Holiday Gift Guide Part 4- Stocking Stuffers

Part 4 of our Gift Guide series brings us to ak the ever puzzling question, what about the stockings??? This is one of the trickier things…there is a limit to how much underwear one can fit into a sock. So find something that is the total package…beautiful, practical, unique and budget friendly. These little gifts can still be local and not break the bank. And you can always combine them in a basket to make a beautiful main gift. There really is something for everyone at the New Glasgow Farmers Market.

I will say again, at risk of sound like a broken record,  that there is so much more that is not shown here and we have new vendors every week….so the best method of operation is come out every week!

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Pawsitively Yummy Dog Treats- You can’t forget Fido’s stocking!! Be sure to pick up some doggie treats…handmade and tasty….they’ll thank you for it!
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Pawsitively Yummy Dog Treats
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The Natural Edge- Forget the drug store this season, these natural persnal care products are just the right things! Conny has all the info you need and can make some great suggestions for just the right stocking stuffers!
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Big Cove Foods- Sugar and Spice and everything nice….that’s what great stockings are made of! from caramels to spice blends and more…check out what Big Cove has to offer! Lots of great ideas!
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Big Cove Foods
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Big Cove Foods
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MacD’s Bees- unpasteurized honey…Honey gives multiple health benefits in addition to making everything just abit sweeter! You can never be too sweet!
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Chapel Cove Chocolate- Have someone on the Naughty list? See?! We have something for them too! Chapel Cove has them covered, give them the tastiest lumps of coal around!
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Chapel Cove Chocolate- Reindeer and Christmas trees are just the right fit…put them in a stocking or add one to the top of a package for a real festive touch. Pick up a few different kinds and make a basket for the chocolate lover in your life! They will thank you, trust us!
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Chapel Cove Chocolate- Chocolate bark…fits great in a stocking, but also makes a very special hostess gift…pair it with a bottle of wine and you’ll be sure to get a return invite!
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MacD’s Bees- Toiletries, lotions, deodorant and more, all made with honey! The perfect local stocking stuffer!
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MacD’s Bees- Honey roasted pretzels and other goodies! The trick is not eating them all yourself first….scratch that you better just buy 2!
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MacD’s Bee’s- Lip Balm made with honey, comes in several flavours
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MacD’s Bees- Flavour Shots, handy little pouches of pure, flavoured honey. Perfect stocking stuffer, they can be used in tea, hot chocolate or coffee…also great for diabetics when needed. Great for on the go!
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Mister Products- Ray has a variety of Sea salts, BBq sauces, Mustards and dressings…these fit great in a stocking or buy several and make it a basket! pair it with Market gift Certificate so your recipient can come pick out their other ingredients!
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The Natural Edge- beautiful soaps handmade by Conny! she has has scented salts perfect for the bath…everything you need for a pampering gift!
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Art by Dionne- magnets, mugs, pens, notepads and cards…all great for a stocking! Pair a mug with MacD’s flavour shots and some chocolate from Chapel Cove!
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Kenzie Sue’s Hairclips- Jen has just the right thing for your little one’s stocking. Headbands and hairclips and so much more, in varieties that your little ones will adore! December 5th
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Kenzie Sue’s Hairclips December 5th
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Kenzie Sue’s Hairclips December 5th
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Handcrafted by Melissa- these little buddies will bring a smile to any child’s face on Christmas morning….all sorts of characters!
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LeSoap- Bath Bombs and soaps of many varieties!
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LeSoap

 

Beer Lovers
Knotty Acres- Artisan Jams & jellies…beer jellies for him, apple pie, carrot cake and racy Red pepper and 10 other varieties to choose from…perfect stocking stuffer with a multitude of uses. December 12th & 19th
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Market Gift Certificate…the perfect fit inside a stocking…in $10 denominations and redeemable at any Market Vendor…give the gift of local!

Vendor Spotlight- Quilted Chaos, Charlotte MacCuish

Meet Charlotte MacCuish!

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Charlotte MacCuish

Charlotte has been sewing and playing with fabric since childhood – watching her mother sew and making Barbie clothes from scraps got her started over 30 years ago!

She has gone from making clothes to completing Dalhousie University’s Costume Studies programme to quilting and even running industrial embroidery machines!  While she has another full-time job, sewing and fabric remain her true passion!

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About four years ago, Charlotte started Quilted Chaos – the outlet for her fabric and sewing obsessions!  It’s allowed her to explore new projects and techniques like her baskets made from fabric wrapped cord.

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“Sharing my love for fabric, colour and craft at Market is a highlight of my week!”

“Why do I like coming to be market?
The people!  Friendly & welcoming!
The food!  Fresh, local and delicious.
And the support we get from the community – makes getting up early so worth it!”

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Vendor Spotlight- Snippets

Fibre artist Ruth Mackay gathers snippets from Cobweb Woollies, Lismore Sheep Farm , Briggs & Little, and local thrift stores to pursue her art on the sixth generation Mackay family homestead in Lyon’s Brook, Pictou County.

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Ruth with Snippets

Snippets are textile whimsies created from local and upcycled natural fibres, following artistic tradition, and beautifying life. Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester wherein the tailor muses, “there is no more left over in snippets than will serve to make tippets for mice”, even the tiniest snippets of yarn, fleece, and fabric find their place in playthings, giftware, décor accents, and wardrobe accessories.

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Snippets offer a whimsical twist on traditional fibre arts including:

  • Playthings ~ stuffies, large and small
  • Giftware ~ book marks, cards, gift bags
  • Décor ~ tea cosies, trivets, chair pads, coasters, stuffies, Christmas ornaments
  • Accessories ~ bangles, boot toppers, broaches, necklaces, purses, hats & scarves

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Snippets are also Versatile ~ combining beauty and function. They are washable and safe ~ no buttons, to prevent choking hazards in young children and the best part? They are affordable ~ value pricing available for multiple purchases of select items.

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Custom orders are always welcome, perhaps a family heirloom blanket! Gift certificates and mail orders are are available and the best part about that is that Snippets are lightweight for ease of shipping!

Find Snippets on Facebook and see Ruth this Saturday and every 4th Saturday at the New Glasgow Farmers Market!