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A perfect bottle for travel, this collapses down from 9 to 5 inches and weighs just under 200 grams. It comes in black, blue or grey and the lid can be laser engraved. A handy carabiner makes it easy to attach to a backpack or belt.
Krupnik from Wayward Distillery is a Polish honey spirit with notes of toasted honey, cinnamon, raw vanilla and citrus peel—and the perfect addition to sparkling cider, chai tea and more. Wayward also donates 1% of spirit sales for the protection and promotion of bees and pollinators. From $30 a bottle.
In partnership with First Nations owned and operated Birch Bark Coffee Company, Reconciliation Blend honours the spirit of Orange Shirt Day on September 30. Proceeds of the sale of this coffee will be donated to the Downie Wenjack Fund. This fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
The time-consuming task of transcribing those great ideas you had at 3:30 in the morning is a thing of the past with the Moleskine Dropbox Smart Notebook. Lift handwritten notes and sketches from the page to your Dropbox account, adding a new depth and dimension to both individual and group projects.
Onsite gifting at events is a known morale booster and memory maker. Maui Jim Sunglasses has aimed to capture those sentiments for those who cannot attend in person in its new Virtual Gifting Experience. Using the Unwrapit platform, it’s personalized to each guest and branded with the host company throughout. You can select from a collection of styles and price points.
The perfect companion for springtime hikes, the Renew sling bag is made from recycled fabric materials with a modern, sleek design. With a front zippered pocket and dual zippered main compartment, there’s lots of room for water bottles and trail snacks! From $33
Weekend socks just levelled up with these personalized Cozy Socks. Fuzzy and soft, they can be colour-matched and woven with your logo—and guaranteed they’ll be the first thing they reach for when it’s time for a Netflix marathon (might we suggest a revisit of The Mindy Project?). From $18.
Equally at home in a cozy living room and around the campfire, stylish and rugged Wylde blankets are woven by Indigenous Ecuadorian artisans and distributed by BC-based Wylde Brigade. Says a recipient who was gifted one at a company retreat: “It’s my binge-watching companion. It’s super-soft and washes well.” Shown: Quilotoa Blanket, $89.
Get both the wine and the conversation flowing with Decanter Banter from Toronto-based Vine & Vintage Wine Experiences. The deck of 50 cards offers a starting point for unique conversations. Questions include: If you were a wine, what kind would you be? and What would you try doing if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Spice up the holidays by sending a gift box from Vancouver’s Alimentaria Mexicana Restaurant. The Mexico at Home basket contains everything you need to create traditional and delicious Mexican food at home, including a cookbook, heirloom corn, beans mole sauce, tea and chocolate. Most options ship across Canada.
A Canada hat that’s actually ade in Canada, Calgary in fact! And this one boasts Local Laundry’s iconic CAN
logo, fl at bill and old-school snapback closure.
Stylish Canadian-made Leather Bags
Top-grade pebbled leather bags will turn heads no matter where they go. Available in a variety of colours and style options, these bags have internal zippered pockets and can be adorned with a discreet logo.
Arrive feeling refreshed with these travel-sized essentials for travellers en route to exciting destinations. Kit includes cleansers, moisturizers, toothpaste and mouthwash.
What could be better than the gift of tranquility just before the onslaught of a busy holiday season? This gift box includes a Dead Sea Salt Soak, a cleansing bar, a scented candle and specialty tea. It comes all wrapped up in a paperboard gift box, wrapped in tissue and beautiful hand tied ribbon. Personalized ribbon is available.
This gorgeous bag can be used for shopping or a day at the beach. Made of washable paper fabric, the Uashmama (pronounced washmama) bag looks like leather, but is vegan and made from cultivated fibres.
This handy leather roll-up keeps all of your cords neat and in one place, with a handy zippered pouch for USB sticks.
These frames are like something out of Q’s workshop for James Bond. The audio sunglasses feature rich immersive sound for the wearer, while others hear virtually nothing. Play music, take calls and block up to 99% of dangerous UVA/UVB rays.
Since many tournaments start early in the morning, why not keep the chill off with an Arc’teryx vest? Warm and durable, these vests easily slip over a golf shirt for an extra layer until the sun warms up the day.
Toronto’s own Bobbette & Belle artisanal pastries can be ordered for corporate events, galas and celebrations. Specialty cakes, cookies, macarons and candy to swoon for.