April 05, 2018
Hooray for Canadian Handmade! As a proud Canadian, it’s my pleasure to share my fun homegrown party ideas and goodies with you through my shop. It’s also a thrill to share the spotlight with other fabulous Canadian makers who are killing it with their own brand of happy. That leads us to this fun top 10 list I’ve handpicked just for you on baby shower gifts made in beautiful Canada. It’s my pick of some awesome shops you just need to get to know better. These are in no particular order and I am not affiliated with these shops—just a fan sharing the love. Let’s get the party started
Tammy in Barrie, Ontario
Ok, these are just the most adorable tee pee play tents you could ever wish for! Handcrafted and made in Canada (of course) each tent is custom made with awesome high quality materials. They can also be personalized and you have a wide variety of fabrics to choose from—so great! These playful pieces create a super cosy place for kids to read, play games, hide, or snuggle up with their Mamas and Papas. Yours truly actually has one and I can’t believe how easy it is to set up and take down. Big fan!
Dee in Vancouver, British Columbia
Creating things for little ones is a passion for Dee and I just can’t get enough of this baby onesie—a personal favourite. Full of sweetness and fun, this 100% cotton onesie will bring a smile to so many faces and is super practical too!
Megan in Mississauga, Ontario
With over 22 years of experience as a photographer, Megan knows her stuff! An expert in capturing the beautiful beginnings of your newborn’s life, she loves to get those adorable sleepy pics you can’t get enough of—and never will! Baby bump pics are also a specialty of hers! If you are local to her, a session with Megan should be at the top of your to-do list.
Amanda in Montreal, Quebec
Not only an incredible maker, Amanda is also a dental hygienist and knows the importance of keeping teeth safe and babies healthy. They love to chew! In her shop you’ll find all kinds of amazing silicone teethers for that first year of pain, including stylish jewellery that mama can wear (bracelets and necklaces) and baby can gnaw on—safely! I personally love that if you decide you don’t want the teether attached, you can easily remove it and replace it with a pacifier instead. That’s super smart design!
Mathilde in Vancouver, British Columbia
The name is fun and so is this shop, focused on creating lifelong friends to awake senses and imagination. One of my favourites is this sweet sleepy moon pillow, made from super soft high quality minky fabric and filled with soft polyester stuffing. So squishable! The eyes are hand stitched and the little star is attach to the moon. They also have an option to have the name of your baby handstitched onto the pillow. Does it get any sweeter than that?
Sugar Crush Co
Quinn - thats me!
Well, I couldn’t leave one of my own favourites off the list, could I? Sometimes every mama needs a reminder to enjoy these days as they are gone before you know it. That’s why I have exclusive and easy-to-print art to help you decorate your nursery your way! You simply download the file, print, and frame. Perfect for baby shower or a new mom that is simply tired and needs that gentle reminder to snuggle a little longer. Made by me—also a mama!
Lee in Ontario
Check out these lovely hand painted signs just full of sweet personality. Using quality all-natural milk paints, mineral paints, low VOC chalk-based paints, natural stains and gel stains, they really care about creating items that are safe for a new mom and her sweet baby. I mean, just look at the super cute “the snuggle is real” sign. So simple and just so perfect.
Get ready for the sweetest felt pom pom mobiles and garlands. I just love these for adding an adorable focal point in your nursery. Featuring 100% felt poms from Nepal, thick canvas and felt, and handmade yarn tassels, this maker just knows how to add a smile to your nursery décor. And this nursery is to die for!
Ashley in Manitoba
This is such a smart one! Say goodbye to blankets blowing off your baby and waking them up. This fun company creates made to order baby car seat canopies so you can have all the privacy and protection you want for your precious cargo. Isn't that smart? They're made to fit standard size infant car seats and are available in many fabrics. PLUS, you can personalize it with your baby's name. Mom's life just got easier, right?
Andrea in British Columbia
This is where soft is done right! This maker and mom of three knows the important of quality comfort and would love to create a personalized baby blanket just for you. There are so many designs to die for, but I love this one because it goes with everything. It’s also really perfect for a gender neutral baby shower. TIP: Don’t know the baby’s name yet? Put the last name on it as a fun twist.
And that’s our list of the top 10 baby shower gifts handmade in Canada. Hope you found some goodies you need to have. Got a Canadian fave of your own? Do share with us. Thanks for stopping by and for visiting. Until next time, sweets!
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