2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Under $25

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Under $25

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Celtic Trinity Ornament

$20

The trinity knot is believed to represent the three promises of a relationship such as to love, honour and protect. Trimmed with a burgundy ribbon, each ornament is ready for hanging and comes packaged in a burgundy gift envelope that is convenient for gift giving or mailing.

AMOS PEWTER: 1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax


Artisan Bars

$6.50/each

A variety of Artisan Chocolate Bars all handmade on-site by Chocolatier Julien Rousseau. With 15 years' experience, he combines unique flavors in these elegantly packaged bars – the perfect stocking stuffers! Watch from the viewing bay window as he passionately creates everything right before your eyes!

ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER – 1277 Hollis Street, Halifax


Clever Hankies

$11

Because sniffles and ugly crying DO happen - make it a little better with clever hankies. I mean,     maybe not full blown reality TV ugly crying, but - you know. We’ve got every province, plus some funny slogans ones too! 

BISCUIT GENERAL STORE – 1661 Argyle Street, Halifax


North End Candle Co. Candle

$14.99/ea

100% soy candles handcrafted in Halifax, using scents inspired by Nova Scotia. Halifax store only.

PICCALILY BY PETE'S – 1515 Dresden Row, Halifax


Valley Nectar

$18

The perfect gift for someone sweet.  Crafted from 100% Nova Scotia honey sourced from Brandt’s Bees in Wolfville, NS. Comparable to a late-harvest wine. On the nose, elegant wildflower honey. On the palate, smooth with a light-medium body. Pairs well with spicy foods, blue cheese, and white chocolate. 

PLANTERS RIDGE – Available mid to late November at the winery, Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, and the Wolfville Farmers Market.



White Point Gift Certificates

Available in any denomination.

How do you wrap up a Cottage Getaway? Strolls along the beach? Trips to the Spa? With White Point Gift Certificates! Available in any denomination they’re easy to wrap up and always a pleasure to receive.

WHITE POINT BEACH RESORT: 1.800.565.5068 Ext 1.


Seas the Day 7" x "5" Print

$18.00 (frame extra)

A nautical play on the Latin quote "Carpe Diem" or "Seize the Day". "Seas The Day" written below a Schooner ship letterpress printed in navy blue ink on 100% cotton paper.

INKWELL BOUTIQUE – 1658 Market Street, Halifax


Fox Salt & Pepper Shakers

$11 / pair

A pair of porcelain fox salt and pepper shakers will make you smile every time you use them. These woodland sweethearts seem perfect for the season, and look darling on your table, or on your Instagram feed...

BISCUIT GENERAL STORE – 1661 Argyle Street, Halifax


Opinel Knife

$24

Opinel has been making knives in France since 1890. This is a great pocket knife with stainless steal blade and walnut handle.

RATINAUD FRENCH CUISINE – 2157 Gottingen Street, Halifax


Local Art Prints and Books

$24.95

Local artist Emma Fitzgerald brings her unique eye to charming depictions of beloved Halifax spots.  Her book, Hand Drawn Halifax, features drawings of favourite places from Dee Dee’s Ice Cream, neighbourhood houses and the bandstand at Public Gardens.  We also carry Emma’s colouring book, plus illustrated cards and art prints of Halifax Central Library, the Skating Oval, and even our own store.  Great sentimental gifts for locals or for those who have moved far from home.

THE INDEPENDENT MERCANTILE CO. – 2091 Gottingen Street, Halifax


Tree of Life Necklace

$24

The Tree of Life reminds us of the greatness beyond our own lives, and the connections - past, present and future - which are such a part of who we all are and will become. 16” chain.

AMOS PEWTER: 1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax


French Macarons

Box of 6: $11, Box of 12: $19

Our French Macarons are freshly handmade in small batches on-site by Chocolatier and Pastry Chef Julien Rousseau. With 15 years' experience, he uses real fruits and ingredients for the buttercream fillings. Delicious, colourful and mostly gluten free – the perfect ending to any meal!

ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER – 1277 Hollis Street, Halifax


Sea Salt Soap or Hand Creme

Soap $12, Creme $22

Those who love it are fanatics for this fresh scented soap and creme reminiscent of ocean breezes.  The iconic packaging makes it a great gift for design fans, surfers and lovers of the sea. Who knows - maybe they’ll become fanatics too?

