This is the 5th edition of the Under $30 Gift Guide & if you are new here, this post features all the gifts that my family received last year for their table gifts. What are table gifts you ask? It is this amazing tradition that my Gran started 34 years ago, where she bought small gifts for everyone, which were wrapped and put on the dinner table. My family loves that moment, right before dinner, when we all remember we have our table gifts to open.

Five years ago, my Gran asked if I could start finding gifts as it was getting harder for her to do the shopping. It is an honour to help carry on this tradition and I adore showing her the gifts before they get wrapped and placed on our table. 

Jump start your holiday shopping by browsing the Under $30 Gift Guide.


radical roots seed bomb

Radical Roots

MY COUSINS WIFE has the most gorgeous garden, she is a true green thumb. Radical Roots makes nutrient-packed balls of clay with native Canadian wildflower seeds. These flowers have been picked specifically for their benefit to the natural world and their aesthetic looks. Creating a beautiful garden in the palm of your hands. 

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golf gift certificate

Golf Gift Certificate

MY COUSIN, BROTHER IN LAW & BEAU love golfing together. This year I decided to get them a gift certificate {for nine holes} from their favourite local golf course. Our new family tradition is gifting experiences and moments together! 

Head to your local indoor or outdoor golf course to gift a certificate and support local.

lovefresh hand creme


MY MOM is so hard working and with her job as a nurse, her hands are looking for some nourishment at the end of a shift. Lovefresh makes this gorgeous heavy-duty hand cream, that is enriched with avocado oil and shea butter, perfect for parched hands.

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beeswax food wrappers

Made By Bees

MY AUNT is always looking for ways to be more eco-conscious. Last year I was gifted a pack beeswax food wrappers and it has stopped me using plastic wrap. This variety pack is perfect for newbies to these + they keep your food looking and tasting fresh. Seal your food sweetly and sustainably.  

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patches for jean jackets

Cry Wolf

MY NEPHEWS both got jean jackets for their birthdays and they love adorning them with pins and patches, to help express their personalities. Patch yourself in and join the wolf pack with lots of adorable patch options.  

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homemade cookies

Aunt Beth's

MY GRANDPA loves a cookie in the afternoon, we always make sure he is stocked up with a sweet treat. Aunt Beth's puts an added spin on her cookies by cooking with whiskey! Being a rye man, I opted for the Canadian Club Rye and Ginger Cookies, these gems are packed with tons of fresh ginger then complimented with Canadian Club 100% Rye. An absolute fav! 

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newfoundland sea salt company

Newfoundland Salt Company

MY COUSIN is an incredible cook, he loves expressing his love and friendship through food. The smell of this salt is incredible, flavoured from the flower buds that are picked from alder trees and then combined with their regular sea salt. This finishing salt has floral, earthy notes and hints of citrus. Perfect for that foodie in your life! 

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custom photo mug

Praire Printing Co.

MY SISTER had the funniest photos of my nieces and nephew and with some fun editing I was able to make a cute custom collage for her. I knew I wanted it on a mug, but also wanted it printed locally, that is when I found this custom print company. They have lots of custom options, but their process was quick, easy and had fast shipping! 

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upcycled cheetos bag, accessory bag

Funk Your Junk

MY NIECES adore Cheetos, I mean did you see their Halloween Costumes? When I saw this adorable upcycled accessory bag, featuring their favourite snack, I knew they would cherish storing their treasures in them. This company features all kinds of snack bags turned into real bags, literally funking up your junk! 

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Written by Carissa McCaig

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