Holiday Gift Guide

Find out where to find the best gifts for the foodie, coffee addict, crafter and more.

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Our downtown businesses have a lot to offer during the holidays. Here are some highlights of what to expect when you visit.

Fresh Holiday Treats

Dyer Sweets has all kinds of festive cupcakes and confectionery goodies. They also have several holiday gift ideas from local vendors in their “Gift Emporium”.

Essential Oils

From festive scents to more traditional calming scents, find the perfect oils to relax and unwind at Green Valley Health and Herbs. They also have an amazing selection organic and allergen-free snacks, grains and herbs to stock up on during the holidays. Select items are currently 20% off during their Holiday promotion, with different products on sale every week.

Christmas Decor

All the decor you need to get the house ready for the holidays is at Elmira Home Hardware. They currently have a sale of 30% off all regular-priced holiday items. They also have great stocking stuffers for music lovers and outdoorsy people, as well as an amazing selection of toys and games.

Quality Hair Products

Maintain that curly or colour-treated hair with the a variety of product available at Guys and Dolls Salon & Spa, including DevaCurl which is a reputable brand for curly hair.

Stylish Eyewear

Top off your outerwear look with a large selection of sunglasses and glass frames from the best quality brands at Elmira Eyewear, like Ray-Ban and Oakley.

Gourmet Food

O&V Tasting Room specializes in a wide variety of infused extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, but they also have an area dedicated to gourmet products like pastas, tomato sauces, hot sauces, soups and more. You can even find Reid’s Chocolates, and locally sourced products, like soaps, bitters and tea towels.

Therapy for Your Feet

Foot Foundation prides itself in offering the most comfortable shoes and insoles to keep your feet happy all day long. They have different styles available for both men and women, and currently have a 50% off sale on select footwear.

Modern Frames

There’s no better time to get all those wedding and baby photos printed and framed. Brian’s Foto Source has various sizes to choose from, as well as a great seletion of albums to suit your style to celebrate newborns, anniversaries and more. There are also some specialty Canadian-themed mugs available to throw in with a framed family photo.

Vibrant Fabrics

Whether you’re looking to create some new outfits or pillow covers, you’ll find a great seletion at Elegant Fabrics. There are different colours and styles of lace, thread, buttons and zippers, as well as some ready-made dresses available. Right now, they have a sale of $11.99-$14.99/meter.

Kids Toys

You’d be surprised at how much you can find at The Bargain Shop. You’ll find a large selection of toys, especially ones that don’t seem to be available elsewhere. They also have greeting cards, small gift sets and Christmas-themed treats.

Funko Pops

Whether you’re a fan of anime or Marvel, you’ll find figurines or bobble-heads available for all your favourite characters through Dragonhill Games‘ vast Funko Pop collection. For the board game lovers, they also have a huge selection of games to choose from, as well as some other neat gift ideas.

Casual and Dress Shoes

From ankle boots to dapper dress shoes, you’ll find some amazing boots and dress shoes available at Brubacher Shoes. There are also beautiful purses and clutches to choose from made of genuine leather, and a few wallets that would make great stocking stuffers.

Baskets and Goodies

Kitchen Kuttings has an amazing selection of gift baskets that include either salty or sweet options to suit everyone’s taste buds. There are different sizes available at different price points to work with your budget. You can also find some festive cookie cutters, treats made in-house like their chocolate covered caramel bars, as well as a wide variety of homemade pies and snack mixes.

Furniture and Home Accents

Find that signature furniture piece you’ve always been looking for at Chervin Furniture & Design. There’s even a special seat for the little ones! A lot of their products are made in Canada and are of high quality materials. There are also various accents like pillows, lamps, wall art and candles that will complete the overall look of your space.

Coffee Accessories

From handmade mugs from Maggie’s Mudroom to specialty coffee makers and canisters, you’ll find some great gift items at Local Renaissance. They also sell coffee beans from a local coffee roaster, Smile Tiger, as well as Pluck Tea. Gather up some of these goodies to last you through the holidays, too.

Unique Jewellery

If you’re looking for jewellery that’s different or can be personalized, visit Hartman Jewellers. This Picasso-inspired pendant is just an example of the neat items you’ll find there. Alternatively, you can choose initals, a high heel or snowflake. The store also has watches, bracelets, earrings and rings for both men and women.

Rescue Your Hair

Treatment of coloured hair can be challenging unless you have the right products. Carousel Salon & Spa has a variety of products to choose from with top brands like Olaplex and Maroccan Oil. While you’re there, you may as well get a your hair styled.

Fresh Food

Never Enough Thyme has an assortment of dessert bars, cookies and confectionary treats to last you throughout the holiday season. Everything is made in-house using with fresh, local ingredients. You can also get some neat stocking stuffer gifts like ornaments made out of glass, mini suprise balls for kids, and other fun treats. For those nights you don’t feel like cooking, pick up a variety of ready-made meals.