https://twitter.com/christinee28/status/539500495107522561

  134. I Follow Canadian Women’s Foundation & @cdngiftguide on Twitter & sent out this tweet https://twitter.com/christinee28/status/539506369725206528

  135. Pam R. says:

    The slippers look really cozy right about now!

  136. Tani says:

    the Cheese Board & Knife set is my fav!

  137. tammy ta says:

    I love the one where you turn the kids art into jewelery

  138. I Follow black + blum on & @cdngiftguide on Twitter and send out this tweet https://twitter.com/christinee28/status/539509617056038912

  139. Holly says:

    I would love the butter knife! That is awesome!

  140. Jessica e says:

    I’d love a pair of cozy Garneau Slippers!

  141. I Follow Wildly Delicious & @cdngiftguide on Twitter and send out this tweet https://twitter.com/christinee28/status/539514455739355136

  142. Kiersten says:

    i love the brie baker!

  143. Mary Warner says:

    Love cookbooks-Saveur please

  144. BlessedTA says:

    A DreamSkin Pillowcase

  145. Tracey Flattes says:

    I love the chakra bracelet!

  146. nicolthepickle says:


    My post on Energy Stone’s face.

  147. nicolthepickle says:

    My tweet to Simon and Schuster.

  148. nicolthepickle says:


    Comment on Garneau’s page.

  149. nicolthepickle says:


    fb comment to dreamskin.

  150. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweet to Canadian Women’s Foundation.

  151. Linda Richter says:

    So many thoughtful ideas! The suede Garneau Slippers, the Energy Store Chakra Bracelet and the Dreamskin Pillowcase are at the top of my shopping list!

  152. glinda says:

    I like the cheese board and knife and the gardens in a bag – both unique and useful gifts.

  153. Margaret says:

    I love the slippers….they look so warm and cozy!

  154. Glenda Wong says:

    All are great things but I personally like the Suede and Sheepskin Slippers – $100 @ Garneau Slippers

  155. Nancy says:

    Love the poncho best.

  156. Chris W says:

    Love the Nordic Robe!

  157. Sarah Noble says:

    I think the Brie Brûlé + Brie Baker looks neat.

  158. Cairine says:

    I love the slippers, they look nice and warm.

  159. stellar says:

    I love the Chakra Bracelet in green, Black suede and Sheepskin Slippers, the Nordic robe and the orange Señor Tyrone’s Poncho for myself

  160. SueSueper says:

    The three gifts I like the best are Suede and Sheepskin Slippers and DreamSkin Beauty Pillowcase and Nordic Robe

  161. Lisa Morrison says:

    I would like to get the Night Before Christmas tea set.

  162. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    My mum loves David’s Tea so that would be a nice gift for her!

  163. Michael says:

    I love the Energy Stone Jewellery Chakra Bracelets – I’d spread them around all my friends

  164. aarone mawdsley says:

    I want Nordic Robe – $49.95 @ La Vie En Rose please!

  165. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    The SAVEUR Cookbook would be wonderful for my Mom–especially with the Nordic Robe too.

  166. Clare B says:

    The pillow case sounds really interesting

  167. muapetahl says:

    Allen Designs clock would be so perfect for my kitchen!

  168. Heather Swanson says:

    Bracelets & Slippers!!

  169. intensev5 says:

    I really like the
    Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag

  170. Nicole says:

    I love the Garneau slippers and the customized engraved necklace from 3 Wind Knots

  171. Tierra G says:

    I really like the A DreamSkin Pillowcase.

  172. truckerofbc says:

    The Suede and Sheepskin Slippers

  173. I love the SpreadTHAT! Heated Butter Knife!

  174. I follow Simon and Schuster and tweeted

  175. I follow the Canadian Womens foundation and tweeted

  176. I follow Wildly Delicious and tweeted

  177. angela griffin says:

    the tea set

  178. Mike Gismondi says:

    the slippers

  179. Crystal J says:

    I love the maison loop collection and I think my Mom would love the heated butter knife and the housecoat!

