A pile of gifts is exciting, but nothing is more exciting than when they are all beautifully wrapped with homemade accoutrements! Store bought wrapping paper can be a bore, so we turned to our go-to for unique homemade and locally crafted goods – Etsy. We found punny cards, artful gift tags, unique boxes and more from across Canada that will make your gifts look as pretty as the receiver!
Madeiracrafts is a Canadian Etsy seller from Toronto. They make small gift and snail mail easy to package with their gift wrap packaging kit! The kit is filled with over 30 pieces including patterned gift bags, adhesive labels, dot stickers, manila tags, masking stickers, papers straws, paper drink umbrellas, coin envelopes, doilies, note cards, playing cards, gift boxes, crochet flowers and more! In addition to the kits, Madeiracrafts also sells adorable handmade gift tags from modern, vintage, recycled and upcycled paper. Our favourites are the woodland squirrel print, printed scalloped hearts and turquoise doily tags. See Madeiracrafts’ full selection of gift wrapping here.
Sea & Lake Paper Company is another Toronto Etsy Seller doing awesome things with paper! They specialize in handmade and designed greeting cards, fine art prints, journals and other miscellaneous goods. Our favourite items are their hilariously honest and sweet gift cards, holiday gift tags and Christmas card box sets. See Sea & Lake Paper Company’s full selection of cards and gift tags here.
Don’t get us wrong, gift cards and cash make great presents but sometimes their presentation is a little boring. That’s why we love CardSong – a Toronto-based artisan who handmakes gift cards and boxes. Our favourites from CardSong include their Mini Milk Carton and pillow gift boxes are perfect for gift cards, cash or homemade snacks and their holiday gift cards. See CardSong’s full selection of gift boxes and cards here.
For the holiday party planner and gift wrapping extraordinaire, there is Silver Starfish Design – a Toronto-based event supply store for planners looking to save money. The shop carries everything from Hannukah and crochet-laced ribbon to alphabet balloons and chinese take-out containers – all you need now is a little creativity and tape!
5. Diamond Cake
Diamond Cake is Edmonton-based design & illustration duo that specializes in greeting cards and paper goods (with hot guys on them). Our favourite cards are the Happy Holidrake and Harry Christmas cards, but they also have cards that feature Ryan Gosling, Justin Bieber, every single member of One Direction and more. See Diamond Cake’s full selection of greeting cards and illustrations here.
Stamps are the perfect way to customize your gift wrapping or holiday cards and Stamplifier has some of the coolest stamps out there! The Victoria-based Etsy seller specializes in rubber stamps, but these aren’t regular ‘ol stamps. They’ve got classic meme stamps like Doge and Nicolas Cage for internet aficionados or a Meowy Catmas for the cat lover in your life, but the best stamp of all has got to be the one you customize with your face on it! See Stamplifiers full selection of stamps here.
These super fun and quirky Gotamago cards are hand-illustrated in Toronto. They’ve got a good selection of holiday cards like the Holiday Spirit and Ugly Sweater Llama, but our favourites are the romantic cards such as You’re the One Pho Me and The Perfect Matcha. All cards are sold individually or you can get 3 for $12 and 6 for $20. See Gotamago’s full selection of hand-illustrated cards here.
Isavirtue is a seller from Cambridge, Ontario that specializes in stationary. For this holiday season, Isavirtue is selling kraft wrapping paper with the Christmas song lyrics of your choice that is sure to spread some holiday cheer! If you’re looking for Christmas cards, Isavirtue has tons and sells a bundle of 18 cards for $42. Personalized stamps and envelopes can also be found in this shop! See Isavirtue’s full selection of gift wrap, cards and stationary here.