Tired of giving gifts that end up collecting dust on the shelf? These thoroughly practical presents are guaranteed to please everyone on your holiday shopping list.
The holidays are finally here! Whatever your budget, these thoughtful items from our favourite Canadian Small Shops, are a delight to give and receive.
2020... what a year for everyone, but especially small businesses. Little did we know this would continue well into into 2021. It’s been hard, and even though I know it’s impossible to get everything you need from local stores, being a little more conscious to shop local during the holiday season versus chain stores, will make a huge difference in our economy and for small shop owners.
And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year so we suggest shopping as early as you can.
Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live and more. So order earlier than you think, to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.
Hope you enjoy this curated list of gifts from 8 Canadian Small Shops!
1. Plastic-Free, Wipe-Clean Tablecloth (perfect for holiday gatherings!)
Brand: Ardea Home™
What it is: Having friends and family over for the holidays is so fun. What is less fun is having to change your tablecloth after each party because of food spills and stains. The ultimate easy-peasy solution are these wipeable tablecloths. This way when there's a food mess – which is inevitable at this time of year - all there is to do is just wipe-clean and continue the fun! And the best part? They are eco-friendly and free of nasty chemicals and icky plastic smell!
2. Bear Blanket
What it is: This soft waffle bear print blanket is made from the finest cotton in a springy waffle weave, this waffle blanket is lofty and lightweight for summer and plush and warm for every other season. Gentle on baby’s delicate skin and sized to snuggle your newborn and not-so-little-ones, too. Size: Twin bed fit.
3. Silicone Earth Tone Bundle
What it is: Do your little ones make big messes? Save meal time and clean-up time with our suction silicone bundle set. Sustainable and durable these stylish silicone sets come in 4 designer colours, perfect for even the most spill-prone kid.
4. Mistletoe Fine Art Print
Brand: Elizabeth Ann Francis Fine Art
What it is: This print of a Mistletoe (Viscum album) plant was originally hand-drawn using graphite, and printed on matte archival paper using archival inks. Each print is hand-signed by the artist.
5. Hand Painted Watercolour Holiday Cards
Brand: Wild Juniper Art Studio
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6. Candle + Coaster Holiday Gift Set
Brand: Coconut + Cord
What it is: The perfect cozy combo to gift to a loved one or keep all for yourself! choose from 3 beautiful candle fragrances + 4 neutral/metallic coaster styles to create your own, unique gift set. each gift set also includes care instructions + gift wrapping. limited quantities available.
7. Wood Balance Beams
What it is: Balance Beams are wonderful for boosting physical activity and enhancing gross motor skills. They benefit playtime, imagination and creativity. Your child will get a full body exercise (stretching, jumping) and some nice yoga moves! He child will be able to create his own obstacle course! There are so many never ending possibilities of use!
8. The Belle - Maxi Tiered Dress
Brand: Oakley Rae Handmade
What it is: Named after one of our favourite princesses, your little one will feel like the belle of the ball (or yard) in this beautiful full length ruffle dress. Fully lined bodice with scallop neck detail and buttons for closure. Bottom part of this dress (the skirt) features 4 tiers of hand gathered ruffles.