Ontario Gift Ideas
Kickstart the holiday season and celebrate Ontario pride with unique gift ideas from local makers, creators and designers. Many local shops pay it forward with ethical, eco-forward products and by supporting causes in their communities.
In addition to visiting some of these stores, take advantage of convenient online shopping, direct shipping or contactless pick-up, so you can check off everyone on your gift giving list from home.
Some things to do may not be available due to COVID-19.
Many tourism experiences require advance bookings or have restrictions in place due to COVID 19. It is important to check directly with the business operator before you travel. Get the most up-to-date information now.
Clothing & Accessories
Your go-to for ethically and locally made leather accessories, including belts, bags and other fashion items. Elevate your wardrobe with a piece from their new fall and winter collection.
Location: 85 Colville Road, North York
Free ground shipping on orders over $100.
Known for its ‘Toronto vs. Everybody’ and ‘Toronto is Home’ apparel, Peace Collective has a collection of gift-worthy clothes, like the fan collection showcasing loyalty to the Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Blue Jays. Your purchase supports various charitable organizations.
Location: 7 Trinity Street, Toronto
Free shipping on orders over $50.
Over 100 tons of fabric have been rescued from landfills to create vegan eco-chic bags and purses. These hand-made “upcycled” products are the brainchild of two dedicated Bradford-based ‘mompreneurs’. Choose from the newest chic collections of en vogue bags.
Shop online and spread the love to family, friends and the good earth.
This Kingston-owned shop, with a full line of Men’s and women’s apparel, proudly celebrates the city, its downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods.
Location: 259 Princess Street, Kingston
Free delivery in Kingston.
Strong Ontario roots from Woodstock and Strathroy are steeped in the name Illbury + Goose, and its anchored maple leaf logo amplifies their deep Canadian identity. Find stylish knit toques and classic caps or browse their selection of classic t-shirts and tanks.
Location: 884 Dundas Street, London
Choose from a wide assortment of colours of cozy fleece tops and bottoms for those chilly winter days or for lounging around the house. Adorable sizes are available for infants, so even the smallest ones can sport Muskoka pride with style. Don’t forget your furry, four-legged family members. Doggie bandanas are available with proceeds going to local Muskoka OSPCA.
Locations: Stores temporarily closed until further notice. Please see website about curbside pickup details.
Free shipping on all orders within Canada for purchases over $59 before tax.
Indulge in some capital chic. Choose from a wide range of stylish women’s clothing, jewellery and accessories for the fashionista on your list.
Location: 45 William Street, Ottawa
Shipping is free for orders of $150 or more.
Ungalli proves eco-conscious living does not compromise on style and quality. These sisters have championed their love of the environment into an ethically produced clothing line and home products made out of recycled and organic material since 2014. Check out special collections for products that support people in need.
Location: 115 Cumberland Street North, Thunder Bay
Orders shipped via Canada Post or Purolator.
Inspired by lazy days of summer on Manitoulin Island, this cottage supply store sells hand-picked goods and gifts, like their super cozy ‘Island Time’ hoodies.
Location: 19 Water Street East #1, Little Current
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Born out of love for Peterborough, PTBO Northern Originals delivers apparel with bold, original designs that showcase the best of the city and its surrounding outdoors.
Location: 383 George Street North, Peterborough
Shipping is free for orders of $250 or more.
Give comfort and joy when you gift cozy hoodies, sweaters, hats and other apparel with positive messaging. Owner Ryan Benoit was born with cerebral palsy, but that didn’t deter him from channeling his positive outlook on life into motivational messages that promote good in the world. Giving back looks great with their Charity Collection.
Location: 1212 Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury
Open year round, this little shop makes a big difference as a portion of their sales proceeds of their popular sweater line, go towards the Coastal Centre to protect the Lake Huron coastline. Make a difference and shop Archie’s extensive offerings of apparel, accessories, drinkware, stickers and more.
Location: 53 Main Street West, Grand Bend
Shipping costs and taxes calculated at checkout.
Get your Ontario Parks branded favourites like park crest patches and stickers, crest colouring book, mitts, touques and holiday ornaments.
