Share the Magic of Books This Christmas with DK Canada #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

| December 16, 2013 | 37 Comments

Share the Magic of Books This Christmas

Is it just me or does everyone like receiving a good book for a gift?  I am an avid reader and appreciate books of all kinds.  As much I enjoy receiving a good DIY book to satisfy my creative self, I also like to give books as gifts.  Sharing the magic of books with those that have everything or that are passionate about something in particular is a great idea.  DK Canada offers a wonderful selection of DIY and creative reading at their DK Gift Boutique.  I have had the wonderful opportunity to check out a couple of titles from the DK Gift Boutique and I must say that both books would make a much wanted gift idea.


 DK Step-By-Step Cake Decorating


DK Cake Decorating

I am a novice cake decorator and have actually created some pretty nice cakes for my kids birthdays, so with the help of Step-By-Step Cake Decorating, I hope to make the next cake worthy event very special.  Written by Karen Sullivan, Step-By-Step Cake Decorating is 256 pages of inspiring photos and step by step instructions of cake designing, frosting recipes and decorating techniques.

From delicate creations for weddings to fantastical birthday cupcakes, Step-by-Step Cake Decorating contains 20 remarkable projects for every occasion. There are more than 100 pages of step-by-step icing, piping, stenciling, painting, and cutting techniques. Each cake recipe includes fun, unique tips and variations for turning it into cupcakes and cake pops. Home bakers looking to impress their friends and family with gorgeous confections will love these smart, elegant projects.

Festive Yule Log2


The Festive yule log is one example of the projects that I am tackling for Christmas.   Great for gift giving or as a bring along when attending festive dinners during the holiday season.  I can’t wait to see how they turn out and the reaction I get when I arrive toting a homemade yule log.


DK Make Your Own Gifts


Make your own gifts


This is by far one of my most favorite books this season.  My little one wants to make her very own gifts to give and the Make Your Own Gifts will be invaluable.  This book is choked full of fantastic crafty ideas that you and the kids can make for all occasions (80 pages and 50 projects)!  All the crafts in this book are for kids but must be done under adult supervision.  I love when my little uses her own resources to make something special for me and now she will be making gifts with love for others.


Make Your Own Gifts has more than 50 fantastic projects to make great handmade gifts that will be more memorable than their store-bought counterparts. From photo frames to handmade soap, this fun guide to arts and crafts includes awesome gift ideas for all occasions. Simple step-by-step instructions alongside detailed photographs make these gifts easy and accessible for children to make. With projects that range from fun trinkets made with materials found around the house to tasty baked treats made from scratch, this entertaining gift guide also includes instructions on how to make unique wrapping paper and gift tags to make any handmade present priceless.


Candle Glass Jars


Homemade gifts are wonderful and  they are also nice keepsakes.  These candle glass jars are on our to do list this year.  They make the perfect gift for that special lady, maybe a grandma, aunt or even the teacher.  My little one is so excited to hand out her very own creations this Christmas.  They would also be a great craft idea to make during a birthday party or give as a party favour.

Check out DK Gift Boutique for gift giving ideas!  Save 30% off for a limited time.  Free shipping on all orders over $50.

DK Gift Boutique

Are you a book lover or DIY kind of person?  What books would you love to receive from the DK Gift Boutique?

Disclosure:  The above mentioned products were received for review purposes.  All opinions are honest and my own.


Enter to Win

DK Make Your Own Gifts and  DK Step-By-Step Cake Decorating Books

(value $50)

Giveaway ends on December 31st, 2013 at 11:59pm.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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Hi, my name is Dawn, Community Manager, Social Media Expert and mom. My career went from working as a Senior Administrative Assistant at a high tech company in Ottawa, back to college to become an Early Childhood Educator, throw in a year of Decorating and Home Staging at an Ottawa design school to being in the health care field. My passion is writing and always has been through every stage of my life. I reside in a small town in Ontario and love to network with other parents through Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. If I am not being a mommy, I am blogging or hanging out at one of the many social media sites. Sometimes multi tasking and doing all three! I enjoy the outdoors, curling up with a good book, yoga and all things mom.

Comments (37)

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  1. Lee-Ann S says:

    We have several DK books.

  2. I got many DK books for my daughter example the animals lifes, Travel book for kids etc. Love DK.

  3. danielle t says:

    I was looked at them many times. they have so many great books I’d love to have. never actually ordered though.

  4. Dreena says:

    Love DK books! We’ve got several.

  5. Pam says:

    We love DK books, from the kids books to travel guides!

  6. francine says:

    haven’t bought any but have been gifted some

  7. natasha severson says:

    i have never purchased one

  8. Juliee says:

    I have never bought one

  9. Silvia D says:

    yes, we have bought many over the years!

  10. Erika E says:

    Yes, I buy lots of DK books.

  11. charityk says:

    no i dont believe we have any dk books

  12. Amy C says:

    I have purchased lots DK Canada books before.

  13. nicolthepickle says:

    I don’t think I have any, but I have a lot of books so there must be at least one in my home.

  14. olga says:

    I love getting the DK books for my niece and nephew…they are great for all ages!

  15. Angela Mitchell says:

    I have purchased a few childrens books before.

  16. Heidi C. says:

    I have a number of DK books!

  17. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    no I have not as of yet

  18. Anna says:

    We love DK Eyewitness books. Lots of information, great illustrations and photos.

  19. francine says:

    no but I was given some

  20. Jonnie says:

    I have purchased DK books. My sons love all of their animal and dinosaur books!

  21. susanne mccarthy says:

    No I have not…my daughter would love!!

  22. Anna W says:

    I have never purchased a Dk book before but my son got one last year for his birthday. I believe it is a picture dictionary!

  23. marla says:

    have not purchased dk books but my daughter loves crafts and princess books

  24. Katharine W says:

    Not sure. I buy lots of books for my kids and my friends’ kids.

  25. midgeknows says:

    I do not believe i have. Will be exciting looking through the new books, should I win. Thanks for the chance.

  26. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to Win
    the DK Make Your Own Gifts and DK Step-By-Step Cake Decorating Books.
    In response to your question of
    Have you ever purchased DK Canada books before?
    No i have never purchased DK Canada books before.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

  27. SueSueper says:

    I have not purchased DK books before. There does seem to be quite a variety though. Need to check it out further next time I am in the lookout for books.

  28. Jane N @copperjane says:

    I have not purchased a DK Canada book before.

  29. Larissa V says:

    No I have never purchased from them before.

  30. Jen Wilson says:

    I’ve never purchased them before. Just found out about them from this blog. 🙂 Will have to check it out!

  31. Kim O'Malley says:

    Yes, we have some of the Lego books

  32. Tiffanie Davenport says:

    I’ve never purchased them before but would love to have them in my collection 🙂

  33. Viv Sluys says:

    I have many DK books, some I purchased myself and many I, or my children, got as gifts.

  34. jennifer lucas says:

    no, I have never, but would love too they sound amazing

  35. Jennifer says:

    Yes, my girls love the DK books

  36. danielle t says:

    I’ve never purchased from them but I know they have a ton of books I’d love to get for myself and family

  37. Katy Emanuel says:

    I have a few DK books, but I have not purchased from them myself.

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