Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

How can it be that the best laid gift buying plans happen, and then last minute you don't know what to get? Every. single. year. 

At Freewheeling Craft we have been curating Canadian Made brands for four years, bringing in only the best quality goods that are handmade and/or ethically made. None of our goods are tested on animals, are made in giant factories, or exploit people/resources. You can feel good, knowing where our goods come from and the impact they have.

Whether you set out to buy only local this Christmas or not this year, we have some of the best Canadian made + local brands in store. Quality products, chic branding + design make these brands easy to gift to anyone on your list.

They say that for every dollar you spend at a small business, $68 dollars is reinvested back into the community (compared to $32 reinvested back into your community by big brands). Shop Small, Big Impact.

These are our top gift picks from our popup shop at 432 1/2 Preston street. 


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These stylish ponchos are made right here in the Ottawa/Gatineau area by two moms turned successful designers + entrepreneurs. The best selling ponchos are the perfect gift for mom, wife, sister, bestie and come in a 6 different patterns/colour ways. They are a wool/poly blend so are washable (just hang to dry).

Price: $95

(Photo cred: Kamara Morozuk Photography + model @yowcitystyle)


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These delicious treats took Ottawa by storm 4 years ago, and it ain't stopping! Millennial entrepreneur, chocolatier + dreamer Alicja has a knack for design + flavour profiling. The beautiful packaging make these easily giftable to anyone on your list. Easily giftable to office colleagues, teachers- anyone you want to show a lil bit of love to this season.

Price: $9.95

(Photo cred: Ana Tavares Photography + model @Chantsy)


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Jewelry is always at the top of the list for a lot of our shoppers. Our favourite go to that your gift receiver is sure to love are the perfect studs. And we made sure to have a HUGE selection for you to pick from. Starting at $22 and everything from sparkly druzy to ceramic to gold fill, We are sure to have something special for you.

(Photo cred: Ana Tavares Studio, model @chantsy). 


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Nothing says luxe gift like a spa gift set. Gone are the days of cheap drug store gift packs covered in plastic + riddled with chemicals. Our luxe gift sets by Kismet include a gorgeous bath salt + therapeutic facial mist. All chemical free + not tested on animals. And that box is beyond gorg (can you say no gift wrap needed).

Price: $39 (bath sales only are $20).

(Photo cred: Ana Tavares Studio)


Local brand Anupaya cleans out a pound of waste from local green spaces + waterways for every piece sold. Now that's a feel good gift! These luxe blankets are a wool/poly blend so are easily washable. Perfect for the home décor enthusiast, wife, mom, sissy. Available in 5 colour ways.

Price: $129 


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These OOAK stained glass feathers are gooooorgeous. Every one is unique, with sleek metal finishing. These sell out every year, and the maker knows that our customers love them so takes extra care to pick special glass types + colour combinations.

Price: $45

(Photo cred: Ana Tavares Studio)


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Our go to hostess or office gift, the locally made top shelf preserves are always a season favourite. We have stocked your go-to favourites, including her classic red pepper jelly. 

Price: $12 or 3/$30

(Phot Cred: Rothbauer Studios)


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We have often said our dream is to have a full wall of luxe candles in the shop. I'm happy to report, mission accomplished! Our luxe collection of candles are perfect for that quick gift needed for the office, teacher, nanny and everyone in between. With no paraffin base (say no to petroleum bi-products), and all using phlalate free fragrance blends or essential oils, clean burning candles will always be appreciated.

Price range: $20-$30 


Local art prints are an affordable way to offer a creative gift to your recipient. We have everything from cat-lover theme to watercolour prints showcasing local bars+ restaurants to moon cycles and dinosaurs. 

Price Range: $15-$40


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Last year we got told "you don't have any pretty soap". Well we spent the year scouring the country for a luxe, natural (and palm-free) soap that was equally as beautiful to gift. Woodlot has a cult following on the West coast for its homey products + quality experience. These soaps are made in small-batch and are a beautiful sensory experience. 

Price: $10 (or gift set of 3 for $28).


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This is the 4th year we have had Harlow Skin Co. in our assortment, and theres a reason. These luxe skincare goods are made with 12 clean ingredients or less and are a beautiful sensory experience. A mix of essential oil rollers, body butter, face spritz, wood wick candles are sure to please that special woman on your list who appreciates simple clean products.

Price: $23-$28

(Photo cred: Ana Tavares Studio)

Click here for directions to the shop + shop hours (we're open every single day from now until Christmas).

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