What could be better than finding the perfect gift for that special someone? Finding that perfect gift that also supports our home and native land of Canadian artisans and brands! Here are a few suggestions that will show you’re a proud Canuck.
Saje Natural Wellness
Saje believes in physical and emotional wellness for all, which is why they create 100% natural products to support you in making healthier choices, every day. It’s how they encourage all human beings on their journey to wellness. Big Night In collection: enjoy some me-time with this self-care collection that brings the feeling of a spa home. Go ahead, cancel your plans—tonight, all is calm. Comes in limited-edition, ready-to-gift packaging. $40.
Tim Hortons “Timbiebs”
We love the limited-edition Tim Hortons x Justin Bieber merch collab featuring a hold-your-essentials fanny pack, plus a cozy beanie and tote bag! Merch has been selling out across Canada, but not to worry, Tim’s is restocking! Timbiebs merch is a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer for any Justin Bieber or Tim Hortons fan. And don’t forget to gift a box of, also limited-edition, Timbiebs Timbits in Chocolate White Fudge, Sour Cream Chocolate Chip, and Birthday Cake Waffle flavours…mmmm. All merch is $30 each.
Whether you’re collecting essentials for the trip you’re daydreaming about or planning your staycation, you’ll need to add SophieGrace to your new elegant mix and match wardrobe. SophieGrace partnered with XO Treatment Room in Calgary to create its “Ambition” scented travel candle featuring aromas of Contesse de Provence Rose, Field Strawberry, Honey and Vanilla ($45), and their very own compact perfume balms that travel well and can be easily applied to wrists, neck or even inside your mask ($35 each). Fragrance balms are available in “Fearless,” featuring Dark Camomile Tea Leaves and Lilly, “Ambition,” featuring Contesse de Provence Rose, Field Strawberry, Honey and Vanilla, and “Focus,” featuring Meyer Lemon Zest, Sweet Date and Herbaceous. And we love that SophieGrace is ethically manufactured and designed in Vancouver, Canada.
Brave Soles is female owned, ethically produced and globally inspired. Founder Christal Earle believes in work done with dignity, sustainable fashion, and a future that we can all create together. To date their impact is impressive: 2,711 tires upcycled, 347 cars off the road for a day, and 442,315 hours of bulb energy has been saved.
Brave Soles works with local artisans across the North Coast of the Dominican Republic to supply all of their items – from the shoes they make to the bags they are delivered in. Their business relationships are built on mutual trust and transparency and are proud to work with men and women of such talent and ambition. They ensure all of their employees and suppliers are employed ethically: from wages, to vacation time to health care and working conditions.
Two words are central to all their decisions: planet and people. They make products with recycled materials and their collections are made ethically in Canada. Their core values centre on sustainability, longevity, respect for people, the planet and its living habitats. ORAKI’s line of products is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. To date 2,104,000 recycled plastic bottles have been saved. Recycled cotton, regenerated nylon and recycled polyester are just a few of the yarns they have developed over the years.
Lush “Fairy Christmas”
If you know someone who just can’t get enough of the bubblegum sweetness of Snow Fairy, this is the perfect way to spoil them. Packed with nearly every one of the products in their Christmas range that features its sugar-sweet scent, you’ll make them feel like a true pampered pixie. For the bath, there’s a fab fizzer and decadent bubble bar. For the shower, they’ll clean up with a soap, shower gel and body conditioner. Then let them dust and spritz themselves silly with a softening dusting powder and sumptuous body spray. Available at Lush. $95.95.
News Media Canada
“Champion The Truth” Collection
To celebrate local Canadian news media and spark conversation about the essential service the news industry provides, News Media Canada partnered with renowned Canadian artist Ola Volo to create a custom piece of art titled ‘Champions’, available as an exclusive, limited-edition signed print and softcover journal.
The “Champions” artwork showcases three stoic, trailblazing characters representing journalists and readers, as well as multiple landmarks from across the country to celebrate the diversity of people, places, and perspectives in Canada. This art highlights the critical role that newspapers play as champions of truth and the importance of independent Canadian news media.
This limited-edition, signed print and softcover journal make up 2021’s Champion The Truth collection and can be purchased at nationalnewspaperweek.ca, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. Print $125. Journal $24.95.
Team Canada x lululemon
This is a collection that will inspire the wonder, connection, and energy of the Winter Games. The Team Canada x lululemon Collection is a story of transformation: of the courage, strength, and collaboration required to compete at the highest levels. It is a celebration of our country—of who we are and what we are capable of.