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Canadian Small Business: Holiday 2021 Shopping Guide

November 04, 2021 1 Comment

Canadian Small Business: Holiday 2021 Shopping Guide

Hi, we're CLARRI HILL¬†ūüĎ謆We're a family-owned soy candle and aircare company. As a small business, we know how important it is to support other small businesses during the holidays and all year round.

That's why we've putting together a list of all the amazing Canadian small businesses you should check out this holiday season!

Want us to add your business? We'd love to! Leave your company info in the comments. 

EXPERIENCES

Captures by Emmy

Photography, Makeup + Hair, Productions + only Neon Studio in Durham Region. Full of colour, Beauty + Production studio- a spacious location that is perfect when looking for bright and bold content! Gift cards available for the holiday season.

Website: www.instagram.com/captures.by.emmy
Location: Whitby, Ontario

Origin Travels

We’re a small women-owned and led travel company that curates off the beaten path adventures for female solo travelers! We aim to empower and build confidence in women through traveling!

Website: origin-travels.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Vanhalla Wild

Photography for the Wild Lovers + Risk Takers. Here to soak in all of what your love feels like, and show you exactly what your love looks like, to stop time on life’s most intimate moments through unposed, emotive, and romantic imagery. A space for all inclusive love stories, and to be unapologetically yourself.

Website: www.vanhallawildphotography.com
Location: Banff, Alberta

FASHION

Curly Prints

Curly Prints was born from a need for representation for all curls through various prints and designs on apparel. Every curl is unique and special, just like you! We want to celebrate all the twists and coils of your curly crown by giving you a physical reminder that you can wear everyday. Whether you’re out shopping with your friends, rocking out at a concert, or listening to your favourite track at home, Curly Prints can represent your curly crown no matter where you go.

Website: www.curlyprints.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Good Neighbour

A hip general store set in a converted bungalow with cool clothing, accessories, housewares & gifts. We're your local Leslieville fashion curator & coolhunters. 

Website: www.goodnbr.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Gotcha Covered

Ethically made to order luxe linen wardrobe essentials. Shop guilt-free knowing that every purchase makes a difference! We proudly donate 2% of all proceeds to eco efforts! Follow us on Instagram to stay updated.

Website: www.shopgotchacovered.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Lace & Envy

Lace and Envy is your #1 Fashion Destination where we curate gorgeous hard to find fashions from hot spots around the world. We started Lace and Envy to fill a gap in the market for affordable pieces that were comfortable, chic and most of all unique. Our mission is to continue to stand out in the industry by providing women’s fashion clothing that is trendy, boho chic, feminine and flattering for all body types.

Website: www.laceandenvy.ca
Location: Burlington, Ontario

MACK HOUSE

MACK HOUSE is a self-service sneaker customization studio & experience, where we inspired & guide you through the process of crafting your own 1 of 1 pair of kicks. 

Website: www.mackhouseinc.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Noble Authority

Noble Authority is a small 2-person team based in Toronto. We started because we wanted to create clothing and accessories that made you feel good, made you laugh or made you feel proud. We make things locally. We buy most of our materials from local shops and ask local companies to make our clothing. We want to give back with each purchase. We want to make shopping with us purposeful.

Website: nobleauthority.co
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Own Your Elegance

Own Your Elegance is an affordable Canadian online store that offers a combination of classic and elegant designs on contemporary garments created for the confident, modern woman.

Website: www.ownyourelegance.ca
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

SEW HEARTEDLY

Our scrunchies are designed & sewn by hand right here in Ontario, Canada, and we promise that you & your hair will feel the love we put into every stitch. In addition to being more stylish and luxurious, a scrunchie is a much gentler alternative to a regular hair elastic, which can cause stress and damage to your hair. Our hair accessories are hand sewn with tons of love using high-quality, eco-friendly and locally sourced fabrics. They are made to pair beautifully with any outfit or adventure (we promise).

Website: www.sewheartedly.com
Location: Georgina, Ontario

Studio

Thoughtfully designed, sustainably sourced & responsibly produced luxury loungewear. Studio is famous for the Daysuit: a luxurious one-piece featuring a customizable wrap that makes you feel sculpted in all the right places. Effortless, versatile and takes you from day to night seamlessly, the Daysuit is your new wardrobe staple.

Website: www.thisisstudio.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

DESSERTS & SWEETS

Courage Cookies

Giving back to the community one cookie at a time! Courage Cookies has vowed that so as long as we are in the business of selling cookies we will always donate a portion of our revenue to support those in need.

