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The Mother Lode


The Mother Lode

Mother’s Day is just one week and a bit away – have you figured out what little token of affection to gift your mom? If not, you’re in luck – I’ve rounded up some superb gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2016!

Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace

Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace – $110 at Banana Republic
I’m all for quirky jewelry, and this vintage-inspired piece definitely caught my eye as a nouveau classic piece for mom. Designed to look like a collection of retro brooches, this gold (imitation) gold and silver necklace is a cool statement piece that feels just the right amount of hip for mom. Note – when I wrote this post, this piece was on sale. Zip on over to BR to see if it still is!

Bodycology

Bodycology Products – $6.97 each @ Walmart
Mom can always use a little R&R in the form of a nice hot shower, and this trio of sweet-smelling products is just the way to help her unwind. Start by lathering up with a body wash loaded with moisturizing ingredients like honey and aloe vera, then smooth out your skin with luxe jojoba and cocoa butters. Bodycology comes in a range of gorgeous scents, so if you particularly love it – like the Petal Away blend pictured above, which pairs mixed berries and fresh floral petals – you can keep the aroma close all day with a spritz or two of their fragrance mist. Gorgeous!

Shop for Gen1

Colourful Journals  $12.99 each and Set of 2 Kitchen Towels – $7.99 @ WINNERS and HomeSense
I mean, let’s get the obvious out of the way – these whimsical, colourful pieces are an affordable, cheery way to bring a little light into mom’s life this Mother’s Day. But it’s why you’re buying them that really counts. These amazing gifts are part of a new Shop for GEN1 initiative between WINNERS, HomeSense and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Proceeds go toward emergency shelters and programs to help women rebuild their lives after abusive situations, while also teaching the next generation the importance of a self, equal world for women. A gift with heart – what’s not to love?

Wishing Ball

Wishing Ball – $42 @ Uncommon Goods
Moms are generally amongst the most thoughtful people in the world – after all, they’ve learned to put someone else’s needs before their own. This year, encourage mom to take a moment each week for herself with this unique art piece. It comes with 52 slips of paper that she can write down a message of gratitude or perhaps a wish or hope she’s holding close. Insert them into the hand-blown glass ball, and you’ve got a living work of art that’s also a friendly reminder for all that’s near and dear to her heart.

La Vie En Rose Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Set – $49.50 @ La Vie En Rose
Give mom the gift of shut eye with this blissful trio of sleepwear items. Made from comfy cotton, this cute collection includes an inspirational tank, chilled out capri PJ pants, and an eye mask to get some extra shut eye while you make breakfast in bed. This is actually one of three styles that are perfectly suited for Mother’s Day – snap up another set for your wife or mother-in-law too!

Letters To My Mom
Letters to My Mom – $16.20 @ Amazon.ca
Now this is a gift idea I can totally vouch for – because I’ve given a variation of it to a family member! The idea is simple. The book is designed to look like a collection of vintage air mail-style letters. 10 of the letters include prompts, while 2 are blank. Your job? Fill out each letter, seal it up, write an address when mom can open it, and presto, she’ll have a little gift to enjoy all year long as she unravels your memories, gratitude and more.

Joe Fresh Blouse

Blouse – $29 @ Joe Fresh
There are plenty of fresh, springy styles at Joe Fresh that mom would love to have in her wardrobe, many of which feature an on point seasonal print like florals or birds. This pretty magnolia-esque printed top is perfect whether mom’s rocking it for a day at the office or brunch with the family. Honestly though, there are tons of tops, dresses, accessories and more to choose from!

Geratherm Non-Contact Thermometer

Geratherm Non Contact Thermometer – $74.99
ay. Becoming a mom is one of the scariest yet most rewarding and interesting parts of life – so this Mother’s Day, why not give the new mom in your life some peace of mind? This amazing device makes it a cinch for mom to care for a sick little one. It quickly and accurately captures baby’s temperature without having to initiate skin contact – in other words, no shrieking! Not only can you use it on your baby, it can also be used to measure the temperature on objects and liquids, making it a must-have for heating up formula to the optimal temperature. Psst – Geratherm also carries products for those trying to become a mom too!

Mother's Day Prize Package

I am very excited to announce I have a little prize package for one lucky mom, daughter, or other loved one that’s looking forward to Mother’s Day! If you win, you’ll receive a copy of Letters to Mom, a Bodycology trio of products, and a Geratherm Non Contact Thermometer. Want to win? Here’s how to enter!

1) First & foremost: 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 May 7, 2016 telling me what your favourite gift idea is in this post.

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 May 8, 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  Raincoast Books on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site onto your own Instagram. Be sure to tag them in your photo! Leave a link back to your image in a separate comment below.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Like Geratherm on Facebook and leave a post on their wall about why you need their no contact thermometer in your life. You have no obligation to mention the CGG.

6) Bonus Entry #3: Follow Bodycology on Twitter and send out a Tweet about this giveaway that links back to this post and tags them + me (@cdngiftguide).

 

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150 Responses to “The Mother Lode”
  1. Charlotte/chalbe says:

    I love the blouse from Joe Fresh

  2. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. dorcontest at gmail dot com
    I really love and need the Geratherm Non Contact Thermometer

  3. Sherry K says:

    I love the Journals and the towels with the elephants.

  4. Leah says:

    I love the Mother’s Day set from La Vie En Rose. I would love to wear those pyjamas!

  5. The quirky necklace is so me

  6. CLC says:

    I love the faux brooch necklace and the airmail letters.

  7. DebP says:

    I likwe the Joe Fresh blouse.

  8. katydidit21 says:

    I love the brooch necklace and the wishing ball.

  9. Kathleen L says:

    My favourite gift is the wishing ball

  10. Susan says:

    My favourite gift idea is Letter to my Mom.

  11. S. Hirano says:

    I think my mom would like the tea towels from Winners and Homesense because her tea towels are in need of replacing, and the ones pictures above are so cute!

  12. Aimee says:

    I really liked the mom pjs very cute. I am a subscriber

  13. aketch says:

    The necklace is beautiful and just perfect for spring.

  14. Toks W says:

    My mom would love the bodycology products so I’d have to pick that

  15. yvonne says:

    My favorite gift idea is the Letters to My Mom recommendation! Even though my Momma texts and e-mails I think she would really love getting hand written letters to read/review/refer to over the year! Great idea!

  16. Cathy Plesz says:

    I love the idea of the Wishing Ball. I know my Mum would love it as well!

  17. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the necklace

  18. Kay Burke says:

    Followed all instructions. I love bling & the necklace could be my favourite & also Joe Fresh styles – nice.

  19. Sarah H says:

    Love the La Vie en Rose capri pj set!

  20. Audrey Skinner says:

    My favorite item is the non touch thermometer

  21. Kim K says:

    My favourite item is Letters to Mom

  22. Lindsey says:

    I think my mom would like the Letters to Mom book.

  23. Erin W says:

    I love the Letter to my Mom. Such a sweet idea!

  24. kittypride says:

    The Joe Fresh blouse is beautiful, the non touch thermometer is a great idea!

  25. Gigi says:

    I love the Letters to Mom because it is something that would be treasured always!

  26. israel y says:

    I like the Joe Fresh blouse.

  27. Joan G. says:

    I think the Geratherm Non Contact Thermometer is a fabulous idea.

  28. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    I like the jammies!!

  29. Josie says:

    I love everything! Love the bodycology set!

  30. tammy ta says:

    My favourite is the Bodycology products-I would love to win and try them!

  31. cookie3 says:

    Love all the ideas but especially the Geratherm non contact thermometer.What a fabulous idea.

  32. Elaine R says:

    I am a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber and I love the look of the La Vie En Rose Mother’s Day set- so cosy and cheerful!

  33. Laura d says:

    I like the Letters to my mom set.

  34. Rosanne Robinson says:

    The Bodycology Products are my favourite.

  35. Maria Goulart says:

    I love the necklace from Banana Republic!

  36. mcmc says:

    My favorite item is the non touch thermometer.

  37. Dwayne Taylor says:

    I just love the brooch necklace, I think my Mom would love it so much 🙂

  38. louise says:

    Im already a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. I Love the bodycology set

  39. I really like the sleepwear, I would love to have this set.

  40. Lisa Dervin says:

    I love the wishing ball. Neat idea!

