Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Giving the perfect gift is one of my super powers, I'd say it's one of my love languages. It's always really important to me to give a gift that is thoughtful and tailored to my specific clients. It's not about the actual gift or how much you spend it's the energy and thought behind it.
Think about a time you received a gift where it really moved you, someone listened to maybe something you mentioned or that was perfectly suited for you. Remember how it felt? You get to recreate that for your clients and loved ones and it doesn't have to cost a lot or be a huge under taking.
There are a ton of wonderful local businesses in your neighbourhood who are catering to clients, have beautiful packaging, are thoughtfully sourced and don't have massive impacts on the environment. I talk about this all the time on the Suit to Sneaker Podcast at the end of each episode I ask my guest to give a shout out to their favourite local business, I've discovered so many great new companies that I've ended up supporting.
I thought I'd give you a few of my favourite items to gift to help you on your gift giving journey!
The Sweet Tooth
You will never have a better hand crafted chocolate than Mary Brigaderio
I love sending this to my clients saying "I've loved watching your business grow!" Shop Foli ships in Canada and the packaging and pots are stunning!
This robe is my favourite of all time! It's made for anyone, taking care of ourselves could not be more important than it is today. All You Are was created by the most incredible woman Kena Paranjape
By far the most adorable baby store in my neighbourhood (and the ship too!) is August Kinn, you are going to want to buy everything! They carry beautiful baby and kids clothes and even have a great selection for adults.
I love MaiLin Jewelry for a simple piece that you can even insert into a card to say that you are thinking about someone.
If you are looking for a wonderful local to Toronto gifting company, check out Caribou Gifts, they fun, thoughtful and ethically-sourced gifts both adults and kids will love, customized and delivered without leaving the comfort of your home.
These are just a few of the things I love, I could go on and on! If you ever need help figuring out what to give send me a DM I'm always here to help and make the day of those around us one gift at at time.
p.s. If gifting isn't in your budget, remember a beautifully hand written card has more of an impact than you realize.