Shop Small – Gift Ideas from Small Businesses

December 1, 2021

Are you looking for gift ideas from small businesses? You’ve come to the right place! Every holiday season I make sure to get holiday gifts from some of tried, tested & true favorite small businesses (like The Heart!) and to find new small businesses to support.

To help you with your holiday shopping this year, I thought I’d provide a round-up list of some of my favorite small businesses by category. For my fellow Canadians, I’ll put a 🇨🇦 next to any business that’s Canadian, and even more local, for my fellow Vancouverities I’ll also add a __ to mark any small business based out of the Vancouver area 🙂

Gift Ideas from Small Businesses:

Home (Decor,  Gift Boxes, Art Prints, etc.):

Milk Jar:🇨🇦 Milk Jar is a Canadian candle company making candles that are clean burning coconut and soy based. This is a great gift idea since everyone loves candles, but these ones are free from harmful toxins. I’d recommend the Holly diffuser for a festive gift idea!

BeeKind:🇨🇦☂️ This Vancouver based company makes insanely gorgeous beeswax wraps (the eco-friendly kitchen must have!)

Oh Happy Dani: This BIPOC owned business creates the most beautiful art prints and stickers. They are inspiring, inclusive and have messages that matter. Anything from this company would make an amazing holiday gift!

Olive Creative Company: This company makes printed doormats and they are SO cute! They have a ton of great prints and can do custom ones. One of these doormats would make an especially great gift for a new home owner!

Estelle Colored Glass: This BIPOC female owned business makes the most beautiful handblown glass drinkware and cakestands – and they are so colorful! These would make an amazing gift for a wine lover or baker in your life.

Sam & Lance:🇨🇦 This company curates gift boxes, with all items being from female owned companies! They also focus on products that are ethically sourced and sustainably manufactured. There are gifts here for everyone on your list. My personal favorites are the Self Care & Growth box (pictured below) and the Zero Waste Starter bundle box.

sam and lance gift box gift ideas from small businesses

Beauty & Fashion:

Huha:🇨🇦☂️ Ladies, where have these been all of our lives?! Huha makes underwear that is comfortable and actually good for you, made with fabrics that promote feminine health. Grab a couple pair of these (there’s a cheeky and a thong style) and gift them to your girlfriends or your sisters. Bonus: Use code LLB15 for 15% off your order!

Mine & Yours:🇨🇦☂️  If you’re looking to splurge on someone this year with a designer gift, Mine & Yours is your go to small business. This Vancouver based designer consignment store is one of the best in Canada!

The Heart:🇨🇦☂️ The Heart in Cloverdale, BC is one of my favorite boutiques. The owner Annie is the sweetest human and she has great taste in clothes and accessories. If you’re looking to pick up some gifts for any of the women in your life (sisters, cousins, mom, friends) you need to check out The Heart! They have a great selection of gift ideas!

Ela Handbags:🇨🇦 This Canadian family owned business designs vegan leather handbags, and they are so chic! If you have a fashion lover on your gift list, especially one that’s vegan you need to check out these bags!

Smash + Tess:🇨🇦☂️ Comfort is key during the holiday season, so gift a love one of the best things they will ever wear – a smash + tess romper! I love their classic Sunday romper, but there are so many great ones you’re sure to find one for that cozy lover on your gift list.

WM Jewelry: This jewelry brand allows you to customize your pieces, while remaining affordable. Her designs are really pretty and she ships worldwide!

Food / Snacks:

Comeback Snacks:🇨🇦 Gourmet popcorn is always a good gift idea, but what’s cool about Comeback Snacks it is it’s origin story. The founder, Emily O’Brien, is a Canadian woman who started this company after being released from prison. You can read more about her story here. Comeback Snacks, when possible, provides employment to men and women with a criminal record to help them ‘make their comeback’. Gifting this popcorn to someone this season is as meaningful as it is delicious!

Mumgry:🇨🇦 Oh my gosh this is one of my favorite foods! Mumgry nut butters are plant-based, low in sugar, high in protein, iron and calcium. The chocolate peanut butter is out of this world, and makes a great gift! Also, Mumgry is a BIPOC company, started by an amazing woman!

Farmer’s Daughter’s Kitchen:🇨🇦☂️ Made here in Vancouver B.C., these are the most stunning deisgner cookies! I was introduced by this company when the owner reached out to me earlier this year. She offered to make custom cookies for my bridal shower and they were seriously the most beautiful things I have ever seen! Get some of these cookies for a loved one and you’re sure to be a gift-giving winner lol.

Nut & Fudge:🇨🇦 This company makes gourmet candy apples and they ship Canada wide. These are an easy (and delicious) holiday gift idea. Perfect for a teachers gift, hostess gift, etc!

Happy shopping everyone! Hope you found some gift ideas from small businesses that you love! If you’re like me you may do a little holiday shopping for yourself from this businesses haha!

This post has been sponsored in part by Huha and Sam & Lance. Thank you for supporting the brands that support LegalLee Blonde!

4 comments so far.

4 responses to “Shop Small – Gift Ideas from Small Businesses”

  1. Lovely says:

    Wonderful ideas! I like the sound of the self-care box.

  2. Danielle says:

    Oh my goodness, I adore everything!

    Danielle |

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