The Last-Minute North End Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers
The holidays are here, and there are just a few more things to grab during your last-minute holiday shopping... STOCKING STUFFERS!! We have compiled a list of goodies that your friends and family will love to find within their stockings, and everything can be found at local businesses within the North End of Halifax.
Everyone loves candy!
Sour Me Sweet Confectionery
The holidays is a time to indulge in delicious sweets! Stock up on candies and confectioneries for your stocking stuffers at Sour Me Sweet Confectionery, located at 2698 Agricola Street. Check out the Elf on the Shelf Snowy Day Sweets candy AND ornament! Eat up the vanilla flavoured candies, and hang the tin on the tree when you're done. Available for purchase for $5.99 in-store or online here.
Sour Me Sweet Confectionery has a large variety of holiday-themed candies as well! Browse all of their Holiday candy here.
Stuff your stockings with accessories
Looking for the perfect accessories to add to your stocking stuffers? Here is a list of some awesome North End Halifax businesses that have a great variety of accessories for you to choose from!
Ana + Zac *SALE*
Check out Ana + Zac at 2576 Agricola Street. Shop in-store between December 20th and 24th and receive 20% OFF EVERYTHING! (excluding Ana + Zac brand items) That means you will get 20% off ALL skin & body care, ALL jewellery, ALL candles, ALL cards, ALL art, ALL hats, ALL socks.... essentially, you'll receive 20% off the perfect stocking stuffers!
They also have a variety of items from the Ana + Zac brand that are available for purchase in-store and online here. Check out this Ana + Zac tote bag available for $28. It's always good to have a tote bag to hold all of your stocking stuffers (until they are ready to be put into the stocking, of course!)
Take a look at Guapa Boutique, located at 3059 Gottingen Street. They have a wide variety of accessories available for purchase, like these sweet scrunchies! These trendy and stylish scrunchies are made in Canada with 100% mulberry silk. Available for $18 in-store or online here.
If you don't think a scrunchie is the right fit for your stocking stuffers, don't worry! Guapa Boutique has a large variety of acessories, browse theme here.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found, a hip second-hand store, is located at 2383 Agricola Street. Right now they have a bunch of fun and functional sunglasses available for purchase in-store for $18 each.
The great thing about shopping second-hand is the unique treasures that can (and will) be found! Plus, this is a sustainable way to shop (the planet thanks you!) Go visit Lost and Found in-store and see what treasures you will find!
Studio 14 Gifts and Gallery
Art, ornaments, toys, accessories... Studio 14 Gifts and Gallery has it all! Located at 2698 Agricola Street, this shop has everything for your last-minute holiday shopping needs. Plus, they have great items for stocking stuffers, like these beautiful, fair-trade bracelets made in Bali! These bracelets are just $10 each and can be purchased in-store. PLUS, they have complimentary gift wrapping!
Bhavana Yoga Boutique
Bhavana Yoga Boutique, a yoga lifestyle and wellness boutique, is located at 3063 Gottingen Street. They have many products that would make great stocking stuffers, like this copper tongue cleaner! Tongue cleaning is an ancient yoga practice from India, and has gained popularity over here in the west because of its noticeable benefits upon overall health! This item can be purchase for $14 in-store or online here. If this isn't quite what you were looking for, don't worry! Bhavana Yoga Boutique has many other items that would make perfect stocking stuffers; take a look here.
Stocking stuffers for the home
Check out Bellissimo at 2743 Agricola Street. They have the most beautiful furniture to make houses feel like homes, but they also have a large collection of small items perfect to fit into a holiday stocking!
Take a look at this super-cute bottle opener. It is a small, flat bicycle bottle opener, painted in an antique red finish. It is made with finely crafted cast iron. Purchase this fun and functional bottle opener for $6.95 in-store or online here.
Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Located at 5527 Young Street, Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique has a bunch of locally made gifts that will make great stocking stuffers! Check out these awesome east coast coasters: These coasters are reusable. The paper is heavy weight coaster board and the ink is permanent. Plus, they are letterpress printed by hand using ink mixed with salt water drawn from the Atlantic Ocean! These super-cool coasters can be purchased for $15 in-store or online here.
Feel fresh with these stocking stuffers
Located at 2453 Agricola Street, Sattva Boutique has a wide selection of items that are great for stocking stuffers, like this Olga mint lip balm; invigorating, refreshing and ultra lip-softening. This minty balm effectively seals in moisture, conditions, hydrates and protects lips from the elements. Glides on smooth leaving a cooling sensation. And, it's made in Canada! This lip balm also comes in Ruby Lip Tint and Cocoa Cardamom. It's available for purchase for $8 in-store or online here.
Project 9 Furniture
Located at 2797 Agricola Street, Project 9 Furniture offers beautifully crafted furniture, and smaller items fit for a stocking! Check out this goats milk soap made by Kettle Grove Soapworks, hand crafted in Prince Edward Island. This soap comes in a variety of scents, and can be purchased for $8 in-store or online here.
You can also browse their "Project 9 best gifts this season" here.
Stocking stuffers for the kid at heart!
Vaughan's General Store
Located at 5553 Bloomfeild Street, Vaughan's General Store has a large selection of sustainably made items including clothing and accessories. Check out these fun deck of Wild Playing Cards made from eco-conscious materials! They are crafted from sustainable forest paper, starch-based laminating glue, and vegetable-based printing inks. This deck of playing cards can be purchased for $22 in-store or online here.
Located in the lower-level of Propeller Brewery at 2015 Gottingen Street, Propeller Arcade has some fun items that would make perfect stocking stuffers, like these super-cool retro trading cards. Your friends and family will be feeling the nostalgia when they pull these out of their stocking! These trading cards are available for purchase in-store for $3 a pack.
Congratulations! You've made it to the end of the gift guide, which means you get to receive information on the Holiday Shopping Contest! Check it out below:
CONTEST: Make a purchase in-store at any participating North End shop and gain access to the Holiday Shopping contest and be entered to WIN a $100 gift certificate to the North End Businesses of your choice!