Skip the mall this year, shop online, shop local, shop small and support entrepreneurs while you’re at it!
Not sure where to start? Not to worry! Innovation Factory’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide is here to help solve all your holiday shopping needs.
1. NIX SENSOR LTD – NIX MINI COLOR SENSOR
Whether you are an artist or just looking to repaint your home, the Nix Mini Color Sensor is your latest tech gadget. Don’t be deceived by it’s size: the powerful tool can collect and accurately represent colours instantly. Simply scan a surface with the Nix Mini and it will match the colour to RGB, HTML, CMYK, and LAB colours and over 10,000 paints. Users can also create complementary colour palettes and save their favourite colours.
2. ZIPPYJAMZ – BABY SLEEPERS
For the new parent, ZippyJamz has made it quick and easy to keep babies comfortable during changing time. The ZippyJamz sleeper features a patent-pending, two-zipper design. Parents don’t have to worry about matching snaps or cold air drafts that will wake their baby.
While the sleepers are easily the most convenient available, a range of adorable designs and responsible manufacturing make them a no brainer.
3. NUTS FOR CHEESE – VEGAN CHEESE
Ok, so you might not be able to buy this item online (which is a good thing) BUT, it’s perfect for your holiday party charcuterie spread. Have a friend or family that loves cheese but is vegan or lactose intolerant? Look no further, Nuts for Cheese is your go-to party pleaser. If you’re in Hamilton, you can grab one up at Farm Boy!
4. DOLLED UP DESSERTS – COOKIE AND CAKE MIXES
Simple, delicious, and gluten free? It has never been this easy for your holiday baking to satisfy everyone on your list. Check out these gifts from Hamilton’s award-winning gluten free and vegan bakery. So, while you’re up at Farm Boy, check out the baking aisle and grab a bag of Dolled Up baking mix!
5. BRUHA – HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS MARKET
Who doesn’t love a good holiday Christmas market? iF client Bruha lists tons of local events on their event platform, and we’ve picked one we think YOU will love. Check out the Downtown Holiday Christmas Market Dec 7 – 9th at Gore Park, and did we mention this event is FREE!
6. SNIPER SKIN SPORTS GRIPS
Sniper Skin offers a variety of sports accessories that extend equipment life. In an attempt to improve the game experience the team continues to create innovative grips and blade covers for sports sticks. Their most popular product is their hockey grip that replaces the need for taping hockey sticks.
Now, lacrosse and baseball players can also benefit from improved game play with customized grips for both sports. Sniper Skin grips come in a wide variety of styles and can be completely customized for players.
7. Relay coffee roasters
We all have a coffee addict in our lives. Why not give them the best coffee Hamilton has to offer by gifting them either a giftcard to a Relay Coffee location or a bag of their in house roasted coffee beans. Relay is located in the Hamilton Farmers Market and on Concession Street at 590 Concession.
8. Gene BluepRINT DNA HEALTH TEST KITS
Get a kickstart on your New Year’s resolutions with this unique health and fitness regime. Using personalized information based on your DNA, Gene Blueprint offers a meal and fitness program that helps you reach your goals faster and with long lasting results. Enter Promo code: IF60 for 60% off!
9. Grin toothbrush kits
Did you know that we are supposed to change our toothbrush every three months? Maybe you did, but who actually remembers to do that!? With Grin, you don’t even need to think twice! Give the gift of pearly whites this year with a subscription to Grin! The adorable, colourful, earth friendly toothbrush that changes the oral hygiene game like nothing else. Grin delivers fresh toothbrush heads to your door every 3 months!
Keep your loved ones rested and healthy this holiday season with the gift of a pillow or duvet from SleepAngel. SleepAngel is clinically proven to block viruses, allergens, microbes and mold. Sleep well, and sleep healthy! Use the code IFHoliday2018 for a 15% discount.