Whether they’re made in Canada, designed by Canadians, or simply conjure up that classic Canadiana vibe, these gifts are the greatest the Great White North has to offer this holiday.
Photo: Vintage Map Co.
For the geography buff
You don’t have to be into vintage cartography to appreciate the charms of artisan Helen Hawketts’ map pillows. Handmade in her Toronto studio, each design pays homage to an historic map of a Canadian locale, screen-printed onto a linen-cotton pillowcase filled with a cushy 100 per cent down insert. Find the map that matches the home base of everyone on your gift-giving list, and you can check them all off in one fell swoop!
Georgian Bay vintage map pillow, $70, Vintage Map Co.
For the savvy accessorizer
Essentially two toques for the price of one, this made-in-Canada marvel is a true quick change artist. In a snap, you can swap out the luxe-looking faux fur pom for one in casual, creamy wool. Topping!
Aspen knit toque, $90, Tilley.
Photo: One of a Kind Show
For the natural beauty
Activated charcoal is the must-have beauty ingredient of the moment, and you’ll find it (along with seaweed, shea butter and beautifully fragrant rose clay) in “Pretty in Pink”—one of an eminently giftable range of handmade soaps from British Columbia-based Sealuxe.
Sealuxe soaps, $8 each, One of a Kind Show.