Local Gift Guide

You didn’t think we’d create all of these gift guides and not make one that celebrates Atlantic Canada, did you?  Of course, we wouldn’t!  We have never been more proud of our local businesses than we are after these past couple of years and we’re excited to share our Atlantic Canada gift guide with you.  We’ve put together a local wishlist that celebrates all things Atlantic Canada to help you shop locally where you can this year.


gifts for outdoorsy people

Originally, this was a Nova Scotia gift guide but for the last couple of years, we’ve included some amazing brands from across Atlantic Canada because we just couldn’t keep them to ourselves.  You’ll find local gift ideas from experiences to local food products to home decor and craft beverages — plus so much more.

There’s something for everyone in these guides.  And, if you still can’t find that perfect something, we hope this will serve as inspiration as you shop local this year.  Be sure to check out our other guides (listed below) as well.

Gift Ideas that Support Local

If sustainability is on your list this year (like it is for me), check out our friends at Bubbles & Balms.  You heard me rave about them if you attended my latest carry-on packing workshop because I’m OBSESSED with their all-natural bath and body products. 

We’re also thrilled to welcome The Lemonade General Store to the guide this year.  Their curated gift boxes are amazing and you can customize each box with wine pairings!

We’ve said before (but we’ll say again) that one of our all-time favourite gifts was a curated box of wine from Bishops Cellar that was filled with picks from Wine Spectators top 100 of the year.   Avondale Sky is a welcome returning feature to the gift guide offering their annual white Christmas 6-pack of wines as well, but you don’t have to stop there.  If you’ve got beer lovers on your list, you’ll love the Legendary Growler Club from Boxing Rock.  I got this for Brent last year, and he loved it!

If you loved our Experience gift guide, you’re going to appreciate seeing some wicked new “memory-making” gifts on the list like the new accommodation package from Grand Pre and Lawrencetown Lodge (with their wood-fired hot tubs) alongside some returning favs like Nova Scotia Wine Tours and Pictou Island Yurts

You’ll find local products for the foodies in your life like Maritime Madness, Stillfired Distillery and Stable to Table Farms along with unique gifts from talented makers like Seek and Bloom (I’ve already placed my order).

There are so many amazing gift ideas here from home decor to local food boxes and everything in between.

I would love to hear what’s on your wishlist this year…let me know in the comments.  And, keep your eyes peeled because our Holiday Magic Giveaways are officially live.  Visit us on Instagram to enter!  We LOVE being able to do this for you each year and can’t wait for you see what this year’s giveaways look like!

Bishops Cellar

Discover the perfect pour at Bishop’s Cellar, Halifax’s premier wine shop. Unwrap Wine Wednesday deals, support FeedNS with the Case of Compassion, and enjoy express shipping for last-minute gifts. Knowledgeable staff ensures a festive pairing for every holiday occasion. Shop local, sip global.

Where to buy: Online at https://bishopscellar.com/

Bubble Bath Therapy

Leave the frustration of dry skin behind you with this unique, bubble bath, cleanser, and moisturizer routine. Ships Free! Order by Dec 18 in Atlantic Canada or Dec 11 Canada-wide.

Where to buy: Online at https://www.bubblesandbalms.ca/

White Wine Box

“Dreaming of a White Christmas” 6 pack is back—Tidal Bay, Bliss, Nirvana, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Sauv Blanc. For each purchase, $25 supports Hants Christmas Angels. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting for two, as thanks.
Where to buy:  at the winery or online at www.avondalesky.com

Hair Care Bars

Transform hair care with eco-friendly shampoo and conditioning bars. Plant-based ingredients create shine, without silicones, parabens, sulfates, and more. Simplify your routine and empower your choices.
Where to buy: online at  https://upfrontcosmetics.ca/

