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!

Spearmint Suit and Nair Moroccan Argan Oil

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.

Oxi Clean

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

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 @ NordstromRUB·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 and Hammer Crystal Burst

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.

Gummy Vitamins

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!

Church and Dwight

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.

135 Responses to “Spring Break Survival”
  1. The gummy vitamins please, I can’t swallow pills and capsules

  2. CLC says:

    I’d like the Arm and HAmmer Crystal Burst so I could take care of any laundry emergencies.

  3. aketch says:

    The Oxy Clean Crystal Burst would come in very handy!

  4. GP says:

    I would go with
    Gravol multisymptom and travelling translator bag.

  5. Lara says:

    The gummy vitamins. My hubby and I currently use the unisex version – I didn’t know they have his and hers formulas!

  6. Heather Swanson says:

    I need the A535 for my sore knees

  7. Aimee says:

    The oxiclean, my kids love puddles. I am a subscriber

  8. Joan G. says:

    Oxi Clean Laundry detergent is part of my everyday washing agenda.

  9. Lauren says:

    I love the one-piece swimsuit!!

  10. Kim K says:

    I need a new bathing suit most in my spring break kit!

  11. Debra says:

    Oxi Clean – especially this break since all the snow is gone and the outside is a little mucky.

  12. Christina D says:

    The Nair waxing kit! I need to get spring ready! I’ve been wanting to try waxing for a long time. I am already a subscriber

  13. tammy ta says:

    I really need the Oxy Clean-Spring brings mud and grass stains!

  14. S. Hirano says:

    The Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater would come in handy for March Break to keep my husband warm since it is going to be a chilly week here! We are home for the break and are planning on doing some hiking if the rain stops!

  15. janicour says:

    Nair with argon oil. Going on a tropical vacay with family.

  16. corkrose says:

    I like the travel bag but then was sad to see the not so good comments on it..But it would be so cute. Workvacation this time around. My kidlets are grown up now.

  17. Rachel C. says:

    The Modcloth bathing suit is gorg! I’d love it the most!

  18. mcmc says:

    The Oxy Clean Crystal Burst for me.

  19. Kathleen says:

    I need the multivitamins. I haven’t taken one in a long time but I know it would help keep me healthy. They sound tasty too!

  20. Lindsey says:

    Rinse off wax!!! Great idea. I have trouble ripping those strips off.

  21. Sherry K says:

    I would find the Gravol useful. It has a little bit of everything in it.

  22. Donnas says:

    I need the bathing suit, i fly out for my vacation on Tuesday and can’t seem to find a suit I like. This on is pretty though

  23. debra says:

    the oxy clean crystal burst would be helpful.

  24. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would need the one piece swimsuit as I will be spending time with the kids at the pool.

  25. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I am a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. For me it’s the Vitafusion™ Complete Multivitamin for Women that I need the most 🙂

  26. Mary Warner says:

    The Oxy Clean buds and the Patigonia Men’s sweater. We’re having a staycation and it’s still windy and cool here in the Vancouver area.

  27. naiddia p says:

    I think the Rub A535 is the product I need the most.

  28. Cairine says:

    I probably most need the cleaning products, the Oxyclean. My husband would probably like the A535.

  29. lindsay d. says:

    sounds silly, but i wanna try those gummy vitamins, lol!

  30. Vivian Dionne says:

    I would most need the Gravol, as flying always turns my stomach.

  31. israel y says:

    I most need the Oxy Clean Crystal Burst

  32. cookie3 says:

    I could use the OxyClean laundry detergent for any accidental laundry mishaps.

  33. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I could really use the Rub-A535!!

  34. Anne Barbara says:

    Now that gardening season is starting up and the weed pulling is plentiful, I sure could use the Rub A535 Natural Source Arnica Gel-cream to soothe my unused muscles or the lovely Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe to wrap up in and relax.

  35. Jessica Lord says:

    With two young kids if need the oxy clean 🙂

  36. aly3360 says:

    The one piece swim suit and the gravol are the two things I’d need!! That way I’d never have to miss out any any fun the summer might bring.

