We all know the importance of getting fresh air and exercise. Getting outside is good for your physical and mental health. And with being cooped up in lockdowns over the past 14 months, so many of us have been flocking to the great outdoors. We’re walking, hiking, biking, picnicking, and just generally spending time outside.
If you’re going to pack up the family and go outside for an outdoor adventure, you’re going to want to make sure you’re well equipped! We’ve curated some must-haves for Canadian outdoor adventures. Everything on this list comes from small, local businesses. Prepare yourself for outside fun and support local while you do it.
These Energy Balls That Will Give You The Boost You Need
There is nothing worse than being out on a hike or biking the Thames Valley Parkway trails and realizing that you’re hungry and running out of energy. You don’t want to turn around and leave the sunshine behind! Instead, make sure to pack some of these energy balls from rejuuv. They are nutrient-packed and all-natural, but the best part is that they’re SO delicious. They’re sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
This Essential Tote For Beach and Park Days
If you’re headed to the beach or headed out to a park for the afternoon, you’re going to need to bring things like snacks, water bottles, books, and even a frisbee or two. This tote has zippered pockets to make organization a breeze. It’s big enough to hold everything you need and is easy to carry.
This Early-Risers Must-Have
For morning hikes, or driving to watch the sunrise, early outdoor adventures require one thing: caffeine. This big trout tumbler can hold 30oz of liquid. It’s vacuum insulated with double-wall stainless steel and keeps your drink hot all day long!!
This Travel Water Bottle To Keep You Hydrated
This water bottle has double-walled, vacuum insulated, stainless steel that will keep your water cold! It’s convenient to grab on the way out the door and can be attached to clips on backpacks. It’s so essential to stay hydrated when you’re on outdoor adventures!
A Reliable And Soft Scrunchie To Keep Your Hair Out Of Your Face
You know what’s NOT fun on a picnic? When the wind blows your hair right into your mouth as you go to take a bite of your sandwich. I can attest to this from experience. Don’t let windy days keep you locked up inside. Instead, grab a cute scrunchie, like the super soft Eclipse Scrunchie from the OVer Company, and keep your hair out of your face so that you can enjoy the day!
A Good-Quality Hat To Keep The Sun Out Of Your Face
Whether you’re hiking, lounging on the beach, fishing the lake, or enjoying one of our many beautiful parks, if it’s a bright, sunny day, you don’t want to be squinting all day or worrying about your face burning. That is why hats are an essential part of outdoor adventures. They keep your hair from blowing in your face when it’s windy and keep the sun out of your eyes and off of your face! This Illbury & Goose hat is super high quality, meaning that is made to last adventure after adventure. It features Illbury & Goose’s classic anchor and maple leaf logo.
An All-Natural Deodorant That Actually Works
This deodorant isn’t packed full of chemicals and unhealthy ingredients. It’s all-natural but is made to LAST. So when the sun is shining and the days get warmer you can rest assured that you’re smelling as fresh as a field of lavender.
An All-Natural Deodorant That Actually Works But Smells Less Like Flowers
This deodorant is the same brand and same freshness as the one above but in a black spruce scent. Just for those who don’t want to smell as floral and would like to go for a more of a spicy-musk scent.
A Tank Top That Flaunts Your Love Of Craft Beer
Tank tops are a godsend when you’re heading into the great outdoors on a hot day. This one has the Interstellar logo from Forked River so that you can show off that you enjoy delicious craft beer.
This Sauce That You Will Want For Every Single BBQ
Outdoor adventures include grilling delicious things on the bbq. So, if you’re a fan of delicious things and grilling, then you NEED to try this Peppers & Pickles Hot Sauce from The Hot Sauce Co. Don’t worry, it’s mild! But boy does it pack a flavour punch. It’s sour, tangy, spicy, and salty all in one bite. It is the PERFECT condiment for burgers and hotdogs. Once you try this, it will become a must-have.
This Mix ‘N Match Case Of Energy Bars
Energy bars are the perfect thing to pack for a long day adventuring outside. These babies don’t require refrigeration, are small enough to pack a few, and pack an energy punch to keep you satisfied! You can find delicious flavours like lemon, pecan spice, chocolate coconut, cherry chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate almond, and more! They have all-natural, good-for-you ingredients and taste SO good.
This Anklet That Gives Your Ankle A Little Glam
There are very few months in the year in Canada where people actually see our ankles. Show off your beautiful ankles with this stunning rhinestone infinity silver anklet. It’ll sparkle and catch the sunlight and look great whether you’re lounging on the beach, chilling at the park, or sipping on a patio.
Delicious, Delicious Craft Beer
Nothing pairs with outdoor adventures like cracking a cold one during or after. Grab yourself a gift card to Anderson Craft Ales so that when the adventure strikes, you’ve already prepared and can grab yourself delicious craft beer to celebrate.
Even More Delicious Craft Beer
London has so many delicious craft breweries to enjoy. There is no better time to explore all of the different delicious offerings than when the sun is shining and the patio is calling. Check out the delicious beer that Forked River has to offer.
This Lightweight Cooler That You Can Take Anywhere
Whether you’re fishing, spending the day at the beach, heading out for a picnic, or are lounging on a dock, a well-made cooler will make all the difference in your outdoor adventure. Whether it’s a drink cooler or has your lunch, this cooler is the one you need. It’s made to be ultra-lightweight, waterproof, and super durable. This baby is made to LAST. It can hold 12 cans of beer with a 2:1 ice to can ratio and will keep your drinks ice cold for 1-2 DAYS!
This Super Light And Breezy Tank Top
If you’re out on a super hot day or are being active, you’re going to want a shirt that is lightweight and breezy. This is that shirt. It celebrates living in the five-one-nine (our area code) and is printed right here in London, Ontario. Plus, 10% of the proceeds are donated in support of mental health initiatives at the London Health Sciences Centre.
This Lip Balm To Protect Your Lips From Getting Chapped
Lip balm is an essential part of being outdoors on dry summer days. It protects your lips and moisturizes them. This lip balm is handmade with natural ingredients like coconut oil, kernel oil, and beeswax. It’s made with grapefruit oil and is as refreshing as it is moisturizing!
This Face Cream That Protects You From The Sun
This facial moisturizer is packed with nourishing ingredients and also has SPF 30 and zinc to protect you from the sun! It’s meant to keep your skin supple, healthy and balanced.
This Paraben-Free Shaving Cream
If you’ve been growing a quarantine beard during the past year, you might want to take it off before you head out to hot, outdoor adventures. If you’re prone to get overheated, you’ll want to be fresh-faced to stay cool. This shaving cream is made with White Tea and is meant to protect your skin for a shave, free of razor burn and ingrown hair.
All of these products can be found on Shop Locorum. Shop Locorum is the place where Londoners come to support local. It’s an online marketplace that is exclusive to small, local businesses.
We wanted to make supporting local businesses as seamless and as convenient as possible. you can find all of your favourite local brands in one spot! And no matter how many different local businesses that you buy from, you’ll only ever pay one flat-rate shipping fee! Plus, once your order is fulfilled, we’ll deliver it right to your door within 24 hours! How great is that?
On top of the ease and convenience of shopping local through Shop Locorum, you’ll also get rewarded for choosing to support local through Locorum Rewards! With every purchase you make at Shop Locorum, you’ll get Locorum Credit. You can use that credit like cash on your next purchase on Shop Locorum. It’s like getting paid to support local!