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Countdown to Christmas: 24 days of gifting

The art of gifting…locally
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The spirit of giving, eating treats, and spending time with loved ones—even if it’s via Zoom or telephone—is here. It’s time to focus on choosing the perfect gift for your favourite people on your list.

We’ve curated a locally made holiday gift guide guaranteed to delight and leave you feeling accomplished for supporting local YQG businesses.

24 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 1

SHAWNA’S PICK—Books and Puzzles at Biblioasis

“This holiday season, getting comfy-cozy with family is what I’m looking forward to. So why not give the gift of ‘time spent together’? It’s about the simpler things, and a puzzle or a book from Biblioasis is the perfect gift for anyone on your list.”

23 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 2

BREANNE’S PICK – ROCKING VIBE JEWELLERY AT RAIN FITNESS TECUMSEH

“My favourite idea of a gift is when it’s a personal one. Give healing guidance with Rocking Vibe’s energetic crystal ‘compass’ necklace and make it a mindful holiday.”

519.735.7667

22 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 3

SPA GIFT PACKAGE AT SALON UTOPIA

Introducing the hello Utopia Holiday Box! The team at Salon Utopia curated this gift with you in mind and we loved every bit of it. This is a gift sure to pamper her with all her favourite things.

519.727.0507

21 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 4

WOOD CARVINGS AT UNIQUE IMPRESSIONS

For the creative someone on your list, treat them to a personalized gift that will create a lasting impression. Unique Impressions’ wood-carved letters will leave a thoughtful memory on any wall and can be customized with the words that matter most to you. A picture may speak a thousand words, but words say it best.

519.916.0469

20 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 5

GOURMET KITS AT ANI & FABI

Ready. Set. Bake! Ani & Fabi’s kid-friendly and fun gourmet kits make the perfect gift for the mini bakers and bakers-in-training on your list. The pre-measured ingredients take the guesswork out of baking, leaving everyone with a fun family experience and delicious treats they will absolutely love!

@aniandfabi

19 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 6

SABINE’S PICK – BREW CITY GIFT SET AT LOCAL PROVISIONS

“For the beer lover, what a better way to show some love with a ‘Local Provisions’ Holiday Collection Gift Box locally curated from small businesses across YQG. This set will cater to his taste buds, although I know a few ladies who would love the Brew-City box all for themselves. They feature local products from Wolfhead Distillery, Kingsville Brewery, and Sandwich Brewing Co.”

@localprovisions.ca

18 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 7

THE GIFT OF CLEAN FROM SIMPLY SWIMWEAR

For the boater, sailor, RV’er or car enthusiast in your life, these cleaning products will put a shiny smile on their face as they polish and clean their prize possession.

519.735.4447

17 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 8

TAL’S PICK – MIYABI KNIVES AT WILLIAM’S FOOD EQUIPMENT

“Add quality, tradition, and innovation to someone’s kitchen this holiday season with a gift that will sharpen their cooking skills. This three-piece knife set from Miyabi offers perfect results every time and is a practical addition to any professional or home kitchen. The ergonomically shaped black Pakka wood handle features a mosaic pin, red decorative ring, and end-cap with logo, and is handcrafted in Seki, Japan.

1.888.334.3233

16 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 9

KAREN’S FOR KIDS

Who doesn’t love Uggs? A pink pair for her little feet with a $75 gift certificate to add a spring to her step.

519.252.9521

15 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 10

LAKESIDE BAKERY

Offer the gift of entertaining and delicious treats with a Brie baker and delicious toppings from Gourmet Du Village.

519.326,2626

14 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 11

CINDY’S GARDEN

An elegant and floral scented gift from Maison Berger Paris to create a beautiful atmosphere with a touch of softness.

519.733.9425

13 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 12

CLOTHING BAR

Dazzle her with everyday essentials with trendy and timeless fashion pieces from the Clothing Bar.

519.322.5111

12 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 13

HOGAN’S PRINTING MASKS

When practical is on your list, gift them peace of mind with a mask while making a statement from Hogan’s printing. Various patterns available. Makes a great stocking stuffer!

519.948.0801

11 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS DEC 14

CHEMEX CARAFE AT ANCHOR COFFEE HOUSE

For the morning person on your list who cannot function without great coffee, we’ve got you covered. Anchor Coffee House takes coffee making to a new level with the Chemex pour-over method of brewing coffee. Rustic yet scientific, we promise this will appeal to any coffee aficionado.

519.915.0626

10 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 15

GIFT CERTIFICATE AT INTEGRATIVE HEALING & YOGA

This holiday season give the gift of health and wellness. Integrative Healing & Yoga can offer you a variety of healing services for all ages and mobilities. Treat that special person on your list to self-care and ring in 2021 with peace of mind!

519.567.8841

9 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 16

AFTERSHAVE AT LOMBARDI’S BARBERSHOP

A shave a day keeps the stubble away, and a touch of product keeps him looking sharp, well groomed, and feeling good. This aftershave contains moisturizing, anti-bacterial, and soothing ingredients.

519.739.2887

8 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS DEC 17

THE TREASURE NOOK

Give the gift that gives back to the environment. Green Toys Inc. are constructed from recycled plastic and environmentally friendly materials. Help improve the overall health and happiness of the planet, and their futures from The Treasure Nook.

519.728.3555

7 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 18

KEN’S PICK – SHINOLA JOURNALS AT RIVER BOOKSHOP

“Give a gift that gives back. Sketching can do wonders for our mental health. Beyond keeping our creative juices flowing, regular sketching can give us an emotional release outlet for the stresses of our daily life. The River Bookshop offers a variety of journal options—and who doesn’t love anything Shinola?”

226.906.8311

6 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 19

TECUMSEH GOLF

All golf lovers will appreciate a gift from Tecumseh Golf, anyone else wishing it was still golf season?

519.735.8933

5 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 20

FEARFULLY MADE JEWELLERY

Give the gift of cherished moments. Fearfully Made jewellery is unique and custom, hand-
embroidered by local women with love and prayers. Portion of proceeds donated to various local charities each month.

https://www.fearfullymade.ca

@fearfullymadebylaura

4 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 21

THE HUNGRY POOCH

We didn’t forget about our furry friends. For the pet lover in your life, toys for your four legged pooch is all they need to be happy.

519.915.9933

3 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 22

DRESSED BY AN OLIVE

A family run business with farm to table gift ideas, what else says “I care about you” better than a set of delicious bottles of oil & vinegar. Beautifully package, ready to be gifted.

519.735.1772

2 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 23

CHOCOLATES AT SWEETNESS CHOCOLATE

For the chocoholic on your list, these are not the average chocolate bar. If you want to give the gift of true gourmet love, wrap these beauties with care and attention as each bar takes two months to create, from cocoa bean selection to pouring into the mold…yum! Who else is craving Sweetness Chocolate?

@sweetnesschocolates

LAST DAY TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 24

MINAPEACH FRAMING DESIGN

For the stylish people in your life, MinaPeach’s picture framing location makes a picture perfect present. Enjoy gifting unique artworks and customized frames.

226.887.1207