63 Best Gifts From Canada (2023)
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Are you looking for the best gifts from Canada to send overseas?
Whether you’re visiting the “Great White North” for the first time or looking for unique Canadian gifts to bring overseas, chances are you’re here because you want to find the best Canadian products to represent this beautiful country. Well, you’re in the right place, because we’ve got a ton of great Canadian souvenirs and gift ideas to fit your budget and style.
When buying Canadian souvenirs, we believe in supporting local, independent businesses. That’s why we recommend buying from Etsy Canada, an online marketplace where independent sellers sell their unique, vintage, and handmade products, shipping directly to you. When you buy from Etsy, you’re supporting some of Canada’s most talented artisans.
If you want to create an incredibly unique gift, you can easily customize your Canadian gifts on an online platform like GS-JJ.com or Custom Pins. You can make your own travel souvenirs or gifts, such as custom pins, custom keychains, custom stickers, and more.
We love this idea of customizable gifts because of how personal you can make each gift or souvenir! Whether it’s an ornament for your Christmas travels, a custom patch for your eclectic travel bag, or a lanyard for an incoming group of exchange students, GS-JJ and Custom Pins have awesome products to fit a ton of different needs.
So, whether you’re travelling for the holiday season, sending birthday gifts overseas, buying corporate gifts for international clients, or just looking for some great souvenirs, we hope this list of best gifts from Canada inspires you.
63 Best Gifts from Canada
From trinkets to toques, curios to coffee, and mugs to mittens, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of the gifts from Canada.
- 63 Best Gifts from Canada
- Canadian Curios, Trinkets & Toys
- Canadian Food Gifts
- Canadian Coffee & Tea
- Alcohol Made in Canada
- Canadian & Indigenous Art
- Canada Accessories & Clothing Souvenirs
- Health & Beauty Products Made in Canada
- Canadian Jewelry
- What is the Best Canadian Gift?
- Where to Buy Canadian Souvenirs
- Wrap Up: 63 Best Gifts from Canada
Canadian Curios, Trinkets & Toys
Sometimes the best souvenirs are those that are the simplest and easiest to come by. With this list of Canadian curios, trinkets and toys, you will have lots of ideas of Canadian items you can buy quickly and conveniently that will satisfy friends and family of all ages!
1. Canadian Flags
One gift we always gifted exchange students and visitors to our home over the years was a Canadian flag. We also often brought many little paper Canadian flags with us on our travels to give to friends we made along the way.
There’s nothing more symbolic to a country than its flag, making this the perfect Canadian souvenir to take with you overseas. Hang it nostalgically in your bedroom or give it to your friends back home. You can’t go wrong when you bring home a beautiful Canadian flag.
Another option we recommend is taking home the Canadian flag in pin form! We always did this with our exchange students growing up. Custom pins are lightweight, versatile and perfect for packing.
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2. Map of Canada Wall Poster
For a low-budget idea, consider picking up a cheap paper map of Canada and highlighting the roads you’ve travelled and pinning the places you’ve visited.
There are also many ways to dress-up a map of Canada to make it classy or artsy. Check out what artisans have done to make this an impressive piece of wall art.
3. Canadian Mounted Police Plushie
Without a doubt, the moose, bear and beaver have earned their status as symbols of Canada, especially when it comes to stuffed animal souvenirs. And for some reason these animals often find themselves dressed in the Mounted Police outfits – at least at almost every tourist gift shop.
You will be gifting a classic and well-loved Canadian symbol when you pick up one of these furry friends for your friends back home.
4. Canada Books for Kids
You can find some really great children’s books about Canada, ranging from baby alphabet books to kids encyclopedias and everything in between. Books are easy to pack and check off all the boxes of a perfect gift (light weight, fun, interactive, and educational) and are the kind of item that doesn’t go out of style.
5. Canada Puzzle
Whether it’s a picture of your favourite Canadian landmark or a busy mosaic of all things Canada, puzzles are an awesome gift to keep the kid (or the kid at heart!) busy while daydreaming of travelling to the Great White North.
6. Customized Patches, Pins, Stickers & More
Are you buying Canadian gifts for a group of travelers or friends overseas? Or are you hosting a conference of international guests, and in need of some easy, lightweight souvenirs? Or maybe you have that hard-to-please cousin who you never know what to get.
