My Holiday Gift Guide


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The holidays are just around the corner and that means it’s time to spoil our kiddos and families with gifts, food, and love. My approach to holiday shopping has changed over the years, and this year I’m really thinking about what presents I’m giving. What impact they have on the person who receives them, where they come from, and what they’re made of. I want to only give gifts that are truly special. I also think where we spend our money matters, small shop or big business? this decision matters. Ok yes, I will still buy some mass produced Apple items I’m sure. But on the whole, I like supporting businesses that have an actual person working away pouring their love into the product.

This guide is in NO way sponsored. This is a genuine collection of brands I have discovered this year that I have fallen deeply in love with. Brands I regularly shop from myself for my own kiddos, husband, and friends, because of their quality, style, customer service, and value I get when I shop with them.

When I reached out to them to let them know I was making this guide I asked if they had a coupon code I could pass on to you guys, and so many of them obliged! How great is that! so enjoy shopping small this holiday season and truly making a difference in families and mompreneurs who work so hard at these amazing businesses. All while giving a gift that is truly unique and special.

-xo Emily


Maple and Leigh

I adore Maple and Leigh. I love the styles, the patterns, and the super super soft stretchy fabrics. I feel put together and comfortable at the same time. Any lady (moms especially) would be so happy to receive something from this lovely store.

Enter “holiday10” for 10% off any order until December 16th!


Salvage and Bronze

This is the perfect gift for the person in your life with a true love for decor. She makes amazing pieces that really stand out from a crowd. She also does workshops! A few weeks ago I attended her wreath making workshop at a friend of mines and what an experience! I ate treats with my girlfriends, crafted and chatted, and left the night with a piece of decor that I actually love! and get so many compliments on… then I casually drop “oh this? ya I made it”…

Use the code word “Himmeli” in an instagram (@salvage.bronze) or Facebook DM for 20% off! (it’s like a cool secret knock at those super trendy bars)


Haiku Lane

I always drool over her stuff every market I see her at. I finally went in for a closer view recently and bought a few gorgeous pieces. They’re all so unique and beautiful. I gifted one of her necklaces to my aunt and she adored it. Definitely a perfect gift for any lady with beautiful vintage style.

Type YEW GIFT in the comment section when checking out for a FREE GIFT! WHOOP WHOOP!


YEG Woodworks

There are so many fantastic pieces at this shop. And the husband and wife duo behind the shop are super adorable. I highly recommend the magnetic wall hangings to all my clients as well as the little wooden print holders. Pair a couple of these with a set of printed photo art cards, and you have yourself a beautiful present right there!

Baby Bird Creations

I’ve loved her bows since A was just a tiny little chicklet. Beautiful, modern, non-denting, and oh so trendy. The perfect accessory for any of your little babe’s outfits for holiday photos!

Use code “MAMAYEW” for 10% off your order

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Wheat Kids Clothing

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love Wheat! Truly high-quality clothing that happens to be gorgeous. My kids can run and jump and still be photo ready (which is important when mom is a photographer). I just tried their winter gear this year and was blown away by how well made it is and how toasty warm my kids stay after hours of play in the snow (and again look adorable in photos, win-win!!)

Use code “wheatkids” for 20% off any order!


2 Peas in a Pod

I discovered this sweet little shop on Instagram and have been hooked ever since! Her pieces truly stand out from a crowd. Her selection of gorgeous prints and soft fabric, paired with her exceptional style is what makes the difference. I always get stopped when someone sees Autumn or Harrison wearing something from this shop.

Use code “AUTUMN10” for 10% off your order!


Hayden and Ella Handcrafted

I came across this adorable shop last year when I was photographing my magical mini series last year. One of my client’s daughters was wearing one of her adorable knit hats and I had to know where she got it. Fast forward to now and I’ve had blankets and hats all made from her and couldn’t love them more. True quality craftsmanship and adorable styles, all made with super soft beautiful coloured yarns. I just LOVE!

Use code “YEWGIFTGUIDE” for 15% off any order until Christmas


Tiny Button Apparel

This beautiful mama makes classic and functional (i.e super comfy) pieces for little boys and girls. I love that some of her pieces are gender neutral and I can use them for both A and H! She also makes the most adorable mommy and me matching harems that feel like actual butter. You must check out!

Use code “holiday17′ for 15% off any order!

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String For Pearls

When I first heard of this company I thought oh chewlry….cool. I was way wrong, you would not know these beautiful marvels are meant to be sucked on by itty bitties. They are trendy and gorgeous. I would wear any of her pieces way after the baby stage is over.


Words and Co

Who doesn’t love letter boards? No one that’s who! They are so fun and creative! Words and Co’s are the best. They are beautiful and they have many sizes and colours to choose from! These are so hot right now. I guarantee this would be a gift that anyone would love.

Use code “xmas10′ for 10% off your order!



Paper Press Studio

I recently discovered this little gem of a shop. I adore stationary. I’m so glad to see it’s making a resurgence. She makes beautiful cards, invitations, announcements, milestone cards, and so so much more! All on the most beautiful cardstock I ever did see.

Use code “Holiday2017” for 20% off your order until New Years Eve

Co Create

This company lives and breathes creativity. Did you see my blog on Harrison’s big boy room and drool over his super cool X shelf above his bed? Yup that’s Co Create. They also make a tonne of beautiful plates, knobs, and little planters all made from concrete!

Use code “HIPHIPHOORAY” for 15% off your order!


Bo and Marrow

This is a perfect guide for a healthy foodie. It was also my pregnancy survival stock. Perfect for sipping on in between holiday binges! There are so many health benefits to bone broth and Bo and Marrow has some great flavours! My favourite is the chicken.

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That’s all! I hope you all have a wonderful week and happy shopping!


Thanks for being here,







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