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She Gave You Life Savers


Mother’s Day is just a few short days away people! If you haven’t picked up your gift yet, I encourage you to check out my gift guides to date – including a grooming gift guide, fresh, general Mother’s Day picks, and some awesome ideas from Indigo and Quo. If you’re looking for a few other life savers, all of today’s last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas are readily available at tons of stores across Canada – so step to it!

Genuine Health Fermented Greek Yogurt

Fermented Greek Yogurt Proteins+ – $36 for a tub, $2.99 per bar 
Shopping for a healthy mom? Save her a trip to the grocery store and stock up her protein supplements with this new product from Genuine Health. Boasting a whopping 25 grams of protein per serving, this awesome nutrition supplement is fermented for maximum absorption and made from ethically sourced dairy that’s free from hormones, antibiotics and GMO’s. It’s actually the first and only complete fermented protein powder made from Greek yogurt, and it’s got plenty of health benefits like extra amino acids and way higher calcium content than whey protein. Pick up a tub – or some bars – and treat mom to a creamy, healthy protein powder she’ll love to mix into her daily smoothie!

Netatmo

Netatmo Weather Station – $179 @ Best Buy, Home Depot and Online
If mom loves having info at her fingertips, the Netatmo Weather Station is a must buy for indoor and outdoor monitoring. Outdoors, it can help her keep tabs on everything from how the weather will impact her garden to whether the kids need a jacket before heading off to school. Indoors you can check out things like air quality and noise pollution – ideal for new concerned parents. All information is wirelessly transmitted to a handy app that makes it easy to see what’s going on in your world.

Daily Motherhood

Daily Motherhood – $28.95
Some moms just need a little reminder of how important they really are. If you’re shy about putting it into words, let this sweet book do the work for you. Featuring 365 quotes about the love – through thick and thin – only a mother truly knows, each page of this lovely book is sure to inspire mom. I particularly love this gift idea if say, you’re no longer living at home or in the same region as mom – it’s a sweet way to remind her that you’re always in her heart and vice versa.

Sleeptease Mom's Day Off Sleep Masks

Set of Two Mom’s Day Off Sleep Masks – $39 @ Hudson’s Bay
Mom would love nothing more than to sleep in – so treat her right by blocking out the light with one of these adorable sleep masks featuring cute designs like spa-inspired cucumbers and a ‘Mom’s Day Off’ message. Cuddly soft and made from cotton, this is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day when paired with a little something extra – like perhaps, breakfast in bed? Or top it off with a matching set of PJs.

Starbucks Mother's Day Gift Card

Starbucks Gift Cards – From $5
You know what mom would probably really love? Some time with you. Seriously. When we’re grown up and out of their hair, moms have a tendency to miss us. Schedule a coffee date with mom – on you! – with a Starbucks gift card. This year, they’ve got a few cool things going on. Select Starbucks locations are offering up a gorgeously designed greeting card to go with your $25 or more gift card purchase, making it an all-in-one gift you can pick up on the go. If you’re in Toronto, you can even add a little something extra to the mix, with select locations offering an Evenings menu, featuring fine (primarily local!) wines, beers and ciders. Not in the same city as mom? You can also pick up a digital gift card and set up a coffee date in the future!

lululemon Precision Jacket

lululemon Precision Jacket – $118
Calling all yoga goddesses! This sleek, stretchy zip-up is a perfect addition to your workout ensemble when heading to and from the studio, or when going for a brisk walk around town. Available in five gorgeous hues – including a rich jungle green and a pretty deep plum – this cozy jacket has all the features you’ve come to know and love from lululemon, like thumb holes and sweat-wicking Luon fabric.

L'Occitane Hand Cream Trio

Hand Cream Trio – $32 @ L’Occitane
There’s no doubt that mom’s a hard worker – so give her hands a break with this cute collection of hand creams in three of L’Occitane’s beloved varieties. From floral cherry blossom to soothing almond milk, this lovely trio is a perfect gift any time of year – and also comes in another variety from the brand’s Collection de Grasse (one for mom, one for your mom-in-law!)

Perforated Clutch Michael Kors

Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Extra-Large Perforated Clutch – $158
I love the idea behind this clutch. It looks like eyelet lace – which is oh so timelessly chic – but the cutouts also serve a style function too, giving you a glimpse to a metallic colour below, ranging from sprightly silver to gorgeous gold. Available in three colour combinations, this large clutch is great for when mom’s running errands around town or as a stylish finishing touch for whatever weddings she’s headed to this summer.

