A speckled mug hand-thrown in a Montreal studio. A deep amber fragrance delicately blended in Edmonton. A pair of earrings made with sand from a Vancouver Island beach. As we compiled our wishlists this year, we quickly realized that our most coveted items were all made in Canada. Whether you’re looking for sweet treats, eco-friendly picks, quirky ceramics or other small luxuries, there’s a homegrown gift for everyone on your list.
“I bought my first bottle because of the beautiful design, and my second because I can’t get enough of this gin’s sweet floral notes.” —Sun Ngo, creative director. Collective Arts Rhubarb & Hibiscus Gin, $49, lcbo.com. Hamilton, Ont.
Kinsip handcrafted bitters, $15, kinsip.ca. Prince Edward County, Ont.
Nightwood Studio walnut cheese platter, $65, nightwoodstudio.com. Wakefield, Que.
Des Enfantillages mini hockey stick set, $34, desenfantillages.com. Montreal.
Out of the Woods
Feline Fun catnip-filled cat toys, $13 for the set, etsy.com. Enfield, N.S.
Alicja Confections postcard chocolate bar, $9, alicjaconfections.com. Ottawa, Ont.
Pretty in Pink
“This mug from Montreal-based potter Mérida Anderson manages to feel both cutting edge and comforting—perfect for a bracing morning caffeine hit.” —Kathryn Hayward, executive editor.
YYY Collection stoneware mug, $58 each, yyycollection.com. Montreal.
Bag of Tricks
“This bag is the perfect size to transition from day to night. Plus, there’s a secret beer compartment inside!” —Stephanie Han Kim, art director.
Erin Templeton ‘BYOB’ leather bag, $265, erintempleton.com. Vancouver.
Sunny Side Up
Sun + Stars baby rattle, $16, etsy.com. Toronto.
The Butter Flying wood blocks, $79, thebutterflying.com. Montreal.
Ky.ramics ceramic Titty Pot, $55, kyramics.com. Winnipeg.
Wabanaki bourbon maple syrup made in Tobique First Nation, $19, wabanakimaple.com. Neqotkuk, N.B.
Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. Pineapple Habanero sauce, $12, heartbeathotsauce.com. Thunder Bay, Ont.
The Butter Flying polar bear soft toy, thebutterfyling.com. Montreal.
La Lichée coffee-flavoured caramel, $8, lalichee.co. L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que.
Mind Your Bees beeswax food wraps, $30 for a large set, mindyourbeeswraps.com. Hamilton, Ont.
Atelier Tréma ceramic oil dispenser, $53, chicbasta.com. Bedford, Que.
Goye ceramic bottle stopper, $15, etsy.com. Montreal.
Kanuk Liv packable down scarf, $130, kanuk.com. Montreal.
“These elegant Indigenous-made earrings are perfect for all occasions—their striking colour palette has the power to elevate any outfit.” —Radiyah Chowdhury, assistant editor.
Kihew & Rose ‘Fan’ beaded earrings, $80, instagram.com/kihewandrose. Vancouver.
Parks Canada Discovery Pass, starting at $58, pc.gc.ca. Across Canada.
Vancouver Candle Co. scented candle, $38, chapters.indigo.ca. Vancouver.
Früg ‘Brace’ brass crescent earrings, $30, frug.ca. Ottawa, Ont.
On the Nose
“I carry this handy essential oil kit with me everywhere. There’s a roll-on remedy for every ailment—it’s a must-have to get through the busy holiday season!” —Andréanne Dion, associate lifestyle editor. Saje Pocket Farmacy (holiday edition available November 22), $65. saje.com. Vancouver.
East Coat Glow ‘Balance’ body serum concentrate, $60, east-coast-glow.myshopify.com. Bonavista, N.L.
“This book is as beautiful as the province it celebrates, with recipes inspired by Newfoundland’s oceans, fields and forests.” —Gillian Grace, deputy editor. ‘Wildness’ cookbook by chef Jeremy Charles, $60, chapters.indigo.ca. St. John’s
Cherry on Top
Dinette Nationale sour cherries in syrup, $8, dinettenationale.com. Montreal.
Arbol ‘Ojo’ spice grinder, $80, arbolcuisine.com. Kamouraska, Que.
Tea strainer by ceramist Isabelle Simard, $19, chicbasta.com. Montreal.
Banquet Workshop screen-printed linen napkins, $32, banquetworkshop.ca. Vancouver.
“I’m obsessed with this umami-rich condiment and always keep a jar in my fridge. A spoonful of it can elevate any dish, whether it’s sunny-side-up eggs, stir-fries or even just plain rice.” —Irene Ngo, food content director. Abokichi Okazu miso chili oil, $13, abokichi.com. Toronto.
In the Bag
Dans Le Sac reusable bulk bags, $14, danslesac.co. Montreal.
48 North F8 Liv cannabis grinder, $120, tokyosmoke.com. Toronto.
Kinsip Juniper’s Wit Gin, $40, lcbo.com. Prince Edward County, Ont.
Libertine Fragrance unisex eau de parfum, $120, libertine-fragrance.com. Edmonton.
Soak it Up
Surf Soak bath salts, $35, surfsoak.com. Vancouver.
“These all-natural, lushly scented soaps are named after Canadian landscapes and locations, including my hometown, Thunder Bay, Ont.” —Maureen Halushak, editor-in-chief. Anto Yukon soaps, $10 each, antoyukon.com. Whitehorse, Y.T.
Freon Collective reusable cotton rounds, $35, etsy.com. Toronto.
Chelsea King satin scrunchie, $20, chelseaking.shop. Vancouver.
Béton Brut ‘Radii’ brass and concrete rings, $90 each, betonbrutdesign.com. Saskatoon.
Dconstruct ‘Corian’ recycled resin earrings, $44, dconstruct.ca. Winnipeg.
Kiss & Make Up
Erin Templeton recycled leather pouch, $55, erintempleton.com. Vancouver.
Coyote & Cocotte narwhal toy, $38, etsy.com. Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Que.
“No matter who you’re buying for, socks are an underrated gift. The logo on these reminds me of my childhood watching Mr. Dressup.” —Aimee Nishitoba, associate art director. Arborist CBC Retro Socks, $12, drakegeneralstore.ca. Toronto.