Two things got me excited today: the Laura Mercier fan brush included in the holt renfrew Spring beauty bag, and more importantly, this amazing chai saucepan with built in tea strainer. Both great gifts for mom.


The holts Spring Makeup Bag

holt renfrew spring beauty bag

$35 gets you 13 deluxe beauty samples, plus a $10 coupon to use at holts on a $25 or more purchase.

A few of my favourite things: A fan brush, Laura Mercier translucent powder and 3 bag colour options (ombre grey, blue and purple). This soft canvas collection is quite beautiful and a great way to organize your makeup and throw into your bag on the way to work. Plus, I gave this to my mom as an early mom’s day gift and she loved it, so it’s mom tested and approved! $35 + tax. Available at holt renfrew until quantities last.


The 2-Quart Medium Saucepan with built-in strainer for chai!!!

gitadini saucepan chai

This is quite possibly my most exciting find this year. No more burning your hand while your tea strainer overflows with chai, cardamom, cloves and tea leaves. The stainless steel 2-Quart Medium Saucepan is designed for even boiling and easy use with two deep pouring spouts and a built-in strainer.

I want this. Gitadini only ships to the USA so call your American friends up and get them to order this for you and your mom. $25 + tax, ships for free and is available at