The Tipped Ship Weekly Newsletters

Wrap up 2023 and put a bow on it 

This is it, the final weekend before Christmas! Get away from the hustle and hassle by shopping locally, right here at Tipped, or any of the wonderful small businesses in our area. Did you know the Tipped website has a helpful Rideau Lakes area shopping and outings map? 

Are you a last-minute shopper? Short on time? Or maybe running out of ideas? Let me put together a gift basket of delights that you'll be proud to give. Give me a call, drop me an email, or stop in with a price range and I'll get your…

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Young and old, little and big - checking off your list 

It's fun to watch the birds take their turns at the feeder, sometimes politely and sometimes less so. This hanging feeder will make the birds and the bird watchers happy. It's just one of several unique bird feeders at Tipped.

Is this a birdfeeder too? Perhaps it's for an air plant or a lovely sun catcher all on its own. Beautiful handblown glass. It's a unique gift for the hard-to-buy-for person. 

Speaking of air plants, this little jewel has been at Tipped for a while now. They're easy to keep and…

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Don't let the lack of snow fool you... 


I popped into Ridgway Confections in Seeley's Bay yesterday to pick up some of their Christmas goodies for you. Hot chocolate bombs, chocolate ginger folks, and shimmering chocolate Christmas trees. That's another stop on the Shop & Hop map so perhaps you'll get there yourself this weekend. Either way, Tipped has you covered. 

The candles and soaps from Willow Bay Naturals are fully restocked. There are some great new Christmas-scented candles.  I've even got a limited supply of her…

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Christmas stuffing and we're not talking recipes 

So much stuffing going on at Christmas! Sure, there's the turkey stuffing and stuffing our bellies with good food. How about some suggestions for stuffing those Christmas stockings? Here we go…starting with the all-natural beeswax lip balms from Willow Bay Naturals. 

The BEST skin care for dry skin! I use it daily in the winter months. 

A little soothing aromatherapy perhaps?

Ear care, makeup application, crafting, and travel…these reusable ear buds do it all! 

Leather care for your boots, gloves, and…

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🔔Bells will be ringing!  

Bells aren't just for Christmas but there are more ringing at this time of year. These bells are handmade in the Kutch Desert in India. They're forged with simple hand tools, fired in a kiln then individually tuned until the bellmaker is satisfied that the tone is clear and true. That grand bell has a rich bass tone while the small ones tinkle sweetly. I love them! Come ring them and pick out your favourites. 

Just in time for entertaining or gift-giving! Now until Christmas Eve, all of the Sleeping Giant…

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Only a couple of weeks left to send your gifts by mail 

That's right! There are only three weeks left to get your Christmas parcel in the mail to get it there on time. That got me thinking about what gifts at Tipped are easy to ship. So here we go! 

Spoon rings are new to Tipped from the Maiden of Mischief. It's great to have her work join the Tipped jewelry collection. She's been crafting gorgeous rings from silverware and flatware for a couple of years and brought a lovely collection in various sizes. They fit right into the collection at Tipped - each one is…

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Giving and receiving - both feel great! 

I spent a couple of hours this week making this big fresh wreath with pine and spruce boughs from the yard here at Tipped. The ever-bothersome grapevine became useful as the hoop base. The pine cones were gathered by a friend. The sap gave them that glossy hard coating as they dried in their oven. Even the bow is handmade here. 

I'm going to raffle this wreath off. Stop by, maybe donate to the food bank jar on the counter, and put your ticket in the wreath raffle. 
Draw to be made Sunday, December 10th at

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Mother's Day gift ideas from Tipped 

Wow, we're at the end of April. May and Mother's Day are on their way!

Mother's Day - May 14th...hmm, not sure what to do or what to get for the Mothers in your life?

As a mother, my first choice is always to spend fun time with my kids, playing games, eating together, and being outdoors if the weather is nice. When my kids were little, I also appreciated a little "me time", time to unwind and just be.

There are many things at Tipped to help you celebrate and honour  Mothers. Let's wander and have a look...

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The spring peepers are peeping! 

Thursday, April 17, 2023

One of the joys of living away from a large city Is walking out the door in the spring and hearing the chorus of spring peepers. Those small frogs sure do celebrate spring!

Spring is all around The Tipped Ship. There's lots of new to discover in the shop. First, let's get tasting!

Beanies will be on the sampling plate this weekend. Baked, crunchie bean puffs in two flavours - Smoked Paprika which has a gentle BBQ flavour, and the lightly flavoured Vegan Chedd'r. This is a tasty high…

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Easter treats in Elgin 

Thursday, April 6, 2023

A few more bunnies and their friends hopped into Tipped this week. The front window and the front table offer a great selection of affordable gifts and treats.

Which reminds me, I'll pull anything out from the window displays for you to look at more closely so please don't hesitate to ask! 

Well, it wouldn't be another week at Tipped without another new treat in stock. Yes, there's chocolate involved, again!

At discounted introductory prices, I've got a selection of chocolate-covered…

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