We have an awesome option for you. With GS-JJ, you can actually create your own customizable gifts to suit all of these needs and more! From keychains to stickers, pins to buttons, and wristbands to magnets, you can bring back your favourite Canadian memories in ways no storefront can sell.
You can even create your own pin with no minimum order size, or make a rush order if you’re short on time.
✅ Click here to customize your own Canadian gifts
7. Canada Coasters
Classy coasters for classy people! Canadian themed coasters are a versatile gift for anyone on your list, and if you gift them to yourself they will serve as a daily reminder of your travels abroad to Canada.
We recommend buying your coasters from Foxwood Gifts Canada on Etsy. They make absolutely beautiful wooden Canadian-themed coasters right in Windsor, Ontario! You will score big with this totally loveable unique gift.
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8. Canadian Keychains
As old school as it may be, Canadian keychains still make a great gift when your budget isn’t high or you have lots of people to buy for. They’re easy to come by (online, in tourist shops, and dollar stores) and sure to be used by anyone and everyone, young and old.
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9. Canadian Fridge Magnets
Who can deny that fridge magnets are an easy and well-received token of travel. Almost like a passport stamp, they’re a sign of having stepped foot in a special place. They also make easy, light, and fun gifts for friends back home who won’t have any trouble knowing what to do with it!
Forget the overpriced souvenir shop magnets. Step it up a notch with locally-made fridge magnets that show off your Canadian pride!
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Long gone are the days when friends and family kept in touch by snail mail, but there’s still something so heartwarming about receiving a postcard from someone overseas.
Pick up a few postcards at your favourite Canadian towns and tourist destinations and make your friends and family know that you are thinking of them (and a little jealous of your experiences!).
11. Canadian Flag Temporary Tattoos
Call this an odd choice if you wish, but there’s no denying that kids love temporary tattoos. Hit up the dollar stores around Canada Day (July 1st) and you’re bound to find an abundance of cheap temporary tattoos that you can easily throw in your suitcase. With this gift you’re bound to put a smile on the face of those little ones back home!
12. Canada Flag Beach Towel
Some of the best gifts are the most practical ones. No one can argue the practicality of a large, soft beach towel! And the best part? Beach towels are meant to make a statement with their robust colour schemes, meaning you or your lucky recipient will definitely be arriving in style with your Canadian flag towel at your next pool party or beach day.
Canadian Food Gifts
We’ve probably all experienced the reality that tastes can bring back memories we never knew existed.
The sweet savoring of syrup on your tongue, the sip of a fresh pot of Tim Horton’s Coffee, or the crunchy mouthful of ketchup chips all come with memories of where you first found these favourite Canadian food souvenirs.
While your Canadian food gifts aren’t going to last forever, they will give you one more chance to remember those special moments and to give your family and friends the chance to experience Canada through the favourite sense of taste!
13. Maple Syrup
Call it liquid gold, pure maple syrup is easily one of the most popular of Canadian souvenirs. Being such a well-known Canadian staple food product and an easy gift to source, whether straight from a farm or in any grocery store, 100% pure Canadian maple syrup is an easy gift from Canada to take and share with friends and family back home.
Tip: Plastic maple syrup bottles or cans often give you the most bang for your buck, but the decorative glass bottles can be a more appealing choice due to their beauty.
14. Maple Candies (Hard)
Maple syrup hard candies are the perfect gift to bring back for kids or if you’re looking for a cheap way to share the taste of maple syrup with a group of people (so you don’t have to buy everyone their own bottle of syrup). Consider throwing a couple candies (usually individually wrapped) in with a larger gift to add that little extra special touch of love!
15. Maple Sugar Candies (Soft)
A bit classier than hard candies (and totally worth the little extra) are maple sugar candies. If you’ve tried these before you’re probably already salivating. Unlike the hard version of maple candies, these candies will melt away in your mouth. Goodness gracious, can I say delicious.
16. Maple Spread
Looking for a unique way to share the maple love with your friends back home or your visitors to Canada? Consider picking up a jar of perfectly creamy maple spread. Heading to a culture more accustomed to eating bread than pancakes and waffles? Maple spread is a great option that might be received as a more practical gift that’s sure to be adored!