Last Minute GIft Guide Mother's Day Giveaway

I’m super excited to announce I’ve got another treat in store for all the mamas – and their kids / spouses / friends – that read the Canadian Gift Guide! I’ve got a swell prize package consisting of:

  • $50 Starbucks Gift Card
  • Daily Motherhood Book
  • Fermented Greek Yogurt Proteins+ Tub and 2 Protein Bars
  • L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio

Want to win it all? 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 17, 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 18, 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 L’Occitane Canada on Facebook and leave a wall post about your favourite Mother’s Day gift idea from the brand. Link back to your post in a separate comment below.

6) Bonus Entry #3: Follow Starbucks Canada on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway tagging them + me (@cdngiftguide), linking back to this post. Share your Tweet link in a separate comment below.

7) Bonus Entry #4: Follow Genuine Health on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway,tagging them + me (@cdngiftguide), linking back to this post. Share your Tweet link in a separate comment below.

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225 Responses to “She Gave You Life Savers”
  1. Thank you for another fantastic giveaway! My favourite gift idea in this post is the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio.

  2. aketch says:

    The gifts are all fabulous, but I am a fan of the Lululemon jackets. Love the green one!

  3. Michael Kors clutch, can’t resist a new purse

  4. katydidit21 says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Lululemon Precision jacket.

  5. Sherry Kinnear says:

    I just love the L’Occitane hand creams, I give them as gifts often. So that is my favourite.

  6. Sherry Kinnear says:

  7. sojeles says:

    That weather station is pretty neat…but I really love that Lululemon jacket. The green one is perfect. And I’m a subscriber too.

  8. Kathleen L says:

    I really like the Michael Kors travel clutch

  9. Janice Lewis says:

    Some of the other gifts look really awesome, but my Mom would love the starbucks gift card the most.

  10. yvonne says:

    I really like the lululemon Precision Jacket in jungle green!

  11. Aimee says:

    I would like the Starbucks card most. The weather station would be my second pick. I am a subscriber.

  12. Joan G. says:

    my favourite is the whit Lululemon Precision Jacket.

  13. yvonne says:

  14. DebP says:

    I like L’Occitane products, so, for me, that would be the best gift.

  15. Taps says:

    I love Michael kors clutch. As a mother of 2 kids, I am always on the look out for multi functional bags.

  16. Jason Quarrie says:

    Definitely the L’Occitane hand cream trio!

  17. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the hand cream trio

  18. Rhonda B. says:

    I like the L’Occitane hand cream.

  19. Julia Herperger says:

    I’m already a subscriber. My favourite is the Hand Cream Trio. Looks wonderful, and I know my Mum likes that brand.

  20. Sarah H says:

    I like the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio

  21. Lindsey says:

    Starbucks gift card so she can treat herself!

  22. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Lululemon jacket and the weather station.

  23. Florence Cochrane says:

    I love the weather station.

  24. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    the Micheal Kors clutch!!! 😀

  25. debbie f says:

    My favourite gift would be the Fermented Greek Yogurt Proteins+ Tub and 2 Protein Bars. Would be great for meal replacements.

  26. Charlotte/chalbe says:

    Hand Cream Trio – $32 @ L’Occitane gets my vote

  27. Leah says:

    I love the lululemon Precision Jacket…and my mom would too!

  28. Victoria Ess says:

    I like the Fermented Greek Yogurt Proteins+!

  29. janinevan09 says:

    I love the lulu lemon jackets! Great post by the way. It’s my second Mother’s Day and I would love any of these ideas! Haha hint hint husband… 😉

  30. mcmc says:

    I like L’Occitane products.

  31. tammy ta says:

    The Starbucks gift card is for sure my fave.-but love the scented hand cream too!

  32. Holly says:

    I love L’Occitane products so the Hand Cream Trio would be great!

  33. lindsay d. says:

    my mom would really love the protein supplement–she likes to have some protein before her “zumba for seniors” classes in the mornings! 😉

  34. cookie3 says:

    I think the Starbucks gift card plus setting up some coffee dates with mom is the perfect way to go.

  35. Tom says:

    The protein supplement does it for my wife. Thank you.

  36. dabrowne says:

    Give me Starbucks gift cards for any occasion!

  37. Karen says:

    Love the hand cream trio.

  38. anxiouscanadianmom says:

    i think the Lululemon jacket would be my favourite. Great ideas!

  39. anxiouscanadianmom says:

    I followed Starbucks Canada on Twitter and tweeted here: https://twitter.com/AnxiousMom14/status/728281917661974528

  40. Susanne C says:

    The Michael Kors clutch

  41. Josie says:

    Love the Michael Kors set! LOVE!

