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Sick of made in China gifts? Try these maple leaf made treasures for the proud Canadian on your list

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No time to wrap? Pick up a darling Brave Leather Bow belt, which comes with its own, well, you know. $66 each through www.braveleather.com.

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If the thought of homegrown oil conjures up Fort McMurray, think again: Handcrafted in Canada, this All Over Body Oil by Graydon is better suited to massages than Mazdas. $19.99 for 120 millilitres through www.goneshopping.ca.

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Cement that long-simmering relationship with a pair of Metsa’s “cement pearl” studs, hand-cast in a studio on Toronto’s Harbord Street and set on sterling-silver posts. $60 a pair at various Toronto retailers or through www.metsadesign.com.

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Canada may not be able to provide the oranges, but it can put the squeeze on them: Witness A.J. Metissage’s ceramic juicers with vibrant blown-glass reamers. $54 each at Pimlico Design Gallery (www.pimlicogallery.com) and other retailers.

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Why look abroad for fabulous wines when Canada’s many offerings, including these Jackson-Triggs whites, can be just as palate-pleasing? From $9.45 a bottle at wine and liquor stores nationwide.

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