A selection of curated holiday gifts for everyone on your list!
The Good Wax Co
Candles are a great gift idea for almost anyone on your list but especially when they’re Canadian made, small batch and hand poured. The Good Wax Co brings beautiful aromatic scents to your home with all natural ingredients with coconut and soy wood wick candles that are free of dyes, additives and phthalates.
Plus they support various charitable causes and have donated over $700 towards mental health charities since launching just a few months ago!
Our favourite scents: Comfort, Joy, Shiny Spirit, Warm Embrace $20 each
Charisma Hair Studio
We know a little something about great hair thanks to our stylists at Charisma Hair Studio. From expert colour to natural looking hair extensions they’ll have you looking and feeling your best in no time! They also know what it takes to maintain great hair at home and carry top of the line hair care products and tools that make excellent gifts for the holidays.
Our Gift Pick: The California Dreaming Curling Iron by Paul Mitchell $100
THE ONE Face & Body Bar
THE ONE Face & Body Bar is your one destination for highly professional non-invasive beauty services, where skin is radiantly reborn. They offer a full spectrum of laser skin rejuvenation and medical grade cosmetic procedures, high-end products and a host of other exquisite spa services, delivered by highly skilled and gracious staff dedicated to their craft.
Great gift ideas: gift cards, skincare and gift baskets full of products that anyone would love to receive!
Our Suggestions: A gift basket with Eminence Organics skincare. As shown $150
Smash House Clothing
Smash House Clothing is one of our favourite boutiques to find stylish looks that are fun and flattering! With everything from jumpsuits to jackets you’ll definitely find something within your budget that’s a hit! Plus you can shop the mobile fashion truck for a one of a kind shopping experience!
What we love: The Textured Essentials Robe $132
The gift of beauty is always a hit! Especially when it’s from award winning makeup artist Orly Waldman, who has over 17 years of experience doing make up for film, bridal and the entertainment industry. She’s now launched her own exclusive makeup line that’s made in Canada and designed with moms in mind!
Our Suggestions: The Dazzling Eye and Lip Collections + Cheek Trick Cream Blush Prices vary
Lafia is a fashion forward Canadian jewellery brand, designed and manufactured with love in Canada. Each piece is handcrafted in 14k gold using the finest materials and state of the art technology. Luxurious collections span from classic to modern with new designs added throughout the year. Lafia’s pieces are perfect on their own with the sensuality of fine jewellery.
Our Suggestions: The Star Studs $350
Always On Board
Gifting experiences can be one of the best ways to show someone you care and what better way than to say it with the gift of charcuterie! Always On Board offers one of a kind charcuterie boards, boxes and grazing tables crafted with quality ingredients in Simcoe County. Their boards include tasty offerings and interesting pairing that make a night at home something to celebrate!
Our favourite: The small charcuterie board is perfect for 2! $85
Instagram: @_alwaysonboard_ l Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Always-On-Board-106906964520684
Craft chocolate makes a decadent and delicious gift during the holidays. Sourced from high-quality cacao beans and the best farms in the world, Hummingbird Chocolate is an artisan, bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker. With much care, they handcraft chocolate from their small workshop in Almonte, Ontario. Their chocolate is carefully made to bring the perfect balance of flavour, so that you can taste it in every bite.
Our pick: Handcrafted Salted Caramels $20.99
Canadian Toggle is a Canadian company manufacturing and designing products in Barrie, Ontario. From beard masks to men’s and women’s intimates, their products are created with quality materials and comfort in mind.
Our suggestion: His & Hers organic underwear. $75.99
Vetta Nordic Spa
Located in beautiful Horseshoe Valley, Vettä Nordic Spa offers an experience like no other. Whether you’re with friends in the social zone or enjoying solitude in the quiet zone, you will be surrounded with nature while taking care of your overall well-being.
