Here we are…a little later than hoped. We had wanted to get this out a little sooner but Mother Nature had other plans and Winter came roaring in like a lion bringing snow, wind and power outages to our area. And it’s not really even winter yet!
Weather or not, the 2016 Christmas and Holiday season approaches and once again you are looking for just the right gift for the people on your list. Whether you’re buying for a teacher, a boss, a close friend, acquaintance, family member or secret Santa, the Market has just the right thing…and for every budget. Something unique and personal made with quality and love that represents the person you are gifting to.
Don’t forget that shopping local is so very important. You are directly helping a small business person and their family this season. Shopping local provides a ripple effect in our community. For when you purchase from one of our vendors, they have to make more product. They must then replenish their materials by purchasing supplies and they can also then spend the money they make at other local businesses and organizations in our community. We are happy to provide a space for more than 50 local farmers, food producers, crafters and artisans from our community every week.
Looking for suggestions? This gift guide is a multi-part series that will help you find just the right thing. If you are looking for additional help, please ask at the welcome table located by the ATM or find the market Manager, Kristi (that’s me) and I will be happy to show you some suggestions while you’re at the Market. If you still aren’t sure what to get, we have Market gift certificates. They come in increments of $10 and can be spent with any vendor at the Market. The proceeds of your gift go straight to vendor as this is a service the Market provides for customers and vendors alike.
Now let’s get on with some gift suggestions for him. Click on the image for a description. And don’t forget to check out the other parts of the series when they are released, because there are many gifts that fit in multiple categories like chocolate, cheese and more.
We are open every Saturday through December 17th from 9am until 1pm and don’t forget our special weeknight Market on Wednesday, December 7th from 4pm until 8pm! We are located at 261 Glasgow St in New Glasgow, NS.
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Samco Creations is the creation of Samuel, one of our youth vendors. He has all sorts unqiuely handcrafted items. One of his most popular are his license plate birdhouses but he also has record bowls amogst other goodies. Stop by his table on December 3rd, 7th and 10th.
Soap Company of Nova Scotia can be found every week in the Dome. Leigh has a fabulous line of men’s products. They make an excellent gift and/or stocking stuffer. Buy a few and take them to the gift wrapping centre to have them put in a basket!
Big Cove Foods is another great choice for those who love cooking and like exciting new flavours. Big cove has tone of spice, syrup and jellies for you to try. Find them every week!
This is a line of hats created by Snippets just for men. A lovely handmade hat, that is both practical and stylish! Find ruth at the Market on December 17th.
For the coffee lover. Fair trade, hand roasted coffee. Buy the bag and have it ground or give the whole bean. We also think someone should buy these and coat them with Chapel Cove Chocolate!
Nova Scotia Spirit Company from Trenton offers amazing local gin, white rum and vodka, buy one or ask Coleen about their gift box. The trio is handsomely crated making it a beautifully presented local gift.
Le Soap has a variety of soaps and men’s grooming products Gardener’s soap is an excellent choice. Pair with a soap dish and nail brush for a quick and easy gift. Check out the shower steamers while you’re there!
MacD’s Bees has a line of bath and body products including items for men such as deodorant, soap and more. And of course honey…you can never go wrong with honey!
The Spoonery has great sppons and kitchenware gadgets all handmade. Speak with Matt and he will help you find the most unique kitchen tool!
RoRo’s hotsauce….for the heat lover on your list. Makes a great stocking stuffer. Holiday gift packs are also available.
Steinhart Distillery from Airsaig has wonderfully crafted vodkas such as maple, cranberry and more! They also have gin available in a beautiful blue bottle. Tehir vodka is available in various sizes so tehre si something to fit every budget! Find Paul every week!
For the cider and wine lover, check out Petite Riviere Winery for a great selection. Christine will be able to help you pick just the right bottle for the lucky recipient!
Uncle Leo’s Brewery has a number of fine ales. Buy one or buy a few, buy a smaller bottle or a growler. Pair with a growler crate from Handcrafted By Melissa. Uncle Leo’s is at the Market December 3rd, and 17th.
Sober Island Brewing has lots to offer, buy a crowler (that’s like a growler but in a can). They also have beer glasses and sag available to complete the package! They will be at the Market on December 10th
Caldera Distilling is located in River John. Their Hurricane 5 please the more sophisticated palette. Attractively labeled, pair it with a glass. You will find them at the Market December 7, 10 and 17th.
Chapel Cove Chocolate has a large variety of flavours and gift boxes. From a thank you box, perect or a host or a teacher to a Winter Fun box, stop by and pick out some amazing chocolate….but buy one for youself too because it’s so tasty, your gift might not make it otherwise!
Visit Handcrafted by Melissa for beer crates. They are designed to hold two growlers of your favourite beer!
Lismore Sheep Farm has a variety of product for the man on your list. Check out these awesomely warm slippers for starters and there are sheepskin insoles and mittens and more! Find them at the market every Saturday and on December 7th!
Knotty Acres has a variety of Jams and jellies. they range from hot to sweet and everywhere in between. With over 20 varieties to choose from, you are sure to find something that fits! Price range $4- $6
The Natural Edge has natural teas, supplements, ointments and salves as well as other bath and body products designed for him. Great stocking stuffers or make a basket! Ask Conny and sh will help you find just the right thing!