17. Maple Cookies
We have found in our travels that sometimes people in other countries don’t know what to do with the maple syrup we’ve gifted them, often because pancakes aren’t customary to their culture. In cases like this, maple cookies are a great choice to share the amazing maple flavour with others (or to remember it by yourself!).
While maple cookies are easy to come by in grocery stores or even in dollar stores, be conscious of whether the cookies contain pure maple syrup or just maple flavouring. Peak Freans Maple Flavour Biscuits are the gold standard of Maple Cookies.
18. Maple Tea
Specialty teas are a favourite souvenir of many, and so it’s no surprise that our last item on the list of maple products is maple tea. While the flavour may not be as strong as sipping pure maple syrup, tea is a valued part of many cultures and is therefore a welcomed gift almost anywhere you can go!
Containing black tea, flavouring and real maple syrup, maple tea is another great gift to share with others overseas.
Note: Remember that each maple syrup producer may produce their own specialty maple products, which only adds to the variety of options for you to explore and remember Canada by!
19. Coffee Crisp
The perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life, this unique and delicious chocolate bar is exclusively available within Canada (where our love for coffee certainly warrants its creation)!
Smarties are a crowd pleaser among tourists due to their colourful assortment and unique home to Canada! Easy to split a package among your friends back home, Smarties make a great little and ultra light addition to your luggage.
21. Mackintosh Creamy Toffee
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that will have your mouth watering and stomach growling, look no further than this Canada-made toffee. Just be prepared that you may wish that you bought just one more.
Ever felt guilty after eating a sweet treat? Don’t fear, SmartSweets is here! SmartSweets is a Canadian company passionate about providing an easy way for people to keep their candy without all the guilt. Try this uniquely awesome product with no refined sugars and only natural ingredients. Most important of all, they taste great, too!
23. Ketchup Chips
Nowadays chips come in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Ketchup chips may not be the strangest flavour you come across on the shelves, but it is oddly and uniquely Canadian! Perhaps it’s because of Canada’s history of ketchup production that these chips have found their home here.
Want to impress your friends with some funky flavoured snacks? Bring home a bag of ketchup chips. Just don’t take it in your carry on if you want it to survive the flight!
The perfect snack for when you’re on-the go. HoneyBars are made with nuts, seeds dried fruits and honey, and always less than 10 ingredients! Plus, each one packs in the protein so it’ll keep your energy up while making that long trip home. As a tasty and healthy alternate to candy, support this Canadian company and give your friends and family back home a taste of (healthy) Canadian snack culture.
25. Saskatoon Berry Jam
While jam is certainly not unique to Canada, you’ll be hard-pressed to find this unique flavour from the Canadian prairies anywhere outside of this country.
If your travels have led you to Saskatoon, or anywhere close to it, picking up a jar of homemade Saskatoon berry jam will be a fun and enjoyable way for you to share the love of your travels when you return home.
26. Passion Flakies
Bring home some Passion Flakies from your trip to the Great White North! These delicious pastries are made by the Quebec cake company, Vachon. The creamy and fruity filling make them craved for all over eastern Canada and are easily a sugary staple on this side of the country!
27. Laura Secord Chocolates & Fudge
Canada’s largest and most well-known chocolatier is Laura Secord, making these chocolates perfectly delicious Canadian souvenirs to share – or keep to yourself! (We won’t tell if you do!)
Originating in 1913 in Toronto, and named after Canada’s brave War of 1812 heroine, Laura Secord, this company is Canadian through and through. Laura Secord chocolates come in all kinds of flavours for you to enjoy!
28. Nanaimo Bars
Originating in the British Columbian city of Nanaimo, these chocolatey, coconutty, creamy dessert bars are a true Canadian favourite. If you’ve never tried one before, stop off at your local bakery or cafe and give them a taste before you leave Canada.
We’re pretty sure you’ll love them enough to want to stock up for your trip home, and luckily you should have no problem sourcing them from most grocery stores.
29. Butter Tarts
Butter tarts have been around since at least the early 1900s, and they’re as popular in Canada now as ever. If you want to make your taste buds happy when you travel home, head over to your local bakery or grocery store to pick up some before you go! The only question that remains is…raisins or no raisins?