  42. Josie says:

    Like L’Occitane on fb and commented

  43. Josie says:

    I follow starbucks on twitter

  44. Josie says:

    i follow Genuine Health on twitter

  45. Susan says:

    The Fermented Greek Yogurt Proteins would be the healthiest thing for my mom, but she would probably like the Starbucks gift card and the gift of time.

  46. Giselle says:

    My hands are always dry so I’d love the hand cream from L’Occitane!

  47. Cairine says:

    My favourite gift idea is the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio.

  48. Kim K says:

    I like the Netatmo Weather Station

  49. AmyM says:

    I love the idea of giving the lululemon Precision Jacket. From a workout to the grocery store to having some fun at the park, this jacket could go anywhere!

  50. Gizele says:

    The $50 Starbucks Gift Card is my favourite.

  51. intensev5 says:

    I love the lululemon Precision Jackets

  52. M. Archambeau says:

    I think the lulu lemon jacket is a great idea.

  53. Vivian D says:

    The lululemon Precision Jacket is a great gift idea.

  54. doreen lamoureux says:

    You know. I love them all but if I have to chose…. the PROTIEN 🙂 :)0
    I subscribe by email. Thanks so much for the review and the giveaway. Yahoo to you .
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  55. Chantelle says:

    Hand Cream Trio – $32 @ L’Occitane

  56. edmontonjb says:

    I think the weather station is my favorite but there are lots of winners in this post!

    ~Jonnie

  57. Gemma says:

    Hard to pick just one! My favourite gift is the weather station. I am a subscriber 🙂

  58. ksceviour says:

    I love the Michael Kors Jet set clutch,such a nice gift for any mother!! 🙂

  59. Lisa Morrison says:

    I love the Lululemon jacket.

  60. AliKira says:

    The lululemon Precision Jackets are my favourite but the Starbucks gift card is pretty awesome too!

  61. Solomon says:

    Netatmo Weather Station sound interesting!

  62. linda says:

    I think the Lululemon jacket would be great / followed by Starbucks g/c

  63. Angela Mitchell says:

    My favourite pick is the Hand Cream Trio by L’Occitane.

  64. Elaine R says:

    I am already a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. The item I like best is the Netatmo Weather Station-this is so cool! Would also make a great Father’s Day gift.

  65. aclily19 says:

    I love the lululemon Precision Jacket. I always check out their stuff, but have never bought anything because it is a bit pricey.

  66. Sean M says:

    The Lululemon jacket is nice

  67. Deanna Barkley says:

    All of the gift ideas are great, but my favourite is the Lululemon jacket.

  68. CL Chin says:

    i like the Lululemon jacket!

  69. CL Chin says:

    @starbuckscanada tweet

  70. CL Chin says:

  71. S. Hirano says:

    I like them all! They are all great gift ideas. My favourite is the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio.

  72. louise says:

    I’m already a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. I really like the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio

  73. Jessica says:

    Lulu lemon precision jacket

  74. SandyS says:

    Just spent the day at the hospital having a procedure. I would love, love, love love to have the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio. Their scent would put a smile on my face. Little things make the difference!

  75. christine conway says:

    I can’t pick! I would love to have any of them… or ALL!
    I’ll share.

  76. Maria Goulart says:

    Love them all!

  77. CLC says:

    I’d take them all but i like the sleep masks and the L’Occitane hand creams.

  78. cheryl mclellan says:

    I like the Michael Kors travel clutch.

  79. Donna L. says:

    I like the L’Occitane hand cream trio.

  80. Donna L. says:

    Bonus entry #2: I Like L’Occitane on Facebook and commented on their wall as Donna Lyn

  81. Donna L. says:

    Bonus entry #3: I follow Starbucks on twitter as @jamgrl88 and tweeted: https://twitter.com/jamgrl88/status/728845112252321792

  82. Donna L. says:

    I follow Genuine Health on twitter and tweeted as @jamgrl88 https://twitter.com/jamgrl88/status/728846466781839360

  83. Donna L. says:

    Bonus entry #1: I follow Raincoast Books on Instagram and regrammed: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFGPvw0NtnY/

  84. Alex says:

    Looks fantastic 😊

  85. Shelley N says:

    I totally love purses so the Michael Kors clutch is my favourite one in this post.

  86. Rita E says:

    Great contest!

  87. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I love all of the choices, but definitely could use the $50 Starbucks Gift Card!

  88. I like the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio, great product!

  89. Kim M says:

    I like the $50.00 Starbuck’s gift card.

  90. Ally G. says:

    My favorite gift idea from your post is the Hand Cream Trio – $32 @ L’Occitane. My mom always uses and needs hand cream due to her sensitive and dry skin, so this would be top of my list.

