Support local makers and small businesses this holiday season! Check out our round-up for unique and one-of-a-kind gifts and products:
My Beading Art creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewellery for men, women and kids!
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s gift shop is full of cute and quirky items for the art lover on your list! You’ll find pottery, jewellery, bath products and much more. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa.
Sense of Calm Naturals sells natural skin care, essential oils, wholesale and more, using high quality ingredients, and organic oils when possible.
Have a foodie on your list? Pantry is a unique retail food store, located in the Centre for Food (CFF) at Durham College’s Whitby campus, made by students in their state-of-the-art culinary classrooms and labs. Check them out for preserves, jams, jellies, fresh baked bread, and, when you need a break from cooking dinner, ready-made meals-to-go. Centre for Food, 1st floor, Durham College, Whitby campus, 1604 Champlain Ave., Whitby.
Balance Bath Company is a cold process soap & apothecary company made in small batches in their Bowmanville studio.
Canadian Automotive Museum has a small gift shop with items for the car lover on your list! Find them at 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa.
Need a custom design? Lawst Media are graphic designers who offer a very wide variety of products including custom wine labels, Santa packages, Christmas cards and tags as well as endless prints.
Local history buffs should head to the Oshawa Museum gift shop for books and Oshawa-related items! Lakeview Park, Oshawa.
Baby Bee Clothing creates seasonal collections of Grow With Me clothing for babies and children in high quality, limited edition fabrics that are pre-washed in cold water with natural detergents and dried on low heat. Everything is handmade in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.
The Parkwood Estate gift shop stocks plenty of giftable products by local makers, and it’s located in the beautiful buildings of Oshawa’s National Historic Site! 270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.
Debbert Signs and Designs make all kinds of custom signs, decals and designs!
Looking for a great hostess gift? Check out Northern Lites Co. for beautiful soy candles.
Mini Pixies makes adorable accessories for Infants/Children.
Knick Knacks Boutique loves creating custom pieces! Contact them for hair clips, headbands, stationary, custom onesies and t-shirts, tutu’s and wall decor.
Bored Shirtless Tees make custom-designed print-to-garment hoodies, tshirts, baby onesies and iPhone cases. Local pickup is available.
Unfiltered Essentials make all natural lotion bars including two speciality bars for people who suffer from eczema and arthritis, plus all natural, aluminium free deodorant. All products are scented and therapeutic using 100% pure essential oils.
Foreversonflowers And More make custom forever floral arrangements, wreaths, centrepieces, memorial flowers as well as custom wood pieces and unique seasonal home decor items.
The Paint Diva brings the paint party to you! They’re currently offering gift cards as well as Santa Plates, cups, wine glasses and bowls.
Looking for something unique? Little Luckies make heirloom cloth dolls.
Warm Paws make cozy mittens, neck warmers/head bands and Christmas stockings!
Weird and Wonderful make custom shirts for all ages!