The perfect gift doesn’t exi-
Of course, the perfect gift(s) exists.
We don’t want to tell you how to holiday shop, but we think you’ll love our suggestions.
The craziness of the holiday season can be overwhelming, and when you have a get-together coming up but haven’t bought anything for that special someone, all you need is HUGG from Rootree (that’s Rootree’s Holiday Ultimate Gift Guide).
Supporting small businesses is in our DNA. We are so proud to be able to work with these incredible entrepreneurs.
So, get scrolling, and scroll until your heart is content and your shopping baskets are full.
For a Sweet Tooth
Olivia & Leo | Montreal, QC
Sour Peach Hearts that are sugar-free?! Call it a match made in heaven.
Olivia and Leo’s treats are crowd-pleasers for all ages; they are made in small batches, hand-crafted in Montreal, certified Kosher, and free of peanuts and artificial colours and flavours. Their no-sugar-added goodies will please even the pickiest candy skeptics.
Sukker Baby | Toronto, ON
Signature Candy Mix – https://www.sukkerbaby.com/collections/bags/products/sukker-bags?variant=37762270986396
We are sukkers for a classic candy mix. Who wants to choose between sweet and sour when you can have both? Sukker Baby candy is the perfect party favour, stocking stuffer, or gift exchange find. This Toronto-based company offers a variety of sweet, sour, vegan, low-sugar options for any of your sweet-toothed friends.
My Big Fat Cookie | Long Island, NY
All we want for Christmas is a big fat cookie – how about you?
Gummy Forest | Oakville, ON
Bubbly Cola gummies are always a hit. These delicious halal gummies are an excellent stocking stuffer, gift bag addition, or way to brighten someone’s day. Gummy Co is based in Oakville, Ontario and if you think cola gummies aren’t the halal gummy you need, you can find tons of other halal treats on their Etsy site.
For a Health Nut
Hello Amino | Calgary, AB
Cinnamon protein waffle mix for health nuts, gym rats, and foodies. This gluten-free mix is delicious, nutritious, and, most importantly, Rootree-approved. Life hack: make a batch of these to have your house smell like a holiday candle. Hello Amino is a woman-owned business based in Alberta.
Smoov Blend | Toronto, ON
Give the gift of an exotic getaway – in smoothie form! Berry Exotic from Smoov is loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, wrapped in a sweet berry flavour.
We suggest buying this for someone you really like, considering they will likely become immortal with the power of the 8 superfoods in this blend.
Riley’s Kitchen | Barrie, ON
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift for a health-conscious mama, look no further. Riley’s Kitchen has cracked the code on kid-friendly, plant-based muffin mixes. As simple as adding a banana to the mix for perfect banana oat muffins, you can make someone’s life that much easier.
For a Coffee Connoisseur
Rabbit Hole Roasters | Montreal, QC
Recently named Roaster of the Year, Rabbit Hole Roasters is an inspirational coffee company; roasting coffee by day, and fighting injustice by night. Based in Québec, the co-owners are passionate about ethical roasting and building strong relationships with farmers, importers, wholesale partners, and the coffee community.
Ambros Coffee | Montreal, QC
When there are too many (amazing) options to choose from: gift card.
When you don’t know if they’re more of a dark roast or light roast person: gift card
When you don’t know if they’d prefer a Colombian or Ethiopian blend: gift card
When you don’t know if they’re into chocolatey or fruity tasting notes: gift card.
You’re welcome. Ambros coffee’s beautiful packaging is a gift in itself.
Cuppers Coffee | Lethbridge, AB
Cupper’s Coffee based in Lethbridge, AB prides itself on its ethically-sourced organic coffee initiatives; they support fair-trade coffee and women in coffee growing communities. Their coffee is meticulously roasted and always freshly packed; an undeniably wonderful aroma!
For a Tea Sommelier
Henry couldn’t have said it better; teatime is prime time. These gifts are the perfect way to bring a sip of paradise to someone’s day.