  37. edmontonjb says:

    I will need the OxiClean power paks to clean all the clothes the kids get dirty playing outside.


  38. I`d most need the Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Crystal Burst Power Paks -to get out any tough stains!

  39. laura says:

    Arnica Rub A-535

  40. marie s says:

    I subscribed and I would love the vitafusion for women and men.. we need our vitamins!

  41. I like the travel bag the best!

  42. Lisa Morrison says:

    I could use the Oxiclean power packs for the laundry.

  43. louise says:

    I’m already subscribed and I would like the vitafusion for men and women.

  44. dawn gordon says:

    i am subscribed..i would love the A535 …great prize pack…but i think people think the bathrob is a part of the pack,…

  45. intensev5 says:

    I would love the Complete Multivitamin for Women

  46. carrie l says:

    GRAVOL! totally!

  47. Elaine R says:

    I am a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber and for sure I need the Nair Hair Remover.

  48. Julia H says:

    Already a subscriber! I would most need the Gravol Multisymptom. Every time I travel, I pack Gravel and ginger….I didn’t know about the multisymptom stuff, though. I seem to have a weak stomach, so need this kind of thing when traveling.

  49. Daniela Plume says:

    Pretty sure my essential would be the Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Body Wax before donning summer attire

  50. DARYL MOAD says:

    Dazzling to behold!

  51. Linda Svarovsky says:

    The mod cloth bathing suit

  52. Norma D says:

    The Rub A535 Natural Source Arnica Gel-cream, definitely needed with all the running around!

  53. Nicole Bonito says:

    I need the vitamins the most to keep up with the kids!

  54. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the Barefood Dreams Robe.

  55. kim says:

    I need the Oxiclean!

  56. janine a says:

    i need the nair! lol goodbye winter legs…

  57. Joseph Dawe says:

    The rub a535!! Thanks I am subscriber!
    email–> josepharthurdawe@gmail.com

  58. Lisa bolduc says:

    I have piles of laundry to do in would love to try the oxi clean laundry

  59. LINDA SCHELL says:

    I love the fluffy Barefoot Dreams bathrobe from Nordstrom.

  60. I think the RUB A535 Natural Source Arnica Gel Cream would be the most important.

  61. Susan says:

    I need the bathing suit and Nair cream with argan oil the most this season.

  62. Cheryl Germain says:

    I’ll be needing the Oxi-Clean laundry products to remove grass and dirt stains from the kids clothing.

  63. janine willingham says:

    oxiclean works wonders and everything else please

  64. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    I will definitely need the gummy vitamins! I hate taking pills!

  65. Theresa Jones says:

    Wow, I stopped at the Down for a Dip One-Piece Swimsuit in Peacock @ ModCloth, I Love It

  66. Edmond says:

    Holy batman, I need oxi clean laundry to clean my laundry. . Wow, prize pack is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  67. Kim Scobie says:

    Since I’m fairly accident prone, I could really use the A535 with arnica gel.

  68. Margaret Huitema says:

    I could really use the The Oxy Clean Crystal Burst

  69. DebP says:

    I could use the multivitamins, please. They keep me energized and going.

  70. Maria Goulart says:

    The one piece bathing suit is beautiful!

  71. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would need the vitamins! vitamins are important to take

  72. V Hill says:

    The oxi for sure.

  73. AliKira says:

    The vitamins or the swim suit both look great!

  74. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    The Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Body Wax to go along with the bathing suit for sure!

  75. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I need the Nair product because I am going to Australia!

  76. Charlotte/chalbe says:

    Oxi Clean – got to get those whites just right!

  77. Mel Borhi says:

    nair products to keep smooth and soft at all times. i have never tried this product before but i am sure it would work amazing

  78. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    I need a new bathing suit, and the one piece you’ve shown is actually cute!!

  79. dabrowne says:

    I would need the A535 because I wil be spending my spring clearing dead brush from my acreage.

