10 Canadian brands to offer as gifts to support local buying

For the holidays this year, why not offer an outdoor product from a Canadian brand? In addition to encouraging local buying and Canadian businesses, you’ll surely find the perfect gift, as ideas for women, men, and kids are definitely not lacking!

 

Why buy local, you might ask? Well, not only does it allow you to support local designers and creators as well as Canadian brands, but also to reduce CO2 emissions related to the transportation of merchandise. It’s a great way to help the planet AND local companies.

Whether you’ll be with a couple of members of your family or staying home this year, getting the perfect gift for the people who matter to you is important to you, and we know that! So, we’ve put together a list of brands that will inspire you to find the most amazing (and local) gifts for 2020!

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A sustainable local choice with Tentree

Vancouver-based brand, Tentree, offers accessories and super comfortable clothes for men and women. Ideal for relaxing at the cottage during the holidays or to layer under a warm winter coat for a walk through the snow. What’s more, these pieces are eco-friendly and the brand is committed to planting 10 trees (as the name suggests) for each item sold. The only thing left to decide is whether you’d like a hooded vest or a Lyocell Tencel™ pant!

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A stylish getaway with FIG

Your favourite globe trotter is checking when borders will be open again so she can finally fly wherever she pleases? While we wait to be able to travel again, why not offer her a gift by FIG, a brand that’s designed for adventurous spirits who like to get away in style!

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Reach new heights with Arc’teryx

If the outdoor enthusiast you know is more interested in technical performance, check out Arc’teryx, a Vancouver-based brand, to find the perfect gift. By browsing through the vast selection of powerful insulated winter jackets with top-of-the-line technical features, mitts and hats, or even extendable pants, you’ll find it hard not to pick out something for yourself as well!

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The most perfect fishing day with Hooké

Popular among young (and older!) anglers, Quebecois brand Hooké offers casual clothing for hunting and fishing, and even for time out on the water. With a gift from Hooké, you’ll give them something to talk about!

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A calm holiday with Lolë

Your mom, your best friend, or your daughter-in-law is a stylish, yet sporty yogi who’s also always ready for a hike through the woods? We’re willing to bet that she’ll never go out again without the trendy zip sweater or winter jacket from Lolë that you’ll get for her!

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A polar expedition with Borealis

Get two birds with one stone by offering a practical gift that will warm the hearts of those – including the littles – that will unwrap this gift. Our suggestions: slippers, a warm coat, or a comfy pair of winter boots. The cherry on top? Borealis is designed in Montreal and offers very affordable prices.

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Hit the water with Pelican

Although winter has just begun, summer is never far away! Now’s the time to get a head start and prepare in advance to offer a kayak or a stand-up paddle board to the sports lovers in your life. A guaranteed success, as these sports are only becoming more and more hip and popular!

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Walking in a winter wonderland with Baffin

Your other half already has everything and you can’t think of any ideas? We’ve got you covered! A pair of Baffin winter boots are the perfect choice! The original design is inspired by hunting boots that the First Nations people on Baffin Island wore in the 1980’s. The brand includes models for kids that will keep their little feet extra warm. A great gift idea that will please young and old!

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Play in the snow with Kombi

It’s already been 60 years since Kombi began equipping us for the cold! The brand is mostly known for its gloves and mitts, but also offers baselayers in merino wool and polyester – super practical if you’ll be doing some layering. Among the wide selection of colourful balaclavas for kids and leather gloves for women, you’ll surely find a great gift option!

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Outdoor activities galore with the SAIL brand

Don’t know what to choose? The SAIL brand offers outdoor gear and clothing at affordable prices for those wanting to start hunting, hiking, or camping. The only thing your gift-receiver will have to decide is which activity seems the most fun to do!

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If you’re still having a hard time deciding, pick up a SAIL gift card! The array of choices is sure to please anyone!

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