By Amy ValmUpdated Jan 10, 2018
Luxe candle brand Voluspa's goods are crafted with coconut wax and available in an array of scents, from fruity santiago huckleberry to the gourmande-favourite French bourbon vanilla. Each pretty and portable tin promises 25 hours of burn time.
Where to buy: starting at $10, indigo.ca>Photo: Indigo
Personalized swag is a great way to show your appreciation. We love these on-trend metallic mugs from Anthropologie. For an extra-sweet surprise, add a few salt water taffies for a finishing touch.
Where to buy: $8, anthropologie.com>Photo: Anthropologie
Handmade in Canada, these lovely bars are available in various scents like lavender, coconut lime and French pear. Coming in at about $6 a pop, choose from up to 10 different scents and enjoy free shipping within Canada.
Where to buy: $60 for 10 bars, etsy.com>
You can never have too many tea towels. Spruce up your guests' kitchen arsenal with this cheery Scandinavian-inspired cloth.
Where to buy: $5 for a two-pack, ikea.com>
Toronto readers know that The Drake Hotel is a west-end breakfast and brunch hotspot. Perfect on yogurt, the crunchy concoction ships nationally so you can spoil your guests with their own batch of homemade goodness wherever you are.
Where to buy: $10, drakegeneralstore.ca>
You know how the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding claims Windex is a cure for everything? Well, Rosebud Salve is the real deal. This old-timey salve is a staple in many celebrity bags and is great for treating chapped lips, dried skin, sunburns and even diaper rash.
Where to buy: $8, sephora.com>
With new hues hitting shelves all the time, this prestigious nail lacquer is a fun treat to gift your guests. Depending on when your shower is, you can pick from pretty spring pastels, splashy summer pinks or moody dark shades and metallics for fall or winter.
Where to buy: $9 each, walmart.ca>
Perfect for adorning a fridge, magnet board or cubicle, these chic magnets are neutral enough to make a charming addition to any decor.
Where to buy: $10, indigo.ca>
Fancy chocolatiers Green & Black's offer up a collection of sweet and savoury temptations in their organic line of goodies—a decadent thank-you guests are sure to appreciate.
Where to buy: $7, wholefoods.com>
Looking to try your hand at a little DIY project while you await your babe? These mason jar planters are a breeze to make, and bitty succulents can be picked up from your local nursery or garden store.
Get the instructions here: lollyjane.com>
If your guests are fans of fancy loose leaf tea (which, we think, most people enjoy), one of David's Tea gourmet flavours—like the chocolate chili chai, pictured here—will be welcome loot.
Where to buy: Starting at $8, davidstea.com>
While the mom-to-be won't be able to indulge, guests will love this fun DIY cocktail take-home to unwind after a busy day.
Get the instructions: Something Turquoise>
Not only is the pint-sized tub cute and portable, its contents promote healthy and happy skin. The creamy formula absorbs quickly, is made with community fair trade ingredients and comes in a slew of delightful scents.
Where to buy: $6, thebodyshop.ca>
You'll be the talk of the town if you include these in your take-away bags. Luxurious homemade bath bombs from Lush are available in a variety of colours and scents.
Where to buy: starting at $5 each, lush.ca>Photo: Lush