We are creating the greatest list ever of local Canadian owned businesses to shop from. We know Canadians have had a tough year, and we want to do our part to help Canadians get as much back in their pockets this holiday season. We will be continually adding local shops to the gift guide throughout the next few weeks, all the way up until the holidays are over.
So are you ready to go online shopping with our favourite Canadian-owned stores? We've divided the list in categories for easy browsing. The gift guide is our present to you, happy holidays from the Got Writer's Block Team!
Shop our categories
- Eco-friendly and Household Goods
- Art, Crafts, DIY, & Books
- Skin Care & Beauty Products
- Speciality Food & Baked Goods
- Parenting and Toddlers
- Outdoors & Relaxation
- Stocking Stuffers & Gadgets
Eco-friendly & Household Goods
1. Ojibway Natural
Ojibway Natural is an indigenous woman-owned and operated business based in Northern Ontario. We hand make and sell a wide variety of eco-friendly home and body products scented with the traditional medicines and many other lovely scents.
2. Love Your Mother Boutique
We are an eco-friendly business named Love Your Mother Boutique and we offer goods that cherish mother earth and nourish your soul. We have a range of clean beauty products, household goods, and eco-forward home and on-the go products.
3. Aspen Fair
We curate a collection of home decor, household products, stationery & novelty, self-care products, and food & beverage. We also curate subscription boxes and gift sets containing items mentioned above.
4. Coco DesignTO
We are a small, locally owned business selling elegant handmade resin coasters and jewelry trays. Customers love us for our beautiful designs and beautiful packaging.
5. Prairie Fire Soap Co.
We offer a selection of handcrafted bath products that include cold processed soap, bath bombs and bath soaks. All of our products are vegan, contain no artificial colours or scents and are made with a variety of oils, fruit, essential oils & bushcrafted plants and herbs.
6. May Flowers
May Flowers, Floral Co. is a small, independent flower shop with BIG dreams. We source local and fair-trade flowers. Our arrangements are designed by in-house florists and completely customized to each order so your flowers are always unique! We also have a wide range of plants, giftware, and more!
7.The Social Butterfly
I create unique beverage coasters in a beautiful array of colours and patterns ranging from modern and fun to traditional and one of a kind. Finished with a high quality resin, they add colour and conversation to any room. They make the perfect gift for anyone or any occasion.
8. Scatterbrain Soapworks
Scatterbrain Soapworks makes eco-conscious soaps in small batches with ethically sourced and high quality ingredients that keeps our customers and our planet happy, clean, and healthy.
9. The Plant Project
The Plant Project offers 100% natural skin care & candles that are healthy for you and great for the environment - every single purchase plants a tree!
Art, DIY Crafts & Books
1. Cat Lady Creates
Cat Lady Creates has fun cat themed apparel, stickers, colouring books and more! Cute cat gifts for the cat lover in your life!
2. Oliver Stockley
Oliver Stockley creates adorable animal greeting cards and prints, including a beautiful range of holiday cards. He draws each design by hand, and his attention to detail really shows when you're holding his cards. They're perfect for the holidays - be sure to grab a few!
3. Beckoche Illustrations and Lettering
I’m an artist working mainly with lettering, watercolours and digital art. I sell prints and stickers on my Etsy shop, but I’m also opened for commissions such as portraits of couples, families and pets.
4. Cassol Studio
I'm an artist and designer and I'm offering original paintings, prints, posters, and canvas print s of my artwork. I also sell custom painted shoes, enamel pins, stickers and other lifestyle items.
I'm a small artist who loves pastel colours. I like to create art with my other passion mixed with those colour tones. It gives an interesting effect and people usually love it! Also I started to sell key chains and they are my best sellers!
I am an independent Illustrator and freelance artist. I have a wide variety of products from stickers to t-shirts to hand painted mugs. I try to make everything by myself by hand whenever possible and with as little waste as I can.
7. Studio Twaddle
We are a family of artists from Calgary! We offer both original art and fan art in the form of prints, buttons, bookmarks and Christmas decorations. We also have five novels by Canadian author Cheryl Twaddle including the 360 Series, a YA Fantasy series.
8. Craft Ontario Shop
Craft Ontario is a non profit that supports local and indigenous art and crafts Julia Simone is a recovery and nutrition coach and offers services to help with energy, stress and overall well being.
I am a custom hand-drawn digital art and bullet journal business planning to expand into even more creative avenues - poetry prints and vinyl. I work with my customers to create the perfect piece for them and love to share the artistic expression with them.
10.Isabelle & Pistachio
We are a new and small startup that offers handmade gifts for women. We offer quality functional products that are made from fabric with romantic, soft-coloured hues. We accept retail, wholesale and custom orders via Instagram DM and Etsy.
