Round the World

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been working super hard to track down some amazing gift ideas sourced right here in Canada this season. One of the most covetable I could find? Tofino Towel Co., the star of today’s post and the originator of the West Coast round towel.


Designed in B.C., Tofino Towel Co.’s M.O. stemmed from that annoying practice of having to shake off your beach towel every hour or so as you reposition it to get the best angle toward the sun. They envisioned a round towel that would be beautifully designed and totally functional – after all, a slightly oversized round towel means you can stretch out in any direction to suit the sun’s movements. Today, the brand has built up quite a cult following for their beautiful designs (that are regularly being added to) and the way the product has sort of take on a life of its own.


Yes, it’s a towel. It’s primarily a beach towel, in fact. But you could use it in so many other ways, it’s ridiculous. While that round shape is ideal for scooting around on the sand, it also has the effect of essentially wrapping yourself in a hug whenever you tuck it around you. The uber plush towel fabric it’s made out of absorbs water like crazy, so I will caution it takes a bit of time to dry out / may not work as a daily shower towel, but when it’s freshly used, it will seriously dry you off in an instant and give you some internal warm and fuzzies.


So yes, those are both towel examples of how Tofino Towel Co. towels are currently loved – but there are actually other ways it can be used too. For example, you could pack it in your trunk and break it out for a blanket when you’re watching a fall football game, eating a picnic in the park, or simply sitting by the campfire.


Not only that, but Tofino Towel Co. has posted some cool photos of other design applications around the home. The towels are seriously so thick and striking, they could be applied as a throw blanket, rug, or naturally, a bath mat. Some fans have even used them as a yoga mat or meditation platform.


They’ve currently got 7 designs with a loose Navajo / southwestern / Mandala vibe, including a cool limited edition version by fashion brand Jackson Rowe. Each towel retails for $99, which is actually on point with other luxury towel brands you’d buy full-size bath sheets from at a department store…but those towels are merely towels my friend. Tofino Towel Co.’s round towels are, as I’ve shown here, so much more. And that price point makes them a great Canadian gift idea under $100 for everyone from your yoga-loving sister to your would-be designer mom to your camping-bound brother.

tofino-towel-co-designsYou can buy Tofino Towel Co. towels at hundreds of indie retailers across Canada (as well as Indigo) – they’ve listed a few here – as well as on their website. Contact them to find out what retailers in your neck of the woods carry these luxe towels!


And in the meantime? I’m delighted to announce that one lucky reader of mine is going to win not one, but two Tofino towels for themselves – the Chesterman and Florencia. Want to enter for your chance to win? All it takes is a subscription to my blog and a comment below – plus some bonus entry opportunities! Read on to find out how you could win two Tofino Towel Co. towels!

1) First off! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by November 23, 2016 with a link back to your favourite towel on the Tofino Towel Co. website.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 24, 2016 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Tofino Towel Co. on Facebook and leave a wall post on which of their towels are your favourites. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below. 

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Tofino Towel Co. on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos and take a photo from their site and share it on your own feed, tagging them in it. Leave a link back to your photo in the comments below in a separate comment.

Don’t forget! There’s often many other chances to earn bonus entries into all of my giveaways. As a subscriber, keep an eye out on daily posts for more ways to enter to win!

BTW: You can check out all active giveaways by visiting the Winners Circle section of my site!

234 Responses to “Round the World”
  1. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  2. DebP says:

    Subscriber by email here. My favorite design is The Florencia.

  3. aclily19 says:

    I like the Long Beach Black But wow, was not expecting them to be so expensive.

  4. Sarah H says:

    These towels are a great idea. I just love the Chesterman with the cute sea shells on it ❤

  5. Tanis Mallow says:

    Love the shape. And that they’re Canadian made.

  6. Margaret Palmer says:

    My favourite is the Chesterman…but they are all nice.

  7. Jared says:

    They are all cool! What a great idea

  8. dabrowne says:

    I love them all, but the Tonquin is beautifully colourful. I’d love to enter the contest, but am not sure how to do the link thing on my IPad.

  9. Chanel O says:

    These designs are so beautiful! This one is my favorite:

  10. Catherine Burke says:

    My favourite… – What a great idea & I love that it is just not a towel but a great decorating options.

  11. Tdub says:

    Wow! These are gorgeous! What a terrific gift idea…not to mention, coveting them for myself! All designs are gorgeous but ‘The Chesterman’ caught my eye.