Website: www.couragecookies.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Pandoughra's Box

Pandoughra’s Box is the brainchild of Soumini Agate, a culinary graduate from The Culinary Institute of America in New York. After working in the kitchen as well as the dining room, she re-discovered her passion for pastry and baked goods. So Soumini started baking for friends and family before relocating to Toronto, where she decided to make her love for baking commercial and started an e-commerce business with her sister Rujuta. Pandoughra’s Box makes cookies, ready to eat cookie dough and ice creams.

Website: pandoughrasbox.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

GIFTS & GIFT BOXES

Ave Mariabell Designs

Ave Mariabell Designs offers unique travel-themed gift items and minimalist skyline designs for your home decor. Inspired by the geometry and colour palette of the traditional shoji screen, Ave Mariabell's skylines look fabulous in a modern Scandinavian, or Japanese interior setting.

Website: avemariabell.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Can't Talk, Stitching

Customized, locally handmade cross-stitched works, set in wooden hoops or as cards. Available designs are grouped by theme. Flowers, More Flora, Animals, Bugs, Christmas/Winter, Limited Editions, Holiday Cards, Flags of the World.

Website: www.facebook.com/canttalkstitching
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Canary & Fox Micro Market

We’re a friendly, family neighbourhood grocery + lifestyle store located in Toronto’s historic west-end neighbourhood, Baby Point. We opened our doors in 2017 and we're a growing alternative to big-box shopping. Competitive and fairly-priced, we're proving shopping local builds stronger, healthier communities. And combined with our strong environmental bent, you'll discover why we're a fun, enjoyable and caring place to shop!

Website: canaryandfox.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Chainz by M

Personalized Keychains + Stickers. Female Founded & Owned.

Website: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ChainzbyM
Location: Brampton, Ontario

Cool to Connect

The lifestyle brand that embraces connection.

Website: cooltoconnect.com
Location: Ontario

Embroidery Club Toronto

ūü™° personalized embroidered items
ūü™° based in Toronto, ON
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Website: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/EmbroideryClubTO
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Drunken Smoker

Delicious food comes from delicious ingredients, and delicious ingredients are fresh and local. We source the best local providers to bring you sweets and snacks that you will both trust and love! We founded Drunken Smoker Inc on our love of quality food and our passion local business. Using our experience in our local food communities, we curate a seasonal selection for our customers.

Website: drunkensmoker.com
Location: Pickering, Ontario

Health Hut

Made To Make You Feel Good. Our collection of natural bath, home, hair, face, skin + baby products is curated to add joy and comfort to your daily routine. Revel in the moment with us.

Website: shophealthhut.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario & Muskoka, Ontario

Homebody

A curated collection for the home + for the body.

Website: thehomebodystudio.ca
Location: Oakville, Ontario

Memod

Memod creates mindful lifestyle goods. We believe that the things we surround ourselves with should be interesting, engaging and well-made. Our process is highly collaborative, and we trust the skills, knowledge, and passion of the women artisans we work with. Masters of their craft, our artisans combine traditional techniques and innovative designs to make one of a kind pieces for you to enjoy.

Website: memod.co
Location: Oakville, Ontario

Move Over Martha

Women run home goods company, run by a mother-daughter and best friend team! We created this as an outlet for our creativity and we focus on creating items that make your house feel like a home, we can make your vision come alive with an item Handmade by MOM. And mostly because our homes are chock full of our stuff and our friends/family don't have room for everything we make for them! We focus on home and personalized goods. We take pride in our wide variety of top-quality, affordable products. We are experienced in finding the perfect items to inspire our customers.

Website: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/byMoveOverMartha
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

SAM & LANCE

Alora (she/her) & Veronica (she/her) are not only sisters but best friends. They launched SAM & LANCE with the goal of empowering women owned businesses around the world and to make it easy for you to find quality sustainable products.

Website: www.samandlance.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Sara's Soaps and Candles

Handmade, vegan, small batch soap with all natural ingredients and a whole lot of love. Simple and clean. 

Website: www.sarassoapsandcandles.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Stay Strong Collective

A nonprofit focused on creating a mental wellness space in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Website: www.staystrongco.com
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario

This is Made

A collective Makers Boutique in Vaughan featuring over 50+ curated small businesses.

