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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!


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


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


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.


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


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.


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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