With the Holidays quickly approaching, many of us are looking to purchase gifts for loved ones. I wanted to put together a mini gift guide with the goal of highlighting and supporting local businesses.
This guide is divided into sections, so you can scroll to the section that is of most interest to you for an easier way to browse this catalogue.
FOR THE FOODIE
An assortment of delicious custom made goodies ranging from cakes, donuts, cake hearts, cookies, and cupcakes. This holiday season, they are offering Holiday Boxes which offers a choice of 1) a box of 8 assorted holiday flavoured cookies, 2) Hot Cocoa Hearts, made with fine Belgium chocolate, 3) An Assorted Box which includes 2 Sugar cookies, 1 Hot Cocoa Heart, 2 white/dark chocolate covered Oreos, 2 brown Buttercream Gingerbread Cupcakes. YUM! Make sure to get your orders in 2 weeks in advance!
A customized juice order for individual needs! Bella Juice offers 100% vegan, 100% organic, 0 preservatives and 0 added sugar freshly made to order juices. She offers a large variety of flavours and is constantly updating her menu. Delivery is free within Toronto and you only need to order 2-3 days in advance. A juice lovers heaven!
A Foodies dream come true! An assortment of custom Charcuterie & Brunch platters, boxes and tables. They offer a range of platters that could feed from 4-20 people, with the option to do an add-on to your boxes. Their menu is so extensive, I am confident that you will find one that will WOW your loved ones! Make sure to place your orders 48 hours in advance.
Handmade specialty cookies baked + boxed by the dozen. These delicious goodies are freshly baked and out of the oven and would make any cookie lover so happy! Not to mention, they have an unbelievable variety to choose from (i.e., Marshmellow M&M, Birthday Cake Oreo, Candy Cane Hot Cocoa, Salted Caramel Espresso, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Nutella Ferrero, and many, many more). Make sure to put your orders in 2 weeks in advance!
FOR THE FASHIONISTA
A City Girls Playground. All her pieces are handcrafted, with the mission to produce quality, trendy, lux packaging and top tier pieces. Summer Sarah Boutique was created to become the uniform brand for the IT girl, and you will surely find some gorgeous pieces in this boutique store. PS. They ship worldwide and free across Canada! Order now.
Personally I am a huge fan of scrunchies, I feel like no girl will ever have too many. Sunday Scrunchy offers high grade, hand made scrunchies that are made from hand made environmental friendly materials to fit your everyday lifestyle. They also offer a wide variety of designs, prints, and collections. Check them out for a gift that will bring a loved one comfort and joy!
FOR THE BEAUTY ENTHUSIAST
Not only do we currently offer gift cards for hair and makeup services, but we are also helping ladies hone in on their makeup skills at home. Plan a fun girls day for you and your best friend, or gift the gift of makeup lessons to a loved one. These can be virtual or in person. Email us now to find out more!
If you know someone who is all about skincare, they will love this gift! Dermatech offers an at home Microdermasion kit that acts like a pore vacuum. It is gentle on the skin, and helps clear away dead skin cells while promoting the growth of new healthy skin cells. For the spa lovers, this is a great gift to bring the spa treatment right to their homes.
Cloth In A Box offers makeup removal accessories that transforms the routine of cleansing and cleaning the skin into a moment of absolute pleasure and relaxation. All of their products offer innovative solutions that women can count on to make the important stage of life a pleasant and easy time. These cloths are effective, reusable, and gentle on the skin. It is like a spa treatment, but at home!
A store front that not only covers all your beauty services ranging from hair, makeup, skin, brows and waxing, but they also retail high quality products that you can trust will get the job done. Head over to this cute boutique and the staff there will be more than happy to give you advice on products that will best suit your beauty needs. They also offer gift cards, which is the perfect gift for any beauty enthusiast!
A boutique clinic that has top notch aestheticians who are passionate about their work and clients. They offer a variety of services ranging from manis, pedis, laser hair removal, spray tans, waxing, facials, lash lifts, teeth whitening, brow tints, microdermabrasion, and much more. What I love most about this salon is their attention to detail and their dedication to keeping everything sanitary. With their expertise and their large variety of offerings, a gift with Natural Touch Aesthetics seems like a no brainer!
If you're in the Niagara Region, I am more than confident that you already know who Shinae is. A talented hair and makeup artist who is passionate about her clients and making sure they leave each appointment in love with their hair and/or makeup. Grab a gift certificate from Shinae today, your loved will be more than thrilled to have Shinae glam them for their next event!
Calling on all the lash lovers, Flutter Lash offers beautiful lash extensions in the Durham Region. She takes direct bookings through her Instagram link or click on the company name above, which will link out to her booking link. She also just launched her very first luxury strip lash mink collection. Reach out to her on Instagram to place your orders now! Free delivery is available within the GTA. She also ships Canada wide for a small cost.
An organic and natural skincare line that is currently offering customers customized gift boxes and baskets. You can trust that all the products are made with only the highest quality organic and natural ingredients perfect for sensitive skin, and a great choice for those seeking eco-friendly beauty products that don't compromise on performance. They offer a range of products such as face masks, toners, moisturizers, exfoliants, soap bars, and more. For any skin care junkie, this would be the perfect gift!
A best friend duo with a passion for skin. With over 12 years of experience as medical aestheticians, your face is going to love them! These boss babes will work with you to create treatments that is unique to your lifestyle and what you are looking for. With a passion for beautiful skin, these ladies are always learning about the newest trends with the world's leading doctors and dermatologists in order to make the best recommendation for you! Give the gift of beautiful skin to your loved ones, this is a gift that anyone will love.
FOR THE HEALTH & WELLNESS CHICA
Looking for long lasting, sustainable clothing? Namestics provides mindfully made clothing which is ethically made and does not create unnecessary strain on the environment. They offer a wide range of yoga and loungewear in different colours and designs. They continuously strive for excellence whether it is through the clothing or sustainable fabric.
FOR THE JEWELRY ADDICT
Athena Guardian Golds
A newly launched jewelry line that represents wisdom, power and protection for the modern gods and goddesses in all of us. They offer a variety of necklaces, earrings, rings, evil eyes and gold to protect you and your loved ones. Gift the gift of power and protection today!
A personal favourite of mine. A brand which features high quality products, stunning designs, and the finest quality materials, Lisa Gozlan offers jewelry that can be worn everyday to elevate any outfit. With all of her jewelry, you can mix, layer and wear them everyday!
FOR THE SPIRITUAL GAL
Certified Life Coach and Mental Health Advocate, Valerie is sharing her talents with the world. Valerie offers Tarot Readings through video calls. She works with a combination of her intuition and energy to help you find answers and offer you clarity to situations that are confusing or conflicting to you. Questions about past, present and future are all valid. She offers both 30 or 60 minute in depth readings for you to choose from. Click on her name above to book your readings now!
FOR THE LADIES WHO LOVE HOME IMPROVEMENT
A collection of little treasures and handmade goods found in Arabia to live with you. They offer a number Arabian goods such as baskets made from Arabian dry palm tree leaves, hand made evil eye face mask holders, and handcrafted wooden nestle box. Something cute and unique for the ladies who love unique pieces for their home!
If you know someone who loves organization, this gift is certainly one that they will love. Their goal is to provide individuals more efficient and organized lifestyle while creating beautiful spaces that are easily maintained. They'll end up saving you time and money by getting your space organized!
Still not sure what to get? Blushing Bean Designs offers a wide range of personalized gift and decor for any and everyone. They offer a wide range of items such as makeup bags, Christmas ornaments, glass champagne flute, travel jewelry case, place cards that you can all personalized to your likings.