30. Canadian Dried Meat
If you’re looking for a unique meat that only Canada has to offer, look no further than Canadian dried meat snacks, like summer sausage, beef jerky and pepperettes. These delicious dried sausages are made by Mennonite communities and other Canadian farmers and come packed with flavour and nutrients brought about during the fermentation process.
What meat-eater doesn’t love the savory taste of dried meats!
31. Smoked Salmon
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for any seafood lover, your answer just might be in the smoked salmon. This delicious cured meat is a staple in British Columbia and a perfect Canadian souvenir from both the East and West Coast. Looking for a little extra canuck flavour? Consider maple glazed smoked salmon, nature’s candy!
Not your first thought when brainstorming Canadian gifts, but why not? Don’t we all love a little cultural cooking inspiration? Gifting local grains and legumes are an ethical and conscious choice when visiting Canada, a country built on the backbone of agriculture.
32. Bean Soup Mix
Canada is known for its vast farm land where beans, grains and lentils are grown in abundance. Pick up a package of exclusively Canadian-grown dried bean soup mix (equipped with cooking instructions) as an amazing gift for anyone looking to try authentic Canadian cuisine while supporting Canadian farmers.
I grew up on Warriner Family Farms Bean Soup Mix, and can’t recommend it enough! This soup mix is available at many grocery stores around Ontario and available for shipping across North America when you order online.
33. Wild Rice
Canadian wild rice is supremely healthy and a unique gift to take back to wherever you call home. It is chalked full of nutrients and best of all, it is purely natural: organic, wild grown, and often sustainably harvested. Straight from the waters of Northwestern Ontario and Saskatchewan, Canadian wild rice is an ethical, healthy and delicious product to bring back home.
34. Canadian Quinoa
In Canada, quinoa has rapidly grown in popularity over recent years, despite having its ancient roots in indigenous cultures in South America. Quinoa is generally the type of food that is either already a part of a culture’s cuisine or is definitely not, which makes it a great choice of souvenir if you were never raised to eat it.
Simple to make and versatile with many dishes, bringing home a bag of Canadian-grown quinoa will help you to keep cooking Canadian-style dinners for days to come, and will help to support Canada’s important agricultural sector.
Canadian Coffee & Tea
We always enjoy discovering each new country’s favourite coffee and tea flavours, and chances are, your friends and family back home will, too. Check out these great Canadian hot drinks that we think are worthy of a spot in your suitcase.
35. Tim Hortons Coffee
Few brands speak louder to Canada’s culture than the iconic Tim Hortons. Originating in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, by hockey player Tim Horton himself, this restaurant chain is now the largest in the country. You can hardly find a gift more true to Canadian food and drink culture than Tim Hortons coffee!
36. Westholme Tea Company
Westholme Tea Company offers a truly unique Canadian gift: Tea grown exclusively in Canada’s Cowichan Valley. This company is the first and only tea plantation in Canada, and they’ve crafted their skill to near perfection.
Try a variety of flavors including Maple-Smoked Green Tea, and experience tea that is truly one of a kind. Order online and ship before you leave.
37. Starbucks ‘Been There’ Series Mugs
I have always admired the collection of Starbucks souvenir mugs that some of my world traveler friends have collected from cities around the globe. The wide, colourful mugs are not only the most perfect coffee carriers, they’re also a classy collector’s item and a great conversation starter for your afternoon hangouts with friends.
Take home the ‘Been There series’ mugs from some of your favourite Canadian cities and start this fun collection!
Alcohol Made in Canada
Another item you will want to be sure to declare at customs and be in legal age of possession, but if you can check those boxes off, packing a bottle of Canadian-made alcohol (especially some you cannot get back home) can be a fun way to celebrate your return home with your friends and family, and a classy gift for anyone you’re looking to spend a bit more money on.
38. Canadian Whisky
Canada is known for its famous whisky. Canadian Club, Hiram Walker, JP Wiser’s, Crown Royal, Forty Creek, and the list goes on. If spirits are your thing, take home the spirit of agriculture with these favourite Canadian whiskys.
39. Canadian Wine
From the sunny Okanagan Valley to the lush Niagara Peninsula and then all the way east to Nova Scotia, Canada is known for producing excellent wines. Despite the harsh winter climates, Canadian summers provide perfect growing conditions across many of the provinces.
