2019 Mama's & Co. Holiday Gift Guide
To help you support small businesses this holiday season, we’ve put together our 4th annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring gifts for everyone on your list from some of our amazing Mamas & Co. members!
With 30 different sizes of hoops in yellow gold, rose gold, and sterling silver, Citrus offers mementos for your bespoke moments.
Solve your dry skin issues with products from Phases Beauty – A company founded and run by a Mama of two who is on a mission to solve her own dry skin problems with products made with premium plant-based ingredients.
Capture the essence of your family with a photography mini-session by Mini & Me Photograph. This is a great gift for families to refresh their family portraits with creative and original options without a big-time or financial commitment.
The Sustain Company offers unique gifts that are made from upcycled material like these unique, fair trade, artisanal sari robes made from upcycled material. Each robe is stylish and comes in two different lengths. A great gift for someone who has everything!
A 14k gold-filled medallion necklace by Accessories by Talia would make a fabulous gift hand stamped with the initial of the jewellery lover in your life!
For Babies & Kids
Mini Mioche makes the best ethical and sustainable unisex basics for little ones. This is an ideal gift for expectant parents and kids up to 12 years!
Enjoy a special kids’ collection of five specially curated, fun (and healthy) family favourite recipes for the lil’ chefs and kitchen helpers in your lives from Epicure with Anne Dickson!
Nurture your little ones in the softness of organic cotton muslin and wellness of therapeutic herbs. Panchhi Inc. offers gifts that are thoughtful, unique and environmentally friendly!
Give the gift of play with an annual family membership to Oaks ‘n Acorns! The membership will give the recipient discounts off all their programs and services, and half off playtime (which is great for winter)!
Entice the foodies in your life with all-natural Indian Spice blends from Jaswant’s Kitchen. Their spice blends and recipe collections make it easy for anyone who is interested in cooking Indian food at home.
Buck Naked Soap Company an all-natural, vegan body care line of soaps made in Canada. With dozens of soaps, bath bombs, salt soaks and more – all specially formulated with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Perfect as an everyday product and as a pampering gift!
Common Threads is making Christmas easy for you with DIY gift workshops, maker-kits, and gift certificates – all designed to bring some hand made love to the Holidays this year! There are gifts to be made for teachers and grandparents, maker kits for the creative people in your life and gift certificates for anyone who loves to learn.
Ring in the New Year with Pictonat Photography for updated family portraits, a great gift for yourself or a loved one. A special New Year photo mini-session package is available on select dates in January and February and includes: 5 digitals images, private online gallery, 15 min studio session, and a bonus 8x10 professional print for $225+HST. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Give the gift of warmth this winter with high-quality SweetLegs leggings by Nikki Remicki. With many patterns and sizes to choose from, there is something for everyone!
Not sure what to get for those tweens, teens, teachers or hostesses? Gift the gift of flattering lipgloss that glides on easily and packs a delicious punch by Beautycounter by Kerri Torrey. There are five shades to choose from, each with its own unique scent experience.
Give the gift of health to your loved ones with a 1-month membership to 9Round! Oh, what fun will be had with unlimited workouts, no class times and kickboxing circuits!
Teach your children and family about the power of giving by gifting a family photo session to a family battling congenital heart disease with Project Mighty Hearts, because everyone’s story deserves to be told.
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