Being made in Canada is integral to our identity at Jennifer Fukushima. When you invest in one of our pieces, you are getting an item that was made in Toronto- from concept to creation. This is important to us because it expands the options for Canadians to buy domestically-made products. Not only that, it allows us to employ Canadian contractors and tradespeople, which helps keep the local maker communities alive and well.
With the holiday gift-giving season in sight, we started looking for other Canadian brands that are manufactured here in Canada. It was harder than we anticipated. Amidst the Canadian companies that exist, only a fraction of them produce their wares on home turf. This is undoubtedly due to the low cost of outsourcing labour to other countries. Although it is absolutely worthwhile to support all Canadian companies, for this post we wanted to focus on items that are specifically made in Canada.
With that in mind, we decided to compile a holiday gift list comprised of items that are manufactured in Canada. By supporting the companies listed in this post, you can help keep domestic production from dwindling, all while supporting local makers, artisans and companies. Buying Canadian means you are guaranteed that whoever made your product did so in a country that enforces fair wages to workers and good working conditions. It also helps to maintain and strengthen market diversity within our borders. So, scroll down and see Part 1 of our picks for everyone on your list this holiday season!
Made in Canada gifts for the person on your list who loves Canadiana and kitsch.
Clockwise from top left: Maple syrup tin can candle by Seracon, Blonde maple syrup from Drip Maple, Canadian penny cufflinks by Bjeweled Vintage, Red bamboo Coleanthus Cardigan by Jennifer Fukushima, Hand-drawn map of Canada by BalticClub, Canoe suede moccasin by Manitobah Mukluks.
Made in Canada gifts for the person on your list who loves food and entertaining in the kitchen.
Clockwise from top left: Atwood Blend coffee by Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, American Cheddar cheesemaking kit by Make Cheese Inc., Fresh salad bag by Gogo Bags, Blackcurrant bitters by Dillon’s Small Batch Distillery, Amethyst Tunic by Jennifer Fukushima, Vatel Apron by Blunt Roll.
The Beauty Maven
Made in Canada gifts for the person on your list who loves cosmetics and skincare.
Clockwise from top left: Big shampoo by LUSH Cosmetics, Peacock blue nail polish by Suncoat, Berry nail polish by Suncoat, Butter Me Up solid moisturizer in tangerine vanilla by Demes, Coffee Buzz Body Buff by Harlow, Upcycled Erminea Hat by Jennifer Fukushima, Craze lipstick by FitGlow, Cosmetic bag by SableEtMer, Sugared Cranberry lipstick by Delizioso Skincare, Black Cherry lip gloss by Penny Lane Organics.
Made in Canada gifts for the little critter in your life.
Clockwise from top left: Peach sorbet drool bib by Glup, Nail Polish kit by Suncoat, Knotted bear gown by ELECTRIK KIDZ, Beaver helmet cover by Tail Wags, Baby moccasins by Minimoc, Kid’s Express wagon by Millside Industries, Wood pacifier by ELECTRIK KIDZ.
Made in Canada gifts for the person on your list who adheres to the K.I.S.S. principle.
Left to right: Ranchero boot by Dayton Boots, Halite Arm Warmers by Jennifer Fukushima, Going Home by Tim Lilburn via House of Anansi Press, Fossil leaf iPhone 4 case by dconstruct, Green tea & ginger candle by l’Atelier de Provence.
Part 2 – COMING SOON
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