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My SHOP.CA Wish List

Canadians have you checked out SHOP.CA yet? They are now open for business!! I’ve been anticipating the launch for months and having been holding off purchasing a few things just so I can buy them on SHOP.CA and save on shipping and duties.

Remember with SHOP.CA there is NO brokerage fees or duties, NO having customs open your packages, FREE shipping and returns up to 365 days. These are all major pluses in my book and all I can say is it’s about time Canadians had a site available to them like SHOP.CA.

The past few weeks I’ve been browsing SHOP.CA when I’ve had a few spare moments and seeing what kinds of products are available. I’m impressed by the vast selection they have. There are literally millions of products on there. I even made a Pinterest board so I could pin the ones I wanted to buy.

Here’s a few of my personal favourites on my wish list:

Pro Series Hard Anodized 10 Piece Cookware Set 

This Pro Series Hard Anodized 10 Piece Cookware Set is professional-quality cookware for your home, expertly made for longevity and durability. The hard anodized non-stick surface is easy to clean and the base of each piece is designed to provide uniform heating while cooking. The stainless cast handles are riveted, providing hardwearing stability and adding to the professional construction of the series.

I’m in serious need of a good cookware set and have been waiting to find a good deal like this particular set. We are remodeling our kitchen so I’d like to have pots and pans that aren’t mismatched and old!

Caliente BBQ Grill/Cooler

The Caliente is a portable charcoal BBQ grill in a carrying tote that doubles as a cooler. The BBQ grill has a 10in. grate providing a grilling surface of 78.5 sq. in. The cooler is water-resistant and holds up to six 12-oz. cans. The Caliente features: a round 10 inch diameter portable charcoal barbecue grill with enameled fire bowl and chrome-plated grates; a durable black and gray polyester carrying tote with a water-resistant cooler that holds six 12-oz. cans; a handy shoulder strap; a sturdy, form-fitted carry handle; and a pocket on cooler exterior for extra storage. The Caliente is the most compact and convenient outdoor portable BBQ grill available. It makes a great gift.

I saw this portable grill and immediately knew who it would be absolutely perfect for! My cousin Katie is getting married in October and I know her and her new husband will get lots of use. They are always going on fishing trips and love camping and the outdoors. It’s a unique gift and you can’t beat that price!

Brick iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock

The Brick provides the easiest way to connect and control your music devices. Charge and dock your iPhone, iPod and iPad (iPad charging not supported) or connect any other MP3 Player with the built in auxiliary input. With the easy to navigate remote control, you can listen to and control your selections from across the room. In addition to its superior sound quality, the Brick also includes a built in Alarm Clock, built in FM Tuner, Equalizer, and Electronic Harmonic Distortion feature rated less than 2%. 

John’s mentioned he wanted a small stereo for the house so he can listen to music while he finishes renovating. I have an iPhone and I’d been seeing these cool looking speaker docks that play music that you have downloaded on your iPhone and wanted one since I got my phone in April. I think I would prefer it vs using a CD player (or an outdated tape player) because I wouldn’t have the clutter of CDs (or tapes) laying and the sound quality is probably much better. I’m also having fun building my iTunes library with just a click!

EF-S 55-250MM F/4-5.6 IS Lens

This telephoto zoom lens is designed with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining compactness and lightness, in response to demands of photographers. This high zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm format (when used on Canon EOS cameras compatible with EF-S lenses), and the image stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilizer. This new EF-S telephoto lens with great features delivers excellent performance at an affordable price for all photographers.

I’ve developed a passion for photography and having SO much fun playing around with my new Canon Rebel. I’ve taken online photography courses, learned how to shoot in manual and am not adding new lens to my collection. I WANT this telephoto lens! I would love to be able to take pictures of the family of bluejays that live in our yard. Also, John and I drive down to Port George on the Bay of Fundy and the seals come very close to shore during high tide. You can see their heads coming out of the water and sometimes they even lie on the rocks. Of course, I can’t get close enough to take a picture, but with this telephoto lens I could.

Keurig Mini Plus Brewer in Red

The MINI Plus Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under two minutes at the touch of a button. With the choice of three cup sizes, the MINI Plus brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate short travel mugs. To operate, you simply add fresh water into the single-use reservoir, choose your favorite K-Cup® portion pack, brew and enjoy.

This Keurig will match my new kitchen perfectly! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a red one before. I’ve tried a number of other brand’s brewing system and Keurig is my personal favourite hands down. It’s simple to use and there’s so many varieties of flavoured coffee available to purchase. SHOP.CA sells Keurig coffee too!

TV Series DVDs

John and I have a large collection of TV series DVDs and are always adding to it. Selection is limited in our area so its hard for us to find DVDs that are older and less popular. I’ve had an especially difficult time finding reality TV series DVDs which are my personal addiction. SHOP.CA has over 2000 DVDs in their Television section alone! I spent a good portion of an hour going through it and pinning my favourites. I was most excited about finding Hoarders, Swingtown, and many seasons of Survivor! If you look at my SHOP.CA Wish List board on Pinterest, you will check out picks which I’ve been told are a bit eclectic!

What items are on your SHOP.CA wish list? 

I am part of the SHOP.CA Super Shopper program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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