2020 Gift Guide

The leaves are changing and the days are getting shorter. Everything is pumpkin spiced and before you know it, the airwaves will be filled with holiday music. With the holidays fast approaching, it's the perfect time to start holiday shopping for your loved ones - and what better way than with goodies that are beautiful, locally made in BC and Ontario, and from brands run by some pretty awesome women.

For those magpies in your life

We had to, of course, start with a round up of some of our favourite local jewellery brands.

Forged & Co (Vancouver)

Dainty, minimalist, timeless - these designs are tried and true, handcrafted with care and ready to add a little sparkle to any outfit. Stack a set of rings up for extra wow factor or keep it simple with just your favourite style. Have something special in mind? Get in touch to bring your vision to life with a custom piece.

Mai Lin Jewelry (Toronto)

The perfect friendship bracelet, reminder bracelet, just-because-you-love-it bracelet, Mai Lin Jewelry features a wide assortment of gorgeous bracelets with sweet little message cards to help personalize your gift. Not only are these dainty little creations beautiful, they also make incredibly versatile gifts (not sure about your Secret Santa's ring size? No problem).

Slow Day Studios (Toronto)

For bold colours and bright accessories, check out Slow Day Studios. Their beautiful earrings are handmade out of polymer clay and are often seasonal (the spooky Halloween creations were incredibly detailed, and the holiday sets are sure to be show stoppers!) What makes shopping with Slow Day Studios even better? 10% of all sales are donated to local mental health initiatives.

For the plant and tea lovers out there

Vases, mugs, and ceramics galore - we've got you covered when it comes to fantastic pottery

g ceramic and co. (Vancouver)

There's something special about hand crafted mugs. They feel comforting and special, making your early morning coffee that much more enjoyable, or tea before bed just a little more relaxing. g ceramic and co. features a number of gorgeous, Pacific-inspired ceramic pieces, from mugs and tumblers to fruit bowls and vases. Looking for something to do together? Why not sign up for a pottery class and get your hands dirty!

For those who love to surround themselves with beauty

Prints to make your house a home

Grace Cho @yoooookyung (Vancouver)

Specializing in dreamy illustrations, Grace Cho's prints are stunning. Her use of bright colours, fine details, and surreal subjects makes for an eye-catching addition to any space. Printed on thick, luxurious paper, these prints are a great addition for anyone looking to start, or add, to their art collection. Inquire directly through her instagram page about any of the beautiful designs featured.

There are so many ways to share your love this season with those you care about - most importantly during these (sure to be unusual) holidays, remember to tell the ones you love just how much you care.

Virtual hugs to all,

Ilana (@forgedandco)

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