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
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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