Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Guest Blog Post – Kylie’s Favourite Five Gifts


We asked Kylie, a cute 11 year old, to share with us her top 5 favourite gifts from Things Engraved.


Kylie visited our Things Engraved Store at Upper Canada Mall

Kylie visited our Things Engraved Store at Upper Canada Mall

“My name is Kylie.  I am 11 years old.  I like to dance and I like soccer.

My 5 Favourite Gifts:

1. A Gift for my Mom

kylie & mom necklace

MOM Heart Necklace

I would get my mom this heart necklace.  I love my Mom and she likes to wear jewellery.  I would engrave, “I love you Mom“.

2.  A Gift for my Brother

1 Litre Moby Mug

1 Litre Moby Mug

I would get a beer mug for my brother.  I picked a beer mug because my brother just turned 19 and he likes beer.  I would engrave his name, or “Patty” because it’s his nickname.

3.  A Gift for my Dad

Tool Key Chains - Available in Select Stores

Tool Key Chains – Available in Select Stores

I picked these key chains because my dad is very handy at the cottage.  I would engrave “Best Handyman Around” or “I love you Dad“.

4. A Gift for my Friend

Shiny Silver Dog Keychain

Shiny Silver Dog Keychain

My friend loves dogs but she can’t get one.  She would like this keychain.  I would have  “Best Friend Around” engraved on it.

5. A Gift for ME!

Crystal Flower Necklace

Crystal Flower Necklace

I picked this necklace for myself because the flower charm is really pretty with crystals on it and it sparkles.  I like shiny things!  I would have “Best Dancer Ever” engraved on it. “

Find Kylie’s top 5 favourite gifts online or in a store near you.

What would your 5 favourite gifts be?



Some Canadian Fun Facts for Canada Day


Canada Day Slider

Canada Day often means Fireworks, parades, cottage-life, and celebrations; but what is the importance of Canada Day?

Canada Day marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, which granted Canada a substantial amount of independence from England.  It’s a day to celebrate our uniqueness as Canadians and Canadian pride.

Did you know…?

  • Canadians consume more Mac and Cheese then any other nation.  Who doesn’t love Kraft Dinner?
  • Canada produces 80% of the world’s pure Maple Syrup – over 2600 maple producers place 1.3 million taps in Ontario.
  • The Moosehead Brewery in Saint John, New Brunswick, bottles 1,642 beer bottles per minute. Cheers!
  • The Hotel de Glace in Quebec is built every year using 400 tons of ice and 12,000 tons of snow.  It melts away every summer, and is rebuilt every winter.
  • Even though hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, Canada’s official sport was lacrosse until 1994 when lacrosse was recognized as the official summer sport and hockey the official winter sport.
  • The West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, was once the world’s largest shopping mall. It now ranks fifth, and has the 2nd world’s largest indoor amusement park.  Don’t forget to visit Things Engraved while shopping  at the West Edmonton Mall!
  • The name “Canada” was established through a miscommunication. “Kanada” was an aboriginal word for “village”. The Europeans mistook it to mean the entire nation.

However you plan to celebrate Canada Day Things Engraved has Canadian themed gifts to help show your Canadian Pride!

Tell us below or on Facebook or Twitter, how do plan to celebrate Canada Day?


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