Shop Local: 22 Canadian Companies To Check Out This Christmas

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There’s nothing better than giving (or receiving) a one of a kind gift. Shopping small means you’re purchasing something truly special and you’re supporting someone following their creative dream. It’s also great to cheer on Canadian companies who started small and are making it big here at home and around the globe. We’ve rounded up a list of 22 talented Canadian makers and our favourite Canadian companies to make sure all your gifts get an “eh plus” this Christmas.

Fetch and Fauna


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Nathalie is the Calgary-based fibre artist behind Fetch and Fauna. Her art is bright and colourful and will bring a smile to your walls. Custom wall hangings and punch needle art are her specialty and have a 2-3 week turnaround time, depending on the piece.

The Butter Flying
For beautiful boho nursery decor, baby mobiles and boho bunting garlands, look no further than this Montreal-based company. Clouds, moons, stars and rainbows will make any room feel totally dreamy, and cute and cuddly stuffies and wooden blocks are perfect for playtime.

Elizabeth Lyn
Elizabeth Lyn jewelry is delicate and beautiful, perfect for every day wear. Stunning necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from a variety of materials designed by Megan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, are guaranteed to make the perfect gift this Christmas!

The Whimsi Co.

The Whimsi Co. is a Medicine Hat, Alberta-based kids’ clothing and accessory company. Heather’s designs are (as the name suggests) whimsical and fun, and often full of sparkle. The Whimsi Co. has kids’ crewnecks, t-shirts, glitter clips. shaker clips, shaker bows, pom ponies and even wands to choose from, just in time for Christmas!

East Coast Lifestyle
East Coast Lifestyle was a company started simply to meet the requirements of a university business class, but its popularity quickly spread among East Coasters, proud to represent their home. Anyone from the Maritimes is sure to go wild over a hoodie, crewneck, toque, or pair of sweats from this popular Canadian company.

Astroodle Craftworks 
This year I was super lucky to be gifted two gold foil portraits of my family from Astroodle Craftworks – they’re so beautiful! This Calgary-based company creates foil portraits and maps, faceless portraits, acrylic keychains, cake toppers and personalized mask storage and sanitizer bottles.

Rain City Spun Boutique 
Rain City Spun Boutique is a company located just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s the perfect spot to find knitted hats for kids and grownups, as well as scarves and pillows. If you’d like to whip something up yourself, Kristie also has a wide selection of yarn, needles and crochet hooks.

Smash + Tess
On the hunt for your new favourite romper? Search no more – Smash + Tess has it. This Vancouver-based company has rompers for kids, women, and even men and is loved by celebs like Jillian Harris and Sarah Landry (The Birds Papaya).

Happy Land Print Shop
Happy Land Print Shop is filled with products that pay homage to Winnipeg, Manitoba – the city where it’s founded. Fun enamel pins, colourful art prints, patches and crewnecks are sure to make any Manitoban smile.

Leanne Dubray


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The ceramic creations Leanne creates are completely breathtaking. If you’re looking for a nice big mug that can hold enough coffee to give you the caffeine boost you actually need to get you through the day, she’s got them in a ton of gorgeous colours. This Calgary-based ceramic artist will brighten up any kitchen with her pieces!

Land of Daughters

Candles, aroma sprays, perfumes and floral wax rings are some of the offerings from Land of Daughters, a Metis and female founded company out of Calgary. Each of their scents tells a story; it’s hard to pick just one!

Antler & Acre
Nikki is a maker from Mission, British Columbia who is ready to meet all of your scrunchie (and hair clip) needs! Antler & Acre even has agate scrunchie holders to keep things organized for the scrunchie fanatic on your list.

Sweet As Candy Inc.
With a gift from Sweet as Candy Inc., Christmas is sure to be the bomb – the bath bomb, that is! Kate is a Canadian maker who brings fun to the tub and shower with cute bath bombs, bubble bath, lotions and body butters, and lip scrubs.

Wildberry Studio
Beautiful art prints, recipe cards, bookmarks, note cards and notebooks are just some of the creations made by Hillary and Christopher, a husband and wife team from Montreal. They also carry polymer clay earrings that are too cute to resist!

The Little Moonstone
The Little Moonstone is a fibre art company based out of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Kayla creates all kinds of gorgeous macrame pieces, including wall art, plant hangers, earrings, and keychains.

For the person on your list who loves to get creative, Pinnovate has a huge selection of DIY boxes filled with fun activities to explore. Macrame, string art, needle felting and painting are some examples of activities you’ll find in these fun-filled boxes from Calgary, Alberta.

Poppy Seed Prints

If you’re looking for the perfect print for your kid’s room or nursery, Ontario company Poppy Seed Prints has tons of cute digital downloads available. This means you can print them in the perfect size for your space!

Posh & Cozy 
Posh & Cozy has some of the comfiest and cutest clothes for babies, kids, and grownups, too! If you’re dying to find a matching crewneck sweater for you and your little, some cozy and stylish joggers, or awesome accessories, this Alberta-based clothing company has something for everyone.

Village Craft Co.
Village Craft Co. is an Edmonton, Alberta-based husband and wife team who create stunning geometric wood and steel shelving. Whether you’re looking for a piece to hold up a cute little succulent or all of your favourite books and knick knacks, they’re guaranteed to have what you’re looking for!

Lauren Eresman 
Lauren Eresman is an author from Calgary who strongly believes in the power of girl power (although her books are great for boys, too!) Her stories are beautifully illustrated and contain messages about believing in yourself, dreaming big, and never giving up that all readers can feel empowered from.

Anja Jane
Anja Jane is a Vancouver-based artist whose folksy pieces are filled with whimsical nature scenes, colourful flowers, and magical creatures. Her art graces prints, playing cards, postcards, and greeting cards and celebrates many of Canada’s most beautiful locations. She also creates customized pieces!

Little Rose & Co.

If you’re on the hunt for the best kind of kids’ toys (the kind that don’t make any noise, that is), Little Rose & Co. is a company from Burlington, Ontario that creates beautiful wooden toys that are sure to spark your kiddo’s imagination. Wooden cameras, phones, and clocks are some of the items they create for play; they also have wooden decor items such as letter pennants, Christmas decorations, and engraved name signs.

Who are some of your favourite Canadian makers and companies? We’d love to hear them in the comments!



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