  12. SandyS says: This limited edition is my favourite although they are all fantastic!

  13. Tricia Dickie says:

    I do really love both the Chesterman and Florencia styles but for some reason the limited edition “the Mackenzie” just grabs me…

  14. Tricia Dickie says:

    Here is my link to the FB page for Torfino….

  15. Lynda Grant says:

    I especially love the Chesterman. What an fantastic idea!

  16. Deanna Barkley says:

    All of the towels are beautiful. If I must choose only one I would chose the long beach towel in black. The link is
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. You manage to find some intriguing items. Who would thought of a round beach towel.

  17. Deanna Barkley says:

    Here is the link to my post on the tofino towel website wall.

  18. Susan says:

    I love these round towels — what a fabulous idea. My favourite is the Long Beach White Edge towel.

  19. Courtney G says:

    Love them all! The Florencia is my favourite.

  20. Courtney G says:

    I’m a subscriber to Canadian gift guide. I also follow Tofino Towel Co on Insta, just don’t know how to ‘regram’ their photo:(

  21. Aimee says:

    Great towels they are so pretty
    I love the Chesterman
    I am a subscriber

  22. Courtney Geddes says:

    Hi Brittany! I posted a comment in the Q&A on your site, but it didn’t show up like all my other comments in recent weeks. I’ve commented on blogs and also commented for giveaways, but none of my comments show up in the feed. What I’m I doing wrong? Can you see my comments on your end?

    Some insight would be appreciated!
    Thanks so much!

    Courtney G.


  23. lindsay dwarka says:

    i LOVE the idea of a round towel! how has no one thought of this before?!

    i’d love the tonquin, because it’s so colourful!

  24. kittypride says:

    Very beautiful! I am a long time subscriber. This is my favourite design

  25. Victoria McFarlane says:

    Oh this guy for sure :

    Love everything about it!

  26. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    What beautiful towels. And so much more. I love The Long Beach – Black Edition here:

  27. Milley says:

    I like the chesterman. Although the Long Beach ones are a close second.

  28. Lori L. says:

    Ahhhh, I am totally in love with these towels, my favourite is definitely the Florencia! Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Lori L. says:

    Now following and posted a link to my favourite round towel on their wall here:

  30. Debbie F says:

    I like the Long Beach – the Black edition

  31. Linda Ryan says:

    Love this idea of a round towel and its many uses.

  32. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite towel on the Tofino Towel Co. website would be their The Long Beach – Black Edition

  33. Alison K says:

    Bonus Instagram Entry: Followed @TofinoTowelCo on Instagram and Regrammed one of their photos

  34. Karen G says:

    I think the “Tonquin” is stunning
    I mean…those colours! Glorious 🙂

  35. Karen G says:

    Left a comment on Tofino Towel’s FB page

  36. Jen says:

    I absolutely love the Chesterman Tofino towel! Email subscribed as well 😘

  37. Jen says:

    Tofino Towel Co Instagram follower

  38. sojeles says:

    I subscribe and this one is my favourite, the florencia They are really beautiful.

  39. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    These are beautiful. I actually went to the site to order one for my daughter for xmas after your post…but the price was a bit steeper than I anticipated :$. My daughter spends her summers at the lake paddling and would LOVE LOVE one of these towels. My favourite is the Mackenzie.
    Crossing my fingers on this one.
    Keep the ideas are definitely giving me GREAT ideas for shopping this year! Thank you!

  40. Marni Johansen says:

    Subcribed by email. What a great blog!
    And I love the Mackenzie tofino towel 😊

  41. Marni Johansen says:

    I subscribed, love this blog!
    All of the towels are beautiful but I do really like the Mackenzie

  42. darlene boyle says:

    the long beach white edition

  43. Andrea H says:

    The Florencia is my favourite, but they are all beautiful.

  44. Susan J. says:

    Long beach

  45. Maryanne says:


  46. Theresa A. says:

    I am a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My fave towel is

  47. Sandi says:

    THESE would definitely be conversation starters no matter if I use them in Alberta or Arizona! WOW is about all I can say!

