Neo holiday gift guide: online store edition

December 1, 2020

This holiday season may look different from what we’re used to, but if there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s where to shop for the most rewarding gifts. We’ve curated a guide with exclusively Canadian-made online brands and Neo partners, who you can earn cashback rewards with. 

No need to stress over what to buy and where to go. Conveniently pick out the perfect gifts for friends and family, and deliver them right to their doors.

1. CDN

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You can’t go wrong with gifting someone a cozy crewneck sweater or a comfy t-shirt. CDN does it best with their proudly Canadian, but minimalist style apparel. Every piece of clothing is designed, embroidered and made in Canada.

Recognizing that Canadians are much more than ice rinks and hockey sticks, this brand is all about reflecting the diversity of our country’s people, their intricate lives and stories that make them who they are. 

Top off your gifts this holiday with one of CDN’s signature snapback hats (either hockey, baseball, basketball or dad-inspired), and you’ve got yourself a complete outfit.

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2. Urban Drawer

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Few things make better stocking stuffers than a pair of fun and cozy socks. Urban Drawer is an Edmonton-based sock company that offers vibrant and modern sock designs made with high-quality materials to give you a little more pep in your step. You can choose from all sorts of colours, prints and patterns to complement your outfit, whether your style is for everyday business or casual settings.

To make things even better, Urban Drawer’s philosophy of “Buy local, give local” extends to Hope Mission to serve the city’s homeless and vulnerable populations. For every subscription purchased, a pair of socks goes to someone in need.

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3. Fable

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A good home-cooked meal has more meaning now that we may be sharing them apart during the holidays. Fable’s sustainable dinnerware sets make the ultimate gift for the home chef and the host(ess) in your life, who appreciate gorgeous place settings. How they serve their food is as equally important to them as the taste, and Fable’s ceramic bowls and plates made from recycled clay can make any meal look amazing. 

Designed in Vancouver and produced by family-owned and operated businesses in Portugal, each dinnerware set by Fable is uniquely crafted in small batches by artisans. This is the kind of gift that will have you hurrying to set the table long before dinner is even ready. Make every meal during the holidays even more special. 

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4. Jennea Frischke Jewelry

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It’s all in the details. Calgary-based Jennea Frischke Jewelry offers beautifully handcrafted rings, earrings and necklaces that are a welcome addition to any woman’s wardrobe this holiday season. These dainty charms are made with a range of precious and non-precious metals such as sterling silver, gold and gemstones using traditional metalsmithing techniques. 

If you know someone who’s a big fan of vintage vibes, gift them some bling with these one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to give more dimension to their style. 

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5. Partake Brewing 

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For those who’ve cut back on beer, but miss the taste, Calgary’s Partake Brewing offers a full lineup of non-alcoholic beverages that are total crowd-pleasers. Whether you’re waving goodbye to alcohol or drinking responsibly, Partake has a beer to go with every occasion and meal. Pair your bold citrusy IPA with a bite of roast chicken, or refresh your palate after mixed greens with a bubbly blonde ale.

These award-winning beers are a hit for the holidays, and shipping is included across Canada. Send over a pack to your friends and family, and cheers to staying connected.

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6. Fern & Petal 

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The holidays can be a stressful time. Give the gift of at-home relaxation with Vancouver-based wellness brand, Fern & Petal, which produces 100% all-natural products and aromatherapy. This small, family-run business hand-makes and bottles all their essential oils, which are free of dyes, fragrances and synthetic preservatives. 

They also sell bath soaks, sprays and pillow mists. Help the person in your life who’s always hustling and taking care of others first to finally take a minute for themselves and relax. Add Fern & Petal to your stockings and help your loved ones wind down at the end of a long day with a soothing bath soak and a good night’s sleep. 

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7. Crafty Cocktails

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Love a good holiday drink? Create the experience of a high-end cocktail lounge in the comfort of your own home with Crafty Cocktails. They deliver cocktail kits with all the tools and recipes you need for a fancy holiday, right to your doorstep.  

Each kit is carefully curated by an expert mixologist, who focuses on flavour by choosing from high-quality handmade syrups and small-batch bitters. For the beverage connoisseur or friend in your life, who’s looking to step up their Friday night game, Crafty Cocktails can help make their night in feel like a night out, without breaking the bank.

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8. VidDay

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Not being able to see family and friends in-person is hard. That’s why VidDay is the perfect solution and gift to connect with your loved ones over the holidays. This brand is revolutionizing the online gift and greeting card industry by bringing people together with personalized video messages. 

Easily whip up a picture and video montage, collaborate with friends digitally and send it to those you care about. VidDay helps you feel like you’re all in the same room together. And if that’s not enough, they plant a tree for every video sold to support global reforestation efforts. Trees are planted in BC, California, Australia and the Amazon Rainforest. 

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9. Drizzle

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Want to sweeten things up? Look no further. Drizzle offers sustainably-sourced raw honey to help anyone elevate their home cooking and feel good about reducing their environmental footprint. They’re better for the planet, better for the bees and better for who you’re gifting for. 

This Canadian-made brand, backed by Dragons’ Den’s Arlene Dickinson, uses responsible management techniques at local farms to ensure bees are happy and healthy to produce only the highest quality product. These little pots of gold come in an assortment of flavours and colours, from berry bliss to cinnamon spiced raw honey. 

Add this as a stocking stuffer that won’t disappoint. They’re great for drizzling on top of fruit bowls, oatmeal, pancakes, pastries and more. 

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10. Wrinkle & Crease

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Everybody knows half the fun of gift-giving is in the delivery. Wrinkle & Crease has your holiday cards and gift wrapping covered with their minimal yet classy stationery. This Calgary-based international stationery brand specializes in luxurious handmade products, including one-of-a-kind gift tags, ribbons and planners. 

The magic of a handwritten note endures time. Send your loved ones a card with a heartfelt message this Christmas, or wrap your presents with elegant packaging that shows you took the extra time and care to think about them. Wrinkle & Crease inspires creativity and captures all the sentiment and connection you crave, especially during the holidays. 

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11. Kabo Fresh Dog Food

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During the holidays, real joy comes from giving, not receiving. While we remember to spoil our significant others, children, and parents, let's not forget about the family member that brings us all the most joy - our doggos.

Kabo Fresh Dog Food is ready to help you bring your pet the gift of health and happiness with their special Holiday Roast Topper, which launches December 1st. This Canada based subscription service specializes in delivering your pup the best fresh dog food right to your doorstep. They have a wide selection of recipes including Savoury Beef, Tender Chicken, Hearty Turkey, and Irresistible Fresh Kibble, and they're known for surprising pet parents with seasonal product drops.

The holiday season just wouldn't be the same without our furry family members. Shower them with love this Holiday season by putting something special under the tree. We know they'll thank you by jumping all over you when you come home from work, or nudging you with a wet nose.  

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Support local businesses this season, shop online

Make things easy by doing all your holiday shopping exclusively online this year. Nothing beats the feeling of a truly unique gift, and when you’re on the hunt for something special, turn to that special small business first. 

They offer some of the most unique products you simply can’t get anywhere else – and the good news is that every online store on our gift guide ships directly to you and your loved ones!

Enjoy holiday shopping from home this year with our Neo partners. Pick out the most rewarding gifts, from stocking stuffers to items to go under the tree. Best of all, when you pay online with your Neo Card at these stores, you’ll automatically redeem exclusive offers, including cashback rewards on your first purchase.

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