Give local for Mother’s Day with Givopoly (with #giveaway)

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and finding just the right gift for Mom can be tricky, especially when you factor in the distance that many of us live from our moms. Givopoly was started in Ottawa to give people a way to support local businesses even if you can’t physically shop there (or just run out of hours in the day to get to them). They have recently expanded into Toronto and Vancouver and they will be making deliveries on Mother’s Day! You can see Givopoly’s Mother’s Day suggestions for Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver and while they all have similar themes, each one is specific to local businesses and interests.

Having used Givopoly as a blogger and as a regular customer in the past, I was very interested to see what was new when I was given the chance to do some shopping. I decided to use my gift card on myself, as this year Mother’s Day is also my oldest daughter’s seventh birthday, so obviously that will be our main focus on May 8! After much deliberation, I decided on two items. The first was Life of Pie’s Break Time Bag (which includes 6 scones of the day,6 muffins of the day plus a small jam).

The muffins were chocolate strawberry and the scones were supposed to be earl grey, which I was very excited for, but we received mixed berry and raisin instead. I have a hunch that because I didn’t specify a delivery time, and our delivery came at the end of the day, the earl grey scones sold out before our order was packed. The substitutions were delicious; crunchy outside, fluffy inside, and gone far too quickly!

The second item that I chose was just for me. I picked Darling & Dapper’s Cappella Studs in Charcoal, though I was very torn and almost ordered the pink gold.

I knew from the description that they would be fairly substantial (they’re 12mm studs) so I was a little concerned that they would be heavy but they’re so light, I accidentally wore them during my 5k training the other day. I’m pretty sure the sparkles helped me run faster ;)

Took a different route today – cannot wait to get on that river in my kayak! #ottawa #springincanada #zombiesrun #couchto5k #getoutside #nature #runner

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Ordering on Givopoly was so easy and delivery was on time and always friendly. I love how much variety there is to choose from: everything from books to jewelry to food and wine and so much more! Now you can have some fun doing a little shopping of your own, provided that you or the recipient live in Ottawa or Toronto. 

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36 Comments on Give local for Mother’s Day with Givopoly (with #giveaway)

  1. Laurie P
    April 22, 2016 at 5:36 PM (1 year ago)

    The OMG Fresh Seasonal Pies look pretty amazing!

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  2. Jasen H
    April 22, 2016 at 11:51 PM (1 year ago)

    I would get a Kronut Kraving and a Chocolate Madness.

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  3. Carol Denny
    April 23, 2016 at 7:45 AM (1 year ago)

    I would get the Urban Gourmet Local Foodie Gift Box

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  4. Stephanie LaPlante
    April 23, 2016 at 6:58 PM (1 year ago)

    Choosing is sooo hard. I’d pick the Cube Vase or the 20pc Signature Truffle Box or the 9″ Round Chocolate Crunch. OMG the options are awesome!
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  5. maria
    April 24, 2016 at 7:16 PM (1 year ago)

    I would get the Vancouver Clock Tin with chocolates and the assorted chocolate box

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  6. Joy
    April 24, 2016 at 9:57 PM (1 year ago)

    I would love to try some kronuts!! :D

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  7. Tina L.
    April 24, 2016 at 11:09 PM (1 year ago)

    I would get the Host With The Most Gift Basket

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  8. Valerie Mallette
    April 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM (1 year ago)

    I’d buy Nut Free ThimbleCake Cupcakes with my gift code from Givopoly.

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  9. Kelly D
    April 25, 2016 at 10:25 AM (1 year ago)

    What a nice treat a pair of studs would be for a mom in my life (or me!)

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  10. Madeline
    April 25, 2016 at 2:33 PM (1 year ago)

    Givopoly has so many great gift ideas. I’d love to Art-is-in’s chocolate madness – yum!

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  11. Brandee H
    April 25, 2016 at 2:39 PM (1 year ago)

    It would be a hard decision! The cupcakes, or the truffles, but the tulips may win out. They are beautiful!

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  12. Jennifer M
    April 25, 2016 at 5:46 PM (1 year ago)

    So many choices! Maybe a brunch bag?!

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  13. Melissa A.
    April 26, 2016 at 2:54 AM (1 year ago)

    I would purchase the stress melter gift set to give to my mom for Mothers Day

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  14. Avery
    April 26, 2016 at 10:33 AM (1 year ago)

    Popcorn tins for my office!
    Awesome treat.

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  15. Janessa P
    April 26, 2016 at 12:07 PM (1 year ago)

    The Juliette Watch! My boyfriend has the Churchill watch and it’s beautiful.

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  16. Sandy
    April 27, 2016 at 8:32 AM (1 year ago)

    Macaron & Chocolate Dipped Box

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  17. NicoleEmma
    April 27, 2016 at 9:41 PM (1 year ago)

    I would get the cupcakes from cupcake lounge! That’s the easiest decision ever!

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  18. Lisa bolduc
    April 27, 2016 at 10:46 PM (1 year ago)

    I would get her the vintage ruler growth chart so she can measure all her grand kids heights

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  19. Coral Seabrook
    April 28, 2016 at 12:54 PM (1 year ago)

    The Urban Gourmet Local Foodie Gift Box looks incredible!!

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  20. Darwin
    April 28, 2016 at 1:35 PM (1 year ago)

    I would use it towards a room service gift basket for my wife.

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  21. Mark V
    April 28, 2016 at 3:28 PM (1 year ago)

    Id put it towards Craft Brewery Tour

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  22. Brittney House
    April 28, 2016 at 6:28 PM (1 year ago)

    I would like to try out the truffles.

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  23. janine a
    April 28, 2016 at 9:02 PM (1 year ago)

    i think i would pick the the Host With The Most Gift Basket

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  24. heather sibley
    April 28, 2016 at 10:42 PM (1 year ago)

    I would love to get the Loving Lavender Gift Set and Life of Pie Brownies.

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  25. lynn clayton
    April 30, 2016 at 11:30 PM (1 year ago)

    there is a store in ottawa called life of pie i would use this gc there

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  26. Dee B
    May 1, 2016 at 1:21 PM (1 year ago)

    This would be an immense help!

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  27. Doris H
    May 1, 2016 at 2:12 PM (1 year ago)

    I’d get the “Good Morning Sunshine” gift basket.

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  28. Robyn Bellefleur
    May 1, 2016 at 5:30 PM (1 year ago)

    I would love to get the Urban Gourmet Local Foodie Gift Box.

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  29. loucheryl
    May 1, 2016 at 10:31 PM (1 year ago)

    I really love the Multi-Flavour Popcorn tin for my mom!

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  30. CL Chin
    May 4, 2016 at 3:07 PM (1 year ago)

    I would love any of the boxed gifts like Agmfternoon tea or the Canadian Eh!

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  31. Renee
    May 4, 2016 at 7:46 PM (1 year ago)

    I need new books. Maybe some chocolate too.

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