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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

7 Gifts To Buy This Holiday Season That Support Local

By Blair Stutz

Even though it’s always been important to help support and shop local, seeing as we’re in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s never been more crucial. This holiday season, it’s imperative that we support them as much as possible when considering gifts for our friends and family. Whether looking to treat your loved ones to some much-needed self-care goodies, restaurant meal kits, and everything in between, it’s all here!

Here are 7 gift ideas that support local businesses!

Gold Apothecary Salt Of The Month Club

gold apothecary salt of the month

Give the gift of (much needed) self-care this holiday with Gold Apothecary’s new Salt of the Month Club. From January until March your giftee will revel in delicious scents like sweet bergamot, citrus eucalyptus, and lavender fields. These gorgeous bath salts are all handmade right here in TO — it doesn’t get more local than that!

Lohn Zima Candle

Lohn Zima candle

Is there anything more soothing than lighting a good candle? We think not. This Lohn candle from Spruce is a great gift for a coworker, teacher, or anyone, really. Once you spark it, you’ll instantly notice the gorgeous warming scents of sandalwood, black pepper, and clove as well as uplifting eucalyptus.

Mary Ratcliffe Catch All

mary ratcliffe catch all

Inspired by the grey tones in the Scarborough Bluffs Escarpment, this catch all by Mary Ratcliffe will be a welcome addition to anyone’s vanity. Each one is lovingly handmade right here in TO and is one-of-a-kind so no one catch-all is the same. 

Dessert Person by Claire Saffitz

If you’re cooking up a modified holiday dinner for your immediate family, it’s likely you’ll need to whip up a showstopper dessert. If you need some inspo, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Claire Saffitz’s debut cookbook Dessert Person from Type Books. Inside you’ll find incredible photography, easy to follow recipes and mouth-watering treats.

THIC Daily Hair Perfecting Oil

THIC Hair Oil

Give the gift of great hair! This hair oil by THIC is exactly what all of our hair has been needing thanks to its incredible blend of hemp, argan, and grapeseed oil. It not only smells amazing but it can be used on dry or wet hair and even acts as a natural heat protectant. This is a gift you’ll want for yourself and all your pals!

McEwan Foods Netflix Basket

McEwan Foods Netflix Basket

Got snacks on the brain? Honestly, who doesn’t these days? This Netflix Basket from McEwan Foods is sure to make your giftee’s day when they open it and see all the tasty treats inside. McEwan Foods is known for housing some of the best gourmet eats so if your pal has a thing for bougie bites, this is the gift for them.

Lisa Gozlan N006 Necklace 

Regardless of what life throws at us, this necklace is a good reminder that there’s always something to smile about. Give your friend or family member the gift of a smile through this chic necklace from Lisa Gozlan Jewelry. This baby is available in yellow gold or silver and will look fierce when layered with other necklaces and chains, too.



(Story by Contributing Editor, Blair Stutz)

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