10 Gifts That Give a Piece Of Nova Scotia

Seaglass, seasalt, driftwood, a dive into the Atlantic, and a gift that protects a little piece of our province. These 10 gifts give a little piece of Nova Scotia, great for a passionate local, or expat dreaming of a little piece of home.

Friends of the Wild

Friends of the Wild Subscription: $20.00+
In September, I had the chance to explore 100 Wild Islands, a diverse and pristine grouping of islands off the coast of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. There are a lot of reasons why you should learn about, and visit the islands, and even more reasons to help protect them. Give a piece of Nova Scotia by gifting a Friends of the Wild subscription to someone on your list. It’s a lovely way to give a little piece of Nova Scotia, while protecting a little piece of Nova Scotia.

Order Online Here

N.S. Sea Glass Lockets

Nova Scotia Sea Glass Lockets: $49.00
These stainless steel and glass lockets are filled with authentic Nova Scotia sea glass. A perfect way to keep the ocean near your heart. Chains are sterling silver. Made in St. Margarets Bay, NS.

Buy Online Here


Sandy Clause Ornaments:
Sandy Claus ornaments and photo frames are made using White Point area sand by Tim Clark of East Coast Beach Sand. These are a great way to give a piece of Nova Scotia, and particularly perfect for the many Nova Scotians and travellers who have made special memories at White Point Beach Resort.

Available from the Gift Shop at White Point Beach Resort (open daily)

Call 1.800.5650.5068

Email: [email protected]

White Point Beach Resort
75 White Point Beach Resort Rd,
White Point, NS
B0T 1G0

Sailors Wreath

Sailors Wreath: $26.00+
Sailors Wreath is a traditional nautical Turks Head Knot. They are handcrafted in Lower Onslow with reclaimed or new lobster float rope, and manila rope in a variety of colours and sizes. These are a great gift idea that is easily shipped and evokes maritime memories. Enjoy the ocean at your door.

Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Hydrostone Market
5527 Young St
Halifax NS

Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Sunnyside Mall
1595 Bedford Hwy
Bedford, NS

Truro Farmers Market
15 Young St.
Truro, NS

Masstown Market
10622 Highway #2
Masstown, NS

See many more retail options on the website: http://www.allforknot.ca/

Blomidon Bling Bay of Fundy Jewelry

Bay of Fundy Jewelry: $30.00+
Artisan crafted from agate found along the Bay of Fundy. Home to some of the world’s most beautiful stone. Fundy Treasures carefully select, cut and polish each stone into quality jewelry pieces. Each piece is unique, a beautiful way to give a little piece of Nova Scotia.

Where To Buy:
Fundy Treasures
107 Hwy. 242
Joggins, NS
TWM Woodworking and Local Crafts
19 Aberdeen St.
Kentville, NS

Hand Drawn Halifax The Colouring Book

Hand Drawn Halifax – The Colouring Book: $16.95
A follow-up to Emma Fitzgerald’s  first book, “Hand Drawn Halifax”, this new colouring book gives fans a chance to colour the streets and buildings of Halifax themselves. Featuring 90 drawings.

Where To Buy:
Made in the Maritimes
5527 Young Street
Halifax, NS

Atlantic News
5560 Morris Street
Halifax NS

5686 Spring Garden Road
Halifax NS

1658 Market St.
Halifax NS

Herbal Bath Tea

Herbal Bath Tea: $15.00
Home grown herbs and flowers are paired with Epsom and sea salts to make a delightful, soothing respite from the everyday bustle. Steep in the muslin bag as you would tea or use as a body scrub. Two varieties- Garden Rose and Meadow mint. Made by Humble Burdock in Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.

Where To Buy:
Historic Farmers Market
1496 Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS
Saturdays 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shoreline Wire Map of Nova Scotia

Shoreline Wire Map of Nova Scotia: $75.00+
Each shoreline wire map of Nova Scotia  is formed by hand using pliers. Mounted on driftwood that has been handpicked from one the many beautiful beaches found throughout the Maritimes. The driftwood is processed by hand and then becomes the base of a handcrafted shoreline map of NS.

Where to Buy:
Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Hydrostone Market
5527 Young St
Halifax NS

Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Sunnyside Mall
1595 Bedford Hwy
Bedford, NS

New Year’s Day Polar Bunny Dip Getaway - Canada 150 kick-off

A Polar Dip In The Atlantic: $269.00+
There are few better ways to give a little Nova Scotia than with a Nova Scotia experience. On January 1st, celebrate #Canada150 at White Point Beach with a plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, then warm up by the fire in the lodge. This giftable package includes an overnight stay with Dinner & Breakfast for 2 people, Polar Bunny Dip at 3pm, and a live musical performance by Brian Amirault in the Lounge.
 (Package from $269 for 2 people plus tax

To order, call: 1.800.565.5068

White Point Beach Resort
75 White Point Beach Resort Rd,
White Point, NS
B0T 1G0

Nova Scotia Edition Assorted Chocolates

Nova Scotia Edition Assorted Chocolates: $18.00
Give a little piece of home (and chocolate heaven) to your loved ones this year. These handcrafted chocolates by Jill’s Chocolates have been designed to connect to Nova Scotia either by flavour or design. Most popular from the collection is the 12-piece NS Assorted where you will find flavors such as maple caramel, sea salt toffee crunch and Cabot Trail mix.

Where To Buy:
Scotia Square
Dec 5 – 23, 2016
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Jennifers of Nova Scotia
Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS

Coconut Creek
Dartmouth Crossing
Dartmouth, NS

Jill’s Chocolate Cafe
Iona, Cape Breton

These selections were taken from the 5th Annual Local Wishlist. Discover hundreds of gifts made in Nova Scotia or available from independently owned businesses in your community HERE.

The Local Wishlist is made possible by our Presenting Partner: 



And a fantastic group of local partners:

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