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My closest friend from middle school is in Canada and I want to send her a nice gift. Something to treat herself. There is more background ...

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This made me smile that you’re thinking of her. Could you maybe find a spa close by to her and book a spa day for her? If she has a little one, that may require some more planning but that’d be a great way for her to get some downtime!

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Spa is tricky as it would require childcare. But if you figure out both, that would be amazing.

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I would suggest buying a meal subscription like Hello Fresh - that would be both pampering and incredibly helpful. (A mom here)

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This depends on her personality, but if she’d be open to it, have someone clean her house for as often as you budgeted. That would be a dream for me if I didn’t have a regular cleaning service.

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Where in Canada is she? I’m Canadian and I know that the range of options can vary based on location.

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She is a single mom, her little one is almost 3. She also has a full time job and is in school at the same time. To say she’s a rockstar, is putting it mildly. Life happened ( her controlling ex and a messy divorce), and we grew apart a little bit. I really want to send her something nice. Ideas? Hopefully something to pamper her a little bit. But since it’s Canada, I’m a little bit at a loss...

Like the spa idea + a really pretty, meaningful card

Spa for sure !

She’s in Toronto. I thought about the spa, but honestly it will be hard since she will have to figure our day care.

What about a prepared meal service? Daycare in Canada is fairly accessible and inexpensive. I would go down the spa route or maybe a credit to a spa service that comes to you.

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Great spas in Toronto (if the child can be babysat): body blitz, the elmwood, Miraj hammam (the shangri-la).

I think there are some services that target moms and their daughters for at-home treatments. But that's likely for kids older than 3 and more for a group setting.

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