Advertisements

Solid Gold


The Oscars are but a few weeks away – I’ve already seen all the Best Picture nominees, how about you? Today I thought it’d be fun to pick out a few cool gift ideas themed to some of this year’s nominated films. Keep in mind, they are generally some harrowing flicks so it’s not always the easiest to find some fun gifts – but I think I’ve rounded up a few ‘winners’ of my own!

Joy Mangano Miracle Mop

Joy Mangano Miracle Mop – $26.99 @ Bed, Bath and Beyond
If you’ve seen the movie Joy, for which Jennifer Lawrence is nominated for Best Actress, then you’ll know that the co-star of the film is inventor Joy Mangano’s baby, the Miracle Mop. Well this innovative cleaning tool is still around. In fact, Mangano has an entire lineup of goodies to keep your home spic and span and oh so organized. A kitschy hostess gift idea for the neat and tidy host of your Oscar party!

Mad Max Anthology
Mad Max Anthology – $45.99
Only a handful of this year’s Best Picture nominees are available for home viewing right now (The Martian is another option). Mad Max: Fury Road picks up where the adrenaline-racing series began two decades ago, but if you want to know the full story then pick up this anthology collection, containing the four films in the series and a crazy amount of bonus features.

Julie Pedersen Urban Mukluks Tall Foxy

‘Tall Foxy’ Mukluks – $420 @ Julie Pedersen
The Revenant brought a chill to even the most seasoned Canadian’s heart, with its brutal landscape. However, you have to admit, Leo looked pretty bundled up for large parts of the film thanks to his many layers and natural materials. Julie Pedersen has been reinventing the mukluk for years now into something fashionable, functional, and oh so warm. If you aren’t opposed to wearing fur and leather for warmth as our descendants did, then you’ll love these suede and rabbit, fox, and faux feather booties.

Astronaut Ice Cream Balls

Astronaut Ice Cream Balls – $5.99 @ ThinkGeek
Make like Mark Watney trapped on Mars (via The Martian) on enjoy a little space age snacking. If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying the far out treat that is astronaut ice cream, then this is a cool way to do it. Freeze dried yet surprisingly creamy, these little bite-sized balls sort of have a sensation like eating sponge toffee. Or styrofoam. Depends who you ask. A hilarious gift idea to treat the little ones.

ModCloth East Coast Tour Coat

East Coast Tour Coat in Grass – $99.99 @ ModCloth
The immigration love story Brooklyn is a parade of fun 50s fashion – I seriously coveted most of Eilis’ (Saiorse Ronan) wardrobe! One standout piece was her emerald green coat worn while she set sail for America, no doubt a nod to her leaving her Irish roots behind (or does she?) Replicate the same sunny style with this updated trench coat option, featuring bright white piping, buttons, and a contrasting bow.

Oscar Books 2016
Oscar Books – From $12.98 @ Indigo
I love that so many of today’s best films are adapted from wonderful books (spoiler alert – the book is almost always better than the movie). This year is no exception. From nonfiction biographies to sci-fi epics to quiet tales of romance, believe it or not, every Best Picture nominee this year stems from a book or existing canon (Mad Max is a bit of an outlier, there’s a movie tie-in book, but it moreso derives from the series to date). If you really want to know the full story of any of this year’s Best Pictures, then be sure to pick up the book before or after you watch it on the silver screen.

Oscar Book Giveaway 2016 Indigo

For the record, if you’re hosting an Oscar party then you best head over to Indigo to pick up supplies. Apart from their Oscar book collection, they’ve also got a great lineup of award-worthy party accessories, many of which have a gilded golden look to suit the night’s big theme. And I’m super psyched to tell you we’ve teamed up to give away a prize package of some of this year’s ‘nominated’ books, including the following (I’ve also highlighted some marquis categories for each book):

  • Trumbo (Best Actor, Bryan Cranston)
  • Room (Best Picture, Best Actress, Brie Larson)
  • Spotlight (Best Picture)
  • The Revenant (Best Picture, Best Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio)
  • Steve Jobs (Best Actor, Michael Fassbender, Best Supporting Actress, Kate Winslet)

Want to win this smorgasbord of fantastic books? Here’s how to enter:

1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by March 4, 2016 telling me two things: what your favourite Oscar-inspired gift idea is in this post, AND which of these ‘Oscar-nominated’ books you’re most interested in reading.