Website: thisismade.ca
Location: Vaughan, Ontario

HOME GOODS

Art Speak Studio

Arts Speak Studio is a curated art page with original oil paintings from Toronto ON based artist, Sarah Yeung. Sarah is a self taught artist that first began painting during the beginning of quarantine in 2020. Using the online art community as her ongoing education, it prompts Sarah to use a mix of emulation and intuition to find her personal style of application. Her current work features elements of realism, impressionism and textured work to create evocative pieces largely focused on portrait paintings. 

Website: www.artsspeakstudio.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

CLARRI HILL

CLARRI HILL is a family-owned soy candle & aircare business with over 30 years experience in the home fragrance industry. In our small team, we handcraft each product with locally sourced, natural ingredients. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products, all made non-toxic and cruelty-free.

Website: clarrihill.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Cocktail Emporium

Cocktail Emporium will elevate your at-home cocktail experience to new heights. Our Toronto locations and online shop are a one-stop shop for all things cocktails.

Website: www.cocktailemporium.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

d00zY

All of our items are designed by the owner/creator of d00zY. They are digital paintings that are inspired by her own art practice and current trends in fashion, art and design. 

Website: doozydeco.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Francine's Fine Art

I find inspiration in almost anything, from unique architecture to birds, animals, flowers and scenery. I try to create "moments" with my paintings.

Website: www.francinesfineart.ca
Location: Burlington, Ontario

Marmar Creations

Adding a little colour and fun to your lifestyle!

Website: society6.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Medjool Studio

Kelsea is a self-taught artist based in Toronto, Canada. In late 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, she started Medjool Studio as a creative release, an online business venture, and way to connect with the creative community. Kelsea is inspired by travel and often uses her own vacation photography to recreate monumental landscapes, buildings, and meals. She primarily practices in watercolour and gouache mediums to explore and layer composition, texture, and colours. Kelsea sees her work as an exploration of shapes and colours that distinguish certain places, often associated with our fondest memories.

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/medjoolstudio
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Rachel Babineau

Rachel Babineau is an artist and surface pattern designer based out of Toronto, Canada. Her work invites the viewer to experience a vibrant and playful perspective of everyday moments. After graduating from OCADU’s Material Art and Design program in 2015, Rachel worked as a freelance content creator and social media manager. Working in this space allowed her to develop new digital skills that she now brings to her artistic work.

Website: www.rachelbabineaudesigns.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Ripple + Flow

Ripple + Flow's Kelly is currently based in Toronto, Canada. This little resin art biz all began as a fun / therapeutic hobby during the quarantine days. She hopes that adding a piece to your home will bring you as much joy as it brought her to create.

Website: www.rippleandflowto.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Tora Studios

Tora Studios, previously known as Art on Budget, was started with the main goal of producing unique and custom made art pieces based on minimalism & a touch of abstract at an affordable and well reasonable price.

Website: torastudios.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

JEWELRY 

Badassjewelry Toronto

Website: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BadassjewelryToronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Jewelust

At Jewelust, we channel our passion for equality and sustainability into artful fine jewelry, taking inspiration from the way movement is captured through light and shadow. Over the last decade, our designs have evolved, pushing the boundaries of art without compromising structure, functionality, and beauty. The result is exquisitely-crafted fine jewelry that whispers to something deep within each of us. Our jewelry is designed and manufactured in our studio in Toronto. We love supporting other other small businesses in our community, and that sometimes means a partnership with local experts to bring you something new.

Website: www.jewelust.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Jomami Jewelry

Jomami was inspired by active women- explorers, changemakers, lifelong learners, adventurers, trailblazers. Women like you - who are active in their life, and in the pursuit of their dreams. Wear your pieces everyday, but have fun while doing it. Every piece celebrates a strong woman, or a beautiful place.

Website: www.jomamijewelry.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Lavender & Grace Jewelry

Effortless jewelry for the everyday style.

Website: www.lavenderandgracedesigns.com
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia 

MapleLaneJewelry

Initial Necklace ‚ÄĘ Bridesmaid Gifts ‚ÄĘ Layering Necklace

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/maplelanejewelry
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Minimal Sundays

Minimal Sundays is a Canadian and female-founded jewelry brand that currently operates just outside of Toronto. This brand was created with the idea of inspiring and empowering women through luxurious jewelry that's also affordable. We only use real materials such as stainless steel or sterling silver for our pieces, ensuring the quality is always put first. 
Website: minimalsundays.com

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Nina Spade

Nina Spade is a unique and exciting fashion brand by designer Nina Spadafora, offering ready-to-wear collections and custom designs, with a focus on Laser Cut Acrylic and Swarovski Crystals. Hand-crafted in Midtown, Toronto, ON. Shipping worldwide.

