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bicycle themed gifts

BICYCLE THEMED GIFTS

Biking in the summer is wonderful. I love the feeling of getting somewhere on a machine powered by my own body. It’s satisfying knowing you’re doing something fun that’s also good for you and the environment. Abbott can help outfit you for your cyclist customers. Have you seen our bicycle themed gifts? We have bikes…

Canada 150 Items

REASONS WE LOVE CANADA

What do we love about Canada? Is it the hockey and ski slopes? Our cultural diversity and friendliness? Our magnificent and varied wilderness? Whatever it is that you love about Canada, we’re sure you’ll find a reason to celebrate our country’s 150th anniversary, this Canada Day. In Toronto alone, there are 10 different locations to…

Beverage Tools

WINE, SPIRITS & BEER

Canada is home to fantastic wineries, distilleries and breweries with plenty of micro-breweries and micro-distilleries popping up recently. We’d like to show you some perfect pairings for your tasting room or store, featured on the Abbott website. We have everything from elegant drinkware to natural wood charcuterie planks and marble cheese boards. Every year we…

Gifts for dad

FATHER’S DAY

Father’s day is coming up and dads can be hard to shop for, can’t they? I find mine is really good at enjoying what he has. So, if you’re stumped, Abbott has a great range of special gifts for dad. For the workshop, we have cast iron “tool” hooks and durable mats made of 100%…

Outdoor Sanctuary

OUTDOOR SANCTUARY

We know weekends are best when you get to be outside and Abbott has what you need to make your outdoor space a sanctuary. What visual elements can help you do that? The blue and white palette is definitely striking a chord this year. With that colour scheme you can create either a nautical or…

Garden

GARDEN TRENDS

Do you love spending time in your garden? Abbott has wonderful garden accents and gardening supplies. This year in garden décor we’re seeing geometric shapes, cement, terracotta and stainless steel. Abbott’s Buddha fountains, planters, statues and plaques will give your yard a sense of serenity. You can use our Geo hanging planters for either flowers…

birdwatching

BIRDWATCHING

Now that spring is here, you’re probably seeing a lot more birds, so why not try birdwatching? This mother goose was walking her goslings yesterday, just outside Abbott’s office! If you’re looking for bird themed home décor Abbott certainly has you covered. Small birds are a long-time favourite for us, as well as owls, which…

Mother's day

MOTHER’S DAY

With Mother’s Day just around the corner! you only have a couple of weeks left to offer your customers something special for moms. Abbott has the perfect additions for your store. You could go with the classic elegance of our 10K gold accented tea sets, like 27-LOVE/CS, as featured this week by Vintage North. Or,…

lamb naming contest shaped for abbott

LAMB NAMING CONTEST

Lamb Naming Contest – One of the things we love most about spring is baby animals! This week three lambs were born at Toronto’s Riverdale Farm  and since then the video of them has captivated more than 9000 viewers.   Black Creek Pioneer Village also has a new addition of twin lambs, born last week….

Abbott's Easter

THINGS TO DO THIS EASTER

Whether you celebrate Easter or just want to make the most of the long weekend, here are some fun things to do with your time off.   Toronto area: Egg hunts: Toronto’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt, “Egg-stravaganza” at Centre Island, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 14th – 16th, 2017.   Meet chickens up close at…

bee house and products

WHY YOU WANT BEES

Bees pollinate a third of everything we eat and play a vital role in sustaining the planet’s ecosystems. As a result of increased pesticide use and a decrease of places for bees to nest, many species of bees are endangered. A bee house offers a perfect nesting accommodation for several species of bees. Abbott has…

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