Gift guides are essential for the holiday season. But, most gift guides focus on online shopping at big box stores. So, that’s why I felt it was so important to curate a local gift guide where you can snag some gifts for loved ones all while supporting some Windsor-Essex businesses I adore!
YQG Local Gift Guide
Fresh Flower Subscription
Who doesn’t love fresh florals in their home? Well, The Bourbon Rose Floral Design has an awesome custom Flower Subscription service so you can arrange to give your friends, loved ones, or even yourself a beautiful Fresh Flower Arrangement week after week, month after month! Honestly, if you have been following along for a while, you know I am a huge fan of her beautifully designed arrangements.
Signature Blowout & Dry Shampoo
As a busy mom, I live for a killer blowout and dry shampoo from Dry Parlour Inc. The combo of the two would be an amazing treat for any gal. Their Signature blowout includes wash and blow-out with a customized style of your choice. Partnered with their super popular Amika Dry Shampoo, your blowout will last for days on end and will leave your hair smelling like a dream.
30mL Coffee Co. Workshop
Coffee could potentially be my middle name and 30mL Coffee Co. does it oh, so, right! They are even offering some unique workshops this year that would be a perfect gift for that coffee lover in your life. With Coffee Tasting Classes and Intro to Espresso and Learning Basic Latte Art, you can get your caffeine fix while learning something new!
Handcrafted Coffee Mug
Again, a huge sucker for a great cup of coffee, it’s no surprise I love a great mug! Handcrafted and locally designed by the Pottery Cupboard, each mug is crafted to be durable, functional and beautiful. Made with stoneware clay and fired to a high temperature so you can use it daily. You can grab one for a loved one at the Urban Art Market in Walkerville
Painted Mac Box
Need a gift for someone with a sweet tooth? Look no further than Sweet Revenge Bake Shop’s Painted Mac Boxes this Holiday Season. With 7 Homemade Macaroons handpainted with Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or even Bah Humbug, they also make a great hostess gift. But keep in mind, the last day for holiday orders is December 20th, so get yours ordered today!
Premium Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil Pairing
Another great gift for the hostess, the imported high-quality Balsamic Vinegar, and Olive Oil pairings from Dressed by and Olive are the perfect swap for a bottle of wine. The olive oil and vinegar selections are sourced from two hemispheres and are the freshest in the area, plus the knowledgeable staff can guide you in creating a knockout pairing to gift.
Reclaimed Wood Hexagon Shelf
From something old into something new, local reclaim artist, Michael Difazio’s one of a kind Hexagon wood shelves are serious conversation starters. Buy one by itself for an entryway, or several to group on a wall (you can check them out here) these unique shelves are perfect for the decor enthusiast in your life who loves to stand out.
Plant based Gift Basket
One of my favourite local cafes recently opened up a plant based grocery store! Besides grabbing a thing or two for your own pantry or even dinner tonight at Healthy Mama they are offering several different price points of gift baskets ranging from $20, $30, $50 and $70. Plus, Most gift baskets have themes too! For example one is perfect for breakfast (includes gluten free pancake mix, hot chocolate, jam, almond butter, snacks) and another example being ‘pasta night’ (includes gluten free noodles, pasta sauce, vegan parmesan, etc).
Holiday Tea Towels
Stepping inside Urban Home Windsor’s showroom you may get lost dreaming of all the beautiful pieces inside your own home, but they also have some amazing holiday decor and gift options too. I love their cheeky holiday tea towels and have actually bought some for my own home a few years ago. They make the perfect last minute hostess gift this holiday season and I will be picking up some more for all the parties we attend this year.
Gold Pineapple Cocktail Shaker
Even though I still haven’t had a chance to head in store yet ( I Will be making it there this holiday season) I can’t help but fall in love with all the goodies Bungalow Home Decor has on their Instagram. Especially their gold pineapple cocktail shakers and shot glasses. They would be the perfect addition to anyone’s bar cart this holiday season. Plus, December 9th & 10th is their friends and family event where you can snag 10% off!
Still stuck and don’t know what to buy your loved one? You really can’t go wrong with Devonshire Mall Devonshire Dollars. With over 175 stores, a gift card guarantees you selection and flexibility – the perfect fit every time! Gift Cards can be purchased at our Guest Services Centre in denominations of $5 to $500. Polish off the perfect gift offering with one of our decorative gift card holders, FREE of charge.