Some of Canada’s major brands include Peller Estates, Mission Hill, Trius, and Inniskillin, in addition to smaller scale operations scattered throughout the country. Taking home a bottle of Canadian wine is sure to make your friends and family back home happy and in a good mood!
40. Canadian Ice Wine
While the Canadian winters can be hard to bear, they are good for somethings: If there were no winters, there would be no ice wine…and we wouldn’t want that!
If you’ve never had a taste of Canadian ice wine, you are missing out. Like dessert in a glass, these slow sipping wines are a unique and extra special way to bring Canada home with you. But shhhh…don’t tell anyone…it’s so good, you’ll want to enjoy this souvenir all on your own!
41. Canadian Beers
Looking to take home some iconic Canadian brews? Consider picking up some Molson Canadian, Budweiser or Labatt Blue, as these are some of the most beloved Canadian beers. The great thing about Canadian beers is that there are numerous other mass-produced as well as literally countless craft breweries found throughout the country, meaning you have a ton of options available to choose from.
Do a bit of research into some of the craft breweries located near wherever you are visiting in Canada and support their business by bringing home some of their unique flavours. Enjoy good memories and great beer!
42. Canadian Ciders
With perfect growing conditions for apples and pears, it’s no wonder that Canadians have chosen to take on the cider market. Craft ciders can be found all over the country and are commonly sold in liquor stores and grocery stores alike.
Looking for a unique and tasty way to bring home your little corner of Canada? Pack a couple of ciders for you and your friends to enjoy back home and remember those good old summer days under the Canadian sun!
If you don’t know where to start, one of our favourite brands is Thornbury Cider, from Ontario’s Georgian Bay region.
Canadian & Indigenous Art
When we come across and engage with different cultures, it is important to be careful to respect and appreciate those cultures without misusing, commercializing or exploiting them. This can be particularly important with Indigenous art, as Canada’s Indigenous peoples have experienced a grueling history (and sadly often an ongoing reality) of mistreatment and exploitation.
Before purchasing a piece, we recommend considering the source and buying directly from the artist or artist cooperative whenever possible, as well as making an effort to understand the meaning behind the piece that you are purchasing.
43. First Nations, Inuit & Metis Paintings
Indigenous Art from Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples is among some of the oldest art in existence. It encompasses practices outside of Eurocentric traditions, making every painting intriguing, awe-inspiring, and meaningful.
Gift a one-of-a-kind painting from Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and you’ll not only have an amazing conversation starter piece, but you’ll also be supporting these important communities and helping to remind others of the beautiful diversity that makes up Canada.
44. Soapstone Carvings
Soapstone carvings have been a part of Canada’s Indigenous people’s culture for thousands of years. Not only are soapstone carvings an authentic souvenir of some of the cultures that first inhabited this land, they are also incredibly beautiful, easy to come by, and durable enough to withstand being tossed and turned in your luggage home.
Some common soapstone depictions you may want to consider are animals, inukshuks, or totem poles. Again, we recommend learning about the piece you wish to buy before doing so, particularly when its a symbol of culture that isn’t part of your own.
There’s nothing like remembering the beautiful Canadian landscapes by professional photography, making this souvenir a natural winner. Whether it be Niagara Falls, the Canadian Rockies, or the northern lights, Canadian landscapes are nothing shy of photo-worthy and will help you to recall those fond, even magical, memories for years to come.
Canada Accessories & Clothing Souvenirs
It’s always fun to sport a stylish piece of clothing branded from your recent travels. Any of these various clothing options below are bound to be found with a Canadian design, making them the ideal gift for your fashionable friends (or self)!
46. Canadian Made MacBook, iPad & iPhone Cases
If you’re an Apple fan, then you’ve got to check out Glitty’s Canadian made leather and wood cases for MacBooks, iPads and iPhones.
Crafted from the finest natural products and made here in Canada, Glitty knows how to add style without compromising quality.
We had the pleasure of receiving a MacBook case compliments of Glitty, and we can honestly say that this product is spectacular. Fitting snug around our laptop, we know it will do the job of shielding it from scratches and bumps that are bound to happen.
And the best part is that while it’s protecting the goods, it’s looking dang good.
