Looking for a gift made in Nova Scotia? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a wide variety of products from over a dozen Nova Scotian small businesses and counting, so read on to find that unique gift from the east coast.
Nova Scotian Gifts for Foodies
If you’re shopping for someone who likes everything about food and cooking, check out our selection of spices and salts. We carry various varieties of sea salt from Tidal Salt, including the popular black garlic sea salt (re-stock coming soon), fire sea salt, maple sea salt, and lime sea salt (margaritas, anyone?).
Be sure to browse our spice blends that are sure to delight the taste buds. Big Cove Foods’ Mary Had a Lot of Lamb spice blend is a personal favorite, and pairs well not only with lamb, but also chicken and potatoes. Their Maple Mustard Hamonizer is a customer favorite. These spice blends make cooking easy and delicious! And for a quintessentially Haligonian gift, you need to try Axe to Grind’s donair spice.
On the sweeter side, we’ve got pumpkin pie spice and apple pie spice, which also work great on granola! And of course you can’t forget about chocolate for the sweet tooths, available in bars, lollies, and adorable sea beings.
Nova Scotian gifts for Creatives
Stitch Plus Stitch makes modern, colorful cross-stitch kits that come with everything you need to make a fun necklace or keychain, usually under an hour or two. I tried one of her kits after not having done any cross-stitching in years (possibly decades?) and was pleased with the clear instructions and very happy with the end result!
The Happiness Field designs and hand paints wooden earrings that come in a variety of styles, including these modern ocean wave earrings.
Nova Scotian Gifts that Pamper
At Cheerfetti, you’ll find fuss-free bath bombs from Duckish, and a number of natural, quality skincare items from Nova Scotia Fisherman, including hand cream, body lotion, soap, and lip balm. Many of their products include sea kelp as a skin-nourishing ingredient. And if you need some more more TLC for the skin, check out our neighbours in New Brunswick: Eclair Lips’ has you lip balm needs covered, and we carry a number of Anointment’s natural skincare items, including beard oil, bath soaks, postpartum bath herbs, and other soothing items.
Gifts for the Nova Scotia Home
Old Barn Pottery makes beautiful handcrafted pottery. We carry their mugs, hugs (mugs without a handle), beer barons and wine goblets to elevate your hot and cold beverage drinking game. The Far Far Away Shop designs fun maritime-themed tea towels that bring the feel of the sea into your home.
Greeting Cards from Nova Scotia
A gift isn’t complete without the personal touch of a greeting card, and among our vast selection of cards you’ll find three fabulous Nova Scotian designers: Hello Sweetie Designs, Classy Cards (also check out their notebooks and drink glasses! And magnet packs for the kids), and Hi Love Greetings. Each has their own unique style and you’ll find cards for every occasion from these women-run businesses, including birthday cards, housewarming cards, cards to just say hello, or a card to console a friend after a divorce.
Thank you to Stitch Plus Stitch and the Far Far Away shop for supplying photos.