5 Uniquely Ontario Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on your list? We’ve put together a few of our favourite Ontario things that just might make the perfect present for someone special.

1. EdgeWalk at CN Tower Gift Card
A brand new Ontario attraction and a brand new gift idea! Just in time for the holidays the CN Tower is offering Edgewalk gift cards. Have a daredevil on your list? This gift sends them to the top of the world on a walk around the CN Tower. The EdgeWalk was just added to the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest external walk on a building!

2. Ontario Maple Syrup
Nothing says Ontario like real Maple Syrup! This makes a perfect present for a guest from out of town or for an Ontario family member who loves fresh maple syrup. You can buy maple syrup at many local farmer’s markets across the province. Be sure to check the label for “Maple Syrup” or “Pure Maple Syrup” and the name of an Ontario producer or packer. Looking for a creative way to share the joy of Ontario Maple Syrup? Add it to one of your favourite recipes for a holiday treat.

3. The perfect gift is at the AGO
Want to introduce your child or grandchild to Canadian art? Four Pictures by Emily Carr tells stories from the life of Canadian artist, Emily Carr, in an original comic-book treatment. Author Nicolas Debon first encountered Emily Carr`s paintings when he moved to Canada from his native France. He was fascinated by the uniqueness of her art as well as by Carr herself and wanted to find an uncommon way to tell her story. Pair this with the AGO’s “Art-to-Go” kit, where kids can test their hand at art, and you’ve got the perfect gift! You can find all AGO products online – meaning you can avoid the holiday rush!

4. Ice Wine Festival Getaway
Niagara’s Ice Wine is a must on your Ontario gift list! Introduce the wine connoisseur your list to the Ice Wine at its best at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival. This seasonal favourite comes to life as each winery offers distinct Icewine themed events sure to leave a sweet taste in your mouth. The highlight of the Festival is always the Icewine Village in the Heritage District. Held on the weekend of January 21 & 22, the entire town comes together, offering guests an unforgettable day (and night!) of Icewine and cuisine.

5. Ahhh … The Spa Package
Sometimes the best gift is some classic Ontario relaxation at one of the many spas across the province. Add that with a stay at the Chateau Laurier, grand château built at the turn-of-century, your gift will be sure to impress! Holtz Spa in partnership with the Fairmont Château Laurier offers a luxurious retreat in the heart of the Nations Capital. Enjoy a day skating on the Rideau Canal, visit one of the myriad of National museums or explore the unique shops along Sussex before stepping into the oasis of calm that is Holtz.

Our list is just the beginning! Check our our getaway collections for more great gift ideas, or share your own favourite uniquely Ontario gifts!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy says:

    Sweet! Another great gift giving idea is the gift of time at an historic inn or boutique hotel – a romantic getaway or a gals retreat! You can buy any denomination of gift card for Ontario’s Finest Hotels, Inns & Spas by calling 800-340-4667 or visiting http://www.ontariosfinestinns.com/gift_certificate_options.html
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

  2. Lee Nowensky says:

    Good Idea’s!!!

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