  91. SarahJ says:

    The Starbucks gift card is a no fail gift idea. Everybody loves coffee and gift cards.

  92. darlene boyle says:

    lululemon jacket

  93. Patricia Rosart says:

    My favourite gift idea is the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio

  94. janine willingham says:

    hand cream would be my personal pick..

  95. BobbiJo pentney says:

    My favourite gift would be time with the kids having fun.

  96. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    my favourite gift idea is the weather station!

  97. Dionisia D. says:

    Can’t miss with any of these great gifts!

  98. I’m most excited about the lululemon Precision Jacket

  99. Bonnie R says:

    lululemon Precision Jacket 🙂

  100. aarone mawdsley says:

    i like l’occitane

  101. Karen H says:

    I love the Michael Kors XL travel clutch perfect thanks Canadian Gift Guide

  102. alexa says:

    love the lululemon jacket

  103. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d definitely go for the Lulumon jacket.

  104. Edith Rennes says:

    Wow…the netatmo weather station looks like my kind of thing….hoping and wishing

  105. Bonnie says:

    I’d love to win a prize Bonnie

  106. Luminous Angel says:

    Love the lululemon Precision Jacket! Gorgeous colours!

  107. Ellie B says:

    The Michael Kors clutch!!!

  108. dawn gordon says:

    I love the netamo weather station …but so hard to choose from all of them..all so nice…

  109. dawn gordon says:

  110. dawn gordon says:

  111. ginette4 says:

    I’m a subscriber
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

    • ginette4 says:

      Forgot to say what my favourite gift idea is, my favourite gift idea is the Netatmo Weather Station

  112. Jennifer Stuart says:

    either the L’Occitaine hand cream (the best ever!) or a Starbucks card–of course!

  113. Stephanie C says:

    I love the lulu lemon precision jacket… so cute

  114. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite gift idea is in this post is the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio

  115. Alison K says:

    Bonus Instagram Entry #1: Following Raincoast Books on Instagram and either Regram/shared https://www.instagram.com/p/BFIPypUB0yw/

  116. laura says:

    I like the Lululemon jacket.

  117. Alison K says:

    Bonus @StarbucksCanada Twitter Entry #3: Followed Starbucks Canada on Twitter and Tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/729131534079365125

  118. Alison K says:

    Bonus @GenuineHealth Entry #4: Followed Genuine Health on Twitter and Tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/729138216671039488

  119. Burcu says:

    I love the Set of Two Mom’s Day Off Sleep Masks

  120. Lucretia Flemming says:

    Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Extra-Large Perforated Clutch – $158

  121. karen petrychko says:

    The Netatmo Weather Station looks really unique

  122. jasmyth says:

    I love the Michael Kors perforated clutch. It’s so pretty and I love Michael Kors so that’s the gift for me!

  123. janicour says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Lululemon Precision jacket. Although the Michael Kors comes very close.

  124. kevin snyder says:

    the starbucks card would put a smile on her face

  125. Cathy Plesz says:

    My mum would love to win any one of these great gifts…..

  126. Renee Lacasse says:

    Michael Kors clutch, can’t resist a new purse

  127. Erin Lewis says:

    Definitely the Michael Kors jet set travel extra-large perforated clutch! 🙂

  128. Tara Lynch says:

    My mom would be grateful for any of these gifts but that Michael Kors clutch is pretty fab

  129. eric says:

    my favourite gift idea is

    Fermented Greek Yogurt Proteins+

  130. I love the Michael Kors Clutch! Thanks 😀

  131. Katie says:

    The Lululemon jacket is my favourite idea!

  132. Daneya says:

    My favourite gift idea in this post is the L’Occitane trio hand cream and the Daily Motherhood book!

  133. Cheryl Germain says:

    I love the lululemon precision jacket in the plum colour.

  134. BlessedTA says:

    lululemon Precision Jacket

  135. Can’t go wrong with L’occitane!

  136. KellyPC says:

    I really love the L’Occitane hand cream trio!

  137. Jennifer Johnson says:

    love love LOVE the daily motherhood book of inspirational quotes!!

  138. Linda Richter says:

    I like the Michael Kors clutches, perfect for special occasions!

  139. Erin McSweeney says:

    such great ideas i would love the Hand Cream Trio – $32 @ L’Occitane

  140. Edmond Leung says:

    Good Golly Miss Molly. my fave: Michael Kors clutches. Divine. Perfect for my aunt’s big BDay gift.Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  141. Lois Stock says:

    My Favorite is the Netatmo Weather Station

  142. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite is the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio.

