The 2023 Local Wishlist

We acknowledge that we live and work in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. We commit to learning more about and working to uphold the values of respect, collaboration and inclusivity. We are all Treaty People.

Welcome to the eleventh annual Local Wishlist! This guide features hundreds of gift ideas that are made by and sold at local small businesses in Nova Scotia.

This resource is designed to make it easier for you to find local gift inspiration for everyone on your holiday shopping list. It was curated from online gift submissions from local makers and businesses across Nova Scotia. We hope this helps you to buy local this holiday season – as you’ll discover, there’s so much available close to home, and your purchases help keep more money in our province.

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

JewelryFood & DrinkBath & SpaHome & GardenClothing & AccessoriesTravel & ExperiencesKid’s Toys & ClothingArtwork & PrintsPets & Pet LoversCards & CalendarsBooks, Games & LeisureTrees & TrimmingsStocking StuffersGifts $16-$50

Featured Gifts This Week:

Let us help you decide, or discover something new, with our curated selection of featured gifts. 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 gift ideas and news from the 2023 Local Wishlist HERE.

Want to see your local product or business on The Local Wishlist? The products in this gift guide were selected from hundreds of applications from across Nova Scotia. It is free to apply for The Local Wishlist. If you’d like to receive notice when our 2024 call for submissions opens, join our mailing list.

If you’re interested in advertising or sponsorship options for The Local Wishlist, please contact Kate at [email protected].


The Local Wishlist is made possible by our Category Sponsors:

Neptune TheatreArt Gallery of Nova ScotiaTaste of Nova Scotia
Evergreen FestivalWhite PointHalifax Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Halifax Business Commission

And by our Friends of the Local Wishlist:

Christmas Tree Council of Nova ScotiaThe Trainyard General Store
Crafty Owl Artisans MarketHook, Line & TinkerHalifax Partnership