Canadian Tire

I’m not sure about the man in your life – but my hubby adores Canadian Tire. Walking into that store, to him, is like me finding a sale rack full of fabulous clothes. Whether it’s tools, automotive, garage ‘stuff’ or a new line of car detailing product – my husband can always find lots of items he wants, at Canadian Tire. There is something about that store that makes men puff out their chests and grunt like Tim Taylor. So, of course it’s a feature for the 2011 Father’s Day Event!

Now, Canadian Tire has something for any man, just think about his hobbies and you can get some ideas. Yet for this post I will focus on the man who likes to camp and live in the outdoors. For review, I got the Coleman Camp Coffee Maker. I’m the one that shops for appliances and gear for the home, and this also extends to all that gear we take when going camping. Until recently, we always used an old camp coffee kettle, most likely made circa 1978. Which, don’t get me wrong, works to make coffee. But at what kind of hassle? If you want to sneak in a cup of coffee before waking the bears {aka, the kids}, making coffee on that old kettle is not a great idea. They’ll hear you, and you won’t get that coffee, plain and simple. Take it outside to boil? Sure, but then you have to start a fire or light the BBQ and that’s just too much work to do before that 1st cup of morning coffee! Same goes for the guy that gets up at 4am to get some fishing in, before everyone else wakes. Who wants to clang with the coffee percolator at 4am?! And what about everyone else who doesn’t want to hear him?

The Coleman Camp Coffee Maker is a propane-power coffee maker that is 100% portable {aka, quietly have your cup outside listening to nature}. It runs on a basic propane cylinder and has a short brew time of just 12 minutes for an entire pot full. Plus, there’s no hassle since there are no cords or percolator. It starts with just a push of the ignition button, no matches required. It has a removable filter basket {trust me, much easier to clean than a percolator!} and can make up to 10 cups of coffee. This is great to have when camping with a large group!

Plus, there’s the comfort in it being the Coleman brand. Coleman = camping, and it’s a trusted name for almost 100 years. Coleman has given consumers a diverse line of quality products that make spending time outside, enjoyable and convenient. And this coffee maker is no different.

Quite honestly, the Coleman Camp Coffee Maker is like having the convenience of home, away from home. Hey, I may sleep outside, make friends with flies that try to share my food, and not shower for days – but someone please – make me a good cup of coffee!

The Coleman Camp Coffee Maker is a great gift idea for the camper, the tailgater and/or the adventurer … ok, and a bonus for everyone else who gets to enjoy a cup, as well. 🙂


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.




  1. My hubby loves CT so right now I think he would love to get a new BBQ from there.

  2. I’m Minnesotan, not Canadian. Is that ok? We plan to camp a lot thus summer and would love the coffee maker, and a SkeeterVac!

  3. we’d use the gift card for paint! Or he keeps talking about shelving for the garage. 🙂

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  5. I would love my hubby to install this I really like the Danbury Hurricane 3-Light Pendant, thats a good gift, right?

  6. The Magellan RoadMate 3030 Lifetime Maps GPS Product #35-2640-2 would make a great Father’s Day gift.

  7. Right now cuz’ it’s what my hubby wants…a bbq…I think the Coleman Even Heat small spaces bbq would suit him good 🙂

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  10. this item is awesome! Coleman Quad Lantern
    Product #76-2207-8 my daughter has one and hubby just loves it you can use it as one big lantern and if someone has to make a trip to the washroom or wants to go into their tent for something you just remove one of the four seperate sections and take it with you that way no one is left in the dark! Dads who like to camp would love this im sure! perfect if you have small kids too it’s like a night light in their tents:)

  11. there are soo mnay things we would love from canadian tire, this year they opened up a huge store in our town and have soo many great things , a great gift would be the Karcher Electric Pressure Washer, men love to spray things with water, great for washing cars and decks , woudl be awesome
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  13. The curtis under counter cd player would also make a great gift. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  14. I think another good gift would be for the man on the road taking trips and wants to know how to get to his destination with the Magellan RoadMate 3030 Lifetime Maps GPS.