We chose the black leather case for its simple class, but absolutely love the choice of leather colours as well as the authentic and natural look of the wood cases.
The perfect gift for the student, spouse, boss, or friend who has it all, Glitty’s Apple cases and skins check the box of locally made, ethically sourced, affordably priced and super classy.
47. Canada T-Shirt
You know the saying, ‘Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.’ You cannot go wrong with picking up a couple Canada t-shirts (or perhaps class it up with a long sleeved shirt or Canada-themed sweater) to prove your travels. Next time someone asks if you really went to Canada, all you have to say is “been there, done that”, and show off that t-shirt.
48. Canada Toque, Scarf & Mittens
Toques have got to be Canada’s favourite hat. If you’ve never encountered the toque formally, you’ve undoubted seen many of them (if you’ve experienced the Canadian winter). Toques also look good on pretty well anyone and come in all sorts of styles! Pair it with a matching scarf or mittens and you’ll be ready when winter’s coming.
49. Plaid Clothes
You don’t actually have to be a lumberjack to pull off plaid. In fact, you may have noticed that we Canadians love the look. Gift the look of the Canadian North back home with a stylish plaid shirt (and a pair of jeans). While this item may not be made in Canada, it’s a look that’s undoubtedly ours!
50. Canada Goose Winter Gear
Canada Goose clothing is the perfect winter solution for those who demand the best in quality, craftsmanship and durability. Their clothes are made with the finest materials, including Argentinian Merino wool, and ethically sourced down and fur, ensuring that you stay warm even in the coldest temperatures.
With careful attention to detail and an eye for practicality, Canada Goose products will keep you comfortable no matter what weather comes your way.
51. Canadian Socks
Show your patriotism with these stylish flag-pattered socks. These Canadian-themed novelty socks are perfect for holidays or everyday wear, and they come in a variety of colours so you can match them to any outfit! We love this fun gift idea that you can cater to literally anyone on your list!
52. Roots Clothes
Show off your Canadian pride with Roots clothing! The perfect way to represent this country is by wearing one of its most beloved brands, which has been around since 1973.
Founded in Toronto and born out of the spirit of the rugged Algonquin Park, Roots clothing is both fashionable and functional, from its iconic socks to its comfy sweatpants. You’ll be gifting clothes of true Canadian style when you take home Roots clothing for your friends, spouse or even your picky teenage daughter!
53. Hudson’s Bay Company (The Bay) Stripes
The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) began as a fur trading business on Canada’s Hudson Bay in 1670 and has since grown into one of the largest owners and operators of department stores in North America. With a history so rich and significant in the development of Canada, it’s only logical that something from the Hudson’s Bay Company (also called The Bay) would land on our list of Canadian gifts and souvenirs.
Bring home the unmistakable trademark green, red, yellow and black stripes that represents this historic company on a number of different items, from blankets to purses to winter gear!
54. Cowboy Hat
If you visited Canada’s Midwest you might just want to buy a cowboy (or cowgirl) hat to show off your newfound love for all things country and western. Whether you’ve got the true country spirit to wear it or rather think it will make the perfect gift for your country-music-loving friend, there’s no denying that a cowboy hat will bring back great memories of your stay in Canada’s beautiful Midwest.
55. Cowboy Boots
You don’t have to ride horses to love the look of cowboy boots. These classic Western Canada style boots are perfect for anyone who wants to give their outfit that authentic, rustic feel. The leather uppers and rugged rubber soles mean you can wear these with anything from jeans or work clothes to formalwear. A beautifully classy Canadian gift from the heartland!
56. Canadian Sports Team Apparel
Show off where your affiliations lie when you wear the colours of your favourite team. Choose from a wide selection of jerseys and apparel for all of Canada’s professional teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Raptors and so much more.
So whether you’re a diehard fan or just want to gift your friends in style, bring home your favourite team on a hat, jersey, coffee mug, bobble head, and more!
57. Canada Baby Clothes
Buy Canada baby clothes to dress your favourite little one in true Canadian style! Choose from vintage designs or ones that sport the maple leaf in red and white. Just admit it: Nothing is cuter than a baby wearing fashionable clothes. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, and everything in between!
