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20 fashion and beauty gift ideas from Canadian brands

From haute hats to dream-worthy bed linens, we’ve rounded up 20 fabulous fashion and beauty finds from homegrown brands across the country.

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There are countless cool gift options from Canadian companies to wrap up this holiday season.

From haute hats to dream-worthy bed linens, we’ve rounded up 20 fabulous fashion and beauty finds from homegrown brands — both newcomers and longtime favourites — across the country:

The gift: Ai Toronto Seoul Walker bag.

Why we love it:  Fashion fan Hun Young Lee and her three daughters, Hannah, Rebekah and Joanna Ma, are the creatives behind the Toronto-headquartered accessories brand Ai Toronto. Offering designs created from 100 per cent PET recycled water bottles, the pieces offer sleek design with a sustainable twist. We’re partial to the hands-free Walker bag, which can be worn multiple ways.


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$175 |

The gift: Camillette Basic Gold Filled Hoop Earrings with 24-millimetre Black Pearl.

Why we love it:  Pretty pearls are always a welcome gift. And these gold-fill open hoop earrings from the Montreal-based brand Camillette are no exception. Featuring two, 24-mm baroque black pearls, the dainty designs are elegant and glamorous — while also being perfectly understated.

$99 |

The gift: Canada Goose HyBridge Quilted Knit Bomber.

Why we love it:  This cool topper from the Toronto-headquartered brand Canada Goose offers the best of two winter-wear worlds. Featuring a merino wool back and sleeves, the chic style boasts down-filled panels at the front for added warmth. It’s the perfect piece for layering.


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$695 |

The gift: Decade Studio Pamela Slim Tapered-Leg Jeans.

Why we love it: From the Vancouver-based brand Decade Studio, these Pamela jeans are made using a unique hip-to-waist measurement ratio. Handmade in Portugal using 100 per cent cotton Italian denim, the curve-friendly design boasts a slim fit and a super-high, 12 inch rise.

$243 | Holt Renfrew, 

The gift: Dreams Jumper Duvet Cover Set in Light Terracotta.

Why we love it:  This duvet cover set, which includes two pillow shams, from the Ontario-based brand Dreams Jumper, will elevate anyone’s sleep situation thanks to a stunning light terracotta shade. The 100 per cent French flax linens used in the collection are naturally hypoallergenic and Oeko-Tex certified.


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$355 | 

The gift: Ellie Mae Studios Laura Cashmere Scarf.

Why we love it: This scarf from Toronto-based brand Ellie Mae Studios is for those who laugh at the idea of ‘drab’ winter accessories. Crafted from 100 per cent cashmere wool from Italy, the bold pink piece is perfectly oversized, allowing it to be worn a multitude of ways.

$695 |

The gift: Everist Waterless Body Wash Concentrate.

Why we love it:  Perfect for the sustainably minded beauty fan on your list — or, anyone who likes a good body wash option, really — this plant-based paste from the Toronto brand Everist is formulated without water to cut down on waste. The formula features a blend of five essential oils including orange and bergamot for a truly memorable in-shower scent.


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$28 | 

The gift: Fair Jewelry Trinity Necklace.

Why we love it: This eye-catching accessory from the Vancouver-based Fair. Jewelry features 14-karat gold plating over recycled sterling silver, along with cubic zirconia stones. It’s a glittering jewelry piece that works perfectly when layered with other necklaces — or entirely on its own.

$120 | 

The gift: Goodee Bassi Medi Market Tote in Multicolor Stripe.

Why we love it: Made in Italy by migrants and refugees using fabric handwoven in Burkina Faso, this fair-trade tote from the Montreal-headquartered brand Goodee can carry all the day’s essentials — and then some.

$335 | 

The gift: Horses Atelier High-Collar Blouse.


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Why we love it: Toronto brand Horses Atelier is at the top of many wish lists. And this high-collar blouse, a bestseller for the brand, is sure to be among the most-wished- for styles. Crafted in Toronto using 100 per cent silk charmeuse, the precious piece features romantic design details including mother-of-pearl buttons.

$395 | 

The gift: Jaycow Millinery the Lo Hat.

Why we love it:  Milliner Jay Cheng hand-crafts unique and memorable hats in the Toronto atelier that’s also home to hat-making workshops. For those who would prefer to purchase a hat rather than make it, this Lo Hat, which is part of the designer’s Signature Block collection, is available in several hues and materials for a close-to-customized cap experience.


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$375 | 

The gift: Maguire Siena Dark Brown Chelsea Boots.

Why we love it: Sisters Myriam and Romy Maguire, the dynamic duo behind the Montreal-based brand Maguire, create quality footwear options that are on-trend yet timeless. These made-in-Italy Siena Chelsea Boots prove that point by seeing a classic footwear silhouette elevated with a chunky sole.

$290 | 

The gift: Poetry of the Gods Calabria Dreamin’ Soap Bar.

Why we love it: B.C. brand Poetry of the Gods sees founder and CEO Melissa Della Porta merge practical knowledge of botanical ingredients with an ancestral appreciation for nature gleaned from her Mi’kmaq heritage. In addition to offering a lineup of luxurious face products, the company offers soap bars that feature ingredients such as oatmeal, clay and natural oils infused with precious scents such as lavender and citrus.


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$20 | 

The gift: Poppy Barley The Buckle-Up Mary Jane.

Why we love it: Step up your gift-giving style with these pretty patterned heels from the Edmonton-headquartered brand Poppy Barley. The stylish, made-in-Mexico shoes feature design elements such as a memory foam insole so they’re as comfortable to wear as they are chic to look at.

$325 |

The gift: The Silk Labs Chocolate Silk Scrunchie.

Why we love it:  Gifting a luxe gift from a Canadian company doesn’t have to mean blowing the holiday budget. From the Toronto-based brand The Silk Labs, this 100-per cent silk hair accessory, which is handmade in Toronto, is within reach of most budgets. No skimping on style, required.

$13 | 


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The gift: Silk Laundry Velvet Relaxed Blazer in Hazelnut.

Why we love it: From the sexy-cool, Montreal-headquartered brand Silk Laundry, this relaxed-fit blazer is sure to have even the biggest velvet skeptics sold on the tactile textile. The hazelnut-hued piece boasts the perfect drape thanks to a slightly oversized fit, while double-breasted buttons add an extra polish.

$725 |

The gift: The Sleep Shirt Short Sleep Shirt in Raspberry Plaid Flannel.

Why we love it: Make a good night’s sleep even sweeter with this stylish sleep shirt from the aptly named Vancouver brand The Sleep Shirt. Inspired by a men’s vintage nightshirt, the bestselling style gets a holiday update thanks to a raspberry plaid-print cotton flannel.


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$295 | 

The gift: Tkees The Playsuit.

Why we love it: For those days that call for loungewear that can go beyond the home office or living room, this cotton-terry playsuit from the Toronto-headquartered brand Tkees has a perfectly relaxed fit with a slightly tapered leg. You know, to pull things together. 

$193 | 

The gift: Toques from the Heart Heather Grey Merino Toque.

Why we love it: This cosy hat from the Ontario-based brand Toques from the Heart is a gift that gives back. The sale of each toque from the company’s collection sees a similar style donated to a Canadian in need. To date, the company reports its donations have numbered more than 3,000.

$44.99 | 

The gift: Truand Truand Oversized T-Shirt Dress.

Why we love it: 

From the Quebec-based clothing company Truand Truand, this oversized T-shirt dress would surely become a wardrobe workhorse. The long-sleeved style is crafted from an eco-conscious blend of bamboo, organic cotton and spandex, and sees 10 per cent of all sales donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

$149 | 

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