Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual gift guide is finally here! I love making this guide every year as a chance to share brands and products I love or that I want to try.

All of my picks are woman-owned, BIPOC, sustainable, designed and/or made in North America (many of which are made in Canada).

Gifts Under $50

Holiday Gift Cards

By Paper and Rice
4 usd / 6 cad

I love these hand-illustrated cards inspired by asian culture, and they can be sent directly to the recipient (major bonus!).

Made + Printed in Canada


Mini Face Oil

By Kid Sister
10 usd / 14 cad

A vegan face oil formulated by a cosmetic chemist. Packed with antioxidants and scented with hinoki, rosemary and vanilla. A bonus is the super cute packaging.

Made in Canada

Earth V2 Socks

By SS Lam
12 usd / 16 cad

These hand-dyed Nike socks come in really cute tie-dye, pastel and neutral colours.

Reworked in UK


Big Silky Scrunchie

By Hair of the Dog
15 usd / 20 cad

I love these scrunchies made from a thick and luxurious, high quality silk. I'm buying these for everyone on my list.

Made in Victoria, Canada


Guanacaste Coffee

By Monogram Coffee
15 usd / 20 cad

We drink it at home daily. Available on their website or in Vancouver at Pure Bread, where it's always freshly roasted.

Roasted in Calgary.


Yoro Park 285 Piece Puzzle

By Slow Down Studio
17 usd / 23 cad

A beautiful puzzle you could easily frame as artwork once you’re finished. Frames to match are available too.


Hair Clips

By Coucou Suzette
18 usd / 24 cad

Designed and illustrated by Juliette in Paris and made from recycled and biodegradable callulose acetate. I can't get enough of these cute hair clips that are super sturdy and high quality. I've started a collection!

Large selection at Woo to See You in Vancouver.


Goat Grey 9-Free Nail Polish

By Spela
18 cad / 24 usd

Founded by Maryam in Portland, these nailpolishes are vegan, and non-toxic (free from the 9 toxic ingredients found in traditional nail polishes). I have a collection of these and love that they come in super wearable colours.

Made in USA


Weekly Planner

By JJJJound
20 usd / 28 cad

Montreal-based JJJJound designs these minimalist weekly planners, perfect to keep yourself, and your loved ones, organized and focused.

Made in Canada


Seshin Korean Scrub Soap

By Binu Binu
20 usd / 28 cad

Featuring black sesame seeds, washed blue clay and eucalyptus oil, sure to be one of those daily pleasures that keeps you feeling fresh, clean, and grounded.

Based in Toronto, Canada


Mini Flower Incense Holder

By Binu Binu
20 usd / 28 cad

Incense can help renew a space. These minimalist flower incense holders are made from solid brass and inspired by traditional Korean shapes - they'll give you an extra reason to light up.


Liberty London Collection Hairband

By Hair of the Dog
29 usd / 40 cad

I love these hairbands featuring amazing pattterned textiles from Liberty London. I love knowing the pattern behind the scrunchie and then having subtle hits of colour showing through.

Latitude Lighter

By Tsubota Pearl
38 usd / 52 cad

I love the vintage styling of this keepsake lighter for candles and other lightables.

Made in Japan.


Tewín’xw Cleansing Clay

By Skwalen Botanicals
29 usd / 39 cad

A powdered gentle exfoliating clay cleanser or mask. Sḵwálwen is an Indigenous skincare brand and I love how they tie together indigenous culture and knowledge into each product.

Made in Squamish, Canada


Drunken Hive Rum

By Wayward Distillery
34 usd / 47 cad

A local distillery from Comox, BC that makes delicious spirits. I love their flavoured spirits alone or mixed.

Made in Comox, Canada


Gifts $50 and up

Dry Vase Arrangement

By Thistle Botanicals
36 usd / 50 cad

One of my go-to gifts are these beautiful dried floral arrangements - all of the beauty of fresh flowers without the temporality.


Mosaic Shoe Charms

By Memor
40 usd / 54 cad

I love everything memor makes (check out their mosaic vases and phone cases too), and for a specific person these shoe charms are a guaranteed hit.


Coconut Latte Sweatpants

By Asian American Girls Club
46 usd / 65 cad

Am I an Asian American Girl? I still don't know. But I love their message, and I'd be sure to wear these sweatpants.

Customizable Leather Camera Strap

By Atelier Eli
51 usd / 70 cad

For the photographer on your list, I love this classic leather camera strap from atelier Eli. Be sure to check out their phone bags too.


Fire Dawn Lip and Cheek Blush

By Kindred Black
65 usd / 89 usd

Vibrant without being shiny, this vegan cheek and lip blush comes in a hand blown glass jar that makes a very special gift.


Bestie Candle Set

By The Nudie Collective
67 usd / 92 cad

A soy/beeswax candle for you and your bestie that can be customized in body shape and colour. I love the personalization and inclusive aspect.


Gifts $100 and up

Oval Bag Chain

By Sonya Lee
78 usd / 107 cad

Made and designed by Stephanie. I love this bag chain - it's versatile and can be worn on most bags. And be sure to check out her timeless leather goods, which age so beautifully - I own one and plan to add more soon!

Made in Vancouver, Canada


Crochet Handbag

By Metz
88 usd / 120 cad

Crocheted by Brenna, these bags are super cute and made-to-order. You can customize the colours - I got a pink one made and have been carrying it daily.

DM to purchase.

Made in Vancouver, Canada


The Discovery Set

By Boheme
95 usd / 128 cad

We love a little bit of everything that comes in this sampler set. Boheme candles are handmade in small-batches and are phthalate-free.


Duality Wiggle

By Annie Axtell
95 usd / 130 cad

These pillows handmade by Annie have been on my wish list for a while. Annie puts so much care and attention into her creations! This pillow is not only decorative but can be used as a body or pregnancy pillow.

Made in Vancouver, Canada


Jasper Baseball Cap

By Janessa Leone
100 usd / 145 cad

It's all in the details (and hardware) ... I love the leather strap and brass fastener that elevate this cap. Wool felt hats are also available, if baseball caps aren't for you.

Made in USA


Gifts $200 and up

H-Weld Two Wallet

By Makr
150 usd / 202 cad

A simple wallet/card case in a very simple form with high quality leather and construction.

Vida Cotton Tote Bag

By Dagne Dover
155 usd / 209 cad

Female-founded, this tote is made from organic cotton and has a wipeable (!) lining. Fits a laptop and everything else you carry. Makes a great diaper bag!


Easy Coverall

By Wol Hide
212 usd / 286 cad

A super cozy one-piece coverall in fleece. "Would you really get that for someone as a gift?" Yes, yes I would.

Made in USA from seed to garment!

Wave Pitcher

By Sophie Lou Jacobsen
225 usd / 324 cad

Absolutely love this wave pitcher, available in different colors and green and purple is my favourite.