Small Business Saturday - My Toronto Faves

Happy Saturday folks!  Can you believe it's less than a month until Christmas?  I have yet to start my Christmas shopping (typical, I'm always last minute) but this season I'm doing things a little differently.  My goal is to shop local for all my gifts.  This will be a challenge for the little ones on my list so if you know any Canadian made toy stores, do share!


In honour of Small Business Saturday, I'm sharing with you some of my favourite local spots for shopping in Toronto! I don't know about you, but a handmade or locally made gift for Christmas means so much more to me than something bought at a big-box store.  The care and craftsmanship that goes into every detail of these products is amazing.  

You'll notice the ceramic bowls below.  These are made by Inspirations Studio, a Social Enterprise that I had the pleasure of visiting earlier this year.  Inspirations Studio is a project of Sisteringa woman’s organization that offers practical and emotional support to women affected by homelessness, trauma and mental health issues.  They are having a Studio Sale from December 5-7, I suggest you check it out!

I hope you'll take the time to visit some of my (or your) local favourites this season.  Sources are below, happy shopping!



1. Sweater by Muttonhead

2. Bowls by Inspirations Studio

3. Pillow by Bookhou

4. Blanket by Cambie 

5. Candlesticks from Green Light District