  180. Natalie SQ says:

    I received a quirky clock for a wedding gift and surprisingly I love it. The Allen Designs Clocks are my favourite gift idea from this list!

  181. JaimeeM says:

    I would LOVE the Davids Tea christmas collection. LOVE tea!

  182. JaimeeM says:

  183. JaimeeM says:

  184. JaimeeM says:

  185. Erin says:

    Such wonderful ideas for moms. Love the child’s drawing knot a necklace. I think that’s the sweetest thing. Then the cozy robe and slippers I know my mom would love. The cook book and Brie set are perfect for the holidays. So many great ideas! My mom deserves them all that’s for sure.

  186. Annie Demill says:

    A Wildly Delicious Brie Brûlé + Brie Baker and the Oil & Vinegar loop are my favourites

  187. Annie Demill says:

  188. Annie Demill says:

  189. Annie Demill says:

  190. Annie Demill says:

  191. Kelly says:

    I love the Nordic Robe. or the Cookbook ideas!

  192. nicolthepickle says:


    fb comment to murad.

  193. nicolthepickle says:


    3 Wind knots post.

  194. nicolthepickle says:

    Wildly delicious tweet

  195. Lynn Benhamza says:

    Love those cozy warm looking slippers and I like the tea sampler, it’s nice to try a new one everyday.

  196. fifaleaf says:

    I would love the Nordic Robe…it looks so cozy!

  197. Lynn A says:

    Would love the Potting Shed Creation Garden-in-a-bag, the Saveur Cookbook and Murad Firm and protect Kit to help my winter skin.

  198. aly3360 says:

    Hard choice as there are so many great gift ideas on this list!. I think the A Wildly Delicious Brie Brûlé + Brie Baker is a great idea. there are two people on my list i’m debating picking one up for and i’d love one myself.

  199. Vicki H says:

    the suede and sheepskin slippers for my mom.

  200. Kim M says:

    I like the Garneau Slippers

  201. Edith Rennes says:

    The slippers look soooo comfy

  202. Rob Ivins says:

    I like the garden in a bag and the whimsical clocks.

  203. Susan T. says:

    The David’s Tea and heated butter knife (OMG) would be hits for the women in my family!

  204. Susan T. says:

    Canadian Women’s Foundation bonus entry: https://twitter.com/suekitty13/status/539992003258228736

  205. Angela Mitchell says:

    I absolutely love the SpreadTHAT! Heated Butter Knife. I’m going to have to ask Santa for one!

  206. Maryanne says:

    I’d love the Savour cookbook!

  207. Maryanne says:

  208. Julia H says:

    I love, most, the David’s tea set…I would love to try those flavours! I also love the garden-in-a-bag, cause I live in a small apartment, and, of course, can’t have a backyard garden. I don’t even have a porch to grew things on! But it would be nice to be able to grow some herbs in my windows.

  209. Jolanta says:

    Energy Stone bracelets are fantastic and so are the slippers.

  210. Goodness. Where to start. I love the Nordic robe, and the Murad skin care set. And the DreamSkin beauty pillowcase.

  211. Annie says:

    The Energy Stone bracelets look amazing and the customized necklaces are such a great idea

  212. susan says:

    I would love to have the heated butter knife. What a great idea!

  213. Patrick W says:

    Allen Designs Clocks please :)!

  214. Suzie M says:

    I would like to try Murad & the cheese looks delish

  215. Suzie M says:

  216. Suzie M says:

  217. Suzie M says:

  218. Suzie M says:

  219. Jennifer Weidmann says:

    The Night Before Christmas Tea Set! but all of the gifts are amazing!

  220. Paul says:

    Suede and sheepskins slippers to put on, on those cold winter mornings.

  221. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the The Night Before Christmas Tea Set most!

