A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That

With the holidays coming up, we know that it isn’t always easy to find a gift for every person on your list. That is why we comprised a list of 17 locally owned businesses that offer online shopping with one-of-a-kind products. Not only are you making a special memory for a loved one, but you are also supporting entrepreneurship and local jobs!

1. Jacs Boutique

Take the boutique experience and make it fit in the palm of your hand, and you will have found Jac’s Boutique. They cover all the bases with plenty of sweet finds to decorate your home with taste and style, with a great selection of clothing for all ages so you can find something for the whole family. 

2. Trousdale’s General Store

The Trousdale’s General Store is actually the oldest of its kind in Canada! Having been trading and selling goods since the early 1800’s, you will be pleased to find out they are online and offering shipping and curb-side pickup. As you can imagine, they have a large variety of great products for all your personal, fashion and gifting needs.

3. Waterfront Gifts

Whether you are looking for a cool new trinket or want to give a fun gift to a friend, Waterfront Gifts has a great selection. Kingston’s number one tourist shop has a ton of products to choose from, like their beer glass gift set, Martello Tower t-shirt and many other locally crafted pieces.

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4. Fishtail Shop

Fishtale is a unique boutique that offers a variety of accessories, clothing, jewellery and house decor! They source brands that are dedicated to helping their local communities and the world, so you know you are buying items from a place that values their customer.

5. Artisan Made Co.

This local company aims to bring local businesses and artists in Canada to one spot where you can find their products. During the holiday season, it is especially important to support local, and it’s exciting because you can always find a gift that certainly won’t need a gift receipt.

6. My Local Markets

Are you looking for something fresh and delicious? My Local Markets is the place that can deliver – literally. With one to two day delivery on orders, and the fact that they collect all of the products they offer from local vendors in the Rideau communities, you can’t go wrong here! Find baked goods, fresh produce and creamy dairy products galore at this great one-stop-shop.

7. Downtown Belleville

Belleville’s downtown district has made shopping simple by providing you with one place to order all of your wishlist items! The Downtown District website offers access to local shops including Gourmet Diem, Gallery 121 and Flowers by Dustin.

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8. Happy Thoughts

This shop is a place for all things fun! Find gifts for home, stationery, cards and jewellery as you pursue the plentiful product lines this shop offers. What makes it even better, is you can get it all online!

9. Smith Army Surplus

Smith Army Surplus has made it easy for you to make your adventurous loved ones stay safe while they experience new exciting things by making their products available online. With a fantastic selection of tactical and travel gear, clothing, footwear and a whole lot more, your gift recipient will be ready for anything on their next big adventure.

10. Green GeckoShop

This family-owned general store located in Lyndhurst provides you with everything you can think of and more! With an added benefit of sourcing its products from local artists and taking time to specially choose the products they feature online, you are bound to find a new favourite place to shop for all occasions!

11. The Local Store

Easy peasy shopping is what we adore! At The Local Store, you can select from hundreds of items and create your own County Gift Box which they can ship worldwide.

12. Naturally Lennox and Addington

Find a community-centred online experience at Naturally LA. They have created a resource where you can customize your online shopping experience, all while supporting local businesses in the Lennox and Addington area. Whether you are looking for food, apparel, jewellery, or just browsing for a gift, this is the place to start looking.

13. The Nooks

The Nooks is a unique program that was built to help Artists become entrepreneurs. They have created a business and online marketplace that allows Artisans to learn how to sell their products while getting their products in stores and online for people like you and me! If you can think of it, The Nooks have found it locally and are excited to help the Canadian artist community.

14. My Vintage Soul Shop

This is next-level vintage decor, all wrapped and ready for the holidays with an antique bow. My Vintage Soul can even help you re-decorate if you are new to interior design, or to find the perfect piece for your special person, otherwise you will find yourself ocean-deep among timeless options to choose from.

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15. Send In The Clowns

This quirky shop in downtown Kingston is always a fun place to visit, but as we all know, lately that has not been easy! To keep you feeling joyful, you can shop for all of their fantastic products online; with balloons, stationary, fashion, gifts and so much more, you will be chuckling in no time.

16. The County Emporium

Imagine all of the amazing things you can find any time you go exploring in Prince Edward County. You can find it in fun loving boutique in Carrying Place! The County Emporium sources its products from many artisans around The County. With so many options you’ll be happy to know that you can shop for not only yourself but your friends. Shop online for a mix of County treats. 

17. Jake By The Lake

Jake By The Lake is Canada’s premier ‘Life is Good’ Genuine Neighbourhood Shoppe (GNS) which opened in April 2008. This inviting shop doesn’t shy away from offering a full line of ‘Life is Good’ merchandise. From clothing to pet supplies, give a gift to remind someone that despite the hurdles of 2020, Life is Good.

#ShopLocalSEO

Celebrate local communities! With the help of three incredible local farms: Topsy Farms, Mackinninon Brothers, Enright Cattle Co have launched a Campaign to Spotlight Local Businesses and will be using their social media profiles to highlight local shops using #ShopLocalSEO.

Vendors who choose to get involved will not only be provided with space at real-life events, such as the Enright’s and Mackinnons Christmas Holiday Markets but vendors will have their stories shared online – much like what you have read today! Shoppers are encouraged to use the hashtag on social after their latest purchase or to feature some of their favourite locally-owned shops. Any business with a website can be part of this campaign. So get involved and get your business out there! Follow along and use the hashtag #ShopLocalSEO.