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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Twelve Days of Muskoka - Christmas & Holiday Local Gift Guide :: Day 10

We really dig living in Muskoka. The area is home to many beautiful iconic features and creatures that have come to help symbolize Ontario and Canada as we know it. But one of features that we like the most is how inspiring it is to live amongst the many artisans and crafters - that have made this land of rock and water their home - as well the smaller businesses that have come to be part of the personality and character of the Muskoka we have come to know and love. Thus Twelve Days of Muskoka, inspired by Suburban Tourist's Twelve Days of Holiday Gift Giving, is meant to celebrate these people and their businesses as well as introduce you to some new gift giving ideas and remind you of some old favourites.

The Tenth Day of Muskoka Christmas & Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Shop Down Town Muskoka

Sometimes you don't know what to get as a gift for someone until you see it. So for the 10th day of Muskoka, we are giving the advice to shop around the downtowns of Muskoka!

If in Huntsville (just one of their three Muskoka locations!), drop by Applause Toy Store for some fun and educational gifts for the kids and cubs in your life. When in Bracebridge, be sure to dance your way into Tabitha's Performance Wear. (Another hint to Mike: Fiona wants some Yoga wear from there!)

And finally, when you are all worn out from all that downtown Muskoka holiday shopping, stop by Oliver's for a cup of coffee goodness and for a few gift ideas too (they do catering and everything!).

It has been said that when you shop at a local small family business, your gift dollars are helping to put a local kid through summer camp or pay for their child's dance lessons. These family owned Muskoka businesses would definitely live up to that expectation. Now that is knowledge that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and in your heart - as well as the recipient's too!

Applause Toy Store:
Shop in store or online:

Tabitha's Performance Wear:
Shop in store: or online: Tabitha's Online Store

Oliver's Coffee House
Visit them online: or visit one of their many locations in person and relax in a comfy leather chair and enjoy some true Muskoka flavour.

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