Take a Gander! Unique Mugs & More


The perfect gift awaits in the talented hands of Take A Gander! Unique Mugs & More. This independently owned and operated business delivers heart-warming, hilarious and sometimes cheeky customized giftware. From coffee mugs, bags, socks, tea towels and Christmas ornaments, to bottle openers, coasters and beer glasses galore, Take A Gander! has an endless supply of unique items for any project.

So bring your ideas, or feel free to ask for suggestions, and Take A Gander! will whip up creative pieces to suit your style. If you’ve ever wanted to bestow upon a loved one a gift guaranteed to induce laughter, you’ve come to the right place!

Take A Gander! Unique Mugs & More is the easiest place to shop for any occasion. Contact Karen, the owner and visionary behind each design, for your next customized project today!

Meet Karen Ganderton

Meet Karen Ganderton

What began as a fun hobby for Karen Ganderton quickly morphed into a full-fledged business. Starting in 2013, Karen initially sold her creations at craft fairs. The demand for more orders kept steadily pouring in, and as of 2018, her creative passion has grown to new heights. “Why not? You never know what you can do unless you try,” says Karen. “I love what I do!”

As an entrepreneur in Fort St. John, making connections has been an easy feat. There is a healthy population of like-minded creatives, and Karen feels that the community is extremely supportive of their local artisans and businesses. “I think there's a tremendous opportunity here for small businesses to succeed and grow!” beams the Take A Gander! owner. “Grow your roots where you live.”

One of Karen’s favourite aspects of the work that she does is the reaction she gets from her customers. Putting smiles on people’s faces is what it’s all about, and for Karen, sharing her light and laughter with those around her is all the motivation she needs.

10312 104 Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2K7


Call 7:00 am - 7:00 pm daily