11. Only a Beech Tree
I am an Alberta-based illustration artist specializing in whimsical designs aimed at bringing light and smiles into your daily life. My work can be purchased on t-shirts, phone cases, stickers, journals, and more. I also sell one of a kind original bookmarks and greeting cards, the perfect addition to any holiday gift.
12. Magical Arts Supplies
Created and ran by a trans geeky artist, Magical Arts Supplies is working to build a large variety of art supplies as well as customized and specially designed apparel, decals, and more.
13.Lynn McLaughlin Co.
I empower people to make conscious, positive choices and share their own stories. As a best-selling and award-winning author, I offer a unique and personalized consultation series to aspiring authors called, “Time to Publish”. My recent book, a best-seller Kindle on Amazon, "Jackson" is available in stores worldwide. Listen to a weekly episode of "Taking the Helm" a podcast where I host guest weekly who have taken crises and turned them into new possibilities!
14. META Concepts
We handcraft custom designed face masks, scrunchies, headbands, bow ties, scrub caps, ear savers and more. Our material is carefully selected and is washable and reusable. We hand cut and hand sew each of our products ourselves and we print any design of your choice on our handcrafted products. Each product is unique and made-to-order and is made with love specially for our customers. This is META Concepts.
15. Kirsten Hatfield
Kirsten creates original paintings, handmade items, handmade jewellery, print on demand apparel, prints and posters.
16. The Art Of Mel Hohn
Mel Hohn is an Edmonton-based illustrator who paints with "soft, but sharp" themes. Her favorite subjects are skulls, insects, and magical creatures, all painted in pastel tones and surrounded by flowers. Her highlighted products are her Botanical Bug pins and Diff-Occult patches.
17. Crafty Brunette
Crafty Brunette offers gift baskets for all occasions and holidays, loot bags, handmade greeting cards, and more! There are plenty of ways to customize for your needs.
We create refined, artful jewellery out of recycled silver and gold. We believe that we all feel our best when we embrace our true selves and Jewelust creates unique jewellery to help creative individuals express them selves.
Beauty, Hair & Skin Care Products
1. Rhymes with Pizza
Nail Artist Mili, freehand paints the most beautiful, funky designs on the smallest, natural canvases. Her press-on nail sets are one-of-a-kind, and customized to you. Shop her holiday designs, popular press-on sets or request a special order for you or your loved ones. (pssst, these are great stocking stuffers)
2. Batch Beauty Lab
Batch Beauty Lab is a Toronto-based skincare brand takes the magic of natural ingredients and blends elevated classics for the bold and unique. From their original 'Blend-it-Yourself' facial Oil Kits to detoxifying bath soaks, Batch Beauty Lab is here to support all of your self-care rituals!
3. NailStyling X Annie
NailStyling X Annie elevates manicures to art. Each set of press on nails is custom created and hand crafted to provide you with a bespoke, luxury product of the highest quality. Reusable and easily applied, they're a fantastic alternative to salon manicures. Founded by nail artist Annie Lam, her creativity and design mastery have made her a sought after nail stylist for fashion shows and advertising campaigns. Her work has been featured in many international magazines and her clients include ELLE, Maybelline, Essie, Refinery29 and Bite Beauty to name a few. After repeatedly hearing models, clients and editors rave about her designs, she launched her own brand of press on nail sets so she could share her art beyond the runway and glossy editorial pages.
4. Killah Beauty
Shop the hottest "hot tools," the famous Killah lash strips, Killah's cosmetic and beauty collection, and last but not least their custom wigs. Every customer is a "fairy" in Killah's eyes, and her products will make you sparkle, shine, and feel like your best self.
Type: Online & Beauty Location
Price Range: $-$$$ *(Shop Killah Beauty's Pink Friday sale! Ends Dec 1st, 2020)
5. PaisleyRose Beauty
Lips are as sexy as it gets. From cruelty-free & paraben-free lip glosses to 100% natural + vegan lip balms and lip scrubs, we inspire our customers to take their lip care routine seriously with heavenly scented lip beauty products.
Speciality Food & Baked Goods
Owned by two 28 year old women. Specializing in candy and charcuterie, great for holiday gifting, birthdays, hosting any celebration! Wide range of options, able to accommodate dietary restrictions and a range of prices to accommodate any budget!
2.The Little Red Bake Shop
We are a cookie delivery business throughout York Region and Toronto. We offer cookie subscription boxes and custom decorated cookies delivered right to your door. All homemade recipes so that you can feel like a part of our family.
