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:

 

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

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

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

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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!)

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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.

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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.

Gesture/Keepsake:

Homemade:

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.

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Store-bought:

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:

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

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