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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.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing some of the best in class of Canadian products; everything from beauty products to beer and everything in between. We’re starting off with a gift guide of sorts to make sure your holiday shopping a little easier.

Beauty

Cela

Cela Canada logo store

https://thisiscela.com/

This Canadian skincare brand went from spa to shelves after years of stellar customer service in the Toronto area. Each hair, body and face product is sourced with northern botanicals. You’ll find no shortage of gifts here.

Gift Idea: The Best Seller Kit

Cela best seller makeup kit

 

Food

COCOCO

cococo chocolates logo
https://cococochocolatiers.com/

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, COCOCO are award-winning artisanal chocolatier. You might also know them as the company behind the Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut® brand. If you’re looking for white Christmas, a dark Christmas or a sweet Christmas you can check out their stocking filler section.

Gift Idea: 2020 Advent Calendar

cococo advent calendar

The Big Carrot

the big carrot official logo
https://shop.thebigcarrot.ca/
The Big Carrot is a worker-owned natural food market that has been committed to local, organic, non-GMO and sustainable food systems since 1983. It’s not just organic food products that you will find in store, there’s also a full range of all-natural, organic beauty products.

Gift Idea: Sukin, Love Your Skin Kit

Sukin skincare kit

Golden Ears Cheese Crafters

golden ears cheese crafters
https://cheesecrafters.ca/shop/
If there was ever a cheesy story that we can get behind it’s the two sisters behind Golden Ears Cheese Crafters. A passion project, a small business, a purveyor of fine cheeses, Lactose free cheeses, cheddar cheese curds to help you make the perfect poutine, and every cheese in between.

Gift Idea: Quark Cranberry Cheese

Cranberry cheese from golden ears

Poppa Bean Coffee Roastery

poppa bean roastery
https://www.poppabean.ca/
The Poppa Bean Coffee Roastery is the brainchild of Paul Foster (with the help of his always supportive wife Sarah. The company originated from a coffee club, to Paul supplying his own coffee and roasting it in a hot-air popcorn popper, which gave him both the beginning and name of Poppa Bean. Now consumers across Canada can enjoy the perfect beans.

Gift Idea: Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans

dark chocolate covered almonds

Homeware & Clothing

Xenia Taler

Xenia Taler official logo

https://www.xeniataler.com/

Crockery at an affordable price with quirky styles that everyone can enjoy. Prints, coasters and bamboo tableware await those who are looking to freshen up their kitchen space for the new year.

Gift Idea: Mixed Side Plate Set

mix and match plates from xenia taylor

Suetables

suetables official logo

https://suetables.com/
This Canadian success story is spreading by word of mouth more and more every day. Suetables prides itself on “hand stamp meaningful high-quality jewelry”, selling in-house branded original jewelry designs and product collaborations. They might just have that last minute piece for someone special that you think might make the holiday season special.

Gift Idea: Herringbone Bracelet

herring bracelt from suetables

Beer & Cider

Fernie Brewing Company

Fernie logo bc
https://shop.ferniebrewing.com/
This Brewery in Fernie BC isn’t just great for stocking up on craft beer for the cold months, they also sell beanie hats, t-shirts and a whole heap of stocking fillers.

Gift idea: Double Insulated Can Chiller

fernie beer chiller

Tatamagouche Brewing Company

Tatamagouche brewing company logo
https://tatabrew.com/
What do you get the craft brew fan that has everything? Chocolate malt stout of course! It might not be easy to say the name of the brewery after a few delicious pints, but from the look of the taphouse it’s well worth a visit post lockdown, but for now enjoy some curbside pickup or home delivery.

Gift Idea: Chocolate Stout

dark malt chocolate stout

Shale Ridge Hard cider

Shale Ridge official wine and cider logo

https://shaleridgeestatewinery.com/
If you’re lucky enough to live near a Shale Ridge Cider location, then your cider needs are likely met for the year. If you’re putting together some holiday hampers to give to your near or dear, have a look at the different flavor combinations.

Gift Idea: Tie-Dye Shale Ridge Crew Necks Cranberry Spice Hard Cider

cranberry cider

Granite Brewing

Granite brewery logo
https://www.granitebrewery.ca/
Home delivered cans, glassware and merch can all be ordered from this popular Ontario brewery. Aspiring brewmasters should check out their website to see how a brewery and bru pub evolves from a dream to a successful business.

Gift Idea: Granite Growlers

granite brewery growler

Wine

Hinterland Wine Company Ltd.

hinterland logp
https://www.hinterlandwine.com/cart
Even if your occasion is going to be small this year, the vineyards and winery located in Hillier, Prince Edward County will help you celebrate those that are most important to you. The lovely bottle designs would also make a great candle holder later.

Gift Idea: L’imparfait Négociant Famille Pinot

hinterland imperfait wine bottle with dog logo

Stratus Wines

stratus wine logo Canada

https://www.stratuswines.com/
Located in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Stratus Vineyards is a gravity flow winery. Gravity flow means the winery production takes place on at least two different floors or levels. Join their wine club and learn everything there Is to know about wine production.

Gift Idea: Red and White Christmas Duo

sratus wine duo

Some of the businesses mentioned in this article are Sage customers that use Sage50, Sage Accounting, Sage X3 and Sage 300 to help power their business.

 

 

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