Wild Canadian Tea | Eganville, ON
Hand-picked and ethically wildcrafted in the Canadian wilderness. This magical, fresh, and floral tea is said to enable vivid dreams. The perfect gift for those who enjoy organic caffeine-free tea.
Camellia Sinensis | Montreal, QC
Uuuuumami, if you already drink great matcha, you know this one is the real deal.
If you don’t drink matcha yet, Camellia Sinensis, based in Montreal, only offers the finest – perhaps you also want to ring in the new year with a nice dose of antioxidants for yourself.
Teaquility Co | Vaughan, ON
We all know someone who could benefit from some tranquili-tea in their life; this gift is for them. A supple blend of earl grey and lavender will have them feeling like they’re on Cloud 9.
For a Foodie
If you know people who:
- find happiness in breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert,
- seek thrill and adventure in food,
- are self-proclaimed or actual chefs,
- like fancy foreign cheeses, or
- say “charcuterie” with a French accent,
…this list is for them!
Ethical Table | North Vancouver, BC
Meet your match for the perfect holiday gift.
All Seasons: Everything Seasoning
When you hear “avocado toast”, we all have that one person who comes to mind. Now that you can see their face in your mind, imagine the look on it if they were receiving this gift!. BC-based Ethical table’s All Seasons spice is chef-innovated and is perfect for avo toast, French fries, veggies, and pretty much anything that one would want to deluxify (not a word, but you get the point).
Arvinda’s | Mississauga, ON
Pssst… you’re drooling; we know because we’ve been there.
Arvinda’s has mastered the art of Indian spices, no wonder they made a cookbook packed with delicious, authentic recipes that are sure to please any crowd.
Gifting a cookbook, in a way, is like sending a love letter. Go on, say what you need to say with butter chicken.
Chocosol Traders | Toronto, ON
“To craft revolutionary chocolate that is good for mind, body, and soil.” is the Chocosol’s mission. If revolutionary food is not in every foodie’s handbook, we don’t know what is.
Chocosol is based in Downtown Toronto where they make all of their treats by hand.
for a Paw Parent
Formula Raw | St-Laurent, QC
Freeze Dried Duck Liver for Dogs and Cats
The team at Formula Raw is made up of visionaries and pet nutrition specialists and engineers. Anything you find on their website is created with scientific knowledge, premium ingredients, and the best intentions for household pets. Duck liver pet treats are basically the crème de la crème of pet treats.
Georgian Bay Naturals | Meaford, ON
For fancy vegan dogs and dogs with refined palates for succulent, organic root vegetables. Georgian Bay Naturals products are made with single- and contain no harmful additives or preservatives. The perfect gift for your health-conscious friend that aims to spoil their pup.
The Dancing Dog | Alberta
Happiness is meant to be shared, that’s what the Dancing Dog believes. Share the gift of 3 pup-tastic liver treats with a lucky pet parent. Dancing Dog, based in Alberta sources all of its raw protein from local farmers and their products are hand-crafted in small batches.
For an Extraordinary Host
Club Pantry | Hamilton, ON
This mulled drink kit is every host’s dream. Trust us, you’ll be begging to be invited to their next party. Their website is currently under construction, but you can find their products in Ontario at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market.
Bubby’s Bubbles | Montreal, QC
Every host knows that once the party is over, that’s when things get real. Cranberry sauce or red wine, you name the stain or smell, Bubby’s Natural laundry detergent gets the job done.
With this Spa Day-scented detergent, your favourite host will be excited to do laundry.
Eatable | Vaughan, ON
Zesty? Yes. Delicious? Double yes. Gourmet? Yes again. This caesar-flavoured popcorn is guaranteed to be loved by your friends and fam at any event. Their movie nights just levelled up, and it’s all thanks to you. Free from corn syrup, artificial flavourings, and all that other no-good stuff, Eatable popcorn rakes in rave reviews.
Deb’s Dips | Newmarket, ON
The perfect dip & seasoning mix for the perfect host. Deb’s Dips, founded in 2000, by passionate Dipologist, Deb, has perfected her dip and seasoning mixes to a state of mastery. You’ll want to throw in an extra bag for yourself – trust us.