Honestly I am not a big Valentine's Day person, BUT I am all about celebrating
my gal's any chance I can. So I put together my top 5 LOCALLY made gifts to give the ladies in your life this Galentine's Day.
1. I love getting a great book as a gift, my BFF sends me books and it always makes my day. My Life on the Road
by Gloria Steinem & DisruptHER
by Miki Agrawal are two empowering reads that I recommend for the feminist in your life.
Here are some local book shops you could support.
2. Night Moves Atelier
is a great option for that unique woman in your life, her jewelry is bold, colourful and unlike anything I have seen before. Each piece is like wearable art and has a great vintage aesthetic, you will definitely stand out when wearing this jewelry.
3. The Femme Sweater
is my newest edition to the Copious family and with this sweater, you can wear your love of woman and all we have accomplished with pride. Each sweater is hand stitched with 3 women's names on it and you can learn more about their amazing work in the world at The Femme Blog Post.
This is an extra special piece because with each sweater purchased a $5 donation is made to the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.
4. I can't say enough amazing things about Alicja Confections
, the chocolate is AMAZING and there are so many UNIQUE flavour options and on top of all that it comes in this GORGEOUS packaging. I can never throw her boxes away, so I always buy two that go together and frame them once the chocolate is gone!
5. T-shirts and Sweaters are having a huge fashion moment right now and I LOVE it, because it's what I live in. LINE Original
is a great gift option because Alex's designs have a dark witchy vibe, for that gal in your life who's soul is black.
I have never been a big Valentine's Day girl, but this season I am particularly loving what some of my favourite local brands have been creating. So this February 14, get your BFF (and maybe yourself) ready for a great 2018 by supporting these great local brands!
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It's that time of year when most people flock to the malls to get all their holiday shopping done, but if we are being honest, most of us don't really enjoy it. We are rushing through our list, buying items that aren't made well or unique and giving our hard earned money away to someone who doesn't deserve it.
Four years ago I slowly started buying more of my gifts from local artists and each year I spent less time at the mall and last year I challenged myself to buy all my gifts from local shops or artist and it was so rewarding watching my family open up gifts they were truly in love with cause of their uniqueness.
These are my favourite Top 10 that I have asked for (or might be giving;) ) this Christmas!
If you are Toronto based a great place to check out some of the vendors on my list is the One of a Kind Show
, Nov. 23- Dec. 3. Come visit me at Booth P49.