Trust us, these gifts are worth it.
Shopping local encourages community – you won’t just feel good after using these beauty treatments; you’ll actually be making magic by doing good, too! Supporting local businesses has big positive spin-offs by keeping more money in the community, investing in entrepreneurship, but more than that you’re making the holidays merry and bright for local business owners!
Here’s a list of hair, skin and spa products that you can purchase online.
Get your family and friends the soft and healthy skin they have always wanted with hand-crafted soaps, skincare products and essential oils. You and yours can trust that you are getting the most natural and gentle product because the owner and soapmaker Rissa, found the perfect blend of natural oils and butter to create moisturizing heaven, and hasn’t stopped in 20 years!
Casey Boyce is a natural healing and aromatherapy expert, who has used her knowledge to create a line of vegan, cruelty-free skincare products with options for all skin types. Find products to suit everyone needs!
Owners and sisters, Kaltum and Shamsa, have used their passion for health and wellness to create luscious, natural products to get your skin glowing! One great gift idea you can try is their unique Botanical Facial Steam, which is as simple as adding hot water to their blend of locally harvested herbs and flowers to calm and soften skin.
READ ALSO: Support Black-owned businesses in South Eastern Ontario. Blogger,Keep up with Kingston has created a working list of Black-owned businesses, that will continue to grow to include all People of Colour and Indigenous businesses. Take a look at some of the great services and products you can find all around the region and continue to support your community.
With contactless delivery and a lovely team of farm loving women who truly believe in their products, you know your family and friends will be thankful when you gift something from Farmacy Bath and Beauty. All products are naturally made, and include favourite scents like their eucalyptus Epsom Salts and coffee salt scrubs.
Wintertime isn’t the best when it comes to maintaining a great tan, that’s why you should check out Bronzed by B, where you can get the perfect, sunless tan in the comfort of your own home! To make it extra special, order a session for a friend, and top it off with some of their naturally sourced lotions, masks and oils for some luxurious aftercare.
Who doesn’t want their skin to feel silky soft and rejuvenated? We sure do! These small batches of natural, high-quality products with clever names like their “face food” and “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed eye cream” will do the trick.
If you live in the Kingston area, you can get free shipping from this community-focused local shop. With bath bombs, body scrubs, oils and gels, candles and deodorants you can create the perfect spa night gift to give your favourite person a well-deserved break.
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Make some time to check out Bloomfield Beauty’s products when you are gift shopping for any occasion. While they do offer a classy and luxurious experience at their brick and mortar spa, you can find their professional-grade products anytime on their website, including tanning moisturizers, exfoliating cleansers, and this home facial kit.
Find the perfect product for a great guy in your life at this trendy locally-owned shop located in Kingston! Shop for products including beard oils, aftershaves, apparel, and accessories including masks and even a beard bib!
Keeping it simple is this home-grown shop’s motto. If getting clean is your game, Ground Soap is the name! With all types of organic soaps infused with essential oils, delicious ingredients like olive oil, cocoa and mango butters, and herbs, your loved ones will tell the difference right away once they start using their product.
This beautiful boutique cultivates its very own lavender in many different scents and colours. Make your loved ones day extra special with their line of lavender-inspired products to help relax, de-stress and relieve your daily stress.
Located just minutes outside of Kingston, Sticky Forks Apiary is a family-owned business with a love and passion for honey bees! We know how important bees are, so why not support their hard work by ordering the incredible products that are made from their raw honey, including bath bombs, lip balms, candles and much more.
You can find one-of-a-kind purses, scrunchies, passport holders and other stunning accessories to help make you feel extra special! Check out their adorable designs like the raccoon forest crossbody bag, or their *very* cute peach pouch to hold some of your favourite cosmetics!
This heart-warming, yet equally heart-breaking story of the family-owned company came to be from the creativity and determination of their late owner, Alaya. The family carries on her memory by continuing to build relationships with their community to provide wonderful products. You will be giving your friends and family loving affirmations after you gift them one of their sweet products like their “I am so relaxed” sugar bonbons and “I am adorable” lotion.
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Cedar Barn Homestead cares about family, and creating their products from natural ingredients straight from the farm. With products like their homemade natural goats milk soaps, shampoo bars and lotions, you know you won’t be able to stop yourself from filling that cart for all your celebrations!
Having left the big city and moved to the smaller, more relaxing community of Kingston, Onderbroeks owner hand-makes beautiful luxury robes to make an evening of beautifying much more luxurious.
Locally renowned for their products that service all hair and skin types. Cher-Mere was founded by biochemist Cheryl Bowles all the way in Trinidad! She decided to take her knowledge of the Caribbean’s natural herbs and her grandmother’s recipes to create a line of products. Years later her empowering daughter, Dr. Aba Mortley brought Cher Mere to Kingston and the rest is history. All of their products are available online, including great gift boxes like their ‘Love Your Curls’ spa box!
You can get the local experience delivered to your door when you order from Charleston Botanicals! They source all of their ingredients locally, and only use the freshest herbs and oils. Find anything self-care related including hair and facial care products, soaps, body scrubs, lotions, fizzy bath bombs and aromatherapy candles to create the perfect gift this holiday.
For the most distinguished gentlemen, you need not look further than the Dead Leaf Distinguished Gentlemen, Barber, Pub and Haberdashery. Find locally sourced products online including beard balm, pomade and shave soap for the burly man in your life!
Celebrate local communities! With the help of three incredible local farms: Topsy Farms, Mackinninon Brothers, Enright Cattle Co have launched a Campaign to Spotlight Local Businesses and will be using their social media profiles to highlight local shops using #ShopLocalSEO.
Vendors who choose to get involved will not only be provided with space at real-life events, such as the Enright’s and Mackinnons Christmas Holiday Markets but vendors will have their stories shared online – much like what you have read today! Shoppers are encouraged to use the hashtag on social after their latest purchase or to feature some of their favourite locally-owned shops. Any business with a website can be part of this campaign. So get involved and get your business out there! Follow along and use the hashtag #ShopLocalSEO.