I’ve written gift guides previously on my old blog but, this year I’m taking a different approach. This gift guide is all about choosing to shop local no matter where you live. I live in Hamilton and this year I’m buying Christmas gifts from local shops on Locke, James, King, Concession and Ottawa Street. Below are some of my favourite shops from some of the BIA’s and some items that they have that will make great gifts. I’m only mentioning a few stores per area but, there are tons to choose from. Pick a weekend to go shopping with a friend or family member and make the day out of it!
Get ready to Shop Local:
Locke Street South
For Made in Canada and other cute gifts check out Kitsu! Visit Jilly at #2-195 Locke Street South!
For the yogi or wellness guru in your life Om on Locke will have something! Om is located at 162 Locke Street South right next to the Starbucks.
Check out Sexton in the City for anything super girly, trendy and fun! You can visit Natalie on 170 Locke Street South this Christmas season!
Check out Pure Home Couture for anything home decor related and Parisian inspired! They are right beside the Goodness Me at 174 Locke Street South.
King Street East
Handmade gifts made by locals will be at Studio 205. Visit the shop at 205 King Street East!
Vintage and unique cool finds are at Girl on the Wing. Visit Whitney at 181 King Street East!
James Street North
From gifty to cute and contemporary La Bichette has everything to offer. Visit Lauren and Stephanie any day of the week at 161 James Street North!
Support Canadian Fashion Designers by picking up something at White Elephant Shop! Discover something new at the Westdale shop or at 133 James Street North!
Hopefully I’ve inspired you to support your local community and economy this holiday season! It’s honestly way more enjoyable to shop from local stores and support your community. It just feels so much more personal to shop local. Enjoy your holiday shopping and remember to….
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Peace and Love,