Oh Canada! A Gift Guide for the Canada Lover

 

 

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Happy Canada Day!

In celebration of July 1st, 2015, my favorite Canadian holiday, I gathered up these Canadian-themed home decor items. I love checking out local Ontario flea markets and adore Canadiana home decor and gifts.

HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY Map Linen Tea Towel Canada Day gift guide hostess Rachael Grad Fine Art

 Hudson's Bay Company Map Linen Tea Towel

I originally posted parts of this Oh Canada Gift Guide for the Canada Lover post on Apartment Therapy in 2011. Some Apartment Therapy readers criticized a few of my picks as too kitschy and tacky!

In response to that criticism, I've added some new gift ideas and updated my Canadian gift recommendations.

 

Despite the Apartment Therapy criticism, I decided to include some of the original Canada Gift Guide picks for fun! If you want a fun hostess gift for a cottage visit or you're a general fan of Canada, check out my picks below. Canada Cheeseboard from Love My Local on the One of a Kind Online Shop

Top on my list is the larger than life size Mountie I saw in an antique store in Port Carling, Ontario in 2011.

New to my Canadiana list (and perhaps slightly more classy) are a Raven Totem Bookend, Group of Seven Mugs, a Canada Cheeseboard, Native Canadian Soap Stone Carvings, a Vintage Moose PillowP'tite Poutine Porcelain Bowl, and the Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North America book.

Group of Seven Art Mug Set from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Other fun Canadian gift items (that some may find kitschy) include maple syrup candles, totem pole stacking mugs, and Mountie cocktail napkins. Of course the classic Hudson's Bay blanket was included in the original list, though some may think that it's too obvious of a gift.

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Prices on these gifts range from $5 (cocktail napkins) to $1,000 (limited edition print supporting The Canada Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition. At $1,000, the limited edition print may be more suitable for a very extended cottage stay hostess gift or a special occasion.

Vintage Moose Pillow from  Sparrow Avenue Canada Day gift guide hostess gifts Rachael Grad Fine Art

 Vintage Moose Pillow from Sparrow Avenue 

Here are my 21 Canadiana gift ideas to celebrate Canada Day and Canada lovers.

21 Great Gift Ideas for the Canada Lover:

      1. Larger than life Mountie hand-carved in wood from 1967. On sale at The Red Barn Antiques in Port Carling, Ontario
      2. Mountie cocktail napkins from the Drake General Store
      3. Group of Seven Mugs (set of 4) from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
      4. Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America edited by Denise Markonish
      5. Running Raven Bamboo Bowl by Morgan Green from Native Northwest
      6. Canada Cheeseboard from Love My Local on the One of a Kind Online Shop
      7. Handmande P'tite Poutine Porcelain Bowl by Hugo Didier from the AGO  
      8. Maple syrup candle tins from The Great Canadian Gift Company
      9. Canvas, 2014 limited edition artwork by BGL of Quebec sold by the National Gallery of Canada. Proceeds from the print help support The Canada Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition
      10. Vintage Moose Pillow from  Sparrow Avenue
      11. Hudson's Bay Company Map Linen Tea Towel from The Bay - a classic gift and always appreciated!
      12. Raven Totem Bookend from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
      13. Canoe on a Lake dip set from Maxwell Pottery on the One of a Kind Online Shop 
      14. True North Candle from Indigo Scents. Other Canadian scents include Muskoka Pine Forest and Prairie Wildflower  
      15. To Prince Edward Island Night Light from the National Gallery of Canada
      16. Mountie cocktail napkins from the Drake General Store
      17. Soap Stone Carving from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 
      18. O Canada Music Box from the Drake General Store
      19. Totem stacking cups in gold or silver from Imm Livin
      20. Canadiana Settle Bench from RockingHorse Past Inc on the One of a Kind Online Shop
      21. Classic point blanket from The Hudson's Bay Company -a classic gift and always appreciated!Other gifts with the iconic stripes are also available on The Bay's website

Handmande P’tite Poutine Porcelain Bowl by Hugo Didier from the AGO Canada Day gift guide hostess Rachael Grad Fine Art

 Handmande P’tite Poutine Porcelain Bowl by Hugo Didier from the AGO

Do you like my updated Oh Canada Gift Guide for the Canada Lover? Is it less kitschy than the original one on Apartment Therapy? Please let me know in the comments below...

Larger than Life Mountie Sculpture Rachael Grad Fine Art

 Larger than Life Mountie Sculpture

Parts of this post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy in 2011 in the post Oh Canada! Gift Guide for the Canada Lover. I have permission from Apartment Therapy to repost the content here.

 

 

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