You can still support independent brands on a budget! Here are 15 of our favourite picks for stocking stuffers under $40.
1. Teenadult Stickers ($5.50-$14)
Teenadult's Stickers are designed by Montreal artist Kezna Dalz. These stickers are just the thing to help someone decorate their laptop, notebook or waterbottle.
Never forget what month it is with Alisha Davidson's Wild Womxn Calendar! The 2023 edition features fun illustrations and two-tone risograph printing.
3. Amy of Suburbia by Alanna Why ($20)
Amy Of Suburbia is a pop punk trip down memory lane. Told through LiveJournal entries, this novella follows Amy, a 12-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Ottawa in 2007 who's obsessed with American Idiot. It's the perfect read for any former (or current!) emo kids.
4. Danielle Wright Leather Cardholder ($38)
Danielle Wright's Leather Cardholders are tiny wallets with tons of personality. Silkscreened onto leather, these fun cardholders feature different faces that will make you smile any time you reach for your bus pass or debit card.
5. Cartouche MTL Hair Clips and Earrings ($16-$39)
Made out of interesting materials like clay and thread, Cartouche MTL's hair clips and earrings are a sweet pop of colour that anyone will appreciate.
6. Meghan MacWhirter Ceramic Ornaments and Clips ($24-$28)
Meghan MacWhirter is a ceramicist based out of Calgary. Her unique hand painted ornaments and hair clips are filled with whimsy. How else could you decorate your Christmas tree with a cow, pickle jar or banana?!
7. Le Bon Shoppe Socks ($22-$38)
Made with the softest fabrics and the brightest colours, Le Bon Shoppe's Socks are sure to add some fun to your sock drawer. Whether you choose fuzzy, grandpa-style or cashmere, who doesn't love a new pair of socks!
8. Heirloom Hats Primrose Hair Bow ($32)
Made out of felted rabbit fur, Heirloom Hats' Primrose Hair Bow is sweet and whimsical. It's the perfect hair accessory for anyone with a thick and luscious mane.
9. By Winifred Izzy Keychain ($25)
By Winifred's Izzy Keychain is a sweet nod to hand-beaded crafts we made during the summer camp or slumber parties of our youth. These Y2K keychains are perfect for never losing your house keys at the bottom of your purse.
10. Super Sensitive Mirror Decal ($15)
Super Sensitive's Mirror Decal is a sweet little reminder for anyone to stick on their bathroom or bedroom mirror.
11. Sunday Skies Soy Wax Candles ($21)
Made out soy wax, Sunday Skies Candles are a fun aesthetic touch for your bedside table or bookshelf. Available as pillar hearts and flowers, as well as seashells.
12. Metatron Short Stories and Poetry Chapbooks ($14-$18)
Based in Montreal, Metatron is a small press publishing emerging talent from Canada and beyond. We love their inventive approach to poetry and short stories.
13. Sainte-Cecile Gatineau Hills Magnet ($12)
Nature lover on your list? Sainte-Cecile's Gatineau Hills Magnet will always remind them of the vast trails to explore in their area!
14. Hawkly Stud Earrings ($35-$40)
Hawkly's Stud Earrings are simple and sweet. Cast in silver and bronze, these studs are easy to wear for every day.
15. CoutuKitsch Hair Clips ($20-$25)
The Y2K trend is here to stay, so get on the bandwagon with a CoutuKitsch Hair Clip. Whether you go for a big acetate claw or a mini barrette, these hair accessories are perfect for keeping your hair out of the way.