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Canada Day Sale!



Many of our stores are OPEN on Canada Day and we’re having a sale!

Save 25% on ALL regular priced gifts, when Engraved.

Online use coupon code: CANADADAY2016.

No coupon code required in-store.

All Stores that are open on July 1st are running the same promotion as online – But for July 1st only!

List of stores that are OPEN on FRIDAY, July 1, 2016

300 Things Engraved, Cottonwood Mall

600 Things Engraved, Cataraqui Centre

625 Things engraved, Lindsay Square

627 Things Engraved, Square One (kiosk)

630 Things Engraved, Square One (inline)

635 Things Engraved, Pembroke Mall

642 Things Engraved, Cherry Lane Shopping Centre

643 Things Engraved, Orillia Square

645 Things Engraved, St. Albert Centre

646 Things Engraved, Park Place Shopping Centre

647 Things Engraved, Kingsway Mall

649 Things Engraved, Southcentre Mall

650 Things Engraved, Prairie Mall

654 Things Engraved, North Hill Centre

660 Things Engraved, West Edmonton Mall

662 Things Engraved, West Edmonton Mall

664 Things Engraved, Village Green Centre

665 Things Engraved, Brentwood Town Centre

667 Things Engraved, Millwoods Town Centre

669 Things Engraved, Markville Shopping Centre

673 Things Engraved, Charlottetown Mall

678 Things Engraved, Cornwall Centre

679 Things Engraved, Southgate Centre

681 Things engraved, Richmond Centre

749 Sears Personalized Gifts, Metropolis at Metrotown

767 Things Engraved, Tecumseh Mall

772 Things Engraved, Market Mall

780 Sears Personalized Gifts, Park Place Shopping Centre

826 Things Engraved, Chinook Centre

845 Things Engraved, Medicine Hat Mall

849 Things Engraved, Woodgrove Centre

858 Sears Personalized Gifts, Midtown Plaza

865 Things Engraved, Southland Mall

866 Things Engraved, The Promenade

892 Things Engraved, Guildford Town Centre

895 Sears Personalized Gifts, Hillside Shopping Centre

898 Things Engraved, Coquitlam Centre

917 Things Engraved, Upper Canada Mall (inline)

919  Things Engraved, Orchard Park Shopping Centre

922 Personally Yours, Londonderry Mall

925 Things engraved, Niagara Square

930 Personally Yours, Park Royal Shopping Centre

939 Things Engraved, Parkland Mall

945 Things Engraved, Devonshire Mall

953 Things Engraved, Aberdeen Mall

981 Things Engraved, Metropolis at Metrotown

985 Things Engraved, Mayfair Shopping Centre

988 Things Engraved, Northgate Mall

998 Things Engraved, Lougheed Town Centre


Happy Canada Day!

“To travel is to live” – World Tourism Day – September 27


I want to see the world! Every bit of it! But I want to see some places more than others, and high on my list of places to see is…Canada!

As a Canadian, I have seen far too little of this vast, varied country and while I do plan to escape from time to time to places farther afield, I also have quite a few plans to see more of the great white north.


September 27th is World Tourism Day, and according to the United Nations, it’s purpose is to “foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.” In Canada, tourism plays a huge roll in our economy and it’s no wonder. We have so many unique, interesting and diverse places to see and experience, that the world loves to come play in our back yard (plus they know how darned nice and polite we are, eh? It’s just a bonus that our beer, coffee and sports teams are the best!)

What is on your Canadian travel bucket list? When I asked myself that, I thought, “hmmm, you should google that for MORE ideas!” And so I did. Imagine my surprise that first on the results was a blog entitled Canadian Bucket List. Kinda took the thinking away for me (and that is ALWAYS a good thing).

Here is my top 5 list. Because I am a photographer, mine are heavily weighted towards places that will give me some good material for my instagram feed (only sorta kidding on that ha!)

Julie’s Canadian Tourism Bucket List (in no particular order):

  1. Northern Lights – I must, in my life time, see and take photos of the northern lights.
  2. Lake Louise, AB – Yes, a million photos are taken of that gorgeous lake and mountains, but I want my own. Because that will mean I had BEEN there.
  3. Newfoundland and Labrador – Every single thing about these landscapes draw me there. Rock cliffs and icebergs, unique flora and fauna, lakes and rivers, villages and culture.
  4. Quebec City – I visited there as a teen on a school trip and loved it. But now I want to visit and bask as an adult
  5. Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands), BC – For the same reasons I want to see the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, I also want to see this archipelago on BC’s coast.

