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Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love}

Top Local Gifting Ideas 2019
Top Local Gifting Ideas 2019

Looking for the perfect gift for the holiday season? This year, we’ve asked local businesses to share a little bit about themselves and their top gifted products. Check out the list below for some fantastic gifting ideas!


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - BATHISSERIE

Bath Bombs by BATHISSERIE

1. What do you do? 

I make the best bath and body products.

2. What is your top gifted item?

Bath bombs, followed by my body butter scrubs.

3. Who is it ideal for?

That’s the beauty of my creations – they’re for anybody who needs some TLC. Perfect for a self care session in the bathtub or in the shower. A much needed break after a long day at the office or running around with the kids.

4. What makes it a great gift?

Giving the gift of relaxation it’s a very unique experience! It really shows you care about the other person’s well-being. Let your senses bring you back into joy. A scent can calm you or energize, besides the fact of feeling very luxurious while caring for your precious skin.


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - Diesel Clay

Mug Membership by Diesel Clay

1. What do you do? 

I design and make sophisticated yet approachable pottery.

2. What is your top gifted item?

A great gift this season from Diesel Clay is a Mug Membership, offered in 2, 4 or 6 month options.

3. Who is it ideal for?

A mug membership is an ideal gift for coffee, tea or pottery enthusiasts who are interested in building an eclectic mug collection that is unique to them.

4. What makes it a great gift?

It’s a great gift because you get a different mug each month, including some exclusive designs and some popular favourites.


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - Hop & Flop

Congrats on your Precious lil’ Perogy Card by Hop & Flop

1. What do you do? 

Hop & Flop is a design and illustration studio that focuses on bringing to life our illustrations in paper goods, artwork, prints and various accessories. It’s what we call a cabinet of curiosity because each illustration has their own characteristics and is meant to bring joy to people’s lives in various formats. 

2. What is your top gifted item?

It seems from our baby greeting card collection, the “Congrats on your Precious lil’ Perogy” is a huge hit.

3. Who is it ideal for?

It’s the perfect card for new moms or dads, especially for those that connect with the Ukrainian heritage of perogies.

4. What makes it a great gift?

I think when people are finding gifts for expectant moms or dads, the greeting card is what ties the whole gift together. It’s where you put your personal thoughts down when you want to cherish the special moment. Plus it’s a greeting card with a real cultural connection.


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - Lamb's Soapworks

Coconut Milk Bath Soak with Rosewood & Vanilla by Lamb’s Soapworks

1. What do you do? 

My name is Lara Lamb. I am the founder, owner, and creator at Lamb’s Soapworks, a southern Alberta based business whose mission is to provide the best hand-crafted artisan soaps and natural bath and body products with a commitment to cruelty free products, the environment, and giving back within our community.

2. What is your top gifted item?

Our top gifted item is the Coconut Milk Bath Soak with Rosewood & Vanilla

3. Who is it ideal for?

Ideal for anyone who loves a bit of self-care time in the tub. This soak is the perfect little bit of luxurious indulgence after a hard day. 

4. What makes it a great gift?

It’s the ideal gift from a friend or loved one who knows you deserve a little bit of “me time” and don’t always have the chance to take it. 


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - Lia & Brie

Greeting Cards by Lia & Brie Quilled Arts

1. What do you do? 

I create handmade greeting cards and art using the ancient art form called quilling or paper filigree.

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs. 

My paper quilled art works can be framed as a keepsake to be treasured forever.

2. What is your top gifted item?  

Greeting cards

3. Who is it ideal for?

Everyone who loves unique twist on everyday items

4. What makes it a great gift?

My creations can be framed and kept as keepsakes. Or hung up on the wall. 


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - ReWorks Upcycle Shop

Beeswax Food Covers at ReWorks Upcycle Shop

1. What do you do? 

My name is Solita and I am an eco-retailer. I sell local made recycled, upcycled, eco-friendly and zero-waste gifts and more in my shop conveniently located in Victoria Park

2. What is your top gifted item?  

Beeswax Food Covers

3. Who is it ideal for?

Ideal for anyone trying to reduce waste. These handy bowl covers eliminate the need for plastic wrap. 

4. What makes it a great gift?

Bowl covers make great gifts for aspiring chefs, bakers or event party hosts.


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - Serrano Studios

Round Tree of Life Crib Board by Serrano Studios

1. What do you do? 

I am a maker of wooden board games

2. What is your top gifted item?  

My most popular item is the round crib board with the tree of life carved into it.

3. Who is it ideal for?

It is ideal for anyone who enjoys the real life interaction of several people gathered to play a game.

4. What makes it a great gift?

What makes it a great gift is that it is a visually appealing and distinctly handmade product that looks great even when not in use.


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - Tearrific

Bags of Loose Leaf Tea by Tearrific

1. What do you do? 

I’m Sam and I create loose leaf tea blends with no artificial ingredients!

2. What is your top gifted item?  

Our advent calendar is number one but closer to Christmas it is usually bags of loose leaf tea. They are a great size for stocking stuffers.

3. Who is it ideal for?

Anyone who loves tea!

4. What makes it a great gift?

Most of our teas are around $10, so they’re good as small gifts for friends or colleagues when you’re on a budget. They’re perfectly paired with a mug or a cute tea infuser. They also make a great addition to a gift basket.


Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - Wire Expressions

Personalized Ornament Hooks by Wire Expressions

1. What do you do? 

I am a Wire Work Artisan. I make sterling silver jewellery, and unique gift items with wire and I specialize in wire writing.

2.    What is your top gifted item?

Personalized Ornament Hooks. They have a hook on both ends so you can hang a regular ornament from the bottom of it and hang it on your tree.

3.    Who is it ideal for?

Anyone who has a name! But…they are especially great for people with uncommon names, or for marking special occasions like a wedding or the birth of a baby.

4.    What makes it a great gift?

  1. They are unique
  2. They take up almost no room in a suitcase for anyone who has to travel or they can be mailed away in an envelope (who doesn’t love cheap postage!)
  3. It’s the kind of gift you don’t have to wonder if they are using. Every year, it will come out at Christmas and get hung on their tree. (and if they really love it, they just might hang it in their window or somewhere like that)

Top Local Gifting Ideas of 2019 {Made Local with Love} - YYC Beeswax

Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps by YYC Beeswax

1. What do you do? 

We mind your beeswax! We specialize in creating beautiful products made from and inspired by nature and bees.

2.    What is your top gifted item?

Reusable beeswax food wraps

3.    Who is it ideal for?

Anyone looking for an eco-friendly way to reduce single use plastics in daily life.

4.    What makes it a great gift?

Food wraps make excellent gifts because they are extremely versatile – they make great hostess gifts, as part of a gift, a gift on their own, and as stocking stuffers to name a few. They are also something not everyone will buy for themselves. Food wraps also have a long history of use going all the way back to the Vikings, who would use a version made with hemp cloth and beeswax for their food storage.