Pine River | Angus Ontario's Best New Home Family Community


Lancaster Homes is committed to taking the responsible and necessary precautionary measures to protect the health and well-being of our employees, customers and other stakeholders. As a result we are open for appointments.

For more information please contact our sales representatives:

Pine River: Jill Monaghan & Leslie Colwell
+1 647-629-5876

Simcoe Landing: Sandy Simpson & Sue Booth
+1 905-656-1012

Lyon's Creek: Carmela D'Amico & Joshua Dykopf
+1 289-296-5830

Easy DIY Last-Minute Gift Ideas

It’s getting close to the holidays, and last-minute shopping is not optimal – bustling through crowds and driving around are not how you want to spend time that could be enjoyed with family and friends. Make gift giving easy with these simple and thoughtful ideas: 

Last Minute Pine River Gift Ideas

Homemade Gifts 

You don’t have to be very crafty to whip up some homemade concoctions that your friends and family will love. Bath items like salts and scrubs are easy to make at home and to package in simple mason jars with ribbon – try these festive rosemary Epsom bath salts or this peppermint candy cane sugar scrub. Another easy-to-make DIY gift are hand-mixed spice combos, like this taco seasoning or homemade pumpkin pie spice mix – simply buy the spices in bulk, mix them up, and gift little jars with recipe ideas. Think of what you like to make and then turn it into thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts – whether it’s baking, carpentry, knitting, painting or something else you enjoy.

Meaningful Donations 

Most of us have enough stuff, and would appreciate a gift that gives to a cause or charity that we would like to support. Consider something that is close to your friend or family member’s heart, and make a contribution in their name. If that doesn’t seem exciting enough, consider a gift like naming a star in space after them – it’s a unique gift that’s fun and memorable.

The Gift of Experiences 

“Buy experiences, not things.” There’s a reason this is such popular advice. Give a meaningful gift by writing a card with a promise of an activity or experience to come. With your friend or family member’s interests in mind, treat them to an outing that the two of you can enjoy together: perhaps a movie or show, a sports game, or dinner out at a new restaurant.

The holidays are about giving, but the spirit of giving is so much more than buying gifts. We hope you enjoyed these ideas for showing your love and appreciation for those in your life with unique homemade gifts.

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Jill Monaghan & Leslie Colwell

Sales Representatives
Pine River Model Home and Sales Centre

Leslie has been assisting new home purchasers find their perfect home with Lancaster Homes, in the Angus and Innisfil area since 2012. Jill joined the team in 2015 to assist our clients in one of our most exciting new home developments. This dynamic team look forward to providing you with exceptional service, from initial contact to completion, of your new home purchase. Whether it is your first home or your forever home, they are fully committed to their clients’ needs!

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