Spring Break Survival
For a lot of Canadians, spring break is either taking place right now or coming up very quickly on the horizon. No matter your plans, today’s gift guide has got you covered!
Down for a Dip One-Piece Swimsuit in Peacock @ ModCloth + Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Body Wax – $14.99 @ Mass / Drug Stores
Going somewhere tropical? First things first, pick out a dreamy new suit to rock whether you’re dipping into the hot tub apres ski or lounging on the white sands of an exclusive resort. I love the fresh springy green hues of this stripy pick! Next, make sure your legs and bikini are smooth as buttah – wax is a great way to keep hairs at bay so you don’t have to shave daily. This skin-soothing option is super easy to use and heat up, with precise control and the ability to rinse it away with water.
ivivva Fly Tech Short Sleeve Tee – $44 + Rhythmic Crop – From $48 + OxiClean Cold Water Paks – $11.99 @ Drug / Mass Stores
Sending the kids off to a sporty camp this week? Equip them with a cool set of new workout wear from a kid-friendly retailer like ivivva (lululemon’s little sister). Designed with the same performance qualities as an adult brand, it’s a great way to ensure your child feel confident and cool. And while you’re at it, stock up on some OxiClean Cold Water Paks to get even the most stubborn stains out – including those hard-to-shake spring weather grassy patches.
Gravol Natural Source Multi-Symptom – $10.49 @ Mass / Drug Stores + Traveling Translator Bag $79.99 @ ModCloth
Jet setting somewhere for the weekend? Make sure you’ve got this all-in-one product from Gravol in your bag. All-natural ingredients like ginger and willow bark help to keep motion sickness at bay, as well as tempering indigestion, headache, fever and mild aches and pains. So whether you’re dealing with a bit of turbulence in the air or a fight between siblings, all you need is one product in your bag. And speaking of bags, why not invest in a cute travel bag, like this Air Mail-themed overnight tote?
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe – $136 @ Nordstrom + RUB·A535™ Natural Source Arnica Gel-Cream
Need a real break from real life? There’s nothing wrong with making this week about you and paying attention to your aches and pains. If you’re heading out of town for a spa visit, be sure to pack your own snuggly robe – Oprah actually picked this brand years ago as one of her Favourite Things! And be sure to pack a bottle of RUB·A535, a Canadian brand with nearly a century’s worth of history in relieving inflammation, muscle and joint pain, bumps and bruises, with its naturally sourced Arnica Montana.
Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Crystal Burst Power Paks – $4.99 @ Mass / Drug Stores + Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater – $119
So he’s heading into the great outdoors this Spring Break? Layers then, are totally your best friend. This cuddly fleece sweater has been designed using an eco-friendly dyeing process, plus it’s totally bulk-free, making it an ideal pick for those mountainside hikes. And after a week getting grungy in the great outdoors, restore your clothes back to good health with one of these handy laundry packs that use the power of Arm & Hammer baking soda to scrub away stains at an affordable price.
VitaFusion L’il Critters™ GummyVites™ and Vitafusion™ Complete Multivitamin for Men and Women – $9.99 each @ Drug / Mass Stores
No matter what you’ve got planned for Spring Break, it’s important to start the day out right. These tangy multi-vitamins are a great way to ensure you’re getting your daily required dosage of vitamins and minerals – a must-have when you’re on the road and not cooking for yourself. Available in formulations for kids, women and men, these chewy vitamins are so tasty it’ll be hard to believe how healthy they are too!
As you can see, I’ve featured a bunch of cool practical, everyday items that are a must-have for your spring break survival kit – and beyond. I’m actually giving away a $100 prize package of items from Church & Dwight, the makers of products like the ones you see above. Want to enter? Here’s how!
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 30 , 2016, telling me which of these products you’d most need in your spring break survival kit.
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 31, 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: @cdngiftguide is now on Instagram! Follow me and Regram one of my photos, tagging myself, then leave a link in the comments below to your photo for an extra entry into the draw.