With so many AMAZING local Canadian companies out there, I wanted to highlight them for you this Christmas with some great gift ideas for you before you start your shopping! Supporting local is so important, especially at this time of year. For 8 years I owned a small business that made children’s accessories. I remember the holiday shopping season and how important it was for my business. With the downturn in the economy, so many small businesses and entrepreneurs have been feeling the pinch in 2019. This year more than ever I hope we can support a friend, family member or local small business during the holidays by purchasing from them!
My Shop Canadian Christmas Gift Guide highlights gift ideas with a variety of price points and items for everyone on your list. From hostess gifts to jewelry, even something for Fido, everything in my gift guide comes from a wonderful Canadian company! These items are available in stores and online making your shopping easier than ever this year.
I’ve spent hours selecting each item in this guide and I personally love each one! Some of them captivated me with their story, and some of them with a product, but all of them are simply amazing Canadian companies. I’m so excited to share this years gift guide with you! Happy shopping!
Pura Botanicals is a local Edmonton Alberta based company that has evolved from a wellness collection to an extensive line of high performance skincare, baby care and botanical perfumes. They are all about supporting other like-minded entrepreneurs, ethical growers and community leaders which is something that I love about their brand. Pura Botanicals is committed to sustainability, safety, and creating the most advanced green beauty care.
The Overnight Mask Trio makes a great gift for a friend or loved one this Christmas. The gift set includes 3 of their beloved signature masks including: the Overnight Watermelon Mask, Overnight Garden Mask, and Overnight Mango Mask. The trio set is also travel and carry on friendly. Take advantage of their free shipping on online orders of $100 or more.
Tiny Zen Memory
Mimio & Co
Mimio & Co is my favourite pet accessory brand, our pup Bandit has an extensive collection of their bandanas! I love the hip styles, reversible designs and durability of them! Everywhere we go people ask me about his bandanas, the designs definitely stand out! I met Adrienne, the founder about a year ago and fell in love with her story. She started making bandanas for dogs in memory of her mom, who had a passion for sewing. With her pup Obie by her side, she dusted off her sewing machine and began to design and sew her first bandana is 2018. From there she has grown the company to where it is today!
From Hip Santas to Rap Legends, you can find a cool bandana for your pet. Find them Online or at the upcoming Make It Show from November 21st-24th in Edmonton.
Fiasco Gelato is one of my favourite Canadian businesses with an amazing success story after many hardships over the years. I recently toured their facility in Calgary and shared their story on the blog which is worth a read! Our family loves gelato, growing up in Winnipeg there was always lots of places to indulge but in Edmonton it wasn’t easy to find until we discovered Fiasco Gelato! I love to bring their gelato to a dinner party or serve as dessert at this time of year, its a nice light option that’s not too sweet after a heavy meal. Pick up some mini waffle bowls to serve them in as well! The salted caramel is my personal fave, the perfect mix of salty and sweet! Find Fiasco Gelato at a local store near you!
Poppy Barley is a Canadian luxury brand that launched in Edmonton Alberta in 2012 by sisters Kendall and Justine Barber. By thinking outside the box, they created a unique business model that designs and produces beautiful footwear and accessories for modern life. From the moment you step into their Edmonton store, it is an experience like no other. The beautiful design of the store, the clean placement of the products on the shelf, everything stands out from the crowd which is what I love about this brand. I’m always seeking something different, and they offer exactly that!
Tis the season to sparkle, and I love that about the holidays! I picked up the 3-in-1 Wristlet for the busy party season in the Gold Sand colour. It’s perfect for a night out and holds all the essentials like your phone, cash, lipgloss, cards and a few other small items. It has a removable shoulder strap option as well as a wristlet and is available in 4 colour options. Check out their holiday Gift Guide for other great gift options for that special guy or gal on your list. They have free shipping when you shop online with a purchase of $250 plus free returns!
Tis the season for cocktails, oh so many cocktails! Hansen Distillery is an Edmonton-based AND family-run craft distillery that prides itself on producing quality products using ingredients sourced from Alberta. There’s something about local that just makes it taste better! Book yourself a tour or pop by to pick up some bottles, you can craft some amazing holiday cocktails for your guests this season! Here are few recipes to try with their Mulled Cranberry Moonshine, released just in time for Christmas! Find them at 17412 111 Ave NW in Edmonton, Alberta.
