Holiday Gift Guide

The Holiday season is upon us! If you're still hunting for gifts here are some local options to satisfy anyone on your list.

Don't wait too long! Many businesses have Holiday delivery deadlines that are fast approaching. 

 

Craig's Cookies 

 

I’m a huge fan of Craig's Cookies since I first went to their Parkdale location several years ago. They have tasty festive flavours like Holiday M&M, Gingerbread White Chocolate and Candy Cane Shortbread.


Get a 6 or 12 Cookie Gift Box

$21.50-$37.00


They are now offering Canada-wide shipping through Canada Post. Orders are shipped out every weekday, Monday to Friday. If you need same day delivery you can order via Doordash. 

Craigs Holiday cookies

 

Saul Good Gift Co

Holiday Christmas gift box

Saul’s gift boxes are filled with locally made, ultra-gourmet goodies, that are hand-picked from small batch artisans from coast to coast. Their Winter Collection features classic treats like peppermint chocolate and shortbread cookies. 


They also have Toronto specific options if you want to keep it hyper-local like Salute to the Six


$65-$295

 

The Balanced Company 

 

The Balanced Company’s mission is to help people live a more healthful life. They’re committed to connecting you with high quality products to nourish your body, mind and soul. They offer a variety of themed subscription boxes from snacks, to home and lifestyle.

 

For the Foodie

The Balanced Company snack gift box

The Balanced Snack Box is filled with 10-12 full size, better-for-you snacks. Each box features a variety of sweet and savoury snacks, so there's something for everyone. 

 

For the Homebody 

The Balanced Company Home gift box

 

The Balanced Home Box is filled with 6 to 8 premium home décor items to refresh your home each season. Each box features specially curated, unique and on-trend items from soft throws and plush cushion covers to one-of-a-kind vases and planters and everything in between.

 

The winter box features:

  • The Bright Angle Porcelain Olive Oil Dispenser
  • Cream Soft Woven Diamond Throw
  • Phantom Chef Frypan (Black)
  • Gold Serving Décor Tray
  • Abstract Prints (set of 2)
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Honeysuckle Glass Candle

 

You can select a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month option.  

 

*The Balanced Company is one of our affiliate partners. 

 

Peace by Chocolate 

Peace by Chocolate chocolate bar

Who’s got a sweet tooth in your life?! Peace by Chocolate will have the perfect gifts for them.

 

Peace by Chocolate is a family run company echoing the spirit of resilience, hope and determination to thrive and flourish defying all odds.

 

Passionate about peace and entrepreneurship, Tareq Hadhad and his family relaunched their chocolate business in Canada after their factory and home in Syria were destroyed. 

 

Tareq has a focus on job creation, utilizing a network of local community members and refugees from across Nova Scotia and Canada to help support the local economy.

 

Inside each Peace By Chocolate product is uncompromising quality, with each chocolate a little work of art in and of itself, exuding sophistication, style and excellence. They passionately combine a blend of Syrian fillings and ingredients, including nuts, fruit, and spices, creating a little taste of heaven in every sweet.

Chocolate gift bundle from Peace by Chocolate

 

Their individual chocolate bars are great for stocking stuffers or you can get one of their gift bundles.

Prices range from $2.38 to $55.

 

Their Holiday shipping deadlines are coming up quick so don’t wait!🎁 

December 18th for Atlantic Canadian locations & December 11th for all other shipping destinations 

 


Munday Body Care

 

Gift someone you love the transformative power of natural ingredients rooted in timeless self-care practices.


Make practicing self-care easy for your loved ones in 2023 with a Munday Body Care bundle.

These gift boxes include a selection of self-care products, like soaps, body butters and bath bombs, made with natural ingredients.


Radiant Self-Care Box 

Rejuventating Self-Care Box

Moringa Self-Care Box

Coffee Self-Care Box

Nourishing Self-Care Box


To get the gift delivered by December 24 make sure you place your order by: 


December 18th for Ontario 

December 14th for outside of Ontario  

 

 


Scavenger Box 

 

Gift the magic of adventure with a customizable scavenger hunt kit from Scavenger Box! They offer immersive tools and step-by-step guidance to create a scavenger hunt adventure to surprise someone you love. This is the perfect gift for someone who likes experiences. Connect through adventure and fun with this one-of-a-kind gift!