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 March 5, 2016 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Follow Indigo on Pinterest and Pin something from their Oscar collections (either the books or the party story) onto your Pinterest account. Leave a link back to your Pin in a separate comment below.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Indigo on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share a photo from their Oscar collections onto your own Instagram. Be sure to tag them in your post. Leave a link back to your image in a separate comment below.

6) Bonus Entry #3: Follow Indigo on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall regarding your favourite Oscar-inspired product(s) from their site. Leave a link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

7) Bonus Entry #4: Follow Indigo on Twitter and send out a Tweet that tags them + me (@cdngiftguide) and links back to this post. Leave a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

 

Advertisements
Comments
184 Responses to “Solid Gold”
  1. doreen lamoureux says:

    I think the books and the East Coast Tour Coat in Grass are awesome gifts. I am so excited to read Martians and also The Revanent. Wow.
    I subscribe by email.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  2. doreen lamoureux says:

    Follow Indigo on facebook ….Doreen Lamoureux and left a comment

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  3. doreen lamoureux says:

    follow Indigo on twitter @doreenlamoureux and sent a tweet

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  4. Joan G. says:

    I like the Miracle Mop – anything that makes housework easier works for me. I would also like the Steve Jobs book; such an interesting life.

  5. edmontonjb says:

    I like the miracle Mop gift and I really want to read Room

    Jonnie

  6. Janine says:

    I would love to read strangers on a bridge and I love the green jacket from mod cloth. Those astronaut ice cream balls look pretty cool too. Great post! Fingers crossed!

  7. aketch says:

    It would have to be the mop! I need all the help cleaning that I can get. I am most interested in reading about Steve Jobs.

  8. CLC says:

    I’m interested in the miracle mop and I’d like to read Room.

  9. corkrose says:

    I love to read so I have read the Revenent and Room already (great reads); but would now like to read Trumbo. I also covet the green goat from East Coast – it is now on my wish list.

  10. Heather Swanson says:

    I would like the space treats & I would like to read The Revenant

  11. Karen says:

    I really want to purchase “Room” to read and I love the green coat!

  12. Norma D says:

    I love the Tall Foxy Mukluks and would love to read Room.

  13. Aimee says:

    I love the mucklucks. I’m interested in reading room and the reverent. I am a subscriber.

  14. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the East Coast Tour Coat.

  15. Kim K says:

    My fave item is the tall Mukluks and the book that I would like to read is The Revenant.

  16. Rhonda B. says:

    The Astronaut Ice Cream Balls look tasty. I would like to read Room.

  17. Erin W says:

    I love those Mukluks! And I can’t wait to get my hands on the Revenant!

  18. Debra says:

    Love to rewatch Mad Max and then the new one, the mukluks are wonderful too! Any of the books would be great, have my sights set on seeing Trumbo so reading the book would be great.

  19. Grace says:

    I love reading and so the Oscar books are right up my alley and would be my top pick!

  20. Dwayne Taylor says:

    I like the Mad Max Anthology and Astronaut Ice cream balls and the book I really want to read is The Revenant ! Thank you so much

  21. Grace says:

    Bonus entry #3: I am a follower on FB and here’s my post:

  22. Need the mop badly and I would like to read the room

  23. flash292014 says:

    Favourite gift idea – Miracle Mop. I want to read most of the books but I think ROOM has been on my tbr list longer than the others.

  24. Sunshine G says:

    Love the Modcloth jacket and I’d love to read Room.

  25. dabrowne says:

    I could enjoy reading the Room while wearing the tall foxy mukluks and eating astronaut icecream!

  26. Shannon says:

    I love the Tall Foxy Mukluks and would love to read Room.

  27. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    I like the Astronaut Ice Cream Balls!!! And I would love to read the new edition of Room. I own the first one!!! ❤

  28. Cairine says:

    I like the Mukluks, look so warm! For the books I would like to read the Steve Jobs book.

  29. Susan says:

    I would like to try the Astronaut Ice Cream Balls and I would like to read Room.

  30. Lindsey says:

    Those Astronaut Ice Cream Balls look delicious! I would like to read Trumbo.

