Small Businesses To Support This Holidays

With so many good reasons to support small businesses this holiday season, we’re rounding up some of our favourite Canadian small businesses with amazing products that make perfect gifts for yourself or your loved ones. 
Happy shopping!

Taynton Bay Spirits

With a focus on simple processes, Taynton Bay Spirits creates incredibly smooth spirits in the Canadian Rockies.  Their products are made from real ingredients, with no artificial flavours or sweeteners, and are easy to drink - and easy to share!
Our Top Gift Picks:

  • Taynton Bay Spirits Bitters: If you have a cocktail lover on your shopping list, bitters are the perfect way to elevate their cocktail and infuse it with plenty of flavour with only a couple drops.  Made with herbs and fruit, Taynton Bay Spirits Bitters are available in sweet orange, hibiscus, and mint lime flavours. 

    • Taynton Bay Spirits Ginger Matcha Tea Infused Cocktail: Ready to pour over ice or be mixed with ginger ale for a lighter sip, this cocktail is created in collaboration with The Naked Leaf, and infuses their Ginger Matcha in Taynton Bay Spirits’ award-winning vodka for a unique drink.
    • Taynton Bay Spirits Sinferno: Packaged in a small bottle for easy gifting, Sinferno is Taynton Bay Spirits’ take on Fireball. At 45%, it’s a tasty combination of cinnamon and honey.

    Graydon Skincare

    Formulated in Toronto, Graydon Skincare uses superfood ingredients to create super-effective skincare products.  Plus, the minimalist designs look gorgeous on bathroom counters for your loved one who loves aesthetics!

    Our Top Gift Picks:

  • Graydon Skincare Holiday Gift Set: Prepped for gifting, this set contains three of Graydon Skincare’s best selling items: a Berry Rich Face + Eye Cream that boosts skin with vegan probiotics, Fullmoon Serum to help firm and hydrate skin, and Face Food Mineral Mist to reduce inflammation and protect your skin from pollution with the precious mineral malachite.
    • Graydon Skincare Face Glow: Award winning in Eco-Excellence, this lightweight tinted moisturizer provides a glowy, brightened skin tone while protecting and moisturizing your skin. Plus, it works on a variety of skin tones for easy gifting.
    • Graydon The Feel Good Collection: Created in collaboration with Plastic Oceans for Giving Tuesday, this gift set contains 5 of Graydon Skincare’s most eco-friendly and sustainable products including oil-infused Superfood Serum and a biodegradable konjac charcoal bamboo sponge.  $5 from the purchase of the gift set, and $1 from each individual item purchased from the collection is donated to Plastic Oceans to go towards cleaning up our shorelines.

     

    Drizzle Honey

    Female owned and operated, Drizzle Honey directly supports Canadian bee farmers to provide raw, sustainable and bee-friendly honey products.  Plus, they’re a certified B-corp and have a unique line of superfood honeys, which combine the natural and delicious powers of honey with additional wellness benefits.

    Our Top Gift Picks:

  • Drizzle Honey Cacao Luxe Raw Honey: This indulgent tasting honey combines raw honey with a touch of cacao, cinnamon, and madagascar vanilla extract as well as lucuma for a natural energy boost.
    • Drizzle Honey Cinnamon Spice Honey: Get cozy with this honey that is filled with warming spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice, that is perfectly reminiscent of winter days.
    • Drizzle Honey Taster Trio: If you can’t decide, this taster trio makes a great gift to give your giftee a taste of a few different flavours, and also makes the perfect stocking stuffer.  The set contains Drizzle Honey’s White Raw Honey, Turmeric Gold Raw Honey, and Cinnamon Spiced Raw Honey.

    Little Tucker

    Founder Laura created Little Tucker in an effort to make it easy to nourish your body with real, plant-based food.  The line of energy bites and guilt-free treats makes it easy to satisfy cravings while having the energy needed to take on the day. These are a must for the busy Mom in your life, to keep in her handbag while on the run!

    Our Top Gift Picks:

    Genuine Tea

    Founded by David O’Connor and Sarah Wilcox, Genuine Tea was created to bring amazing teas from around the world to Canada.  In addition to loose leaf teas, they offer hand-crafted sparkling iced tea, pyramid tea bags, and microground tea, which dissolves in hot water or milk to create an easy tea latte.  Plus, 1% of all sales from Genuine Tea are donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

    Our Top Gift Picks:

  • Genuine Tea Organic Masala Chai Pyramid Tea Bags: For a recipient who might be new to loose leaf tea, pyramid tea bags offer a no-fuss way to enjoy the experience of loose leaf tea.  With ingredients straight from India, Organic Masala Chai is a comforting blend of spices like ginger, star anise, clove, and cinnamon with black tea.
    • Genuine Tea Hojicha Microground: From Kyoto, Japan, this stone-milled roasted green tea is reminiscent of coffee without the bitterness and has notes of chestnuts, espresso, and caramel.The powder dissolves easily to make a quick and delicious tea latte.
    • Genuine Tea Relaxation Bundle: Gift the gift of self-care and serenity with this bundle designed for relaxation.  It includes an Aberdeen Gravity Tea Maker as well as three of Genuine Tea’s bestselling blends so your gift recipient has everything they need for a moment of relaxation. 

     Blume

    Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Blume uses whole food ingredients and adaptogens to create nourishing and delicious wellness lattes for plenty of feel-good vibes. Bonus: gift wrap can be added to any of their offerings for even easier gifting!

