Hey guys! 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of Canadians, and many small businesses really took a hit. So I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite Canadian brands for you to check out this Christmas. Some I have personally supported, some I have personal relationships with and some are just brands that I think are worth checking out. So here we go:
Simply For Life: Located Downtown Peace River. Check Out Simply for Life for an amazing selection of healthy snacks for stocking stuffers. Tell her I sent you and ask her about my favourites, like the Salted Caramel Fatso Peanut Butter!
Barrel Wine ‘N’ Spirits: Visit Barrel Wine ‘n’ Spirits in Peace River for all your liquor needs this holiday season. They have an incredible selection of wine, some you can’t find at any other liquor stores in the Peace.
Valu Drug Mart: Located Downtown Peace River. Stocked full of amazing giftware and stocking stuffer ideas. Plus, they always have SUPER cute wrapping paper from Hallmark!
Peace Pipe Cannabis: Indigenous owned and located downtown Peace River. The staff at Peace Pipe is SO helpful. Great stocking stuffer ideas.
Wild Rose Designs: Local girl out of Manning. Makes SUPER cute toques/headbands and such to keep you warm during these cold, Northern Alberta winters. Find her on social media to place your order.
Autumn Jade Studio: This is a LOCAL jewelry brand owned and operated by one of my best friends. She makes gold and sterling silver jewelry and she also works with crystals/gemstones. She also has a home line that includes candles and wool dryer balls. Check out her website and find her across social media.
Ativo Skincare: Organic, all natural skincare made in British Columbia. Their makeup brush cleanser is incredible and makes a great stocking stuffer. Shop their website.
Temper + Lace: This is a candle company owned by another one of my close friends. Temper + Lace offers soy candles scented with either essential oils, or paraben and phthalate free fragrance oils. She also sells essential oil blends and apparel. Temper + Lace candles are hand poured in High River, Alberta. Check out her website.
Eatable Inc.: Eatable Inc is a company out of Ontario that makes DELICIOUS alcohol infused candy coated popcorn. The champagne infused white chocolate is my favourite flavour but their whiskey infused caramel is also amaaaaazzzing. Makes an amazing stocking stuffer. Save $5 on your order with the code KelseyProblemz Check out their website.
Zen Lion Design: Zen Lion is an apparel brand out of the Edmonton area. It’s a Black, Female owned business. Sherrell is a mom of 3 girls and she runs her apparel brand out of her home. Shop her website and save 10% with the code kelseycsomerville
Femme Faire: Femme Faire is a female owned business out of Ontario that makes insanely cute and ethical hair accesories. I have a few of their headbands and looooove them. What I love even more is that they employ immigrants and refugees and allow them to work while still caring for their families. Check out their website.
Anupaya: Anupaya is a brand out of the Ottawa Valley (where I’m from). They make blankets, home decor, candles, hats and other stylish merch that is not just stylish but sustainable. They use recycled materials and they pick up 1 lb of waste for every item they sell. Shop their website.
Supercrush: A female owned brand out of BC that makes scrunchies and other hair accessories. Amazing quality scrunchies. I also have some of their face masks and they are great! Check out their website.
Brunette The Label:Brunette is a female owned apparel brand that offers cute, stylish + fun fashion while also spreading the Babes Supporting Babes mentality. Shop their website.
Glass House Goods: Another female owned jewelry brand out of Ontario. They make simple pieces designed to remind women that they are badass. Check out their website and use the code Kelsey5 for $5 off your order.
High Horse Coffee: An Edmonton Coffee Bean company. Their beans are sold at Freson Brothers locations across Alberta. Their espresso is one of my go-tos.
Wapiti Bean Co: Coffee Beans roasted in GP. You can order from their website.
New Moon Tea Co.: If you’re bestie is a tea lover, check out New Moon Tea Co. You can order from their website.
Road 102 Designs: A company out of Grande Prairie. Randy makes concrete + bone decor. Find her on Social Media. She also has an Etsy shop.
Cinder and Sage: This is a store located in Calgary and she sells a ton of stuff from other brands but she also sells jewelry, hair accessories, and a bunch of stuff she makes herself. She makes really cute hair accessories like hair combs. Visit her website to shop.
The Local Space: This is a store in BC that sells a ton of Canadian owned brands. You can shop online and they do ship! Check out their website.
Peace By Chocolate: This is an award winning chocolate brand out of Nova Scotia that was founded by Syrian refugees. Their story is incredible. Check out their website.
Happy Shopping! Thanks for supporting Canadian this holiday season.