We are now in full holiday mode and there are so many reasons to celebrate! While we may be celebrating a little differently this year we can definitely show the love by supporting our nearby shops and giving thoughtful local gifts.
I have done some festive research and have come up with a list of shop suggestions and my favourite gift ideas for everyone!
Looking to relax? Grab a gift certificate for what I will guarantee will be the best facial ever at Georgian Glow Instagram handle @georgian_glow in the Thornbury Mews
Looking to get fit? Two the Core (@Twothecorethornbury), The Fit for life team (@thefitforlifeteam), Inner Yogies (@inneryogies), Lemonade Collective (lemonade_collective) will start your 2021 on the right track with your style of fitness.
Why not give the gift of custom art? Self-taught custom artist Merlot Duncan-Cole (@mildperfectionist), Loft Gallery (@loftgalleryart), Matilda Swanson Gallery (@matildaswanson) all have so many unique and wonderful pieces.
Has a little bit of everything for everyone! Can be found @thegeorgianartisanshop on Instagram. Honeybea headband ear cozies for the kids, muffleup slippers for the baby or toddler, lovely charms, Tea and mugs, Pillow spray and candles, plants, cute planters, and much much more!
Can be found @thecheeesegallery on Instagram. I absolutely adore the cheese gallery for their wonderful assortment they offer which could make up the perfect gift basket for your family foodie: fantastic unique cheeses, cheese knives, and cool glassware, crunchy crackers and pasta, dried sausage, pate and jelly, sweet eats.
Can be found @sincerelyyoursboutique_ on Instagram. This spot is a card wonderland, with so many funny cards for every occasion, they carry over 17,000 cards! They have handmade Canadian jewelry, cool socks, reading glasses, candles, and even offer helium balloons and gift wrapping services!!
Has shelves upon shelves of unique gift ideas! Charcuterie boards, coasters, napkins, themed clocks, cozy throw pillows and many other decor and housewares.
Instagram handle @goldsmithsmarket. Goldsmiths is one of my favourite Thornbury treasures, their Thornbury pie is perfect for every occasion. Load up on tasty baked goods for the holidays or to gift.
@Thornburycraft on Instagram. Thornbury Craft is known for crisp ciders and beers, they also carry an assortment of wines and fun apparel in store!
I cannot forget to mention that there are SO many amazing local restaurants! A gift card can be a wonderful gift – it supports local shops and provides your friend or family with a meal on you!
Some of my personal favourite restaurants are:
- The Mill
- Bruce Wine Bar
- Winifred’s English Pub
- The Dam Pub
- The Orchid Restaurant
- Thornbury Bakery
- The Corner Cafe and Grill
- Aki Sushi
I hope this local holiday gift guide helps you with your holiday shopping!