The 2019 Local Wishlist

Please note: This is the archived 2019 edition of The Local Wishlist. These pages will remain online until October 29, 2021. The brand new 2021 Local Wishlist will launch here on November 12, 2021.

Welcome to the eighth annual Local Wishlist! This guide features hundreds of gift ideas that are made in or 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 & GardenKid’s Toys & ClothingTravel & ExperiencesClothing & AccessoriesCards & PrintsPets & Pet LoversTrees & TrimmingsBooks, Games & LeisureCraft Nova ScotiaStocking StuffersGifts $16-$50

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 gift ideas from the 2019 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 2020 call for submissions opens, join our mailing list.

If you’re interested in advertising or partnership options for The Local Wishlist, please contact Kate at


The Local Wishlist is made possible by our Presenting Partner:

Nova Scotia

As well as a wonderful group of local partners:

Made in the MaritimesChristmas Tree Council of Nova ScotiaNeptune Theatre

And our Friends of the Wishlist:

Halifax Seaport Farmers' MarketWhite Point
NimbusKeptDiscovery Centre