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The De’Longhi Coffee, Espresso and Cappuccino Combination Machine is One Machine that Does it All-Giveaway

One of the very few downsides of loving coffee as much as I do is that I tend to have way too many different devices for brewing that perfect cup. From single-serve machines to drip brewers and everything in between, my love of fancy coffee drinks means I’m either constantly moving different brewers in and …

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Give the World this Holiday Season with Artisan Boxes from GlobeIn

When it comes to great Christmas gifts, I have a special fondness for items from other countries. A simple home décor item that was handmade by a talented artisan in another country usually becomes a memento that’s treasured for years. And if you’re shopping for somebody that loves exotic items as much as I do, …

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Creative Fun is Guaranteed this Christmas with the Crayola Air Marker Sprayer-Giveaway

Almost every kid loves creating unique pieces of art, and if you’ve got a creative child on your holiday shopping list, Crayola has a great new gift idea that you’ll want to see! The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer uses a special electric sprayer unit, Crayola markers and stencils to let kids create colourful rainbow pictures …

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Give the Gift of Creativity with Subscription Boxes from Kiwi Crate-Giveaway

If there’s one thing that I believe is hugely beneficial in my boys’ development, it’s building and creating with their hands. From simple crafts at school to projects at home with wood scraps, a hammer and nails, there’s so much learning that goes on when a child is building something on their own! That’s why …

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Delight Your Child this Christmas with the Jake and the Never Land Pirates Mighty Colossus from Disney Junior

When it comes to putting smiles on children’s faces, nobody knows quite how to get the job done like Disney Junior. Both my boys used to love the fun and engaging shows on the popular channel, from the adventurous Jake in Jake and the Never Land Pirates to clever Oso the bear from Special Agent …

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Surprise Your Little Boy with the Hottest Holiday Gifts from Hasbro-Giveaway #PlayLikeHasbro

If you’re still hunting for the must-have Christmas gifts of the holiday season for boys, Hasbro has you covered with tons of great choices for little boys of all ages! From Transformers to Star Wars, Hasbro Canada has gifts for whatever hero your child is cheering on at the moment! Here are my top three …

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New Parfum Berger Scented Bouquets Make a Great Holiday Hostess Gift-Giveaway

With December just a few days away, I have the holiday season on my mind. I’ve already been shopping up a storm buying gifts for my nieces and nephews, my boys and my significant other. And when I went searching for the perfect hostess gift, Parfum Berger was ready to help! Lampe Berger Canada’s unique …

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The LeapFrog #LeapTV is a Holiday Gift that Gets Kids Moving and Learning #LeapFrogMomSquad

My boys love gaming systems and while I understand the appeal (I’m a bit of a gamer myself), I don’t like how long they sometimes spend sitting and staring blankly at the television. As for the games themselves, some have cleverly incorporated educational content into the games, but others provide almost no intellectual benefit. So …

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These 6 Gifts from Mattel are Holiday List Toppers this Christmas

The holidays are quickly approaching and if you’ve started the search for that perfect gift for your little one, Mattel Canada has you covered with must-have gifts that are sure to be List Toppers! From toddler to tween, there’s something new for everyone on your Christmas list! Check out these six amazing recommendations for holiday …

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Treat Dad to a Perfect Shave on Father’s Day with a Crabtree & Evelyn Gift Set

If there’s one thing that almost any man can use, it’s good shaving products. And with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, Crabtree & Evelyn has some fabulous products to help you give Dad a gift he’ll love. The company sent me the Crabtree & Evelyn Duo Gift Set to check out and I knew …

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Treat Yourself to Luxury with Items from the Distinctive Assets Mother’s Day in Hollywood Gift Basket-Giveaway

Every Mother’s Day, a select group of Hollywood’s most popular moms gets a fabulous gift basket created by the L.A. based marketing firm Distinctive Assets. Packed with the hottest designer items for both mom and baby, it’s always exciting seeing which brands make their way into the gift basket each year! This year celebrity moms …

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Treat Mom to Luxury this Mother’s Day with Crabtree & Evelyn-Giveaway

