The most wonderful time of the year is here! But let's be honest, as adults, the holiday season is anything but hectic. Between work obligations, family get-togethers, and the cold weather, gift-giving feels like more of a chore than a heartfelt sentiment. We want to bring back the magic of gifting so we've rounded up seven small-businesses that are sure to please everyone on your list! Let's get started...


a flatlay of a red and grey toque from Love Squared Kids over a festive, holiday background

Founded in 2013, Love Squared Kids specializes in quality handmade, chic accessories for babies and adults — from the perfect slouchy beanie to satiny scrunchies (that actually keep your hair in place) and adorable yet lightweight trucker hats. 

What we love: 

LSK focuses on using the softest, highest-quality fabrics including bamboo (a MINI fave!) which is antibacterial, insulating yet cooling, sweat-absorbent, a natural UV protectant, hypoallergenic, and one of the most eco-friendly fabrics on the planet!  


a photo of Justine Ma's hands tying a string to one of her handcrafted ornaments

Justine Ma is a designer, hand-letterer, and blogger making magic in Edmonton, Alberta. She's also an honourary member of the MINI Street team. Last year, we collaborated with Justine to launch our Be Kind sweater which has expanded into a full collection including pins, decals, iron-on patches, keyrings, stickers, and more! We also began the Be Kind Project together, utilizing the sales from our collection to spread kindness across the city! You can read more about it here

What we love: 

Justine Ma doesn't take herself too seriously and we love the humour infused into every single one of her creations. From handcrafted ornaments and enamel pins to prints and home decor, you can find something for everyone and we're sure it'll put a smile on their face! 


A woman holding a bag of Sweet Candy Bath dust that has a Mermaid squish toy in it

Just like the name suggests, Sweet as Candy is a line of handmade, small-batch bath products inspired by unicorns and all things sparkly and bright, and infused with delicious, natural scents! Everyone needs a break sometimes, so why not gift them with the perfect excuse for some ME-time. From shower gels to superhero bath bombs, Sweet as Candy has something for every age and gender. 

What we love: 

The donation bomb is the gift that keeps on giving 100% of the proceeds of Avery's Legacy bath bomb go towards "Avery's Legacy" which provides bereavement boxes to families who have lost a child.


A blonde child wearing a red and black flannel dress with matching hat and distressed jean jacket poses in front of a house

ELLA B DENIM is a small-batch denim shop that creates perfectly hand-distressed details throughout every single one of their pieces. From careful cuts to perfectly worn-in flannel, ELLA B DENIM makes clothing your mini will be excited to wear. Trust us, there will no disappointed faces on Christmas morning! 

What we love: 

We believe fashion should be fun and so does ELLA B DENIM. Size up and your mini will be able to enjoy their new favourite pieces for years to come! 


a baby wearing a Mini Soul lavender toque, grey shirt, and green cardigan laying down on a mustard yellow blanket

Founded by sisters Melanie and Emily in 2012, Mini Souls is a line of apparel for babies and children that are made for adventures. Shop adorable screen printed tees and onesies, cozy harem pants, and headbands and infinity scarves that are all handcrafted with love. 

What we love: 

Mini Souls designs and crafts clothing with comfort and quality in mind. All their harem pants feature elastic waists, drop crotches, and ankle cuffs to complement growing spurts. Their bottoms also run larger than true size so your child can grow with them. 


A hand holding three enamel pins: a goat, a bear wearing a toque and sunglasses, and a yellow camper van

Inspired by the mountains and the people who call them home, wife and husband duo, Trish and Kiley, founded LoveMaking Design as a way to always enjoy life. All images are drawn and printed by hand in their home studio in Revelstoke, BC. Sprinkle some holiday cheer in everyone's stocking with their prints, humourous enamel pins, journals, and sketchbooks. 

What we love: 

LoveMaking Design uses eco-friendly fabrics to create their collection of t-shirts as well as watercolour ink for all their screenprints. 


A white mug with a cartoon drawing of Daenerys Targaryen. #bossbabe is written on the bottom

Baun Bon is based in beautiful Golden BC Canada and was created by Jayne Baun. Jayne loves adventuring with her husband and two children but she is always with a sketchbook. All creations in her shop feature an original, hand-drawn artwork which she hopes delivers all the joy she felt while creating them. 

What we love: 

Jayne Baun's intention is to uplift and spread joy through lighthearted creative expression and fun. And isn't that the entire point of gift-giving?

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