Looking for the perfect gift to give your Canadian friends? Look no further! In this blog post, we will discuss eight of the best Canadian gift ideas. From maple syrup to Toronto gift baskets, we have got you covered. So without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Maple Syrup
Real Canadian maple syrup is a staple and makes for the perfect gift. It is unique to Canada and something that your Canadian friends will certainly appreciate. Maple syrup is produced in Canada from the sap of maple trees and has a long history dating back to the Indigenous peoples of North America. The process of making maple syrup is quite labour intensive, which makes it all the more special.
If you know someone who loves pancake breakfasts or enjoys cooking, then a bottle (or two) of real Canadian maple syrup might just put a huge smile on their face.
2. Hockey Jersey
It’s no secret that hockey is one of the most popular sports in Canada. It is Canada’s national winter sport, after all. So what better way to show your Canadian pride than by gifting a hockey jersey? Hockey jerseys aren’t difficult to find, and if you know your friend or loved one’s favourite team or player, you’ve got everything you need to make the perfect gift.
3. Canadian Flag
While not everyone likes to fly their national flag, there’s no doubt that any Canadian native would appreciate having one. You don’t have to get one to fly outside either. Consider a beach towel decorated with the Canadian flag, a coffee mug, or a framed flag to hang in their home or office.
4. A Gift Basket
If you’re looking for a gift that says “I was thinking of you,” then look no further than a gift basket filled with Canadian treats. This could include maple syrup, Tim Hortons coffee, Nanaimo bars, butter tarts, and more.
5. Moose Toys
For the younger ones on your list, consider moose toys! The moose is one of Canada’s most iconic animals and make for some very cute plushies, figurines, and other toys. You can find these at many toy stores or online retailers that sell Canadian-themed items.
6. Mountie Costume
Another great gift idea for kids (or adults!) is a Mountie costume. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are one of the most recognizable symbols of Canada, and their red serge uniforms are iconic. Whether you get an actual uniform or just a toy gun and badge set, your Canadian friend or loved one will love this unique gift.
7. Ketchup Chips
These may not sound appetizing to you, but they are a popular choice in Canada! Ketchup chips are, as the name suggests, chips that are ketchup flavoured. They are a little bit sweet and a little bit savoury and make for a great snack. If you can’t find them in your local grocery store, you can always order them online—and you may have to, as they are usually only found in Canada.
8. Canadian Dried and Smoked Meats
If your Canadian friend or loved one is a meat-lover, then they will love this gift! There are many different types of Canadian dried meats available from summer sausage to jerky. You can find these at most supermarkets in Canada or order them online from specialty food retailers.
So there you have it, eight great gift ideas for your Canadian friends and loved ones. Whether you want to get them something practical like maple syrup or something fun like a Mountie costume, they are sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness.