Shopping for the holidays… There are two main camps. Filled to the brim with ideas and excitement around gift ideas, or frozen with NO sweet clue what to buy. Which one are you?
We’ve got a few ideas that might help you knock your list down to size. From the usual big-box highlights to more intimate, handmade gift ideas – here are a few that may help!
Always a fantastic place for shopping, with a delightful mix of local shops and trendy stores. You’ll find the newly opened L.L. Bean location, plus Bass Pro and LuLu Lemon among the mainstay shopping options at CF Champlain Place and the downtown centre.
Looking for something artisanal and handmade? Starving Artist Gallery & Gifts is quite the place to shop. They feature a TON of locally made art, housewares, preserves, and so much more. When you’re looking for something special – this should be your first stop.
be. Style Your Life Boutique is located on the second floor of Cranewood on Main and features beautiful jewelry, stained glass pieces, and home decor items. It’s a great place to shop for those on your list that appreciate unique, handmade pieces with lots of character.
Christmas on the Sissiboo Craft Market is making a triumphant return after a two-year hiatus! This market is just a quick skip over to Weymouth and will feature over 80 local crafters and artisans. Locals have been anxiously awaiting the return of this cherished event, and you’re sure to find some fantastic off-the-beaten-path gift ideas.
The Posh Peppermint is a local gem in Antigonish. Tons of quirky housewares and home decor items that will put a smile on your face. They’ve built great relationships with local crafters and are constantly featuring new pieces on their social media!
It shouldn’t be news to anyone that this is the only place you’ll find an IKEA on the East Coast! Plus, you can spend an entire day at either Bayer’s Lake OR Dartmouth Crossing to cross off the vast majority of any gift list.
But if you need something a bit more unique…
Sock it to Ya – for those whose fashion sense extends to the tip of their toes, this is the store for them. Stylish dress socks for men and women, and plenty of other fashion accessories!
Does someone on your list have a green thumb? Look no further than Audrey’s Little Shop of Plants! Unique houseplants, artisanal pots, and terrariums – oh my! Terrariums are fun, educational, and so engaging. They’ve recently brought back their terrarium classes so you can learn how to do them at home, too!
There you have it! Just a few of our picks that should give you a bit of breathing room as you shop your way into December! It’s a hectic time of year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun while on the hunt!