I’m not a shopper, so I love it when I can find a gift idea that is both unique and easy (especially for that person who has everything or is hard to buy for). If the gift is also environmentally friendly – Bonus!

Recently I heard the story of a perfect gift received by Dr. Peter Fritz. Dr. Fritz is a certified specialist in Periodontics and is in full-time private practice in Fonthill, Ontario. One look at his practice waiting room or website and you’ll see that Dr. Fritz has a passion for canoeing and is an avid paddler.

Given his paddling passion, a friend of Dr. Fritz’s, Dr. Ralph West, found the perfect gift for Dr. Fritz – Adopt a Canoe.

Adopt a what? Adopt-a-canoe. It’s this cool program offered by The Canadian Canoe Museum. For just $15/month you can adopt one of the canoes in the Museum’s collection in honour of a friend or loved one (or yourself).

The adopter then has their name displayed with their canoe for all Museum visitors to see both in the Museum’s gallery and online. Plus, they receive a certificate of adoption and a one year membership to the Museum.

So what was Dr. Fritz’s response to this unique and cool gift idea: “I was delighted to have a canoe adopted in my name by a dear friend.  The adoption certificate is proudly displayed in my waiting room.  The canoeing theme resonates with my patients and helps us break the ice through this common connection.”

Now that’s something I would love to hear from someone I had given a gift to!

To find out more on this fun and unique gift idea click here. Or find out more about The Canadian Canoe Museum and Dr. Peter Fritz.