The Local Wishlist

Please note: This is the 2018 edition of the Local Wishlist, our annual gift guide. The 2019 Wishlist will be launching on November 12th. If you’re interested in submitting your local product or experience to this year’s list, you’ll find our submission form and more information at this link. For Wishlist updates, head to the blog or sign up for our mailing list.

Welcome to the seventh 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 businesses across Nova Scotia. Get inspired – there are so many items available locally, and your purchases help keep more money in our province this holiday season.

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 2018 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. Applications are now closed but if you’d like to receive notice when our 2019 call for submissions opens, as well as updates on this year’s Wishlist, join our mailing list.

If you’re interested in advertising or becoming a 2019 Category Partner for The 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 MaritimesWhite PointNurturedCTCNS

And our Friends of the Wishlist:

Halifax Farmer's Market