  41. mousecat says:

    I LOVE the Faded Grandeur Broach necklace

  42. gloria konelsky says:

    I like the La Vie en Rose sleep set.

  43. BlessedTA says:

    Mother’s Day Set – $49.50 @ La Vie En Rose

  44. Vivian Dionne says:

    Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace is my favourite gift idea.

  45. christine conway says:

    The Faded Grandeur Necklace is gorgeous and I would love to win it!
    Happy Mothers Day to every Mom!

  46. christina barany says:

    I love the idea of the Wish Ball!

  47. Shelley N says:

    My favourite gift idea in your post is the Bodycology products as I love to get things to pamper myself with.

  48. intensev5 says:

    I would love the Mother’s Day Set

  49. AliKira says:

    The blouse looks the best like a gift my mom would appreciate.

  50. KellyPC says:

    I love the Wishing Ball from Uncommon Goods & the Letters to My Mom set!

  51. George Meek says:

    I believe my wife would love the Joe Fresh blouse

  52. Burcu says:

    I love Mother’s Day Set at La Vie En Rose

  53. janine willingham says:

    the necklace and jammies I would love for my daughter in law soon to be mom

  54. Ellie B says:

    The gorgeous necklace from Banana Republic

  55. Anne Derkat says:

    Hands down – the necklace for me!

  56. cheryl mclellan says:

    I love the brooch necklace!

  57. dabrowne says:

    Love the Faded grandeur Brooch necklace.

  58. Dreena says:

    My favourite item is this: Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace – so nice!
    Cheers.

  59. erin mcsweeney says:

    i love the Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace – $110 at Banana Republic, so beautiful

  60. Tom D. says:

    The magnolia-esque blouse from Joe Fresh is to die for.

  61. FrugalFowers says:

    I LOVE the wishing ball, such a cute idea

  62. Sean M says:

    The wishing ball is cool

  63. Nicole B says:

    I love the Grandeur Brooch necklace. Love jewelry that makes a statement!

  64. Jason Quarrie says:

    As practical as it is, my mom would most want the non-contact thermometer.

  65. kim says:

    I love the Letters to my Mom.

  66. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite gift idea is: Colourful Journals $12.99 each and Set of 2 Kitchen Towels – $7.99 @ WINNERS and HomeSense

  67. the necklace is lovely

  68. darlene boyle says:

    brooch necklace love it

  69. Jessica L says:

    I love the “letters to my mom” gift idea

  70. Silvia D says:

    i follow and love the Wishing Ball

  71. Cairine says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace.

  72. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite is the Mother’s Day Set from La Vie En Rose

  73. ksceviour says:

    I love the Wishing Ball,,what a great idea!!

  74. My favorite gift idea is the Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace

  75. SarahJ says:

    I regrammed Raincoast Books on Instagram. My link https://www.instagram.com/p/BEy8-_nOh2v/?taken-by=sarahjferg&hl=en

  76. Renee says:

    I love the wishing ball!

  77. 409cope says:

    I like the Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace the most.

  78. The Non Contact thermometer is very cool!

  79. Jessica eapen says:

    I love the joe fresh blouse! so pretty in pink!

  80. Mary Warner says:

    I love the Faded Grandeur necklace.

  81. sonya says:

    Blouse – $29 @ Joe Fresh
    There are plenty of fresh, springy styles at Joe Fresh that mom would love to have in her wardrobe, many of which feature an on point seasonal print like florals or birds. This pretty magnolia-esque printed top is perfect whether mom’s rocking it for a day at the office or brunch with the family. Honestly though, there are tons of tops, dresses, accessories and more to choose from!

  82. Lori says:

    The necklace is gorgeous – it is quite unique!

  83. aarone mawdsley says:

    i would like Mother’s Day Set – $49.50 @ La Vie En Rose

  84. carol says:

    I love the joe fresh blouse!

  85. Edmond says:

    I luv Joe fresh blouse. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  86. Julia Herperger says:

    I’m already a subscriber. My favourite gift is “Letters to my Mom”. Thank you for the chance!

