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7 Gifts I Love From Village General Store #MyVillage

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Village General Store

Nestled in the heart of Ontario, in the quaint town of Creemore, a community of makers are doing something special at Village General Store.

They are creating a village. A village based on wonderful memories of home.

Memories like Grandma’s wooden spoon. Like Mum’s hand-knitted blanket. Like a handmade piece of jewelry.

You’ll find all kinds of cherished items like this at Village General Store.

This is where the magic happens ~ Village General Store #MyVillage Click To Tweet

Not yet a “bricks and mortar” store (plans are in the works to open one next year in Creemore), Village General Store is a beautiful online shop focused on unique handmade gifts – with an emphasis on made in Canada merchandise.

It’s Village General Store’s “community of makers” that makes this store so special.

Each one of our makers in the Village Community have a passion for what they do and a story about how they got here.”

It did not take me long to fall in love with all the fabulous merchandise that the Village General Store offers. I admit I got lost in the site looking around for a good 20 minutes, before I had to stop myself so I could get to work on this post. The Village General Store website is beautiful, interesting, and well laid out. Time flies when you are browsing through there!

Although I happen to think there is a great assortment of merchandise on the site now, Village General Store is still very new, so more stock is being ordered and added to the site on a regular basis. Don’t forget to keep checking back!

So here, in no particular order, are a few of my favourite things from Village General Store:

7 Gifts I Love From Village General Store

1.  The Vintage Edition Scrabble ~ Thanks to my mum, I developed a strong love for the game of Scrabble. She and I played it on and off for years, but never on a board as nice as this one. It may be the same game but, there’s just something wonderful about this vintage set!

Village General Store Scrabble Game

2. The Woodland Acorn Birdhouse ~ This birdhouse, at only 6 inches high, is meant to be more of a decorative item than an actual birdhouse you use outside. It’s perfect for the indoor decor of a bird lover, and would look amazing at the cottage, on a porch, or in a garden. I love the look of these birdhouses, which are handcrafted in one of my favourite places – Prince Edward Island!

Village General Store Acorn Birdhouse

3. The Balcony Folding Table ~ I would have loved to have had one of these when I lived in my old apartment years ago. Such a great idea! It folds flat to under 3 inches deep when closed and is made from exterior outdoor wood. I love the space-saving feature of this fabulous folding table!

Village General Store Folding Table

4. The Hedgehog Blanket ~ As a former owner of an adorable hedgehog, this blanket speaks to me for obvious reasons. I adore the pattern! Touted as a great blanket for babies, and made from Japanese 100% cotton gauze, it sounds like the kind of blanket I would love to cuddle up on the couch with.

Village General Store Hedgehog Blanket

5. The Book Lover’s Childhood Memories Shower Curtain ~ I think this shower curtain was made for me. Then again, maybe you feel the same way. Some of my favourite childhood book characters are listed here: Winnie-the-Pooh, Ramona, and Charlotte. Love the colour scheme too!

Village General Store Shower Curtain

6. The Monkey’s Fist Doorstop ~ I find this one incredible, not because it is a doorstop, but because of how it’s made. Each one weighs in at just over 5 pounds, contains several Canadian rocks, and is made from a 35 foot rope. Not only does it look fabulous, it’s a great conversation piece too!

Village General Store Monkey's Fist Doorstop

7. The Happy Camper Campfire ~ It must be the Canadian in me but, I happen to think this campfire set is adorable. Pair it with a kid’s play tent, and your kids will have a great time playing “camp” during the winter months.

Village General Store Campfire

As you can see, there is much to love about Village General Store. I’ve barely touched the surface showcasing 7 of my favourite items from this wonderful store.

But there’s even more to love about Village General Store…

Village General Store was created solely to focus on a dream of establishing a Foundation to give women a start in business by providing grants and low-interest loans.

We believe strongly that the best way for children to grow and achieve their dreams, women need to be empowered. When women are empowered they are the best versions of themselves, they are in control. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty magical when it happens.

Who knows, that next blanket that you purchase could help provide a loan to a woman whose daughter is the next astronaut.” 

Be amazing. Make mistakes. Buy wooden spoons that remind you of your grandmother. ~ Village General Store #MyVillage Click To Tweet

And…with their FREE shipping to both Canada and the US, and their complimentary gift wrapping, Village General Store makes Christmas shopping easy for the whole family!

Perhaps best-known for its beer of the same name, the town of Creemore may one day be recognized for more than it’s cherished beverage, if Village General Store has anything to do with it!

Be sure to take a peek at the Village General Store website for all the other wonderful gifts you can find there. You can also follow Village General Store on Facebook to stay up-to-date on information and promotions.

Yes we reach for the stars here at Village General Store. Come join us. ~ Village General Store #MyVillage Click To Tweet

You Could WIN!

Village General Store wants to give Canadian Blog House readers the chance to win a wonderful prize pack consisting of two of their fabulous “Village Style” items: a “My Favourite Scarf” Blanket Scarf AND a “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” Necklace (ARV $128CDN).

