Shop Local! Made-In-Ontario Holiday Gift Ideas
Support local artisans by choosing unique gifts made from Ontario wood. From sculptural vases to a good old-fashioned sleigh, you’ll find something here to please everyone on your list.
These rustic salt keepers add charm to a kitchen or dining table. Crafted in Ontario from local maple and walnut, they make great hostess gifts or presents for your favourite home cook. You can even have something engraved on the bottom.
Maple and Walnut Salt Keepers. 3⅝” w. x 2¾” h. $85 each. Eco Wood Turner.
These bright, cheerful spinning tops are made out of a single piece of wood and coloured with resin.
Pumbeeri. $30 each. Tahir Mahmood Design.
This large decorative bowl is both polished and rustic, making it just the thing to add visual interest to a coffee table or dining room sideboard.
Red Square Maple Bowls. Available in various sizes and woods (Black Walnut, Birch and Butternut). $100 to $300 each. Simply Rooted Woodshop.
Protect tabletops with these sleek wooden coasters — great for your own home or as a hostess gift. The 100% merino felted wool backing offers a smooth surface to rest on tables.
Felt & Wood Coasters. 4″ diam. x 1/4″ h. Set of four. $35. Rekindle.
Designed by Hamilton-Ont.-based artist Nicholas Hamilton Holmes, this baby rattle is crafted from a single piece of Ontario-sourced wood. The smooth, shiny surface is oiled with food-safe mineral oil, so baby can chew and explore. Ideal for developing motor skills, it also looks cool displayed on the nursery shelf as the little one gets older.
Hamilton Holmes rattles. Available in Ash , Maple, Walnut, Cherry and White oak. 6” l. x 1.5”-2” diam. (depending on wood stock). $65. Hamilton Holmes Woodworking & Design.
This classic bench is sure to be on the wish list of any Danish design fan. Crafted with Ash using traditional joinery techniques and finished with a handwoven cord seat, it’s made to last.
Danish Cord Bench. Ash & Natural Cord. $2450. Hamilton Holmes Woodworking & Design.
This stunning box elder bowl adds visual interest as a catchall on a front-hall console or jewelry dish on a bedroom dresser.
Box Elder Burl bowl. $215. Simply Rooted Woodshop.
Perfect for a winter-loving family, this classic sleigh looks great in action or displayed on a holiday-themed front porch. The cosy red-and-black plaid lining evokes nostalgia — and it’s waterproof, too!
Avid entertainers will adore this solid-wood serving tray. Crafted from maple that was previously tapped for syrup, this statement-making piece can be displayed on a dining room sideboard when not in use.
Tap Maple Charcuterie Board. Approx. 7″ w. x 32″ l., or 10″ w. x 24″ l. $158. Whistler Woodcraft.
This set of six wooden blocks, made from reclaimed oak and cherry, can be engraved with any combination of letters or graphic images you’d like. Displayed on a nursery shelf or used to build the ultimate tower, they’re a truly unique gift for the kids and new parents in your life.
Custom Baby Letter Blocks. Oak and Cherry. Each block approx. 1¼” cubed. $50/set of six. Jennifer Rong Designs.
You can never have too many serving boards! This rich-looking set will be a welcome addition to any cheese lover’s collection.
Cherry serving set. Black cherry. 1″ h. x 16″ w. x 6″ d. (board); 6 1/2” l. (spreader). $34.95. Dave Sexsmith, HayBayWoodworks.
The sharp lines of this handmade geometric holder provide a nice contrast to the natural shapes of the succulent it holds.
Geometric wood succulent holder. Cedar, linseed oil, beeswax. Approx. 3½″ h. x 3½″ w. $35. Jennifer Rong Designs.