10 Canadian, femme-founded small businesses to support over the holidays
If you’re planning on gift-giving for the holidays this year, we would love to encourage you to SHOP LOCAL small businesses! That’s why we’ve joined forces with 9 other small, Canadian, femme-founded businesses to bring you a gift guide that will have you crossing off your holiday shopping list in no time.
Locally-made products that are crafted with care ALWAYS make the best gifts! 🎁 We know it takes a lot of work to research and find small businesses that have high quality products and even higher values. Rest assured that all the businesses we’ve partnered with have a focus on quality products, pay fair wages, and make sustainability a priority in their production processes. As if that wasn’t enough, every single brand included in this gift guide is also femme-founded! 🎉
Before we jump into this INCREDIBLE Holiday Gift Guide, we are running a giveaway on Instagram—have you entered yet?! Click here to enter the giveaway for a chance to WIN $1000 in prizes from all the brands on this gift guide.
We have special discount codes from EVERY small business in this blog post. Read through for each brand’s special offers, using the code “SHOPLOCALGG” across ALL their websites. This code lasts from December 2 to December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Now, let’s dive into these incredible brands!
Pictured: Mindful Rose Gold and Brown timepiece
BERG+BETTS crafts every watch out of surplus leather off cuts that would otherwise go to waste. They create sophisticated timepieces that are truly timeless and can be worn every day! All their watches are designed and assembled in Canada. Get 15% off BERG+BETTS sitewide with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Pictured: Tessa Mustard Resin Earrings (L) and gold tassel earrings (R)
Lateisha started her namesake jewelry line with the intention of creating collections that enhance a woman’s inner beauty. Each and every piece is made by Lateisha in her home studio in Calgary, Alberta. Get 20% off Tish Jewelry sitewide with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Pictured: The Cardi Coat
Buttercream Clothing designs ultra soft styles with a focus on comfort and ethical production. This is fashion that you can feel good about purchasing, and feel just as good about wearing! Every piece is available in sizes XS-3X and made from scratch in Calgary, Alberta. Get 20% off Buttercream Clothing sitewide with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Pictured: the Cami dolman sleeve top
Hey! It's us! Miik offers buttery soft workwear and lounge styles with eco-luxe fabrics and a focus on timeless design. Every piece has the look of luxury, but the feeling of PJs! We make clothes that are built to last. And the best part? It's all ethically produced within 50km of our head office and warehouse in Toronto, Ontario. Get 15% off regular priced items at Miik with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15 at midnight PST.
Pictured: Organic Cotton Reversible Bralette
Azura Bay is a small shop based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a curated collection of cute, comfy and conscious lingerie, PJs, and loungewear from ethical brands. They source suppliers that use eco fabrics and ethical production processes. Founder Ashley selects every piece in the store herself! Get 10% off all regular priced items at Azura Bay with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Pictured: Lace nursing bra (L) and Eyelash face mask (R)
Mayana Geneviere is based in Toronto, Ontario. They create lingerie for real life, including beautiful nursing bras that you can wear before, during and after breastfeeding! They use eco-friendly processes and have inclusive sizing. Recently with COVID-19, they have also started designing one-of-a-kind lace face masks that are both functional and beautiful! Get free shipping on your Mayana Geneviere order with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Pictured: Lavender Care Package
Cocoon Apothecary is a botanical skin care company based in Kitchener, Ontario. They make skin and body care products that are as good for your skin as they are for the Earth. All their products come in refillable glass containers and they have a bottle return program, where they are able to collect hundreds of bottles a month, sanitize and reuse them! Get 20% off sitewide at Cocoon Apothecary with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Pictured: Me Kit - Mini Essentials Self-care Kit
Toronto-based Denise Williams founded Matter Company, a luxe range of all-natural skincare products, in 1996. Matter Company embraces a holistic approach to personal care, recognizing the relationship between our natural environment and our physical and emotional well being. Their slogan is, "the ingredients are the product.” Get 15% off sitewide at Matter Company with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Pictured: Face Love Bundle
Two Sisters Naturals handcrafts natural skin, bath, and home care products using plant based ingredients you can read, understand and trust. The business is founded, owned and operated by East Coast born and raised sisters Crystal Mills and Jillian Anderson. All ingredients used in their products are 100% plant-based and packaged sustainably. Get a surprise gift with purchase at Two Sisters Naturals with the code SHOPLOCALGG. Expires December 15, 2020 at midnight PST.
Pictured: Winter wonderland candle
Seventh & Oak makes hand poured, natural soy and coconut wax candles that are smooth, creamy and burn evenly. Founder Annabel started her company from a need for quality, eco-friendly candles that smelled great but were not overbearing. Annabel has sold out of her collection since joining this collaboration! Follow her at @seventhandoak on Instagram for updates on her next candle restock.