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A Local Gift Guide 

The busiest shopping season of the year is upon us. 

Small businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic, and it is up to us to support within our communities and shop local as much as possible.

Read on for fun gift ideas from five local Ottawa businesses. 

  1. Pot and Pantry @potandpantry613

https://potandpantry.ca/ | 244 Elgin St. 

Pot and Pantry is a curated kitchenware boutique featuring Canadian-made housewares, gourmet grocery, and all your favourite high quality kitchen brands. 

Pair their gourmet peppermint dark hot chocolate ($10.99) with a cute llama mug ($8.99) for a fun and tasty gift!

Happy Llamadays Mug

  1. Victoire @victoirelovesya

https://victoireboutique.com/ |1282 Wellington St. W

Victoire is an independent boutique dedicated to ethical and sustainable clothing & accessories proudly made in Canada. Est. 2006, with shops in Ottawa and Toronto. 

Their Little Gold Airy Hoops ($72.00) are stylish and would look great with any outfit. They are made out of a high-quality gold vermeil, with  a chic square-oval shape and are perfect for everyday wear!

Little Gold Jewelry British Columbia Airy Hoops. Gold Vermeil Square Oval Squoval Hoop Earrings.

  1. Boogie and Birdie @boogieandbirdie 

https://www.boogieandbirdie.ca/ | 256 Elgin St. 


Boogie and Birdie is an independent boutique in the heart of Ottawa with a focus on Canadian-made products. Their shop carries a collection of jewellery, home goods, candles, bath + body, and gifts.

The chic Alicia Tote ($75.00) is vegan and cruelty free. It is a structured bag that easily fits a personal  laptop, and includes a second crossbody purse with an adjustable long strap.


  1. Maker House @makerhouseco

https://makerhouse.com/ | 987 Wellington St. W

Maker House is a local shop with a curated collection of locally handcrafted furniture and home items. 

They have a variety of pre-made gift boxes available for this Christmas, like the Cocktail Mix Sour Set ($28.95), as seen on Dragon’s Den! These cocktail syrups are all natural and all delicious. Perfect for some flavour in your favourite cocktail (or mocktail). 


  1. A Curated Nest @acuratednest 

https://www.acuratednest.com/ | 1114A Wellington St. W

 A Curated Nest is a local boutique in the heart of Hintonburg with art supplies, vintage finds, and home décor. 

Their Curated Nest custom branded Serendipity Candle in Earl Grey and Lavender ($21.00) would make the perfect gift for someone to use while relaxing after work. 

Candle - Canadian Soy Candle - Glass Jar with Lid - Earl Grey and Lavender



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