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Shopping for the Local Lover: Unique Holiday Gift Ideas from North End Halifax

If you're looking for the perfect gift ideas for the local lover in your life, then you're in luck! There are plenty of great options for you to choose from in the North End of Halifax, and by shopping locally, you're helping to support the community and small businesses (it’s a win-win!). Here are 16 gift ideas that are sure to impress.


Halifax-themed apparel

If you are looking for a unique gift idea for someone who loves Halifax, why not consider giving them Halifax-themed clothing? There are many options available, from t-shirts and hoodies to hats and socks, all of which feature Halifax-related designs.

North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Fresh Prints, 2411 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

If you're looking for a gift idea for someone who loves staying cozy in the cold weather (and loves local!), you might want to consider the HFX hoodie and toque from Fresh Prints. The HFX logo was hand-drawn and printed in house! The HFX hoodie and toque (as well as some other locally-themed merch) is available for purchase from the Fresh Prints boutique at 2411 Agricola Street, North End Halifax.

North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday Gift ideas from Cyclesmith, 2553 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

Another fun option is the HFX Icon Jersey from Cyclesmith. Inspired by the vibrant spirit of the city, from the legendary donair to the beloved Theodore the Tugboat, this jersey is a celebration of all things Halifax! It also comes in multiple colours and styles (including a zippered version!). The HFX Icon Jersey is available for $69.99 from Cyclesmith at 2553 Agricola Street, North End Halifax, or online here.


North End Halifax Local gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Agricola Street Books, 2684 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

Here is an item that is a little more North End Halifax specific: the Agricola Hat from Agricola Street Books! This hat is 100% acrylic, made in Canada, and comes in the colours burgundy and charcoal grey. The Agricola Hat can be purchased for $28 from Agricola Street Books at 2684 Agricola Street, North End Halifax, or online here.

No matter what type of Halifax-themed clothing you choose, it is sure to be a thoughtful and unique gift that will remind the recipient of their love for our beautiful East Coast city!


Stickers!

If you're looking for a unique and fun gift idea for someone who loves Halifax, themed stickers are a great option. Stickers are a versatile gift that can be used to decorate laptops, water bottles, notebooks, and more. They're a great way to show off your love for a particular city or interest, and they're also a relatively inexpensive gift option.


North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Halifax Public Libraries, 2285 Gottingen Street, North End Halifax

Deck out your favourite spaces and accessories with Library decals! These thick, durable, and bright custom-cut stickers make a great gift option for the bookworm in your life. These stickers are available to purchase for $5 online here.

Other items from the Halifax Public Libraries' Store are available to purchase online, with select products available to purchase in-branch, like the Halifax North Memorial Public Library located at 2285 Gottingen Street, North End Halifax.


North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Biscuit General Store, 2050 Gottingen Street, North End Halifax

You can also find a great selection of stickers at Biscuit General Store! They have a variety of locally-themed stickers, like this custom rainbow North End HFX sticker, perfect for your phone case, notebook or water bottle! This sticker can be purchased for $5 from Biscuit General Store at 2050 Gottingen Street, North End Halifax, or online here.


Gift ideas for the local artwork lover!

If you're looking for a unique gift idea that showcases the beauty of Halifax and supports the local art community, consider purchasing a piece of local Halifax artwork. There are many talented artists in the area who create beautiful pieces inspired by the city and its surroundings, and you can find many local artworks at small businesses!


North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery, 2698 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

Another great gift idea is to purchase a framed piece of artwork from Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery. This not only showcases the beauty of the piece itself, but also provides a practical way for the recipient to display it in their home or office. Plus, by supporting local artists, you're helping to promote and preserve the thriving arts community in Halifax.

This print (as well as a collection of others) of Local scenes by Pat Shattuck can be purchased for $80- $150 from Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery at 2698 Agricola Street, North End Halifax.

North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from The Independent Mercantile Co., 2091 Gottingen Street, North End Halifax

Hand Drawn Halifax, a paper-back book featuring local artist Emma Fitzgerald's most beloved architectural drawings, is a wonderful gift idea for anyone who loves art and Halifax! This beautifully crafted book features hand-drawn illustrations of some of Halifax's most iconic landmarks. This book and be purchased for $24.95 from The Independent Mercantile Co. at 2091 Gottingen Street, or online here.


North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Nurtured, 2543 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

Here is another great gift idea for the local art lover: the Pop-Up Halifax book! Ever playful and always fun to look at, this pop up book of Halifax, featuring 6 full-colour scenes of Halifax and area, was created by local artist Brad Hartman. This book can be purchased for $29.95 from Nurtured at 2543 Agricola Street, North End Halifax, or online here.


