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The LumberJill Apparel Very Local Gift Guide 2023

Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping Local This Holiday Season!

The Holidays are fast approaching, you're looking at your nice list and there it is. That one name that stumps you every year. Stop and breathe in that Fresh Balsam candle friends, we've got you! In this guide you'll find some amazing local businesses that will be sure to have the perfect gift for even the trickiest of recipients. From the coaches and teachers to the amateur interior designers and hostess with the mostest! Some of these brands have even been so kind as to offer discount codes to our LumberJill Apparel followers!

We hope that this guide will be your go-to for gift giving anytime of the year and implore you to consider shopping local and supporting small businesses. Click the links below to jump to a category or grab a warm drink and scroll away!

Spuehler Sisters

Not your grandpas woodwork!

Here is what they have to say: "We are the Spuehler Sisters. We are two sisters from a small town in central Alberta. Between us we have 5 wild little boys. Together, we create custom wooden spoons, charcuterie sets and salad bowls. We do not use a laser engraver, but rather make each piece by hand. We started our business last year and have loved doing markets and helping customers create the perfect gift ever since."


Jack of all Trades, Master of Many!

Follow here: @35ltd

Discount Code: LJA10 for 10% off Weaving Frames (Etsy)

35ltd owned by Brooke Riopel is a graphic design and maker brand with focus on handmade items such as weaving, block printing, pottery, embroidery, knitting and crochet. Owner, Brooke Riopel is inspired by the outdoors, adrenaline and the ever evolving world of creativity.

Items can be found in many shops across Canada, via Etsy or direct contact.

Wild Child Knots

Macra-MAY-I ?!

Follow here: @wild.child.knots

Hello I'm Kendra! Maker of all things macrame. What started as a way to fill the long nights as a new mother during covid has blossomed into a business that allows me to connect with so many wonderful creators. Over the past three years I've been able to sell in multiple stores across Alberta aswell as participated in numerous markets. But truly the best thing to come from this business has been my ability to provide for my family while, mostly, being home with them.

Annette Marie Art Collective

Get ready to be inspired!

Follow here: @annettemarieart

Annette Marie Art emerged with a passion to create authentic, beautiful art and poetry. Named after her Grandma, it is her upmost joy to embody my namesake. Creating on Treaty 6 land.

Engravables Design

Add some personalized flair to your holiday gifting!

Follow here: @engravablesdesign

Discount Code: LJA10 for 10% off

With a passion for artistic expression and an unwavering commitment to quality, Engravables

Design Studio brings personalized designs to life. As strong advocates for supporting local

women in business, Engravables collaborates with female entrepreneurs, and strives to source

materials and expertise from within their community.

With unmatched creativity, dedication to empowering women in business, and their unique

perspective as a busy mom, Engravables Design Studio has established themselves as a trusted

destination for distinctive, customized pieces that leave a lasting impression.

Justine Ma Design

Love Merry & Bright? You're in the right place.

Follow here: @justinemadesign

Discount Code: LJA15 for 15% off

Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm Justine and I live in Edmonton, Alberta Canada (a proud yegger!) with my husband Mike, daughter Ruby and dog Ralphie. In a world where minimalism is a new trend, I still love to be surrounded by a max amount of people and things that bring me joy. I love bright, happy colours, artwork and photos, crafty things, my plants, my family, my community, my city, my Earth. I welcome exploration whether its through an afternoon of imagination with my daughter or a travel adventure for the whole family. I believe in the power of love and kindness and that there is always a way to give back to others. I am committed to doing my part in building a community of inclusivity, equity and authenticity.

Beauty From Bees

All natural body and face products, sign me up!

Follow here: @beautyfrombees

Discount Code: LJA15 for 15% off

Owner Michelle says - "As a mom of 4, I know how complicated ingredients can seem so that’s why I formulated a line of products to ease your mind. What I expect for my family, I give to yours. Our products are formulated and manufactured in our Alberta, Canada facility with so much love. Every product is made with the best ingredients that are safe for your skin and safe for the environment. Nothing Hidden. Nothing Harmful. So splash in the glory of bubbles and lather on the serum; your skin is well taken care of."

Tin Feather Cosmetics

A wise woman once said "Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world!"