  222. jay n says:

    I love the art of the colourful and humorous clocks.
    But it is the alpine strawberries which I am craving. YUM

  223. jay n says:

  224. jay n says:

  225. jay n says:

  226. israel y says:

    An Allen Designs clock

  227. Mir Mac says:

    brie baker and Murad kit.

  228. Suzanne G says:

    I like the Energy Stone Jewellery Chakra Bracelets, Garneau Slippers and Murad.

  229. Suzanne G says:

    I liked and commented on FB Energy Stone

  230. Suzanne G says:

    I liked on FB Garneau and commented

  231. Suzanne G says:

    I liked and commented on DreamSkin Pillowcase on FB

  232. Suzanne G says:

    I liked and commented on Murad on FB

  233. Suzanne G says:

    I liked and commented on 3 Wind Knots on FB

  234. I’ve liked Energy Stone and commented:

  235. I’ve liked Garneau Slippers and commented:

  236. I’ve liked DreamSkin Pillows and commented:

  237. I’ve liked Premier Gift and commented:

  238. I’ve liked Murad and commented:

  239. I’ve liked 3 Wind Knots and commented:

  240. Sonny P says:

    I’d love a pair of cozy Garneau Slippers!

  241. Taps says:

    i love Señor Tyrone’s Ponchos..

  242. Carla B says:

    So many great ideas! Those slippers look so comfy – and I love the idea of the necklace customized with a drawing!

  243. Erika E says:

    I would love the DreamSkin Beauty Pillowcase.

  244. D.Petch says:

    I like the Dreamskin pillowcase and the Garneau slippers!

  245. D.Petch says:

    I liked Energy stone and left a comment. https://www.facebook.com/energystonejewellery- mysticmisha

  246. D.Petch says:

    I liked and commented on the slippers! https://www.facebook.com/PantouflesGarneauSlippers
    mysticmisha

  247. Burcu says:

    love the Cheese Board & Knife set

  248. nikki robak says:

    I love the night before Christmas tea set

  249. Kelly E says:

    I like the Garneau Slippers they look so warm and the DreamSkin Pillowcase.

  250. lorna says:

    love the butter knife, but am lusting after the retro style clocks

  251. Jason Quarrie says:

    The heated butter knife is brilliant, but I think I’d most want the slippers for my mom!

  252. beach650 says:

    Could be because I’m cold right now, but the winter robe from La Vie En Rose looks pretty wonderful!

  253. Darlene W says:

    I really love senor tyrone’s ponchos

  254. Grace says:

    My mom would love the slippers!

  255. Anna W says:

    I love clocks so I will have to pick the Allen Designs clock.

  256. Tracy D says:

    Personally if I was gifting to ME, I’d like the oil and vinegar loop. .:). If I was gifting to my mom, she’d love the Murad. Thanks for all the giveaways!

  257. Tracy D says:

    Already followed S&S on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/Tracydeanne/status/541421000450375680

  258. Tracy D says:

    Followed Canadian Womens Foundation and tweeted https://twitter.com/Tracydeanne/status/541424986096160769

  259. Tracy D says:

    Followed Black & Blum on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/Tracydeanne/status/541427915230294017

  260. Tracy D says:

    Followed Wildly Delicious on twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/Tracydeanne/status/541432371917357056

  261. sschool2010 says:

    I’d be most excited about the The Night Before Christmas Tea Set @ DAVIDsTEA beautiful dot dreamer at gmail dot com

  262. maviswren says:

    I really love that Night Before Christmas Tea Set!

  263. stacey h says:

    i love Murad for me (my fav brand) and all my sisters would each get a braclet

  264. teganmtaylor says:

    THe Murad Kit looks fantastic

  265. Michael Tymko says:

    My mom would love the butter knife (as crazy as it sounds…)

  266. Tina L. says:

    I like the Suede and Sheepskin Slippers and The Night Before Christmas Tea Set

  267. edmontonjb says:

    I’m really loving the customized engraved necklace from 3 Wind Knots

  268. Lynn M says:

    So many great choices, but I really like the ponchos and slippers.