  31. janine willingham says:

    the mukluks and the book trumbo please

  32. Julia H says:

    I am a subscriber! My favourites are the Astronaut Ice Cream Balls (would make such a unique gift) and I would most like to read Room. Thanks for the chance!

  33. Theresa Jones says:

    I want to wear the Tall Foxy Mukluks while reading Trumbo

  34. jasmyth says:

    I really love the East Coast Tour Coat and I think it’s really hard to pick which book I’d love to read most! I’ve already read Room so I suppose that perhaps I’d like to read Trumbo next.

  35. Lori P. says:

    My favourite Oscar-inspired gift idea would be the ‘Tall Foxy’ Mukluks, to keep my winter tootsies warm and dry. I’d be most interested in reading ‘Room’, although it’s a close call. Lots of great subject matter to choose from.

  36. Steven says:

    The Mad Max movies and the Steve Jobs book please!

  37. laura says:

    I would like to read Room and like the neat mop.

  38. Anne Liptak says:

    I love to read book Trumbo.

  39. intensev5 says:

    I want to read the big short and I love the Astronaut Ice Cream Balls !

  40. Anne Liptak says:

    follow Indigo on Facebook Anne Barbara
    Today at 4:18pm
    I’m trying to get as many Oscar books read as I can before I see the… See More…

  41. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite Oscar-inspired gift idea is ‘Tall Foxy’ Mukluks – $420 @ Julie Pedersen AND of these ‘Oscar-nominated’ books I’m most interested in reading Room. Thanks

  42. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #1: Followed Indigo on Pinterest and Pinned something from their Oscar collections onto my Pinterest account https://www.pinterest.com/pin/190347521729196010/

  43. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #2: Followed Indigo on Instagram and Regram/shared a photo from their wall. Sorry I was unable to find their Oscar collection so posted this instead https://www.instagram.com/p/BB_T_YCh0xr/

  44. Susanne C says:

    Gift Idea Favourite – East Coast Tour Coat in Grass. Favourite Book – ‘Spotlight’.

  45. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #4: Followed Indigo on Twitter and send out a Tweet https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/700853044120956928

  46. cookie3 says:

    Favorite gift idea- East Coast Tour Coat & the book I’m interested in is The Revenant.

  47. Marilyn says:

    Love the boots!!! And I am excited to read the room. Thanks for the contest

  48. Annie P says:

    The book collection is my fav idea. I am most interested in reading Carol

  49. Chantelle Alvey says:

    my favorite gift is the Mukluks and the book I would most like to read is the revenant

  50. Daniela Plume says:

    I love the Revenant inspired mukluks! I want to read all of these great books. The first one I’d read is The Room.

  51. Gloria says:

    I really love the “Tall Foxy” muklucks

  52. Debra F says:

    I read and saw the movie Brooklyn and really enjoyed it. I would like to read Spotlight now.

  53. Kim S says:

    I really love the green coat, and I would like to read The Martian.

  54. Erin B says:

    East Coast Tour Coat in Grass in definitely my Pic! & I would love to read Spotlight!

  55. KELLY E says:

    East Coast Tour Coat in Grass is my choice and I would like to read Spotlight

  56. kim says:

    I’d like to try the astronaut ice cream and would like to read The Revenant.

  57. ann says:

    I would like to read “Room” and would love the green coat from Brooklyn.

  58. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I would like to try a miracle mop…anything to help keep the house cleaner.

  59. DebP says:

    I love the mukluks, and want to read The Martian. The only connection I can find between the two is that I would definitely need mukluks on Mars 🙂

  60. debbie f says:

    My favourite Oscar gift idea is the Tall Foxy’ Mukluks and I am interested in reading The Revenant. I saw the movie and I always like to read the book afterwards to compare.

  61. bon says:

    I would love to win the Miracle Mop and would love to read The Revenant (Best Picture)

  62. andrea amy says:

    I am most interested in the Martian. It was a great movie, but I bet the book is better!

  63. andrea amy says:

  64. Linda Svarovsky says:

    The martian

  65. aclily19 says:

    I’d like to read the martian.

  66. Mary Warner says:

    I love the Mukuluks and would like to read Spotlight.

  67. Kavita says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Mad Max anthology collection, and the Oscar nominated books I’m most excited to read are Room and The Martian!