Toronto-centric gift ideas for the Toronto urban patriots on your list. Choose from various types of buttons, tote bags, magnets and games that celebrate the city’s neighbourhoods, or gift a book on local architecture and history. For the lighthearted, there are also various products that proudly feature images of raccoons, the unofficial mascot of Toronto.
Location: 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Artisans are connected with buyers online. Learn about the creative makers behind some of these wonderful products and feel great about supporting local artisans and makers.
Location: 1380 Hopkins Street, Unit 5, Whitby
Purchase online for pick-up at the store.
From home décor and artwork to bath and beauty items, find unique local and Canadian made artisan gifts, including zero waste and refillable products.
Location: 215 St Andrew Street West, Fergus
Shipping available across Canada.
Toronto’s favourite craft and artisan marketplace takes place November 25 - December 5, 2021. Register for free and shop from hundreds of the best Canadian artists and makers.
Location: Enercare Care, 100 Princes’ Boulevard
Find handcrafted décor, apparel and accessories in this charming boutique, including their ‘man cave’ collection, a great selection of meaningful gifts for the men on your list.
Location: 4215 Petrolia Line, Petrolia
Local pickup and free shipping on orders over $100.
Markets Ontario is a boutique multi-vendor marketplace, bringing the best of Ontario's handmade products together in one convenient location. With three locations, Markets features high-quality artisanal home goods, food, clothing and more from 150+ local vendors.
Locations: 66 Baldwin Street, Unit 304 in Brooklin, Whitby, 62 King Street West in Bowmanville and 1355 Kingston Road in Pickering
Curbside pick up available at the Bowmanville location, in-store pick up at all three locations.
Wellness & Beauty
In addition to delicious and nutritious pre-made African cuisine, Brands by K offer organic skincare, body blends and Halal beauty products and cosmetics celebrating diversity.
Shipping available across Canada, costs calculated at checkout.
Give the gift of serenity in a basket featuring lavender soaps, lotions and lip balm. Lavender enthusiasts will appreciate the personal care taken to harvest the different types of lavender from one of Ontario’s favourite lavender farms in Elgin County.
Location: 47589 Sparta Line, Aylmer
Shipping costs vary by location.
Legend has it that Cleopatra bathed in raw goat milk for its anti-aging properties. These nutrient packed, hand-made goat milk skin care products are fit for the queen on your list.
Location: 1166 5th Line, Port Hope
Shipping is free on orders of $100 or more in Ontario (cannot be combined with any discount).
Organic bath products with a hint of maple-scented luxury sold by Ottawa’s Fulton’s Farm make for great gifts. The products contain shea butter for ultimate moisturizing during dry winter months.
Location: 399 Sugar Bush Road, Pakenham
Shop online for delivery or pick-up.
Choose from over 250 organically made soy candles that are clean burning for the zen seeker on your shopping list. Photo candles add that personal touch to your gift.
Location: 453 Hume Street, Collingwood
Shipping costs calculated at checkout.
Shea Organics specializes in organic skin care and makeup that is vegan and cruelty-free. Create a personal gift bag with skin products like the Face Food facial mist, an essential skin quencher during the dry winter season, or create a gift bag featuring available mini bottles of skin care.
Location: 11 Ontario Street, Collingwood
Free shipping on orders more than $150.
Find your new favourite scent and great gifts from this extensive collection of handmade soaps, bath, body and beauty products.
Location: 10 King George Road, Brantford
Free shipping on orders over $75.
For the Kids
Kids ask a lot of questions. In collab with The Maker Bean Café, your friends at the Ontario Science Centre have make it a little easier to answer some of these questions. They’ve collected the thought-provoking questions from inquisitive visitors and answered them in two fun and informative books. And if the curious minds in your family have even more questions, gift them an OSC membership.
Location: 770 Don Mills Road, North York
Find fun, unique and educational gifts in the online Aquatarium Gift Shop. Use the members discount code if you already have a membership. If not, you’ll want to add that to your shopping list. The Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing is a fascinating discovery centre featuring land and aquatic animals of the 1000 Islands region, including North American Beaver Justin.
Location: 6 Broad Street, Brockville
Simple, soft, comfy basic clothes and accessories for babies and kids made from organic cotton. All clothing knit, dyed, cut and sewn in Canada.