Follow here: @tinfeathercosmetics

Discount Code: LJA15 for 15% off (excludes samples)

Tin Feather was created in 2016 by professional makeup artist, Kristen von Riesen - to fill the gap between clean, natural lip products and high quality long-lasting makeup. It is handcrafted in small batches in Morden, Manitoba, with the goal to keep ethical, quality makeup accessible to everyone who wants to prioritize both health and style.

enLihte Hair

What's the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

We bet Lindsay from enLigte has days on you!

Follow here: @enlihtehair

Discount Code: LJA15 for 15% off

enLihte hair powders help you find lightness and ease in your hair care with natural dry shampoo and mindful hair care practices. enLihte hair powders are offered in 4 shades (Light, Brunette, Dark Brunette and Raven) as a color complimenting natural dry shampoo that is applied with a powder brush. Hair Powder definition: natural dry shampoo + volumizer + hold. The magic is in the special clays that make up the base of the formulas ~ some for absorption and some for volumizing & hold.

enLihte is an invitation to remember your connection to your personal care products, your hair and how caring for yourself, with presence can offer more lightness and ease.

Lamb's Soapworks

Let's Get Natural!

Follow here: @lambsoapworks

Discount Code: LJA10 for 10% off

Lamb’s Soapworks is a southern Alberta based business whose mission is to provide the best hand-crafted artisan soaps and natural bath and body products with a commitment to cruelty free products, the environment, and giving back within our community.

Rebecca Maher Glass

Where are our stained glass lovers at?

Follow here: @rebeccamaher_glass

Discount Code: LJA15 for 15% off orders over $50

Rebecca Maher is a second generation stained glass artisan learning the family trade from her father over eight years ago. Stained glass is undergoing a really interesting transformation right now as many new/second generation artists work with this timeless art form and make art that is modern - and that is exactly what she does!

Grey Shed

Until I discovered this amazing local brand I had no idea concrete could be so beautiful!

Follow here: @greyshed

Discount Code: LJA20 for 20% off

Grey Shed makes handmade concrete home and garden decor pieces with an artistic twist. They love balancing the ruggedness of concrete with delicate edgy accents.

Ruby Goose Designs

These are a few of her favourite things!

Hi I'm Shannon! As a lifelong crafter, I'm excited to offer a selection of handmade jewelry and home decor items through my small, home-based business, Ruby Goose Designs. My product line can be described as a collection of a few of my favorite things. Whether it be delicate gemstone bracelets, decorative wood bead garlands, or sparkling crystal suncatchers...I truly enjoy making each piece, and I look forward to sharing them with you!

Gioielli Tea

Tea for Two!

Follow here: @gioiellitea

Discount Code: LJA10 for 10% off

Loose leaf tea, tisanes, matcha, wellness blends and unique tea accessories – all blended and sustainably produced right here in Alberta. Living in a multicultural city gave Julia, the founder of GIOIELLI TEA Co. the chance to learn about other communities’ teas and tea rituals, which ignited her passion for tea. She has been blending tea as a hobby since she was a teen, and after spending 25+ years working in healthcare, Julia knew it was time to make the leap and sell

her custom tea blends and accessories.

The unique flavours and positive health benefits make these teas stand out. GIOIELLI TEA Co. is also the first Canadian tea company to offer a compostable, waste free and refill program along with a variety of sustainable tea accessories.

“I love making custom blends and helping

consumers find the blend that is right for them.”

Copper Spice

Everybody, Everywhere! Spice Up Your Life!

Follow here: @copperspiceco

Discount Code: LJA10 for 10% off

Copper Spice Co, a family venture hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, emerged during the 2020 quarantine. Comprising of a mother, father, daughter trio, we're passionate home chefs with insatiable appetites. Frustrated by the limited spice choices at local grocery stores, we embarked on a culinary journey to source extraordinary spices, herbs, and blends not readily available. With a background in business and a profound love for food, we've meticulously researched and partnered with seasoned experts and growers to ensure top-notch quality. Our vision extends beyond exceptional taste; we've crafted eye-catching packaging that complements your kitchen aesthetic. We invite you to savour the essence of Copper Spice Co in your culinary creations, adding the perfect dash of flavor to your dishes. Bon Appétit!

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