2019 Gift Guide

Looking for something thoughtful and locally made - and fewer trips to the mall?

Our holiday gift guide can help!

We rounded up picks from 12 of our favourite local businesses who share our passion for quality craftsmanship and mindful materials and ingredients, so you can feel good about where your gifts come from this year.

Whether you're stocking up on stocking stuffers or searching for the gift of a lifetime - we've got you covered! Scroll down to get shopping!

    1. Tangram Puzzle by Adrian Martinus

    A fully-integrated design studio and creative workshop, Adrian Martinus uses recycled skateboards and hardwood floors to produce art pieces and home decor.

    Their tangram puzzle is a handcrafted take on a classic kids' toy that encourages problem-solving and spatial understanding. Includes 16 puzzle prompts, but the possibilities are endless with more ideas online. Buy it here

    2. Vanilla Candy Cane Gift Set by Rocky Mountain Soap Co

    Nothing says holidays like the smell of candy canes! Rocky Mountain Soap Co creates handmade beauty care products with 100% natural, simple ingredients.

    This gift set features a soft vanilla and refreshing peppermint smell and feel, perfect for the holiday pampering! Includes bar soap, hand & body wash, bath bomb, body butter and lip balm. Buy it here

    3. Chocolate Making Classes by Light Cellar

    What do you give someone who has everything? A new experience!... and chocolate. In addition to providing nourishing superfoods, Light Cellar offers classes designed to meet you where you’re at and develop new skills to nourish yourself and your family.

    Chocolate Making Classes are a sweet gift for someone seeking a healthier lifestyle or wanting to try something fun, experiential and tasty. Find a class here


    4. Organic Guatemala Atitlan Chochajau Coffee by Five 21 Roasters

    Help your loved ones meet the busy holiday season head-on with a delicious local roast from Five 21 Roasters. As a first responder, founder Trevor believes in seizing the day and living life to the very fullest. He hopes that his premium coffee can help families come together each morning, and not just survive, but thrive.

    His award-winning Guatemalan roast has a fragrant chocolate and toffee profile, with a slight buttery taste at the end. Fair trade certified and all organic, it's a new favourite here at Black Sheep! Buy it here

    5. Pu-Erh Blended - Vanilla Mint - Organic Tea by The Naked Leaf

    If coffee isn't your caffeine of choice, don't worry! - we also have the tea lovers covered! The Naked Leaf reclaims tea as it was meant to be - all-natural and unhurried. Featuring two favourite holiday flavours combined into one spectacular blend, the Pu-Erh Vanilla Mint provides a rich and earthy taste with a low caffeine profile, perfect for cozy holiday mornings or a little after-Turkey-dinner boost. Buy it here


    6. Art & Lifestyle Goods by Dade Loft

    Dade Loft is an exclusive, immersive shopping experience, made compelling by context: the intimate setting of a home. Owners Greg and Darcy's loft home in Inglewood serves as a gallery and shop, full of contemporary artworks and curated furniture and lifestyle products that you can't find anywhere else in the city.

    The Japanese Kintsugi dishes above are just one example of Dade Loft's product range - infusing beauty into every day objects. Check out their website or Instagram for that perfect unique gift for your perfect unique someone.