Mom stuff

By Christine Davis

BIC Soleil Balance

It’ll be smooth sailing through the dog days of summer with this new razor. It features built-in Shea Butter-infused moisture bars on the five-razor head so you can count on smooth shaves without the shaving cream. Available at major retailers. From $10.99

Weekender Chevron Chic

Be chic any day of the week with this stylish watch from Timex. Featuring a woven strap, rose gold case and a light up watch dial it’s water resistant up to 30 metres. Available at Timex.ca. $75

Bernardin Smooth Sided Jars

Showcase your summer jams and jellies in these new jars. The 250mL size is ideal while the smooth façade perfectly accommodates personalized labelling and decorating for crafting, décor and sharing. The SureTight lids keep foods sealed up to 18 months. Available at Walmart, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and Loblaws. Case of 12 with lids $9.99

Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Printer

This multi-purpose and budget-friendly label printer is handy for home organization and crafting. Choose from a variety of different tape types and ribbons, sold separately and store up to 50 files all on the hand-held device. Available at Epson.ca and Amazon.ca. $67.49

Cold Brew Coffee

Keep cool with the hottest trend in coffee. Available in an assortment of styles and flavours at Pusateri’s. Califia XX Espresso Cold Brew with Almond Milk, $4.69 each. Kicking Horse Coffee Smart Ass Cold Brew, $3.99 each. Pilot Coffee Cold Brew ‘Latte’, $4.49 each. Station Cold Brew Coffee Co. Nitro Organic Mocha, $4.29 each.

Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker

Cool down with homemade frozen treats in as little as 20 minutes with this compact machine that makes ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sorbet and gelato. Available at bestbuy.ca. $56.99

Rubbermade FreshWorks produce saver

This new storage container uses FreshVent technology to keep produce fresher longer than original packaging by regulating the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out of the container while the CrispTray at the bottom elevates produce away from moisture to prevent spoilage. Choose from six sizes. Available at Loblaws,Walmart and Canadian Tire. From $9.99

Aqualia Thermal by Vichy

Keep your skin hydrated with this new line from Vichy. Made of 97 per cent natural ingredients the hypoallergenic formulas are available in rich and light creams, gel and serum to leave your skin fresh, plump and luminous. Available at drug stores and Vichy.ca. $39.95 to $42.95

Paint Your Life

Preserve your memories with this personalized art service. Simply submit your photos – from wedding to newborn shots and anything in between – online, choose your style of painting and an artist will paint it. It’s a simple process that includes approvals to get it just right. Available at paintyourlife.com. From $189