- 1.5oz Hansen’s Mulled Cranberry Moonshine
- 0.75oz Hansen’s Barn Owl Gold Vodka
- 0.75oz Dry Vermouth
- Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and express a lemon swath overtop.
Snowed In – Dessert cocktail
- 1.5 oz Hansen’s Mulled Cranberry Moonshine
- 0.5 oz Cognac or Brandy
- 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
- 1 oz Cream
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and top with freshly grated nutmeg.
Walton Wood Farm
Walton Wood Farm is a Canadian based company committed to making high-quality products made with sustainable ingredients that help to protect the environment for future generations. They craft all products based on providing the consumer with benefits of essential oils, butters, and oils to keep your skin feeling soft, especially in our harsh Canadian winters. Our family has been using their products for over a year now and absolutely love everything we have tried, especially the lip balm and hand balm.
I love their gift sets, they are a great price point and make the perfect present for under the tree! My two favourites this year are Winter’s A B*TCH for HER which includes hand rescue, sugar scrub and bath salt in a peppermint buttercream scent. A great way to help mom relax after a busy Christmas season! The Refined Gentleman Box is perfect for HIM and includes power shower gel, hand rescue and a solid cologne within a gift box. Shop online and receive free shipping within North America when you spend $49.95.
Jacek Chocolate Couture
Jacek Chocolate Couture was founded in Sherwood Park, Alberta in 2009 by Jacqueline Jacek. She has one of the coolest jobs ever as a chocolate designer extraordinaire, some of her chocolate designs are almost too pretty to eat! This Christmas you can entertain your guests with a Dark Chocolate Tasting Kit, an educational AND tasty chocolate experience with chocolate and supplies for up to 6 people which is available in stores or online. Free shipping is available for online orders with purchases over $125. The kit includes:
• Single origin dark chocolate bars
• Roasted cocoa beans
• Cocoa butter
• Tasting guide
• Tasting note pad
• Tent cards
• Online discount codes
• Access to a virtual tour behind the scenes with Jacqueline Jacek
The popularity of the subscription box is on the rise, but I have yet to see one for furry friends…until NOW! Woof Pack delivers natural treats, fun and engaging toys, delicious chews and cool accessories to your door. Every month, they build a pack around a new and unique theme. You’ll always receive two toys; one plush and one rubber, two all-natural Canadian made treats (only 100% natural Canadian treats) and either a tasty chew or accessory for your pup!
Give a Box this Christmas to your favourite pup with the option of 1, 3, 6, 12 month subscription. Bandit LOVED his Woof Pack when it arrived, it was the cutest thing ever to watch him sniff his way through the package and see what was inside. I love that the box changes every month offering them variety as well! They offer free shipping across Canada and the USA and all boxes are the same price, regardless of size. You can also change sizes at any time!
I Love Us is a sentiment that I cherish about our family. I truly love this saying and I have this sign hanging in our master bedroom. Everyday I look at it I smile because I just love it so much! Williamrae Designs makes amazing wood signs with the best inspirational quotes and sayings on them. I discovered them years ago and have been buying their signs ever since. I love the rustic wood design, you will find them throughout my house scattered within my decor! This year they launched their new gray frame option which I LOVE, be sure to check it out in the drop down menu when choosing frames! Free Shipping is now available on all orders through their website!
Love love love Hansen Distillery 🥃🍹🍻🥰
That gelato pack needs to get into my belly!
My pups need a Woof pack!
Cranberry moonshine 😉
I love the woof pack! Definitely will be getting for my pups ❤️
The Mimio & Co bandannas are so cute, my cat Forest could use a new Christmas outfit! 😻🎄
I absolutely love the idea of bringing Fiasco Gelato as a hostess gift. Edible gifts are always the best!
Thank you for featuring local businesses with our contest! I always want to enter into more contests but hate when it’s a ton of random international businesses.
With that being said, I love all of these ideas and can already envision who I’d be gifting each of these to. I’d personally keep the Tiny Zen Memory gift for myself. I love the idea of a personalized gift with something to carry close to my heart.
Hi Ashley, I would love to try the Pura Botanical Overnight Mask Trio if I won. Thanks!
Everything is very unique and awesome, my favorite is the Woof Pack, thanks for this list of great gift ideas!
What a great contest giveaway! So many great prizes. I think my dog would love the Woof Pack!
My favorite is the Dark Chocolate tasting kit.
