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2023 Algoma Holiday Gift Guide

The first annual Holiday Gift Guide from your friends at Algoma Country.

Updated: By Heather Bot

Welcome to the 2023 Algoma Country Holiday Gift Guide. A great way to buy local this holiday season. Use it as a shopping list for family, friends or a special someone in your life, or simply use it for yourself. No matter who is on the list, naughty or nice, you’ll find a special.

The gift guide features members of Algoma Country, as well as highlights different shops in communities in the region. You can shop in person and some businesses offer online ordering and shipping options. Let’s keep supporting local businesses in the region’s communities this holiday season and for any reason.

The Gift of Vacation

Book now for 2024 at any place to stay in the region and enjoy what nature adventures the region’s tourism industry has to offer, unique attractions, entertainment, and delectable food and drink. There is so much to see and do here.

For The Adventurous One.

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Shop for outdoor recreation at Great Lakes Outfitters. Paddling, hiking, fishing, camping – this shop can help you outfit the trip. Buy major equipment like paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks, or stick with camping supplies like tents, sleeping bags, and cooking necessities. GLO has an excellent selection of fishing gear like rods, reels, and tackle tech, and everything you need to ice fish like tip ups. A great gift for the family is snowshoes.

For The Aviation Enthusiast.

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Shop at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre’s Wings n’ Airplane Things Gift Shop. Purchase books with stories about the adventures of bush flying, and the bravery of those who fight remote forest fires. Or this kids’ book Bailey the Bushplane. Mugs and glasses for any type of beverage and unique clothing and gifts. We like the toy and game section, especially for purchasing 3d aviation puzzles, modal kits, and wooden toys.

For Those Gift Exchange Moments.

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Visit The Post at the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. Shop in person to find all sorts of gifts including artisanal, locally made, or have a connection to the history’s area. For example, find exclusive Hudson Bay striped blankets and knitted winter clothing items, or MacIntosh Mugs featuring images from members of the Group of Seven. The site works with local artisans to sell pottery, jewelry, stained glass art, fibre arts, and locally made products like syrup and blueberry jam.

Find The Gift For Everyone.

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On the List at The Station Mall. Serving Sault Ste. Marie and area for 50 years, you’ll find fine clothing and jewelry, sporting goods, Canadian and international brands, toys, books, and electronics. Sneak some delicious Laura Secord chocolates into a stocking this year. Visit family-owned and operated Savoy’s Jewellers to purchase an extra special gift for someone you love. Or newly opened Soft Mocs. Purchase trendy luggage at Falco Bags to be ready for that warm winter getaway.

For The Foodie Who Loves Making Brunch.

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Purchase maple syrup from Mountain Maple Products. Situated on St. Joseph Island, Mountain Maple Products has been producing syrup for over half a century. Did you know that St. Joseph Island is the largest centre of maple syrup production producing 18% of Ontario’s maple syrup? We recommend syrup but other great products include maple butter like this 500 ml maple leaf-shaped bottle, and maple sugar.

For Fhe Angler In All Of Us.

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A gift certificate for a half-day or full-day of guiding with Tyler Dunn Guiding or Angling Algoma. This is a great gift for the anglers in your life looking to target a specific fish species or visit a new destination. Do you have a giftee on your list that wants to learn how to fish? This also makes a great gift.

Shop The Region

Buy Algoma, Buy Local with some of these members of this program that supports food and drink producers and makers in the Algoma region.

Algoma Highlands Wild Blueberry Farm

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A taste of Algoma is wild blueberries from Wawa. Algoma Highlands Wild Blueberry Farm & Winery harvests at their natural sustainable bush each year. The product of their hard work is in the form of tasty jam, sauces, syrup, and wine. They also offer strawberry products and e-gift cards perfect for stocking stuffers.

Annanada Chaga Mushrooms

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The health benefits of chaga include improving the immune system and lowering high blood sugar levels. Annanada Chaga Mushrooms harvests wild chaga in Algoma. Purchase chaga in the form of powder, extract, or tea blend.

Meadowview Alpaca Farm

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Warm your toes with Alpaca Socks from Meadowview Alpaca Farm. Socks are made from 100% Canadian-raised and processed alpaca fibre.

Three Favourites For 2023

Yummy Soy Scents

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Yummy Soy Scents offers high-quality soy candles, unique to the Algoma area. Candles are handcrafted at home in small batches, using pure soy wax, cotton wicks, and premium scent oils. Some of our favourites are Superior Sunsets, Basswood Cocktails, and Frosted Hiawatha Hike.

Agawa Canyon Tour Train

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Experience for yourself a Group of Seven landscape with a ride on the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 season. Makes a great stocking stuffer. And now is the time to book for the coveted Fall Colour Tour.

Sault Ste. Marie Museum

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Got a Lego lover on your shopping list? Check out the Sault Museum Toy Brick Set. This 962-piece block set is a mini museum perfect for the shelf at home or work.

Shop the Algoma region’s cities and towns for a variety of stores and shops to make holiday gift-giving easy and support local businesses.

About Heather Bot

I'm a member of the Algoma Country Travel staff. I hope my blogs entice you to visit the beautiful region that I call home.

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