  48. Patricia Rotman says:

    Going to Tofino with my love for New Year. Would LOVE the towel for him ❤

  49. Elyse Rotman says:

    My Mom and her love are going to Pacific Sands for New Years. They have reconnected after 33 years and are in love …. would love for them to have the towels 🙂

  50. Bonnie says:

    These are gorgeous, make pretty pastel florals. Capes, bath towels, fingertip towels, face cloths etc. Don’t forget me when you are rich and famous

  51. I have never seen or heard of round towels before! I would love to have all of them. But if I had to pick only one style, it would be the Florencia.

  52. Shawna Sanderson says:

    This is the first time I have come across round towels…I love the chesterman

  53. Cathy C says:

    Love these towels, It was hard to pick one but I liked the Florencia.

  54. seriously I love them all,,, great designs,,, pick one I will go with chesterman

  55. Linda says:

    These towels are just gorgeous! My absolute favorite is the Florencia. (

  56. sheila stiglitz says:

    These towels are absolutely gorgeous. My favourite is

  57. Phyllis W. says:

    I love the Chesterman towel. I’ve been to that beach!

  58. Mrs Chantelle Silverquill says:

    All beautiful- however this is my favourite

  59. Nicole B says:

    I absolutely adore the chesterman. Love the colors!

  60. janinevan09 says:

    this one is my favourite, super cute.
    ive always wanted to visit tofino!

  61. Kaitlyn says:

    The towels are all so gorgeous! I like this one the best

  62. Krystal says:

    These towels are gorgeous!! So glad you shared this! My favourite is:

  63. Linda Hoyle says:

    Gorgeous towels…my favourite towel would be…

  64. Judy Hunting says:

    I commented and liked their facebook page.

  65. I can’t tell you how much I LOVE Tofino towels! Just gorgeous. Here’s one in particular I’d love to have:

  66. Rita says:

    very nice

  67. Margaret H says:

    I like

  68. SarahJ says:

    My favorite is because I have actually surfed in Tofino!

  69. joyce s. says:

    The Mackenzie

  70. Danielle says:

    The Long Beach – White Edition looks fabulous as a bath mat! Love it!

  71. Edmond says:

    My fave: Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me

  72. Edmond says:

    I liked FB @edmond238.

  73. Courtney says:

    Long beach, black edition is really pretty 🙂

  74. janicour says:

    Tofino is such a beautiful place This towel reminds me of there, and my favourite

  75. Jolene Fleming says:

    Great gift idea….the Chesterman takes it

  76. Dionisia says:

    The long beach is perfect for the beach.

  77. Deanna Sexton says:

    Love them all but I choose The Chesterman.

  78. Theresa C. says:

    Love the blue shells on the Chesterman towel!

  79. Grace says:

    These are beautiful! I actually love the idea of using it as a bathmat. I love the Chesterman design:

  80. Shelley Nelson says:

    These are just gorgeous and I would love to receive any of these but I am particularly partial to the Chesterman since it has the fun seashells and looks very beachy

  81. MarionG says:

    Definitely love Love this company. Great Idea and multipurpose too. Am a subscriber for a while. Cheers.

  82. Carol M says:

    I’m a subscriber.

    My favourite is this one..

  83. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    These are so cool! I love the Florencia. It’s kinda gothic!

  84. KELLY E says:

    I like the Chesterman-

  85. Karen David says:

    I love all of them. We just built a cottage and these would be fabulous!
    My favourite was the Chesterman (and the MacKenzie was lovely too)

  86. Pamela Fontaine says:

    I subscribe by email.

    I love the florencia.

  87. Alisa Petrisch says:

    Beautiful and so practical! I love the Long Beach!

  88. dawn walsh says:



    SKU: FLORENCIA-BLK-OS Category: Round Towels – “The Original West Coast Round Towel”
    Product Description


    100% COTTON – 1.5 M DIAMETER



    this is my favorite one

  89. shannon kamp says:

    The florencia!

  90. KT says:

    Love that the towels are round. My fave is the Tonquin:

  91. Audrey Skinner says:

    These towels are gorgeous. I love the mackenzie

  92. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite round towel The Long Beach – Black Edition –

  93. Lisa S says:

    Tofino is a fantastic plave. Love the Chesterman towel.

  94. beach650 says:

    a local company I’d never heard of, cool! The Chesterman is my fave:

  95. My favourite round towel The Long Beach – Black Edition – <a href="https://www.

  96. Programming Lang says:

    My favourite round towel The Long Beach – Black Edition – <a href="https://www. These towels are gorgeous.

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