Looking to bring some Nova Scotia love to someone on your list? We think you'll find something for everyone from our list below.
FOR THE KIDS
Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer has a series of Nova Scotia inspired books that are perfect for the holiday season.
Snuggle up with the little ones with this Nova Scotia Lullabye.
This kilted onsie is perfect for the little cutie pie in your life.
FOR THE HOLIDAY LOVER
Amos Pewter creates a beautiful, collectable Christmas ornament each year. You'll also find handcrafted jewelry, home decor and assorted gifts from this Nova Scotia gem, established in 1974. Shop now.
NovaScotian Crystal, the only hand-crafted, mouth-blown crystal makers in North America, are the pride of Nova Scotia with their unique glassware, like this 2014 holiday ornament. You can order unique pieces online from their website. Shop now.
FOR THE CONNOISSEUR OF FINE SPIRITS
Ironworks Distillery is one cool distillery with vodkas, rums, brandy and liqueurs crafted here from Nova Scotia produce like Annapolis Valley apples and pears, and local cranberries and blueberries. You can order gifts in beautiful boxes, perfect for gift giving. Shop now.
Sea Fever Rum is Nova Scotia's newest spirit. Produced in Guysborough, Nova Scotia by Authentic Seacoast Company, their Coffee Maple Rum is pefect for the specialty cofee lover. They've also got a lovely spiced rum and an amber rum for your Nova Scotia holiday punch.
For the whisky lover, we bring you Glen Breton Rare, North America's first single malt whisky, from Glenora Distillery in Cape Breton. Choose from their 8 year, 10 year or 14 year old single malt whisky or try a Glen Breton Rare Ice, made in partnership with Jost Vineyards. This whisky is finished in oak barrels once used for Ortega Ice wine to pick up trace hints of sweetness and fruit from the grape.
Nova Scotia Wines
There is so much to try in Nova Scotia wines. Tidal Bays, shaped by the sea and reflective of the terroir in which they are grown, are perfect to accompany a seafood dish. And Nova Scotia Ice Wines pair perfectly with your dessert. Award winning sparklers like Nova 7 from Benjamin Bridge will help you toast the best of the seaon. You can purchase online at Bishop's Cellar, Cristall Wine Merchants, Premier Wine & Spirits and Harvest Wines and Spirits or in Nova Scotia at the NSLC.
Craft Beer Brewers are making a name for themselves in Nova Scotia. Seasonal and specialty ales make a change from every day domestic beers. Try a Spruce Ale or Maple Ale from Rare Bird, a Cereal Killer Oatmeal stout from Big Spruce Brewery, or pick up a gift set from Boxing Rock and let your recipient pick whatever they want! There are so many brewers and flavours to choose from - don't be afraid to mix and match from your favourites to create the ideal gift for the beer connoisseur.
FOR THE FOODIE
Taste of Nova Scotia has gift baskets in a variety of sizes, chocked full of Nova Scotia goodness. Gift them as a basket or break them up and fill your stockings!
Cape Breton Fudge Company is all about the sweet. You can order a Cape Bretoner gift crate with inspired flavours like Breton Whisky.
Tangled Garden is an amazing purveyor of delicious items including jams, jellies, herb vinegars, oils and much more. Perfect gifts for the entertainer who likes to serve up something a little different. You can also order their gifts boxes, like a holiday tree box with 10 herbal jellies. Shop now.
Maple syrup maker Sugar Moon Farm has some amazing holiday gifts in store. You can purchase everything from tickets to tasting nights by top Nova Scotia chefs to maple bath and body products. Of course there are lots of maple food products to temp your taste buds too, everything from maple syrups to maple peppers. Shop now.
Lobster is a wonderful treat during the holiday season in Nova Scotia, especially along Southwest Nova Scotia where it is lobster season. If you can't be near, you can have it sent to you from Clearwater Seafoods.
FOR THE CHEF
According to our very own trusted Kilted Chef, Alain Bosse, Larch Wood cutting boards are the best cutting boards available. Beautifully crafted in Cape Breton, these superior end grain cutting boards are not just functional, they are art.
FOR THE ONE WHO NEEDS PAMPERING
Nothing says warm quite like wool. Products from Lismore Sheep Farm will keep someone you love cozy this winer. Here you can find wool throws (in Nova Scotia Tartan), pillows, blankets and even comforters. For all of those Canadian hockey moms and dads, they even have cushions for you to take to the rink! Shop now.
The Groovy Goat Soap Company in Ingonish has soothing soaps for everyone on your list.
Don't forget to visit a Nova Scotian art gallery or studio for some locally inspired art. Be sure to check with galleries to ensure they are open. Some will offer appointments.
There are almost too many Nova Scotia gift ideas for one post. Do you have a recommendation? Please leave it in the comments.