Shop Local This Holiday With These Durham Region Shops

I like to be a crafty person and give personalized or one of a kind types of gifts but there are some things that I don’t have the talent or the creativity to make on my own.  In the Durham region we have some pretty amazing makers that can help you find that hand crafted, unique gift idea that people on your gift giving list will love.  And what better way to support your town than to shop local.

This is not a sponsored post, I have not received any sort of compensation in lieu of including these shops.  They are just shops that I genuinely love their products and want to ensure you know about them too!

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About Pink Lemon Décor

Shop Local Pink Lemon Decor

Decorating your home for everyday or the holidays should be simple and timeless! Pink Lemon Decor creates pieces that fit any space with a modern, clean look. This holiday season you can find simplistic, Scandinavian inspired holiday signs that you can use year after year or give as the perfect gift!

Upcoming  Events and Where to Shop Local

Market list:

Shop locally at Gather, Bella Fleur, Markets by Dream Day, The Nooks

Website and Social Media


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About Love Squared Kids

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Love squared kids begin in 2013 and has evolved into a hip & happy headwear brand. Their products are 100% proudly Canadian made and designed with a focus on sustainable fabrics. With sizes that range from baby to adult staying cozy, cute and hip is easy for the whole family.

Upcoming  Events and Where to Shop Local

You can shop LSK locally at markets by dream day in Brooklin, the Nooks in Port Hope & This Is Made in Vaughan as well as at one of our many shows and online during our monthly releases at

Website and Social Media


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About Georgian Chocolate Co.

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At Georgian Chocolate Co., they handcraft sustainably sourced chocolate. Their bars are finished in artwork by local artisans, because, great chocolate is an art!

Upcoming Events and Where to Shop Local

List of all in-store locations:
Holiday Soiree, Barrie, November 17th
The Handmade Market, Niagara, November 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Hello Makers, Uxbridge, December 1st
Winter Maker Market, Barrie, December 7th, 8th
Spice Holiday Market, Barrie, December 7th
Picks and Giggles, Oshawa, December 15th

Website and Social Media – Shop online and use giftguide10 to save 10%. This code will expire on December 15


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About Everyday Hustle

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This amazing company is run by 2 sisters from Durham Region. All products are completely Canadian made (even the fabric). All products are ethically made. They focus on making staple pieces for your wardrobe that will last.  They are trying to make ethical fashion accessible to everybody and every body.

Upcoming  Events and Where to Shop Local

This is Made – Vaughan, ON
Markets By Dreamday – Brooklin, ON
Aruma – Lanark, ON
Petit Nordique – Bowmanville, ON

Pop Up Markets:
Modern Mom Show (Nov. 22 / Nov. 23 in London)
Picks and Giggles ( Dec 15 in Oshawa)

Website and Social Media

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About Dream Day Cookies

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Sarah is the face behind Dream Day Cookies & Markets by Dream Day.  She realized her talent for creating whimsical hand-piped sugar cookies after designing and decorating a Peppa Pig themed set for a children’s birthday party. Since then, her business has exploded. She now offers workshops, attends regular artisan markets and even has her cookies in a few storefronts.

Upcoming  Events and Where to Shop Local

You can find her; Friday Nov 15th at the Mama & Chicks Show
Sun Nov 17th at the Handmade for Littles Market
OR shop 6 days a week at Markets by Dream Day in Brooklin, which had over 75 local handmade vendors to shop from too!

Website and Social Media

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About Little Monkey Designs

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Specializing in personalized decor.  Everything from Pillows, Blankets, Gowth Charts, bibs and more.  Some sweet stocking stuffer ideas for babies including our rattles and bibs.

Upcoming Events and Where to Shop Local

The full product line can be accessed via their website at  We also ship across Canada and the US, and can include a gift note to make gift giving even easier!

You can purchase a selection of ready made items (pillows, bibs, blankets and rattles) at “Markets by Dreams Day” in Brooklin or “This is Made” in Vaughan.

Website and Social Media


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About Mei Designs

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Mei offers personalized items from decor pillows, coasters and drinkware; all of the items are made with permanent ink or if requested vinyl is used.  They also make Glittered Tumblers sealed with resin – these are custom made and are a longer process than other items.

Upcoming  Events and Where to Shop Local

Brooklin Marketplace – Brooklin High School December 7th 9:30-3:30

Circa Pop Up – Oshawa Centre – December 20 Open – Close

Markets by Dream Day December 14th 10-5pm

Website and Social Media



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About Splendid Greetings

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Cute & Funny Holiday Cards, bookmarks and gift tags

Upcoming  Events and Where to Shop Local

Available via my website or at Markets by Dream Day

– Order cut off is December 15 for shipping and December 22 for local pick up.

Website and Social Media

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About Freckle Face Jewellery

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Angie Henderson designs high quality, affordable fashion jewellery in Bowmanville Ontario.Her goal is to provide jewellery that inspires women to feel confident and gives them the opportunity to express who they are!
Her Exclusive Charm Bar has become a huge part of her business. It allows customers to make their own jewellery designs for a very affordable price. The Freckle Face Charm Bar has options for creating charm bracelets, necklaces and key chains. It’s a fabulous way to give something personalized to those important people in your life and you get to say you designed it! FUN!

Upcoming Events and Where to Shop Local

In Store:
Gather, 51 King Street E, Bowmanville (large variety of my fashion
The Nooks, 68 Walton St, Port Hope (Fashion Jewellery and a Mini
Charm Bar)
The Nooks, 208 Princess St, Kingston (Fashion Jewellery and a Mini
Charm Bar)
Markets by Dream Day, 66 Baldwin St, 3 rd Floor, Brooklin (Fashion
Jewellery and a Mini Charm Bar)
Simcoe Street Market, 359 Simcoe Street, Beaverton (Fashion
Jewellery only)
The Nooks, Gravenhurst Warf – COMING NOV 15, 2019

Pop-up Markets:
Nov 14 from 5-10pm, Gather, 51 King St E, Bowmanville (Ladies night
out downtown Bowmanville)
Nov 15 from 10-4pm, Mamas & Chicks Merry Market at the General
Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Rd N., Oshawa ($5 at the door and kids
are free)
Nov 23 from 10-5pm, Gather, 51 King St E, Bowmanville
Dec 6 from 5-10pm, Gather, 51 King St E, Bowmanville (Moonlight
Magic downtown Bowmanville)
Dec 7 from 9-5pm, Gather, 51 King St E, Bowmanville
Dec 14 from 9-5pm, Gather, 51 King St E, Bowmanville
Dec 21 from 9-5pm, Gather, 51 King St E., Bowmanville

Website and Social Media

Coupon Code ‘supportlocal10’ for 10% off her website. Enter it at checkout. Note: it is only valid for ONLINE shopping.

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