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Niagara Region Businesses to Shop from This Holiday Season

Home & Gifts

Niagara Region Shops - Figg Street Co

Figg Street Co 

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: In store, online coming soon

Shop Location: Thorold

Figg Street Co. in downtown Thorold has the most beautifully curated collection of cards and gifts. The shop is best known for paper and stationary goods but they have unique items outside of these categories too. It is a shop where you will find a special gift for the people in your life who appreciate thoughtfully made and selected items. I spend so much time in the store each time I visit because I want to look at every single item. A must visit if you have never been!

Image via @figgstreetco Instagram.

Niagara Region Shops - Feeder Flower Farm

Feeder Flower Farm 

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online for contactless pick up at the farm

Farm Location: Wainfleet

Feeder Flower farm grows beautiful, healthy flowers with so much care. They are one of my go-to spots throughout the wedding season for beautiful local flowers. Feeder Flower Farm has just released their 2021 flower subscriptions that would make a great gift for yourself or a fellow flower lover. It is a gift that would offer brightness for many days ahead.

Image via Feeder Flower Farm website

Niagara Region Shops - Simply Beautiful Decor

Simply Beautiful Decor 

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, by appointment only

Simply Beautiful Decor is a wonderful event rentals company located in Niagara-on-the-Lake and they have just last opened an online store where you can shop unique and beautiful plates, glassware, cutlery and linens for your home. I excitedly made a purchase as soon as I took a look through their online shop! If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves to entertain, a set of unique glasses like the Debutante Goblet or some gorgeous velvet or linen napkins would be so thoughtful.

Image from @simplybeautifuldecor Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - The Local Life

The Local Life

Instagram

Ways to Shop: In Store

Shop Location: Port Dalhousie

The Local Life is another great shop for finding unique gifts of all sorts. They have sweet children items, bath and body items, hats, scarves, clothing, home decor pieces and much more. Watch their Instagram story highlights to get an idea of what they carry in store!

Image via @thelocallife.portdalhousie Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Roses & Twine

Roses & Twine 

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online, occasional pop ups advertised on Instagram

Roses & Twine, a fellow local wedding florist, has just launched an online lifestyle shop on her website that has a focus on creative Canadian vendors. The curated shop sells lovely candles, delicate and trendy jewellery items, scarves and more. They are currently shipping throughout Canada and offer porch pickup in St. Catharines.

Image via @rosesandtwine Instagram.

Niagara Region Shops - Bloom & Co

Bloom & Co

Website | Instagram

Ways to shop: In store

Shop Location: St. David’s

Bloom and Co. is a beautiful shop right in St. David’s (across from Ravine Winery). They have a great selection of home items like coffee accessories, charcuterie boards, fun items for your home bar cart, soaps, plenty of candles and no shortage of pretty plants (Kalin, one of the owners is also an event florist in the area). There are lots of items here that will make your home feel ultra special!

Image via @shop.bloomandco Instagram.

Niagara Region Shops - Mother's Touch Candles

Mother’s Touch Home + Fragrance

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online

Mother’s Touch is a Niagara Falls company that makes candles in the most cozy and warm natural scents. For example, their Boujee candle has notes of vanilla, tabacco, and sandalwood and the Ti Amo smells of night jasmine and magnolia. Their online boutique also carries botanical mists, perfumes, and unique natural textile pillows.

Image via @motherstouchhome Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Craft Arts Market

Craft Arts Market

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: In Store & online

Shop Location: St. Catharines

Craft Arts Market has so many great gifting items. Jewellery, plants, coffee items, beauty and wellness items, cute cards and so much more. Check out their website and Instagram to get an idea of what they carry! Craft Arts Market will be closing their storefront location at the end of the year but they will be building their online shop and you can still shop in store this holiday season!

Image via @craftartsmarket Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Oliver & Rust

Oliver & Rust 

Website | Instagram

Ways to shop: In store and online

Shop Location: Fonthill

Oliver & Rust has an extensive and beautiful collection of home goods. They carry antiques, rugs and pillows, kitchenware, unique plants and planters and everything in between! Visiting their Fonthill shop is always a treat but they also have a large online collection to have delivered. If you are looking for a gift for a home decor and decorating lover, you will surely find many special items here.

Image via @oliverandrust Instagram.

Hair, Makeup & Beauty

Niagara Region Shops - Cheekbone Beauty

Cheekbone Beauty

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online

Cheekbone Beauty makes cruelty free beauty products with a focus on lipsticks, lip glosses, liquid lipsticks, and palettes. They are an Indigenous-owned company and giving back and supporting the Indigenous community is one of their core missions. A seriously cool company with a great product – some of their makeup would be a perfect gift for anyone who loves makeup!

