Santa Loves to Shop Local!

Santa Loves to Shop Local! dans Canada

This holiday season forget the hassle at the crowded mall and show your support to your local small business owners. Not only will the shopping experience feel more personal but I bet you will find a better gift to give to your loved ones.

It’s no secret that small business owners are the movers and shakers of your community and by shopping local this holiday season you can feel good about spending your hard-earned dollars to support your local economy and the small businesses you love!

Need some inspiration? We’ve compiled a list and checked it twice to make sure you will find something for everyone!

Give the Gift of Memories

For a truly personal gift that will stand the test of time, pay a visit to Deborah Kanfer’s studio in Hamilton, Ontario. She hands develop and crafts one of a kind photographic artwork to reinvent nostalgic memories that will be sure to please that special someone. Set your own budget and translate beautiful memories into art.

Give the Gift of Edible Escapade

From urban wild mushroom foraging to Dog Sledding & Winter Cookout, at Toronto Food Tours you will find something for the ultimate foodie in your life to discover. Chef Scott from Toronto, Ontario will take you on an adventure where you will eat, drink and explore your way to a new adventure you will long remember. It’s like adrenaline for foodies.

Give the gift of Seasonal Food

For your young adult attending university, who you fear may be surviving off lattes and not be eating enough fruit and vegetables, this holiday give the gift of wholesome local food basket with Mama Earth Organic. Great local and seasonal produce are carefully selected from local Ontarian farmers and conveniently delivered weekly, straight to your door! Staying healthy, eating local and keeping the planet a little greener has never been so delicious!

Give the Gift of Classic Elegance

At General 54, a cozy boutique located in Montreal’s Mile-end district, you will find high quality designs from over 60 Canadian designers. With a variety of styles, from elegant classic pieces to more comfortable day to day wear, you can be sure to find something special that will be loved and cherished for years to come.

Give the Gift of Relaxation

Give the gift of relaxation to that family member who is always going a mile a minute. One of the largest outdoor spa in north america, Nordik Spa Nature located in Chelsea, Quebec offers a classic scandinavian spa experience with its 10 exterior baths, 9 unique saunas, infinity ool, waterfalls, and its many interesting outdoor and indoor relaxation areas. This will be a wonderful gift that will be sure to delight all their senses.

Give the Gift of Design

Do you have someone in your life that just loves everything interior design, if so look no further than Buk & Nola in Montreal, Quebec for the perfect Christmas gifts ! They offer a curated selection of beautiful home accessories and objects from local artists and well known designers. These decorative treasures will be sure to add a splash of style and personality into any home.

Give the gift of the perfect Christmas Card

At Inkwell Boutique located in Halifax, Nova Scotia you will find an array of unique illustrative prints. What a great place to that find that special christmas card for everyone on your list! They offer custom made prints as well as an abundant selection of specialty printed paper products and various gifts all made from local artists.

Give the Gift of local craftsmanship

At Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique In Halifax, Nova Scotia you will find the perfect gift for your maritimer friend. All products are of the highest quality and 100% crafted in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island from local artists. With artisanal yet contemporary pieces, you will find beautiful one of a kind pottery, textiles, woodwork, jewelry pieces and much, much more.

Give the gift of Zen

Do you have someone on your list who swears by the practice of meditation? If so, we recommend a visit to Shakti in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They carry a variety of meditation tools, singing bowls, incense, statues, essential oils and crystals. All of their items are sourced directly from artisans in Asia and Africa. You can be sure to find something perfectly Zen to give this Christmas.

Give the gift of Play

For the thrill seeker on your Christmas list, look no further than Great River Fishing. They offer fully guided fishing charters on the Fraser River & its surrounding tributaries in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Their team of expert fishing guides are eager to provide an unforgettable fishing adventure included but not limited to surgeon, salmon or fly fishing. They may just get that trophy fish they will be bragging for many Christmases to come!


Give the gift of style

Running out of idea on what to give to that hipster family member who’s always wearing the coolest stuff? Why don’t you pay a visit to National Standards in Vancouver, British Columbia. This ultra hip, ultra luxe men boutique will elevate their wardrobe without you breaking the bank. You will find great pieces made by in house designer David as well as a curated selection of niche brands from around the world.

Give the gift of Fun

A perfect store to find just the right gift for your little ones is at The Grainville Island Toy Company, located on Granville Island in British Columbia. One of Vancouver’s great children store, it has been serving generations of families for 30 years. There, you will find a fantastic selection of toys for all ages that will make for some happy faces on Christmas morning!


Because this is the season of giving, support your local small businesses this holiday season, and celebrate their contribution to our economy and communities while finding the perfect gift for everyone!