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Old 11-29-2008, 06:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else sick and tired of shopping online from US stores, paying inflated prices, shipping and duties headaches and want to support Canadian businesses?

I thought I'd start a thread where we can share our Canadian online shopping sources.

I'll go first with some toy and baby stuff companies but feel free to post any great Canadian sites.
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http://www.babynaturopathics.com/shop/pc/home.asp
http://www.thenaturalbabyshop.ca/
http://www.parentingbynature.com/

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I have bought from both of the following and found them great Both have storefront locations in addition to online shopping...

www.extraordinarybabyshoppe.com also has storefronts in Ottawa and Kitchener

http://www.nurtured.ca/ also has a storefront in Dartmouth (NS)
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http://www.pedagogytoys.com/products/brands/holztiger will apparently do a mail order.

www.modernkid.com Has a selection of wooden toys.

And www.waldorf.ca Has a selection of wooden animals and art supplies.

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Old 11-29-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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Here are some of my faves. Some I've bought from, others I've just heard about:

For making beauty supplies: Soap and More
For Baby carriers, cloth dipes, etc: Tadpoles & Butterflies
For great toys (and free shipping over $65): Ape2Zebra
For more toys: Family Playroom

Keep 'em coming!

Kelly , mama to 4yo and 1yo ,
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I just got thinking while I nursed the baby down.

On Etsy, "Beneath the Rowan Tree" and "Twinkle Of my Eye" are both located in Canada.

Also there is the Cape Breton Baby Company for Diapers
http://www.capebretonbaby.com/shop/

And www.milkface.com for wraps and carriers and lots of other stuff.

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http://www.ape2zebra.ca/default.asp

located in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada
Free expedited shipping for orders over CAN$49.99
good big selection

I've never ordered from them but I like what I see!
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Here's one from BC!!!


Natural Pod

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www.hottoads.com
mastermindtoys.com

and I wholeheartedly endorse Milkface and Extraordinary Baby Shoppe-they're awesome!

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Old 11-30-2008, 12:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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cool list so far...

anyone know any crafting stores?

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great thread!

i have ordered from

mastermindtoys.com
babywearboutique.com
mec.ca (which is mountain equipment co op)
unicef.ca
wildflowerdyes.com (GORGEOUS tie dye stuff)

and for soapmaking supplies i just got an order from http://www.aquariusaroma-soap.com/

and i don't know if this is the kind of thing, the whole "big box" store might not be what you are looking for, but i have ordered from chapters.ca lots. free shipping over 39 $. and i'm right now waiting on an order from london drugs.

i havn't ordered from them, but i think these look good

tenthousandvillages.ca
lavishandlime.com
toyboxtreasures.ca
grandrivertoys.com
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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crafting/waldorf stores:
http://www.beardancecrafts.com/
http://www.maplerose.ca/

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Old 11-30-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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I love this thread! I've personally ordered from the following Cdn sites and have been very happy with the service/products:

http://www.grandrivertoys.com/
http://www.chopchoptimber.com/
http://www.babynaturopathics.com/
http://stylekid.ca/store/home.php
http://www.naturalpod.com/shop/
http://www.coastalsling.com/V3/ pouches, MTs, nursing necklaces
http://bcplaythings.com/Catalog.aspx (I've only bought in person from this store, but love love love it)
http://www.mec.ca/ (also only in person, but they have fabulous eco-friendly stuff at very reasonable prices - you must get a membership first, though ($5/lifetime)
http://www.familypastimes.com/index.html one of the MDC mamas organized a coop from this company, so I haven't dealt with them directly, but like the products.

I have also found some more not yet mentioned that I haven't ordered from, but have browsed through:
http://www.raspberrykids.com/
http://www.cheekymonkey.ca/index.htm

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Another really good shop for baby carriers, as well as for maternity and nursing wear is www.evymama.ca.

Heidi, mama to DD Abigail (Sept 2007), wife to amazing DH Gavin, BFing, Babywearing, Bed Sharing, loving every minute!

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So far I've ordered from and had a good experience from:

www.mastermindtoys.ca
www.grandrivertoys.ca
www.babyplanetboutique.com
www.extraordinarybabyshoppe.ca


Crafts/yarn etc.
www.herrschners.ca they have a store in Kitchener. I feel silly for not shopping there before but I got a great deal on wool for a sweater for DH.

Tools -

www.houseoftools.con

DH and I - totally winging life with our four children, DS1 (6.5yrs), DS2 (5yrs), DD (3yrs) and DS3 (1)!

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I have no babies so am interested in sites for everything else, especially nitrate free luncheon meats!

