It may seem tough to find the perfect gift for your fashionable friend or family member while shopping local this Christmas, but we’re here to help show you just how easy it is! We’ve highlighted just some items off of the long list of amazing wardrobe and accessory items available to us right here in Atlantic Canada.
(Antigonish, Nova Scotia)
What better gift could you give to a proud Maritimer this Christmas than something they can sport to show off where they come from? Maritime Grime creates apparel for east coasters with the goal of being mutually supportive with local artists and musicians. The company was fabricated out of Maritime spirit and aims to keep that spirit alive. And, even better, if you are buying for someone in your life who has moved away from the east coast, give them the gift of Maritime pride so they can show off their roots, wherever they are.
Jeff Alpaugh Custom
(Fredericton, New Brunswick)
For the business person who wants to look great for any occasion but also express their personality, Jeff Aplaugh’s custom dress shirts are the perfect gift. Based on the bottom line “fit is everything,” Aplaugh has set out to ensure the best custom fit for the shirts he sells. And with his extensive selection of fun and classy patterns and prints, these shirts don’t need to be limited to office wear; they can be dressed up or dressed down for any setting. These shirts are sure to set you apart while making you look fantastic and put together.
To purchase a custom dress shirt, schedule an appointment by phone or email, or order online from his online store.
(Saint John, New Brunswick)
If you have someone in your life who loves jewelry, take a look at Jame Milne’s handcrafted selection of one-of-a-kind pendants. These pieces are extremely intricate and beautifully eye catching. Combining wire with various stones, these pendants are versatile statement pieces that can fit into any wardrobe. But act soon, because they pieces do not stick around once they are made. Contact James himself for any inquiries.
Hartt Shoe Company
(Fredericton, New Brunswick)
From 1898 to 1999, the Hartt Shoe Company crafted top quality leather footwear out of their factory in Fredericton. This year, the shoes are back and are as stunning as ever. Every wardrobe needs a trusty pair of leather shoes that are dependable and classy, and these ones are built to last. But as the icing on the cake, Hartt is a New Brunswick-born company, so you can feel good about supporting a local business while you’re at it. Currently, you can order the reinvented Hartt shoes online. The selection includes an assortment of brown and black oxfords, and one suede loafer.
(Mascarene, New Brunswick)
Creating hand-crafted, high-quality canvas bags since 1991, Topsail Canvas has all of your carrying needs covered this Christmas—and those of your giftee. These canvas bags come is all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours to fit the individual needs of the carrier. Now you can carry anything in style. From your lunch box, your pencil case or your laptop carrier to your vacation duffel, Topsail has what you need.
You can find these bags on the Topsail online store or at a number of locations across the province, including the Topsail Canvas Studio in Mascarene, the Botanicals Gift Shop in Fredericton, Cricket Cove Yarn Shoppe locations, the Maritime Mercantile in the Picaroons General Store Saint John, the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John, The Fundy Tide Runners in Saint Andrews, and more. You can find the full list of locations on their website.