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Gifts for that fabulous woman in your life {HUGE GIVEAWAY} Gifts for that fabulous woman in your life {HUGE GIVEAWAY}
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 that fabulous woman in your life {HUGE GIVEAWAY}

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!

2015 Gift Guide 'for her'

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.

Bébé de Luxe: Coconut & Oat Milk Bath – 350g / 12.35 oz glass jar $26.00

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.

Connect with Bébé de Luxe: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

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.

Learn more about their monthly campaigns and connect with Modern Fort: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

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, Orders will be ready for pickup within 5 business days.

Connect with Refined by Mia: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

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!

Connect with Mama Gems:  Website // Instagram // Facebook

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!*

Connect with Barre Fitness North Shore:  Website // Instagram // Facebook 

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.

Connect with West + Wind and check out their new shop: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

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!

Connect with Church & Dwight: Website // Facebook

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!

Connect with AspenClean: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

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!

Connect with Good Husbands Apparel: Website // Instagram


~~ WIN ~~ 

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!

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Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Amy Heffernan

    November 17, 2015 #1 Author

    Some new perfume is on my wish list this year! TY!


  • Judy Cowan

    November 17, 2015 #2 Author

    On my wish list is an Induction Burner and new Pots. I follow the Instagram Accounts as @poodlemom123 (


  • nicolthepickle

    November 17, 2015 #3 Author

    I would love some drywall for my living room, or a pair of Miz Mooz boots.


  • Nicole L

    November 17, 2015 #4 Author

    a fitness tracker watch!


  • Melanie

    November 17, 2015 #5 Author

    On my wish list is massage and house cleaning help


  • Suzie M

    November 17, 2015 #6 Author

    My wish is for some new warm winter bots


  • Cheryl

    November 17, 2015 #7 Author

    I hope to see all my family :)


  • Erin W

    November 17, 2015 #8 Author

    All I want is a really cozy wool blanket.


  • leana campbell

    November 17, 2015 #9 Author

    A new Mixer is on my list!


  • Heather

    November 17, 2015 #10 Author

    You love some new boots!


  • ivy pluchinsky

    November 17, 2015 #11 Author

    i would love some new winter boots


  • Bernice

    November 17, 2015 #12 Author

    on my wish list is a pair of manitoba mukluks


  • Bailey Dexter

    November 17, 2015 #13 Author

    I have on the top of my list a new ironing board that does not squeak!


  • Laura P

    November 17, 2015 #14 Author

    Baking supplies, warm boots, time with family and sleep!!


  • andrea amy

    November 17, 2015 #15 Author

    Netflix gift card and a new apple magic mouse


  • Megan Bernard

    November 17, 2015 #16 Author

    A house keeper and wine would be lovely!!


  • Suzanne G

    November 17, 2015 #17 Author

    I am wishing for an iPad Pro this year.


  • Belinda McNabb

    November 17, 2015 #18 Author

    I would really love an ipad mini this christmas


  • Jenness M

    November 17, 2015 #19 Author

    A camera is on my wishlist.


  • maria

    November 17, 2015 #20 Author

    I would love a new purse.


  • Julie Farmer

    November 17, 2015 #21 Author

    Some new clothing and book are on my wish list this year


  • Jeannie

    November 17, 2015 #22 Author

    This holiday season, I just want to spend time with my family and relax! A kobo reader would be awesome too.


  • Karla Sceviour

    November 17, 2015 #23 Author

    I wish for an ipad!!


  • Alicia

    November 17, 2015 #24 Author

    On my wish list is a pair (or two) of Frye Boots. ?


  • Viv Sluys

    November 17, 2015 #25 Author

    My wish list has some things for baby (due first week of January) on it like a Halo Swivel Sleep Bassinest and a new stroller but it also has some jewellery on it for me personally.


  • Jonnie

    November 17, 2015 #26 Author

    I am wishing for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer this Christmas

    PS: My instagram name is edmontonjb


  • Mike Gismondi

    November 17, 2015 #27 Author



  • Kam

    November 17, 2015 #28 Author

    On my wishlist this year is a food processor!


  • Emilia

    November 18, 2015 #29 Author

    an Ipad mini


  • Jules Ruud

    November 18, 2015 #30 Author

    Oh, I love the AspenClean gift idea, but it doesn’t look like it’s available in the states. What a great giveaway!


  • Kayla Gilbert

    November 18, 2015 #31 Author

    I am wishing for a Food Processor, some clothing gift cards and a fitbit tracker.


  • Stefanie / The Monarch Mommy

    November 18, 2015 #32 Author

    I haven’t even thought about my wish list yet this year!


  • Jenn

    November 18, 2015 #33 Author

    Awesome giveaway! A NS barre class pass is definitely on my wish list. :)


  • Courtney

    November 19, 2015 #34 Author

    This would be an amazing giveaway for any momma!! :)


  • Kelly D

    November 19, 2015 #35 Author

    A new pair of boots is on my wish list this year!



    November 19, 2015 #36 Author

    Some makeup and clothes!


  • Morgan Nahanee

    November 19, 2015 #37 Author

    Tough call I have so many wonderful things in my life right now. Honestly getting to a place where my wish list is more about doing something for someone who may be struggling a bit more than I am


  • Alison Braidwood

    November 19, 2015 #38 Author

    I really want a KitchenAid Stand mixer in a pretty girlie colour.


  • Holly

    November 20, 2015 #39 Author

    A new car stereo/cd player is on my wishlist this year. I need tunes while I drive!


  • Linda

    November 20, 2015 #40 Author

    I want a winter coat this holiday.


  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    November 21, 2015 #41 Author

    a new pair of boots


  • Monique L.S.

    November 21, 2015 #42 Author

    I would like a pair of high boots.


  • ikkinlala

    November 22, 2015 #43 Author

    I’m wishing for a set of Bees Wrap food wraps this year.


  • Wendy hutton

    November 22, 2015 #44 Author

    on my wishlist is new bedding


  • Heather D Sparrow

    November 23, 2015 #45 Author

    Maid service would be nice lol but realistically something practical like running shoes!


  • Andria

    November 23, 2015 #46 Author

    A new phone and / or a new wallet. I can’t decide which is more important, both are running out of room :( Serious problems, I know, haha!


  • shannon grochowski

    November 23, 2015 #47 Author

    I honestly have no idea! I haven’t even had time to really think about it, haha. Also as I was filling out the widget my beautiful baby boy felt the need to press the buttons on my laptop, so for the subscription part, my email is gibberish and I can’t go back soooo not sure what to do about that…lol.


  • Brenda Penton

    November 24, 2015 #48 Author

    On my wishlist this year is a new pair of warm boots


  • Sunshine H

    November 24, 2015 #49 Author

    I’d love to get a personal chef….but since that isn’t really in the budget, a Soda Stream.


  • Angela Mitchell

    November 24, 2015 #50 Author

    I’m wishing for my family to have a safe, relaxing and fun holiday together this year. There was some drama last year so I’m hoping for something more peaceful this year:)


  • Randy

    November 24, 2015 #51 Author

    I would love a new ipad.


  • Lyndene

    November 25, 2015 #52 Author

    On my wish list – a fitness watch


  • Sydney Barron

    November 25, 2015 #53 Author

    I’d love a new rain coat!


  • Lushka Smith

    November 25, 2015 #54 Author

    Some new socks and an Actifryer


  • Silvia D

    November 25, 2015 #55 Author

    a new digital camera


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