Website: www.ninaspade.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

SimplyCreativeGems

Hi I am Julia, and this is my small handmade jewelry business. I make handmade gold, silver and rose gold plated necklaces and earrings.

Website: simplycreativegems.etsy.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Printed Poppy

Creating personalized jewelry so you can carry more of what matters. Our mission is to create meaningful jewelry that represents the people, places and moments that matter most to you - and at the same time - support our community.

Website: www.theprintedpoppy.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Vermeil

Vermeil is a Canadian, female-owned brand offering a curated collection of high quality 18k gold plated jewelry and accessories. Anti-tarnish, hypoallergenic and waterproof jewelry that you can actually afford.

Website: shopvermeil.com
Location: Georgina, Ontario

wellDunn

Established in 2011, wellDunn jewelry is an indie label designed and carefully handcrafted in Montreal, Canada. Born from a desire for adventure and a hint of naiveté, the label founded by designer Dominique Dunn offers sustainable trend-driven jewelry to those who dare, just enough.

Website: welldunnjewelry.com
Location: Montreal, Quebec

PETS

Ollie + Stace

We transform your pet into custom art. We know you are obsessed with your pets, there is nothing more meaningful than that kind of love. That is why we came up with a modern way to honour your fur baby! We were mindful of designing a timeless portrait featuring realistic vector drawings, minimal backgrounds and stylish typography that will suit any space. WE'RE HERE TO BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE.

Website: ollieandstace.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario & Vancouver, British Columbia

Two Dapper Pupz

Trendy accessories for your pup. Dog mom owned, Canadian made. 

Website: twodapperpupz.com
Location: Brandford, Ontario

PERSONAL CARE

Fancy Face

Founded by innovative beauty expert and Toronto makeup artist Brittany Gray, Fancy Face has fast become Canada’s most prestigious beauty brand. Our signature Fancy Face line of beauty products are made with the highest quality, natural, cruelty-free ingredients to help you discover your perfect beauty routine. Made with our clients in mind, every product works to create, enhance and fancify your perfect look from the office to the aisle or from the boardroom to the red carpet.

Website: www.fancyface.ca
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario

GolaŐāb Beauty

Gol√Ęb Beauty‚Äôs strengthening scalp massage oil combines 7 powerful oils together to aid in optimal hair health. Inspired by my West Asian Heritage and my own struggle with hair loss. Now you can experience the Gol√Ęb difference.

Website: golabbeauty.com
Location: Ontario

Hair Love

Hair Love by Quai is a hair accessory line provides women with curly hair the knowledge, resources and accessories they need to grow and take care of their hair. Our product list includes hair care & growth accessories as well as hair growth gummies. My mission is to help women all over the world take care of their hair and achieve their hair growth goals.

Website: hairlovebyquai.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Shop Fleure

Shop Fleure is an online space for luxury lifestyle products and intimate sex toys based out of Toronto, Ontario. It is our goal for individuals to explore their inner sensualities and embrace their true selves by way of pleasure.

Website: shopfleure.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Lippie Lab

Lyss Billingsley is a 33 year old Queer Black Femme from Toronto, Canada! I launched The Lippie Lab in July 2020 - in which I pride myself in creating affordable yet luxe lipgloss for all beautiful shades of BIPOC folx! My Lippies are vegan, gluten & cruelty free; All infused with the natural essential oils that our lips thirst for!

Website: www.thelippielab.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Curly Girl Meetup

Toronto Curly Girl Meetup (TCGM) is an annual beauty event based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It began in 2018 as an event to bring awareness to the natural curly hair journey that a lot of men and women go through.

Website: www.torontocurlygirlmeetup.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

PLANTS & FLOWERS 

Euclid Farms

Euclid Farms is a tiny urban flower farm, florist and floral shop in West Queen West Toronto. They source the most incredible flowers year round and grow most of the florals we sell May to November. 

Website: euclidfarms.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Thyme Studio

Thyme Studio specializes in crafting dreamy, unconventional, off-beat arrangements. We have grab & go bouquets, customizable bouquets, and our Floret Boxes for you to unleash your creativity.

Website: thymestudio.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario

 

What are your favourite Canadian small businesses? Let us know in the comments!



1 Response

Amanda
Amanda

November 10, 2021

I love this, local shopping made easy! I have a jewellery brand and would love to be featured too, if you’re still looking for more local businesses. My website is www.jewelust.com

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