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Lake Shop Gift Guide

Lake Shop Gift Guide
Lakeshop Christmas Gift Guide

We have all been there - buying a cool, awesome gift can be hard. We tried to make it easy for you by compiling a list of unique gift suggestions for all ages and price ranges for the holidays, teacher gifts or celebrations. Some of these items can be purchased online or instore at some popular locations. 

Under $25

Mouth Pipcorn PopcornMouth pip pip hooray popcorn pipcorn
 Zen Adult Coloring Book
Lake Shop Deer Coffee Mug

Lululemon Headband

Lululemon Headband

Sriracha 2 Go

Starbucks Pour-Over Brewer & Mug SetStarbucks Hi-Shine Pour-Over Brewer & Mug Set

Roots Work/Cabin Sock

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity

Ipsy Monthly Glam Bag

Ipsy glam bag

Lake Shop Moose Pillow 

60 Hour Candle

Bully Bundles

bully bundles

Chuckit! Max Glow Ball Dog ToyChuckit

 Bark Box

Bark Box dog gifts 


$25 to $50

Goat Story Coffee Mug

MEC Flylow Tough Guy Gloves 

Hatley Plaid Moose Kids' Union Suit

Frank Body Coffee Scrub

Shelfies Dreamy Trudeau Tee

Beard Brand Four Vices Beard OilBeard Brand beard oil four vices

Try the World Gift BoxTry the world gift box

Antler Necklace

Antler Necklace

Treat Yo Self Holiday Gift SetTreat Yo Self Holiday Gift Set

Himalayan Salt Blockhimalayan salt block


$50 to $100

Roots Sweatpants

Chapters S’well Teakwood Water Bottle

 Shelfies Pizza Party Hoodie

Shelfies Pizza Party Hoodie

Superdry Lumberjack Twill Shirt

Marble & Wood Cheeseboard

Maple Syrup & Small Bell Pitcher

Maple Syrup & Bell Pitcher


$100 and up



Wicked Lasers TorchFlashtorch


Urban Barn Moose Head White

Moose Head White


Gypsy Darling Tan Loser Moccasins

Faribault Woolen Mill Pak-A-Robe

Nico Nico Field Tent

Uggs Amie

Uggs Amie

Brevity Signature Necklace 

Water Buffalo the-water-buffalo

Freewheel Pro 

Free Wheel


We will continue to add more suggestions as the weeks go by. Love to add yours - enter your ideas in the comments section below.

Happy Shopping!

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2015 Canada Day Celebrations in Muskoka

2015 Canada Day Celebrations in Muskoka

The excitement of Canada Day is fast approaching and with so many great ways to celebrate, it can be difficult to decide what to do. If you’re heading up to Muskoka for the long weekend, you might want to check out some of the Canada Day events in the area. Here are a few of my personal suggestions for fun, family-friendly activities for the long weekend. Make sure to check out the event pages — some events are happening on the weekend and not on July 1st!







Honey Harbour

  • Honey Harbour Canada Festival: Held at the Park Landing, the Honey Harbour Canada Festival features the Honey Harbour Library’s annual book sale, an antique boat show, and a great big birthday cake from Elk’s Old Fashioned Bakery. The day will be filled with literature, music, art, crafts, exhibits by local businesses and associations, performance art, wonders of nature, marine history, and plenty of good eats — you don’t want to miss it!


Port Carling

Other Events

  • Additional events to do on the Canada Day long weekend
  • Ottawa Canada Day: If you want to head to our nation’s Capital and you’re up for some crowds check out the events.

What do you plan to do this Canada Day long weekend?


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May Two-Four Weekend

May Two-Four Weekend

The "May Two-Four weekend" (also known as the Victoria Day long weekend and May long weekend) is a Canadian statutory holiday to honour Queen Victoria's birthday — May 24, 1819. This year, the holiday falls on Monday, May 18.  

Many have argued over how to properly celebrate this weekend — does it celebrate beer or does it celebrate Queen Victoria? This debate is best illustrated by Kinnon Elliott Illustrations in this fantastic infographic: 

In Muskoka, this long weekend marks the kickoff of cottage season. Cottagers bring up a "two-four" (24 cans or bottles) of beer and open up their cottages for the summer season.


This also marks the start of the camping season for brave campers who pray for warm, dry weather for their first weekend of the year sleeping outdoors.

I know where my family and I will be: At the cottage — setting up the dock, getting out our Muskoka chairs, and starting to make bets about who will be the first one to take a dip in the cold water. Can't wait!

How do you celebrate May Two-Four with your family and friends? Do you think we should do less drinking and more allegiance pledging to the Queen? Or is it all about letting loose and celebrating after the end of a long, hard winter? Let us know in the comments below.


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