Have you begun your holiday shopping? Looking for the perfect gift? Visit Tumblehome, the Canadian Canoe Museum’s store to find the perfect gift for those loved ones on your list.
Choose from an array of apparel, books, and one-of-a-kind creations by Canadian artists. Shop for the home, cottage and items that inspire adventure! And did you know, our store is open 7 days a week, and you can shop without admission at any time? By shopping at our store, you are supporting the local economy and artists while also supporting the care of our world-class collection and the work of the museum. Thank you!
Just like Oprah, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite things for this holiday season. Here’s what we are loving to give as gifts (and maybe even receive, winkI) this winter:
Paddler’s Ale Crewneck
Try on this super soft Canadian-made sweater! Created in collaboration with The Publican House Brewery, it’s from the full line of merchandise inspired by this award-winning ale. A portion of proceeds from this partnership support the museum.
Coyote Tales by Thomas King
Perfect for middle grade readers, this book features two tales, set at a time “when animals and human beings still talked to each other.” Explore Thomas King’s cheeky humour and masterful storytelling skills in one of our favourite reads. (Shop online)
Building Wooden Snowshoes and Showshoe Furniture by Gil Gilpatrick
Making Our Own by Graham Warren and David Gidmark
Can’t make it to our workshops this year? Take home a DIY guide full of step-by-step instructions and detailed photography and make your own! (Shop online)
“The Canoe” T-Shirt by Peterborough Northern Originals
$36.50 (Small-XXlarge )
Be seen sporting one of these exclusive t-shirts that are ethically sourced and made in Canada. These designs are among our best-selling apparel, perfect for the paddler in your life. (Shop online)
Moose Plush Toy
Add this cute cuddly buddy to any animal lover’s stocking!
Canadian Indigenous Art Mug
Featuring the stunning work of Norval Morrisseau, Daphene Odjig, Maxine Noel, and many more, these mugs are calling out for a hot cup of tea as they inspire conversation this season! (Shop online)
Pottery Canoe Dip Boat
$31.50 (set with plate available – $73.50)
Handmade in Mattawa, Ontario, choose a one-of-a-kind dish, available in several colours, as a host, hostess or housewarming gift. (Shop online)
Birch Bark Coffee (Beans)
Savour a cup coffee and make a difference! Indigenous owned and operated, profits from every bag go to toward installing free water purification systems in Indigenous homes affected by drinking water advisories.
Canoe Tea Light Holder
Hand-carved and designed by former wooden boat restorer turned woodworker Stephen Kitchen, each canoe is carefully crafted. These are perfect for a cottage mantel and available in several colours. (Shop online)
Mini Bamboo Canoe Earrings by Cabin and Cub
Founded by Valerie Thai in 2006, Cabin + Cub features uniquely Canadian designs. Will your favourites feature beavers, canoes or campfires? (Shop online)
Kayak Earrings by Watson Pewter
Elegant and delicate, choose these earrings for someone with a love for the outdoors and a great sense of style.
Do you have someone on your list (a teacher, co-worker, or grandparent) that is hard to buy for?
Give a gift that can be enjoyed all year long! A museum membership offers free admission to the museum, exclusive member events, and discounts on our artisan workshops, summer camps and in store. Family: $50/Individual: $40, available in store and online.
Adopt an Artifact
What do you give someone who has it all? Consider one of our canoes or paddles! Their name will be showcased in our galleries with the chosen artifact, and they will receive a beautiful personalized certificate. With a wide range of adoption levels (starting at $50), there is truly an artifact for everyone! This initiative supports collections care. Available in store and online.
For those in your life who enjoy experiences, one of our expert-led workshops provides the gift of a new skill through a hands-on lesson, and a beautiful product to take home. Some of our upcoming workshop topics include leather and woodworking, felting, weaving, and paddle carving. Workshops start at $40, available in store and online.