• Jen

Shop Local Guide

I don’t know about you but I love getting my Christmas shopping done early. Mostly because I want to enjoy the holiday season, not make trips into town for last minute gifts. And, as much as I love shopping online, I’m making a huge effort this year to support small businesses struggling through COVID.

I have compiled a list of some shopping options for the people on your shopping list.

1. The Coffee Lover

I highly recommend paying a visit to Rose N Crantz to satisfy the coffee lover on your list. The staff is incredibly helpful, not only will they help you pick the best bean flavour, they will help you get other merchandise your coffee lover will love!



2. The Eco Lover

For the person who has everything and wants to do their part for the Earth look no further than Kraft Tbay and their amazing NAKED box. They have teamed up with local eco businesses to make the ultimate eco friendly box and bonus it is beautifully

wrapped as well! I can foresee a lot of these boxes under Christmas trees this holiday season.



3. The Spa Lover


Spoil the spa lover on your list with products from McChristies. McChristies has a multitude of products to please anyone on your list. Her soaps and body butters smell good enough to eat. I am currently savoring the French Vanilla body butter right now!


4. The Meat Lover

My husband is a meat lover, always has

been. Every year Santa fills his stocking with delicious meats (specifically beef jerky or pepperettes) from around Thunder Bay. This year Santa will be getting a variety of meats from businesses at the Thunder Bay Country Market such as Cornell Farms and My Pride Farm. Make sure you check it out!


5. The Beer Lover


Have a beer lover on your list and not sure what to get them? Purchase multiple flavours from Sleeping Giant Brewery and create a variety pack for your beer lover. Who knows maybe they'll find a new flavour of beer that becomes their favourite!





6. The Host