Local Boozy Beverages

If you're looking for gift ideas that are uniquely local to the North End of Halifax, you can't go wrong with boozy-beverages from Propeller Brewery and Compass Distillers!


North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Propeller Brewery, 2015 Gottingen Street, North End Halifax

Propeller Brewery has been a staple of the Halifax beer scene since 1997. They offer a wide range of beers, from their classic IPA to seasonal brews like their pumpkin ale and dark lager. You could put together a gift basket of mixed Propeller beers, or grab a growler or two of your favourite brews for your gift recipient. Plus, they also have FREE local deliveries on orders over $40, and $5 local delivery on orders under $40! Purchase your beers from Propeller Brewery at 2015 Gottingen Street, or online here.


North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Compass Distillers, 2533 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

Compass Distillers is a newer addition to the North End, but they've already made a name for themselves with their high-quality spirits. Their award-winning gin, vodka, and rum are made with locally sourced ingredients, and their tasting room is a great place to sample their offerings. A bottle of Compass Distillers gin would make a great gift for any cocktail enthusiast. The limited-edition holiday Boston Tree Gin can be purchased for $43.48 (750ml) from Compass Distillers at 2533 Agricola Street, or online here.


Greeting cards & ornaments

If you're looking for unique and thoughtful gift ideas, then local holiday ornaments and greeting cards are a great place to start.

North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from KEW Furniture, 3067 Gottingen Street, North End Halifax

Here is an ornament perfect for the local lover who also loves everything retro! This retro CBC TV ornament, that presents the old-school CBC logo that was used throughout the 50s and 60s, can be purchased from KEW Furniture at 3067 Gottingen Street, North End Halifax.


Local holiday gift ideas in North End Halifax
Holiday gift ideas from Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique, 5527 Young Street, North End Halifax

Here is another gift idea perfect for the local lover. This ornament not only shows the beauty of our province, but it was made in Nova Scotia too! This hand drawn and painted art work is done on watercolour paper with pen and watercolour and attached to a wooden ornament by artist Amy Nemeth. Each one is hand drawn and painted. This ornament can be purchased for $18.99 from Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique at 5527 Young Street, North End Halifax, or online here.


The Nova Scotia ornament is a great choice for anyone who loves this beautiful province, and the retro CBC Canada ornament is perfect for anyone who loves the nostalgia of the past.

North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Café Lara, 2347 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

Greeting cards are another great gift idea, especially if you're looking for something that's both heartfelt and practical. Local businesses often offer a wide variety of designs and styles, so you're sure to find the perfect card for your loved one. Whether you're looking for something funny, sentimental, or simply beautiful, there's a local greeting card out there that's sure to fit the bill. Take a look at this greeting card from Café Lara, depicting their beautiful storefront during the holiday season! This card can be purchased for $6.50 from Café Lara at 2347 Agricola Street, North End Halifax, or online here.


Gift ideas for the local music lover!

If you're looking for a unique gift idea for a music lover, consider giving them the gift of local music from a local record store. Supporting local artists and independent record stores is a great way to give back to your community and discover some amazing new music!


North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Obsolete Records, 2855 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

This vinyl record featuring local singer-songwriter Norma Macdonald can be purchased for $34.99 from Obsolete Records at 2855 Agricola Street, North End Halifax, or online here.


Locally roasted cup of joe!

If you're looking for a unique and delicious gift idea, a bag of coffee from Espresso 46 is a great choice! This coffee shop offers high-quality coffee beans that are roasted here in HRM, ensuring that every cup is rich in flavor and aroma.

North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Espresso 46, 2867 Isleville Street, North End Halifax

Not only is a bag of coffee a thoughtful gift, but it is also practical and can be enjoyed by the recipient for weeks to come. So why not give the gift of delicious coffee and support a local business at the same time? The Espresso 46 House blend Coffee Beans can be purchased for $17 from Espresso 46 at 2867 Isleville Street, North End Halifax.


Cozy candle locally made in the Maritimes

If you're looking for a unique and thoughtful gift, consider a soy wax candle like this one from P9 Furniture. They are not only better for the environment, but purchasing one also supports local businesses and artisans. So, go ahead and light up someone's day with a beautiful soy wax candle made locally in the Maritimes!

North End Halifax local holiday gift ideas
Holiday gift ideas from Project 9 Furniture, 2797 Agricola Street, North End Halifax

This festival soy candle can be purchased for $20 from P9 Furniture at 2797 Agricola Street, North End Halifax, or online here.


There are plenty of gift options available for those who love their local Halifax community. By choosing to give thoughtful and locally-inspired gifts, we not only spread joy to our loved ones but also help to support the local economy and foster a sense of community pride!

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