10 Gift Ideas For Even The PICKIEST Person On Your List!
Gifting during the holidays can be really really tough, depending on the person you are buying for! In the spirit of helping find something unique for that impossible person on your list, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite items from a handful of Canada’s best small businesses!
The items are in no particular order and are great for any age or gender!
Heat Resistant Pot Holders
from The Crafty Artisans
One of our favorite products are these pot holders! They are 100% cotton with a special heat lining so you can use them to protect your counter, tabletop and hands! Use them to pull dishes hot out of the oven without burning your hands. They’re also super easy to keep clean since they’re machine washable!
A set of these is just $18 CAD + tax & shipping.
from Natasha Miller Letters
This multi-talented artist offers three different mediums: chalkboard lettering, hand lettering & digital lettering! Once you’ve decided what form of artwork you’re looking for, the design options are pretty much endless. I have yet to find a font that she can’t do!
These are all custom made so contact Natasha Miller Letters directly!
from Eastside Craft Works Co.
Now these are just our favorites (because they’re gorgeous!) but this artist has a variety of different pieces of art using 100% cotton rope and natural wood dowels. These are so unique and beautiful! This artist can do custom pieces so if you have a project in mind, all you need to do is reach out!
They start at $35 CAD + tax & shipping.
Dalila Chamomile Sugar Scrub
from Sugar Me Bare
The perfect addition to ANY spa day or for your normal skin care routine. It’s cruelty and preservative free with natural ingredients like organic cane sugar, chamomile and jasmine tea. It smells incredible and is great for any skin type. There are other products to check out too like sugar waxing and classes!
This treat in a jar goes for $25.99 CAD + tax & shipping.
from Devils Head Coffee
Remember the days where magazine subscriptions were still a thing? I’m sure they still are but when was the last you got one of those?! As a modern gift giver, have you thought of giving a coffee subscription? This brew is a family favorite of ours so it definitely comes highly recommended!
A three month subscription is $60 CAD + shipping.
from Miss Pippa Jayne
Miss Pippa Jayne has the CUTEST planner clips! The planner community is HUGE so you might have someone in your circle that has a planner, journal or loves to read! There are different themes to choose from, everything from Gilmore Girls and Disney to Coffee and Holidays! Good luck choosing one or two.
These clips start at $5.50 CAD + tax & shipping.
Party Glasses - Aqua & Granite
from Ted Jolda Glass via Currant & Cream
These are gorgeous. So simple and elegant and 100% handmade. They are made slightly thicker than the average glass which can help prevent chips. They’re handmade but are excellent for every day use and are dishwasher safe! Each set is totally unique too since they're handmade.
This set is $60 CAD + tax & shipping.
Candy Cane Infused Fresh Unpasteurized Honey
What part of this doesn’t look and sound delicious? This also happens to be one of many flavours offered by this small business located in Qualicum, BC. They also have apparel and gift sets that include items from other local businesses. In the words of Winnie The Pooh, “I’ve got a rumbly in my tummy!”
Jars of honey starts at $12 CAD + tax & shipping.
Tranquil Travel Set
from Fox on the Run
This incredible gift set contains a body lotion & mist along with a lip balm and soy candle. With ingredients like bergamot, lavender, orange, vanilla, rose geranium and ylang ylang, I can already feel relaxation taking over after a long day. Be sure to take a look at the other products available!
This gift set starts at $40 CAD + tax & shipping.
Soap & Candle Gift Basket
from Soul Sister Soap & Candle Co.
Another one of our favourite gift sets is this one from Soul Sister Soap & Candle Co. This specific basket includes two bars of their cold press soap, a package of bath bombs, and a jar of body butter or sugar scrub. These sets can be personalized and include a basket, card & wrapping making it a very easy gift!
They start at $35 CAD + tax & shipping.
So there you have it! Our top 10 holiday gift ideas! Supporting small & local has never been more important since many makers have made this their full time jobs! The beauty of buying directly from the seller is that you are often able to personalize your gifts, depending on the product, makers love doing this!
These are just a handful of Canadian small businesses, if you have a favorite maker, let us know in the comments below! We'd love to check them out:)