For the Community, By The Community: Venture for Canada 2021 Gift Guide

For the Community, By The Community: Venture for Canada 2021 Gift Guide.

In a frenzy, looking for gift ideas for the holidays? We’ve got you covered. 

A mix of local products, VF Partner small businesses, and some of our staff picks; we’ve put together a list of where you can find some special and unique gifts, while you support Canadian small businesses.


The Gift of Growing – Ava Grows

“Growing plants is hard. Thanks to the AVA Byte, however, you can now grow all of your favorite greens without hassle.”

Ava Grows is a Smart Indoor Gardening machine that brings automatic watering, lights and nutrients to your plants, all year round! Grow your favourite herbs and leafy greens.

Located in Vancouver, BC |

The Gift of Looking Fresh – Stay Golden

Stay Golden Custom is an Atlantic-Canadian-based merchandising & branding solutions company, helping to take your ideas from concept to cotton. They work with clients across Canada to help create premium custom printed clothing and merchandise for their businesses, teams, and brands.

Located in Hunter, PEI |

The Gift of Therapy – InkBlot Therapy

“Inkblot aims to help you feel motivated and at your best.”

Inkblot uses advanced technologies for intelligent matching, monitoring effectiveness, and eliminating geographical barriers. At the same time, they maximize the human connection between care providers and clients, and believe this harmony is the key to our success.

Located in Toronto, ON |


The Gift of Relaxation – Nana + Livy

Samantha Reeve

A handmade artisan bath and body shop.

The concept of Nana + Livy started out as a mere interest in soapmaking during Amelia’s long and challenging maternity leave in 2017. As days went by, her passion for soapmaking was strengthened when she became fascinated with the discovery that healthy food ingredients can be transformed into bath and body products. 

Located in Vancouver, BC |

The Gift of Waking Up – Analog Coffee

Hannah Consitt

At Analog, the average is completely unacceptable. They’re always in search of the finest coffees and brewing equipment for their customers and for their community.

Located in New York |

The Gift of Jewelry – Urban Fusion

Gina Patterson

One-of-a-kind fused glass jewelry designs.

A born creator, self-taught glass artist Jennifer Blair admits that her glass work has evolved organically through trial & error and hours of creative exploration within the medium.

Located in Halifax, NS |

The Gift of Gifting – The Paper Place

Abi Temak

This is the place for the paper obsessed. For paper lovers. For the paper curious.

The Paper Place sells varied and unique stationery, gifts, craft supplies, and miscellaneous fabulous things. They offer a treasure box of curiosities, thoughtfully and lovingly hand-selected by owner Heather Sauer.

Location in Toronto, ON |

The Gift of Being Craftsy – Hanji Gifts

Abi Temak

Your destination for Korean hanji paper, greeting cards, stationery, ceramics, and gifts.

Hanji Gifts started as an introduction to Korean tradition and design and has developed into a diverse and safe space that offers a wide variety of giftware, papers, stationery, craft supplies, accessories, and cards, all carefully picked out for the highest quality and innovative design.

Location Toronto, ON |

The Gift of Jewelry – Daniela Fougere Jewelry 

Anna Smith

Daniele Fougere Jewelry creates simple and unique jewelry with timeless gems and metals. They pride themselves on creating quality high-end pieces at a modest price.

Location St.John, NF |

The Gift of ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Venture for Canada

Venture for Canada is a non-profit organization that trains young Canadians to become the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. 

Share the love with family and friends by purchasing a shirt or sweater. 100% proceeds go to entrepreneurial scholarships for underserved Canadians. 

Location Nationwide |

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