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The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your List

From bourbon maple syrup and satin scrunchies to boob-inspired ceramics and pineapple-habanero hot sauce, here are 50 homegrown gifts that you'll be truly excited to give this year.
The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Photo, Erik Putz. Prop styling, Daniel Onori.

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.

The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your ListPhoto, Erik Putz. Prop styling, Daniel Onori. Curtain, Structube.

Flower Power

“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.comHamilton, Ont.

glass bottle with blue floral label Collective Arts Rhubarb & Hibiscus Gin
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Mad Dash

Kinsip handcrafted bitters, $15, kinsip.ca. Prince Edward County, Ont.

black opaque dropper bottle with Kinsip Hibiscus Rosehip bitters

Board Game

Nightwood Studio walnut cheese platter, $65, nightwoodstudio.com. Wakefield, Que.

round cheese board leaning against a grey wall

Draft Pick

Des Enfantillages mini hockey stick set, $34, desenfantillages.com. Montreal.

miniature hockey stick with knitted cover on white background
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Out of the Woods

Feline Fun catnip-filled cat toys, $13 for the set, etsy.com. Enfield, N.S.

small felt wolf and little red riding hood cat toys filled with catnip

Sweet Note

Alicja Confections postcard chocolate bar, $9, alicjaconfections.com. Ottawa, Ont.

dark chocolate bar wrapped in gold paper with oranges printed on the wrapping

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.

two pink ceramic mugs with speckled insides against a light pink background
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The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your ListPhoto, Erik Putz. Prop styling, Daniel Onori. Curtain, Structube.

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.

mustard yellow handbag with long strap from Erin Templeton

Sunny Side Up

Sun + Stars baby rattle, $16, etsy.com. Toronto.

hand holding up a soft, round toy with the face of a sun on it by Sun + Stars
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Block Party

The Butter Flying wood blocks, $79, thebutterflying.com. Montreal.

small wooden blocks with Montreal skyline painted on them by The Butter Flying

Booby Prize

Ky.ramics ceramic Titty Pot, $55, kyramics.com. Winnipeg.

two plan pots with breasts moulded into the outside of the pot

Salty Attitude

Newfoundland Salt Company green alder sea salt, $15, newfoundlandsaltcompany.com (also via One Of A Kind). Bonavista, N.L.

glass jar with lid and brown label saying 'green alter sea salt'
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Shape-Shifters

“Light and sculptural, these contemporary clay earrings by Vancouver maker Cait Wind are art for your ears.” —Colleen Nicholson, contributor.

Cait Wind 'Brooke' earrings textured with local sand, $40, caitwind.com. Vancouver.

geometric dangly earrings with specks of sand in them by Cait Wind

Sappy Ending

Wabanaki bourbon maple syrup made in Tobique First Nation, $19, wabanakimaple.com. Neqotkuk, N.B.

small glass bottle of syrup with a black lid from Wabanaki Maple

Hot Stuff

Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. Pineapple Habanero sauce, $12, heartbeathotsauce.com. Thunder Bay, Ont.

tall plastic squeeze bottle with black label, containing yellow-hued Pineapple Habanero hot sauce from Heartbeat Hot Sauce
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Bear Hug

The Butter Flying polar bear soft toy, thebutterfyling.com. Montreal.

plush white bear toy wearing a crown

Sweet Spot

La Lichée coffee-flavoured caramel, $8, lalichee.co. L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que.

small glass jar with white lid containing coffee-flavoured caramel from La Lichée

Gravy Train

Make Cheese poutine kit, $30, makecheese.ca (also via One Of A Kind). Vancouver.

canvas sack with black writing saying 'Proud Poutine Cheesemaking Kit'
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Wrapper’s Delight

Mind Your Bees beeswax food wraps, $30 for a large set, mindyourbeeswraps.com. Hamilton, Ont.

package of three folded beeswax wrappers, covered in a band of cardboard saying 'Mind Your Bees Wraps'

Aroma Therapy

Atelier Tréma ceramic oil dispenser, $53, chicbasta.com. Bedford, Que.

white ceramic bottle with gold valve for pouring cooking oil

Real Corker

Goye ceramic bottle stopper, $15, etsy.com. Montreal.

