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A canvas backpack by Vancouver-based brand Herschel that is both durable and spacious. It has three pockets on the outside, along with a fabric pocket inside to fit your laptop. And it has such a compact and minimalist design that it won’t look like you’re wearing a turtle shell.
A pack of reusable food wraps by Abeego that’ll replace single-use plastic wrap or aluminum foil. They’re perfect for small food items like cheese, fruit, and sandwiches, and they respond to the warmth and pressure of your hand to shape and seal them.
An apple cider vinegar shampoo by Live Clean that’ll remove all the dirt, oil, and dry shampoo that’s built up in your hair. It also has a blend of chamomile and sunflower seed extract that’ll add moisture and shine to your locks. It works on all hair types, and it’s gentle enough to use every day.
A graphic T-shirt by Peace Collective that’ll show your love for your home and native land. It’s made from 100% cotton and has a minimalist design that’ll complement anything in your closet.
An organic body scrub by Basd Bodycare that’ll reenergize your skin and soul with its unique blend of Arabica coffee, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E. You’ll fall in love with the grainy texture and intoxicating scent of this exfoliant, and it’s gentle enough to use anywhere on your body.
A crossbody bag by Matt and Nat that is perfect for anyone who hates carrying around big purses. It’s spacious enough to hold your essentials like your phone, wallet, and keys, but it’s also super stylish. And the strap is both removable and adjustable, so you can wear it as a tiny tote bag.
A bottle of hair mist by Design.Me that’ll take your mane to new heights. It’s a volumizing powder that won’t leave your hands or hair feeling sticky or greasy and will give a great base for updo, braids, and other hairstyles.
A set of beautifully-illustrated thank you cards, because you appreciate sending a handwritten letter over an email or a text message. Each card is designed and printed in Canada by Valiant Made, with two blank pages for you to fill with your kind words.
A bag of Kicking Horse organic, fair trade coffee that’ll definitely put a pep in your step. There are over a dozen flavours to choose from and it’s highly-rated (over 1,000 five-star reviews!). The beans are grown sustainably by farmers around the world, but they’re roasted right here in Canada.
A wireless bra by Toronto-based lingerie brand Love & Nudes that comes in several shades of nude. It’s made with a moisture-wicking blend of nylon and Spandex and has adjustable straps with a racerback hook, so you can wear it with anything.
An eyeliner pencil by Annabelle Cosmetics you can use on your waterline add definition and intensity. The gel formula is waterproof and dries quickly to leave behind a matte finish that won’t smudge or flake.
A Toronto-based bookstore called A Different Booklist that offers a wide selection of literature written by black authors from the African and Caribbean diaspora, along with authors from Asia and Latin America. You can find books from every genre and a variety books by black Canadian authors including Dionne Brand, David Chariandy, and Esi Edugyan.
A clay mask by Niu Body that’s made with green tea, kaolin, and French green clay) to help detox your skin and treat all those pesky skin issues like blackheads, acne, and excess oil. It comes as a powder, so you just have to mix it with a little water. Leave it on your face for up to 12 minutes and then say hello to glowy skin.
A set of loose tea samples from DavidsTea that are so good, you’ll feel a little ~guiltea~ about not sharing. There are 12 different flavours and each tin makes about two cups of tea. Plus, they’re all organic and caffeine free, so you can have a small cuppa before bed to help you unwind.
A tube of hand cream by Cake Beauty that’ll save your skin from drying out like the Sahara Desert. It’s made with shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, and green tea extract to soften, protect, and moisturize your dry hands. It absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy and leaves behind a mouthwatering scent of buttercream frosting.
A cute octopus toy that your baby will want to hold tight and not let go. It’s made with a soft cotton blend and has a striped pattern because black and white are the first colours your baby will recognize. Plus, you can use the tentacles to attach the toy to your babies crib, stroller, or pacifier, so you never lose it.
A dry facial brush by Province Apothecary that’ll become part of your morning ritual. It’ll feel like a mini massage on your face and help remove dead skin cells, encourage blood circulation, and reduce puffiness.
A pair of crew socks by Toronto-based brand Keep Your Socks Off that’ll add a burst of colour to any neutral or monochrome outfit. They’re made with a blend of cotton and bamboo, so they’re stretchy, breathable, and oh-so-comfy.
A pair of minimalist Jenny Bird earrings that’ll make you shine bright like a diamond. The 2-in-1 design is great because you can wear the stud by itself or add the circular ear jacket to create a more elegant look.
A pair of moccasins from Manitobah Mukluks that’ll probably become the most comfortable shoes you own. They’re made in Winnepeg with a combination of suede leather, rabbit fur, sheepskin and hand-stitched beadwork. They’re a great shoe option for any occasion and are perfect for the spring and summer seasons.
A rich gel moisturizer from Marcelle that’ll give your thirsty skin the hydration it needs. It’s a fragrance-free formula that’s packed with spirulina and Canadian glacier water. It’s suited for all skin types, especially for anyone look for a lightweight, daily moisturizer.
A short-sleeved Kushies baby bib that’ll provide as much coverage as a smock or apron. It’s long enough that it’ll sit in their lap to protect their shirt and pants, and it’ll keep their outfit squeaky clean, even after they’ve had a messy meal.
A shower caddy by Umbra that’s made of rust-proof silicone, so the shelves will stretch to fit all your bathroom products. It has two sturdy mounting hooks that can hang on your shower head or curtain rod, and it has four small hooks on the sides to hang small items like a bath sponge.
A vegan soy blend candle with a hilarious message on the jar that you’ve probably said to a friend or yourself. You can choose from a dozen different jars and then choose from a handful of scents to create a customized candle.
A pack of gilded eye masks by Vancouver-based beauty brand Grace & Stella that’ll give your under-eyes a little TLC. They’re packed with powerhouse ingredients like vitamin C, rose oil, and hyaluronic acid that’ll help reduce fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness in 15 minutes.
A natural deodorant spray by Way of Will that’ll keep your feet and shoes smelling minty fresh all day, every day, especially if you’re super active. The blend of essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus have aromatherapeutic benefits that’ll deodorize, reenergize, and soothe your feet.
A skirt by Kaela Kay, a fashion designer in Toronto, that is so beautiful, it’ll make you want to twist and shout. The bold print is inspired by the designer’s African roots and has a matching top that creates a two-piece dress.
And finally, a vegan shampoo by Voir Haircare that’ll cleanse, smooth, and volumize hair, so it takes even less time to style your hair. It’s made with hyaluronic and lactic acids that help hydrate your hair and scalp and will leave behind a light floral scent that’ll remind you of the great outdoors.