Christmas is less than two weeks away and since it is the season of giving, I have a gift for one of you lucky readers! I want to put a little bit of the 613 under your tree this year so I've teamed up with the 613 Craft Popup x Freewheeling Craft to bring you a prize pack stocked full of some of my favourite Ottawa makers! One lucky winner is going to take all of this home with them! Are you even ready?

It's worth noting that all of these brands are available at the 613 Craft Popup at 432 (and a half) Preston St. The pop-up is open right through until December 24! If you're not quite done your shopping and looking for some inspiration, I'll be hosting a shopping night at the pop-up this Thursday, December 15 from 6-9pm. Come down and shop, enjoy some holiday treats and special pricing for one night only!

Alright, let's get into the giveaway...

Salsa Bruce Ostrich Feather Statement Necklace ($50)
Can't say I'd ever think to wear a feather necklace but these Salsa Bruce feather necklaces are gorgeous. They are the perfect statement piece to add a bit of flare to an outfit or to gift to your BFF. I love the elegant gold hardware against the light and dainty feathers. Everyone appreciates a touch of unexpected detail to an outfit.

Murphy and Jo Rose and Cardamom Candle ($25)
Who doesn't love a candle that engulfs the room in a light, refreshing scent. Murphy & Jo are hand-poured soy candles that are made with pure essential oils and fragrant oils, with all ingredients locally sourced and bought.

Pink Soapworks Blossom Soap ($8)
The winter and the holidays can be tough on our skin, so why not use this heavenly bar of soap and treat yourself to a bit of rejuvenation after what is sure to be a busy holiday season. Made with goats milk, their soap bars offer moisturizing properties that are unmatched in other soaps. Sounds divine if you ask me!

b.nude Room Spray 
Looking to freshen up your space post-holiday gathering or air out the lingering smell of turkey and holiday cheer? Give this b.nude room spray a few spritz around the room for an instant refresh! You'll be thanking me later!

Eaby Chic Ella Tech Headband ($16-18)
I haven't quite mastered the headband but I have no doubt it will look great on one of you! Eaby Chic headbands are on the heads of some of Ottawa's most fashionable women! I picked the navy Ella Tech adult headband for this giveaway's lucky winner. It will go with anything and add a little bit of fun and flair to any outfit! Guess what? Eaby Chic also makes adorable headbands for your favourite little! Matching mommy (or auntie or cousin) and me headbands? So cute!

Sew Crazy "Stupid Dishes" Tea Towel ($18)
Sew Crazy has some brutally honest tea towels for your kitchen. Let's be real, who can't sympathize with stupid dishes. I know I can! They have some really witty banter embroidered on their collection of flour sack towels. Ha!

Henry's Toffee Company Assorted Toffee ($3.50-$8)
Slow cooked, handmade toffee right from Ottawa. Does it get much sweeter than that? Get your sweet tooth ready because you'll be indulging in plain toffee, almond toffee and um, brandy pecan toffee. Props to you if you can share, but I'd be hiding myself away from the famjam during Christmas dinner and savoring every bite of this stuff!

Les Charlatans Orange and Rosemary Cocktail Syrup 
'Tis the season to indulge in a few holiday libations! You'll get a bottle of orange and rosemary syrup to enjoy however you please! Use it to spice up club soda, put a splash in with your favourite liquor or enjoy it over vanilla ice cream or infused in whipped cream. The possibilities are endless! Enjoy the holidays and treat yourself - you deserve it!

Top Shelf Preserves Strawberry Jam
There's a good chance that you've seen Top Shelf around the city. Top Shelf makes small batch pickles and preserves right here in the 613! If you're looking to get your hands on limited edition Top Shelf Preserves, get down to the 613 Craft Popup! They have a limited supply of delicious chutneys, jams and spreads available only at the pop-up! You can't go wrong with classic strawberry jam though. A Christmas morning treat, perhaps? Mmm!

Jenny Rijke Clay Bowl with Gold Detail ($65)
So this handcrafted bowl is absolutely beautiful. It's the perfect addition to any coffee table or kitchen shelf. The gold detail around the rim takes it from ordinary to extraordinary. I have spent a lot of time swooning over this clay bowl and will be very envious of whichever one of you lucky ducks takes it home with you! Jenny's pieces go beyond the clay bowl though, she has mugs, vases and ring dishes, too!

The rules to enter are pretty simple. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! Every action in the Rafflecopter widget counts as an entry. The giveaway will run until 11:59pm on Sunday, December 18th. This giveaway is open to Ottawa/Gatineau residents only and you must be available to meet to pick up the prize package.

Good luck!

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  1. I have discovered so many fun new local businesses to check out now- thank you!

  2. Obsessed with everything on this list. Definitely will be checking the pop-up shop this week!

  3. I can't believe I was missing out on all these great local companies the Henry's Toffee Company Assorted Toffee sounds amazing

  4. Just found this blog - this has helped immensely with my Christmas shopping! Local and unique!

  5. I love Jenny Rijke's work ! I would put my jewellery in that beautiful dish :)

  6. My favourite treat is toffee so I choose Henry's Toffee Company Assorted Toffee

  7. My favortie would be the Pink Soapworks Blossom Soap, who I would give to my Wife!

  8. I absolutely love Jenny's pottery. I'm an artist as well and idolize her gold pieces. I'd use this dish for my most favourite rings!

  9. My favourite is the brutally honest tea towel! "Stupid dishes" are usually my exact sentiments toward washing. Plus the embroidery is super cute!

  10. The top shelf preserves look lovely and my daughter would eat it with a spoon!

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  11. I want that necklace! Great post - thanks for sharing!!

  12. I work in a fabric shop so my hands get especially dry in the winter. The Pink Soap works Blossom soap would be great!

  13. The feather necklace is gorgeous!

  14. Loved seeing the work of these local businesses at the Freewheeling Craft Christmas Market and was able to pick up a few gifts there but of course there is no such thing as too many local treats!!

  15. So hard to choose but I think the clay bowl is my favourite. It's gorgeous! I got engaged this year and it would be a perfect place to keep my ring!


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