10 Canadian Brands to Offer as Gifts to Support Local Buying


November 9, 2023


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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!


Browse these 10 local brands and find a gift that your favourite outdoor enthusiast is sure to love.

  1. Tentree
  2. FIG
  3. Quartz Co.
  4. Hooké
  5. Indyeva
  6. Borealis
  7. Pelican
  8. Baffin
  9. Kombi
  10. Kanuk

Why buy local?

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.

Getting the perfect gift for the people you care about 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!

See our suggestions!

10 Canadian Brands to Offer as Gifts to Support Local Buying

1. A sustainable local choice with Tentree

Local brand TentreeVancouver-based brand Tentree, offers accessories and super comfortable clothes for men and women.Perfect for relaxing at the cottage or to layer under a warm winter jacket 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 to gift a hooded vest or Lyocell Tencel™ pants!

2. A stylish getaway with FIG

Local brand FIGWant to treat your globetrotter friend who loves to wander near and far? Wherever she goes next, there will always be room in her luggage for a comfortable, versatile and stylish item of clothing. Why not offer her a gift by FIG, a brand that’s designed for adventurous spirits who like to move and get away in style!

3. Reaching new heights with Quartz Co.

Local brand Quartz Co.Combining sophisticated looks with weather resistance is possible with Montreal-based Quartz Co., a brand led by three engineering brothers. Their mid-season and winter jackets are designed for a northern lifestyle; you can handle frigid weather and gusts of wind without ever having to compromise style. As you scroll through jackets made with powerful insulation, you won’t be able to resist getting yourself a gift as well!

4. The most perfect fishing day with Hooké

Local brand HookePopular among anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts, Quebec brand Hooké offers casual clothing for hunting and fishing, perfect for spending time out on the water. With a gift from Hooké, you’ll give them something to talk about!

5. An outdoor adventure with Indyeva

brands to offer as gifts IndyevaMother, girlfriend, sister, daughter-in-law… if there’s a woman in your life who thrives on adventure and is constantly amazed by the beauty of nature, we’re willing to bet that she’ll appreciate the aesthetic and practical outdoor clothing from Canadian brand Indyeva. Comfortable, stylish and thoughtfully designed, Indyeva’s clothing and jackets are durable and sustainably made to ensure minimum environmental and social impact. Just the thing to make your favourite adventurer’s eyes shine!

6. A polar expedition with Borealis

Local brand BorealisGet two birds with one stone by offering a practical gift that will warm the hearts of those who unwrap it – including little ones. Our suggestions: cozy slippers, a warm jacket, or a comfy pair of insulated winter boots. The cherry on top? Borealis is designed in Montréal and offers very affordable prices.

7. Hitting the water with Pelican

Local brand PelicanAlthough winter is still around, summer is never far away! Now’s the time to get a head start and prepare in advance by offering a kayak or a stand-up paddle board to the nautical sports in your life. A guaranteed success with Pelican, as these sports are only becoming more and more hip and popular!

8. Walking in a winter wonderland with Baffin

Local brand 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 is the perfect choice! The original design is inspired by hunting boots that the First Nations people on Baffin Island wore in the 1980s. The brand includes models for kids that will keep their little feet extra warm. A great gift idea that will please young and old!

9. Playing in the snow with Kombi

Local brand KombiIt’s already been 60 years since Kombi began equipping us for the cold! The brand is mostly known for its gloves and mittens, but it also offers merino wool and polyester baselayers 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!

10. Warmer winters with Kanuk

Kanuk JacketKanuk‘s reputation in the winter jacket world is well-established – and for good reason. Handcrafted in Montréal, the Canadian brand’s jackets are a guarantee of quality, durability and unrivalled protection against the rigours of winter. Whether it’s for a loved one who relishes our long winters, or for a special someone who always dreads the arrival of the cold season, this gift will warm their heart (and body!) year after year.

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