  143. cosmicread says:

    My favourite gift idea is in this post is the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio.

  144. Elena Stocco says:

    I like the weather station best. I’m a bit obsessed with checking weather to see what we can do that day.

  145. Linda Svarovsky says:

    I lke the michael kors clutch

  146. kim says:

    I like the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio.

  147. Erin W says:

    I love the Neatmo! I think it’s such a great idea!

  148. Christine Holliday says:

    There are a lot of nice things here, but as a gift I’d go for the L’Occtaine

  149. ginette4 says:

    Bonus entry
    For the outdoorsy gift idea, I love the idea, I have a few family members that would love it on their walls

  150. I’m a subscriber. My favourite gift item is the lululemon Precision Jacket.

  151. sonya says:

    BEST GIFT…

    Starbucks Gift Cards – From $5
    You know what mom would probably really love? Some time with you. Seriously. When we’re grown up and out of their hair, moms have a tendency to miss us. Schedule a coffee date with mom – on you! – with a Starbucks gift card. This year, they’ve got a few cool things going on. Select Starbucks locations are offering up a gorgeously designed greeting card to go with your $25 or more gift card purchase, making it an all-in-one gift you can pick up on the go. If you’re in Toronto, you can even add a little something extra to the mix, with select locations offering an Evenings menu, featuring fine (primarily local!) wines, beers and ciders. Not in the same city as mom? You can also pick up a digital gift card and set up a coffee date in the future!

  152. Mary Warner says:

    The Hand Cream Trio, wash or garden or dishes, this is what you need.

  153. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Great gift ideas………………..really like the lululemon Precision Jacket in jungle green

  154. LILLIAN BROWN says:

  155. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite gift item is the Netatmo Weather Station.

  156. beewbedard says:

    I like the ululemon Precision Jacket
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  157. beewbedard says:

  158. dawn walsh says:

    my favorite is Netatmo Weather Station – $179 @ Best Buy, Home Depot and Online

  159. beewbedard says:

  160. Nicole says:

    Love the L’Occitane hand cream trio.

  161. Nicole B says:

    I love the lululemon precision jacket!

  162. Vanessa L says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Fermented Greek Yogurt Proteins+. My mom is all about staying healthy!

  163. anxiouscanadianmom says:

    My favourite would be the Starbucks Gift card. 🙂 Always a nice treat!

  164. Marcella DeAngelis says:

    definitely the lululemon jacket – awesome

  165. Gina Fleury says:

    I think the Starbucks Gift card would be the most appreciated.

  166. Sunshine G says:

    Starbucks gift card – one can never have enough lattes!

  167. mousecat says:

    The best idea from this list is the Starbucks card! You cannot go wrong with a good latte!

  168. Sherri F says:

    Love the Netatmo Weather Station !

  169. Kim Hamilton says:

    I love the sleep masks from Hudson’s Bay. Perfect for anyone really, but I know my mum would love it!

  170. pat says:

    I like the LuLu Lemon precision jacket

  171. Lynn M says:

    My favorite gift in the blog is the L’Occitane hand cream set.

  172. stacey h says:

    i would love to try the fermented proteins plus. i have read all the benefits of fermented products

  173. Tammie L says:

    I have always wanted a sleep mask so that is my favorite gift to give… and receive. Good luck all 🙂

  174. Lisa S says:

    I love Genuine Health products (especially the greens and proteins +) and I equally love greek yogurt so I think the combination of the two would be epic!

  175. i like the lululemon jacket

  176. Cindy Martin says:

    Love the Lululemon jackets.

  177. Maryanne says:

    I like the daily Motherhood book.

  178. I like the Greek Yogurt products.

  179. Betty Spry says:

    I think the Starbucks GC is the greatest idea, I know she does not like to spend the money on specialty coffee, but this way she isn’t

  180. Laurie W. says:

    I would love the L’Occitane hand creams set.

  181. Allison Matz says:

    I would love the lululemon Precision Jacket.

  182. julia g says:

    My favourite is the L’Occitane hand cream set, because i know my mother would love it.

  183. Janet P. says:

    My favourite idea in this post is the lululemon Precision jacket-so handy to wear everywhere!

  184. Janet P. says:

    I Like L’Occitane Canada on Facebook and left a post as well https://www.facebook.com/loccitane.canada/posts/1188490627835806

  185. wai man says:

    L’Occitane hand creams set sounds good. entry pls.

  186. diane says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Lululemon Precision Jacket.

  187. I subscribe and my mom would like the Hand Cream Trio best. She always has hand cream in her bags when she goes out.

  188. Tweet to Starbucks

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