  80. dawn walsh says:

    Traveling Translator Bag this is what i need

  81. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d need the Traveling Translator Bag from ModCloth

  82. photomum says:

    I would like the one piece bathing suit for spring, I subscribe via email

  83. Florence C says:

    I need the Oxi Clean Laundry detergent to get the clothes looking bright/

  84. Gina Fleury says:

    I would like the multisymptom Gravol for our family

  85. Glogirl says:

    I would most need the Women’s vitamins to keep me healthy so I can enjoy the Spring Break.

  86. Luminous Angel says:

    Love to try the men’s and women’s gummy vitamins!


  88. kevroe says:

    I hope I don’t need the gravol…probably will. .. but I hope I dont! Oxyclean is my favorate.

  89. Yvonne S says:

    dish detergent of course!

  90. Leah E says:

    I would definitely need the Oxi-Clean Laundry detergent!

  91. beewbedard says:

    I would ❤ to have the Gravol Natural Source Multi-Symptom & Traveling Translator Bag

  92. Maryanne says:

    Gonna need the vitamins for energy this spring break!

  93. that robe Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe – $136 @ Nordstrom … and Oxi Clean Laundry detergent for when it is time to wash it

  94. Karen petrychko says:

    The rub A-535 would be great to try!

  95. KELLY E says:

    I need the Gravol Multi Symptom

  96. Tennille Fraser says:

    I think the vitamins would be great!

  97. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. Of these products, I’d most need some OxiClean Cold Water Paks in my spring break survival kit to keep my whites white! Thanks

  98. Alison K says:

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  99. darlene boyle says:

    gravol multisymptom

  100. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I could really use the Oxy Clean Crystal Burst, they’re building a school in the lot behind our house and it’s a muddy mess here!

  101. Krysta mukai says:

    The Oxy Clean Crystal Burst would come in very handy!

  102. kevin snyder says:

    the Nair and Gummi vites for my wife and kids

  103. Burcu says:

    I’d need OxiClean laundry detergent the most

  104. The vitamins would be good for the whole family.

  105. mousecat says:

    I most need the VitaFusion L’il Critters™ GummyVites™ and Vitafusion™ Complete Multivitamin for Men and Women – I don’t want to risk getting sick over spring break. It would ruin everything!!

  106. Sari O. says:

    The Oxi Clean laundry detergent would be great

  107. linnett says:

    Love the Oxiclean, can always use that and the gravol multisystem looks interesting, thanks

  108. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I need the chewable gummy vitamins

  109. linda p says:

    Oxiclean laundry – would like to try

  110. Sara says:

    The Ivivva tee and crops would be great for March break. Comfortable and casual to keep up with the kids!

  111. Christine Holliday says:

    The Arnica Extra Strength!

  112. aclily19 says:

    I’d love the Down for a Dip One-Piece Swimsuit in Peacock @ ModCloth + Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Body Wax.

  113. janicour says:

    I would go withGravol multisymptom and travelling translator bag.

  114. katydidit21 says:

    I would most need the Down for a Dip One Piece Swimsuit, the Nair Morroccan Argan OIl Body Wax and the multisymptom Gravol.

  115. diane says:

    I could use the robe and arnica gel-cream for my sore arm.

  116. luisa says:

    I will definitely need the Arnica gel to relieve my sore muscles after all the spring cleaning!

  117. saraontario says:

    The multi-vitamins will contribute greatly to the Enegry I foresee I’ll need…

  118. Jennifer Ouellette says:

    Wonderful products especially the viramin gummies

  119. Victoria Ess says:

    I need the Nair most!

  120. Tracy D says:

    I’m a subscriber! I’d like the women’s multivitamin gummies, gummy vitamins are so easy to take!

  121. Lisa S says:

    I love gummy vitamins! and the ginger gravol is great for tummies without the sleepiness and side effects of regular gravol.

  122. Allison Matz says:

    I would love the Down for a Dip one piece bathing suit.

  123. julia g says:

    I really need the vitamins the most.

  124. Nancy says:

    I really need the Oxiclean

  125. Mayda says:

    I could really use the Gravol

  126. Laurie W. says:

    I most need the Oxy Clean Crystal Burst to get those outdoor stains out of our clothes.

  127. KellyPC says:

    The Traveling Translator Bag from ModCloth is adorable!

  128. Julia M. says:

    Gummy Vitamins please!

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