Homebodies are the best bodies.

If you weren’t a home-body before, 2020 made you learn how to become one! 2020 has allowed us to spend more time with our loved ones and reconnect with what matters to us most. Give a gift to another fellow homebody with this list of options.

1. Countryside Treasures

Countryside Treasures offers luxury beeswax candles and melts in a ton of scents including lemon meringue pie, cinnamon buns, and even an unscented candle for those who just want the ambience (it’s called Butt Naked – hilarious!). These gifts are perfect for pretty much any time of year, so get to shopping!

2. Queen Bee Kingston

Perfect as a gift for yourself or your loved ones, or even for an upcoming wedding. Owner Ashley had to deal with a lot of allergies growing up, so she found a way to be able to enjoy the delicious scents of candles without the sniffles! Queen Bee creates beautiful natural beeswax candles carved beautifully, and created with fresh wax that is bought and made in Kingston.

3. Topsy Farms

Since 1972, Topsy Farms has been raising sheep on Amherst Island and providing the surrounding communities with warmth and comfort during those cold winter months. Find the best gift to add to your loved one’s bedroom or living room with one of their blankets and wool bedding, or craft your own with their yarn!

4. Twelve Five Candle Co

Another way to create an aromatic experience for your favourite person is to order some hand-poured coconut wax candles from Twelve Five Candles Co. Choose from an array of delectable scents such as “Birch & Berry”, “Cedar & Spice” and many more.

5. Lace and Twig Inc.

Perfect for gifts or to give yourself, Lace and Twig Inc offers a line of cool products that you won’t find elsewhere. If you’re looking to give a special gift for a housewarming, you can find stunning ornaments, mugs and tons of other gifts here.

READ ALSO: The Bay of Quinte and Prince Edward County Local Holiday Shopping Guide

6. Flowers by Marvin

Whether you are looking for Ontario grown or special imported flowers and gifts, Flowers by Marvin is the answer! Delivering all around the South Eastern Ontario region, you can choose from enchanting bouquets for all kinds of occasions to surprise your loved ones.

7. Beggars Banquet Books

If you are shopping for a book lover, this adorable shop offers that novel experience online! Wait, there’s more! Get online and take a peek at their great selection of vintage vinyl records, and sneak an order of the beloved Birch Bark Coffee, which supports bringing clean drinking water to Indigenous homes in Canada.

8. Your Scented Home

This local gem has really thought of everything when it comes to candle-making. They mix a blend of soy and coconut wax for optimal smell and clean-burning, while also adding the added element of a cracking wick that reminds you of a warm inviting fireplace.

READ ALSO: Kingston Makers Holiday Gift Guide

9. Driftwood Candles

As you can tell if you look at the website, there is a very heartwarming feeling for the Driftwood Candlemakers, they won’t allow you to put anything on your body that is not meant to improve your wellbeing! Proudly vegan, these sensible candles come in many different scents including seasonal favourites, earthy warm scents and exciting and fun fruity scents. Show the people you love just how important they are to you with one of these fantastic candles.

READ ALSO:Cornwall’s Marvelous Makers

10. Solaris Candle Co

Class up your family and friend’s home with these beautifully crafted candles from Solaris Candle Co. Your loved ones will enjoy beautifully carved soy wax melts shaped into flowers and shells, or keep it simple with one of their many scents of clamshell soy wax melts, there is one for every mood!

11. Floralora Flowers

Whether you want to decorate your home, are getting a gift for someone special, or you have an important event coming up, you can be sure that they will be the most elegant arrangements you’ve ever seen with Floralora Flowers. Check out their website for “what’s blooming” each month to keep up with the changing seasonal styles.

12. Magnolia Flowers

This shop offers an eclectic mix of products, but its main ‘bread and butter’ is the lovely flowers they arrange and sell. Whether you need a special centrepiece for a fancy occasion, a bouquet to show someone you care, or you want to brighten up your space with plants and flowers, Magnolia Flowers will deliver! 

13. Books on Main

Books on Main has everything a book store can offer, new releases, best-selling books, socks, home decor and plenty of your loved one’s favourite board games!

14. Arrow it Forward

Built on the notion of paying it forward, but not being afraid of the things that hold you back, Arrow it Forward makes home scents that make your house feel cozy any time of year. Shop from their selection of soy candles, wax melts, and even solid perfume for the nicest smelling gift under the tree. 

Home Sweet Home

Gifts don’t always have to be wrapped up in a bow and pretty packaging – sometimes the greatest presents of all are thoughtful gifts. Discover the happiness of gifting specialized services and how much the receiver appreciates you giving a helping hand.

15. Popped Closet

Perfect for the disorganized people in your life that you know need a little bit of TLC. Jocelyn Taylor has 20 years of experience with design and fashion whether it is interior design, organization or clothing. Jocelyn offers free virtual consultations and can help you in cleaning out your closet, your pantry, or even your garage if that is what you need!

16. Naturally Luxe Cleaning

This company takes a mindful approach to cleaning with eco-friendly supplies and sustainable methods. Whether it’s home cleaning, small business cleaning or even home and business organization, Naturally Luxe is a great way to help a loved one reclaim some time for themselves.

17. Clean and Cleanse

This company gets it. Clean and Cleanse notes online that your home is a sanctuary for rest and should not be a second job to maintain. As such, it provides affordable commercial and residential cleaning services, closet organization, painting and more – all with the aim of purifying homes.

#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.