Believe it or not, it’s almost Mother’s Day and if you’re wondering what to get for your mother, you’re not alone! Every year I find that shopping for my mom gets harder and harder, because there’s really not much that she needs. But this year, shopping got a whole lot easier because any woman is …

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Cut the Cord and Enjoy Your Music with Jabra Step Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Earbuds-Giveaway

One of the most frustrating things about headphones and earbuds is that the connector often breaks before the headphones themselves do. In fact, on a recent plane trip I had to hold the connector of my favourite pair of earbuds into the outlet through my entire flight because it wasn’t registering otherwise. That’s why when …

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Charmed Aroma Candles Add Great Scent to the House with a Surprise Inside

Candles are something that I loved when I was living alone in my twenties, but after I had children, I stopped using them for quite a while. I worried about my toddlers bumping into furniture containing lit candles and I decided that for the time being, candles just weren’t worth the risk. Now my boys …

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Surprise Your Honey with a Sustainable JORD Wood Watch this Valentine’s Day-Giveaway

If you’re looking for an original gift for your sweetheart this year, a stunning and unique wooden watch from JORD is a gift that’s sure to make a statement. These beautiful watches are made with a selection of different woods from all over the world to create a look that is unique, stylish and sustainable. …

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Imagination Takes Off with the Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave-Giveaway

It’s hard being a preschooler and wanting to play with toys for older children. My youngest son was introduced to various superheroes by his brother, but most of the toys featuring those heroes are designed for older children. That’s why I love the Fisher-Price Imaginext line. Not only does it feature all kinds of great …

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Plush Toys Get Original with Monster Factory Mini Monsters-Giveaway

As much as I love a classic soft, plush teddy bear, I have a special place in my heart for misfit plush toys. There’s just something so endearing about a more original stuffed animal or monster and my fondness for the unique has resulted in my boys having quite a collection of odd stuffies. That’s …

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Let Your Child Create Customized Cars with the Hot Wheels Car Maker-Giveaway

Hot Wheels cars have been a hit in our household since my oldest son received his first one from Santa in his Christmas stocking when he was just one year old. Since then, he became a passionate collector and there was a time when he was able to tell me not just the name, but …

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Your Handyman Can Tackle Any Job with the Ryobi 18V One+ 6pc Ultimate Combo Kit

One of the most foolproof gifts for a handyman is new tools and coming from a family that has a talent for DIY, home renovating and mechanics, it’s one of the reasons tools are often on my Christmas list. Ryobi tools are one of the brands that I always know will be well-received, and with …

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Clean from Floor to Ceiling with Ease with the Shark Rocket Vacuum

There is nothing worse than having to drag around a big, hefty vacuum to clean carpets in a house. But having tried a few different vacuums over the years, I also know that lighter stick vacuums often don’t do more than sweep off surface dirt from a carpet. So if you’ve ever longed for a …

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The Ninja Ultima Blender Has All the Power and Versatility a Home Cook Needs

One of the easiest ways to eat healthier is to prepare food at home, and now Ninja blenders are taking that concept to a new level by making it easier than ever to prepare all kinds of healthy and delicious foods at home. Recently I received the Ninja Ultima Blender to review and I could …

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Fantasy Takes Flight with the 10th Anniversary Edition of Dragonology-Giveaway

If you have someone on your Christmas list with a love of all things fantastic and mythical, the best-selling Ology books from Candlewick Press are probably already on a wish list. And this holiday season, the first book in the series, Dragonology, is being released in a very special 10-year anniversary edition. Here’s a synopsis …

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Hasbro Canada Toys are a Great Gift for Boys this Christmas-Giveaway

Every year, one of my favourite holiday moments is flipping through toy catalogues with my boys and checking out some of the newest and best toys available. And invariably, Hasbro has a collection of must-have toys that get my boys absolutely giddy about the upcoming holidays. This year is no exception and I was so …

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Surprise Your Child with a New Festive Friend from Build-A-Bear Workshop-Giveaway

If there’s a company that knows how to celebrate the holidays in style, it has to be Build-A-Bear Workshop. Each year I wait eagerly to see what type of loveable Christmas characters the company will release and each year I’m impressed by how many choices there are for kids and adults alike. From adorable stocking …

