My long time Copious followers will know that this blog post is very personal. This Gift Guide not only features Under $30 Locally-Made Gifts, but these are actual gifts my Gran and I purchased last year for our family tradition of Table Gifts. 

For decades my Gran, now called GG since she is a Great Gran, kept up this special tradition. We would open gifts on Christmas like lots of families do, but as we moved to the dining room for dinner we would be pleasantly surprised with our Table Gifts, all wrapped and sitting in the centre of the table ready for us to open. It was the best surprise that we usually had forgotten about until the moment we sat down. 

As she got older, and our family got bigger it became harder for her to source all these gifts. At the time I was moving into the Locally-Made community and I loved the idea of finding unique and thoughtful Table Gifts for my family and to help keep this fun tradition alive for the next generation. Below are all the Locally-Made Table Gifts my Gran and I found for our family last year. Shopping local is harder, but this Under $30 Gift Guide will give you ideas and keep you on budget. 



the occurence puzzle, locally made gift

The Occurrence 

MY COUSIN loves a good puzzle, there is always one set up around the holidays. I was thrilled to discover not only a locally-made puzzle, but one that features road signs from our area. {$30}

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loon glass blow sun catcher

Fusion Art Glass 

MY GRANDMA has loons everywhere, there are paintings, silver trinkets and they are even on her sweaters. They are a staple in her house & our cottage, so this screamed my gran. {$20}

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bruce county nut and fudge candy apples

Nut & Fudge 

MY NIECES & NEPHEWS all got treated to one of my favourite sweet treats, the famous Nut & Fudge gourmet caramel apples. They come in lots of exciting flavours and make amazing gifts this holiday season. {$15}

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holiday wooden sign, griswold family christmas

KT Inspired Home 

MY SISTER loves Christmas decorations & Christmas Vacation is her all time fav holiday movie! This sign was a huge hit & still keeps us laughing. {$23} 

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Splendid Bastard Maple Beard Oil, locally made

Splendid Bastard 

MY BROTHER IN LAW has been getting into beard oil, so when I saw one that also referenced a favourite line from Wedding Crashers, it was a no brainer. {$25}

Get 10% off when you use code COPIOUS10

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mansoap beer flavoured, locally made

ManSoap Company

MY BEAU has been wanting to be more natural with his self care products. This is beer cold processed soap! {$7}

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handmade beeswax candles

The Wax Studio

MY AUNT works super hard, so I love to treat her to a present that is relaxing. These beeswax candles smell incredible and are all natural. {$12}

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faux fur poms for hats

Ginger Snap Handmade Co.

MY MOM was definitely dropping hints that she needed an extra cute pom pom to accessorize her hat & this shop has so many colour options! {$6}

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mary macleod's handmade short bread cookies

Mary Macleod's Shortbread

MY GRANDPA loves a good cookie, especially after lunch. These were such a treat for him because my grans shortbread is a favourite of his. {$12} 

Enjoy $10 off your next Mary Macleod's Shortbread purchase of $40 or more with the promo code WELCOMETOMMS

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spice up your life, food crayon

Food Crayon

MY COUSIN is always cooking for us, and I was very excited to find this unique gift. It comes in lots of yummy flavours to help enhance and bring a playfulness to your cooking. {$18}

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Happy shopping, and don't forget to keep it local! When you shop local you are not just supporting a maker and their dream, you are giving a gift that is unique, made with love and meant to spread joy.

Don't stress if you are getting a late start to your shopping, you can still keep it local by shopping at a store that focuses on selling Locally-Made products. You can find a shop in your area at in my Local Shop Guides.
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Written by Carissa McCaig

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