  68. Jennifer Wilson says:

    My favorite gift idea is the Astronaut Ice Cream Balls and the book I want to read is “The Big Short”.

  69. sarah says:

    My favourite gift ideas would be the books. I would be most excited to read The Martian or The Revenant.

  70. Edith Rennes says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Tall Foxy Mukluks and I’d love to read Trumbo

  71. beewbedard says:

    my fav is East Coast Tour Coat in Grass – and I would love to read Room

  72. beewbedard says:

  73. Shelley N says:

    I love the idea of the green trench coat -very wonderful. I would like to read the book Brooklyn

  74. Kevin B says:

    Love the mukluks — and would read Revenant

  75. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I loved the movie Brooklyn so am looking forward to reading the book. And that green coat is to die for!!

  76. israel y says:

    my favourtie idea is the book collection. I am most interested in reading Carol.

  77. aly3360 says:

    My favourite gift idea is Astronaut Ice Cream Balls!! I asked for astronaut ice cream nearly every year for Christmas growing up!

  78. Carol M says:

    I’m a subscriber

    My favourite are the Mukluks, gorgeous. I would look forward to reading them all, but would start with Spotlight.

    Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  79. elle.dee.see says:

    I’m a subscriber!
    My fave = East Coast Tour Coat in Grass – $99.99 @ ModCloth
    Can’t wait to read ALL of them but I would start with The Revenant

  80. Kim M says:

    I would love to try the Astronaut Ice Cream Balls while reading Room

  81. Burcu says:

    I like ‘Tall Foxy’ Mukluks and I would like to read “Steve Jobs”

  82. Gloria says:

    the magic mop looks pretty cool, I’d like to try it

  83. Luminous Angel says:

    I love the East Coast Tour Coat in Grass by ModCloth! And I’d love to read the Steve Jobs book – it seems everyone has a different opinion of him, and there are a few books out about him too. 😉

  84. Susan Patterson says:

    Pinterest link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/232639136978442792/
    My favourite Oscar inspired gift idea are The Astronaut Ice Cream Balls and I would like to read The Revenant! Thank so much!

  85. Gloria says:

    Astronaut ice cream balls look very interesting

  86. KellyPC says:

    I love those MukLuks, they’re gorgeous!
    I have Room but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, I’d love to read the Revenant too but I haven’t picked up a copy yet.

  87. Melissa says:

    Mukluks and to read The Revenant

  88. Chantal Carre says:

    Definitely the astronaut ice cream balls, very cool! I want to read the Revenant the most.

  89. katydidit21 says:

    I love the “Tall Foxy” Mukluks and I am most interested in reading the Revenant.

  90. Jessica Lord says:

    mukluks and i’d like to read Steve Jobs

  91. gmamaye says:

    Favourite Oscar-inspired gift idea is in this post is the Joy Mangano Miracle Mop, AND the one of the ‘Oscar-nominated’ books I am most interested in reading is Steve Jobs but any of these would be interesting!

  92. I like the astronaut ice cream balls and I’d love to read The Revenant

  93. Tall Foxy’ Mukluks – $420 look amazing,,, and I would love to read room

  94. Angela Mitchell says:

    The Miracle Mop is my favourite gift idea. I’d love to read Room.

  95. Katie says:

    The Astronaut Ice Cream Balls are my favourite, and I would love to read Room and The Martian.

  96. Gloria says:

    I love the tall foxy mucklucks they look awesome

  97. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My favorite is the Astronaut Ice Cream Balls and I would love to read the Steve Jobs book.

  98. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love the green coat and would love to read Trumbo.

  99. Angela Erickson says:

    I would love to win the oscar books! Oh, they look so good!

  100. stacirae@rogers.com says:

    I would love to read The Martian. Only recently saw the movie and loved it. I think my favourite gift on this list is the Astronaut Ice Cream Balls because I know my 8-year-old daughter would love them!

  101. Szilvia says:

    My favourite Oscar inspired list from above is the book bundle. I have a collection of movie tie-ins. I love reading books based on movies, so this would be an awesome addition to my epic bookcase. I’d love to read the Steve Jobs book. It was an amazing, fascinating movie.

  102. alexa says:

    books ❤

  103. litldods says:

    The Miracle Mop and I would love to read “The Danish Girl”

  104. photomum says:

    I subscribe via email

  105. Holly says:

    I love the East Coast Tour Coat in Grass and would love to read Room!

