Welcome to the 2015 North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide series. This is a 3 part series starting with a compilation of really cool gifts ‘for the ladies’. If you are looking for great ideas on what to give that incredible woman in your life, you have come to the right place. Some of the fantastic gifts are very Vancouver-specific, meaning to WIN those particular gifts, you must live within Vancouver, but that does not mean that you can’t enter this giveaway for any fantastic woman in your life!
Below you will find a description of each product being featured in the North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide. I will also take the time to tell you a bit about each business. Many of these businesses are small and local to Vancouver or are Canadian, which I know will appeal to a lot of you! Take a moment to read about the choices I made for this gift guide and why any woman would LOVE to receive these gifts this holiday season.
Inspired by her son, Rian Jonathan, owner of Bébé de Luxe, Amanda, wanted to create a luxurious and soothing bath product that is organic and free of toxins, parabens and carcinogens (we’ll call these the “nasties”). Bébé de Luxe Coconut & Oat Milk Bath is made with 100% certified organic and food-grade ingredients. Naturally rich in fatty acids, Vitamin E and saponins, our Coconut & Oat Milk Bath will gently clean your skin without stripping the natural oils.
The Luxe option is packaged in a beautiful glass jar. It looks great on your bathroom counter or next to the tub. Perfect for gift giving or treating yourself.
Modern Fort: One More Day Tee $45.00
Not only are these tee’s fashionable but partial proceeds from each shirt will go towards Modern Fort’s collaboration with Arrow House Design Studio’s #onemoredayAHxMF campaign in providing emotional support to those affected by cancer. Such an amazing cause!
You can nominate an individual or family that is battling cancer to be a recipient for their campaign. The goal this year is to provide emotional support to families in a personal way. Find out how this unfolds by following @themodernfort on social media. Nominations will be accepted shortly by the community.
This relaxed top features a flattering and flowy drape silhouette along with a centre seam along the back for subtle detailing. It is shorter in front and longer in the back for a great causal look. Fabrics are custom made for a soft hand feel. Each garment is cut and sewn before dyeing or washing the fabric which makes every piece unique. There are NO chemicals used in processing.
Refined by Mia: Beauty Box (prices vary)
Give your loved ones a hand crafted beauty box this holiday season. All items are thoughtfully selected to meet the beauty needs of each individual. Beauty boxes contain high quality products from brands like MAC, OPI, Jet Black, BaByliss Pro, Paul Mitchell and more! Take the guesswork out of creating the perfect gift!
Choose from 3 sizes of boxes: small $65.00 (3-4 items), medium $95.00 (5-6 items) and large $135.00 (7-8 items).
*The medium box is what you see in the image above!*
To order your Beauty Box please email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders will be ready for pickup within 5 business days.
Mama Gems: Solstice Necklace $30.00
A pop of jet black beads on a golden bronze cord make this light as a feather necklace perfect for layering. Totally chewable and very chic make this necklace a very functional teething necklace in disguise! Stay stylish, mama!
Michaela, owner and designer of Mama Gems, lost her sweet daughter Florence to SMA last year. SMA is a terminal neuromuscular disease. It affected all of the muscles in Florence’s body. It’s the deadliest genetic disease and takes the lives of countless babies and children. 1 in 6,000 infants are born with SMA, and 1 in 40 people carry the gene responsible for SMA. There is no cure yet, but that’s what we’re fighting for. And we are close!
This beautiful Solstice Necklace is part of the SMA Awareness collection and 5% of proceeds from are given to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. Another way to gift with heart and soul this holiday season!
Barre Fitness North Shore: 10 Barre Class Gift Card $210.00
Give the gift of health, wellness, fitness and fun this holiday season! Has a special someone been wanting to tackle their health and get STRONG? They will love these classes which are a great workout and a great time! Barre Fitness North Shore is located in North Vancouver, easily accessible from many surrounding areas.
Every Barre Fitness class is fun and empowering class set to today’s hottest music. Classes begin with a warm up focusing on postural strength and alignment, followed by a series of upper body exercises using light weights. The ballet barre is used to sculpt the lower body, abs and for flexibility training. Then it is down to the mat with a fitball for core work and a relaxing and invigorating final stretch. The 10 Barre Class gift card allows you to pick and choose the classes you’d like to attend!
*MAMAS! There’s childcare available here. It’s like a dream come true! All the more reason to workout!*
West + Wind: 3 wrap bracelet Neutral $17.95
West + Wind is a new local Vancouver company started by 2 girl bosses who believe that style and comfort should go hand in hand for those who like to have a bit of fun with what they wear. W + W will take you from Sunday brunch, to around the campfire, to cocktail hour on a Friday night. You can live your life in West + Wind.
The 3 wrap bracelet in neutral is a perfect accent piece to any outfit. It’s casual meets classy and a great gift for the woman in your life that loves to accessorize.
West + Wind has everything in their online shop from clothing to accessories to unique prints for your home.
Church & Dwight: Wellness Basket $50.00
One of the things that I often put on the back-burner is my own health and wellness. We make sure everyone else is getting wha they need and forget about ourselves every now and again.Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, OxiClean, Orajel and more.
The Wellness Basket will include a variety of care products (total value $50) so that you have no more excuses not to take good care! Check out the range of products at Church & Dwight and consider including some of these as a nice combined basket or include items here and there as stocking stuffers!
AspenClean: Whole House Cleaning Kit $69.95
Each Gift Box includes eight products. Four bottles of 100% Natural Cleaners and four matching and color-coded Microfiber Cloths. Plus, a list of great all-natural cleaning tips from the pros.
The Whole House Cleaning Kit is such an awesome gift because we all need cleaning supplies and it’s everything you need all in one! We have been using AspenClean exclusively for about a year and I love these products. It’s so nice to know that I am using all natural and safe products, especially with wee ones in the home!
AspenClean’s green cleaning products and microfiber cloths will keep your home fresh and clean without leaving behind any toxins, chemical residues or offensive odors. The only scents they leave behind are lavender, bergamot and grapefruit!
Good Husbands Apparel: North Shore Tank $32.00
This tank is where Good Husbands Apparel came to life and it will help you represent your love for the Shore; Good Husbands style! Good Husbands Apparel designs are influenced by today’s pop culture and typography; each style is unique, on trend and has a sense of humor. All their garments are intended to be easily paired with basics or prints. Make sure to check out the rest because they’re all super cute!
I have the North Shore Tank and every single time I wear it, I get asked about it. Such a cool tee!
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I have partnered with all of these fantastic businesses/vendors to be able to host a huge holiday giveaway including all of the products described above! I am so excited about this giveaway and I just know you will be too!
This is how it’s going to work… 3 of the gifts are location specific, so IF the winner of the giveaway is NOT a resident of North Van, West Van, Burnaby or Vancouver, they will win 6 of the gifts and a second name will be drawn until a winner is selected from one of the areas specified. Meaning, there could be 2 winners: 1 winner of the 3 location specific gifts and another winner of the other 6 gifts open to all Canadians!
Make sure you enter as many ways as possible for your best chance at winning! Good luck and Happy Holidays!