Omg everything is all so great!! I love them all. Fiasco is my absolute fave though!! Definitely shopping from your list again this year. Thank you!
That sign is amazing
What a statement piece
Wow! Great selection!!! I am really trying to stick to Canadian so I think I will use a few of these ideas this ChristmAs. I especially love the gelato as a hostess gift and the Williamrae Designs. I might have to treat myself to a sign!!!!
Thanks for the pointer!!!
The “I Love Us” sign is perfection!
I love the Fiasco Gelato! Yum!
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my favourite business is Jacek!
I love the handwriting and drawing items from Tiny Zen Memory, and I may look into the lip balm and hand cream from the “Winter’s a B*tch” collection by Walton Wood Farm for the lady who runs the dayhome my daughter goes too.
Hooray for supporting Canadian businesses and thanks for introducing me to some new companies and products.
This is a wonderful collection of Canadian gifts. My favorite is Jacek chocolate Couture. My daughter buys these artistic chocolates for me. They are delish.
Cranberry Moonshine… going to get me a bottle of that… sounds very intriguing. Also the mask trio… I love a face mask.
Love the sentimental gifts too.
Love that Poppy Barley wrislet. It’s super cute!
Citrus batons from jacek chocolate look AMAZING.
Love the Purple Cow Saskatoon Berry Cream Liqueur from Hanson Distillery!! Thanks for the chance!
Loved reading about all of these wonderful Canadian businesses. Fiasco Gelato is one of my favourites. Before our first child was born, my husband took me for a gelato making class at their factory in Calgary and it’s been a special memory since!
Love your Canadian Xmas List gift suggestions. There’s some really interesting & beautiful companies. As per your contest question, it’s hard to pick one, but being a Winnipeger & a lover of gelati too, I’ll say Fiasco Gelato. Happy Holidays to you!!
I love all these Canadian options. It would be so hard to choose just one. BUT, under pressure, I would choose Jacek chocolate.
How fun would it be to get some girls friends together over the holidays with a fees bottles of vino and SAVOUR some amazing chocolate….. Mmmmm my eyes just closed thinking about it!
Love your Canadian Christmas suggestions! Shopping local is such a great way to find unique & beautiful presents. As a Winnipeger & a lover of icecream/gelati, I get what you say about having some great options, so If I had to choose a company whose product I would like to try, it would be Fiasco Gelato. Happy Holidays!!
WoW So many great Canadian brands! I would love the 3-in-1 wristlet from poppy barley. Gorgeous.
How do you pick just one?! Gelato, chocolate, alcohol, poppy barley, bath stuff. Anything to help this tired momma feel a bit more refreshed.
I love the “I Love Us” sign from William Rae Designs! 😍 I entered on Facebook! (Kelsey Marilyn)
What a cute sign! I love shopping local and Canada, so many talented individual and great company! Thank you!
I had no idea Fiasco was a local company! I recently found it at the grocery store and fell in love with their dairy free dark chocolate as I’ve been obsessed with ice cream throughout my pregnancy but am lactose intolerant. I love it so much more now that I know it’s local!
Fiasco Gelato makes the best gelato I’ve had in years! thanks
How doss one pick just one? Gelato, chocolate, hot chocolate, pampering, something to get your Glow on and give you a Glow…and your fur baby will look and feel as good as you do. Love this!!!!!
Love all these companies! Happy to see all these local companies with such great, unique things to buy!
Love the Poppy Barley wristlet!
Love to support local! I knew about half of these fabulous vendors:) Williamrae Designs make beautiful signs that are so thoughtful, heart warming and personal…they’re my fave! Thanks & Merry Christmas!
Such great companies. JACEK Chocolate Couture is the favourite here. Thank you.
I love Jacek chocolate!
Love the Hansen Distillery goods and the hand balm scents from Walton Wood Farm! Thanks for helping with my shopping!
This is amazing! Too many to choose just one.
Chocolate, Gelato & alcohol! Jewellery, art & pamper me products! I wouldn’t say no to any of your list🥰
I would love the have one of the Williamrae design wood signs. I love your cutie pics with Denny and would love to have the same sign in my home 😘😘
My fave is the gelato…I can never get enough!
Hi! Just followed the link from your Facebook contest to your blog. I am very interested in the Woofpacks boxes.
Good list, thanks
I would love the Dark Chocolate tasting kit from Jacek Chocolate Couture!!
They all look fabulous!!
