The 2018 Maritime Gift Guide
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list—all locally sourced from around the Maritimes!
‘Tis the season of gift-giving, and there’s nothing quite like watching your loved ones open the gifts you have searched far and wide to find. To save you an evening of scouring, we’ve done the hard work for you. Whether you are shopping for your adventure-happy bestie or your tiny tot— we’ve gathered a list of unique gifts that boast a Maritime twist.
For the Reader
Know someone that exudes Maritime pride? 100 Things You Don’t Know About Nova Scotia by Sarah Sawler will be the perfect gift for them. Introducing rare-but-fascinating facts about Canada’s East Coast, this read will surely be their new favourite conversation starter.
For the Lovely Couple
Celebrate a new chapter by giving the gift of love. With a Cavendish Beach Love Package, the lovebirds will be truly pampered. They’ll be spoiled with their own little cottage, a couples carriage ride, a traditional picnic lunch, and more!
For the Foodie
For that certain food-loving someone in your love, a traditional PEI Preserve Company Gift Box will be the icing on top of the cake (or the jam on top of the bread) this holiday season. Choose from a variety of pre-boxed flavours—or get creative and curate your own taste of PEI gift box!
For the Traveller
Know someone that is constantly collecting new passport stamps? The Halifax Paper Hearts Wanderer’s Map is the perfect gift for any globetrotter. Made locally in Nova Scotia, this beautifully-illustrated world push-pin travel map allows you to track your travels with gold pins.
For the Holiday Lover
For the holiday enthusiast, a Maritime-made Amos Pewter Christmas Ornament for the tree is a must. Intricately detailed and wonderfully unique, Amos Pewter crafts some stunning decorations that will make for a great addition to any ornament collection. From beachy designs to heritage symbols, these decorations are sure to be a hit this holiday season.
For the Musician
What do you get a talented musician who is about to make their big-time debut? A guitar pick made out of Bay of Fundy rock, of course! Handmade from jasper and agate, these stones are carefully selected, crafted, and polished into lovely musical accessories. No two picks are alike—making them the perfect holiday gift.
For the Adventure Seeker
Give the gift of an unforgettable experience. A kayaking trip around the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick will be adored by every avid adventurer. They’ll get to learn the in’s and out’s of how to kayak, and then get to tour the world famous “flower pot” rocks. The panoramic views they’ll experience kayaking on the bay will satisfy any wanderlust cravings.
For the Beauty Guru
Located in picturesque Fredericton, New Brunswick, the Rustik Soap Company creates beautiful soaps that not only look good, but smell great as well. All natural, vegan, and crafted with the finest ingredients, the Rustik Soap Gift Box will be a great addition to any beauty lover’s collection.
For the Little Ones
Ideal for younger tots and older kids alike, The Little Tree by the Sea by John and Belle DeMont is a Maritime masterpiece. This book speaks of the historic Halifax explosion and the story of the annual Boston Christmas tree. A heartwarming read, this book should be on your holiday shopping list!
For Someone Special
Handcrafted in Prince Edward Island since 1981, Island Winds Wind Chimes are sure to make any special someone smile. Made in different sound tunings, you can choose the wind chime that perfectly fits your loved one’s personality.
Now that you have the perfect Maritime gift for all of your loved ones, you can relax knowing that you have aced your holiday shopping this year! For more East Coast Inspiration be sure to Explore the Maritimes. And happy holidays from all of us, to all of you!