Looking to support local business this holiday season? Our Canadian small business gift guide is here with ethically manufactured, small batch and eco friendly gifts for mom, baby, toddler and kids from small shops based in Toronto. These are all items we use and love with our family, and know you will love too. Shop local Torontonians! And have a happy holiday.
The Canadian Small Business Gift Guide for Holidays 2018 Is Here!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5. The attn2detail designs “Birthday shirts” are adorable all year ’round. Celebrate little one’s first or fifth Christmas with a 3/4 sleeved raglan tee they will love all year. 100% Combed Cotton, fine jersey these shirts are hand sewn and printed in Toronto. Custom phrases and numbers only styles available. Shop attn2detail
The cute as a button Pocomono long sleeve rainbow dress and doll dress are both made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton. These limited edition, eco-friendly gift sets are made to fit 18″ Dolls (like American Girl or Maplelea Girl) and include Poco Mono’s Long sleeve rainbow dress with matching doll dress. They also have a pocket to hold little treasures. Shop Pocomono
So pure you could eat it! Charlotte’s Bum Butter for newborns is made of all food grade quality ingredients with none that you have to google. This Toronto made Bum Butter is so versatile, your whole family will love getting into the tin. Safe to use all over the body even on babies from day 1. Cloth diaper safe Bum Butter, vegan hand cream and super nourishing Cocoa Butter based formula to protect your skin from itchy eczema. Use on the face in the coldest weather to prevent popsicle face instead of mineral oil based products. It’s much safer and smells way more delicious! Shop Charlotte’s Bum Butter
Looking for a gift for the mom who has everything? The Healthy Moms Discount Card gives you access to savings on natural and sustainable products and services (including many of the items featured in this gift guide!). Shop at over 350 businesses in the Toronto and Vancouver areas and across Canada through online shopping. Download the Healthy Moms mobile app from the app store for free to view our list of participating businesses. Order the card online for a one-time fee of $29.95 (this card has no expiry) or purchase it from one of their participating local retailers. Shop the Healthy Moms Discount Card
Q for Quinn Gift Sets include three pair of responsibly manufactured, organic and delightful mis-matchable socks and a beautifully illustrated book. The set comes in a themed combination box – a perfect gift for the expecting mom, beginner reader or curious toddler in your family. Shop Q for Quinn
Spend the Holiday season instilling kindness and empathy in your little ones. The My Kindness Calendar Advent Calendar is made in North America from premium removable, reusable and durable fabric wall decals. These Calendars encourage people young and old to build and strengthen their “giving” muscles by practicing daily acts of kindness. Simply apply My Kindness Calendar and reusable Kindness Stickers to any wall, choose an act of kindness to perform each day, and track your impact as your calendar fills and kindness spreads over the season. Shop My Kindness Calendar
Hands down (and hands warm!) MimiTENS are our favourite all weather mittens. Handmade in Toronto from water-repellent nylon, insulated with Thinsulate and lined with Oeko-Tex certified bamboo/cotton fleece for extra warmth and softness. Cotton + lycra cuffs keep mitts up those busy arms. They stay on! These mittens boast an extra safety feature – The identifier tags are made of 3M Scotchlite Reflective tape making your kids that extra bit more visible! Sized from baby to big kid. Shop MimiTENS
Looking for a carefully curated gift bundle with goods that the receiver will actually use? Hip Mommies gift bundles have the perfect gift collections for newborns to toddler. With practical, thoughtfully designed, responsibly manufactured goods from top boutique brands, these bundles are lovingly packaged and sure to delight. Bonus: most ship free Canada-wide. Shop Hip Mommies
If giving the gift of keeping warm is your thing (I am here for it) – you will love Wee Wollies. They manufacture Merino wool children’s clothing and sleepwear for newborns to 8yrs. Eco-friendly, organic, ethical, sustainable and free of flame retardants, Wee Woolies good are made in Canada with pure New Zealand merino wool. Our pick? The Baby Base Layer Set is a must-have for every little adventurer so they can explore their big wide world in comfort and style. They are a great way to keep baby dry, cozy and comfortable without the bulk. Shop Wee Woolies