A house isn’t a home until you’ve put your mark on it. As Canadians, we proudly speak to our heritage as often as we can, whether that’s through rooting for our favourite hockey team, donning a Canadian flag patch on our travel bags or binge-watching television with a big bag of ketchup chips.
Just in time for the holidays, there’s another way to beam with national pride, and, guess what, it has nothing to do with maple syrup, poutine, curling or beavers.
The Drake General Store has created a housewares collection with gorgeous Canadian landscape imagery printed onto plates, bowls, saucers and mugs. Know a Canadian super-fan, a recent Canadian citizen or just a true patriot? This is the set for them. On one plate, you are transported to the Canadian Rockies, and in another, vibrant swathes of colour depict the Yukon landscape in winter. If it’s tea time, the cup and saucer are just as rich with picturesque Canadiana, as the set is finished with illustrations of Halifax’s countryside. A piece on its own is a beautiful gift, but the entire set will turn every meal into a new getaway.
Who it’s for
Avid hikers; people who eat at home; proud, flag-flying Canadians; fancy plate collectors; a couple who recently got into one of those kitchen fights where things, um, broke. (No judgment, but you may need new plates, and, well, some of these are plates.)
$15 to $18.
Where to find it
The Drake General Store sells them in-house, but you can also grab them from its online store.
‘Tis the season to be jolly (and a bit stressed from shopping, list-making, cooking and more shopping). But don’t get yourself too worked up, because we’re here to help you cross those names off your list one day at a time, one gift at a time. From now through Christmas Eve, we’re wrapping up daily gift ideas, so you can get back to more important festive pursuits, you know, like drinking egg nog. We’re going to make this so easy, you’ll want to shop this way every year.