THE INDEPENDENT MERCANTILE CO. – 2091 Gottingen Street, Halifax


Cardinal Ornament

$20

Amos Pewter’s 2016 Annual Collector Ornament. Trimmed with a burgundy ribbon, each ornament is ready for hanging and comes packaged in a burgundy gift envelope that is convenient for gift giving or mailing.

AMOS PEWTER: Historic Properties - 1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax



Artists of White Point - Local Art

Items starting from $10

Bursting with works by more than 65 local artists, you’ll find the perfect Maritime inspired paintings, carvings, jams and juice, candy, puzzles, frames, books, jewellery, scarves and felted art, even clothing for your ‘Nice List’. We’re proud to be support and showcase local artists so you can GIVE LOCAL this holiday Sea’son. Drop by, open daily year-round!

WHITE POINT BEACH RESORT: 75 White Point Beach Resort Rd, White Point


Chocolate bars and other treats from Coco and Honey

$5/bar

Selection of organic chocolate bars made by Heather Olivera from Coco and Honey. Different flavours from a simple 38% milk chocolat to a spiced rum and coconut, and many more.

RATINAUD FRENCH CUISINE – 2157 Gottingen Street, Halifax


Harmonica

$14

Learn to play harmonica! I mean, if Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, David Bowie and Johnny Cash can do it - why not you?  At least this is a low-risk investment. Metal harmonica comes in a snazzy deluxe gift box too.

BISCUIT GENERAL STORE – 1661 Argyle Street, Halifax


Sparkling Mead

$15

Give a gift that will sparkle this holiday season.  Our first effervescent product is none other than an elegant Sparkling Mead made from wild clover honey sourced from Brandt’s Bees (Wolfville, NS). With a round honey fragrance and bright stone fruit on the palate, this refreshing medium-sweet honey wine finishes long and smooth.

PLANTERS RIDGE – Available mid to late November at the winery, Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, and the Wolfville Farmers Market.


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Patterned Ceramic Bowls

$6 - $15

We always have a great selection of patterned bowls in the shop - and people really love them.  From traditional Asian-inspired ware to modern geometrics, we seek out unique patterns for our ever-changing selection. Many of the bowls have designs or embossing inside and out, or contrast details on the rim. So perfect to mix & match.

THE INDEPENDENT MERCANTILE CO. – 2091 Gottingen Street, Halifax


Pantone notebooks

$3.50

We all know them - people who live for design, for art, for aesthetics. For all of those design enthusiasts, Pantone is the source for “colour intelligence.” Pantone creates and numbers every shade of colour, so that designers can communicate colours consistently,  paints and dyes can match, and logos can always ring true.  They create thousands of colours on their signature cards, which have become iconic themselves. The Pantone colour card images are now highly sought-after by modern design lovers. 

BISCUIT GENERAL STORE – 1661 Argyle Street, Halifax


Quintessence Red

$24

The perfect gift for the red wine lover, smooth and complex to be enjoyed with a meal or with great friends. Our signature red blend of Lucie Kuhlmann, Castel and Marquette. This wine is about elegance and mouth feel. Aromas of sour cherry and forest mushrooms. Barrel aged for nine months with nuances of mocha and coffee.

PLANTERS RIDGE – Available mid to late November at the winery, Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, and the Wolfville Farmers Market.


Vogue Goes Pop Colouring Book

$14.99

So, there’s a colouring craze going on out there. It’s supposed to be a relaxing and creative way to spend some quiet time. We also like to get inspired, which is why we love having really unique colouring books, like the Vogue Goes Pop Colouring Book. It features drawings from a truly epic period in fashion, art and culture - the pop movement of the 60’s.  The book also has bits of info about each image, so you might learn a little something to impress people at cocktail parties…

BISCUIT GENERAL STORE – 1661 Argyle Street, Halifax


Seasoned (local spice book)

$24.95

Indulge in a uniquely crafted culinary history and recipe guide as Halifax’s resident “Spiceman,” Costas Halavrezos, blends genres as expertly as he does spices and leads an educational and sensory exploration. 

LIQUID GOLD TASTING BAR – Hydrostone and Sunnyside Mall



2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Under $100

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Under $100

THE CRAFT BEER AND LOCAL FOOD CELEBRATION - Local Connections Halifax’s annual flagship taste fest returns January 12

THE CRAFT BEER AND LOCAL FOOD CELEBRATION - Local Connections Halifax’s annual flagship taste fest returns January 12