Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Check out some unique ideas from your local neighbourhood businesses:
Baci specializes in gift baskets for all occasions and corporate gifting. Customize your personal basket or choose from one of the many available. Gifts for all budgets and styles. Grettel recommends the half-moon barrel basket ($185) when you want to make a lasting impression. Shop in-store Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm or online 24/7 at bacigifts.com.
Stunning jewellery in silver, gold and precious gems designed and created locally by Deborah Kenny. Deborah recommends:
Coin Pearl Sterling Silver Ring: $55
Grey Moonstone Necklace: $120
Sterling Silver Pendulum Pearl Earrings: $90
Dragon World ~ 22 Main St. S. 2nd Floor Map
Dragon World has all your tabletop, RPG, and card game needs and wants. Dan recommends board games because they’re great for the whole family!
Machi Koro Legacy $60
Epic Spell Wars $29.99
Unstable Unicorns $35
Shana recommends leopard print because it’s so timeless and can be worn any time of the year!
Gallery35 ~ 35 Queen St. West MAP
Available online & at the Gallery – Give a Gift with A Purpose, when buying at Gallery 35 this Christmas Season, 35% goes to a designated Charity. Visit the Gallery for more details or to arrange a viewing to the exhibition and to talk with the Artist. Open to the Public!
The Dancers: $8100 Original, $450 Fine Print
Consider going green this holiday and shopping second-hand at this non-profit where every dollar spent helps families and individuals in our local community. Mary Ann recommends Lego and building sets for the kids starting at just $4.
Knowledge Bookstore ~ 177 Queen St. West Map
Knowledge Bookstore is an independent Black bookstore that specializes in African, Caribbean, African Canadian, and African American books. For parents and teachers, Sean recommends:
The Rapping Princess: $13.50
The Real Santa: $23.99
Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day: $21.95
Artisanal desserts and tea salon. If you love advent calendars, Kayla recommends a box of 12 chocolate cups with a different flavour for each day! Her favourite is the Cookie Butter Cup, but she loves all the fun flavours.
Chocolate Cup Advent Box: $33
In addition to providing wellness treatments and therapy, Brampton Wellness Centre offers a unique selection of intentional gifts. Cherivic recommends the Star Water Tea which is clarifying and detoxifying, and the locally handmade angels.
Handmade angels: $15
MARIGOLD + ASTER is a boutique hair studio located in the heart of downtown Brampton. Mikayla recommends the high quality sulfate-free UNITE holiday gift packs for all hair types. ($72.50). And for stylish stocking stuffers, they offer cute hair clips ($5) and super luxurious Venti scrunchies.
Venti Scrunchie: $19.99
No party is complete without sweets from Nova. Don’t go visiting friends empty handed! Norma recommends picking up a box of eclairs ($3.49ea), puffs ($1.79ea) or their famous natas – Portuguese egg custard tarts!
Pastel de nata: $1.99
Give the gift of pampering!
Special design: $5 with manicure or pedicure
Perpetual Bazaar has all your handmade gifts, all year! Kat and Geeta recommend charm bracelets ($16), mittens ($10), decorative kitchen towels ($10), plush reindeer ($10).
Tea Pot with Snowman Cozy: $29
Restyle has a huge selection of gifts that are locally sourced and made by women. Evie recommends the Scented Market Cashmere Candle ($20), Fletcher’s Creek Concrete Mini Plant ($20), Elementary Naturals Soap ($10), Design by VG Earrings ($19.99), Worn Jewelry Bracelet ($28) and so much more.
Single origin coffee at its finest! The coffee lover will appreciate these gift recommendations from Daniella:
1kg Whole Bean Espresso: $29.99
Pour Over Coffee Kettle: $67
Pins: $4 Bookmarks: $5
Looking for some fun and exotic snacks? Snax Shax has them! For a surprise breakfast, Marlon suggests that you pick up Cap’n Crunch Berrytastic Pancake Mix ($10) and BLUE Syrup ($5).
For all the fashionable women in your life, Irene recommends a Guess purse ($125), a sleek and stylish necklace ($15), super soft sweater ($55) or a winter hat, made in Poland ($35).
Experience the difference using everyday products made with Grade A Organic Shea Butter and only the finest raw ingredients. For superior quality and handmade gifts, Adriel recommends Shea Butter 1oz ($7), handmade soap ($7) and lip balms ($4) available in strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate!
100% Canadian, local artisanal quality. Tracy recommends a gift box themed with Love ($89.95), Taste ($59.95), Smell ($69.95) and Touch ($79.95). She is proud to partner with the Indigenous Art Collection, a Canadian company from British Columbia that represents the indigenous art community. The various collections such as NOT FORGOTTEN by Maxine Noel, 100% profits go back to the charity of loss women and children. These items are only available in store.
Pamper all the ladies in your life with a mani and pedi from Wanda Nails.
Design, starting at: $5 with service
For the discerning smoker in your life, Peeyush recommends several high quality products: bong ($26.55), candle ($19.99), grinder ($34.99), lighter ($2.50) and a Tray ($49.99). There is more to find in-store and online.