The made local movement is stronger than ever, but as we get closer to Christmas there is that tendency to hop over to Amazon or a Big Box Store to shop somewhere that can provide faster service. Don’t feel bad, we all do it, even me! But this year I have made a point of stopping myself and seeking out somewhere local to buy a gift and I figured you might need help with that too.
This is the last week to shop before Christmas and I have A LOT of shops to help you out. No matter where you are in Ontario, there are a lot of shops to help you keep supporting local leading up to the Holidays.
Wick Witch Candles - Small Batch Apothecary

Flock/Workshop – Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Paper Goods
Maker House Co. - Local, Handmade Furniture, homewares & gifts, know the story of your stuff, meet the makers and craft change with each sale.
Boogie & Birdie - Creature Comforts for your home and life, locally and Canadian Made.
Two Raptors Designs Co. – a humble little Canadian gifting company, for all the little (and big) moments.
cheerfully made shop, almonte, flock boutique, ottawa
Cheerfully Made – Home & Living, Bath & Body, Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Paper Goods
Doree’s Habit - Clothing and Accessories for Men and Women
Zest - One stop shop for unique accessories, cards, gifts & home décor

Markets by Day Dream - A group of artisans all under one roof. They even have boxes for everyone in your life, all filled with items made locally.
Petit Nordique Boutique - Mama Operated, ethically made, high quality baby/kids clothing and accessories.
shopping local @ local boutiques
Easy Tiger – Apothecary, Art & Posters, Clothing & Accessories, Food & Drink, Homeware, Jewelry, Kids & Toys, Paper Goods, Publications, Smoking Accessories
Coal Miner’s Daughter - Clothing, Jewelry, Stationary, Knitwear
Labour of Love - Tea, Kitchen Bar, Gifts, Wellness, Beauty, Jewellery, Slow Fashion & Greeting Cards
Erietta Boutique - Clothing & Accessories Made in Canada
Scout - Intentional + thoughtful cards & gifts sourced with love.
Lulu & Lavigne Home Studio - A Collection of new and vintage décor lifestyle products and gifts
Studio205- Locally Made Gifts 


Copper and Twine Artisan Boutique - Fashion, Bath and Body, Eco Conscious Products, Jewellery, Candles and Home 


Bella and Coop - Clothing, Home Décor, Gifts and Cards
 labour of love boutique & easy tiger, shop in Toronto
Dove and Arrow - A lifestyle shop featuring clothing, home décor and unique local goods.
The Lovely Co. - Apparel, Accessories & gifts all locally made. 
Gilded Cage Boutique - Help change the world by supporting ethically made, sustainable, luxurious fashion
Rug and Weave - Rugs, Pillow, Furniture, Décor, Kids, Gifts & More!

The Sharing Squirrel - New and nearly new Clothing, Toys and Gear for babies, tots and moms to be 


One and Only - Unique and handmade products from over 100 Canadian Artisans. 


Black & Smith - Fine craft gallery featuring Canadian art and pottery.


Craft Art Market - Kitchen, Jewellery, Home and a Café Espresso Bar

 shop local, locally shop black and smith

Coriander - Clothing & Accessories 
Homme Femme - men’s + women’s fashion lifestyle store

The Georgian Artisan Shop - Canadian Made Gifts from ceramics, jewelry, stationary, art & more


The Tiny Art Shack - Accessories, Gifts and Holiday Décor, all Canadian Made.


The Kawartha Store - Women’s and Men’s Clothing + Gifts, with their focus being Canadian Made 


Up River Trading Co. – Cottage Country inspired Gifts & Accessories


Stitch & Stone - Clothing, Accessories, Home Décor, Bath & Body

coraiander shop in collingwood, the georgian trading company, shop local HALIFAX

Duly Noted Stationary - Candles, Puzzles, Embroidery, Wall Art and Cards. They will even mail one for you!

Even though we are coming up on Christmas and we are needing our gifts ASAP, we can still shop and support local. All of these places carry locally made items and you will be supporting someone within your community. Plus there are even more Local Shops in Part 2.

Written by Carissa McCaig

Find similar articles

Local Shop Guide


Fabdivine is an absolute gem! From their exquisite designs to the impeccable quality of their products, every purchase feels like a luxurious treat. The attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction truly set them apart. I’m a loyal customer for life!

holly kuhn on May 02, 2024

Leave a comment

More stories

FEMME STORIES | Edition 13 | Sara

The Femme Stories is a blog series celebrating the makers who inspire and empower their community, and continue to gift us with their creativity, t...

FEMME STORIES | Edition 14 | Hattie

The Femme Stories is a blog series celebrating the makers and small business owners who inspire and empower their community, and continue to gift u...