Lucky for us Canucks, the coolest holiday gifts happen to come from Canadian brands! Here, everything you need for prime season’s giving, True North style (talk about supporting local business, eh?)! —Vita Daily
monos. Lifestyle travel brand Monos (read: the best luggage) recently launched high-quality backpacks and duffels, as well as a purifying water bottle, that are perfect gifts for people on the go. Our top choice from the new releases: the stylish Metro backpack (from $297), boasting a main compartment with a clamshell opening and full-length zippers extending all the way to the bottom that allow the bag to be opened fully and laid flat so it can be packed like a suitcase! Plus, with additional compartments for your laptop, phone and shoes, this backpack can truly, madly, deeply hold it all.
lark & ives. If someone on your list is into minimalist vegan fashion, Lark & Ives offers a sleek collection of accessories made for modern women with (mais oui) impeccable taste. The brand’s signature card purse ($38) reps a movement to “toss your bulky wallet” and keep your cards, coins and receipts all in one! It’s a thin and sleek wallet cardholder made with a range of lychee print vegan leather, which can even be personalized!
hollow tree. For fam and friends who love to cosy up at home without compromising Mother Earth, Hollow Tree candles are ideal. Born out of Whistler, B.C., coconut wax and cotton wicks create a luxury candle that’s environmentally friendly and produced from sustainable farming methods! Even the packaging is sustainable, using recycled paper (not trees), and the trademarked ceramic vessel is made of silica which can be easily broken down into the soil.
endy. Don’t call it a blanket statement: weighted blankets may just be the hottest gift of the year. Endy’s version ($195) is perfectly designed to provide a deeper, more relaxing sleep. Weighing in at 15 pounds, this blanket feels like a warm, soothing hug; it works by distributing deep pressure across the body, resulting in the feeling of being held for deep relaxation (which ultimately benefits sleep).