August House

A getaway designed for connection! With 11 rooms and versatile gathering spaces, experience low-touch, high-vibe hospitality. Perfect for solo escapes, intimate getaways, wine tours, team retreats, or weddings. (Re)connect to life’s goodness at every turn.
Where to book: online at  https://theaugusthouse.ca/

Buy $50 Get $10

Every year Murphy Hospitality offers their “buy $50 get $10” promotion on restaurant gift cards.  Use these at some of your favourites like Barrington Steakhouse, Gahan, Pickford & Black and more!
Where to buy: online at  https://mhggiftcard.com/

Gift Packs

With free shipping on orders over $49 (Can + US) these pre-made gift packs of hot sauce, BBQ sauce and other products are a perfect gift for every chilehead, foodie or cook in your life!
Where to buy: online at  https://maritimemadness.com/

Face Mask Bundle

Give the gift of skincare with the Coconut Colada Facial Mask Bundle. Includes the all-natural white clay, pineapple, and coconut milk mask, clay pot and brush. Order by December 15th for holiday delivery.
Where to buy: online at  https://scrubinspired.ca/

Seek & Bloom

Pressed flower art, stationery and gifts from note cards to flower presses, and bookmarks to magnets, there’s something special for everyone. Use code: HolidayGiftGuide2023 for 15% off (ends Nov 30)
Where to buy: online at  https://seekandbloom.ca/

Halifax Getaway

Create a one-of-a-kind gift for the person who has it all with one of our signature packages that includes accommodations, in-room treats, and gourmet breakfast in the heart of downtown Halifax.
Where to buy: online at  https://thehalliburton.com/packages/

Growler Club

Unlock a year of craft beer excitement with Boxing Rock’s Legendary Growler Club! For $150, enjoy 12 exclusive small-batch releases, a complimentary 1L growler, cool club hat, glass, discounts, and more. Limited space—join now for a hoppy holiday gift or treat for yourself!
Where to buy: online at  https://boxingrock.ca/

Mini Bundle Set

This package includes three (3) bottles (100ml) each of our signature authentic Indigenous barrel-aged maple syrup. The bundle includes flavours: Bourbon, Whiskey and Toasted Oak. Perfect for the foodie in your life.
Where to buy: online at  https://www.wabanakimaple.com/

Alben Lane Candles

Discover our Ultimate Holiday Bundle with 5 delightful candle scents, now available in room spray form for added festivity. Don’t miss our newly launched perfumes, perfect stocking stuffers for the season! 🎁
Where to buy: online at  https://albenlanecandleco.com/

Sequins & Sparkle Collection

Everyday and special occasion fashion for the woman born to stand out!  B&W celebrates women, like you, who are anything but ordinary.  You deserve to stand out while feeling timeless (and expensive).

Mercantile Social

Indulge in upscale dining at Mercantile Social. Explore our exquisite drink and food menus at themercantilesocial.com. Join us in downtown for fresh cuisine, elegant flavors, and an unforgettable dining experience.
Book your holiday party with us at [email protected].

Valley Getaway

Gift a staycation at the Tattingstone Inn with proximity to shops, restaurants, and wineries. Indulge in gourmet breakfasts, cocktail service, in-room charcuterie, and unforgettable 6-course tasting menus.
Where to buy: online at  https://www.tattingstoneinn.com/

Perfect Getaway

Whether you are looking for complete relaxation (think coffee & your favourite book in bed or a glass of wine in your private wood-fired hot tub) or an adventure (surfing & s’mores), Lawrencetown Lodge cottages are for you!
Where to buy: online at https://www.lawrencetownlodge.com/

Off-Grid Retreat

This one-of-a-kind experience gift will make memories to last a lifetime at Kirribilli Retreat.  This off-grid luxury retreat will be the most memorable gift they receive this year.  Book and experience the magic of Pictou Island.
Where to buy: online at https://www.pictouislandyurts.com/

Stable to Table

Products crafted in small batches with love and care, using goat milk and other products straight from the farm.  From soaps to sprays, bath balms to gift boxes and even products to keep your fur family happy.

