Shopping from Canadian boutiques is pretty much one of my favourite hobbies – I love finding unique and beautiful gifts for everyone I know and of course, some goodies for myself. And I love that I don’t have to necessarily leave my house to do so. One of my favourite online Canadian shops is the Drake General Store

They have just partnered with the Toronto-based digital agency Kastor & Pollux to bring a fresh look to spring with gorgeous new products. Launching in-store and online Monday April 11, customers can shop the new collection of unique, quirky and colourful curated curiosities from greenery to fashion and beyond. There are some seriously fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas – don’t forget Mother’s Day is on May 8th this year…just around the corner!

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Love these gorgeous Mother’s Day greeting cards – they are absolutely so adorable.

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Spring means bright and vibrant succulents. These long-lasting, cute cacti pair perfectly with Drake’s amazing curated collection of planters and accessories, both designed in-house and carefully selected from some of our favourite designers such as the Umbra Shift Pleated Planter or Smiley Terracotta Pots. The Umbra Pleated series was made to accompany a plant through different stages of growth. Each piece is handmade, sporting geometric pleats and a self-watering wick. In-house designed DGS black clay planters come in all sizes featuring fresh minimalist designs that work with all décor! 

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Drake General Store is bringing the Montreal-based small batch preserving company, Preservation Society to foodies everywhere. I’ve long since wished I could participate in their incredible workshops or canned swaps so I am excited for the opportunity to scoop up some of their yummy goods. The lovingly produced fruit-forward jams, jellies, hand-cut marmalades, intoxicating chutneys, and addictive pickles are sure to satisfy any food-lover in your life.

Drake General Store has also partnered with Toronto-based bespoke loose-leaf tea-house, PLUCK, to provide 5 signature DGS blends: Free Spirit (Caffeine-free Red Rooibos Tea); Feminist (Smoky Maple Black Tea Blend); Florist (Green Tea Blend); Femme (Organic Herbal Tea Blend); Foodie (Pu-erh Tea Blend with Natural Chocolate). PLUCK uses the top 10 per cent of premium tea leaves from sustainably-managed gardens and certified organic sources from around the world, then adds unique local ingredients like Prince Edward County Lavender or grape skins from Southbrook Vineyards in the Niagara region. Kastor & Pollux designed the vibrant prints featured on each PLUCK product. As a major tea lover, I can’t wait to try this beautiful new collaboration! Check out the beautiful labels below…

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