Here’s how you can enter for your chance to WIN:






Disclosure: Canadian Blog House received compensation for this post. All opinions are our own.


  1. October 29, 2016


    My daughter would love The Leather Messenger Bag.

    • October 29, 2016


      I had to go looking for that, Melinda, after you pointed it out. I somehow missed seeing that. It’s lovely! Great choice 🙂

    • October 29, 2016

      ivy pluchinsky

      Love the French Market Bag!

  2. October 29, 2016

    Lee-Ann S

    The Super Girl pillow would be fantastic for Miss R anytime of year.

  3. October 29, 2016

    Israel Y

    The Olde-Fashioned Tree Swing looks awesome for my kids

  4. October 30, 2016

    Kim Barrett

    Everything is so beautiful! But, as a gift for my aspiring baker daughter, the walnut rolling pin appeals to me, particularly.

  5. October 30, 2016

    Jenness M

    My mom would love the vintage lantern.

  6. October 30, 2016

    Jenny Major

    The Super Girl pillow would be great for my daughter

  7. October 30, 2016

    Brenda A

    Really, the acorn bird house is the best gift I can imagine for my daughter’s music teacher. She has rescued squirrels many times and loves birds!

  8. October 30, 2016


    this question is so hard!! the first thing I saw was the blanket scarf – my daughter would love that! but there are so many other interesting gifts too – I could spend hours looking!

  9. October 30, 2016

    joanne darrell

    I like the Book Lovers shower curtains for our granddaughters.

  10. October 30, 2016

    Suzanne G

    I would like to buy my daughter the The Layering Gold Cylinder Necklace.

  11. October 30, 2016

    Carol M

    So much to choose, but I would go with the cocktail muddler for my bro.

  12. October 30, 2016

    Kim K

    I like the carriage lantern in red.

  13. October 30, 2016


    the vintage lantern.

  14. October 30, 2016

    Rachel D

    I would love the Wire Storage Baskets!

  15. October 30, 2016

    Renee Vanderkuip

    Vintage lantern

  16. October 31, 2016

    Lynn Duchesne

    I love the balcony folding table! For Christmas I would purchase my mother the waxed canvas carry on bag for travelling!

  17. October 31, 2016

    Marilyn Legault

    The The Vintage Lantern would look great at our friend’s rural home. It would so fit into their decor.

  18. October 31, 2016

    Sherry moffitt

    So many wonderful items but I love the vintage lantern.

  19. October 31, 2016

    Juliee Fitze

    I would love to get the The Flame Birch Cutting Block for a gift.

  20. October 31, 2016

    Debra R.

    My daughter would love the gray baskets…she’s moving into her new home today and they would go fantastic with her color scheme.

  21. October 31, 2016

    Erin W

    The Waxed Canvas Weekender Bag would be a perfect gift for my cousin!

  22. October 31, 2016

    Sara Muzzatti

    I love the carriage lantern

  23. November 1, 2016

    brandon forsyth

    I would get the book lovers shower curtain for my mom

  24. November 1, 2016

    Tara Betterley

    I love so much.. I really like the Merino Wool Blanket. This would be awesome in front of the fire. I also like the Vintage Edition Monopoly..

  25. November 1, 2016


    I would love to treat myself to the “not all those wander are lost” necklace. I am drawn by the bird connection and relate to the pull of travelling to learn more about the world and its people.

  26. November 1, 2016

    Maritess S

    I would like to gift my sister-in law a tablet holder because she loves to try out recipes that she comes across in blogs and pinterest

  27. November 1, 2016

    lynn clayton

    love this

  28. November 1, 2016

    Angela September

    wow, how many stunning items!!
    i would love to buy The Pool Locker Baskets for my husband for his music room. They are so industrial, I love them!

  29. November 1, 2016

    Cloe St-Amour

    The Wire storage baskets for myself! I love being organized!

  30. November 1, 2016

    Amber Y

    I’d gift the The Book Lover’s Childhood Memories Shower Curtain to my sister.

  31. November 1, 2016

    Elizabeth R

    I’d go for the tablet holder, so great in the kitchen for looking up recipes.

  32. November 1, 2016

    Carey Hurst

    My toddler needs that Campfire set , needs it I say lol . So awesome .

  33. November 1, 2016

    Cathy C

    I would get the Merino Wool Blanket for my sister to keep her warm in her cabin.

  34. November 2, 2016

    Tainan Lu

    I would love to get The Leather Messenger Bag

  35. November 2, 2016

    Tricia Hope

    I would love the Gradening Tools Gift Set

  36. November 2, 2016


    I would have to get The Wooden Toy Camera in black. How cute!

  37. November 2, 2016

    Brandee H

    I love the ‘my favorite scarf’ blanket scarf. It looks so big, warm, and snuggly! I never wear a coat, and big scarves are my life saver!

  38. November 2, 2016


    I would love to have some The Monogram Mugs

  39. November 2, 2016

    Valerie Mallette

    The Waxed Canvas Book Bag would be a perfect gift to my sister.

