Christmastime has arrived and while everyone is scurrying around shopping malls, ordering gifts online and searching the world for unique gifts we encourage our guests and everyone else to shop local! Supporting local businesses and giving gifts that are created in the Maritimes is a great way to build our economy and surprise your loved ones on Christmas morning! We still have space for you to book a Christmas shopping getaway before Santa comes, so book your room now and we’ll supply a few places you can search for the best gift ever!
BEANS & COCOA TOYS & GIFTS
This is a great place for the children on your list. Full of local, handmade items you will not only have a great time browsing their shop, but you might also get a glimpse of the shop dog!
KEPT GIFT & HOUSEWARES
With home decor, jewelry, paper goods, and many unique accessories this store could be your one-stop Christmas shop! They have a great website so you can scope out something you want to pick up before you even arrive!
Digby & Dartmouth, NS
Located in two of the same cities as Coastal Inns, this is a great place to shop for local gifts. This family-owned shop has everything from kitchen utensils to footwear, fashion bags to pet gifts and so much more!
…BUT if a local gift shop is not your style and you want to purchase from a local business that sells specific products, we have a few choices for you in places throughout the Maritimes!
HARBOUR ROSE FLOWERS
Floral arrangements are always a great touch during the holiday season! Why not surprise a loved one with a beautiful centerpiece or wreath to spice up their home?
A great local business for the man in your life! Browse shaving accessories, aftershave and other grooming products that will keep him looking great all year round.
Another option for the guys (or even girls who love a good accessory!) are these handmade bowties – they come in every colour or pattern imaginable and the designer releases new options every season!
ALL THE PRETTIES
Just over the bridge from our Moncton/Dieppe location, you can find beautiful handmade jewelry – wouldn’t you love to open pineapple studs on Christmas morning? Or maybe a velvet choker is more your style.
These handmade lip balms are great stocking stuffers or buy a gift set and make sure your loved one has healthy, soft lips for months to come!
Dieppe & Moncton, NB
Made from coffee, this skincare line smells great and does wonders for your skin! Perfect for the beauty guru in your life. They even offer bundles, a perfect gift for Christmas!
If you stop at one of these shops or find your own gift shop down the road to purchase gifts from, it is so great to shop and support local this Christmas season! Don’t forget, Coastal Inns has cozy and affordable rooms to help you get a great night’s sleep before heading out for a day of shopping – so book with us before Christmas and cross everyone off your list!