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3 Made-in-Canada Gifts

Who doesn’t love online shopping? You can be on-the- go or on the sofa, and then, like magic, a package arrives on your doorstep in days. All you did was click or swipe. Even more exciting is the vast selection of new indie shops online selling unique items.  Technology has made it so easy for artisans and entrepreneurs to get set up and manage their businesses. You might have to look a bit harder, but it’s worth it when you find the right gift. Here are three such online destinations selling Canadian-made goods sure to make your heart swell with pride.

Happiness Is

320black_hoodie_28c8ed61-7572-42e0-ac73-cd986068a298_grande is a brand new company (launched this fall) selling clothing that’s made in Canada, with a mission to inspire others to celebrate their happy moments. Gordon Carton is the 95-year- old founder of the biz, and an inspiration to us all. For him Happiness is… Canada and so the designs for their first line of clothing were made with that heartfelt claim. Super soft and well made, with a positive sentiment and great designs – exactly what you’d expect from a home grown Canadian brand. Now Canadians can wear their happiness with pride!

World of Angus

320cpqyfwcxgaal8tsFor the pet lovers, remember these three words: World of Angus. There is nowhere else online you need to go for the pet lover this year. Their dog beds and blankets are so nice you will want them in your home, and the scented dog shampoo (e.g. cedar pine or lavender) make the perfect gift for a smaller priced item. Named after the founder’s dog, and inspired by the belief hat dogs have preferences to go along with their awesome personalities, this startup is destined for success.

Joy Sleigh

For a thoughtful and subtly luxurious gift for someone who has everything, think cashmere toboggan socks from The cashmere might come from Italy, but these socks are designed and knit right here in Canada to help us through our cold winters. They’ll take you from the mountains or skating rink directly to the fireplace to rest after an active day outside. They’re also good with leggings on a shopping Saturday, if you’re so inclined.

There you have it: three Canadian-made gift ideas for your holiday wish list. Have more? Tweet me @AmberMac.