The Local Wishlist

Welcome to the fifth annual Local Wishlist, the buy-local holiday shopping guide to Nova Scotia! The items below are either made in Nova Scotia or sold at an independently owned Nova Scotia business. 

This resource is designed to make it easier for you to find local gift inspiration for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Get inspired, there are so many items available locally, and your purchases help keep more money in our province this holiday season.

Click on one of the buttons below to browse gift ideas by category or price:

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Featured Gifts This Week:

Let us help you decide, or discover something new, with our curated selection of featured gifts from our sponsors. We’ll change this weekly to help connect you with the perfect local something!

Click each gift item for more information and purchase options!

Stay in the loop! Get a weekly email with new and popular gifts from the 2016 Local Wishlist HERE.

Want to see your local product or business on The Local Wishlist?  We choose items for the Local Wishlist each year from an open call for gift submissions, which is free for Nova Scotia makers, farmers, producers, and small businesses. Our call for submission has ended, but if you would like to receive an email when applications open for next year’s project, join our mailing list HERE.

Our Local Wishlist reaches a large audience of locals and expats, and is a great opportunity to showcase your products or services. Our advertising rates start at just $10.00. Request our advertising options and rate kit HERE.

The Local Wishlist is made possible by our Presenting Partner: 



And a fantastic group of local partners:

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And Our Friends of the Wishlist:

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