Shop local for the holidays for the best quality, sustainable and unique items for everyone on your list!
1. The Gifted Type
A one-stop-shop for tons of cute goodies to fill your stocking this Christmas! The Gifted Type has tons of fun, graphic tote bags, Christmas cards and trinkets that make getting all your holiday shopping done super easy.
Where: 253 Elgin St, Ottawa
2. Karuna Natural Wears
This small Traditional Nepali and Tibetan shop is filled with gorgeous handcrafted jewelry and clothing from the Himalayas. If you´re looking for something unique to gift this holiday season, stop by this hidden shop filled with wonders. Karuna Natural Wears is a really special shop so give this small business some love!
Where: 218 Bank St, Ottawa
3. Possible Worlds Gallery
A totally innovative space for art, the Possible World Shop is full of music, art, and books. For anyone that is into Ottawa’s art-scene, a gift from this beautiful studio is a fantastic idea. And you’ll be supporting some wonderful local artists while you’re at it!
Where: 1165 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
4. Zoe´s Corner
The handmade skin care products and candles from Zoe’s Corner are guaranteed to make everyone happy this holiday season. Their incredible line up of all natural skin care products like soaps, lip balms and creams is exactly what we’re needing with all the cold, dry air recently. These soothing products are the perfect stocking stuffer.
Where: 5470 Canotek St Unit 26, Gloucester
5. Plant & Curio
Coined Ottawa’s cutest plant shop – bring some life into your holiday gifts this year. Despite the cold, plants really warm up a space and are a cute, sustainable gift. Plant & Curio has a huge selection of low-light or easy maintenance plants so hopefully it’s too not hard keeping them alive throughout the winter!
Where: 173 Preston St, Ottawa
6. The Niche Gallery
This adorable cafe and art gallery in the East End is another wonderful gallery you should check out in your search for the best holiday gifts. Grab some coffee grounds from the Art of Bean and support a local artist by buying one of their pieces! You can check out what is currently available on their website and read up on the inspirations for each.
Where: 1439 Youville Dr #16, Orléans
7. Bar From Afar
This fantastic cocktail making delivery service is a super fun gift idea. You can purchase a ready-to-go box for delivery that’ll be sure to make the holidays memorable. Bar From Afar also has a monthly delivery service if you want to keep the Christmas cheer going all year long.
Where: Find them online