Is there anything better than cottage life? When the weather starts to warm up and the sun starts shining again, Canadians everywhere start yearning for cottage life. Days spent on the lake, late-night campfires, s’mores, drinking on the dock, lazy days enjoying the peace, cottage life is THE life.
We’ve scoured through all of your favourite local companies and curated a list of must-have local products that are perfect for taking to the cottage. Take a look!
A Cooler For The Dock
This cooler is ULTRA lightweight, waterproof, and super durable. It’s made with two inches of high-density foam insulation and coated both inside and out with polyurethane and will keep your drinks cold all day long! It’s perfect to have at the cottage so that you can load it up and take it over to the dock so that you don’t need to go back and forth to the cottage whenever you need a new drink.
Books For Easy-Reading
Books are a must-have for the cottage. They’re perfect for rainy days, for reading by the water, or for lounging in a Muskoka chair. Turning Pages is a super affordable way to fill your cottage with plenty of great books. And if you have a title that you can’t find anywhere but want to get, they can help you find it!
An Easy Pack-And-Go Tote
This tote is made to last and has zippered pockets that can help you organize your items. It’s perfect for packing up and heading to the beach, going to a park, or makes for a perfect book-and-snacks-bag for the dock.
Seriously Good Coffee To Savor On The Deck
One of the best parts about cottage life is luxuriously lazy mornings, sipping coffee on the deck, just enjoying the moment. This coffee from Patrick’s Beans is INCREDIBLE. It’s roasted extra dark to give you a HUGE dark roast taste without any of the bitterness.
What cottage is complete without an acoustic guitar to grab for campfires? This beauty has the perfect balance of stability, tone, and cosmetics. It’s great for beginners!
Grab-And-Go Energy For Fun-Packed Days
When you’re spending a day on the beach, on the water, boating, fishing, or whatever else, you’re going to want satisfying snacks that you can pack and bring with you, no matter where you are. Kosuma energy bars are DELICIOUS, plus they’re vegan, gluten-free, high in protein, fibre, and iron. These bars are handmade and naturally sweetened.
This Spill-Resistant Mug
This mug is double-walled, vacuum insulated, and made from stainless steel to keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold. The extra-wide mouth makes for easy drinking and cleaning. It’s spill-resistant, making it perfect for drinks around the fire.
An All-Natural And Effective Bug Repellent
This bug spray is all-natural and doesn’t use any harsh chemicals! It’s made with essential oils. All you need to do is give it a good shake, spray it, and you’re ready for outdoor adventures without pesky insect bites.
This Must-Have Relief Package
No one wants to be in pain at the cottage. These products are all-natural, so no need to worry about harsh chemicals on your skin. It can be used for headaches, migraines, colds, bug bites, bruising, muscle aches, and more.
This Dry Shampoo
When the beach is calling and cottage adventures are to be had, no one wants to spend the time showering and styling their hair. This dry shampoo is perfect for keeping your hair fresh, oil-free, and beautiful.
This Handmade Lip Balm
Keep your lips moisturized and feeling good all summer long. It’s handmade with natural ingredients and is going to moisturize and protect your lips from chapping.
A Beautiful Puzzle For Rainy Days
When rainy days happen, stay inside and enjoy the beautiful stillness of cottage life while you de-stress with a puzzle! This puzzle is BEAUTIFUL and features a brightly coloured scene of paper tropical flowers and plants.
Natural Crayons For The Kiddos
These eco-crayons are handmade from natural ingredients, making them safe for little ones! They’re three-sided so that they don’t roll away. Let your kids unleash their imagination on rainy days, or while you’re making dinner at the cottage.
A Colour Roll For Inside Activities
One of the best things about cottage life is that you don’t need screens. It’s a break from phones, tv, and tablets. This beautiful colouring roll features a lush garden that is waiting to be coloured. It’s perfect for adults and kids alike!
A Comfortable “Gone Camping” Tank
Everyone needs a good, comfortable tank top for the cottage! This one is made with a cotton-poly blend. Plus, 10% of the proceeds will support mental health initiatives.
A Cozy Hoodie For Around The Campfire
When the evenings are cold and you’re cozied up by the fire, you’re going to want a comfortable hoodie to lounge in. This hoodie also shows your love for local, craft brews. What’s better than that?
Sweatpants For Around The Campfire
Cozy sweatpants are ESSENTIAL for nights around the campfire. These are ultra-comfortable and show off your local pride!
A Snapback To Protect You From The Sun
Keep the sun off your face and out of your eyes with this classic anchor snapback hat from Illbury & Goose. Plus
A Lightweight Cropped Hoodie
Cottage days are made for comfortable clothes. This ultra-lightweight hoodie is perfect for cottage days! Whether it’s a cooler day, or just to shield your shoulders and arms from the sun if you’re starting to get sunburned, this is essential to have at the cottage!
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