AmongMen’s Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: 10 Cool Canadian Gifts

Show your true patriot love this holiday season by gifting or asking for a Canadian made present. Not sure what to buy or where to look? Have you even composed your wish list yet? We did the leg work for you and found these 10 uniquely Canadian gifts that will have you dubbed the coolest Canuck on the block.

1. Forever Maple Leaf

The thought of using this plate at dinnertime will bring out the master chef in anyone; however, this circular dish is just for visual appeal. Toronto-based artist Jacqueline Poirier hand paints our country’s iconic maple leaf onto this plate which makes a stunning image when mounted on the wall of any bachelor pad. Jacqueline Poirier Painted Maple Leaf Plate, $100.

2. Sweater Weather

It’s sweater weather and Roots knows that you can’t survive a cold Canadian winter without donning something woolly and warm. This knitted sweater is made from a wool blend and will keep anyone from catching a chill. Roots Tremblant Fair Isle Sweater, $128.

3. Layer It Or Leave It Alone

Joe Fresh’s jersey tee covers the three C’s when dressing for winter; comfort, casual and chic. This affordable piece layers great under Roots’s Tremblant sweater or you can wear it on its own. Joe Fresh Men’s Slub Jersey Tee, $19.

4. Bag It

Running away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the remote Canadian wilderness? Add Red Canoe’s RCAF kit bag to your wish list so you can pack your belongings inside. The design of this large duffle takes its silhouette and historical emblems from our nation’s proud Royal Canadian Air Force. And when you purchase this rustic piece a portion of proceeds from its sale goes to support RCAF Veteran and Canadian DND aviation related initiatives. Red Canoe RCAF Large Kit Bag, $149.99.

5. Wild Goose Chase

Hunting for a quality winter coat need not require hours of online sleuthing. Your home and native land gives you Canada Goose’s Chateau Parka, a military-inspired piece that’s filled with 100 percent duck down that will keep its wearer warm all winter long. Canada Goose Chateau Parka, $745.

6. Like A Box Of Chocolates With Bacon

Anyone who has a sweet tooth and a fervent love for bacon will rip into this box of chocolates like Forest Gump. Real bits of crispy bacon sit on top of creamy, sweet caramels that will melt in their mouth like butter. Eating just one piece of this sweet and savory treat is simply irresistible. IndigoSweets Milk Chocolate Bacon Caramels, $12.50.

7. Pillow Talk

Show your true patriot love of Canada by swanking out the crib with Nicole Tarasick’s Canada pillow. Made from cotton, this feather filled number makes a chic and truly Canadian addition to the décor of any home. Nicole Tarasick Studio Canada Pillow, $83.56.

8. Gloves On

When you gift Mackage’s Lennon gloves the person on your gift list will never have to worry about freezing their fingers off when outside. Available in black and camel (pictured above), the inside is lined with shearling guaranteeing warmth and the mitten flaps make it a cinch to get at your phone’s touch screen. Mackage Lennon Gloves, $175.

9. Jean Machine

These dark wash jeans from the orange Canadian clothier will go nicely with the Roots sweater and Joe Fresh jersey tee. Joe Fresh Men’s Super Slim Dark Wash Jean, $39.

10. Boot Bound

Vancouver-based brand Viberg knows no snow storm can hold us down, so they made the Hiker. This classic design from the company’s line-up is made from suede, which is waterproofed, a sturdy lug sole and topped with a flash of Canadian red laces perfect for trekking in the great outdoors.  Viberg Hiker Mocha Oil Tan Roughout Boot, $640.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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