Location: 795 Queen Street West, Toronto
Free shipping on orders over $100 in Canada.
We love the variety of great kids’ clothes and accessories at this independent gift store owned by a couple fittingly named Jack and Jill, like the snug animal-themed mittens that make adorable puppets or the reversible toques so your little one can sport a beaver hat one day and switch to a moose hat the next day. Grown up stuff is also available.
Location: 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa
Free local delivery; flat shipping $10 Canada wide with purchase $35+.
From stroller to Tiny Tims, Hip Kids has everything you want or need for your baby.
Location: 233 Princess Street, Kingston
Free local delivery and in-store pickup.
Your go-to for all things over-the-top cute for babies and toddlers.
Location: 1374 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Free shipping on online orders over $75 (some exclusions); order online for free pick-up.
Handmade and organic knit baby and toddler wear, including an exclusive Northern Collection line of adorable ‘I’m a Northern Kid’ hats and clothes.
Location: 879 Kingsway, Greater Sudbury
Delivery & Pickup: Select either Canada Post shipping or pick-up at checkout.
Representing local artisans and makers in the Windsor Essex area producing unique, local good and gifts.
Location: Windsor Essex
Beautiful and functional wooden furniture, boards and lifestyle products are created in a modest North Bay workshop. Get a handsome handcrafted charcuterie board for the foodie on your list.
Online shopping only.
Specializing in farmhouse décor, this creative vintage studio is your go-to for friends or family who love the rustic chic look.
Location: 26 Brock Street West, Uxbridge
Choose from ship or pick-up at online checkout; shipping rates calculated at checkout.
There’s no shortage of unique, locally-made gifts at this Ottawa gem that is dedicated to #CraftChange in the community. The curated collection includes a broad range of DIY kits for the crafty people on your list.
Location: 987 Wellington Street West
Free shipping for orders over $150, curbside pick-up is also available.
From homemade honey and hand-crafter beer to hand-turned wooden bowls or glass-blown art, each of these locally-made pieces represents pride of place.
Location: Northumberland County
Choose among a wide selection of intricately detailed Indigenous arts and crafts, including hand crafted pottery, birchbark and porcupine boxes, jewellery, carvings and an assorted variety of warm and comfortable moccasins.
Location: 43 James Street, Parry Sound
Shipping options include tracking and insurance.
Talented Anishinaabe Thunder Bay artist, Janelle Wawia has received numerous accolades for her work.
Online only, contact Janelle about custom orders.
Specializing in Indigenous arts and crafts for over 50 years, including sculptures, drawings, carvings and moccasins.
Location: 83 Sparks Street, Ottawa
Offering an extensive selection of authentic, high quality First Nation’s crafts and supplies, including handcrafted blankets, jewellery and artwork.
Location: 6312 Indian Lane, Lambton Shores
For shipping info, call (519) 786-4775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore a wide variety of Indigenous art, crafts and gifts from sculptures, painting, prints, pottery and accessories near Peterborough.
Location: 875 Mississauga Street, Curve Lake
Free shipping in Canada on orders of $250 or more.
Shop online for unique pieces of art, craft, jewellery and more and help support Indigenous small businesses, artists and artisans.
Location: 4420 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean
Shipping and taxes calculated at checkout.
For the Angler
Gord Pyzer, the fishing editor of Outdoor Canada Magazine, puts on his Santa hat to give you some inexpensive, can’t-miss suggestions for the ice fishing enthusiasts on your Christmas list.
Give the Gift of Experience
Ontario’s museums and cultural galleries span an incredible breadth and depth of education and entertainment. And with new exhibits and events throughout the year, there’s always something more to discover. Treat your loved ones to the magic of Ontario’s museums with annual passes and memberships.
The most precious gift is often time spent together. Gift a Resorts of Ontario Gift Certificate and plan a memorable getaway in Ontario.
From wilderness survival training courses to winter camping excursions, gift the adventurer on your list an unforgettable outdoor experience in Ontario’s Highlands.
Location: Ontario’s Highlands
Note: Please confirm delivery details with each business before ordering as options may change.
Last updated: December 8, 2021