  106. Leah E says:

    I like the miracle mop and I really want to read the Revenant.

  107. Anita says:

    My favourite oscar idea is the “tall foxy” mukluks and would love to read the Room.

  108. Dianne U says:

    My favorites are the East Coast Tour Coat and “The Revenant”.

  109. mousecat says:

    “Room” is the book I’m most interested in reading, while wearing the Tall Foxy mukluks!

  110. Diane p says:

    I like the Miracle Mop and I’d like to read Brooklyn.

  111. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d like to read Mad Max and I love the miracle mop!

  112. Carol M says:

    Posted on Facebook

  113. Lori B says:

    Love the books!!! I’ve read a few of them but can’t wait to read Brooklyn and The Big Short. Also I’m dying to try those ice cream balls.

  114. Lori B says:

    Bonus entry #2 Thank you for helping us reach 100K followers! We promise to always inspire and bring joy to your day. 🙌 #IndigoFaves #IndigoBooks #IndigoGifts

  115. Kate says:

    LOVE the Tall Foxy Mukluks! I am most interested to read The Big Short (just bought it) and the Revenant.

  116. Lori B says:

    Bonus entry #3. Been a Facebook follower FOREVER!!! https://www.facebook.com/ChaptersIndigo/posts/10153244320441364:0

  117. Lori B says:

    Bonus entry #4 Amazing prize pack!! @chaptersindigo @CdnGiftGuide

  118. Kate B says:

    LOVE the Tall Foxy Mukluks! I am most interested to read The Big Short (just bought it) and the Revanant!

  119. Carol M says:

    Tweeted

  120. Lori Sexton says:

    I like the ‘all Foxy’ Mukluks and would like to read Martian

  121. Lori L. says:

    I subscribe to your emails. The Astronaut ice cream balls look like a fun & unique gift. I’d love to read Brooklyn! Thanks for the chance to win.

  122. Lori L. says:

    Bonus Entry #2: I follow Chapters Indigo on Instagram. Regrammed their photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCYXBl7m-S7/?taken-by=miss_elles

  123. Lori L. says:

    I follow Chapters Indigo on Twitter & tweeted here: https://twitter.com/Miss_Elles/status/704376699773915136

  124. kittypride says:

    The East coast tour trench coat is lovely, great details. I would like to read Room, sounds rather intense!

  125. Sandra McG says:

    would like to read the book Room….and I think the ice cream balls look cool!

  126. Carol says:

    love to try that mop! and read “Room”

  127. Brad Kinchen says:

    Tall Foxy Mukluks, Trumbo

  128. Susan T. says:

    Those Mukluks are to die for! I actually live where The Revenant was filmed so those boots would be perfect for our weather! 🙂 I choose that as the book I would most like to read too!

  129. Susan T. says:

    Bonus entry #1: I follow as @suekitty13
    My pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/344736546457984755/

  130. Darren Scrubb says:

    Mad Max Anthology is my favourite Oscar inspired gift idea. I would enjoy reading the book about Steve Jobs.

  131. darlene boyle says:

    mukluks book is the Revenant thanks

  132. Rachel C. says:

    I would love to try the astronaut ice cream balls! Cute idea. And I’ve been meaning to read Room.

  133. favgreen(Rhonda W G.) says:

    I’d like to read “Room” and the green trench coat is lovely!

  134. LisaM says:

    what your favourite Oscar-inspired gift idea is in this post – definitely the ice-cream balls! So cool

    AND which of these ‘Oscar-nominated’ books you’re most interested in reading – Room.

  135. Nancy says:

    Love the ice cream balls and would love to read Spotlight

  136. seham m says:

    I like the miracle mop gift and would love to readroom

  137. Andrew says:

    I like the Astronaut ice cream balls and I would like to read Brooklyn

  138. Lisa Dervin says:

    Def. want to read Room as I have not seen the movie yet. I love the East coast green tour coat – my mom had one just like it she says!

  139. Maryanne says:

    I want to read the Room!!!

  140. Tanya Visser says:

    I love the mukluks. I had a pair when I was young and I’ve always wanted another pair so I’ve bookmarked the website for future reference.

    The book I’m most interested in reading is Spotlight.

Tell me what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: