Now Accepting Applications for the 6th Annual Local Wishlist!

The Local Wishlist is a curated holiday gift guide filled with gifts made in Nova Scotia or available at independently owned businesses in the province. If you make a product in Nova Scotia it’s free to apply.

Close to 40,000 people used The Local Wishlist in 2016 to discover great gift ideas.

The Local Wishlist is an online initiative that started in 2012 with the intention of making it easier for Nova Scotians to discover and purchase gifts made in Nova Scotia or sold at independently owned local businesses. It’s a holiday focused campaign, and runs from November 12 through to the end of December each year.

Applying takes just minutes. If you need ideas to help you with your submission, see our 2016 Wishlist for ideas.

Application Deadline: November 5, 2017



Over the next month we’ll review and select items to appear on the 2017 Local Wishlist. Not all applications will be selected for inclusion. We anticipate notifying successful applicants by November 10th.

We’re looking for a large variety of gift ideas from across the province. If you know of a product or business you’d love to see on the 2017 Local Wishlist, please let them know about the project by sending them this link or sharing it through your social media channels.

Who creates or sells your favourite buy-local gifts?
Suggest they make a submission to The Local Wishlist on Twitter:

You can enter multiple usernames with spaces - @username1 @username2

If you are interested in advertising or becoming a Category Partner for our 2017 Local Wishlist, please contact Kate at


The Local Wishlist is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor:


Select Nova Scotia

And a fantastic group of local partners:

Made in the MaritimesTake it OutsideWhite PointNurturedBedazzledhfxCTCNS

And our Friends of the Wishlist:

Halifax Farmer's MarketMaryann's Gifts

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