Here are my 5 Top Weird Canadian things to do:

  1. Go yurting – Probably in a provincial park in Ontario.
  2. Sleep in the Hotel de Glace (ice hotel) – Reality is, this will never happen cause I detest being cold. Maybe a day visit though.
  3. Drive a Zamboni – I grew up in arenas in Ontario. But I have never driven a Zamboni – seems like a thing to try.
  4. Sleep one night at the Royal Ontario Museum – I need to see for myself if things do indeed come alive in a museum at night! Similarly, spend at night at the Ripley’s Aquarium. Sleeping with the fish…get it??!!?
  5. Try the Magdelan Island Cave Bash – I only JUST recently heard of this one place and shouted, “I have to try this!!” (it was in my head though, don’t worry.) Waves crash you into the cave walls – there is some scientific reasons for why you don’t die, likely “physics” or some other science I dropped in high school. Either way, sounds like a blast!

How about YOU? What is on YOUR Canadian tourism bucket list?? Wherever your wanderlust takes you, Things Engraved  has many gifts that can be personalized, either to take with you, or to have as a reminder. They also make PERFECT Christmas gifts for the traveler in your life.

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Buck Nobleman Stainless Steel Knife

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Zippo Hand-warmer for all those hikes (or stay overs in ice hotels)

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Classic Brush Metal Zippo Lighter

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A Special Photo Presentation for After a Special Trip

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Military Style Dog Tags – engrave trip memories, dates & quotes

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MOVA Globe to Inspire your next trip


From your Things Engraved Social Team,

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For these or other great gift ideas to bring along on a trip or to keep as a memento afterwards, visit our website or find it in a store near you.

Apples, Apples, Everywhere


The beginning of fall marks a delicious time of year…apple season! Of course, we can buy many varieties of apples all year long (more on that shortly). BUT, there is NOTHING like the delicious taste of a freshly picked apple on a chilly bright fall day. I want to bask in how fabulous I feel just thinking about it!


In Canada, we are lucky to have lots of great apple varieties growing here, including some heritage apples. My personal FAVOURITE apple, the golden russet, is one of the heritage varieties, and it is only available for a very short time in the fall, because it does  not store well. It has crunch, it is tart AND sweet, and it is the perfect size for a snack.

September 19th is International Eat an Apple Day, and while we don’t think you should restrict your apple munching to just one day, it DOES seem the perfect excuse to enjoy a few delicious bites on THIS day (maybe even with some caramel sauce for dipping perhaps?)

Quench Magazine wrote an article with a simple list of the varieties available in Canada, along with their best uses. This is a good list to see if there are some new types of apples you should be checking out this fall and winter.

And, speaking of winter, have you ever wondered how apples manage to be kept in storage for so many months, and maintain their texture and taste? In my fridge, they sure don’t last MONTHS! I did a bit of reading and found out there is some interesting science behind this vexing question. Ontario Apple Growers have a nice detailed explanation HERE.

In a nutshell, apples breathe, taking in oxygen and generating carbon dioxide (they sound almost human!). In storage, the apple experts create an environment that reduces to a minimum the amount of respiration. The apples are harvested and immediately put into this storage to basically stop the ripening process until it is time to go to your local supermarket.

Cool, am I right?

Apples are pretty much the perfect food – they are yummy, attractive, affordable AND they keep the doctor away (but only if you eat them everyday). Plus they are so easy to cook with – use them in salads, desserts and even main courses, like this Pork Roast with Apples and Onions from the Pioneer Woman.

One of our social team members recently made a delicious and EASY treat – caramel with apple slices for dipping. All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk and a few hours. Be sure to get SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK – its the ONLY ingredient in this recipe and we learned the hard way it pretty darned important to buy the right thing LOL! Try this yummy treat this fall: Easy Caramel


Happy Apple Picking!


From your Things Engraved Social Team,

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Need a gift for an apple fanatic? They don’t even HAVE to be a teacher, you know? We have a few ideas for you on our website. Click the photo to see more:

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