Handmade Love: My top 15 Canadian must-haves this holiday season

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Handmade Love: My top 15 Canadian must-haves this holiday season

I love shopping local and shopping handmade. The best part of participating regularly in handmade shows is getting to know all those wonderful makers from all over Canada and seeing the progress in their work. To give you a little glimpse into the maker community, I compiled a list of my favourite products at the moment. Maybe you recognize a couple of my friends whose work I talked about before, maybe you discover something completely new. One thing is for sure, they all put a lot of effort, passion and love into their work to give you the best they can. Here they are, my top 15 Canadian must-haves this holiday season:

1. Majesty Industries: “Harry Potter”-themed travel pouches made from vegan leather

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2. Mumble Tease: A silk-screened glow in the dark “Man in the moon”-shirt

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3. Sophiori: Sugar Skull Earrings made from polymer clay

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4. Element Botanicals: Illuminati Luminous Lotion – a natural BB cream

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5. Love Making Designs: A silk-screened sweater with a squirrel on the sleeve, mountains on the pouch and a bearded lumberjack with butterfly on the back

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6. Mint and Daisy: Moisturizing ginger-snap bath bombs

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7. Sweet Living Company: Grapefruit and Lavender Luxury cleanser made with heirloom recipes

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8. Chika Ando: A FUCK IT pillow

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9. Sparky Jones Accessories: A Tom Pom hat made with reclaimed + vintage fabrics

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10. Folly a Tet: A soap covered with felt

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11. Salty Sea Dog Designs: A mug with tentacles

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12. Illuminati Glassworks: A mermaid clock

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13. Sugar Soul: A tweet cloche

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14. Les Creations D’ana: A geometric necklace made from recycled vinyl record and leave gold

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15. Laura Vanderlinde pottery: colourful parfait bowls

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I could have kept on adding more and more fantastic small businesses and their products to this list, there are so many brilliant things out there. What’s your handmade must-have this holiday season and where is it from?

With love from the Maple And Oak Diaries,

❤ Leonie❤

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