As I’m writing this the sun is shining, birds are literally chirping, and it FEELS like spring. Snow has started to melt, showing off brown patchy grass and mud. Oh yes, the promise of warmer weather, leafy trees, and brightly coloured flowers just around the corner hangs in the air.
This winter has been an extra special version of hibernation. Now that spring is just around the corner and the province has been slowly opening back up, it’s time to shake off the winter blues and get ready for the feeling of rejuvenation that comes with spring.
Get ready for spring-cleaning with locally crafted products that are good for you and your home. Get your wardrobe ready for warmer weather and sunshine. And grab the essentials for all of your springtime adventures. Take a look at this carefully crafted list of local products to get you ready for Spring!
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As much as we love sweater-weather, when the springtime comes along we’ve all had enough of layers, bulky clothing, and outerwear. It’s time to celebrate the warmer weather with lighter clothes, sunglasses, and things for your hair!
The Perfect Beach Hat
Springtime brings warmer weather and with warmer weather we get ready to head into the great outdoors. From hiking or a day at the beach to picnics and walking the dog, it’s great to have a hat that you can throw on to keep the sun out of your eyes, keep your hair from blowing in your face, and that looks good with anything you’re wearing. This is that hat. It’s got a mesh back to keep your head nice and cool in the hot sun. Best of all, it shows off your Canadian pride with Illbury & Goose’s classic anchor and maple leaf logo.
A Tank That Shows Off Your Pride Of This City
This soft and light-weight tank is perfect for when the weather gets warmer. It’s high quality, printed right here in London, and reps this great city that we live in. Plus, 10% of the proceeds are donated to support Mental Health Initiatives at the London Health Science Centre.
Sunglasses ThatSave The Environment While They Protect Your Eyes
These sunglasses are made to last. Their bamboo frames are made from sustainable resources and feel great! They have UV400 protection and look great with any outfit! Plus, with every pair you buy, the company 2050 protects an acre of the rainforest!
A Bracelet That LOOKS Like Spring In The Form Of Jewelry
This bracelet has moonstone beads that are light and bright and oh so beautiful. If you could somehow take the feeling and visual beauty of spring and turn it into a bracelet…oh, wait. They did. And this is that.
A Polo That Goes From Golf Green To Patio Beers Seamlessly
This short-sleeve polo will keep you cool in Pima cotton. It features a pocket on the chest with contrast trim detail and is super high-quality.
A Bright And Pastel-Coloured Scrunchie
When the warmer weather hits, one essential for all of us with long locks is scrunchies. We need a way to throw our hair up at a moment’s notice. This scrunchie is soft and stretchy and looks cute on both your wrist and in your hair.
Longer days and warmer weather bring spring cleaning! As we’ve all been at home hibernating through lockdown and winter, our homes could probably use some good scrubbing. Take a look at these products we curated from amazing local, small businesses!
A Window & Mirror Cleaner To Let The Sunshine In
This streak-free cleaner will help you clean the winter grime off your windows to let that sunshine shine in! This is a hypoallergenic cleaner with a bright and fresh citrus scent. Plus, this cleaner is made from plant and mineral-based materials, so it’s better for the planet too!
A Cotton Reusable Kitchen Cloth
These cloths provide you with lint-free cleaning and dusting. They’re perfect for cleaning and can be used like a paper towel, except that you don’t throw these ones away! They’re washable and can be reused hundreds of times!
A Citrusy All-Purpose Cleaner
Get your home smelling clean, bright, and fresh when you use this spray. This all-natural cleaner is vegan and is great to use all over the home! Get your home spring-ready with this powerful cleaner.
Disinfect Your Home With This Starter Kit
Warmer weather brings families heading out more. As the COVID restrictions ease up and we head out more, it’s important to remember to stay safe with regular head-washing, remember to not touch your face, wearing a mask when needed, and sanitizing surfaces when you need to. Disinfect & Fog has the ultimate handheld dry fogger which makes sanitizing your home quickly and efficiently a breeze.
Bring Spring Inside With Flowers
A fresh market bouquet of beautiful flowers is a great way to bring Spring from the outside to the inside. Plus, who doesn’t smile when they see flowers in their home every day?
Barbecues, Beaches…. Battlestar Galactica
The warmer weather has us looking for adventures. We love barbecues, patio drinks, beach days, hiking trips, getaways to the cottage, and picnics at the park. This list has some must-haves for your springtime adventures. The best part? Each one of these is from a small, local business so you’ll be supporting local!
The Only Cooler You’ll Ever Need To Buy
A staple for barbecues, beach days, picnics, and getaways to the cottage is the cooler. It’s where your most precious items are kept: beer and food. The thing about the coolers that you can grab off of the shelves in big box stores is that they are not made to last. Maple Mountain’s coolers are built to be the last cooler you’ll ever need to buy. They’re virtually indestructible and have an ice retention time of 3-5 DAYS. The cooler comes with a divider, a rack to keep dry items off of the ice, and a light that turns on when you open the lid so that you can always grab the right beer, even late into the night.
A Touch Free Water Bottle To Keep You Hydrated
It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially if you’re out and about for the day. This water bottle allows for touch-free drinking, to keep germs away from where you put your mouth. It’s dishwasher safe and will keep your water cold.
Your New Favourite Burger, Hot Dog And Sausage Topping
The Hot Sauce Co. makes really good hot sauce. They make the kind of hot sauce that has you looking for new things to put the sauce on. This Peppers & Pickles Hot Sauce is tangy, spicy, and is the perfect condiment for all of your barbecue dishes. Make sure you have this on hand for your first barbecue meal of the season.
A Barbecue, Beach Day, Cottage, and Camping Essential
When you’re looking for a delicious beverage to accompany your grilled meats or your springtime adventure, head to one of London’s most loved craft breweries, Forked River. Grab yourself a gift card to have on hand for when the moment strikes when you need to grab some delicious cold ones to accompany your springtime activity.
A Sharable Class Pass For Yoga To Get Your Body Ready For Adventure
We’ve all been hibernating hard this winter. Give your body the stretching and strengthening it needs to carry you through all kinds of spring and summertime adventures with yoga! This 10 class pass with Evolation Yoga is sharable, so you can use them all yourself or get a friend to join with you! It works for both in-studio and online classes!