LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
1. Pantry Gift Boxes
Obladee Holiday Gift Boxes make the perfect gift for friends, family or colleagues to enjoy. This year, Obladee has two options to choose from.
The cheese box includes four Nova Scotia cheeses (with product notes for each), a jar of their house-made festive preserves, special dark chocolate goat's milk fudge, locally-made Sea Coast Crisps, and a local beeswax candle.
Their wine and cheese box includes all of the above, plus a bottle of Sommelier-selected wine (your choice of Sparkling, White or Red) or upgrade your wine to a special Cellar Selection for $25 more!
The wine and cheese box is one of my family’s favourite gifts to give and receive. Order yours here by December 22nd at 12:00 noon to receive it on the 23rd.
Black Bow Gift Co.
When it comes to gift boxes, there are so many choices out there. What I love about Black Bow Gift Co is that they offer a huge selection of items, thoughtfully curated or individually selected by you, and the presentation is absolutely stunning.
One of my favourites is the Seasons Greetings Box, which comes with a variety of artisanal items, including a holiday adirondack ornament, cranberry, sour cherry and port preserve, gourmet basil and EVOO crackers, brie cheese, milk chocolate hazelnut pralines, and premium ground smores coffee—perfect for a Christmas day brunch.
All this, packaged artfully in a premium gift box for a picture-perfect unboxing experience with a handwritten card of your choice.
December 21st is the last day to order for pick up, local delivery or to ship anywhere in Canada.
2. Local Libations
Nothing says celebration more than sparkling wine and Benjamin Bridge makes internationally recognized sparkling wine right here in Nova Scotia.
Pick up a bottle of their Brut to toast before dinner, a box of Nova 7 cans to give as stocking stuffers, or even an annual subscription for your favourite wine-lover.
The winery is located in the Gaspereau Valley but for those in the Halifax Metro, they offer contactless free delivery, right up until Dec 21, or pick up as late as December 23.
Lightfoot and Wolfville
Lightfoot & Wolfville is owned and operated by the Lightfoot family who has been farming in the Annapolis Valley for eight generations. This year I've been enjoying their gift boxes since it takes a lot of guesswork out of delighting my friends and loved ones.
Gift boxes range in price from $50 - $100 and include a bottle of their fantastic wine and some Lightfoot & Wolfville merchandise. Their soy wine bottle candle in Chardonnay, Lemongrass and Tea Tree is one of my favourite housewarming gifts.
Lightfoot & Wolfville are offering free, contactless delivery in HRM, the Valley and South Shore. Order by midnight on Tuesday, December 21 for deliveries to arrive on December 23.
Have someone in your life who isn’t a wine lover? Good Robot Brewing Co. offers gift-wrapped holiday boxes with a handwritten card.
Choose from a huge selection of beers and fermented seltzers, or allow the experts to select a variety based on your loved one’s individual tastes.
Order up until December 23rd for guaranteed delivery within 2 hours in Halifax.
3. Last Minute Local Shops
In A Box Gifts (1468 Dresden Row, Halifax)
In a Box Gifts is a locally owned boutique that features one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories, home goods, and unique giftware.
Pop in as late as December 24 at 5:00 to pick up a gift you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
Top pick: Their gorgeous wool throws would make the perfect gift to tuck under the Christmas tree.
Trainyard General Store (137 Portland Street, Dartmouth)
Trainyard General Store offers handcrafted whimsical & practical gifts from Canadian small businesses, holiday gifts, cards and stationery, accessories, kids toys and books, even gifts for your pets.
Best of all, they’re open until 3:00 on the 24th.
Top pick: Trainyard General is one of six local retailers where you can pick up Brad Hartman’s Pop-Up Halifax.
Kept Gifts & Housewares (75 King St, Dartmouth)
Kept Gifts & Housewares offers a balance of locally sourced goods and fine gifts & home decor. They offer an extensive variety of cards, ornaments and holiday decor; there is truly something for everyone!
And, even if you’re down to the wire at 5:00 pm on the 24, they’ve got you covered.
Top pick: Paper Hearts East Coast Ornaments are the perfect addition to any holiday tree. Choose from one of eight local landmarks, such as the Bluenose, Sullivan’s Pond Geese, the Ferry or Woody the Talking Xmas Tree
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