The Walton Wood Farm products look divine. I love sugar scrubs and hand rescue products.
Thanks for the gift ideas. I love everything. I have been admiring Williamrae Designs for a while now and also Tiny Zen Memory. I sent my husband the link for necklace. Maybe he will get the hint.
Wow, such fabulous gift ideas! I love to shop local and support people living their dreams!! For sure going to add a few of these to my list 🙂
Thanks for the awesome giveaway – followed all and entered on FB (Millie Helper). Love so many, esp the Jacek chocolate but love the Hansen Distillery prize the MOSt!!!
Wow Ashley!! These all look so amazing and cover my whole Christmas list… and maybe some gifts for me too 😉
And thank you for including the furry ones on your list. As a dog mom, I’m always looking for special gifts for Fitzy & Winston to put under the tree and the box from Woof Pack is such a great idea (…love it and my fav off your list)! And I think some cute bandanas from Mimio & Co for our Christmas parties will have them looking so dapper!
Thank you again for this fab list!!
I definitely want the Jacek Dark Chocolate tasting kit!
I love the I Love Us sign and the Woof pack. So many great ideas!
I have followed Fiasco Gelato for some time so I am naming them my favourite on the list. However, I think all these companies will become new favourites. I think all of them have incredible gifts for the holidays. Really beautiful items for under the tree!
I love the 3-in-1 Wristlet from the Poppy Barley company…. it’ so lovely!!
I love the Woof Pack!
I’m definitely going to go the Hansen Distillery to get some gifts for my hubby. I’m sure he’d love to try the Mulled Cranberry Moonshine and the Purple Cow liquor.
Could really use the 3-in-1 Wristlet mine purse is so old its falling apart.
Such amazing prizes. Thanks for the chance
Great gift ideas and I love that they are all Canadian businesses. I would say my favourite item is the Fiasco Gelato. I absolutely love love love Gelato so that’s probably why it’s my fave.
Live the poppy barley wristlet in gold sand! But great ideas for my
Wow! There’s so many great gifts ideas, I think my favourite would be the Jacek Chocolate Kit (because I love chocolate lol) but I also really like the woof pack and know my dog would love it ❤️
Love the Jacek Chocolate gift idea!!
My favourite item is definitely the “I love us” WilliamRaeDesigns sign 😍. Such a great list, thank you for putting this together!
Pura is one of my all time FAVE Canadian businesses; I’ve never tried a product of theirs I didn’t LOVE! I’d love everything on this list, but if I had to pick a fave the mask trio would be it. I’ve been using the watermelon mask in the set of 2 years now and I can’t get enough of it!!
Beautiful Canadian gift ideas! I love the idea of bringing the Fiasco Gelato to a dinner party with waffle cups. Always too stuffed after dinner so this is a great dessert.
Mimio & Co Pet Bandanas are too adorable not to mention. Love that the pups in our lives were included at Christmas, they look forward to presents too!
All amazing gift ideas, thank you! My favourite item is the handwritten name bar necklace from Tiny Zen Memory! ❤
I have two fur babies that are my reason for living.. I would deff say the “WOOF BOX”.. they love everything and are so excited when they get something new. I can just imagine a whoel box full of treats and toys for them!
Awesome ideas! Hard choice but I love my jewelry so I think my top gift idea would be a necklace from tiny Zen. Love their handwritten necklace options! Especially the cut out one! So cute!
I think the tiny zen memory necklaces are really sweet, but the very best thing is Fiasco Gelato. Their salted caramel is so good.
Love love love fiasco!
Hands down the chocolate kit because I am a huge chocolate fan
I love everything!! Most favorite would be jacek chocalte and pura.
This Canadian Christmas Gift Guide is amazing! Great ideas to give unique gifts that are “home” made!
Loved the 3-in-1 Wristlet
Fiasco Gelato dairy free pleeaaaaasssssse 💕😋
I’m struggling to pick just one but I sure would like to try the Pura Botanicals trio !
Wow! Everything sounds amazing!! 🙂 Would love to try Woof Pack for my fur babies!
Poppy Barley has some sweet accessories!!
Love that they are all Canadian companies! We need to support local companies as much as possible! Thank you for introducing me to some companies I didn’t know about before @cherrydip123
I like Mimio & Co I have a little dog who is our baby and we shop for her fr Christmas
Love Mimio & Co. cuteness
Love all the William Rae signs!!
I love the Tiny Zen Memory