3.The Basil Box
We are Dario and Melina Di Rocco. At The Basil Box we offer custom Graze Boxes and Luxury Charcuterie Boards for all your catering needs. A Graze Box is a great gift to send to someone for any occasion, all items/food is locally sourced and can be customized. Our Charcuterie Boards/Platters are great for social gatherings, catering. All products are locally sourced, artisnal and customized. Wooden boards can be provided
4. Coco XO Chocolate
Coco XO Chocolate made by the one and only Chef Coco, a professional chocolatier, and creator of drool wroth confection creations that make people feel special. 🍫💣 Shop Limited edition hot chocolate bombs, chocolate bark, gourmet goody baskets, and🎄sassy Christmas treats available on our website.
5. Healthy Genie
We specialize in Date & Tahini spreads that are vegan and made without the use of preservatives. Healthy never tasted better!
6. Deliciousness Treats
We make and sell hot chocolate bombs, dipped Oreos and coming soon are smash piñata cakes! Each month, proceeds of a specific chocolate bomb will be going to a different charity/cause. For the month of November we raised money for the Typhoon relief in the Philippines. For December, we will be working with Give Kids the World.
Savorly.ca is a Toronto-based online marketplace for the kinds of foods you do not find at the grocery store. These are the categories you go deep with like Chocolate, Coffee, Tea and Spice - all crafted by the finest independent makers and shipped across Canada.
8. Pampered Chef Consultant + Indian Cooking Classes
Salima Headley offers mealtime solutions for busy families by selling products that will help make your prep work in the kitchen easier. She also teaches Indian Cooking classes for those who want to learn more about Indian dishes and spices.
Parenting & Babies
1. Cords Designs
Cords Designs offers handmade accessories for the whole family, such as adjustable bracelets for the adults with matching toddler bracelets and baby teethers, zipper pulls, mask lanyards, and seasonal specials!
2. MIK + MAT
At MIK+MAT, we take the guesswork out of buying gifts for a most precious event: the birth of a child. We have carefully picked items that speak to us, have a story and a function at every stage. Life can get overwhelming and we want to make it easy for you to choose the perfect gifts and products for little ones. We offer curated gifts for the modern parent and child.
3. Bizwomom Box
Bizwomom box is owned by Crystal Wilson, a mom and business leader who is passionate about ethical, sustainable, and handmade products and never passes up a chance to celebrate. The 2020 holiday box is made for the working parent. Full of treats, tools and resources to remind you or your loved one of their value in all the roles they fill. The box features all Ontario based women led brands like The Good Tea, Comeback Snacks, and More Than Lips to name a few! Add paragraph text here.
Stocking Stuffers & Gadgets
1. The Laundry Room
The Laundry Room shop specializes in laser vinyl engraving, and 3D printing. Some of our latest creations include 3D wooden Christmas reindeer puzzles, customizable keychains, and wooden night stands that keep your phone and tech organized.
2. Murdoch Travel
Murdoch Travel is here to help you see the world with helpful, friendly travel advice. We book everything from Cruises to Destination Weddings to custom worldwide itineraries. Gift certificates available!
3. got wifi?
Got WiFi is the easiest way to share your WiFi with guests. By tapping your phone against our fridge magnet or desk stand, guests can easily connect to your WiFi without having to worry about complicated WiFi names or passwords. It's built on the same secure technology trusted for phone payments worldwide and makes a great stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift!
Outdoors & Relaxation
1. Outdoor Peppers
Be prepared for anything with our outdoor survival kits. We have family emergency kits, auto emergency kits, outdoor adventure packs, and so much more. Shop a variety of survival kits, survival packs, essential tools, and seeds. We've got everything you need to stay safe and prepared in case of emergencies, and zombies. (haha, kidding not but)
2. Sound Response Wellness
Give the gift of a happy and healthy 2021 with our Sound-Based Stress Reduction™ holiday gift packages including live therapeutic online sound bath experiences, workshops and interactive tools to help people relax, boost their immune system and increase their overall sense of well-being. Learn to meditate while listening and relaxing to a sound bath, and gifts may even be covered by your health care insurance. Inquire to find out.
We have a number of different holiday offerings available for purchase across Canada on our website:
- Live Online Sound Bath Experiences (1 hour sessions)
- “Winter Wellness Bundle”: Monthly Live Online Sound Bath Package
- Winter Stress Reduction Group & Online Sound Bath Series (Jan - March 2021)
Type: Online Shop
Price Range: $$-$$$
That's the end of the gift guide for now! Happy shopping and thank you for supporting local Canadian business owners! We will be updating the list on a weekly basis, so pop back in again soon. Happy holidays from the Got Writer's Block Team!