Organized in the third week of October for over four decades, BDC Small Business Week is a celebration of Canadian entrepreneurship. As a proudly Canadian small business ourselves, and as a business that gets the opportunity to work with other amazing Canadian small businesses, we get to see first-hand the talent and hard work that is so present in our Canadian communities.
Being your Gifting Experts, we take so much pride in sourcing only the best, luxury products and we would love to introduce you to a few of the incredible Canadian businesses we work and gift with, but there are so many more that we just can't fit all the love in one blog post! Along with the companies and products featured in this blog, you can find a whole collection on our website dedicated to Canadian sourced gifts here!
Started right here in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Circle & Wick Candle Co is a female-founded business whose candle line is created using 100% soy wax. After developing their 3 founding, classic scents back in 2019, Circle & Wick now have a variety of collections available, including seasonal offerings and multi-scent bundles if you can’t choose your favourite. Their beautiful and minimal packaging makes these hand-poured candles super easy to gift with, and trust us, you’ll want to! Candles are such a versatile product and the Circle & Wick Candle Co scents and packaging mean that these candles are perfect for her, for him, for everyone!
Another Nova Scotia favourite, Wildwood Creek has created their line of home and body products with clear intention and inspired by nature. The best self-care gifts contain products you feel good about and feel good using, and Wildwood Creek products definitely feel good. The founders of Wildwood Creek live on a beautiful century farm in rural Nova Scotia where they grow and harvest their own field-grown botanicals and herbs that they infuse into their stunning self-care products. Their products are proudly cruelty-free and vegan, and you can even visit their little slice of heaven during the summer months.
Hailing from the Gulf Island on Canada’s West Coast, Salt Spring Kitchen Co. has been gracing charcuterie boards since 2012 and since then has developed a collection filled to the brim with spicy, savoury, and sweet creations. Their bold, crowd-pleasing flavours paired with their passion and creativity results in jams, preserves, and hot sauces that will surely be the highlight of your next gathering. Delicious with cheese, on sandwiches, even in cocktails, Salt Spring Kitchen Co. is a pantry staple that you need to try! There is something for everyone in the Salt Spring Kitchen Co line. If you are designing a luxury host gift, a gourmet food gift, even a unique client gift, you will want to check out these products!
Drinking tea has definite benefits for you, but what about drinking tea that also benefits the planet? Tease has thought of that! Formulating delicious and beneficial tea blends, in tea bags and packaging that is fully biodegradable, is already exceptional but Tease doesn’t stop there! This Canadian company is also committed to investing a portion of their proceeds to mentoring and funding women in business. Buying their tea feels almost as good as drinking it! It also doesn't hurt that tea is such a versatile product to gift with. Drinking tea is like getting a hug, which is also how we feel about receiving gifts, so everyone on your list will be grateful that you added Tease to their gift!
The perfect combination of luxurious and sustainable, the stunning soap bars made by Soak Bath Co come wrapped in biodegradable and plantable seed paper. This means you can actually plant these soap labels and watch them grow into beautiful wildflowers! Based in Niverville, Manitoba, this bath and body company uses all natural and vegan friendly ingredients in all of their gorgeous and beautifully-scented products which are the perfect addition to any thoughtful wellness gift.
Canada is overflowing with skilled artisans and small businesses who care about their products, their environment, and their communities, and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to include so many of them in our luxury gift boxes. If BDC Small Business Week has you feeling inspired to support our wonderful Canadian vendors, you are always welcome to visit our Black Bow Market hereto find both Canadian and Maritime sourced products!