Looking for a New Year’s gift? (That excuse will buy you an extra week.)
I’ve put together a calendar of photos from the South Shore of Nova Scotia. You’ll find it in my CaféPress Shop. Price is $19.99 USD.
Yes, it’s printed in the US on demand by CaféPress and ships from the US.
Your results may vary, but I haven’t had to pay duty on printed material (on paper) coming across the border from the US to Canada by mail, whether from Amazon or CaféPress. Clothing is another thing though, and mugs; I’ve had to pay duty as well as GST on those.
I’d love to hear of any CaféPress equivalents based in Canada.
This is the “Kid’s light Nova Scotia T-shirt” from the CafePress shop behind the “Gift Shop” link above, in ash grey. Here it is after lots of washings, still looking good and still a favourite.
If you’re in the US, ordering clothing from CafePress is fine, but if you’re ordering from Canada, you have to be prepared to pay duty, as well as GST, on clothing. (So much for that free trade agreement!)
Printed materials, however, including Nova Scotia fridge magnets, have come through just fine for me by Canada Post. Your results may vary.
Disclaimer: I earn a small commission if you order any of my products from CafePress.
If you’ve ever clicked on “Gift Shop” at the top, you’ll know that I’ve set up a CafePress shop with Nova Scotia gifts. I’ve ordered products from the shop myself, and have generally been pleased with the quality.
My favourite item is the rectangle fridge magnets. I just had a bunch made up with a Lunenburg scene in the background and the satellite image of Nova Scotia in the foreground. I’ll be using them as hostess gifts when travelling outside the province. They just arrived in the mail, and they’re really nice. The photo shows one of them along with others I’d ordered previously.
CafePress ships by mail from the US. Depending on what and how much you order, and perhaps on luck, you may have to pay duty and taxes on items shipped to Canada. In my limited experience so far, small packages of printed materials come right through. I ordered some T-shirts and had to pay what seemed like a lot of duty. Same with mugs. But the package of 10 fridge magnets arrived in my mailbox directly. And with the Canadian dollar near par, it’s a good time to order.