2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Under $100

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Under $100

Natural Candle in Enamelware Cup


Anyone would love this naturally scented soy-wax candle in a classic enamelware cup. Did you know that you can make your candles burn much longer if you keep the wick trimmed short, and let it cool every hour or so? This one will give you over 80 hours of burn time if used this way, plus you get a cool enamel cup when the candle is done. I think I’d use the cup for toothbrushes or a little plant, but it’s really up to you.

BISCUIT GENERAL STORE – 1661 Argyle Street, Halifax

Tickets to the East Coast Cider Festival

Two tickets for $50 - $70 + HST

Coming to Halifax next spring is the province's first-ever cider festival. Hosted by Local Connections Halifax, this cider tasting extravaganza will take place on Saturday, May 27 at the Multipurpose Room in Halifax's north end. 

LOCAL CONNECTIONS HALIFAX: Available online only.

Thistle Frame - 5x7


The interesting formation of the thistle with its textured leaves and blossomed flower make this frame striking.The picture frame sits both horizontally or vertically and holds a 5” x 7” photo.

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


Tidal Bay Vertical in Limited Edition Box


Enjoy this limited edition release of Avondale Sky’s award-winning 2014 & 2015 Tidal Bay vintages, presented in a handmade wooden two-bottle box, crafted locally by Bonny Lea Farm. 

Tidal Bay, Nova Scotia’s signature wine, is known for it’s fresh, crisp and bright style. It’s unique character is a wonderful reflection of our cooler climate, coastal breezes and terroir.

The calibre of Avondale Sky’s 2014 & 2015 Tidal Bay vintages have each been recognized as exceptional, both through formal awards and enthusiastic consumers alike. Look for a nose that shows notes of melon, citrus, peach, and green tea, with a palate that is soft, yet fresh, with ripe fruit and mineral notes. To experience this wine at it's best, try it with seafood, spicy or BBQ chicken, mushroom or lemon risotto.

AVONDALE SKY WINERY: 80 Avondale Cross Road, Newport Landing

Wooden Pull Toys


No batteries required! Locally made wooden toys is what you get from the Toy Maker of Lunenburg for all the littles in your life. Brightly coloured, natural, safe and toxin free, these toys are heirloom quality. 

NURTURED PRODUCTS FOR PARENTING: 2543 Agricola Street, Halifax

Local Bowties for Adults & Kids

Adult $30 / Kids $16

Printed cotton bowties, locally made in Dartmouth! We love supporting local makers, and we LOVE designer Anna Rifle Bond, who released her first printed fabrics this year. When we heard that her fabrics would be at Patch Halifax, we immediately contacted East of Ordinary to request these prints in bowties. (We have these and many  other styles of bowties in stock.)  They add flair for adults and come in kids sizes as well.  Our staff has taken to putting them on their dogs, too, which is pretty adorable.

BISCUIT GENERAL STORE – 1661 Argyle Street, Halifax

Sophisticated Snack Gift Basket


They’ll be thrilled to snack in style. The Sophisticated Snacks gourmet basket has been filled to the brim with a selection of our most popular munchies. From popcorn to chocolate to candy to chips to soda, everyone will find something to enjoy. Order in person or online for delivery.

PETE'S FINE FOODS: 1515 Dresden Row, Halifax & 1595 Bedford Highway, Bedford

Men’s Grooming Supplies

$5 - $60

The guys deserve some self-care, so we stock a rich selection of grooming products to tame the wildest beard or make shaving feel like a luxury instead of a chore. Shaving brushes, beard oils, alum blocks, boar bristle brushes, moustache waxes, hand salves and soaps galore in the store. We can help you put together a custom gift set, or pick up little items for stockings or Secret Santa.

THE INDEPENDENT MERCANTILE CO. – 2091 Gottingen Street, Halifax

Avondale Sky Wine Club Membership

Sky Club: $80-95 (plus shipping)
Sky Club Plus: $120-150 (plus shipping)

Our quarterly wine club memberships offer a gift that keeps on giving, year-round. Choose between our Sky Club or Sky Club Plus memberships (four or six bottles, respectively) and enjoy Select Small Lots or Reserve wines that have been carefully selected by our winemaker, to ensure a unique experience with every release.

Handmade Chocolates


A gift box of 24 decadent chocolates handmade on-site by Chocolatier Julien Rousseau. With 15 years' experience, he sources as many local ingredients as possible: the Dark Sea Salt, Maple Cream & Smokey Chili to name a few! You can even watch from the viewing bay window as he passionately creates everything right before your eyes!

ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER: 1277 Hollis Street, Halifax

2017 Buoy Calendar


Inspired by the colourful buoys that you see along the shoreline in coastal towns. This 2017 calendar can become an 8" x 10" print at year’s end!

INKWELL BOUTIQUE: 1658 Market Street, Halifax

Nexus Choker


Make a dramatic statement with Nexus. The connection of pewter and the shimmer of a Swarovski Crystal unite to make this piece a must have for your jewelry collection.

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

Artisan Floral Arrangements

$50 - $100

Perfect as a gift or to add seasonal sophistication to your home over the holidays. Order online for delivery or visit Piccalily by Pete’s on Dresden Row.

PICCALILY BY PETE'S – 1515 Dresden Row, Halifax

Iron Antler Jewelry Stand


Let your jewels shine on this cool cast iron jewelry stand.  Fluted tray at base is perfect for rings and earrings. Can also sit in front of antlers for dorky photos.

BISCUIT GENERAL STORE – 1661 Argyle Street, Halifax

Padraig Slippers

$35 - $100

With sizes from Newborn to Adult XL these crocheted wool slippers remain the ultimate and original Padraig Slipper. Handmade and cottage crafted in British Columbia they are breathable, long lasting and comfortable in all temperatures.

NURTURED PRODUCTS FOR PARENTING: 2543 Agricola Street, Halifax

Copper Mugs


Of course, we think of Moscow Mule cocktails when we see these, but have you tried a Mexican Mule? Ginger beer, lime juice and a shot of tequila - you can’t go wrong. The mugs are also great vessels for cold hard cider, or any drink that you want to keep crisp and bright.

THE INDEPENDENT MERCANTILE CO. – 2091 Gottingen Street, Halifax

Halifax Street Car Routes Print

$42 (frame extra)

All aboard...! Print illustrates the 9 main street car routes that ran in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada back in 1927.

INKWELL BOUTIQUE: 1658 Market Street, Halifax

Reserve Wines with Burlap Tote

Price ranges from $63 - 75

Select two of your favorite Avondale Sky Reserve wines, presented in a reusable burlap two-bottle wine tote. Choices include:

2011 Newport Reserve

Crafted from estate grown Maréchal Foch, this wine was made in the traditional style and aged twelve months in Canadian Oak. Its tones of fig, blueberry, cassis, and spice, together with high alcohol, natural sweetness, and oak create excellent weight, structure and balance.

2013 Baco Noir/Maréchal Foch Reserve

Crafted from grapes grown in the Annapolis Valley and along the Fundy Shore this wine reveals ripe fruit, soft tannins, and fresh acidity. Pairs well with steak, pork, or pizza.

2013 Maréchal Foch Reserve

Made from Estate grown Maréchal Foch grapes, this wine was aged in 34 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak barriques. Pairs well with grilled fish, lamb or venison.

AVONDALE SKY WINERY: 80 Avondale Cross Road, Newport Landing

Ship to Shore Tea Towels


These tea towels are locally made and designed and are perfect for those who love Nova Scotia and lobster.

KEPT GIFTS & HOUSEWARES: 75 King Street, Halifax

Gift Certificates

Choose your amount.

We offer gift certificate for The specialty store and also for the restaurant "The Kitchen Table". No expiry date, no amount limit.

RATINAUD FRENCH CUISINE – 2157 Gottingen Street, Halifax

Dessert Wines with Burlap Tote


Enjoy Avondale Sky’s award winning dessert wines: 2013 Martock Late Harvest and 2013 Pinnacle Hill Icewine, packaged in a reusable burlap two-bottle wine tote.

The 2013 Martock is made from 100% Vidal Blanc grapes, harvested under frigid conditions to create a wine with all the flavour and aroma of icewine but with a far more approachable profile. Look for notes of peach, apricot, and tropical fruit on the nose and palate. This wine exhibits the perfect balance between intense sweetness and refreshing acidity pairing well with spicy Asian food, sweet and sour appetizers, blue cheese, or apple pie served with aged cheddar.

Carefully crafted from Vidal Blanc grapes harvested and pressed at -14ºC, the 2013 Pinnacle Hill Icewine is an incredibly rich and intense wine worthy of savouring. Pair with foie gras, pâté, apple crumble, or vanilla panna cotta and enjoy flavours of ripe apple, nectarine and dried apricot with a hint of spice.

AVONDALE SKY WINERY: 80 Avondale Cross Road, Newport Landing

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Over $100

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Over $100

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Under $25

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Gifts Under $25