  269. dorcontest says:

    Follow Wildly Delicious on Twitter @doreenlamoureux and tweeted

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  270. dorcontest says:

    Like Murad on Facebook …. Doreen Lamoureux and left comment

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  271. dorcontest says:

    Follow black + blum on Twitter … @doreenlamoureux and tweeted

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  272. dorcontest says:

    Follow Canadian Women’s Foundation on Twitter … @doreenlamoureux and tweeted

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  273. Lisa Lee says:

    I love the DAVIDsTEA Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before Christmas Tea Set and the Nordic Robe the best!

  274. Lisa Lee says:

    I follow SimonSchusterCA on twitter & tweeted – https://twitter.com/lisaleesaa/status/542138771525758977

  275. Janet says:

    The slippers would be so soft and warm and I also love the Energy Stone chakra bracelets-so pretty!

  276. Janet says:

    I liked and commented on Premier Gift on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=805890822791144&id=189911584389074&comment_id=809592012421025&offset=0&total_comments=3

  277. Janet says:

    I liked and commented on Murad Canadahttps://www.facebook.com/murad.ca/photos/a.10150563508416895.367461.169150456894/10152358514821895/?type=1&comment_id=10152394508341895&offset=0&total_comments=1

  278. Janet says:

    I liked and commented on 3-Wind Knots on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/3windknots/posts/930037023690773?comment_id=934697719891370&offset=0&total_comments=1

  279. Jessica e says:

    followed on twitter as @jtranho and tweeted: https://twitter.com/jtranho/status/542419792993329154

  280. The Allen Designs Clocks are adorable, I also love the slippers but I also adore the bracelets oh my =)

  281. Suzie M says:

  282. Trevor says:

    The Brie Brule + Brie Baker would be a wonderful gift for my wife this Christmas.

  283. Trevor says:

  284. Sherry K says:

    The Garneau slippers look so cozy and my Mom would like one of the Allen Designs clocks. The Wildly Delicious Brie Brûlé + Brie Baker is just what my friend and I need. We had to use a bowl this weekend for our Brie.

  285. Trevor says:

  286. Sherry K says:

  287. Trevor says:

  288. Sherry K says:

  289. Sherry K says:

  290. Sherry K says:

  291. aimee says:

    I would love to get a heated butter knife

  292. Caelin Webber says:

    Customized Engraved Children’s Drawing Necklace- this would be so sweet.

  293. Sandy Ay says:

    The Murad cream set.

  294. icecreamandpickles says:

    Love the Murad firm and protect kit!

  295. Maegan Morin says:

    I love the Brie Brûlé + Brie Baker!

  296. Steven Y says:

    Mom would definitely love the cookbook and pillowcase the most.

  297. Amy says:

    So many good choices garden in a bag is quite unique

  298. Heather Arnould says:

    My feet are aching for the suede and sheepskin slippers already. Definitely my favourite.

  299. Megan Young says:

    I would love to give the tea set and the cheese board. I know two people that those would be perfect for!

  300. julia g says:

    My favourites are the Potting Shed Creations Garden in a Bag and the Night Before Christmas Tea Set. BOth are affordable but would still be appreciated by all.

  301. Susan Stirling says:

    I love the Allen Design Clocks. the digital age has all but eliminated this lovely design addition to most homes!

  302. Lisa S says:

    So many great ideas! I especially love the chakra bracelets, the garden in a bag, the Allen clocks, and the David’s Tea. oh and the heated butter knife is absolute genius!

  303. ksceviour says:

    Ohhh,I like the customized engraved necklace from 3 Wind Knots ,,a great gift idea!!

  304. Leslie Z. says:

    i like the slippers and the clocks

  305. SamanthaD says:

    LOVE the DreamSkin Beauty Pillowcase for me, Customized Engraved Children’s Drawing Necklace for my younger daughter, Nordic Robe for my older daughter, SpreadTHAT! Heated Butter Knifefor my husband, and Allen Designs Clocks for my in-laws! So many great ideas!

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