  87. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite gift idea is in this post is the Wishing Ball – $42 @ Uncommon Goods

  88. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #1: Followed Raincoast Books on Instagram and Regrammed/shared https://www.instagram.com/p/BE0Jk0dB0_Y/

  89. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #3: Follow @mybodycology on Twitter and sent out a Tweet about this giveaway https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/726297948620001280?lang=en

  90. Colleen K says:

    … I Love everything especially the Beautiful Necklace…My mother would have a big surprise if I showed up with these gifts….Thank you…!!!

  91. Angela Massis says:

    I am a subscriber and I love the Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace from Banana Republic. Such a beautiful statement necklace!

  92. janicour says:

    I love Wishing Ball – $42 @ Uncommon Goods

  93. dawn gordon says:

    The bodycology would be my favorite but all of it is too beautiful to just choose one

  94. dawn walsh says:

    i love the no contact therometer

  95. Susan J. says:

    Mother’s Day set from La Vie en Rose

  96. Linda says:

    My favourite gift idea on this post is the Geratherm Non Contact Thermometer, which would be really helpful to me as a mom.

  97. Christine Lewis says:

    I love the wishing ball….great idea.. year round present.

  98. alexa says:

    love the lotions

  99. ray laprade says:

    anything i could win would make somebody happy
    had to pick la vie en rose

  100. I subscribe!
    Also, I love the mothers day set

  101. Jody Butcher says:

    The thermometer would be great. Taking the temp of a squirming child is the worst. This would help!

  102. Dee B says:

    Anything with elephants seem to be so popular right now.

  103. The wishing ball seems pretty cool

  104. beewbedard says:

    love the Mother’s Day Set
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  105. joyce s. says:

    Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace – $110 at Banana Republic

  106. Leah E says:

    I love the wishing ball!

  107. Robyn says:

    Letters in the mail- such a cute idea!

  108. Juliette Fong says:

    It was a pleasant surprise that the lovely floral blouse is by Joe Fresh and so affordable, it will be part of my Mother’s Day gift to mom.

  109. Glogirl says:

    I like the Mother’s Day Set from La Vie En Rose gift idea.

  110. deena becker says:

    I LOVE the necklace!

  111. carrie l says:

    letters to my mom!! Yippee!! what a great idea!

  112. laura feist says:

    I like the mothers day set fromlavieen rose gift idea

  113. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love the Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace — so unique!

  114. Diane52 says:

    My favourite is the Geratherm Non Contact Thermometer.

  115. Diane52 says:

  116. Shawna Chapman says:

    I Love It ALL!

  117. I love the brooch necklace.

  118. Luminous Angel says:

    I really love the Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace by Banana Republic!

  119. Julie F says:

    My favourite product is the Geratherm Non Contact Thermometer

  120. Garnet Leib says:

    The Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace for my wife!

  121. Allison Matz says:

    I love the Faded Grandeur Brooch Necklace.

  122. Victoria Ess says:

    The Wishing Ball is really fun and unique! My favourite!

  123. trishkaqueen says:

    I love the Wishing Ball

  124. Donnas says:

    I love the Bodycology Petal Away. The name, the packaging is so sweet.

  125. Liberty says:

    I like the towels and Pj’s

  126. edmontonjb says:

    The colourful journals are my favorite

    ~Jonnie

  127. Nancy says:

    I like the Bodycology collection

  128. Laurie W. says:

    My favourite gift idea is the lovely blouse from Joe Fresh.

  129. Janet M says:

    I like the Brooch Necklace- very unique.

  130. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My favorite of the bunch is the Mother’s Day Set from La Vie En Rose.

  131. Linda says:

    My favourite gift idea from this post is the Mother’s Day Set from La Vie En Rose.

  132. wai man says:

    i like Mother’s Day Set from La Vie En Rose. entry pls

  133. KELLY E says:

    The Joe Fresh blouse would be my favourite

  134. Suzi says:

    I’m a subscriber and my favourite is the Letters to Mom!

  135. Cat C says:

    Love the Letters to my Mom, too sweet!

  136. Lorna Braun says:

    the non contact thermometer

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