There’s something about St. Catharines that leaves a lasting impression. Even people who have moved away seem to maintain a connection to the Garden City. This holiday season, share that St. Catharines spirit by giving thoughtful gifts that offer a nod to the place you’re proud to call home.
Lakeside Park Tee
With its signature RUSH font, ghosted willow trees and crossed drum sticks on the sleeve, any RUSH fan will adore Port Dalhousie Supply Company’s Neil Peart Lakeside Park Tribute T-Shirt. Neil spent many formative years in Port Dalhousie and epitomized Lakeside Park in the RUSH song of the same name. Proceeds from the shirt are being put toward a future commemoration in Lakeside Park to honour Neil Peart’s contributions to music.
Beechwood Doughnuts Gift Card
Anyone who has spent time in St. Catharines knows that we are a city that is passionate about our doughnuts. Beechwood Doughnuts’ delicious vegan doughnuts inspire daily lineups at their St. Paul Street shop. Both vegans and meat-eaters alike will adore this gift card!
The Seven Spoons Cookbook
Many people don’t realize that St. Catharines is home to one of Canada’s most celebrated food writers. In addition to her popular food blog, Tara O’Brady has written for The Globe and Mail, Bon Appétit and Oprah.com. Her beautiful cookbook, Seven Spoons, won the Taste Canada Award for excellence and was a national bestseller. You can purchase the cookbook locally at Someday Books and Craft Arts Market.
Garden City Essentials
Natural beauty fans will treasure any item from Garden City Essentials’ small-batch skincare line. With sample sizes of seven different products, the Garden City Essentials Sampler is a great way to introduce this made-in-St. Catharines product lineup.
416 Coffee Beans
Don’t let the area code fool you; 416 Coffee Co.’s roots have been firmly planted in St. Catharines since 2001. 416 roasts coffee weekly at their St. Catharines roasting facility, and when you order through their online store, the roasted date will tell you exactly when that bag of beans was cooked. Their monthly coffee club subscriptions make a perfect gift for serious coffee lovers who like to brew at home. For those who prefer someone else to brew the pot, the 416 VIP Card is a perfect stocking stuffer that offers savings at their Port Dalhousie café.
Niagara Food Company Pie of The Month Club
Everything Niagara Food Company (formerly Sweetie Pie’s Bakery) makes is delicious, but its reputation was built on its amazing pies. Niagara Food Company’s Pie of the Month Club membership is a perfect gift for foodies who want to enjoy the flavours of Niagara fruits all year long.
Shed Pottery has been turning out beautiful pottery creations since 2014. Now offering wares through an online shop, Shed’s unique mugs, serving dishes, bowls, and tumblers will be appreciated by anyone with an eye for detail.
Made-In-St. Catharines Wearable Art
Not crafty? No problem! Head to The Local Life in Port Dalhousie for a fantastic selection of locally made wearables, including cozy handknit winter hats from North Shore Handmade, scrunchies from Pom Collection, beautiful jewellery, and so many other fun gift ideas.
A Bruce Trail Conservancy Membership
The Bruce Trail winds its way along the Escarpment through St. Catharines and keeps going all the way to Tobermory! A Gift Membership to the Bruce Trail Conservancy is a great way to encourage someone you care about to get out and explore more of this one-of-a-kind hiking path.
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