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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
15 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 10
Offer the gift of entertaining and delicious treats with a Brie baker and delicious toppings from Gourmet Du Village.
14 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 11
An elegant and floral scented gift from Maison Berger Paris to create a beautiful atmosphere with a touch of softness.
13 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 12
Dazzle her with everyday essentials with trendy and timeless fashion pieces from the Clothing Bar.
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.
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!
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.
8 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 17
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.
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?”
6 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 19
All golf lovers will appreciate a gift from Tecumseh Golf, anyone else wishing it was still golf season?
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.
4 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 21
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.
3 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 22
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.
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?
LAST DAY TO CHRISTMAS – DEC 24
For the stylish people in your life, MinaPeach’s picture framing location makes a picture perfect present. Enjoy gifting unique artworks and customized frames.