It’s looking like this holiday season will be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it just as special. Why not consider sending cheer with a handcrafted gift made in the North that can be delivered anywhere?

This post is dedicated to shopping local and online: finding holiday gifts with a simple click, knowing that we’ve supported a local business in the North. Shop safely while embracing all that our local shops and makers have to offer. Bonus: having the flexibility to shop at all hours from the comfort of our homes while wearing cozies and sipping a special bevvy!

So cozy up, grab your wish lists and start ordering these unique items made in the North that can be shopped from everywhere. And if you are looking for further inspiration, try our past post: Shop Local + Online This Holiday Season.

To further spread the holiday cheer and help support Northern makers we are offering you the chance to WIN a $100 ETSY GIFT CARD! Check out our Facebook and Instagram to enter!!



The All-Northern Holiday Gift Guide

1. Fourth Avenue Designs

Sudbury based shop Fourth Avenue Designs creates modern, rustic farmhouse-inspired decor which includes custom made signs, engravings and laser-cut wood creations that are both holiday-themed and for every day. We love this personalized tray with placeholders for Santa’s cookies, milk and reindeer oats – the perfect Christmas eve tradition!

From the shop owner: Each piece of wood is hand selected, cut and painted by us! All signs are made with real wood, so your signs may have perfect imperfections such as knots, nicks, small cracks and holes. Since these signs are 100% handmade, no two signs will be the exact same as each piece of wood has it’s own character and takes to stains differently.

Delivery: Dispatch times vary depending on the piece (from 1 – 2 weeks), with FREE shipping in Canada on smaller items, signs are extra.

2. Lavery Lounge

North Bay’s Lavery Lounge is stocked with beautiful decor and custom creations to help you celebrate the season in style. Think personalized plaid stockings, knitted toques for babies and kids and even festive pillow covers for the home!

From the shop: Canada Post has already issued warnings of increased mail and parcel delivery for the 2020 holiday season. As we ship many of our items lettermail to save costs, we highly recommend you order holiday and gift items early! Stay safe and cozy!

Delivery: Ready to dispatch in 1-3 business days with FREE shipping.

3. Sparked Up Studio

These wooden engraved ornaments with your child’s drawings may very well be the most precious keepsake we’ve come across. From North Bay’s Sparked Up Studio, they’re perfect for your own tree, or to gift to grandparents and close family, we can already see the tears rolling down your cheeks as you unwrap these adorable pieces. Laser cut wood magnets, keychains, necklaces or pictures are also available.

From the shop: Laser Cut, Wood Burned & Hand Painted Designs from your child’s art

Delivery: Ready for dispatch in 3-5 days, free delivery

4. Spruce + Olive

Receiving holiday cards in the mail is always such a special part of the season, but with physical distancing it will mean even more this year. Spruce + Olive located in Huntsville, creates handmade cards for all occasions and has some beautiful designs for Christmas.

From the shop:
Handmade with Love
We are experiencing some shipping delays and we cannot guarantee any delivery times at this time due to covid-19. We will be sure to dispatch your order as soon as possible, however, once it’s in the hands of the couriers it could be 2+ weeks getting to you. If you require expedited shipping or pickup within Muskoka please message us and we can arrange that for you.

Delivery: ready to dispatch in 1 – 2 business days.

5. Muskoka Pillow Company

You can find something for everyone on your list at Muskoka Pillow Company. Spread some holiday cheer with a custom pillow, place mat, table runner or apron and give a lasting reminder that can be enjoyed year after year!

From the shop: These handcrafted products are designed to enhance your everyday living space with a rustic flare, while remaining attractive and versatile. I use all natural cotton canvas in my products. All of the stencils and artwork are hand painted with acrylic fabric paint, or for more fine detail heat transfer vinyl is applied with a commercial heat press. All designs come in a variety of colors.

Delivery: Ready to dispatch in 3-5 business days with FREE shipping.

6. Antler Trading Post

Antler Trading Company is located in Thunder Bay and offers an array of quality handmade home decor. Think rustic decorations, ornaments and even festive masks!

Customer Review: Shipped quickly and beautiful quality! Will definitely order again!

Delivery: Ready for dispatch in 1-3 days, contact for delivery costs.

7. Float Creative

Sault Saint Marie based seller, Float Creative offers festive digitally designed cards, gift tags and prints along with custom ornaments, shirts, and more!

Customer Review: Quick and easy to upload to online print shop. Highly recommend. Great quality.

Delivery: Digital designs available via download, other items ready for dispatch in 1-3 days, contact for delivery.

8. Muskoka Pewter

You will find beautifully handcrafted pewter gifts and heirlooms at Bracebridge’s Muskoka Pewter. Each item is 100% lead free pewter and hand carved. Makes a great gift or buy one just for you!

Customer Review: I feel so joyful looking at this. It’s uplifting.

Delivery: Dispatch and delivery varies. Contact for details.

Looking for even more festive holiday inspiration? Check out the Etsy Christmas Shop!

How are you making this Christmas special + safe? Drop us a note, we’d love to hear from you!

In celebrating the people, places and positives that set the North apart our editors naturally review products and make recommendations. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. This will help subsidize the copious amounts of coffee and tea we go through while creating Northern-inspired content. Trust that any compensation received will never influence Northern Heart +  Home. We only feature items we love and think you will too! 

November, 2020

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