For those looking to spend a lot on Christmas, the following gifts will keep on giving for years to come. 

14 November 2020

▫️ Oven Brothers' outdoor backyard wood fired cookers take your pizzas, bread, and desserts to the next level. They’re a “flat-packed, easy shipping, no tool assembly outdoor wood fired oven” and they’re made in Ottawa. From $2,499 for “The Original Bro” oven.

▫️ Riverwood Acoustics makes its speakers from dense timber that has lain at the bottom of the Ottawa River for more than a century (the logs were too dense to complete the journey to the sawmills during the lumber era). Conditions on the river bottom preserved the wood so well that once it’s brought to the surface and kiln-dried, it can be crafted into acoustic speakers of “unparalleled sound quality.” $799.99 for The Hudson, a premium wood bluetooth speaker BUT use code 'Ottawa' and they'll knock $100 off. *️⃣

▫️ Foris Workshop on Gladstone constructs stylish furniture that’s built to last, in their Ottawa workshop. Choose from ready to buy designs or you can commission something custom. We love the mid-century vibe of the “Metcalfe” lounge chair, from $1900.

▫️ Na Coille Studio makes furniture from old growth reclaimed and salvaged wood from the Ottawa Valley. They use this wood because of its sustainability and its deep coloured grain and patina. This is heirloom quality furniture for commercial and residential projects. Check out their walnut home collection of side tables, coffee tables, nightstands, and more

▫️ Not only a retail source for Canadian-made goods from across the country, Maker House (winner of the ottawan Best of Ottawa Awards in the "Best Furniture Store/Decor Store" category) sells own-brand furniture made in collaboration with GROW Studios. Their “Mechanicsville” dining table is big enough for families, and it comes in a range of stains. $1,599

▫️ Your favourite aunt left you her upholstered armchair, which although structurally sound has deflated with age. Instead of taking it to the dump, have it reupholstered. Updated Furniture has a range of fabrics to choose from, or you can bring in your own. Then, give it to your favourite person for Christmas, which just might be yourself. 


*️⃣ Items marked with this symbol mean that we get an affiliate fee. All companies mentioned by the ottawan in our gift guides are chosen by our editorial staff – no one can buy their way in. After we have made our choices, we may see if there are affiliate links available, but the availability of affiliate deals do not change our editorial stance.

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