SACKVILLE, NB - Still doing some last-minute Christmas shopping? Are you on the hunt for that special gift for that special someone?
Look no further than downtown Sackville, where shoppers can find a wide array of treasures for everyone on their lists. Sackville’s local, one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques offer up plenty of selection and The Sackville Tribune-Post has put together a list of top 20 gift ideas for you here. Shop local this holiday season and check out what the downtown merchants have to offer.
Fibres of Life Felted Bags
Fibres of Life works with artisans in Nepal to create colourful felted wool bags, totes, and organizers. Hand-crafted from hand felted wool using eco-sensitive dyes, the bags can also be customized with button-on hand printed art panels.
Tea and coffee supplies
$3 and up
Have a tea or coffee lover on your list? Then you’ll want to check out Cackling Goose Market, which has a large assortment of items that can satisfy their needs. Cackling Goose also has excellent fair trade organic coffee and a wide selection of delicious teas.
Featuring the artworks of Sackville artist Robert Lyon, this stunning calendar offers up a year full of Lyon’s nature-based prints for people of all ages to enjoy.
Holly Yashi jewelry
$40 and up
Made from the metal niobium, these lightweight and hypoallergenic pieces of handcrafted jewelry are nature-inspired and feature vibrant and rich colors to dazzle that special someone on your Christmas list. The store has an assortment of bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
$62.50 and up
There are lots of wine lovers out there so a wine kit from Splendid Grapes might just be a winner under the tree this year. Made in store, there is an assortment of wine kits to choose from to satisfy the most beginner wine palate up to the most discerning wine enthusiast.
Blooms Flowershop, be. Style Your Life Boutique, Robert Lyon Graphics
$12 and up
You can’t go wrong with socks – and in downtown Sackville, you’ll find what you need for everyone on your list. From Smartwool socks (made of merino wool) at be. Style Your Life Boutique, to Fun Blue Q and Sock it To Me socks (fun and sassy) at Blooms Flowershop, and Solmate socks (they come in fun colors and mismatched designs!) at Robert Lyon Graphics, they are the perfect gift for all ages.
$32.99 to $53.99
Don't forget your fur babies this season. Bundle up your pets this winter with these cozy sweaters from Cattail Ridge Market. These are offered in variety of styles and range in size from xs to xxlg.
Body care products, fragrances and cosmetics
$6 and up
Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer? There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to body care products in downtown Sackville. Cackling Goose has a wide range of natural cosmetics, fragrances, lotions and body care products. Cattail Ridge also features a large selection of local body care products including soaps, lotions, creams, bath and foot soaks. Jean Coutu and the Corner Drug Store have an array of skin care products as well as assorted his and hers fragrances.
Sackville Harness Shop
These quality, well-made, handcrafted leather belts created in one of Sackville’s historic buildings will make a unique gift for just about anyone on your list and come in a range of colors and styles.
Tidewater Books & Browsery
$20 and up
Have some young’uns to buy for this Christmas? Tidewater has an assortment of Melissa & Doug craft items and a wide selection of wooden toys by the Toymaker of Lunenburg.
Diffusers and aromatherapy supplies
$10 and up
Cackling Goose Market
Diffusers and aromatherapy bracelets are hot items this Christmas and Cackling Goose Market has what you need to get these gifts checked off your list. The store offers a large variety of all-natural essential oils and other aromatherapy supplies.
Artwork from local artists
Robert Lyon Graphics, Cattail Ridge Family Market
$15 and up
Sackville is well known for its arts and culture lifestyle and if you’re looking for unique gifts from local artists, then you can find plenty in our downtown shops. Cattail Ridge Family Market offers an abundance of artworks from area artisans – including sea glass art, slate art and pebble art. Robert Lyon has a gorgeous collection of limited edition prints available, ranging from $60 to $150.
The Revitive Circulation Booster is the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy for person on your list who suffers from tired and aching legs. Revitive uses electrical muscle stimulation to reduce leg and foot pain, reduce swollen feet and ankles and actively improve circulation.
be. Style Your Life Boutique
Looking for a gift for that environmentally-conscious person on your list? Then you might want to grab one of these eco-friendly glass straws to put under their tree. These reusable straws by Glass Slipper, which feature one-of-kind handmade designs, are dishwasher safe and can be used with hot or cold beverages.
Make-your-own slime kits
$12.50 and up
Kids can make their very own slime-y combinations with these kits from the Great Canadian Dollar Store. For ages six and up, these kits include everything you need to make these gooey creations.
Dish towels and dish cloths
Blooms Flowershop has a great selection of themed and everyday dish towels and cloths, the perfect gift for the cook or homemaker in your life.
Kitras Art glass
Tidewater Books & Browsery
These beautiful hand-blown artisan glass ornaments for home and garden can be that perfect gift for a co-worker or for a Secret Santa recipient.
Jellycat stuffed animals
Irresistibly cuddly, these soft Jellycat stuffies are a perfect gift for all ages, with plenty of styles and designs to choose from.
Great Canadian Dollar Store
Cozy up to your loved one this Christmas by buying a plush sherpa throw from the Great Canadian Dollar Store. These blankets come in a variety of colors and designs.
Handcrafted leather bags
Sackville Harness Shop
Great for just about everyone on your list, these bags provide a rustic flair with a modern use - great for carrying all electronic devices. Standard bags include a pouch, a shoulder strap and your choice of brass or chrome hardware. They can also be custom ordered to any size and can include dividers, pockets, handles and a detachable shoulder strap.
Don’t forget, there are also a variety of gift card options for downtown shops, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, the movie theatre, and more.