Welcome to our first Greater Moncton Holiday Gift Guide! This year, more than any other year, it's so important to support local businesses and what a better occasion than the holidays! Buying from a local business is the perfect way to get a unique gift that shows you care.
I was inspired to write this blog post a few weeks ago when talking to a friend about my own initiative to only buy gifts from local businesses this year. She informed me that she felt at a loss when trying to think up local businesses that had good gifts and being a busy mom she didn't have the extra time to look. Without judgement, I understood where she was coming from, holiday shopping is hard enough, let alone with added pressure to shop only locally.
So my inner Mrs. Claus was inspired, I wanted to take all the guessing out of the equation, below I'll be listing off my favorite gift ideas all from local businesses. The businesses are not listed in any specific order. You'll find included with each gift, the price point and information on how to purchase.
1. Sequoia Dieppe & Downtown
I don't know about you but I can't think of local without thinking of Sequoia! They are an integral part of our community and show this time and time again through their dedication to helping their clients and support of other local businesses. They've made holiday shopping really easy for you this year with a beautiful pre-made bundle.
You can purchase these at both locations:
550 Gauvin Rd #103, Dieppe or 114 Highfield St, Moncton
The Gift Box
Original price: 150$
Current price: 120$
One bag of locally roasted coffee from Epoch Chemistry Coffee House
One locally made mug from Button Pottery
One jar of beautiful organic face masks from The New New Age
One locally made wooden spoon that also turns into a clip to keep your coffee bag closed from LivCan Design
One locally made soy wax candle from C&T Candles & White Nest Candles
One jar of locally made maple syrup from Wabanaki Maple
PLUS when you spend 100$ in-store at any of their two locations you will receive a FREE limited edition Koffee Beauty scrub. The smell is Aloe + Green Tea and it is my FAVOURITE smell yet.
Get any of these lavish bath products to make for a perfect stocking stuffer! I've personally tried the Eucalyptus Steam Cubes and they are divine, it's like bringing the spa home with you. Visit Sequoia and ask any of their friendly staff for products for Him too!
BKIND Bath Salts (16$) Eucalyptus Shower Steamers (24$) KISMET Bath Salts (20$)
BKIND Hand Cream (16$) BKIND body lotion (20$)
2. Eclair Lips
Are you a really true winter warrior without the right lip balm? I'm not gonna lie I used to be a Burt's Bee's addict, I had one hidden in every corner. After I tried Eclair Lips I said goodbye to old Burt! Eclair's formula is divine and always keeps my lips from chapping, not to mention their yummy flavors, my personal favorite is Vanilla Buttercream.
This holiday season give their new Holiday Drink collection a try! Trust me, you'll want to get one of these gifts for yourself and then buy them for your whole family.
If you live for cool winter days and catching snowflakes on your tongue with a warm drink in hand, get ready because their Limited Edition Holiday Drinks Collection will blow your woolly socks off! Flavors included are Candy Cane Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Gingerbread Latte. Each set arrives in a tiny burlap bag, perfect for gift giving or just making yourself feel special!
Purchase online at: https://bit.ly/3mvNabL
Photo Credits to @petitejoyphotography
3. Studs Astray
Who doesn't love to get some beautiful accessories for Christmas! I personally always ask for earrings or a handbag, they're the best gift for any fashionista in your life. Studs Astray has a wide selection of hand-made earrings, there are some for every type of style.
All Studs Astray earrings are super lightweight and hypoallergenic, so you don't have to worry about that part, they'll work for anyone. Too scared to pick a pair out yourself? They also offer gift cards and part of the proceeds go to charity!
Price: 35$ (Price for earrings pictured below)