With the holiday season well under way, I am sure many of you are still trying to get inspiration for gift ideas, I know I am! It is very easy to look to various websites and stores when shopping for gifts, but I do try to get some gifts that are unique and come from a Canadian based business. So in my search for something different for those people I like to try and surprise at Christmas time, I found a few things that I wanted to share (and one thing that I am quite familiar with!!).
1. Handcrafted Village Juicery Ceramic Mugs - $30.00
This holiday gift brought to you by the Toronto based, Village Juicery and their partners, Akai Ceramic Studio is the ideal gift for anyone intersted in handmade items. The handmade ceramic mugs were a collaboration of the two companies and I have to say that they did a wonderful job. You can also add one of Village Juicery's seasonal drinks to make this the perfect present. This combination will allow your loved-one, a chance to warm their hands on a locally sourced and handmade delight this holiday.
2. Detour Coffee Subscription - from $28.00
As you know, I enjoy a subscription box, and this choice from Detour, is the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. You are able to set up a subscription on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis and choose the type of coffee they will receive. You can cancel at any time, or allow the recipient to carry on the subscription after a certain period. Either way, you will be giving the gift of coffee delivered directly to their door. Awesome!
3. The Peace Box (Large) - $100.00
This collection from the Peace Collective, based out of Toronto, is a superb gift for someone that needs a wardrobe update. They guarantee a box of goodies that is worth at least $200.00. The box includes two t-shirts, one crewneck sweater and two tanks and 1-2 special items. They also donate $10.00 of the $100.00 to their partner charity, Breakfast for Learning, who offer children in need a wholesome breakfast before they strat their day at school. All-in-all, this gift will bring joy to those who receive it and will put food on a plate for children across Canada. There is also a small option which is only $50.00.
4. I Wanna Be A Bear Tote Bag - $20.00
This cute tote bag from the created and cleverly named Toronto brand, Fox That. This could be a great gift for any age and could act as great stocking filler or main present for those who have a love of nature, especially bears. Fox That have a range of products that could be used as great gifts, and they even make wrapping paper, so you could easily buy the complete present here.
5. Sarah Delivered Box - $49.95 per month
It's a shameless plug, but my subscription is an excellent gift for all of your female family and friends. Every month, my team and I put together a collection of items, many of which are from Canadian brands, and send them to people all across Canada and the US. You can include gift messages and give just one box, if you cancel immediately. Or you can give a three month or six month gift subscription, which will ensure that the recipient will continue to love their Christmas present for months to come. AND IF YOU ORDER BY DECEMBER 15TH, 2016, WE WILL GET THE BOX TO YOU BY DECEMBER 23RD!