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Support Local & Share the TBaylovin!
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Bay Awesome 2020 TBay Top 20 Holiday Gift List
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Life with you is always a picnic. My Summer #TBaycation
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I got it FOR my momma! (A last minute Bay Awesome TBay Gift List)
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Top 20 TBay Holiday Gift List: 2019
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Top 20 Thunder Bay Holiday Gift List: 2018
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Top 20 Awesome Thunder Bay Holiday Gifts

Support Local & Share the TBaylovin!

Small businesses are essential for our economy and are a HUGE  part of the fabric that makes up our community. Familiar faces behind these establishments are our family, neighbours, and friends, and all help create this place we call home. Remember the time they donated that prize for your shag, sponsored your baseball team, made delicious eats for your event, or helped you create that memorable moment with your family that you won’t ever forget? Although we know they are all tough cookies, most are feeling a financial strain right now, and are worried about the future. So if you need to buy something—[…]

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In lieu of the market events (we miss you too), a special gift just for you! A Collective Christmas presents a limited edition kraft box. The festive box includes local goodies from Ungalli Clothing Co., Red Lion Smokehouse, Waxxed Candle Co. and Juniper Brand Goods. Available for purchase at: krafttbay.com Market Vendors (Please note vendors below were scheduled to participate in A Collective Christmas. Market events are no longer taking place but please visit artisans online to view many awesome local products) A Graceful Park: Hand-painted signs and rustic decor. Babes & Blends: Using essential oils to promote wellness in[…]

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Bay Awesome 2020 TBay Top 20 Holiday Gift List

’Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas shopping. Cue the carols!! But, like most things in 2020, the way you’ll check everyone off your gift list is bound to be a little bit different this year, as long-standing holiday shopping traditions are being put to the test. Now I know you might think it’s easier to go online and Amazon Prime it, but this year, more than ever,  it’s super important to SUPPORT LOCAL. Shopping at home and in your local shops, not only benefits the community, entrepreneurs, talented artisans and local families, but you’re also going to find the most[…]

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Life with you is always a picnic. My Summer #TBaycation

Happy June! Summer is almost officially here… which means it’s almost time for the 2020 Bay Awesome Summer Bucket List. The pandemic might have some impacts on the things we do or how many people we do our activities with, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be an awesome summer! It will be a TBaycation right here at home. Thunder Bay has SO much to offer right out our doorstep, and it’s important now more than ever, we support local businesses while enjoying our beautiful city.  Tourism Thunder Bay and CEDC Thunder Bay want to know what you are up[…]

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I got it FOR my momma! (A last minute Bay Awesome TBay Gift List)

With Mother’s day just around the corner (THIS SUNDAY), many of you have been asking me for local gift ideas. I know that this year in particular, shopping for the Queen in your life is a little more tricky and stressful, as we can’t go into stores and browse around; But it’s even more of a reason to shop local and support all of our businesses, crafters and makers. So, I have rounded up a couple of my favourite gifts (that are still left in stock)…from breakfast in bed, mimosas, homemade bird houses, Lake Superior beach glass and a pottery mug[…]

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Top 20 TBay Holiday Gift List: 2019

This holiday season, there’s really nothing more awesome than local! The revival of retro fashion trends, vegan donuts, a beer advent calendar, smashed teacups, and items only a true Thunder Bayer can appreciate, are just some of the unique finds on this year’s Bay Awesome 2019 TBay Gift List. With so many artisans, gift shops, and Thunder Bay products, there are SO many options that will bring a twinkle to your eye, while you show your city and neighbourhood some ‘shop local’ love. For your holiday shopping pleasure…the fruits of an entire year’s worth of my gift researching labour, enjoy! xo[…]

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Top 20 Thunder Bay Holiday Gift List: 2018

The holidays are here and it’s “fa, la, la, la” until the end of the year. With the cheer and festivities of the Christmas season upon us,  also comes gift giving— a time that many stress over finding that perfect present for those that made your nice list. But no need to worry! Whether it’s a gift for a wife or girlfriend, boyfriend, hubby, something for your parents, a sibling, friend, or a prezzie for your co-worker, The Bay Awesome Top 20 TBay Holiday Gift List has a variety of awesome suggestions for everyone. This might very well be the best[…]

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Top 20 Awesome Thunder Bay Holiday Gifts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The festive lights are twinkling, Home Alone is on repeat,  the streets are bustling and Santa’s are appearing … and you haven’t done any holiday shopping yet? I know, Christmas gift giving can be an absolute nightmare for many, full of stress and the unknowns. What do you get that person who has everything? What can you find for your special someone? Well, don’t get your tinsel in a tangle. I did it for you. As I consider myself a little bit of an expert in shopping (most will attest to that),[…]

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