Where to buy: online at https://stabletotablefarms.com/shop/

Wine & Stay

Gift the Wine, Dine, Stay experience at Grand Pré! Perfect for the holidays and beyond, enjoy the first-ever winter opening. Plus, December brings Cheese Nights and a delightful Holiday Brunch to look forward to!
Where to buy: online at  https://grandprewines.com/

Take It Outside

Inspire their next adventure with outdoor-ready apparel, footwear, and gear. From cozy layers to rugged accessories, find the perfect gifts for outdoor enthusiasts in your life or shop their sister company the Trail Shop!
Where to buy: online at  takeitoutside.ca or https://www.trailshop.com/

Festive Gift Box

Choose a festive box full of maritime-made delights from edibles to ornaments featuring some of your favourite local makers like Peace By Chocolate, Axe to Grind, Made with Local & more.
Where to buy: online at  https://www.cheerfetti.ca/

Holiday Bundle

Our holiday candle bundle includes 5 festive scents like peppermint sugar and gingerbread spice.  Perfect for the candle lover in your life.  Free shipping on orders over $99 + free local pick up. 🎁
Where to buy: online at  https://www.lawrencetowncandleco.ca/

Atlantic Mustard

Mustard boxes make a perfect gift for the foodies in your life. These curated mustard boxes are filled with all-natural, vegan, and gluten-free delights in one box to make gift-giving simple.
Where to buy: online at  https://atlanticmustard.ca/

Map Art

Saltwreck prints have been a mainstay in the guide for years and now, along with their map art, they offer “My Hockey Story” – a picture holder made to display 12 pictures that tell your favourite players’ story.
Where to buy: email [email protected] for pricing

Winter Wanderer

The perfect gift for someone who loves a delicious Mocha Moonshine Cream Liqueur, shared with friends and family. Package includes a 750 ml bottle, 2 custom rocks glasses, stickers and a custom still-fired box.
Where to buy: online at  https://drinkmoremoonshine.ca/

LilyPond Vintage

Elevate your gifting with eco-friendly soy candles from Whitewater Premium Candle Co. Made in Canada, our jar candles in the popular Balsam Citrus scent are the perfect gift for under $30.
Where to buy: In-store at 589 Highway 2, Unit 2 Elmsdale

Gift Certificates

Online gift certificates from Sip & Taste are perfect for any 2024 season tour, including the Ice Wine Festival. Tailored tours for every occasion – fun, relaxation, and education. Make unforgettable memories!
Where to buy: online at  https://www.novascotiawinetours.com/

Savour Tickets

Gift tickets to the 20th Savour Food & Wine Show and explore Nova Scotia’s top restaurants, wines, and beverages on March 28, 2024, at the Halifax Convention Centre. These tickets go fast!
Where to buy: online at https://www.savourfoodandwine.com/

Unique Stays

Give the gift of thoughtful, unique, and reliable travel experiences.  With dozens of vacation homes and villas available across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, oversea rentals never disappoint and have something for every traveller!
Where to buy: online at https://oversea.ca/

Spa Gift Cards

Give the gift of a local relaxation retreat with a gift card from Bello Day Spa.  From pampering spa services to massage, and waxing to luxurious face and body care products.
Where to buy: online at https://bellodayspa.com/

Curated Gift Boxes

Custom Gift Boxes are unique and one-of-a-kind presents that are tailored to their tastes and preferences. Just pick the price that fits your budget and we will do the rest!
Where to buy: Online https://lemonadegeneral.com

Travelotto Tickets

One $35 ticket gets you into 12 draws (one/month) throughout the year ahead. This year, find airfare prizes every month, a cashout option, or option to take a local, luxury trip! Add the $15 bonus for a chance to win an all-inclusive, 7-day trip down south to a 4.5 star resort, or $5,000 CASH!