The Ultimate Northeastern Ontario Gift Guide

by | Nov 23, 2021 | Big Blog | 0 comments

We made a list and checked it twice! 


Find something for everyone this holiday season with our Northeastern Ontario Gift Guide.

Make shopping for gifts this holiday season as easy and enjoyable as it is opening them. Our essential Northeastern Ontario gift guide features items from some of our favourite local makers. And the best part? You can feel good about supporting these this holiday season! You’re sure to find a gift for everyone on your list — and maybe a little something for yourself as well! 

Some items may be out of stock due to limited quantity, so be sure to order early, and check websites for alternatives or restock dates.


Company: Northern Antlers

Location: Treaty 9 Territory


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With this handmade jewelry from ethically-sourced reindeer and elk antlers, you’ll be giving a real piece of the North. Their Métis-Algonquin maker lives and works in an off-grid tiny home on Treaty 9 Territory using antlers from a nearby reindeer farm. These gorgeous stocking stuffers are as close to Santa as it gets!


Company: Lakeside Knits Co

Location: New Liskeard

Tara crafts all kinds of beautiful toques and scarves, for adults and kids, as well as the occasional booties or baby sweater. If you’re lucky, she’ll be accepting custom orders! If you’re looking for a new matching set for the kids or grandkids, this is the perfect gift for the snowy season. 


Company: Mud Dog Creek Candles 

Location: Callander


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Established in 2013, Mud Dog Creek offers handcrafted candles made from 100% natural soy wax. With over 120 incredibly delicious long lasting scents to choose from, you’ll find the perfect scent for everyone on your list! Bonus: Their products are eco-friendly, renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable.


Company: Lure of the North

Location: Espanola


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Specializing in traditional winter travel, handcrafts and wilderness living, Lure of the North offers outdoor workshops and guided winter camping expeditions. And for the niche outdoor enthusiast slash DIYer on your list, they’ve got you covered with their make-your-own-snowshoes (or mittens, toboggan or moccasins) kit — as well as specialized outdoor tools and accessories. They’re closing their retail shop in December, so grab one of these unique products while you can!


Company: Perivale Gallery

Location: Manitoulin Island


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This lovely gallery in Spring Bay on Manitoulin Island has been a showcase for Canadian Artists for over 40 years. With original paintings, photographs, sculptures and more, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the new homeowner or art lover on your list — or even a piece of Northern Ontario to keep for your own! Visit their gallery online for information on purchasing one of these truly beautiful pieces.


Company: Beam Paints

Location: M’Chigeeng

Beam Paints creates beautiful gouache and watercolour palettes for the artist in your life. Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey blend together to create colours that are a joy to paint with. ​​Handmade in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island/Mnidoo Mnising from local pigments, these colours are a love letter to the land they come from. 


Company: Paws N Tots 

Location: Hanmer

Hand-knotted bohemian inspired macrame creations. A variety of simplistic yet very detailed macrame keychains, pacifier clips, bows, and decor to choose from. Paws N Tots has a wonderful selection of beautiful earth tone colours to match anyone’s aesthetic. 


Company: Sun & Soil 

Location: Sudbury

Do you know someone who is filling up window sills and shelves with their love of plants? Sun & Soil macrame plant holders are a perfect gift for the plant lover! These neutral macrames come in all sizes and offer a variety of different styles to suit everyone’s taste.  


Company: Sam’s Chewables

Location: North Bay


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Keep those babies busy with 100% food-grade silicone beads, teethers and pendants from Sam’s Chewables. They have a great selection from every colour to every season. They are also 100% non toxic, lead free, BPA free, PVC free, mercury free and phthalate free so you can feel good about all their products. 


Company: The Wooden Kind 

Location: Sudbury


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Handcrafted wooden toys for babies and children. These eco-friendly, sustainable, non-toxic wooden toys are handmade with local materials, and are as beautiful as they are fun to play with. For the holiday season you can find them at various markets in the Sudbury area!


Company: Earths Elements Jewellery 

Location: North Bay

Jewelry designer Nancy Stephenson creates fine beaded necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. In addition to gemstones and 14k gold, you’ll find real leather cord bracelets and necklaces, and a vegan/faux suede option as well. She also offers custom pieces depending on supplies and time frame, so if you’re looking to personalize a piece give her a call! 


Company: Giesler Boats 

Location: Powassan


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Reliable, long lasting and true craftsmanship quality. B.Giesler and Sons Boat Builders was founded in 1921 and has been making boats by hand ever since. Their product line now includes 11 different items. If you’re looking to excite the nautically-inclined with a special gift this year, one of these beautifully crafted boats is sure to be the perfect thing.


Company: Amberwood Pottery

Location: Naughton


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Pottery with an earthy modern twist! Choose from a variety of pre-made styles and designs, or personalize your gift with a custom serving plate or bowl. And if you’ve got a coffee or tea aficionado on your list, what’s more perfect than a custom mug? 


Company: Landry Woodworking

Location: North Bay

Find one-of-a-kind charcuterie boards, tables, benches, knife handles and custom coasters! This local woodworker accepts custom orders to turn your wild gift ideas into reality. 


Company: Thornloe Cheese

Location: Thornloe

Wondering what to give the person who has everything? If they like cheese (and who doesn’t like cheese?!?) the answer is: a gift box from Thornloe Cheese. This 100% Canadian, 100% farmer-owned company has been producing award-winning cheese products in Northern Ontario for over 71 years! Their secret to success? Old-fashioned cheese making techniques and fresh milk produced locally in the unique agricultural area of Temiskaming Shores. Their delicious selection of gift boxes ship flat-rate to each province. Add a cheese board from Landry Woodworking and you’ve got a perfect pair.

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