It’s difficult to find the perfect gift for a loved one during the holidays—especially when they love quality home decor items.
One issue with high-quality goods is that they can be expensive; some folks don't treat themselves often. However, this issue can be a blessing during the holiday season!
It's important to get the perfect gift for your loved one. Steer clear of big-box store catalogs this holiday season and choose a gift from a local maker, small business, Canadian comapany, or craftsperson.
We've found seven items that fit the authenticity bill this holiday season. Our list is sure to help you make your gift unique and interesting.
Point two Design from $18
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A perfect home decor gift for any Canadian city lover! Point Two prints are created by urban planning grads from the University of British Columbia. Intended to reflect the cultural atmosphere of the cities that they display, you can find a colourful map of almost any major city in Canada!
A big bonus is that you can get custom prints too!
Find it at Pont Two Design.
LightCookie Handmade Pendant Light Chandelier $41
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This pendant chandelier made from 4 restored Edison industrial-style globe light bulbs is a real show stopping fixture for any rustic space. It would also work well in a simple or sophisticated room. It’s the perfect gift for any nostalgia-loving homeowner in need of a ‘wow’ piece this holiday season. It's made by hand in Greece.
Find it on Etsy.
Vancouver Candle Co. City Candles from $20
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Vancouver Candle Co. is a Canadian, handmade candle company. They create blissfully scented candles that are made with perfume-grade fragrance and 100% soy wax.
They are a fantastic gift to help your loved one wind-down during the winter months. The best part about these candles is that you can find a unique scent for various Canadia city boroughs in Vancouver and Toronto—from Kitsilano to High Park.
Get them as individuals or sets at Vancouver Candle Co.’s website.
Rivers of Canada Print $48
Image courtesy of Ty Johnson.
This poster is 100% made in Canada. It showcases Canadian rivers on 80lb high-quality paper. Created and designed by Ty Johnson of w/studio, this piece of art is perfect for any nature lover who is remodeling or redecorating their space.
A nice bonus is that 50% of the profits made from sales will be donated to Stone Legal Defence Fund for Standing Rock
Find the Rivers of Canada poster online at With Studio.
Fernweh Faceted Geometric Succulent Planter $55
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These beautiful succulent planters are made from solid hardwood. On their own, they add a subtle spark of natural beauty to any space. These little succulent planters are the perfect gift for anyone excited about handmade craft goods who is conveniently in need of sprucing up their space.
Maiko Kuzinishi’s Geometric Clock $60
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Maiko Kuzinishi, a freelance graphic designer from Kansas, is churning out modern 2-layer birch plywood wall clocks. The clock is beautiful, and it’s silent (no ticking!) This gift is perfect for anyone who is looking to add a sophisticated touch to their living space.
West Elm Globe Pendant from $120
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Add a touch of retro to your gift giving season. These globe pendants are a beautiful and simple accent to any clean and simply designed room. Made from milk-glass, fabric-wrapped cord, and metal (various styles), these pendants work well on their own, or in groups. One can adjust their length for a unique aesthetic.
Find them at West Elm.
MajorelDesign Moroccan Leather Pouf $135
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The Moroccan Pouf is perfect as an ottoman, stool, or accent seat. Handmade in Morocco, this piece is an amazing gift for a homeowner looking for a unique piece for their living room because it adds timeless, rugged flare. The pouf is genuine goat leather dyed with natural vegetable tanning.
Get it at Etsy.
HBC Collection Multi Stripe Point Blanket from $325
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Who wouldn’t love this special classic from Canada’s own Hudson’s Bay Company? This 100% wool blanket is warm, comfy, and iconic! It's a statement piece in a simple room. Get someone you love a piece of Canadian Identity for this holiday season.
Find it at Hudson’s bay.