10 Gifts to Buy Local in Canada This Holiday Season
December is the season of giving and we have searched high and low for the best locally sourced gifts that are unique, unparalleled — and just right for the special someones in your life. While the One Of A Kind 2019 Winter Show is the perfect go to for great Canadian local brands, we've picked out some favourite stand-out goods featured there that are still available for shoppers after it. We've rounded up some of the best made-in-Canada products ready for purchase in this handy guide.
Gift ideas for your stylish partnerRaw Eco Jewelry is a hand-crafted collection of gold and brass metalwork forged with raw materials that are ethically sourced, and made into a sustainable line of fashion-forward jewelry. It’s free-spirited owner, Devaki, creates enchantingly unique statement pieces that will be sure to turn heads and receive compliments. Based in the Kootney Mountains in British Columbia, Raw Eco Jewelry is the special splurge you’ve been seeking for your stylish partner.
Wild Crafted Quills, $70
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Gift ideas for your bestieHailing from the east coast, Two Sisters Naturals is a sister-duo company that specializes in natural products for skin, bath, home care, and baby. We love that they use plant-based products that you can read from the label to fully understand what you are using. With their wide range of products covering all aspects of life, these thoughtfully hand-made-with-love face and body products will leave you feeling absolutely luxurious. Here at Slice, we are eyeing this Bath Lover Bundle as the perfect gift for any bestie.
Bath Lover Bundle, $39
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Gift Ideas for the foodie in your lifeThe Heritage Bee Co. is a certified naturally-grown and bee-friendly-farming company that is aiming to make a world of difference for bees. Striving to make beekeeping a possibility, backyard gardeners, urban city-dwellers and small-scale organic farmers are able to buy bee hives on their property (in Ontario) or host themselves. With an impressive line of honey products, try their Liquid Wildflower Honey or opt for a creamed-honey infused with a rich choice of ginger, cinnamon, dark chocolate, mint chocolate, lavender, and lemon… delicious!). Make your foodie-friend’s mouth water with this flavourful organic and unpasteurized local honey.
Liquid Wildflower Honey, $15
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Gift ideas for your favourite niece and nephew (and baby cousin)Uniq Boutique is a GTA one-stop shop if you’re in search for fancy kids and baby clothing. Mom-preneurers Mary and Helen sell their unique inventory of little-sized luxury dresses, hair accessories and shoes that holla “extra” at first glance. Give this holiday gift to your fancy niece or nephew that will dress them up for every occasion.
Pom Pom Hats, $35-40
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Gift Ideas for your choco-holicChocolat De Kat is a collection of handmade artisan bon bons (that’s the bougie term for chocolates) that are hand-made in small batches. We will even go as far as saying they are the most beautiful chocolates we have laid eyes on all season. These show-stopping chocolates come in an array of traditional and exotic flavours (like “Yuzu Caramel” and “Vietnamese Coffee”), and are as delicious as they are beautiful! Have we sold you on this yet? Your choco-holic will soar over the milk-chocolate galaxy with this gift.
Box of 9, $24
Gift ideas for your fiery friendPeppermaster Hot Sauce offers a wide selection of sauces that will take your taste buds to the next level. Using direct-from-farm produce and specializing in cultivating their own chili peppers, these sauces have the ability to unleash different levels of fire to your culinary experience. These Quebecers not only sell sauces but mashes, salsas, condiments, and infusions and rubs. This holiday, delight your fiery friend with a Hurricane Mash (a 10 on the hot-scale), or the epic Jewels of Fire & Ice collection (16 sampler products).
Peppermaster Roulette, $185
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Gift ideas for your petsPosh Pet City is a Toronto eco-friendly dog clothing line that makes its apparel without restricting your dog’s movements. Their pet clothing is handmade and specifically tailored to your pet’s unique sizing. Pick up a James Bond bandana or an exquisitely adorable demin jacket for your furry friend (and take a holiday photo while you’re at it).
Brooklyn Demin Jacket, $32
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Gift ideas for your hostess100 Years of Love is a Toronto hand-crafted fragrance candle company that strives to heighten your senses with their room-filling aromas. These luxury soy candles come in an array of thoughtfully designed scents, such as cannabis and suede, palo santo and bergamot, and champagne. Petroleum-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free, these candles will surely amaze the best host or hostess in your life and become a staple scent at their next dinner party.
Platinum Blonde Candle 3-Pack, $79
Gift ideas for your musical museSgt. Nick’s Drum Shop is a Toronto company that specializes in custom decorative drum heads. These eye-catching drum displays serve as a unique piece of art to hang on your wall, and sure to start a conversation on music at your next get-together. Sgt. Nick, a drummer himself, customizes each recycled drum-head both in design and shape, so be sure to shoot him a note if you’re looking for a specific image or music artist. We love it when local companies re-use materials, and these drumheads make the perfect gift for every musical muse in your life.
Stick City, $125
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Gift Ideas for Your Growing ChildWe love it when we find stylish and practical clothing for kids, and Peakbwa sells just that. Based in Quebec, Peakbwa creates sustainable clothing for families that like to move. Using recycled and natural textiles (such as bamboo and organic cotton), the signature Peakbwa hoodie is developed with extra folded material to grow with your child for a few years. The beautiful prints are thoughtfully designed to be unisex and enables sharing between siblings. And a commitment to quality workmanship means these clothing items will become staples in your child’s wardrobe (a stance the company takes against fast fashion). We are swooning over these perfectly made and sustainable hoodies and accessories, making the perfect gift for your growing child.
Hoodie Evolving Chic-Chuk, $56.99
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