Holiday Gift Guide Part 3

Welcome back to the third and final installment of our Shop Local series and our Holiday Gift Guide! We hope you’ve found the perfect items and treats for your loved ones (and yourself, shhh we won’t tell)! If not, here are some more amazing options for your holiday prep.

But first, some housekeeping. This is your friendly reminder to book your exam and come in for some new specs. If you have insurance benefits, please don’t forget to take advantage of them, for most folks the last day of December is the deadline. In case you haven’t heard the good news, we are running an amazing second pair offer this month. When you purchase your first pair, your second pair of computer progressive lenses or anti-fatigue lenses are only $150 with a second frame purchase.

While you visit, pick up the perfect stocking stuffer for your kiddos. Babiators offers super cool, virtually indestructible sunglasses for babies and kids. They also offer blue light protection glasses for your littles, perfect for all that online learning.

To spoil your loved ones with delicious goodies, we recommend Dipped Ottawa. Perfect for the one in your life with a sweet tooth, Dipped Ottawa creates handmade, personalized Belgian chocolate-covered strawberries and sweets. Their creations are absolutely stunning, with meticulous attention to detail whether you choose from their regular offerings or request a custom order. Their floral work and seasonal options are exceptionally beautiful.

If your sweet tooth isn’t satisfied after your Dipped experience, fill up on Maverick’s Donuts. These folks bring you the best cake donuts on the daily. Their true love for donuts is real and they believe everyone should treat themselves. These donuts are made from real ingredients and crafted in Maverick’s own kitchen. Vegan options are available. You must try the lemon ricotta and smores flavours, or grab the apple fritters while you can as they are on a limited run each week.

To keep you and yours exceptionally warm while out and about now that the winter weather is upon us, we love Krista Norris for her curated collection of classic essentials, and specifically her signature pieces: the shawls and wingtip scarves. Made of quality fabrics, this line is designed for our Canadian weather and is a much-loved accessory among our staff. If you see something you love, don’t hesitate to snap it up as pieces tend to sell out quickly.

Find a beautiful piece for your loved one’s home from Lunar Knot. Owned by Chloe Kohlman, she has been creating macramé since 2016. You can find lovely macramé and fibre art gifts among her offerings, including wall hangings, hanging planters, bookmarks, and key rings.

We truly hope you had a holly jolly good time supporting local while preparing for the holidays! Small businesses appreciate our support now more than ever, so if you haven’t checked any of these businesses out, please do. We know you’re sure to find something that you and yours will love.

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