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Christmas Gift Ideas That are Uniquely Canadian

Updated on November 17, 2013

Proud Canadian Boys!

Strange Brew - I'm So Proud!

Canuck and Proud of It!

This isn't one of those hubs that anyone's allowed to take offense to. As a proud Canuck and citizen in good standing of the province of Ontario, I claim the right to poke fun at my nationality. Let's face it, the things we're known for here in Canada are funny.

It always amuses me when I tell people in other countries that I'm from Canada and the first thing they mention is Bob and Doug McKenzie in the old '80's movie, Strange Brew. The McKenzie brothers are, perhaps, our biggest claim to fame, along with maple syrup, snow and over-politeness.

Well, we're all that and more, folks. We're deep. Really deep. Yet laughable.

Sweet Gift Idea!

Nothing says 'Canada' like maple syrup! Seriously, it oozes Canuck. Tapped right from our own trees, many from northern Ontario, this stuff is ooey-gooey-good.  If this doesn't give you a sugar spike, you're probably dead.

For Canuck Wannabe's

You say you're green with envy? Do you dream of freezing your butt off for six months of the year? Is shovelling snow your idea of a great time? Well, then, have we got the country for you!!

Come frolic with the polar bears, moose and beavers in the True North Strong and Free.

This book will tell you all about our Canadian land and culture, even our people. Yes, Canadians are fascinating!

How to Be Canadian

Now What?

When in Rome, I mean Canada....Congratulations, you got here (legally, of course) and now you need to know how to blend in.  This book can fill you in on our customs and ways.  As I mentioned before, we're deep, so there's stuff to know.  I haven't read this book, but I'm sure the author has probably addressed the little matter of apologizing to inanimate objects and making sure that you don't wear your toque backwards.  You know, the essentials.

Plan B

So you didn't get into the country, or you're struggling with our habits and culture. Maybe, you even want to pretend you're Canadian when travelling.  Fear not! You can just fake it until you get the hang of things. Go ahead, lots of people do it and we're too polite to mention it, anyway.

Bacon from Canadian Pigs

I would be totally remiss in my journalistic duty if I didn't mention our great Canadian bacon.  I don't know how it is different from American or Yugoslavian or any other country's bacon, but it's really delicious.  Most commonly used in sandwiches and on buns.  Try it, you'll like it.

Moose and Squirrel

In case you didn't know it, Rocky and Bullwinkle are Canadian. This Rocky bobble head doll makes the perfect gift for a moose and squirrel fan. And let's face it - who doesn't love Rocky and Bullwinkle.

You'll appreciate the fine craftsmanship of this plastic gem! This isn't a miniature toy, either. Rocky checks in at a towering 6" in height, so he's almost life size.

Go ahead, wax nostalgic then give this amusing piece of memorabilia a place of honour like on the dashboard of your car, the back of the toilet....

Sporty Canuck

Oh yeah, we are renown sportsmen. Canada is all about hockey, eh?

We can all do moose calls too, and believe me, it takes talent. Luckily, it's built in, we're born with the gift. Really. Moose hunting is what we do during the hockey off season.

Still, hockey is our game, so it's nice to have this poster on the wall to remind us of hockey seasons past and Stanley Cups to come. Some people say that it really jazzes up the outhouse, especially when the décor reflects a sports theme or has red as the main colour. Something for you to consider. I can see you putting your finger against your lips right now, as you try to imagine how you can use this vintage poster to brighten up a space in your home or outbuildings. Enjoy.

Canadian Christmas CD

Yes, some people in Canada sing, too. Well, we all sing, it's just that some are way better at it than others.

We do, in fact, have some pretty famous musical artists in our country. Think Bryan Adams, Diana Krall, Jann Arden and you get the picture. We're very proud of our artists.

Those three, plus plenty more Canadian musicians, are on this CD.

Sing loud and proud at Christmastime, Canada!

Ohhhh, Beaver Fur

Who says we're not sophisticated? You're going to feel and look like the million bucks you spend on this velvety soft sheared beaver fur coat with fox fur tuxedo for added comfort and classy style.

Naturally, this beautiful outerwear is Made in Canada. That means it'll keep you warm during the long, cold winter months we typically have in this country.

If you're thinking of buying it, you'd better hurry - there's only one left!

Official Canadian Headwear

If you want a bonafide Canadian look, you MUST sport a toque! As I understand it, Americans refer to this type of headgear as a "knitted hat." How funny and not very French Canadian at all! You can spot a Canuck in any crowd in the winter.

Editor's Note: Amazon can call this hat anything it wants but it is a toque. I know. I'm Canadian.

We Like to Start 'em Young

You just can't get too much Canadian culture.  Hey, we're proud of our heritage and we want our new little Canadians emersed in it, right from birth.  You too can raise a child in the Canadian way and make them multi-cultural.

How's the Moisture in Your Log Cabin?

We have a few log homes here in Ontario but there are a lot more in B.C. where much of the timber comes from.

B.C. is short for British Columbia, which is on the west coast of Canada for those who don't know. Anyway, you definitely do not want moisture in your logs, so be sure to check them.

For Those of You Who Don't Know Where or What B.C. Is (see above)

It's okay if you didn't have a clue what or where B.C. is in the previous paragraph, because here's a learning tool for you. It's a map. See all those pretty colours? That's us. Each colour represents a different province or territory. If you're not Canadian, you live outside of the area with the pretty colours. See? Easy.  Now, if you find Ontario, you find me.

Feel the Bubbles Melt

A VERY sexy American man once told me that Aero chocolate bars are not available in the States.  I believe him.  So, for those of you who have not had the pleasure of feeling the bubbles melt on your tongue, here's your chance to grab a small bit of Canadianna.  Enjoy!

Is It Getting Hot in Here?

Hey, it's cold and dark half the year, what else are we gonna do?  You can only watch the same reruns so many times.  Late summer and early fall are when the most births occur.  You do the math.

The Mounties Always Get Their Man

A mountie holding a Canadian just don't get more Canuck than that.

This ornament is just perfect for a Canadian Christmas. Who wouldn't display this proudly on their tree?

Don't Worry Nell, I'll Save You!

Everyone the world over seems to be familiar with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. That's RCMP or Mounties, for short. Dudley Do-Right is the most famous Canadian Mountie of all.  Let Dudley teach you everything you want to know about our famous good Canadian manners.

The Pride of Our Maritime Region

Make Mine a Moosehead!

Ahh, Moosehead beer! Our eastern provinces can be proud of the local brewery that makes and markets this uniquely Canadian product.

*No real mooseheads are used in the processing of this malt beverage.

Canuck & Doesn't Care Who Knows It

Die hard Canadian patriots will love having Canada help them keep their pants from falling down. Made of solid pewter and colourfully enamelled, this belt buckle is a wonderful and classic piece of waist jewellery that will draw that hawt chick's eye to your nether region.  That's assuming that your belly isn't hanging over it.

Like Enough Already, Ya Know, Eh?

I could keep going on and on, but I have to sleep sometime. Admit it though, this is nice stuff!

You can mock my Canuck-ism and lovely array of Canadian products in the comments if you so wish.

Meantime, have a very Merry Canadian Christmas, eh?

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