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Enjoy Brighter, Healthier Skin this Winter with the KORRES Wild Rose Collection-Giveaway

Finding the right skin products is a constant challenge for me, partially because my skin is constantly changing! I deal with hormonal breakouts all year long as well as the typical aging concerns of a woman in her thirties. But winter brings added challenges such as dryness and dull skin. No wonder finding the perfect …

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Treat Your Favourite Tea Drinker to Mighty Leaf Tea this Christmas-Giveaway

It’s no secret that I am crazy about coffee, but I love tea just as much. And this past summer I had the chance to discover a variety of tea that is going to be my favourite for years to come. Mighty Leaf Tea is an innovative company that combines the rich, delicious flavour of …

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IHOPE Canada Watches are a Useful Gift that Supports Canadian Causes

If you want to give a gift that is useful, stylish and makes a difference, look no further than IHOPE Canada watches. These watches feature a fun interchangeable strap that lets you change the colour of your watch in an instant simply by popping out the face and putting it into a different strap. And …

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Get Glam this Christmas with the OPI San Francisco Collection-Giveaway

Dress up your holiday look with hot nail lacquers from OPI! My personal favourite from OPI at the moment, and one of the trendiest collections of the year, has to be the OPI San Francisco collection. This set of fifteen nail lacquers in shades of brown, blue, red and grey, celebrate the landmarks and culture …

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New Toys from MGA Entertainment Make Great Christmas Gifts

Shopping for kids at Christmas is always so much fun, with plenty of amazing choices that are sure to result in beaming faces on Christmas morning. For a long time, MGA Entertainment has been one of my top choices when I’m looking for a gift that will get a great reaction, and this year is …

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Protect Your Clothes in Style with Aprons from Jessie Steele

I love having the right accessories to go with my wardrobe and as a busy mom, that means one of my most frequently worn accessories is an apron. Whether I’m doing some Christmas baking or dealing with daily chores that seem unending, an apron is always an essential for me to help keep my clothes …

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Get Fun Gear for Summer and Stock up for School at Stuck on You

Whether I’m helping my boys keep track of their favourite toys at the park or organize their supplies for school, Stuck on You has been helping me out for the last three years. The Australian-based company has been featured numerous times on my site because its gorgeous personalized labels, backpacks, growth charts and other items …

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Get Kids Ready for Summer or Prep Early for Back-to-School with Stuck on You-Giveaway

For more than two years I have been in love with the amazing variety of name labels and personalized products from Stuck on You. This Australian-based company doesn’t just offer the highest-quality name labels for school supplies, clothing and all of a family’s other labelling needs. Stuck on You also carries fun personalized growth charts, …

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The Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One is a Gift Mom Will Use All Year

Are you still on the hunt for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Epson Canada has just what you’re looking for and it’s a gift that’s sure to wow! Whether your mother is a busy career woman, a creative crafter or a stellar scrapbooker, the Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-In-One is sure to be a hit! …

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Get Mom What She Really Wants this Mother’s Day and Save Money Too at Ebates.ca

Do you ever wonder what Mom REALLY wants for Mother’s Day? Ebates Canada recently commissioned a study to find out what moms would most like on Mother’s Day compared to what they actually receive. Spa treatments and vacations are at the top of a mom’s list of wants, and flowers and gift cards are what …

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Surprise Mom with a Parker IM Premium Pen this Mother’s Day-Giveaway

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and this year, Parker has a gift that Mom is sure to love! The Parker IM Premium in Metallic Pink is available in fountain pen, ballpoint or rollerball options and makes a stylish gift that’s also incredibly useful! I received the Parker IM Premium rollerball pen in Metallic Pink to …

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Warm Someone’s Heart with Adorable Hot Water Bottles from Warm Tradition-Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you’re looking for a way to show your loved ones how warm and cuddly they make you feel, Warm Tradition has the perfect gift idea for you! The company’s shaped hot water bottles and covers will help adults and children alike stay nice and warm on the chilliest …

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Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday Ornaments Make an Easy and Fun Holiday Gift-Giveaway

Everyone knows that it’s better to give than to receive and this holiday season, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal has everything you need to create a dazzling gift on a tiny budget! Impressive, simple, and a fun activity for the kids, the signature Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal Holiday Ornament is new for Holiday 2012 and puts …

