If you’re in the Toronto area, there’s no better place to start (or finish) your holiday shopping than at the One of a Kind Show. In addition to your favourite makers like Stephanie Cheng and Yolanda Fernandes Ly, you can see over 600 artisans at OOAK. The show is on until Dec. 4 at the Enercare Centre. But if you can’t make it to the city, you can still support some of these incredible small businesses from afar by shopping small from the comfort of your home.
Ornaments from Light and Paper
Light and Paper is a local Toronto business known for its whimsical paper-cutting artwork and laser-cut pieces. In addition to a unique anatomy collection, founder Ali Harrison makes beautiful laser-cut ornaments from birch wood.
Gardening Ornaments (Set of 3), Light and Paper, $25.
Your Favourite Scents From LOHN Candles
LOHN’s handcrafted coconut & soy wax candles are known for their colourful, layered and transportive scents. It’s a Canadian-made business you’ll surely buy from again and again.
DYM Spruce & Woodsmoke LOHN, $42.
Face Cloths From Freon Collective
Made out of 100 percent organic cotton, this incredibly soft and ultra-absorbant floral face towel is a thoughtful gift idea the skincarelover on your list.
Fawn Florals Face Cloth, Freon Collective, $18.
Art Prints From After Hours Creative
Paired with an affordable frame, affordable art prints are always a thoughtful gift idea. We adore the graphics and symbolism in this powerful black-and-white print.
Ode to Women Print, After Hours Creative, $15.