Part 2 of our Holiday Gift Guide Series
Ladies, they say we are hard to buy for, but we know that buying for him is no piece of cake either…well actually cake might be a good idea and you can find some of that at the Market from West Side Bistro too (their cheesecake is amazing). But alas, wrapping the cake ahead of time and placing it under the tree may present a challenge and you may wish to eat the cake yourself. Either way, here are just a few man-gift alternatives.
Uncle Leo’s Brewery- Give him a unique craft ale straight from Uncle Leo’s Brewery, not sure which one, buy them all and make a gift pack!
The Spoonery, Matt Dondale – Matt handcrafts these one piece spoons, perfect for the chef in your home! He has a variety of other items too including drink mixing tools! Perfect for a stocking stuffer!
Mike Shindruk- Mike is a local author but he also has these Heel in tow boot jacks…jealous? Not to worry they come in pink camo for you too! While you’re at it, pick up his book, Frog Legs & Photographs as well!
The Spoonery, Matt Dondale- We told you he had more than just spoons…he even has pasta measurers!
Big Cove Foods – Big Cove a variety of food products…perfect for the foodie in your life! Hot sauces, their shrubs mixes to make the perfect holiday drink, spices and so much more. The challenge will be not keeping it for yourself!
Handcrafted by Melissa (OK well Al, but we’ll go with Melissa) These beer crates are an amazing gift! Why strain yourself carrying multiple growlers? Now you can put two in this crate and if you’re really determined, you can buy two crates and carry 4 growlers. Pair with Uncle Leo’s Growlers and you have an awesome gift!
Ironworks Distillery- A vast variety of spirits sure to please the most discerning palates…two sizes for your convenience!
Steinhart Distillery- locally made, these outstanding vodkas come in many flavours. Try the maple over ice cream…or if you dare try some of the habanero vodka…
Soap on a rope is so yesterday….but this felted soap from Lismore Sheep Farm is great! Not only is it decorative and takes care of the dry skin that winter brings, but it cleans too! And this is something that you can use too, so buy two! Lismore Sheep Farm at the Market December 12 & 19th
Piedmont Pottery, Gary Fredericks- He’ll never take your mug again if you give him his own! Fill it with caramels from Big Cove, a flavour shot from MacD’s Bees and a spoon from The Spoonery….and Boom! there’s a great gift! Great for teachers too, just sayin’!
Samco Creations, Samuel Thompson, Youth Vendor- Birdhouses for the avid bird enthusiast. , he also has record bowls, perfect for snack holding in the Man Cave!
Lismore Sheep Farm- Sheepskin Insoles….Does he work outside or maybe he’s just partial to warm feet…either way, these will keep tootsies toasty. December 12 & 19th
Wonderland Photography, Heather MacDonald- Heather has so many local photographs, matted and ready to frame just the way you like it. Pick up a beautiful pendant for yourself while you’re there!
Knotty Acres- Lots of unique jams and jellies, but here are their beer jellies made with Uncle Leo’s fine ales. Fantastic with meat and over cream cheese. Buy them on their own, or in a gift pack.
MacD’s Bees- MacD’s has a few selections appropropriate for men in you life, from Honey itself, to flavour shots for his hot beverage and a line of body products….great for stocking stuffers or packaged together in a man basket!
NGFM Gift Certificates, $10 denominations…perfect size and make a great side gift! They can be redeemed at any vendors which means he can still have his cheesecake and eat it too! Available at the Welcome table!
Farmers Markets Totes-The perfect gift bag that he can reuse over and over and fill on his subsequent trips to the Market! They can be purchased at the Welcome Table every Saturday! $15