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  15. Another great gift idea for the guy in my house is the Weed Eater straight grass trimmer

  16. At the Canadian Tire website, I would purchase the BBQ Tek Portable Propane BBQ. Product #85-3602-8.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline

  17. i think the Goodyear Toolset, 146-Pc would make a great fathers day present

  18. A fantastic comfie Father’s Day gift from Canadian Tire would be the Dr. Scholl’s Massage Mat and Seat Cushion Product #43-9330-8.
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  19. The Yada Visor Mounted Bluetooth® Speakerphone would make a fantastic Father’s Day gift. Product #35-2546-8
    dbland at rogers dot com

  20. My hubby is a bit of a mr fixit and he would LOVE this for Fathers Day: Black & Decker 18V Cordless NiCad Drill/Driver with Accessories – a bit diffrent than the homemade pancakes and card he is going to get LOL 😉

  21. Any of the tools at CT would make a great gift for my hubby. But what he really needs is a new lawnmower like the Yard Works 148cc gas lawn mower they have:)

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  23. I bought my hubby a Black & Decker 18V Cordless NiCad Drill
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  24. Black & Decker 18V Cordless NiCad Drill/Driver with Accessories would make a fantastic gift this Father’s Day

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    (Toddlers eating their Veggies)
    Cheryl (@loucheryl) June 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    Great article. I love veggies and fruit and eat them all of the time in front of my toddler. If he sees me eat them, he wants them. It works!

  28. We need a campstove…. so that’s what I’d get my hubby, he’d be so happy not to have to borrow anymore. I’ld get the 2 burner one from Coleman.

  29. The Magellan RoadMate 3030 Lifetime Maps GPS would be perfect for my hubby who hates to ask for directions
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  30. The Cuisinart Gourmet C560S Stationary Propane BBQ would be a great fathers day gift.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  31. I would spend my winnings on more Garden plants!! I just can’t get enough :0)

    And I love to camp….go every summer

  32. The Mastercraft Dual-Bevel Sliding Mitre Saw would make a great gift and it’s 1/2 price right now!!

  33. The Coleman Even Heat™ 4-Burner Stationary Natural Gas BBQ would make a great Father’s Day gift

  34. I think the char-broil electric bistro infrared BBQ/Grill would be a fantastic fathers day gift. Product number 85-3223-0

  35. My hunnie really wants a pressure washer – The Coleman 1900 PSI electric pressure washer looks great and in our budget 🙂

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  36. Another product would be a great father’s day gift is the Master Chef 280 Stationary Propane BBQMaster Chef 280 Stationary Propane BBQ

  37. the shimano caenan baitcaster (featured as a fishing ‘must-have’ in ‘the outsider’ guide to the outdoors on the canadian tire website)!
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  38. A great fathers day gift is KitchenAid Propane Grill
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  40. I know hubby would like the Black & Decker 18V Cordless NiCad Drill/Driver with Accessories. His is tired and beat up.

  41. I think my husband would like the Magellan RoadMate 3030 Lifetime Maps GPS for a father’s day gift.

  42. I would get the Germ Guardian UV-C Pluggable Air Sanitizer for my dad


  43. The Springfree Oval Trampoline with Safety Enclosure looks great – a fun idea for Dad & the kids to go get some outdoor exercise!

  44. what can’t you get at canadian tire? tools, bbq’s, sporting, equiptment, auto parts and maintenance, gps, home decor, yard maitance, and so on. it’s my husband’s favorite store!!

  45. my dad has been wanting a red wheeled Mastercraft toolbox forever – i finally got him one, and this year I’d love to get him the tool chest that matches to sit on top!

    penguinjo99 at gmail dot com

  46. This would make a great gift:
    Coleman 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer
    Product #39-8586-8
    See more Pressure Washers – Electric or compare

  47. I would get the Roots Outdoor Eastern Pines Double Sleeping Bag. My husband and I LOVE camping and this sleeping bag would be ideal for us. We usually just take sheets and blankets, but this would save so much room!

  48. The Scroll Firebowl, 30-in would make a great gift
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca