By Lorelee A. Sankarlal

Do you want to get ahead of the holiday shopping rush this year? Thinking about supporting local but you’re not sure how to find products? From crystals and cupcakes to custom-made crafts and commissioned art, your local businesses have a wealth of gifts for everyone on your holiday list. We hope you’ll try some of the ones listed here:

Home Décor

Crystals & Reiki with Lisa B: a large variety of crystal gifts for spirituality & home décor –

Apparel handmade accessories and personalized apparel –, 647-899-4003 LM

Silver Icing Shop: Canadian-based clothing and accessories company with curated pieces for every shape and size –,

Baked Goods & Treats

Simply Frosted Cupcakery: 5550 Lawrence Ave. E., Unit #5 –

Smiddy’s Scones: scones and tasty treats –, 416-287-3152 NA

Sweet and Salties: crunchy toasted almond/toffee/saltine chocolate bark. Giftable and shareable –

This is My Jam: homemade jams, jellies and preserves – 416-725-0094, Facebook and Instagram @thisismyjamto

Stationery and Paper Goods

Creativien Studio: a modern and trendy stationery shop –

Hippostampus:custom cards, paper crafts and more –

Paper & Ink: custom cards and paper products –

Custom Woodwork & Engraving

CherryHill Woodworks: beautiful handmade charcuterie boards and more   – 416-889-4022 .

Timber and Sawdust: customized Christmas ornaments, signs, engraved serving and charcuterie boards, and more –; WhatsApp # 437-291-4622

Soaps & Personal Care

Bath Bomb Chick: bath bombs, body butters and more –

Mel’s Skin Laundry Co.: handcrafted, small batch soaps, sugar scrubs, holiday items and gift sets –

Shalom Soaps: party favours, scented soaps and more –

Custom Gifts

Athena’s Diaper Cakes: custom diaper cakes, kids crochet hats and hair accessories –

Embroidery on the Ridge: home-based embroidery and sewing business offering custom projects such as memory quilts and pillows –

Shop Local Collective: a West Rouge-based online business specializing in products by local makers. Selling gift boxes for every occasion, a la carte items, custom t-shirts, hoodies, socks and more –

The Customaholic: custom items made to your request –

We Make It Yours: custom made, personalized gifts such as t-shirts, painted signs and drinkware –

Art & Photography

Sana Shahid Fine Art: paintings and commissions –

Rouge Valley Epoxy Gifts: epoxy resin water bottles, tumblers and wine tumblers –

Bobi Photography: local photographer capturing the light in your life, paper and digital gift certificates available –


Amanda Joe Salon: salon hair products –

Flowers in West Hill: a full-service flower shop –, 416-282-4579

If we missed mentioning your local business, send an email to editor@ccranews by November 15 and we’ll put it into our December issue.

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