Without a doubt, one of my favourite shops in Ottawa is Maker House Co. This local haunt started humbly, first by working the craft circuit, then launching a pop-up, then opening a full-fledged permanent store packed with 100% made in Canada goods.
And they have some big news: MakerHouse.com is LIVE with shipping from coast to coast! Be sure to read all the way through to grab 10% off your first purchase. Yup, I've got a special deal just for you readers!
In the two years Maker House has been in business, I’ve been blessed to get to know founders Gareth and Sarah and their team of truly wonderful human beings. They spend countless hours scouring this country for the best in handcrafted and small batch wares, everything from greeting cards to hoodies to furniture.
This local biz is passionate about working with Canada’s best makers because they believe firmly in helping you learn the story of their stuff. As Gareth puts it, “these are living pieces, made by real people, with a story you can be proud to bring home.” PREACH GARETH.
And if that wasn't enough, Maker House also donates 2% of all sales to community non-profits through their #CRAFTCHANGE program. This is a pretty great bunch of hosers, eh?
I love popping by their Hintonburg shop but I’m jazzed I can shop online in my jammies now, too. Yup, that’s right: MakerHouse.com is live!
Shop the site and ship to just about anywhere in Canada, or if you’re local, choose the pick-up in store option and they’ll have your treasures wrapped and waiting for you. Perfect, right?
I’m a big pre-shopper (and night owl) so I’m thrilled I can browse their wares into the wee hours of the morning. And with my whole family living in other cities, I can surprise them with deliveries of handcrafted Canuck gifts!
10% off for amy in 613 readers
STOP THE PRESSES. Guys, Gareth is such a mensch that he’s giving ALL of you 10% off your first order on MakerHouse.com! Simply enter promo code AMY10 at checkout et voilà: 10% off for all you local-loving folks.
Code expires May 14, 2017 at 11:59 EDT so hurry up you hosers! Mother’s Day is coming so why not treat mom to a little something local this year? Here’s my top 10 Maker House must-haves for all occasions:
Ottawa Colour Map by I Like Maps, $30
Handcrafted Cocktail Bitters by Kinsip Spirits, $20
UniSEX Hoodie by North Standard Trading Post, $68
#1 Mom Button Card by The Regional Assembly of Text, $5.95
Golden Girls Coasters by VersaTile Designs, $26
Chalkboard Wine Glasses by Chalkboard Chique, $7
Reclaimed Wood Wine Rack by Daly Unstructured, $85
Wood Salad Servers by Craft Collective, $32
Racoon Kit by Low Poly Crafts, $30
Marbled Concrete Planter by Double L Decor, $27