It's the most magical time of the year, which means it's also time for our annual LOCAL gift guide! As always we will be featuring some of amazing local businesses, and they will be categorized to help organize your shopping list! There are SO MANY amazing small businesses out there, these are just a few ideas to get you started...
First up will be items for the ladies! Whether you're shopping for your mom, sister, grandma, friend, daughter, or lover, we got you!
EVELYNN BY NICOLE SNOBELEN
Obviously she needs a matching scarf set for her and her puppy or cat! You can grab one from us at www.evelynnbns.ca
Boudoir photo-shoots are so empowering! Book a session for her with Diamond Studios, and she will feel so amazing! You can also include hair and makeup in your package.
Christina does an amazing job at hand stamping jewelry. Great idea for personalizing a gift
From pouches, wristlets, home decor items, wallets & more, Carla's creation has something for the lady in your life! Check out this sweary coffee cozie!
LIBERTY & LOVE
Oh my goodness Sue makes something beautiful for everyone! Her quality made jewelry is absolutely stunning.
Looking for cute clothing with printed sayings on them? Here you go!
REVIVE AS WELLNESS
Grab a gift card for aroma-massages or reflexology treatments! Or pick up some of their aromatherapy products such as rollerballs, sprays, and lip balms.
Check out their stunning work! They offer custom handstamped jewelry and have collections of crystals, as well as salvaged and vintage pieces that are re-purposed.
Next, lets shop for the hardest people (in my opinion) to buy for....men! Looking for something for your dad, grandpa, hubby, brother, friend or son......here you go!
FIVE ONE NINE CLOTHING COMPANY
Support your roots with a 519 t-shirt or sweater! They are all printed here in London and are unisex.
The perfect gift for the person who has everything!
Personalize a gift from Project Carve! They offer custom design and woodworking.
Four elks has amazing quality made clothing and accessories (for both men and women). They also have delicious smelling candles.
Now it's time for the little ones! Rather than buying toys from big box stores, please consider some locally made items like these.....
HOOKS & HOOPS HANDMADE
Keep the kiddos warm with one of Hooks & Hooks crocheted toques! They also have super cute newborn character sets and koffee kozies! Her items can be found at Little LDN Boutique.
PEACHY CLEAN BATH AND BODY
How adorable are these bath bombs?! Such a cute idea for the kiddos....and adults too :)
THE OVER COMPANY
Pick up a multi functional car seat cover for the mama to be! The OVer company also carries clothing and accessories for babies and mamas.
MUST HAVE CREATIONS
These hooded bath towels are adorable! So many themes/characters to choose from!
OS & OAKS
Comfort and cuteness? Os & Oaks clothing and accessories are quality made and so soft! They also carry adult clothing too.
MIISTRO MUSIC LESSONS
Have a little aspiring musician in the house? Books some music lessons with Miistro! https://www.miistro.com/
BABY BEAR HANDMADE BOUTIQUE
The cutest little bows for the little's in your life (or even adults too!)
Available at Little LDN Boutique
STITCH THE DOT
Stocking stuffer idea! Check out Stitch The Dot's reusable snack bags! They come in 3 different sizes.
Gift ideas for anyone and everyone!
A gift box filled with local goodies? OK! Giftii has pre-made gift boxes ready for purchase, as well well as custom "build your own" options.
From decor to clothing, soft flirt has amazing gift ideas for your Christmas list! Each item is handmade right here in London.
GRACE IN LONDON
Grace Patrick is a local artist that creates prints, greeting cards, and also does custom work! Such amazing talent.
FIRE WATER FLUID
Rachel Larivee creates amazing resin/mixed media art! So many amazing items to choose from.
RED DOOR CANDLE STUDIO
mmmmm looking for a yummy smelling candle? These locally made candles smell so amazing! So many scents and colours to choose from.
LITTLE LULU PHOTOGRAPHY
Letter photos are a gift for everyone! Book a session with Little Lulu Photography, have your images printed, and then pop them into a frame! Great for grandparents.
Have a dog lover to buy for? Stop by SF&CO. to grab some dog scarves or animal lover clothing!
ME MY SOAP & I
These bath salts smell incredible! They make for a great stocking stuffer, or pick up one of her gift baskets available in the shop.
And lastly how about some experience gift ideas!
Looking for a unique experience gift? Grab a gift card to VRcadia. It is a virtual reality lounge with various VR experiences including games, artistic media, and other forms of virtual reality content.
A gift of good health! MVMT Strength offers amazing class based memberships for all fitness levels.
Give an experience like no other! FML Adventures is a cross-Canada tour company that offers 30-day camping adventures from coast to coast.
S.A.M.Y.'S ALPACA FARM
Ok this is way to cool! Did you know you can actually walk an alpaca?? S.A.M.Y.'s Alpaca Farm is located just outside of London, be sure to check it out and grab a gift card.
KEEP IT COLOURFUL PAINT NIGHTS
You don't need to be an artist to enjoy one of Jessie's paint nights! This experience is perfect for kids and adults. Grab a gift card so they can choose the painting they would like to do!
TWISTED WILLOW EQUESTRIAN
How fun is horse back riding? Add some lessons to your list!
___________________________________LOCAL MULTI VENDOR SHOPS
Want to shop local but like to see the items in person? Here are some shops to check out in London!
LITTLE LDN BOUTIQUE
Need something for a mama, child, or baby? Check out Little LDN Boutique inside the Western Fair Market! They are your one stop shop for all locally Canadian made products.
With a eco friendly focus, this little shop in the heart of Wortley Village is the perfect place to visit for your local gift buying!
THE BEEN GARDEN
This shop has all the things! From cute decor, to sweary mugs, jewelry, and more, you'll be sure to find something for someone on your list.
Have you checked out Spruce Moose's shop yet? They carry many amazing local businesses and have something for everyone!
Such a cute shop! They offer affordable, locally made, healthy skin care products and more.
Okay that's a wrap ;) Thank you for shopping local!