August 19, 2021

By: Karisa Simon

Are you looking to buy a local souvenir for a friend or family member? Do you want to go the extra mile and buy something that is locally made? I have the perfect store for you – Maker’s Mojo!

Located in the heart of downtown Oakville, Maker’s Mojo is a retail space that sells unique hand-made products that are manufactured in Canada. Shop over 65 independent brands with products from artisan soaps to wall art, one-of-a-kind pottery sets and unique stationery. Maker’s Mojo is a shopping lover’s dream and the perfect place to find something to bring a little bit of Oakville home with you.

This year, I made the decision to shop local and support small businesses when I make purchases. When I found Maker’s Mojo’s, I knew I had to stop by and take a look.

Here are some of the items that I found:

Coconut Shell Candles

These hand-poured soy candles are aesthetically pleasing and have pleasant fragrances. There are a variety of scent options in the product, including lavender, vanilla and lemon grass.

Maker: Illumi Candles

Location: Toronto

Candle Gift Box:

Who doesn’t love a three-in-one product? The box not only holds a hand-made candle made of essential and natural fragrances, but the wooden box it comes in can be used as a planter box. Not to mention the wooded lid covering the candle can be used as a coaster.

Maker: Humble Bee Candles

Location: Stoufville, ON

Oakville Notebooks:

If you love buying stationery items with a one-of-a-kind look, I have the perfect product for you. Maker’s Mojo sells beautiful personalized notebooks that pay homage to Oakville. The covers are decorated with hand-painted images of iconic Oakville landmarks, including the Oakville Lighthouse, Lion’s Valley Park, and Downtown Oakville.

Maker: Carolyn Gavin

Location: Toronto

Soap Kit:

This soap kit would be the perfect gift for someone who loves to practice self-care. Wrapped in a custom box, this kit is filled with an assortment of aromatic hand-made natural soaps.

The scents in this kit are Oatmeal and Honey, French Clay Lavender, Sage and Citrus, Lemon N’ Lavender, Cranberry Orange, and Calendula Castille.

Maker: Bridlewood Soaps

Location: Storefront in Orangeville and in over 100 locations across Ontario

Ceramic Pottery:

Every coffee lover has their favourite coffee mug and Vilks ceramic mugs are the perfect gift for the coffee-lover in your life. These cute mugs are hand-built from raw clay by a Hamilton artist. Every piece is unique and is hand-painted with 22kt gold.  Also, check out the beautiful teal pink sands pieces from The Otter Potter. There are bowls, cups and mugs in stock.

Maker: Vilks Stoneware

Location: Hamilton

Maker: The Otter Potter

Location: Oakville

Zodiac Necklace:

Who doesn’t like to receive jewellery as a gift? Dive deep into the world of astrology and purchase one of these zodiac necklaces for your loved one. It will surely bring a smile to their face.

Maker: Curious Oddities

Location: Dundas, ON

Wooden Wall Art:

Looking to spruce up your walls? Consider purchasing one of these beautiful pieces from the husband and wife duo, Rough to Ready. Each captivating piece is a mixture of wood tones that reflect Oakville, such as a boat and a lighthouse.

Maker: Rough to Ready

Location: Cambridge, ON

Baby Onesies:

Maker’s Mojo also has an incredible selection of gifts for babies and children, including their Oakville-themed onesies. This onesies would be the perfect gift for an Oakville parent or grandparent that is expecting a little one.

Maker: Jenny Coomer Designs

Location: Smithville, ON

Maker’s Mojo is one of the best places to find curated hand-made products in Oakville. I hope this article has given you a few ideas for your next gift purchase.

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