(Closed) Canadian gifts (?)

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think someone recently posted something similiar to this.

A few ideas that came up were maple syrup loli pops. I think you can go to china town (spadina area) and find a bunch of cool shops that have TONS of little nic naks.

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

How about those maple cookies that are shaped like a maple leaf.

There are probably some convenience stores that have small souvenir items that you don’t even notice on a day to day basis. Especially right downtown by the CN tower etc.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Maybe a deck of cards with the maple leaf on them so they can have a poker night/your Fiance can teach them some Canadian/North American card games?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Shot glasses!? Lol guys do like to drink Wink

Um I would definitely check out the dollar stores.  But also check  HBC stores like The Bay and Zellers for nice baseball caps or shirts. They are pretty good quality and don’t look like cheesy souvenir stuff. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

ooo maybe mugs too! Everyone loves a mug!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Kraft peanut butter! It’s the best in the world and you can’t get it anywhere else! You could get one of the smaller jars of it.

Another thing that is common here but not elsewhere (well, maybe in the UK and Euro countries, I’m not sure)–Mr. Big bars and Wunderbars.  Maybe you could focus on things that you can’t buy in other countries (not necessarily token Canada stuff.) Although if you did go the maple syrup route, you could get maple syrup flakes.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Does the Bay still have the Olympic mittens? There were some at mine a few weeks ago.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

@azure6700: OMG do i ever miss me some Kraft peanut butter! i am living in the states for one year for internship and didn’t know certain common things were simply not available here! i grew up thinking the states had everything, LOL.

some dearly “Canadian” or perhaps Montreal things I miss are:
Kraft peanut butter

La Fontaine hummus

COFFEE CRISP – i freaked out Halloween when I couldn’t get any!

Montreal bagels

that’s all i got – probably not too helpful, sorry!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@dynamic_duo: I know! It’s so amazing that my fiance has to hide it from me! (I asked him to do this) My best friend ended up with a Canadian guy and it turns out that she makes him hide it from her, too!

We’re planning on eventually moving to the States, but when we do, we will for sure have to stock up on jars of it whenever we visit his family. No way can you go back to a lifetime of Skippy after tasting Kraft.

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