I get my raw cat food supplement here

http://www.felinefuture.com/about.php
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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This is a great thread! I am new to Canada so am thrilled to see so many websites with products I'm interested in (we moved here from Germany - and most of the products are German to my pleasant surprise)

Keep them coming please!

Single mama to a 5yo and 8yo

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Old 12-02-2008, 04:23 PM
 
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Wow, great list! I already have lots of those shops bookmarked, let me see if I have any not listed yet...

kai kids (eco-friendly shop)
My Baby Stuff (Second-hand items)
Go Green Baby I bought a Narsutten teething ring from them.
Mom and Baby Works Lots of good gear
Nordic Natural Woolens I got some great merino wool onesies from here.
O'Baby Organics
Two Potato Tots
Funky Monkey Baby Boutique (Clothes, gear, toys, awesome bibs, etc...)
BeBeBums New cloth diaper company
New and Green Baby Company


OK I'll stop, my list is getting too long!

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http://www.sparkleandgreen.ca/

I've ordered cloth diaper supplies from this company, I especially like the Bummi diaper covers and the prefolds. A lot of my friends use Shaklee cleaning products and love them, I'm thinking I'll give the laundry stuff a try in the New Year too.

ETA: This website is no longer working.

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i get an online newsletter called babyvibe http://www.babyvibe.ca/home.cfm and there's lots of shopping ideas in there, i think it's mostly for the greater vancouver area, but today there was a link for this store which looks pretty cool
http://www.applausetoystore.com/stor...ts/default.asp

the shipping seems reasonable, 14 bucks for 76$ to $100 worth of stuff.

looks like they are in muskoka.

huh. i grew up there, and never knew about this store, must be new!
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http://www.theclothdiapershop.com/

http://www.forbabywithlove.ca/

Both great places for diapers etc...

What about good health food stores? I've found www.Aviva.ca

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http://www.mountainbaby.com
is a great site for winter gear when mec doesn't carry it.

Thanks for this thread, I've been searching for other places to buy canadian this season. And will use it beyond for sure!!!

Can we expand to mamma stuff too? I've been looking for a canadian website that sells essential oils that I can't find at the health food store here for eons!!!

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I second the Tadpoles and Butterflies rec. in a prev. post.

I love the following teacher supply site for great quality toys and kids furniture, incl. play kitchens:

http://wintergreen.ca/
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mountainbaby looks super cool! I wish I'd known about it earlier...oh well, next year...

There's a a website that's sells everything related to nursing...the actual store is in London Ontario. I bought from them once and had good service but I've lost my bookmarks. anyone know the place I'm talking about?

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http://www.theclothdiapershop.com/

http://www.forbabywithlove.ca/

Both great places for diapers etc...

What about good health food stores? I've found www.Aviva.ca

opposite end of the country than you, but i've been to http://www.canadianvitaminshop.com/e...vitaminshop9db

for vitamins etc. and their prices seem really good. i think they have free shipping over a certain amount.
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mountainbaby looks super cool! I wish I'd known about it earlier...oh well, next year...

There's a a website that's sells everything related to nursing...the actual store is in London Ontario. I bought from them once and had good service but I've lost my bookmarks. anyone know the place I'm talking about?
is it cheeky monkey?

http://www.cheekymonkey.ca/index.htm
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No but got got my memory working....here it is:

http://www.positivelybreastfeeding.ca/

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Hi all,

I am new here but I have personally ordered from:

www.Canwax.com
(supplies from candle making, soap making and creating your own bath products). The prices are competitive as well.

www.naturalpod.com (currently has free ship except for kitchen) PM for the code) :
www.funkymonkeybaby.com
www.parade.ca (organic baby clothing and a Canadian owned company)
www.chopchoptimber.com (this shop has now closed sadly)

I have never ordered from these but feel free to check them out

www.purlmama.com
www.oplesandbononos.com (they now have a fifteen percent sale on. PM if you would like the code.....they are also located in Ottawa)
www.parentingbynature.ca (they carry diapers and other natural products)

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Hey there,
I'm new here, but here's another Canadian website (haven't ordered from them, but their products look nice!)
http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com

Also, one in my area:
http://www.peekaboobottoms.com

Cheers,
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Hey there,
I'm new here, but here's another Canadian website (haven't ordered from them, but their products look nice!)
http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com

Also, one in my area:
http://www.peekaboobottoms.com

Cheers,
Carrie
I got a bunch of great stuff from Life Without Plastic last year.

Also, www.LavishandLime.com has a 24 hour sale starting in a few minutes! ONEDAY20 for 20% off everything!

Mama to my two sweet monkeys - DD '04 and DS '06
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