“When you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance”
Raise your hand if you can’t believe it’s already Christmas? Same with us! We are now in our tenth month of COVID-19 and many local businesses have been negatively impacted due to the pandemic. We believe shopping local this Christmas is the best way we can give back and help support our community- check out our holiday gift guide below highlighting a couple of our favourite local companies here in Vancouver!
- GODDESS MAKES | @GODDESSMAKES
Handmade scrunchies and masks - Freya (@goddessmakes) is a very dear friend and one of the beautiful faces representing Mackenzie Maddison! When we decided to put together this holiday gift guide we immediately thought of this woman-run business. Freya has created a beautiful brand consisting of handmade scrunchies and masks. Her products are made from different fabrics; silk, velvet and cashmere are just a few and custom orders are always an option. We believe these products would be great gifts and/or stocking stuffers for your bestie or sibling - order your separates or a matching set (scrunchie and mask) today!
You can also find @goddessmakes at Elle Boutique on Richards Street in Yaletown.
- TUESDAYS AND SUNDAYS | @TUESDAYSANDSUNDAYS
To: All You Wine Lovers,
Tuesdays and Sundays - a micro wine club designed to help you always have a good bottle on hand.
Have you found yourself taking more trips to your closest BCL lately? We have!
We recently heard about this unique, no commitment wine club. It’s a brilliant gift for your wine loving friends this Christmas! The club’s founder Sonia, has personally picked wines she loves and includes them every month. We understand buying wine can be stressful but with a membership to Tuesdays and Sundays, you already have the perfect bottle ready to go! Each release features a “Tuesday wine” and a “Sunday Wine”.
Tuesday Wine - inexpensive, reliable, and fully justified.
Sunday Wine - interesting, enjoyable, and special.
With each new release, you can simply choose to opt in or skip that round with no strings attached. We absolutely love and look forward to our wine nights here at Mackenzie Maddison. We suggest a membership and/or gift card to Tuesdays and Sundays would make an original and fun gift to your wine loving friends!
You can purchase a gift card to Tuesdays and Sundays online - tueadaysandsundays.com
- AMARA BLUE DESIGNS | @AMARABLUEVAN
“Beauty is who you are… Jewelry is simply the icing on the cake.”
Amara Blue Designs, Vancouver based, specializing in delicate, small batch adornments made in Canada. Every piece is handcrafted and made to order. To include, all designs are made out of ethically sourced sterling silver and gold. The jewelry from Amara Blue Designs would be the perfect addition to any women’s collection - a staple piece. The perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas!
Our favourite piece is the Femme Libre Charm Necklace! Order yours online - www.amarabluedesigns.com
- NALA SKINCARE | @NALACARE
Skincare is everything!
Nala - a skincare company that values high quality products free-from negative side effects. *Bless*
At Mackenzie Maddison we love all-natural products. As someone who recently made the conscious switch to all-natural deodorants - I would highly recommend! Nala skincare focuses on using high-quality ingredients at the forefront and encourages deep self-care. It is there promise to you, the consumer to always use products free from the worst offenders in the cosmetic world - amazing!
Conscious and elevated gift giving - a Nala deodorant makes the perfect stocking stuffer to all your self-care gurus this season!
Shop online - www.nalacare.com
- MARA - ARTIST | @MARA_DOT_COM
Personalized and made with love!
We know and love Mara and believe her talent shouldn’t go unnoticed. A local artist specializing in custom illustrations - pass along a picture of your most loved memory/loved one and have it re-created into a one-of-a-kind card or framed artwork.
A special, thoughtful, and heartwarming gift for a special someone!
You can contact Mara on IG - @mara_dot_com or www.maradot.com
- MALA THE BRAND | @MALATHEBRAND
“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy soy candles which is kind of the same thing.”
Mala the Brand, eco-friendly soy candles hand poured in Vancouver.
Can you have too many candles? We don’t think so!
It’s been inspiring to watch Mala the Brand grow and collaborate with locals in the community. A brand inspired by the everyday: our surroundings, nature and travel - seeking moments and memories with their minimalistic aesthetic.
Their recent collaboration with Vancouver based influencer Emma Leger (@emmaleger) is the cutest candle trio ever made *haha*. Honestly, the perfect holiday gift for your aesthetic loving bestie.
Shop their beautiful soy candles online - www.malathebrand.com
We hope you enjoyed our holiday gift guide featuring just a few of our favourite local companies! When holiday shopping this year we encourage you to step away from Amazon and into your community. Support local and keep the culture, hustle, and dream alive in beautiful Vancouver, BC!
PS - we can’t forget to mention, if you’re looking for quality swimwear for your next dip in the hot tub or your next vacation, you know where to go! 😉
Sending love to everyone this holiday season!