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. 

2 comments :

  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

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  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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