11 Gifts That Give a Piece Of Nova Scotia

Sea glass bowls, Nova Scotia seasalt, agate stone guitar picks, and lockets that hold a little piece of the province. These 11 gifts give a little piece of Nova Scotia, great for a passionate local, or expat dreaming of a little piece of home.

Bay Of Fundy Stone Guitar Picks: $35.00+
These have been so popular, that they’ve been sold out online since the Local Wishlist launched. Fundy Treasures is hard at work making more, and the best way to order is to email them and they will add names to a wait list: fundytreasures@gmail.com. They’re handmade from quality agate and jasper found along the shores of the famous Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides. They come with a leather pouch locally handcrafted in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Sea Locket: $19.99
Speaking of popular items, these one of a kind lockets are flying out the door. Elements from across the province combine to help this little locket tell a big Nova Scotian story.

Buy Online Here

Buy In Store:
Maryann’s Gifts
1106 Cole Harbour Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


Sandy Clause Ornaments:
Sandy Claus ornaments 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) and they’ll also ship them!

Call 1.800.5650.5068
Email: giftshop@whitepoint.com

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

Sea Glass Bowl:
These sea glass bowls contain recycled glass found off the islands of the south shore of Nova Scotia. Artist Alexandra McCurdy and her  grand daughters collect the glass in the summer, and in the fall she makes the bowls, decorate them, and finally glaze them, applying the glass for that final firing. Three of the bowls were purchased for the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia this fall.

Buy In Store:
Secord Gallery
6301 Quinpool Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Handcrafted Wooden Toboggan: $160.00
Handcrafted wooden toboggan made from locally grown lumber, assembled with stainless steel screws, and outfitted with Nova Scotia-produced rope. Made in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Orders can be placed by email: canoeshelburne@eastlink.ca

Tartan Wreath: $32.00
This Tartan Wreath is a traditional turks head knot made with manila rope and woven with tartan cloth. The tartans offered are Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. They can be used as a trivet, wreath or candle ring. Made in Lower Onslow by All For Knot.

Buy In Store:
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

Alderberry Village
Truro, NS

Every Bloomin Thing,
Yarmouth, NS

Cruise Pavilion
Sydney, Cape Breton, NS

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

Tidal Salt Sampler Gift Box: $20.00
Tidal Salt harvests sea salt straight from our historic coastline. This gift box comes with one handmade fleur de sel and an assortment of four unique flavours!

Buy online here

Buy In-Store:
Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market (Sundays)
1209 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS

Bay of Fundy Jewelry: $40.00+
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.

Buy Online

Where To Buy:
TWM Woodworking and Local Crafts
19 Aberdeen St.
Kentville, NS

Herbal Bath Teas: $16.95
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. Grown and made in Steam Mill, Nova Scotia by Humble Burdock Farm.

Where To Buy:
Historic Farmers Market,
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax-
Saturdays 7 – 1 p.m. until December 23rd.

Halifax Crafters Winter Market
Dec 1st to 3rd
Olympic Center
2034 Hunter Street
Halifax, NS

Earth Goddess
5528 Kaye St
Halifax, NS

Koko Mod Floral Design
158a Portland Street,
Dartmouth, NS

DEVOUR! the Biosphere Food Film Fest at White Point (starting at $355.00)
Give the gift of local food and experiences at White Point Beach. This is one of our favourite places to get away, relax, and reconnect and during the DEVOUR Biosphere Food Film Fest, Chef Alan Crosby will welcome Chef Michael Howell to the beach to host a culinary journey like no other. Sip and savour the bounty of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve through lobster, sea lettuce, dulse, scallops, sea cucumbers and more paired with libations from the Biosphere. Bring your appetite and ‘DEVOUR!’ the weekend.

This special event will take place Friday, February 2, 2018 – Sunday, February 4, 2018. 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: $18.00
An assorted 12 piece box that contains a collection of chocolates designed & developed to connect with the unique heritage of Nova Scotia. Includes: Maple Caramel, Sea Salt Caramel, Glen Breton Caramel, Cabot Trail Mix and Mixed Sea Life.

Buy Online

Where To Buy:

Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia
5635 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS

Coconut Creek
162 Hector Gate
Dartmouth, NS

Scotia Square Mall (near food court)
5201 Duke St
Halifax, NS
December 4th-22nd (Mondays to Fridays)

These selections were taken from the 6th 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 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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