  40. November 3, 2016


    If money were no object I would love The Vintage Style Bell Tent for my bestie!

  41. November 3, 2016

    Judy Cowan

    Wow they have some great items, first I have heard of them. The The Cat Tree Furniture with Steps would be perfect for a friend for Christmas.

  42. November 3, 2016

    Robyn Bellefleur

    I would love to get my step daughter the World Push Pin Travel Map.

  43. November 3, 2016

    Jeanette Jackson

    I would like to get the The Vintage Lantern for my husband

  44. November 3, 2016

    michelle k

    The NOPE tote bag is so cute, I want to get a few for my girlfriends for christmas.

  45. November 4, 2016

    Jennifer Abbott

    Had fun looking at all their great products! I really liked the childrens play tent and the happy camper campfire! ( would keep the kids busy for hours ) hehe

  46. November 4, 2016

    Caryn Coates

    I would love to buy the The Walnut Cake Stand for my mom

  47. November 4, 2016

    Catherine Brown

    I would love the children’s play tent for my granddaughter.

  48. November 4, 2016


    My son would love the campfire.

  49. November 4, 2016

    Julie bolduc

    I would get The Metro Wire Baskets | Set of 3 for my mom

  50. November 5, 2016

    Lynda Cook

    I would like to buy the The Long Pasta Rolling Pin and that would be for myself!!

  51. November 5, 2016


    My son would love the Red Industrial Carriage Lantern.

  52. November 5, 2016

    BobbiJo pentney

    The acorn door stop would make a fantastic gift for a teacher.

  53. November 5, 2016


    The hedgehog blanket is adorable! Either of my sisters would love it. My brothers would probably prefer the bat box – as would I.

  54. November 6, 2016

    Florence Cochrane

    I like to buy the gardening tool gift set.

  55. November 6, 2016

    Wanda Tracey

    I love the large rustic basket with handles! It would be gorgeous and handy to have.They have the most beautiful things.

  56. November 7, 2016

    Lori N.

    I love the Industrial Carriage Lantern, and so many of these things are just beautiful, quality keepsakes. love so many things shown.

  57. November 7, 2016

    lisa bolduc

    i would get the Art Print for Kids Vehicle Sounds on the Move to hang in my sons room

  58. November 7, 2016


    I would choose the The Long Pasta Rolling Pin for myself

  59. November 8, 2016

    Sarah De Diego

    I have a little thing for linens so I’d get these for myself!
    I have a farm right near Creemore so I’ll have to stop into this beautiful store!

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  60. November 8, 2016

    Heidi c.

    My mom would just love the Carriage Lantern.

  61. November 8, 2016

    Nicole Jubleew

    I’d love to gift my mom with one of the lovely Woodland Acorn Button Boxes.

  62. November 8, 2016

    Megan McGran

    I would like to purchase The Book Lover’s Childhood Memories Shower Curtain for my daughter and The Woodland Acorn Birdhouse for my mother.

  63. November 9, 2016


    I’d love to get this as a gift for my family: The ENO SingleNest Hammock

  64. November 9, 2016


    I love the vintage scrabble and would ask a family member to buy it for me!

  65. November 10, 2016

    michelle matta

    i know its also featured here on the blog but i just love the acorn birdhouse and i have a lot of bird loving family

  66. November 10, 2016

    Nicole L.

    Enjoyed looking at all the products! Love the necklace!

  67. November 12, 2016


    I would love the The Organic Wool Bed Pillow so much

  68. November 12, 2016

    shane s

    my wife would love the weathered messenger bag for work

  69. November 12, 2016

    Bailey Dexter

    Wow, so many beautiful things! My bestie would love the The Woodland Acorn Button Box for her birthday in the spring when they open their cottage up for the summer! Perfect match for her decorating!

  70. November 13, 2016

    Betty S

    I would love to get the Woodland Acorn Birdhouse for my mother in law to hang outside her window at the nursing home

  71. November 13, 2016

    Jessica M Walker

    Would love to get the It Is Within Herself She Will Find The Strength She Needs” Inspirational Quote Necklace — REGULAR PRICE $79
    For my best friend

  72. November 13, 2016

    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I love the Super Kid Banner Wall Hanging-Red

  73. November 13, 2016

    Christine Holliday

    “My Favorite Scarf” Blanket Scarf is gorgeous! I’d like that for myself…..

  74. November 14, 2016

    Brenda Lacourciere

    I would love to get the The Nepalese Hand-Loomed Yak Wool Throw for my mom for Christmas.

  75. November 14, 2016

    lori butler

    i love the vintage scrabble game for my best friend

  76. November 14, 2016

    linda cassidy

    love the acorn button boxes and of course the kids campfire

  77. November 14, 2016

    Dave S

    I really like the My Favorite Scarf Blanket Scarf. This would be perfect for my wife who loves her scarves.

  78. November 14, 2016

    Luzviminda Gunter-Smith

    I love the vintage scrabble game for my family

  79. November 15, 2016

    Elizabeth Pitre

    What beautiful gifts.

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