Friday, December 2, 2011

Halifax Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Echo Touch Gloves $35/€26, with a special finger tip so you don't have to take your gloves off to use your touchscreen devices. if you've ever seen a canadian winter you know those gloves need to stay on.
  2. SPCA Nova Scotia Calendar $20 (CAD)/€14, 100% of proceeds go to the SPCA Nova Scotia. Call 1-888-703-7722 to order.
  3. Canada Goose Arctic Expedition Coat $625/€470, the on-trend coat in Canada right now, this is an investment piece that will last you many harsh, Canadian winters.
  4. David's Tea Advent Calendar $34.50 (CAD)/€25, countdown to Christmas with a single serving of gourmet tea each day. such a neat idea from this Montreal-based company.
  5. Neptune Theatre Subscription Package 3 plays for $99/€71 including the upcoming Christmas production of The Jungle Book. Subscription includes seat of your choice at three productions. we subscribe to Neptune every year (for this steal of a deal) and we are firm believers that giving someone a night out is one of the best gifts you can give. plus this local theatre is superb.
  6. The Rum Cake Trio from Run Runners $24.95 (CAD)/€18, nothing says holidays like rum cake from this local Halifax company.
  7. Sugah Dark Chocolate Holiday Wreath $19.95 (CAD)/€14, with pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts, and Nova Scotian cranberries and blueberries, from a local Halifax company. 
  8. The Birth House by Ami McKay $5.98 (CAD)/€4, not strictly Halifax-related, nonetheless this is one of my favourite books set in Nova Scotia. highly recommended, and at this price it makes a fantastic stocking stuffer. 
  9. Starbucks Create Your Own Collage 16 oz. Tumbler $10.95/€8 starbucks tumblers are my favourite re-usable mugs, and the top on this one is almost never leaks a drop. i've been using a version of this mug since high school, it's that good.
  10. Purchase or Rent Artwork at the Art Sales and Rental Gallery starting at $15/month. yes, you can rent art! it's a fantastic way to try a piece out in your home before committing to buying, plus you can apply up to six months of rental payments towards the purchase of your rented artwork. and this non-profit art gallery supports the acquisition fund of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia! gift certificates available. over 1,000 artworks by 200+ artists represented. selected works available to view online.
  11. The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre $15.31/€11.50. this book, set in Nova Scotia, took the Canadian literary scene by storm a few years ago, winning the prestigious Giller prize. i thoroughly enjoyed it, and would highly recommend.
  12. Organic Coffee by Justus! Café, 12 oz. starting from $11.55 (CAD)/€8. fair trade, organic whole bean or ground coffees from this local Halifax café are a hit around here, and you'll love them too. dozens of blends available.
  13. CaseMate iPhone Case with Card Holder from $22/€17. Mike and I each own one of these cases and they are the best things since sliced bread. slip your Halifax Metro Transit bus pass in, your ID for a night on the town, or your bank card. since your phone never leaves your side, why should your cards? various colours available. 


  1. I think those gloves are genius! As someone who's tried to go fingerless & hated it, I was thrilled when I found these. And that tea set is pretty awesome. Love the design and concept.

    p.s. No Home Ec. in Canada?! This blows my mind!! haha

  2. These are some GREAT options! You just get me very excited for Christmas :) the color of those gloves.... I die.


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