Image via @cheekbonebeauty instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Pretty & Co

Pretty & Co 

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online & In Store

Shop Location: St. Catharines

Pretty & Co is a wonderful local salon and they also have a super extensive online shop with hair products, brushes and skincare products too. Their items would make great gifts for anyone who is passionate about hair and beauty. Pretty & Co. offers pick up of online orders in their shop, free delivery within St. Catharines, and $5 delivery in the Niagara Region.

Image via @prettyandco Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Garden City Essentials

Garden City Essentials

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: in store & online

Shop Location: St. Catharines

Garden City Essentials is a natural beauty, wellness, and lifestyle shop. They have a huge selection of clean hair, body, skincare and makeup products. In addition to these items they also have eco friendly home products like food containers and cleaning supplies. This would be a great spot to shop for someone who is interested in wellness and living in a more environmentally conscious way.

Image via @gardencityessentials Instagram

Books

Niagara Region Shops - Someday Books

Someday Books 

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online & In Store

Shop Location: St. Catharines

Books are an item that I am especially passionate about buying locally. Bookstores add so much to a community and they face such heavy competition to companies like Amazon. Someday Books in St. Catharines allows you to search titles and order online and I have yet to search for a book I am after that isn’t available here! Someday Books offers curbside pickup and free local delivery in the Niagara Region. You can shop online or in store.

Image via @somedaybooks Instagram

Clothing & Accessories

Niagara Region Shops - Citrus Boutique

Citrus Boutique

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online & In Store

Shop Location: St. Catharines

Citrus Boutique is a great spot for trendy and cool clothing. They carry unique, quality pieces and have lots of options for clothing, accessories, and jewellery. A gift card to Citrus Boutique, or an item of clothing, would definitely be well received by any fashion lover on your shopping list!

Image via @citrusbtq Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Grandma's Basement

Grandma’s Basement

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online & In Store

Shop Location: St. Catharines

Grandma’s Basement has a super fun curated collection of vintage and new clothing and accessories. I especially love their Mystery Boxes – these are curated boxes that are made within certain style themes (like 5th Avenue, Kensington, Parisian cafe etc.) and each box contains a few mystery items. I think these would be such a good gift for someone who loves to have fun with fashion.

Image via @grandmasbasementco Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Gary Waters

Gary Waters

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: In Store

Shop Location: St. Catharines

Gary Waters is a great spot for higher end fashion items. They carry some of my favourite Canadian brands like Jenny Bird and Smythe. A gift card or clothing item would be a perfect gift for someone with great style.

Image via @garywatersca Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Friday's Child

Friday’s Child

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: In Store, some items on Etsy

Shop Location: Fenwick

If you or anyone you are shopping for loves big cozy vintage sweaters, jackets, or sweatshirts…Friday’s Child is the place to look! They have a small shop in downtown Fenwick but check out their Instagram to get a feel for the types of cool vintage items they carry. It’s always a lot of fun to pop in and look at what they’ve got in store!

Image via @fridays.child.vintage Instagram

Children

Niagara Region Shops - Clavaux Designs

Clavaux Designs

Instagram

Ways to Shop: Instagram

Clavaux Designs is a hat designer and maker based in Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you are looking for a truly unique, beautifully made hat or children’s bonnet, these are it! My nieces have some hats by Claxaux Designs and they are oh so adorable.

Image via @clavauxdesigns Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Hey Baby

Hey Baby

Website : Instagram

Ways to Shop: In Store

Shop Location: Port Dalhousie

Hey Baby is located in the Lock and Main Marketplace in Port Dalhousie. Their shop is filled with a wonderful collection of handmade and ethically made baby and kids items. Take a look at their Instagram to get an idea of the types of adorable items they carry in store!

Image via @heybabyhandmade Instagram

Pets

Niagara Region Shops - Endless Pawzabilities

Endless Pawzabilities

Instagram

Ways to Shop: In Store

Shop Location: Port Dalhousie

Endless Pawzabilities is a serious pet shop! They carry many unique pet toys and have a special shop focus on pet fashion items. If you are looking for a gift for your pet or for a pet lover, you will definitely find something really cool here!

Image via @endlesspawzabilities Instagram

Food & Drink

Niagara Region Shops - Gather Catering

Gather Niagara Catering

Instagram

Ways to Shop: Instagram

Location: Wainfleet

Gather Niagara is a great catering company based out of Wainfleet. Throughout the year they offer takeout ‘Date Night Dinners’ which are delicious prepared meals that are perfect for a night in. Throughout December, Gather will have more date night dinners advertised on their Instagram (watch their stories to know what is up for grabs!) and will finish off the year with a special New Year’s Eve offering. Gather uses the best of what is in season and their food is always great (my sister and I order often!). Having a night in with quality prepared food is a great way to make the holiday season feel special in times when we may not celebrating the season the way we usually do.

