Dear Diary

Gifting Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

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They always say “distance makes the heart grow fonder”, but in my experience that’s just not true. Keeping a friendship alive can be tough as it is, but introduce distance to the mix and it can be hard to stay on top of multiple time zones and rushed phone calls snuck in between appointments. Canada is a massive country, and as a transplant from Vancouver I have struggled for years with maintaining my relationships in both cities. Luckily, Giftagram came along.

There are few things sweeter than handwritten notes and tiny gifts shared between pen pals, especially when long distance is involved, and Giftagram makes sending those special occasion and “thinking of you” favours that much simpler. My best friend Sarah decided to move back to Vancouver after five years with me here in Toronto, and the lifeblood of our relationship pretty much relies on care packages and carefully selected greeting cards mailed back and forth the old fashioned way. When my her birthday rolled around this past month I decided to mix things up and surprise her with a slew of curated “girls night in” themed gifts from Giftagram delivered right to her door. It was pretty fun to watch her confusion and excitement via text as each package found its way to her doorstep!

Here are my BFF picks for birthday bliss:

1. Chardonnay Saves The Day Print

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Yes, I could’ve sent a bottle of wine, but this gold foil print will surely last a lot longer right? That said, I might have to step up my game and opt for a bottle of Moet next year…

2. Woodlot “Recharge” Candle Jar

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I always say you can never have too many candles, and I honestly can’t think of a better gift. Woodlot’s coconut wax blend makes their products extra special, and with notes of rosemary and fresh mint this scent is truly dreamy and uplifting.

3. Mary Macleod’s Shortbreak 6 Pack

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What’s a relaxing evening in without some sugar? This adorable selection of shortbread pairs perfectly with everything from chardonnay to earl grey tea, and it’s so fun to be able to send a taste of Toronto all the way to Vancouver!

Originally published on Giftagram’s blog

This post was sponsored, but all opinions are my own. To inquire about sponsored posts, please email jess@shineinfluencers.com

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