Health & Beauty Products Made in Canada
When someone says “souvenir”, you probably don’t think of health and beauty products, do you? But what if some of the best souvenirs were the things that evoked your other senses – smell and touch – the ones that fridge magnets and fuzzy mittens can’t satisfy.
And, have you ever felt just a wee bit unlike yourself buying cheap dollar store souvenirs for your friends and family when you know they deserve so much more?
Yes, I am suggesting that you might just find your favourite Canadian gifts and souvenirs down this aisle…you’ll not only feel pampered while using these products, but you’ll also feel good about supporting some amazing Canadian entrepreneurs who brought their dreams to life through these businesses.
Lush is a cosmetics line that believes in using fresh, organic ingredients to create quality products. With little or no preservatives or packaging, Lush makes their own products and fragrances by hand. From fighting animal testing to using essential oils, Lush is focused on important issues, meaning you can feel great about purchasing from this amazing Canadian company.
59. Cake Beauty
Cake Beauty believes that natural ingredients and irresistible beauty go hand in hand. The company was born in Ontario, and its products have become hugely successful all over the world, including among celebrities.
Cake Beauty products are perfect for anyone who wants to feel their best – they’re made with natural ingredients, they smell so good you’ll want to eat them, and they work wonders on hair, body, and skin.
60. Green Beaver Company
Green Beaver is a Canadian body care company that has been around since 2002. They’re environmentally conscious, producing natural body and skin care products as well other health & hygiene items for your home! They love to inspire people to live more sustainably by providing them with eco-friendly and truly healthy products they can feel great about purchasing!
61. Canadian-Made Candles
Give your friends and family a thoughtful, classy gift of luxurious candles that they are sure to love. Pick from soy-based or old fashioned beeswax candles for the perfect scent that captures all those fun memories of time spent on vacation throughout this beautiful country.
We love British Columbia’s Bella Coola Candle Company for its fun, Canadian-inspired scents. They are also eco-friendly and care about sourcing quality natural ingredients.
62. Canadian-Made Soap
Canadian soap is a versatile and thoughtful gift to bring home from Canada for the people on your list who might be difficult to buy for. Go with quality companies that use eco-friendly ingredients, which are good not just for your skin but also for our environment!
There are many artisans producing handmade soaps these days so you can look around in nearby stores to support a local Canadian business.
We also recommend Crate 61, which was born from a small kitchen in Toronto and is now distributed all around the country.
From handmade charm bracelets to ethical Canadian diamonds, gifting Canadian jewelry will always be a winning idea!
63. Canadian-Inspired Jewelry
Capture the beauty of Canada’s great outdoors in the pristine designs of handmade jewelry by talented Canadian artists, who find their inspiration from nature and its elements. Opt for a unique piece of maple leaves or rare Canadian gems, or even exquisite and ethical Canadian diamonds. You will give the gift of pure beauty when you bring home handmade Canadian jewelry, and will be supporting the country’s talented artists while doing so.
What is the Best Canadian Gift?
There’s no denying that Canada is known for a few things over and above all others: maple syrup, Tim Hortons coffee, and of course, hockey (Go Leafs, Go!). Picking up some maple products and your favourite sports team’s swag are definitely great Canada themed gifts, but don’t let your shopping stop there.
Canada is so rich and diverse in its people and in its products, that you don’t have to settle for the ordinary (though there’s nothing wrong with that!).
It’s our hope that this list of the best gifts from Canada has helped you buy affordable, practical, luxurious, and unique souvenirs and gifts that represent this great country.
Where to Buy Canadian Souvenirs
Canadian souvenirs can be purchased in a ton of different places, from the dollar stores to boutiques, and from department stores to online retailers like Amazon.
Among all of these options, nothing beats supporting local businesses that believe in sourcing local products and putting their own blood, sweat and tears into making quality products. Independent businesses truly are the backbone of our communities!
When you can buy direct from these artisans and producers we say ‘go for it’! In our mind, the next best option is buying from these small businesses through thoughtful marketplaces like Etsy.
Wrap Up: 63 Best Gifts from Canada
From Canadian-themed trinkets that bear the red maple leaf to Canadian-made products only found in Canada, we hope our list has equipped you with tons of gift ideas to make your shopping for friends overseas, or for family back home, as easy as possible. Bon voyage and happy shopping!