Join the Shop from women movement and find the perfect holiday gifts ideas from one of the many remarkable women-owned and led brands in our directory.
‘Tis the season! And if you’re looking for holiday gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself, let’s be honest here), have a look at our Shop From Women Directory, which includes almost 200 women-owned and led businesses listed, all with incredible products and services that are sure to attend to your every need!
Canadians are projected to spend a staggering $20 billion on gifts this year. Imagine if a fair share of this spending was directed towards women-owned and led brands! That’s why we encourage you to allocate a substantial share of your holiday budget towards female-owned and led businesses this year.
To help you get started, we’ve selected eight brands from our directory that are sure to deliver the best gifts for everyone on your list (and yourself!).
Founded by Marilyne Gagné, Dermapure is the world’s largest network of premium medical aesthetic clinics, offering remarkable treatments to nourish and care for your skin. For you to feel the best in your body, even when your schedule is hectic and your routine demanding.
Our pick: Bela MD Treatment.
No matter how busy your schedule is, all busy women (OK, men too) deserve a moment of self-care. This treatment has the particular effect of exfoliating the surface layer of the skin using a diamond tip for microdermabrasion. It targets specific skin conditions, such as acne, dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
2. Corner Collection
A collection of award-winning boutique hotels, restaurants, and spas in Old Montreal that awaken the senses with experiences that feed the soul. Includes: Hôtel Place d’Armes, Hôtel Nelligan, Brasserie 701, Kyo, Nelli, Méchant Boeuf, Modavie and Rainspa. Choose your favourite for a lovely staycation in the city while working on your 2024 business goals, a relaxing spa moment between meetings or a delicious meal with your fave people for networking or just relaxing!
Our pick: Swedish Relaxation Massage at Rainspa
Running a business can be stressful and take a toll on your mental and physical health. Finding the time to relax and recharge is essential to keep your life balanced in all areas. This relaxing massage will invigorate you from head to toe. It relieves muscle tension while improving blood and lymphatic circulation for a relaxing feeling of well-being.
The Ecksand maison was formally opened in 2010 with a roadmap of luxury Canadian craftsmanship, style, and ingenuity, and it swiftly became a pioneer of high-end sustainable jewelry. Co-founder and creative director Erica Bianchini innovates alongside a passionate team whose ethos is embedded in making the high-end jewelry shopping experience more earth-friendly. Expect timeless pieces that make every look effortlessly chic and on point — perfect for a business trip, a midday meeting with investors, or to create your trademark style.
Our pick: Diamond Pavé Duel Wrap Ring
This Ecksand 14K gold wrap ring with natural diamonds is made to impress. Its high-end gold spirals around the finger to represent an épée in fencing, accented by a brilliant diamond pavé. Simple, chic and ethically sourced, thanks to Ecksand’s ethos.
Co-founded by Karen Danudjaja, Blume is innovating your favourite lattes with the magic of superfoods. Their mission is to add fun and health to your routine by merging a café experience with the benefits of the wellness aisle. Their blends are plant-based, refined, sugar-free, and organic. If you struggle to keep yourself healthy and nourished, especially when you have back-to-back meetings, this is the best gift you can give to yourself.
Our pick: Gingerbread Blend
If you’re getting into the Holiday vibes, try the Gingerbread Blend. It is made with ginger to support digestion and naturally sweetened with date, molasses, and lucuma to satisfy your sweet tooth. It pairs well with a shot of espresso or enjoyed caffeine-free – it’s the perfect start-of-the-day boost!
5. The Yukon Soaps Company
This remarkable brand combines Indigenous knowledge and values with the passion for creating high-quality natural soaps. The Northern landscape is their source of inspiration, shaping the essence of the self-care offerings they create. A natural — and vegan! — way to take care of your skin during the end-of-the-year mania.
Our pick: Tłitłk’w Natural Soap
At the heart of this soap is the revered Sʼáxtʼ, one of the most culturally important plants for Yukon Indigenous peoples. Known for its traditional use, Sʼáxtʼ is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It’s often used to help treat various skin conditions, such as psoriasis. Tłitłk’w Natural Soap gently purifies your skin using the plant’s natural properties.
Most shampoos, conditioners and body washes are more than 70% water, made from petrochemicals and packed in single-use plastic. Everist is here to change that. Named one of Time’s Best Inventions and Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas, Everist leads the waterless beauty movement with the first-ever hair and body concentrates.
These patent-pending shampoo, conditioner and body wash creams are 3x concentrated and activated with the water you already use in the shower. Formulated to the highest clean standards, these plant-based concentrate products are free from parabens, sulphates, silicones, dyes and synthetic fragrances and have a 77% smaller carbon footprint than traditional water-filled shower products.
Plus, their packages are TSA-approved, so you don’t have to worry when a last-minute conference across the country shows up unannounced in your schedule — pack and go!
Our pick: The Deep Conditioning Concentrate
An easy-to-use conditioner you can take from the gym to a last-minute business trip without worry. You can use it as a daily conditioner or hair mask to give your hair that extra boost; plus, it has all-natural ingredients that are also good for the planet.
7. Poppy Barley
Sisters Justine and Kendall Barber founded Poppy Barley in 2012 and are now known as iconic entrepreneurs with a cause. Their brand focuses on durability and sustainability, with ethically made footwear, bags, and life-approved accessories. Perfect for modern female entrepreneurs who want comfort and chic in the same product that goes from business to casual effortlessly.
Our pick: The My Whole Life Wallet
This wallet is the perfect go-to for keeping your cards (and life) in order. To keep your day running smoothly, it has places for everything—20 card slots, including a clear one for your ID, a phone pocket, and several slip and zippered pockets for extras. A nice touch: get it monogrammed before you gift-wrap it for the lucky recipient!
7. The Unscented Company
Anie Rouleau, Founder & CEO of The Unscented Company, is a trailblazer who redefined the cleaning products market. Her company redefines the notion of clean by offering a complete line of home and body care products that are exclusively unscented, refillable and designed for sustainable living. Each bottle is made to last and promises to care for you — and the environment — daily.
Our pick: Hand Soap in a Refillable Glass Jar
This fragrance and dye-free hand soap is easy on your senses and gentle for your skin. The glass package is made to last, so you don’t need to think about refilling it every month or bringing different bottles every time — it’s refillable and practical.
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