Category Archives: Gift Guide

Last Minute Gift Idea: Pre-Loved Books

IMG_5647.JPGThere is something wonderfully personal about giving someone a book you’ve handpicked for them. So, this Christmas, with the help of Value Village, I selected some pre-loved books to give as gifts to my loved ones. Here are a few I chose which may help inspire you in your search…

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6 Fun Etsy Finds

Etsy is one of my favourite places to browse while on the Internets. I love looking at what people have made and designed and always manage to find unique things that I think are both useful and beautiful and/or would make great gifts. Here are a few of my favourite recent finds:



1. I feel like my bed would feel even more inviting with this vintage Hmong pillow.


2. This banana palm bag is so fun and would be perfect to throw what little makeup I own into.


3. These ombre washable paper storage bins would be so sweet in a nursery.


4. I like having a cup in the bathroom and these adorable whale mugs are perfect for that. (Type A Type B readers can follow the link here to get a 20% discount!)


5. I’m very, very excited about being able to have a little drink soon, so I’m eyeing this mermaid bottle opener as something I obviously need.


6. This decal adds a little nature on technology.


Mother’s Day Ideas

Celebrating my mom on Mother’s Day has always been so special to me, and it’s even more so now that I am a mom myself. In honour of this wonderful day, I thought I’d share some easy last minute ideas. Perhaps even as a nudge, nudge, wink, wink to my hubbie should he be planning anything for me.

Greeting card with flowers. Pastel colors. Handmade. Watercolor

As I wrote here for Father’s Day, I’m a big fan of planning three components to days like these. I think it’s nice to give that special someone time for themselves, time with family, and a gesture or keepsake.



Every year I make a homemade card for my mom. I pour my heart out while I’m writing it and often end up in tears as I reflect on how important she is to me. I can’t think of anything more meaningful to give a mom on her special day.

For wee ones, art involving their adorable handprints or footprints is sure to melt the heart and become a treasured belonging.

A special photo with mom from the past year is another nice keepsake and something that can be looked back on each year.



As we grow older, we sometimes feel it necessary to show our love with a gift of appreciation. Each year, every mom in my life – my own mother, my mother-in-law, and my adopted grandma say they don’t want a thing, and I know they are telling the truth. But, I find it hard not to give them a special little something, so here are a few gift ideas:



Terrarium, Ring, Tumblers, Slow Coffee Brewer, Floral Mists.

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