    Our Top Gift Picks:

  • Blume Reishi Hot Cocao: Level-up your traditional hot cocoa with this chocolatey blend.  It’s made with reishi mushrooms and cacao for added immune support and is naturally caffeine-free so can be enjoyed any time of day.
  • Blume Unwind Bundle: Filled with Ayurvedic herbs, this bundle of blends has everything your giftee needs to help them unwind and destress.  Included is Blume’s Cacao Turmeric Latte Blend, Beetroot Latte Blend, Reishi Hot Cacao Blend, and Blue Lavender Blend.
  • Blume Milk Frother: This three-speed milk frother works on both cold and warm milk to make it easy to blend up creamy wellness lattes. Plus, it has a USB charging cord to make channeling your inner barista even easier.
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    LibreLife

    Whether your gift recipient is a lover of loose leaf teas, infused water, or just plain water, LibreLife’s glass bottles present an easy way to stay hydrated.  The bottles can be used with either hot or cold drinks and include a BPA-free tea infuser, plus a tree is planted for each Libre bottle purchased.
     
    Our Top Gift Picks:

    • LibreLife Lively Leaves Green: Inspired by nature, this glass water bottle has cascading leaves of all different colours to help bring the outdoors in.
    • LibreLife Peace Doves: A great holiday gift, the Peace Doves design is a limited edition bottle designed in collaboration with Kulov and celebrates community and culture as you take a moment to slow down.
    • LibreLife Starburst Turquoise: With a mystical design, the Starburst Turquoise bottle is covered with plenty of gorgeous star-inspired images to bring feel-good energy to your day.


    Wrinkle and Crease

    Founder and designer Kayley created Calgary-based Wrinkle and Crease to inspire us all to write more and type less.  The gorgeous, high-quality designs are all eco-friendly and printed by hand for that special touch. Plus, you can add gift wrap to Wrinkle and Crease’s products for a complete gift.

    Our Top Gift Picks:
    • Wrinkle and Crease 2021 Daily Planner: Get your giftee set for the new year with this 2021 planner. The minimalist design makes it easy to keep track of to-do lists and appointments, while uplifting quotes help you to stay inspired. Wrinkle and Crease also offers custom embossing for a personalized gift.
    • Wrinkle and Crease Do What You Can Notebook: With a vegan leather cover and gorgeous gold foil, this notebook provides comforting inspiration.
    • Wrinkle and Crease Eco Wrapping Paper: Whether you’re gifting the paper or using it to wrap other presents, the minimalist design for this holiday wrapping paper is beautiful, and is also great for the environment.

    Canvas Candle Company

    Founded in Port Moody, British Columbia, Caylen created Canvas Candle Company to inspire more connection and peace in your life.  Each of their candles is made with 100% North American soy wax, phthalate free fragrance and essential oils, and cotton wicks.  Plus, the gorgeous candle vessels can be easily reused and repurposed.

    Our Top Gift Picks:
    • Canvas Candle Co Gold Tin Gift Box: Treat your giftee to a selection of Canvas Candle Co.’s gorgeous gold tin collection.  You can choose from 4 of their best sellers, or 4 from their cozy at home collection.
    • Canvas Candle Co. Sister Sister Luxury Perfume Oil: Sister Sister is one of Canvas Candle Co.’s signature scents, inspired by the bond between strong women. This all-natural perfume oil has scents of rum, lavender, and berry musk for a balanced, gender neutral scent.
    • Canvas Candle Co. Comfort Gift Box: Choose one of their signature candles and one of their gold tin candles, and Canvas Candle Co. will wrap up a gift box for you, complete with a glass vial of wooden matches and a So Luxury bath soak for a cozy present.

    Bathorium

    Designed to bring the luxury of European bathing to Canadian small businesses, Bathorium focuses on using natural, nourishing ingredients to create soothing bath products.  Their signature item is their CRUSH bath soaks, which can be poured into your bath to create a foamy, decadent bath.

    Our Top Gift Picks:

  • Bathorium ‘Let it Soak’ Holiday Trio Gift Pack: Perfect for a little extra self-care, Bathorium’s Holiday Trio Gift Pack contains 3 limited edition holiday-themed CRUSH bath soaks: Mistletoe + Holly, Balsam Fir + Frankincense, and Vanilla Cream.
    • Bathorium Little Charlie Bubble Bath Soak: For little ones, opt for this soothing bubble bath that is gentle on skin.  It has scents of chamomile, lavender, and oat, and is perfect before bed thanks to its calming and sleep-inducing effects.
    • Bathorium BeCalm Bubble Elixir: With long-lasting bubbles, this bubble bath has calming scents of lavender, earl grey tea, and bergament, and is perfect for unwinding at the end of a long week.



    Smash and Tess

    Designed in Vancouver and produced in North America, Smash and Tess are known for their popular, cozy, rompers and is one of our favourite Canadian small businesses.  Their items make a great gift for work from home and loungewear that can also be worn out. 


    Our Top Gift Picks:


  • The S+T Sweater Present Romper in Holiday Tartan: This comfy romper in a holiday plaid is perfect for the holiday season! It has a bamboo and rayon cotton blend to keep you warm and cozy, as well as front pockets and jogger cuffs.
    • The S+T Cardirobe in Midnight Black: It’s a robe, but it also doubles as a cardigan, making it perfect for transitioning from home to running errands and has a gorgeous, flattering silhouette. It has side patch pockets to keep things from getting too bulky, and the fabric choice keeps you warm without overheating.
    • JH x Smash + Tess The Harris Hoodie Romper in Jilly Red: A go-to the holiday season, The Harris Hoodie Romper is a cross between your favourite hoodie and a pair of joggers.  The drawstring waist and cuffed wrists and ankles keep things comfy yet flattering.



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