Get That Last Gift On The List

Posted on December 17, 2020

Are you struggling to make those final few check marks on your holiday shopping list because of one or two people that just have you stumped? We’ve got you covered with gift ideas that aren’t just great; they’re also available right here in St. Catharines. Besides making shopping a breeze, supporting local retailers feels extra good in a year when many really need to make this holiday season count. Here are some of our favourite local gift ideas to help you wrap up your shopping sooner.

Gift Ideas For The Stay-At-Home Fashionista

There may not be as many occasions to get dressed up in our finest for holiday parties this year, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for stylish pieces to cozy up in at home. Smash And Tess’ buttery-soft rompers have become the go-to piece of loungewear for a growing collection of celebrities, including Kate Hudson, Hillary Duff and Emma Watson. Shop for Smash and Tess loungewear in St. Catharines at Ausmosis.

Even stylish stay-at-homers need to go outside occasionally, so help them keep warm with an on-trend scarf or hat from bohemian brand, Free People. Citrus Btq offers a great selection of Free People’s coziest items of the season.

Don’t forget about other local fashion retailers for your holiday shopping, including:


Gift Ideas For The Planet-Loving Clean Freak

We’re all spending a little more time indoors than we’re used to, and that means our houses are in need of cleaning more often. Bare Cleaning Essentials offers 53 different natural cleaning products made with ingredients like coconut oil, distilled vinegar and therapeutic grade essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, and citrus. Pair these products up with Hart Creative’s paperless towels available at The Local Life Port Dalhousie.


Gift Ideas For The Person Missing St. Catharines

If travel restrictions are keeping a friend or family member from visiting you in St. Catharines this year, send them a little piece of the Garden City. Read this blog post for creative gift suggestions that anyone with a connection to St. Catharines will love to see under the tree. 


Gifts Ideas For The Style-Conscious Social Distancer

After months of wear, who couldn’t use a cute new face mask? The label-conscious will love the Frank Lyman masks available at Honeys Fashions. Calhoun has a huge selection of masks in fun colours, patterns and styles.

Local craft retailers are a great source for handmade masks. Excellent choices include:

Gift Ideas For The In-The-Know Foodie

Bushel and Peck’s new Lake Street shop is home to a wide array of locally grown and crafted food items as well as some special products from across Canada. One of their gift cards is a perfect option to allow foodies to choose their own farm-to-table adventure complete with Niagara produce, locally baked goods, fantastic preserves, locally cured meats and more.

Another excellent option for foodie friends is a selection of unique pantry staples made by some of St. Catharines’ most buzzed-about chefs. Dispatch is now offering an amazing portfolio of products to enjoy at home, including cocktail kitssignature spice blendssauces and snacksBolete also has a creative selection of market items to enjoy at home, including homemade sauces, meatballs, chutneys, locally smoked meats, Niagara wines and more.

Other excellent shopping destinations for sourcing great gifts for the in-the-know foodie include:


Gift Ideas For The Chronic Returner

If there’s someone on your shopping list that your gifts keep missing the mark for year after year, why not opt for a thoughtful gift card that will allow them to choose something they really love. We’ve got a whole blog post filled with suggestions for local gift card ideas that will mean so much more than a generic gift card from a grocery store stand. 


Gift Ideas For The Selective Sipper

If there’s a wine, beer or spirit sipper on your list that you’ve struggled to please in the past, show them some local love this year. A gift from a St. Catharines-area winery, craft brewery or distillery doesn’t just provide spectacular holiday sipping; it gives the recipient a taste of the amazing local producers that we’re so proud to call our neighbours. Here are some great local suggestions. 

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