Christmas 2016 – Shop Local Gift Guide for Ottawa, Ontario

Everybody wants to find the perfect Christmas gift and with Christmas only 5 weeks away, I may be a little behind the clock, but better late than never. I have seen a few posts on social media suggesting to shop local this Christmas, but everything stopped short after that. This is a great idea, but where to shop? What does shop local mean?

I think it’s safe to say that “shop local” aims to support the little guy or girl. The small Mom & Pop shop, the Christmas craft sales, the quaint little shop selling handmade clothing and jewelry, but should also include local services like artists, music teachers, dance schools, photographers, etc. Many shops offer gift cards as well, such as your local bakery or coffee shop. I would also like to extend local, to imply Canadian small business with an online presence or the means to support local Ottawa shoppers. I am dedicating the following page to promoting the shop local movement. I will update this page continually, as I find new businesses to add and ask that readers add any businesses to the comments section; I will incorporate them into the body of this page. All I ask is that you please provide contact information in the form of a website, Facebook page, Address / Phone number and perhaps what goods / services they offer.

I will start the ball rolling with my wife’s favorite shop; Doree’s Habit, located in Almonte, which sells clothing and fashion accessories, most of which are made by small designers and artisans.

Books & Collectibles

the Comic Book Shoppe
thecomicbookshoppe.com/
Ottawa, Ontario

Perfect Books
perfectbooks.ca/PB/
Ottawa, Ontario

Octopus Books
octopusbooks.ca/
Ottawa, Ontario

Books on Beechwood
booksonbeechwood.ca/about/
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Clothing / Fashion Accessories

Doree’s Habit
dorees.ca
Almonte, Ontario

Blossom Leggings
facebook.com/Blossom-Leggings-1567497230226240/

Magpie Jewellery
magpiejewellery.com
Ottawa, Ontario

Wildtree Jewellery
facebook.com/wildtreejewellery/

Scottish & Irish Store
scottishandirishstore.com
Ottawa, Ontario

Laverty Designs (Pro Sports Jersey Dresses)
lavertydesigns.com/

My Vintage Retreat (Handmade Jewelry / Décor)
facebook.com/myvintageretreat
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Food & Drink

The Scone Witch
facebook.com/sconewitch/
Ottawa, Ontario
*Gift certificates available

Barking Barista
barkingbarista.com/
Ottawa, Ontario
*Gift certificates available

Voilà Gluten-Free Bakeree
voilaglutenfreebakeree.com/
Kanata, Ontario
*Gift certificates available

Our Farm (Lamb, Seasonal Vegetables)
facebook.com/Our.Farm.CSA
Woodlawn, Ontario
*Gift certificates available

Ottawa Farmers Market
ottawafarmersmarket.ca/
*Market dollars available

Twelve Barrels (Canadian Whisky)
twelvebarrels.com/

Poco Pazzo
pocopazzo.com/
Ottawa, Ontario
*Gift certificates available

 

Health & Fitness

Kanata Therapeutic Massage
therapeuticmassage.ca/
*Gift certificates available

J.D. Lifestyles (Personal Training / Nutrition)
jdlifestyles.ca/
Stittsville, Ontario
*Gift certificates available

Fit Shop (Sports Nutrition / Supplements)
fitshop.ca
Nepean, Ontario

Canadian Sports Martial Arts (Karate / Kickboxing)
csma.ca/
*Gift certificates available

Mount Pakenham Ski Resort
http://www.mountpakenham.com/
Pakenham, Ontario

 

House & Home

Grace in the Kitchen (Kitchen store)
graceinthekitchen.ca/
Kanata, Ontario
*Free local shipping

Cre8tive Junktion (Interiors & Design, Furniture & Event Stylist)
cre8tivejunktion.com/
Gloucester, Ontario

Tin Barn Market (Eclectic, unique, up-cycled décor)
tinbarnmarket.com/
Almonte, Ontario

Wick Witch Candle
facebook.com/Wick-Witch-Candle-Co-583943208317326/
Merrickville, Ontario

Zoes Corner (Handmade soaps)
etsy.com/ca/shop/ZoesCorner
Ottawa, Ontario

Olde Crow Creek
facebook.com/OldeCrowCreek
Pakenham, Ontario

Chatterfield Farm (Goat Milk Soaps, Natural body Products, Gifts, Art)
facebook.com/chatterfieldfarm/
Merrickville, Ontario

 

Music / Dancing

The Ottawa City Piping College – Westend Studio (Bagpipes)
ocpcwest.musicteachershelper.com/
Kanata, Ontario
*Gift certificates available

Pets

Wag (Pet supplies)
wagpetshop.blogspot.ca/
Ottawa, Ontario
*Home of Doggin’ It Café

 

Photography

Sarah O’Neill Photography
sarahoneillphotography.com/blog
* Check out the calendar for sale, photographing a recent trip to Masai Mara, Kenya.

Jessica Angel Photography
jessicaangelphotography.com
*Gift certificates available

Galaxy Camera
galaxycamera.com/
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Sporting Goods

Kunstadt Sports
kunstadt.com/
Ottawa, Ontario

Bushtukah
shop.bushtukah.com/
Ottawa, Ontario

Sports 4
sports4.com/
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Toys / Games

Tag Along Toys
tagalongtoys.ca
Kanata, Ontario

Tansy (Handmade dolls)
tansy.ca

Thorpe Toys (Wooden Toys)
thorpetoys.com
Waterloo, Ontario

 

Christmas Trees

Blitzen Estate (Maple Syrup Also Available)
blitzenestate.com/
Jasper, Ontario

Richmond Nursery
richmondnursery.com/index.php/en/
Ottawa, Ontario

Ian’s Christmas Adventure Park & Tree Farm
iansevergreen.on.ca/
Beckwith, Ontario

Thomas Tree Farm
thomastreefarm.ca/
North Gower, Ontario

 

Miscelleneous

NextGen Signs (Signs, Posters, Vehicle decals, etc.)
facebook.com/pg/nextgensignspecialists/
Carleton Place, Ontario
*Gift Certificates available

New Moon Tattoo
newmoontattoo.com/
Ottawa, Ontario
*Gift certificates available

CDNHost (Cloud Services, Web Hosting)
cdnhost.net/
Ottawa, Ontario
* $199 CDNHost Website and Hosting Deal (1-year website hosting, includes 1 page web development, domain name registration.)
** Valid until December 31, 2016, some restrictions apply. Taxes extra.

 

Handmade Craft Shows

Mistletoe & Ivy Handmade Market
November 26, 10am – 4pm
Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Avenue)
facebook.com/events/252956738434724/

Craftalicious
December 3, 10am – 4pm
Knox Church (corner of Elgin St. and Lisgar St.)
facebook.com/events/1049309065188788/

Freewheeling Craft Christmas Market
December 3 & 4, 10am – 4pm
Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue)
facebook.com/events/949642481823531/

Capital Pop-Up Handmade Show
December 17, 10am – 3pm
Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue)
facebook.com/events/862560477177895/

 

Miscellaneous Events

Tinsel ‘n Tails Annual Howliday Gala
Friday, November 25, 6:30pm – 2am
47 Clarence Street (Red Lion Public House)
facebook.com/sitwithmerescue/posts/1126197134095516

Photo’s With Sanata (Pets)
Sunday, December 11, 12pm-4pm
700 Eagleson Road (Global Pet Foods)
facebook.com/GPFKanata/
*Half of all proceeds to Sit with Me Dog Rescue

 

Merry Canadian Christmas to all!

 

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