cork bottle stopper with white ceramic fanned decor on top from Goye
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Puff Piece

Kanuk Liv packable down scarf, $130, kanuk.com. Montreal.

green puffy down scarf and small green packing bag

Fan Art

“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

earrings on pegs, with fan-shaped beads surrounding orange circular interior

Natural Beauty

Parks Canada Discovery Pass, starting at $58, pc.gc.ca. Across Canada.

yellow Parks Canada passes
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Get Lit

Vancouver Candle Co. scented candle, $38, chapters.indigo.ca. Vancouver.

glass jarred candle and packaging box

Golden Touch

Früg 'Brace' brass crescent earrings, $30, frug.ca. Ottawa, Ont.

brass earrings on hooks with half-circle and long sticks

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.

five small roll-on glass bottles saying 'Saje' and a dark carrying case with leaf motif
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Instant Glow

East Coat Glow 'Balance' body serum concentrate, $60, east-coast-glow.myshopify.com. Bonavista, N.L.

glass bottle with black dropper top and black label containing a green liquid serum

The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your ListPhoto, Erik Putz. Prop styling, Daniel Onori. Curtain, Structube.

Ocean Wise

“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.

brown harcover book titled 'Wildness' by Jeremy Charles
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Cherry on Top

Dinette Nationale sour cherries in syrup, $8, dinettenationale.com. Montreal.

glass jar with black lid containing red cherries in syrup

Daily Grind

Arbol 'Ojo' spice grinder, $80, arbolcuisine.com. Kamouraska, Que.

wooden pepper grinder on a grey background

Tea Service

Tea strainer by ceramist Isabelle Simard, $19, chicbasta.com. Montreal.

brown ceramic tea strainer with dotted blue and red interior
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Table Manners

Banquet Workshop screen-printed linen napkins, $32, banquetworkshop.ca. Vancouver.

The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Tastemaker

“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.

glass jar with golden lid and white label, containing red sauce with chili flakes

In the Bag

Dans Le Sac reusable bulk bags, $14, danslesac.co. Montreal.

folded white cotton canvas bag on a marble background
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Buzz-Worthy

48 North F8 Liv cannabis grinder, $120, tokyosmoke.com. Toronto.

golde ridged cannabis grinder

Festive Spirit

Kinsip Juniper's Wit Gin, $40, lcbo.com. Prince Edward County, Ont.

glass bottle with wooden cork stopper

Signature Scent

Libertine Fragrance unisex eau de parfum, $120, libertine-fragrance.com. Edmonton.

small square glass bottle with black lid containing a yellow liquid and a label that says
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Soak it Up

Surf Soak bath salts, $35, surfsoak.com. Vancouver.

glass bottle with cork stopper and green label saying 'Surf Soak Eucalyptus'

Soap Opera

“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.

two bars of soap side-by-side with pink, black and blue hues

Face Time

Freon Collective reusable cotton rounds, $35, etsy.com. Toronto.

overhead shot of stacked round pieces of cotton used to remove makeup
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Top Knot

Chelsea King satin scrunchie, $20, chelseaking.shopVancouver.

pink satin scrunchie on a white background

Industrial Revolution

Béton Brut 'Radii' brass and concrete rings, $90 each, betonbrutdesign.com. Saskatoon.

brass rings with concrete stone on top in pink and blue

Ear Candy

Dconstruct 'Corian' recycled resin earrings, $44, dconstruct.ca. Winnipeg.

round peg earrings with blue and peach resin
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Kiss & Make Up

Erin Templeton recycled leather pouch, $55, erintempleton.com. Vancouver.

maroon leather rectangular zipped pouch

Whale Watching

Coyote & Cocotte narwhal toy, $38, etsy.com. Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Que.

plush blue striped narwhal toy

Retro Feet

“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.

red socks with vintage orange and red CBC symbol
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Just a Phase

BoundLove moon calendar, $32, etsy.com. Toronto.

The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Craft Services

Randi Bergman's book about Toronto artisans, $39, drakegeneralstore.ca. Toronto.

The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Paw Patrol

Apogee leather dog collar, $55, apogeegoods.com. Toronto.

The Best Made-In-Canada Gifts For Everyone On Your List

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