This Holiday Season, we’ve put together a gift guide focusing on local Toronto-based, female-founded businesses!
→ Nomz Superfood
For the smoothie-obsessed individual in your life, we have a new, incredibly nutrient-dense superfood blend to add to smoothies. It’s an all-in-one blend of vitamins and minerals, with healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants. The best part is that it comes in a refillable glass jar with the option to purchase refill bags once they are hooked! Find this in our pantry!
This Toronto-based company has a variety of products from accessories and apparel to candles and hand care. We’re obsessed with the Cloud Nine headband, a stylish and amazingly soft headband, perfect for keeping your hair out of your face during your skincare routine or when applying makeup.
→ Jenny Bird
This Toronto-founded jewelry powerhouse company is a go-to for quality statement pieces! From chains to hoops, Jenny Bird offers amazing options that are simultaneously timeless and trendy. Gift a loved one Jenny Bird for the Holidays this year!
For a true investment piece, Aiyana team member, Emilie Nolan’s contemporary fine jewelry company, Oremme, is our pick! Founded with the ritual of marking life’s big moments with jewelry, Oremme offers timeless pieces that will withstand trends for years to come. Gift a loved one Oremme!
→ Gift card to North Medical Spa
This is a perfect gift for the skincare aficionado in your life! With locations in Toronto, Oakville and Collingwood, North Medical Spa offers a wide range of treatments from Hydrafacials to Microneedling.
→ Eleven Thirty Shop
Handmade in Toronto, this company has incredible high-quality Italian leather goods, from shoulder bags and totes to backpacks and wallets. They promote buying less by buying well, which is a philosophy we can get behind. As an added perk, you can bring your bag back to their store anytime for complimentary cleaning and conditioning!
→ MAMA bracelet
This gorgeous bracelet is the perfect gift for a new mama in your life, made with Rose Quartz, which symbolizes love and healing. Find this in our Pantry!
→ Postnatal massage
Whether you’re a new mom or have a kiddo or two already, a massage is an amazing gift and a postnatal massage is a specific, postpartum-focused treatment for new moms to encourage healing and support the body after birth. Yoga Mamas, located in The Beaches, specializes in fertility massage, offering prenatal and postnatal massage therapy services.
→ Ripe Superbalm
This balm, in collaboration between Ripe and Birch Babe, is the perfect all-purpose balm that is amazing for new mama’s skin, especially mama’s who may be experiencing dry skin postpartum or in need of scar healing. This balm is also amazing for babies experiencing any skin sensitivities or diaper rash. Do a new mama in your life a favour, and gift her this balm! Find this in our Pantry!
→ Sonday the Label
Help a new mama or pregnant friend or family member feel stylish this season with Sonday the Label. From essential basics to comfortable and chic dresses, this brand understands that style doesn’t have to be compromised when becoming a mom.
→ Aiyana gift card
Help new moms take the pressure off stockpiling their fridge and freezer for postpartum, and gift them a variety of nourishing meals and snacks to support their recovery! Gift cards are available to purchase on our website!
→ Body Moisturizing Bar
This moisturizing bar by Crowbar is an amazing alternative to traditional moisturizers. Unlike liquid moisturizers that mainly consist of water, this moisturizer bar is full of nourishing oils and butters that help protect skin from the dry, winter air. With completely plastic-free and recyclable packaging and delicious sandalwood, bergamot and jasmine smell, this bar is the perfect gift for a parent this season!
→ Rainbo mushrooms
Functional mushroom brand, Rainbo, is a Canadian-based, female-founded certified B Corp company offering a variety of tinctures, supplements, and functional foods. We are big fans of the 11:11 blend, for energy and immune support! We also love the Reishi blend for extra adaptogenic support during the sometimes stressful and chaotic holiday season. Give the gift of well-being and immunity this season with Rainbo Functional Mushrooms!
For all the holiday parties and festive social obligations this season, we have amazing all-natural cocktail mixes from Slurp for the cocktail lover in your life! This Toronto-based business offers amazing clean mixes, free from preservatives, made with real fruit juice and low-sugar simple syrup. Slurp is also a great option for creating fun mocktails for alcohol-free enjoyment!
→ Aiyana Gift card
The holidays are a busy time, full of delicious, decadent treats and foods. While we fully support indulging during the Holiday season, we also know that you sometimes crave a fresh, nutrient-rich meal amongst all the seasonal fare. Gift Aiyana for the parent in your life who will appreciate the hassle-free enjoyment of healthy prepared meals right to their door!
→ Night Shift ceramics
Everyone loves a good mug, and thoughtfully designed ceramics by Robyn, creator of Nightshift ceramics, are an excellent choice!
→ Verre Lune Candles
Candles are a go-to gift come the Holidays, and the female-founded and sustainability-guided brand, Verre Lune, is our candle of choice! Made using all-natural soy wax and phthalate and paraben-free fragrance oils, these beautiful candles housed in a reusable ceramic vessel make an amazing gift. And we all know how sad it is when our favourite candle runs out, Verre Lune has wax refills for all their candles, making this a great sustainable option.
→ Wild North Flower subscription
Winter can be dreary and grey, but gifting a parent a flower subscription can help bring in some colour and delight this winter! Wild North Flowers is our go-to female-founded, Toronto based flower subscription service. They will coordinate directly with your gift recipient to discuss floral preferences and timing, which makes this a perfect, hassle-free gift that keeps on giving!
→ Cycle balancing tea set
The Soulful Tea Blends Cycle Balancing Tea Set is the perfect gift for a teenager who is newly menstruating and needs some support for their cycle. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about the different phases of the menstrual cycle and the different symptoms in each phase. Find this in our pantry!
→ Coco market
Coco Market is a modern, healthier version of the convenience store, ideal for younger individuals looking for healthy swaps for some of their favourite snacks. Give the gift of a new experience with exposure to healthier alternatives!
→ Amoda hot chocolate
While Starbucks may be winning over your teen’s heart, we have a delicious hot chocolate option, with mineral-rich Cacao powder and calming Reishi, along with Maca and Matcha. The slight boost of caffeine makes it the perfect warm drink to start the day. It would also be great to sip on while finishing up homework, that won’t leave your teen wired and impact their sleep. Find this in our pantry!
→ Gift card to Health Hut for new skincare
Skincare can be intimidating, especially for a teenager who is experiencing hormonal changes for the first time with acne flare-ups and a new awareness of their skin. Health Hut is a natural shop for healthy skincare, beauty and lifestyle products. They can provide personalized recommendations for your teen, and guide them through the wide selection of products to build a new skincare routine.