Are you behind on your shopping? Or finishing up and need a few add on gifts? Don’t worry, we’re here to help!
You can shop local and support makers in your community all from the comfort of your home. Amen to online shopping! Am I right? Or am I right! Get your holiday shopping out of the way and #shopyourthree. What is #shopyourthree you ask??? It’s a shopping challenge to buy at least three of your gifts this year from a local and handmade maker.
Whether you’re looking for a hostess gift, a stocking stuffer or for a gift for your mother-in-law, we’re confident one of these talented makers will have just what you are looking for. And the best news, we’ve already confirmed that they’re still accepting orders for Christmas turnaround!!
The Maker’s Hub has curated a holiday shopping guide of local makers to consider while you wrap up (or start) your holiday shopping. With a simple click on the business name, you will be taken directly to their shop to check out more of their work. Shopping made easy!
Splendid Invitations and Events has all your punny Christmas card needs taken care of. We look forward to their witty cards each holiday and must admit they have yet to disappoint. It’s hard to pick just one favourite. Which is why we’re recommending buying all ten in a gift set for only $30. Each card is sold individually $4.25 or three for $12. To check out the rest of the set visit their page at – Splendid Invitations and Events
This Maker creates bath and wellness products from all natural ingredients and essential oils. This little poop emoji stole our hearts at first sniff! These cute little guys are the perfect gag gift, stocking stuffer, or that little something for the impossible to buy for! Poop soap for everyone, (Not ’cause you stink like poop though! Lol).
Looking for stocking stuffers? Look no further! The hair ties at Phaw’s Boutique are practical and fun! These ties are great to keep your hair up or as a fun accessory. Their hair ties are hand knotted and heat sealed to prevent fraying. With over 100 solid colours, fun patterns and sizes available, you can create your own look!
Shopping for a daughter, sister, mother or another lovely lady in your life? RakSen Customized Jewelry offers a vast selection of customized sterling silver jewelry, and gifts. What makes RakSen different? Each piece is custom made for you, and only you! Shop before December 19 to take advantage of their holiday promotion! Get two 3mm sterling silver bracelets, customized to fit your wrist, with a sterling silver hand stamped disc for just $70! You’ll save $20!
Stone Street Beach has the perfect gift for that individual who is difficult to shop for. This unique Maker creates stunning hand painted and custom products. Shop for ornaments, custom painted maps, coasters and signs! The beauty of shopping handmade is the customization you can get. Priceless.
Shopping for a new mom or baby? Tiny Empire has a variety of children accessories, from baby shower gifts, baby teethers, pacifier clips and silicone necklaces. The cool thing is that everything is made from 100% food grade silicone or organic untreated beech wood. So the materials are safe for your little ones to chew. This Maker also ethically sources from creators and supports the Sick Kids Foundation. There is nothing but feel goods from supporting this Maker and all she does.
Two sisters are behind this wonderfully Canadian shop. Little Canuck was started after trying to find a v-neck t-shirt for a little boy without any luck. They design and create simple, trendy pieces with unique details that are sure to become staples in your little one’s wardrobe. Little Canuck donates $4 from each Chari-tee purchased to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. As an extra bonus for the month of December, they will be donating an extra $1 for each Chari-tee purchased. That’s $5 per sale. High-five indeed ladies!
The Maker behind Petit Nordique crochets each and every toque and makes each and every faux fur pom pom too!! Her toques are soft, plush and GORGEOUS! The perfect cozy accessory for your littles. You can even purchase matching ‘Mommy & Me’ or ‘Daddy & Me’ sets. You can customize your toques, pom pom colour and size from baby to adult. This is a gift that has fashion and function written all over it. If you want to touch and feel one in person, come on by The Maker’s Hub. They’re on display!
Remember, shopping from local makers not only benefits your local economy, but when you buy from a small handmade business you receive a more personalized service that offers high quality materials and customization’s you just won’t find in the big box stores. To find more local handmade makers, visit our featured Shops page here!
If you want to see some makers’ work in person, we have a great in-house makers Showcase display at The Maker’s Hub, showcasing all of the above Maker’s and more. As well we have our very own pop-up market too!
Sunday December 17th, from 9:30-12:30pm. Click here for more information – Cookies & Cocoa Holiday Pop-Up Market.