This will be our last post before taking a break for the holidays, so we thought we’d help out with the Christmas shopping with suggestions from some of our posts this year. Follow the blue links to see the full post.
We did a post about our favourite artist Moya Foley Art Ecuador. Given Moya lives in Ecuador, it’s too late to have a piece of art arrive before Christmas, but it’s not too late to put a gift card under the tree for a piece of art from Moy. Her contact information is on her website and if you missed this post, you’ll be blown away by her art.
We fell in love with The Unrefined Olive, a wonderful shop with custom olive oils and balsamic vinegars you can taste before you buy. They also have a great selection of sea salts and other seasoning. A perfect gift for the foodie on your list.
For the Guys
We visited Stroked Ego in their new location at the corner of Bank and Slater. It’s a beautiful space with just about everything the fashion-conscience men on your list would want.
One of our favourite shops in the city (or any city for that matter), Bloomfields Flowers has amazing flowers, bouquets, plants, house and Christmas decor. A great place to find something for the person who has everything.
The Clothes Secret
We’ve done several posts about the best consignment shop in Ottawa – The Clothes Secret. The selection is amazing, the prices are unbeatable and if you need some help picking out a gift, the staff are the best personal shoppers around.
If you’re stumped and Christmas Day is fast approaching, gift certificates are a great option and we have a few ideas.
Any kids on your list? They would love to have some lessons, or a party, or spend a PD day with horses, rabbits, cats and dogs at Stillwater Stables.
Located on Dalhousie Street, Daya Spa is the perfect place for a treat any time of year, but especially in the winter. Daya carries a large selection of organic products and it also happens to be where our favourite esthetician, Hailey Hamilton, works 🙂
Parlour Hair Salon
Located around the corner from Daya (why not make a ‘daya’ of it) Parlour Hair Salon is the best salon in Ottawa. The salon is beautiful, the products are amazing and you will walk out of there with the best haircut you’ve ever had.
That’s all our suggestions for this year – hope they helped!
This is a silly question…have you finished your Christmas shopping?
Our readers may not know you’re making a joke. Of course I’ve finished my Christmas shopping. I started last January. And you?
Almost. Can’t decide what to get for Matt. Any thoughts?
Well he does have a very refined palette and is crazy for a good Chardonnay, but I’d go with beer.
Chardonnay it is then.
I hope everyone has as much fun and alcohol as we’re planning to.
Enjoy the holidays everyone!