The Good List: Mother’s Day Edition – Featuring all Female Makers

Give your mother a special heartfelt, handmade gift this year.

Well, handmade by someone else. Someone who knows what they’re doing. Someone who doesn’t end up getting glue in their hair and sneezing glitter for hours afterwards.

1. Beautiful jewelry with a hidden message for mom.

Made of recycled (and recyclable) aluminum, this line of bracelets, earrings and necklaces from Giftologie are the trifecta of goodness: handmade, sustainable and each purchase supports local and global women’s initiatives.

2. Timeless, handcrafted leather goods.

Inspired by nature and the Swedish forests where she grew up, the maker behind Fortrollad carefully crafts each piece in her collection with timeless style and sustainability as guiding principles.

3. One-of-a-kind pottery.

These gorgeous Shino glazed mugs from A Third Space Pottery are the perfect marriage of good looks and purpose. Mom will be reminded of your thoughtful gift each time she sips her favourite beverage.

4. Mouth-watering deliciousness, in a cake.

You may not be able to take mom for a trip to Jamaica, but Montfriese Rum Cakes can give her the next best thing, delicious Jamaican Rum Cake. Made locally in the Niagara Region, ships across North America.

5. Spring in a jar.

Made with love by an amazing mother of 3, Mother’s Touch Candles are my favourite go-to for gift giving. My current obsession is Flower Child, an uplifting floral scent perfect for spring.

The Good List is a curated list of things that are good for you, your community and the planet. 

The Good List: Father’s Day Edition

Here’s a few ideas for the favourite dad in your life.

  1. To help keep the world’s best dad smelling his best, a cigar box full of all natural soap from Dr. Squatch 
  2. For the dad who’s always happy to lend you a few bucks, Gusset Leather’s  Bifold Wallet.
  3. One-of-a-kind Bluetooth Gramophone made from a vintage skateboard deck made by Baker Street Creations for a one-of-a-kind dad.
  4. Every time dad checks the time on the Oakwood Wood Watch from Lux Woods he’ll be reminded of his favourite child.
  5. Amsterdam Brewery’s Boneshaker IPA for sitting dock-side with your dad.
  6. Bold Breakfast Tea from Sloane Tea, for my own tea-loving dad.

The Good List is a curated list of things that are good for you, your community and the planet. 

The Good List – Father’s Day Edition

Favourite things  for your favourite guy.

  1. Unbearded: Dacian Draco Double Edge Safety Razor and Groom Shaving Lotion                                                                                                                              Bearded: Honeywood Grooming Oil & Balm and Sandalwood Hair Comb
  2. Artech Studios Upcycled Beer Glasses made from glass blown beer bottles.
  3. BarChef Project Premixed Cocktails – The Toasted Old Fashioned
  4. Juniper BBQ Scraper
  5. Kikuichi Elite Tsuchime Damascus Santoku 180 mm Kitchen Knife
  6. Canadian made Men’s Scoop Bottom T-Shirt from Jerico

The Good List is a curated list of things that are good for you, your community and the planet.