Featuring local brands from across Canada that offer the perfect holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!

Looking for the perfect holiday gifts? We’ve rounded up our favourite local stores to shop from this holiday season so you can help support Canadian brands while showing your friends and family some extra love with these extra-special gifts. 

Galerie au Chocolat’s Candy Cane Bark Bar


From unique stocking stuffers to gift-giving ideas, Galerie au Chocolat’s Candy Cane Bark Bar is the perfect treat for chocolate connoisseurs. Rich white chocolate sprinkled with bits of festive candy cane.

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Eleven Thirty


In order to minimize waste, all bags are made to order in the brand’s Toronto studio location. Featuring stunning handbags in different shapes, sizes, and textures, this is the perfect gift to spoil that special someone in your life. The bags are functional, fashionable, and locally made, making this the ideal holiday splurge item.

News Media Canada Journal


 To celebrate local Canadian news media and spark conversation about the essential service the news industry provides, News Media Canada partnered with renowned Canadian artist Ola Volo to create a custom piece of art titled ‘Champions’, featured on a beautiful softcover journal. 

The “Champions” artwork showcases three stoic, trailblazing characters representing journalists and readers, as well as multiple landmarks from across the country to celebrate the diversity of people, places, and perspectives in Canada. This art highlights the critical role that newspapers play as champions of truth and the importance of independent Canadian news media. This limited-edition journal can be purchased at nationalnewspaperweek.ca and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.

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Toques from the Heart


Toques from the Heart have perfected the toque with expertly crafted fit and feel, so you can feel comfortable all winter long. The brand was started in Hamilton, ON, and is 100% Canadian-made. Plus, for every toque you buy for yourself, the brand gives a toque to a Canadian experiencing homelessness- because everyone deserves to stay warm.

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Peace Collective Sweatshirt


Canadian brand, Peace Collective, is all about helping you look and feel your best this holiday season. Featuring sweatshirts with slogans that include showcasing your Toronto pride, the brand creates quality apparel and makes an effort to give back to communities in need. This is a must-try shop because their local apparel looks good and does good!

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Shop CC Luxury Hair Accessories


Shop CC Luxury was started in Quebec by sisters Toni and Allie Sevdalis. The brand has grown to include stunning jewellery, hair, and lifestyle accessories. Shop CC Luxury has a variety of gift and stocking stuffer-sized items to choose from but the hair clips have become fan favourites. This set is a must-have for the holiday season because it features a selection of the brand’s opal clips- perfect for a treat yourself moment or to share with friends!

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Mala the Brand Candles


These eco-friendly soy candles are hand-poured and made with quality fragrance and essential oils in BC. This scent in particular is perfect for the holiday season because it’s super festive- featuring notes of rich chocolate, sweet peppermint, and undertones of creamy vanilla.

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Good Intentions Bath Bombs


The local retail shop is located in the Toronto Danforth neighbourhood and its focus relies on hosting women-owned micro-businesses and providing their local community with a unique boutique shopping experience. These bath bombs are the perfect stocking stuffer for those who love to relax and unwind. They come in an array of gorgeous colours and are the ideal self-care gift. 

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Silk Laundry Scrunchies


Local Canadian brand, Silk Laundry, has the perfect stocking stuffers to gift your loved ones this holiday season. In an ode to the monarch butterfly, this scrunchie is part of the brand’s capsule collection and is both a work of art as well as a functional accessory. Featuring a limited-edition print, it is gentle on hair and works to restore moisture, preventing breakage caused by traditional elastic hair ties. It makes for a super cute addition to any stocking!

Nut & Fudge Hot Chocolate Granny Smith Apple


Featuring a Granny Smith apple dipped in milk Belgian chocolate, wrapped in toasted marshmallow, and finished with a dusting of cocoa, this is the ultimate holiday treat everyone will enjoy.

Published by HOLR Magazine.