Image via @gatherniagara Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Revalee Brunch Cafe

Revalee Brunch Cafe

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online and In Store

Shop Location: Vineland

Revalee is one of my favourite spots for brunch and they have so many delicious food items for sale on their website too. Their curated food gift sets are filled with local food and drink and would make wonderful gifts to brighten the season for whomever is on your list. Revalee has baskets for tea-lovers, wine-lovers, coffee-lovers, and brunch-lovers. Definitely take a look at their website for great food gift options!

Image via www.revalee.ca

Niagara Region Shops - Yellow Pear Kitchen

The Yellow Pear

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Curbside pick up only, order in advance

Shop Location: St. Catharines

The Yellow Pear has a great restaurant in St. Catharines and they also do event catering (they catered our wedding!). This year, with the pandemic, The Yellow Pear has shifted to online meal ordering for curbside pick up and they offer amazing family comfort meals. For both the Canadian and American Thanksgivings they made traditional Thanksgiving meals for pickup and they are offering the same for Christmas. If you are celebrating on a smaller scale this year, their meal options would be perfect to still enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner. Their Christmas meals include roast turkey, sliced ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, and a bun. They have fun New Year’s Eve dinner options to check out too! Order online in advance via their website.

Image via @yellowpearkitchen Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Groundswell Coffee

Groundswell Coffee

Instagram

Ways to Shop: Instagram and pop ups

Location: Fenwick

Groundswell specializes in pop up coffee events all over the Niagara Region and they serve delicious specialty coffee that is brewed with precision and care. If you’re looking to gift a friend a bag of coffee this holiday season you can order a bag from Groundswell via their Instagram. Kristie brings in coffee from great Canadian roasters (like Detour where my husband Dan is the roaster!) and has recently started stocking delicious Genuine Tea (out of the GTA) too. A bag of great specialty coffee or tea would make an excellent addition to any coffee or tea lovers stocking!

Image via @groundswellcoffeecompany Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Dillon's Distillers

Dillon’s Distillers

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online and In Store

Shop Location: Beamsville

Dillon’s is a great place to shop if you have anyone who loves to entertain or make fancy cocktails on your gift list. In addition to a wide range of alcohols, syrups, and bitters they also have cocktail kits (pictured here) and tons of beautiful barware. Muddlers, shakers, stainers – all the goodies someone would need to have a really awesome at-home bar cart! Pair it with their beautiful craft cocktail book and you have an amazing local gift!

Image via @dillonsdistills Instagram

Niagara Region Shops - Dispatch Restaurant

Dispatch Restaurant

Website | Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online and In Store

Shop Location: St.Catharines

Dispatch has some of the most delicious and unique food I have had in Niagara. They also have an extensive online shop filled with items that would make great gifts for a true food lover or, ordering off of their menu for takeout would make any small celebration feel special. Their online store carries beautiful teas, wines, made-in-house sauces and spice blends. Their ‘Dispatch at Home’ kits provide you with all the materials and instructions to create a beautiful meal at home. A gift card to Dispatch would definitely be appreciated by anyone who enjoys thoughtful food experiences.

Image via @dispatchresto Instagram

Niagara Food Company

Website : Instagram

Ways to Shop: Online for curbside pick up or Niagara delivery (allow 24 hours for orders to be prepared)

Location: St. Catharines

Niagara Food Company is another great local food company you could order from to make the holidays feel special. Since our family will not be getting together this year, I am planning to deliver pies to each household on Christmas morning so everyone can still enjoy food in the way we typically would at Christmas. If you have a true pie or sweets lover in your family Niagara Food Company has a pie of the month subscription that would make such a great gift!

Image via @niagarafoodcompany Instagram

Niagara’s Many Wineries & Breweries

The many wineries and breweries of Niagara are part of what makes Niagara such a fun place to live! If you’re shopping for wine and beer this holiday season, as a gift or to enjoy, I definitely recommend ordering directly from your favourite wineries and breweries. Many offer free (and very fast) delivery within the Niagara Region and excellent curbside pick up options. If you do not have a favourite, please feel free to reach out and I will happily make some suggestions!

If you are shopping for a gift for a wine or beer enthusiast, many of the wineries and breweries will have pre-packaged gift sets available at this time of year. If you’re putting together a gift of your own, I always suggest looking beyond just the beverage offerings too – many wineries and breweries carry merch, glassware, food items, and accessories related to wine and beer that would make great gifts. For a larger gift, many of the local wineries and breweries have subscription plans or club memberships that are a really fun gift that last throughout the year.

Thank you

Thank you so much for reading our Niagara Small Business Shopping Guide! I hope that you will all find wonderful local businesses to support and enjoy this holiday season.

If you have or know a small business that you think would make a great addition to the list, please e-mail me at emily@threadsandblooms.com as I will continue to update this post leading up to Christmas!

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