This holiday season,we’d love to point shoppers towards some of the best small businesses across Canada. It’s our small way of saluting some of the hardworking business owners and their staff that are helping to support their local economies while making sure the rest of us are able to send gifts to our family and friends.
We are so thrilled to support customers across a wide variety of industries. In this guide, we’re showing gift ideas for different walks of life – whether that be winter sports, enjoying fine cheese or even beekeeping.
Aerobics First is a Halifax-based ski supply store that stocks all you need to enjoy the 2020/2021 ski season. They’ve been operating and serving customers in Nova Scotia for 40 years and have initiated the #SnookieSocks program to give more than 500 warm, winter socks to the homeless.
The Cheese Bar
The Cheese Bar is a company run by a small team, carrying a selection of more than 80 cheeses on a regular basis and proudly stocking over 12 dairy producers from Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island. By supporting Cheese Bar you also support other local businesses that supply the business with preserves, pickled veg, chocolates, granola, maple syrup and other local produce.
Gift Idea: Cheese Accompaniment Kit
Cookies by George
Whether you want to show someone you care with a small batch of cookies made with delicious ingredients, or want to give a gift card that also gives to charity, this is the option for you. You’ll find their locations in Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.
Gift Idea: The Give Back Gift Card
One of the great things about living in Canada is the unlimited nature the country offers that’s perfect for outdoor activities. When all goes back to normal, hopefully, we’ll be kayaking and hiking again with our nearest and dearest. Pelican makes kayaks, paddleboards and boats for those unforgettable trips, but also some smaller multipurpose accessories. The Drybag for example is a great waterproof piece of kit for day to day life and the big adventures.
Gift Idea: 10L Drybag
This year, we’ve all taken on a new hobby or two. If you’re done with making your own bread, or brewing your own beer, why not take up beekeeping? That’s right, one of our Sage X3 customers is BeeMaid bee supplies. We are not exaggerating when we say they have EVERYTHING you could possibly need to get to bring out your friends’ or family’s inner beekeepers. If you just want to dip your toe in honey for now, why not try out this Fresh Honey Cook Book.
Gift Idea: The Fresh Honey Cook Book