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Canadian things for a big suprise

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mumtoone84 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:46:10

Hi all

I'm suprising my dad with a trip to Canada in April for his Christmas however as I don't have anything "physical" to get him I'm looking for 4-5 ideas that I can wrap up to give him that are iconic of Canada.

I'm thinking I'll make him open them in sequence, finally opening an envelope that contains his e-ticket. So far I'm thinking a Canadian flag (at the end obviously), jar of maple syrup and maybe a toy bear. Any other ideas??

I was very fortunate as a child and my parents took me all around the world, which wouldn't have been cheap. I'm super close to my dad and we both went to New York together in February and it was very special.

ItsaTenfromDen Thu 19-Nov-15 21:48:23

a mountie? smile

ItsaTenfromDen Thu 19-Nov-15 21:48:59

how about a Rocky biscuit?

Pigleychez Thu 19-Nov-15 21:49:13

A book or travel guide of Canada? Although that might be a huge give away

ItsaTenfromDen Thu 19-Nov-15 21:49:15

forgot to say that's an amazing gift, well done you

NameRanger Thu 19-Nov-15 21:51:06

Something to do with hockey?

mumtoone84 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:51:23

Haha rocky biscuits is a great idea and very inexpensive. He loves biscuits it's a bit of a running joke so if that's the first present he opens he'll not get the surprise!! Great idea!!

Laska5772 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:52:30

Has to be a Tilley hat! (Complete Canadian Icon!..)

these are the standard men's ones , though they do cold weather hats also

mumtoone84 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:54:05

Ooh I've not heard of Tilley hats!

Laska5772 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:55:43

Having another go with that link Tilley Hat home page

RaisinGirls Thu 19-Nov-15 22:01:04


nmg85 Thu 19-Nov-15 22:07:11

Moose head beer? Canadian bacon?

mumtoone84 Thu 19-Nov-15 22:09:04

Great guys! Loving these ideas. I was really struggling

Kbear Thu 19-Nov-15 22:09:18

one of these badges? here

TheSpottedZebra Thu 19-Nov-15 22:11:46

Ice wine? They have some in lidl or aldi coming up.

Or double denim - the good old Canadian tuxedo.

Or music. Not Bieber, obvs -that would be mean.

mumtoone84 Thu 19-Nov-15 22:16:53

Thanks kbear. Badge might be better than a massive flag and I can put it in a jewellery box! Anyone know where I can buy a single bottle of moose head beer?

Davros Thu 19-Nov-15 22:43:21

Michael Buble music!

nmg85 Thu 19-Nov-15 22:56:06

There is a web site something like beer of Europe... Although if you google moose head beer and UK it comes up on 1st page

nmg85 Thu 19-Nov-15 22:57:16

What about some Canadian dollars?

Legofriend Thu 19-Nov-15 23:03:19

A maple leaf! Free off a local tree :-)

Out2pasture Thu 19-Nov-15 23:11:17

maple leaf shaped items (chocolate)

Ness18 Thu 19-Nov-15 23:12:01

Poutine! Think you can buy packets or google a recipe!

nmg85 Thu 19-Nov-15 23:17:20

Love a good poutine!

duckbilled Fri 20-Nov-15 05:22:12

A small potted maple tree? I bought one a few months ago for a few pounds from Homebase. It would be a lasting reminder.

BikeRunSki Fri 20-Nov-15 05:27:12

Bryan Adams/Celine Dion/Alanis Morisette CD

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