They have a Classic Scavenger Hunt Kit ($42) and a Romantic Scavenger Hunt Kit ($119)


Classic Scavenger Hunt 

Custom scavenger hunt gift box


Make your loved one feel special with an epic surprise using a series of personalized clues or messages in wax-sealed envelopes. Reward them at the end with a personalized 'scratch off' golden ticket prize they're guaranteed to love.


Includes:

  • 10 envelopes (4x3")
  • 10 gold-lined inserts (3.5x2.5")
  • 10 gold wax-sealed stamps
  • 1 customizable golden ticket (7x3") and scratch sticker
  • Access to our online guide with over 50 ideas for places to hide clues, scavenger hunt riddles, and ways to personalize your adventure


Romantic Scavenger Hunt 

Custom scavenger hunt gift box

 

Personalize your clues, hide them in special locations, and set the mood with rose petals and candles. 



  • Exciting Clues & Puzzles
    • 8 customizable clue cards
    • customizable message in a bottle
    • disappearing ink pen, paper, and pencil
    • 'I Spy' jigsaw puzzle
    • decoder message and glasses
    • glow-in-the-dark letter stickers
    • secret compartment book box
    • treasure box and heart lock
  • Items to Set a Romantic Scene
    • 100 faux rose petals
    • 6 LED candles
    • heart-shaped balloon
    • pink scrabble letters
    • red envelope and wax seal
  • Customizable Scratch Card
    • customizable 'scratch and win' lotto card as a final reward
    • 4 heart-shaped scratch stickers
* Scavenger Box is one of our affiliate partners

 

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters 

Coffee and coffee mug


A coffee subscription is sure to please the caffeine fiends on your list! 


Phil and Sebastian, the owners of Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, are true coffee aficionados. For the past decade they’ve spent most of their waking hours dedicated to the pursuit of creating a better cup of coffee. 


They’ve travelled the world, micro-financed projects in coffee growing countries, custom built their own roaster, co-authored graduate level studies on water, and performed countless other harebrained feats in the service of their mission. 


The quality of their products will be appreciated by the coffee lovers in your life


Phil and Sebastian offer a 3, 6, or 12 month coffee subscription with prices starting at $29.35 and free shipping Canada-wide.

 

* Phil and Sebastian is one of our affiliate partners

 

 

Good Intentions

Good Intentions local store

Good Intentions boutique hosts a large collective of exclusively women-owned Canadian brands, majority of which are Toronto based, making a Mystery Bag from their shop a wonderfully unique gift idea.



Select a theme that best suits your needs, and they’ll handpick a custom gift bag for you. They have ‘Happy at Home’, ‘Self-Care’ and ‘Style’ to choose from. 



It’s the perfect way to gift the adventure of experiencing new products and discovering new small businesses.



Each mystery bag will be gift wrapped in a white paper bag with your colour choice of tissue paper and ribbon. Each item inside the mystery bag will be neatly gift wrapped making the recipient’s experience extra exciting.




They offer 3 price tiers and you can expect the following:




Tier 1 - $45

3-6 products



Tier 2 - $65

5-8 products



Tier 3 - $95

7-10 products

 

 

Pictus

Fresh flower bouquet

 

Fresh flowers make everything better! Treat your loved ones to a flower delivery subscription.

 

Pictus is a boutique florist in Toronto that makes eco-friendly flower arrangements designed with unique flowers.

 

Available in your choice of bouquet size and 3, 6, or 12 months of flower deliveries. 12 month subscriptions come with a complimentary handmade ceramic vase with the first delivery!

 

Monthly 

Bi-weekly 

Weekly 

 

Subscriptions include delivery in Toronto. An additional delivery fee may apply to delivery outside of the city, and will be added at checkout.

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