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Make Quick and Customizable Holiday Beverages with Soda Stream

I am really not a fan of soda. I dislike it not only because it’s full of sugar and caffeine, but also because it results in the production of a large number of wasteful plastic bottles. And while I don’t mind drinking soda water, I find myself getting annoyed by the idea that I’m basically …

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Jolica Jewellery and Accessories Provide Beautiful and Meaningful Gifts for Loved Ones

I love finding new jewellery and accessories but I really want the pieces I wear to be unique and meaningful. Costume jewellery is fun, but it just doesn’t add the same special touch to an outfit as a handcrafted accessory with a unique look. So when Jolica, a company that specializes in Fair Trade accessories, …

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Fill Your House with Fragrance this Christmas with Scentsy-Giveaway

There’s really no one moment or memory that stands out to me about the Christmas season. My affection for the holiday is a combination of tastes, sights and smells all combining to inspire the feeling of Christmas. That’s why I was so excited when I got the chance to review some very special holiday products …

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Mom Will Love the Customized Jewellery from Something About Silver-Giveaway

If you need a special gift for Mom, customized  jewellery is always a good option and online boutique Something About Silver has an absolute stunning selection of sterling silver jewellery that any lucky recipient is sure to love. I recently received the Forever Necklace to review and it’s a piece that is guaranteed to warm …

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Take to the Skies this Christmas with LiteHawk Remote Control Helicopters

If you’re looking for a great gift for a an older child this Christmas, LiteHawk has toys that will keep him entertained for hours. LiteHawk helicopters come in a huge variety of styles and are sure to be a hit with everyone from school-aged kids to grown adults. Recently I received two of the new …

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The Playtex Diaper Genie Elite is a Gift a New Mom Will Love-Giveaway

When you’re shopping for a pregnant woman or a new mother, there’s one gift that is almost always happily received: the Playtex Diaper Genie! And now that amazing odour-locking device that is a staple in so many nurseries is even better! The new Diaper Genie Elite is the ultimate gift for a new mom with …

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Surprise a Special Someone this Christmas with Personalized Jewellery from Jewlr

If there’s one thing that most women love, it’s personalized jewellery. Whether it’s a necklace featuring the birthstones of a mother’s children or a ring containing the name of the woman and her husband or boyfriend, there’s just something special about having a pretty and sparkly accessory that was made just for you. But finding …

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Find Unique Hostess Gifts at Lavish & Lime this Christmas-Giveaway

While gifts for friends and family are a big part of the holiday season, with all the entertaining that goes on during the holidays, remembering a gift for the hostess is important too! A little token for the special woman that organized a wonderful party can really help a hostess feel appreciated. And if you’re …

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Teething Has Never Been So Stylish with the Rockease Classic Necklace from Teethease-Giveaway

When Chase was a little younger I had the chance to review a Teethease Pendant Necklace and I really appreciated how handy this teething necklace was. So when I found out the I was going to be able to review a Teethease product again I was super excited! I loved my first one and their …

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Dollies! Plush Toys are the Perfect Unique Christmas Gift for a Child-Giveaway

There’s something special about a handmade toy. With so many mass-produced playthings available, having something that’s one-of-a-kind really means a lot. When I was a child, my siblings and I each received a hobbyhorse that my aunt and uncle had made. Those horses provided us with hours of fun and to this day, I still …

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Give a Perfect Gift or Save Money Shopping At Your Favourite Stores with CardSwap.ca-Giveaway

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Give the gift of choice with CardSwap! I’ve featured CardSwap.ca on Mommy Kat and Kids in the past and I always loved the concept. Canadians with unneeded gift cards sell them to CardSwap.ca for cash and bargain-hunters buy gift cards at a discount for shopping they had …

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Burt’s Bees Has Good-For-You Gift Sets for Everyone On Your List-Giveaway

Christmas is just around the corner and if anyone on your list is a fan of natural beauty and personal care products, Burt’s Bees has some special holiday gift sets that you’re sure to love! I received two of this season’s exclusive gift sets and I was so excited to check them out. My favourite …

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