Canadian made gifts that support local businesses

Supporting local businesses and purchasing Canadian-made products is important every year, but especially now that many businesses are recovering from the pandemic. Whether you’re looking for comfortable sweatshirts, timeless jewelry, or tasty treats, this made-in-Canada gift guide includes some of the best goodies you’ll find across the country.

A white sweatshirt from the province of Canada

Cozy sweatshirt

The WFH sweats of your loved ones are likely in need of improvement. The Province of Canada Unisex Half Zip Fleece Sweatshirt is the perfect combination of style and comfort; you can wear it on Zoom calls and still look presentable.

Half-zip fleece sweatshirt, $ 116,

Gold hoop earrings with butterfly clasp

Gold hoop earrings

These Canadian made gold hoops are ideal for everyday wear. They are 14k gold plated and have a delicate butterfly post so they stay nice and safe.

Baby Hoops, $ 50,

A blue and gray sleep mask with a white patterned bag

Gentle meditation or sleep mask

Help your loved ones relax with this Montreal-made sleep and meditation mask. The adjustable unisex mask is made from 100% superfine merino wool and a bamboo blend, and is available in multiple colors.

Volprivé Meditation Mask, $ 60,

Maguire winter boots in black leather

Sheepskin-lined boots

Let’s face it: many winter boots are unattractive. These, however, are elegant and warm. Quebec-based footwear brand Maguire makes these winter-proof boots in Montreal, crafted from leather and lined with cozy sheepskin. A sturdy side zipper makes putting them on and taking them off a breeze.

Rachel black leather boot, $ 360,

A cheese board on a marble table.

The ultimate cheese board

Give the gift of cheese with this aged board featuring five hard and soft cheeses, crackers and spreads. The board serves six to seven people, but there is no judgment on whether you prefer to enjoy it all yourself.

Nibbl Ultimate Chart, $ 115,

A makeup bag with makeup inside.

Leather makeup bag

The perfect gift for the cosmetic lover in your life, this leather makeup bag is made in Saskatoon by indigenous artisans. It’s the perfect size to pack your weekend getaway essentials.

Iskwêw Boxy makeup bag, $ 150,

Whiskey made in Canada on a table next to a glass

Canadian whiskey

This award-winning whiskey is made in Alberta and starts off sweet (think hints of fruit, chocolate, and nutmeg) and then progresses to a slightly nutty finish. It is one of the popular spirits from the Turner Valley Eau Claire Distillery.

Rupert’s Outstanding Canadian Whiskey, $ 36,

Wildcraft skin care products

Natural skin care gift box

Our skin can use a little love during the cold, dry winter months. Toronto-based Wildcraft manufactures 100% natural products in small batches designed to create a stress-free skincare routine. This gift set includes a face serum, a face cream, and an oil cleanser. Each gift is wrapped in an eco-friendly package.

Beauty Basics gift set, $ 93,

Winter boots for men in brown suede manufactured by Anfibio

Men’s winter boots

These waterproof Italian suede boots are a winter wardrobe staple. Handmade in Canada, Anfibio’s winter boots are lined with wool and built to last year after year and are available in three colors: brown, green or black.

Lukas. 2 winter boots, $ 340,

Candle made in Canada in black bottle next to green box

Handmade candle

Scents can lift your spirits and refresh any room. This candle, poured by hand in Vancouver, smells of fig, vetiver and cedar, perfect notes for the holiday season.

Vita single wick candle, $ 48,

A set of cocktails with a drink with a gingerbread.

Spiced Rum Gift Set

For the craft cocktail lover in your life, surprise them with a set of Christmas Spiced Rum Cocktails. The kit, from Toronto’s Bar From Afar company, includes all the ingredients you need to create a seasonal drink: spiced rum, fresh mixes and garnishes. Kit options include supplies for four, eight, or 16 cocktails.

Christmas Spiced Rum Kit, $ 70,

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