Feel recharged as you move through an authentic, Finnish hydrotherapy cycle of heat, cold and relaxation. Indulge in a massage and be sure to treat your senses at our delicious Finnish-inspired restaurant or in-spa bistro. Opening December 2021.
Vintage Throne Barber Lounge
Treat the man in your life to a new look and some pampering at Vintage Throne Barber Lounge. Vintage Throne is a high end barber lounge for men offering professional men’s grooming services in their sophisticated and upscale space based in Barrie, Ontario.
Our suggestion: A gift card for a day of services. Prices vary
Great Bear Laser Products
Great Bear Laser Products creates precision laser – engraved products that make fantastic gifts for friends, family and coworkers. The family owned business is based in Barrie and has everything from customized cutting boards and butcher blocks to engraved tumblers and monogrammed metal wall art.
Our gift pick: BenShot Glasses starting at $25.99
Wabanaki Maple is an indigenous-owned, Canadian company that combines sweet and natural maple syrup with strong and flavourful spirits. They have several unique flavours including Barrel Aged Bourbon Maple Syrup, which is slowly aged in award winning Kentucky Bourbon barrels for a golden buttery taste that’s rich in flavour. These tasty syrups make a great gift for the foodie or chef in your life!
Our top choice: The Mini Bundle Set or Barrel Aged Maple Syrup in a Cedar Box. Starting at $33
It’s fair to say that hockey is one thing most Canadians are passionate about, so why not give it as a gift!? The Barrie Colts are back in action after last season’s hiatus and a pair of tickets makes a great gift idea for the hockey lover in your life!
Our tip: Swing by Park Place Barrie for a bit of shopping and a bite to eat before the game! Prices vary
For Kids + Teens
teemi baby designs and sells silicone bibs and feeding sets that are made to make life easier for parents by keeping the mess off the floor! With stylish colours and practical products, they make a great gift for parents and kids!
Our pick: The Forest and Sunny Days bib set + The Forest Bowl Set 26.99 + 19.99
As parents & designers, Coco Village is a brand with a mission to design stylish, affordable, high-quality products for cool families with happy children. From toys and furniture to apparel and gear, they offer something for every little one!
Our picks: Balance Bike or Learning Tower. Prices Vary
The TekyGo! Portal is a gaming console designed to stimulate learning and exercise through fun and interactive play. Ages 2 – 6. With TekyGo! children of all ages can turn their incredible energy into truly amazing empowerment, so they are ready to play today, and lead tomorrow!
Plus we love that the portal and sensor are compatible with any children’s indoor trampoline!
Our top choice: Junior Bouncer Bundle $314
Little Lief Creative
Give the gift of art this Christmas, as a gift that will last for years to come. Local designer and artist Leah, offers printables, prints and custom artwork for every style and budget.
We love her gallery wall sets, and Canadian ABC’s print (as pictured). Prices vary.
Apricotton makes bras specifically for tween, pre-teen, and teen girls that are adjustable to a girl’s body as she grows up! They aim to eliminate the awkwardness that many girls experience when purchasing their first bra, and design their undergarments to fit comfortably at all sizes.
Our choices: The Perfect Bra and Milk Tea Bra $32 each
The Little Things Picnics
Picnics are perfect for any occasion especially for Christmas, and The Little Things Picnics elevates them to a whole new level! From birthday sleepover parties to dinner parties and date nights, they offer setups that are sure to wow you and your kids! We especially love this idea for older, hard to buy for kids!
Our Favourite: The Christmas Themed Holiday Sleepover Party. Prices vary
The Rec Room
The Rec Room redefines the meaning of fun with over 32,000 sq. feet of great games, mouth-watering eats and amazing entertainment, all packed under one roof!
The Rec Room is the place to let go, be playful and experience something new and exciting. With Canadian-inspired cuisine, virtual reality, arcade games, live entertainment, and more, The Rec Room is the ultimate gathering place.
Our gift idea: A gift card for teens to enjoy a day of fun!
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