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    Holiday Gift Ideas

  • Locally-made treasures and unique shops are ample in South Georgian Bay. Make your Christmas wish list then head out to pick up one of these unique gift options.


    Collingwood Olive Oil Co.
    Boxed sets of Olive Oil & Balsamic.

    Mix and match any way you would like! These creative combos will bring life to even the most boring salads. They can also be used on ice cream for a delicious treat. Comes with Raspberry Dark Balsamic, Red Apple Dark Balsamic, Fused Eureka Lemon Olive Oil and Fused Blood Orange Olive Oil.  Available at Collingwood Olive Oil Co.

    Bonnie Dorgelo Jewellery and Paintings
    Contemporary bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants & silver chains as well as contemporary abstract paintings.

    Gorgeous Sterling Silver & Swarovski Crystal bracelets designed by local artist Bonnie Dorgelo make a fantastic gift this holiday season. Delightful mini paintings add a great splash of colour to your life! A fun & inspiring holiday gift. Made by local artist Bonnie Dorgelo


    Leishman Pottery
    Canadian Wildlife Collection, Loon Stein and Mug

    The original design was inspired by Jim Harkness’s Wood Decoys. The first design for the Canadian Wildlife Collection. Clean and crisp, on a beautiful white glaze. Who hasn’t been inspired by the call of the Loon? Each piece within the Canadian Wildlife Collection is wheel thrown, hand stamped, hand painted, waxed and glazed individually. Each image came from Leishman's own drawings. Every animal must be hand painted in order to showcase the details of the original drawing.  Leishman stoneware of varied colours and design are oven proof, dishwasher and microwave safe. Each piece of Leishman stoneware is handcrafted using all natural ingredients. It is then kiln fired to 2300F with food safe glazes.   Visit the Leishman Pottery schoolhouse located at the corner of Conc 9 and County Rd. 10, 4km south of Hwy 26.

    Minds Alive
    The latest educational, fun & inspiring toys available.

    Hands-on toys that get your other side of the brain working. From building toys like Lego and Meccano to use your hands for more than pushing buttons or touching screens, to craft kits to inspire creativity, science kits to encourage understanding, puzzles to solve, games to interact with others and of course active toys to get that heart pumping. Minds Alive also carry a huge selection of books from infant board books to teen reads. So many options for some unique, exhilarating holiday gifts for the children in your life, or child in you! The Minds Alive store is located in downtown Collingwood.

    The Rusty Star
    A beautiful collection of crafts, candles, rugs, barn stars, and unique home decor items

    The Rusty Star is a short drive from the Collingwood area. Located in the quaint village of Maxwell, this unique store is filled with Christmas spirit. There is a section entirely dedicated to decorating for the holidays from ornaments to linens to garlands. The showroom is the perfect destination to find that solid piece of furniture for your dining room, bedroom or living room, constructed of solid wood, handcrafted and hand-finished in Ontario by Mennonite families.   Drop by and enjoy some yummy treats while you browse. Who says shopping isn't fun? 


    Dags and Willow Gift Baskets and Giftware

    Dags and Willow Fine Cheese and Gourmet Shop boasts the largest collection of artisan cheeses in the Collingwood area, as well giftware, gift baskets, and a host of gourmet packaged goods. Centrally located in the downtown core, with a try-before-you-buy policy, and variety of specialty products, makes every experience at Dags & Willow unique and personal. Come explore!

    Country Affair Candles

    Country Affair Candles offers handcrafted scented candles made right on the premises. Skilled candle-makers melt the wax, add dyes and fragrances, and then hand-pour them into vessels or molds. The art comes in knowing the properties of different waxes and different dyes and how they react to heat, to create the perfect blend that will look beautiful, smell delightful and burn for a long, long time. The retail space has expanded a number of times, and recently the Candle Factory opened another storage area to the public, with warehouse sales five times a year. You will find much more than just candles, Country Affair carries furniture, framed prints, lanterns, candle holders, candle warmers, garden planters, textiles, home decor and more. 

    The Candy Factory

    The Candy Factory is the ultimate chocolate and candy source. The store is filled with everything imaginable to satisfy the sweet tooth, including truffles, novelty chocolate shapes, lollipops, brittles, fudge, assorted chocolates and a variety of gift packs and baskets.

    The Barn Coop

    Shop for holiday gifts at The Barn Co-op, featuring local artisans, food and practitoner demos, gift basket giveaways, hand crafted treats and warm cider. The Barn Co-op features a local, organic food market, an organic coffee bar, a boutique with local planet-friendly vendors, holistic practitioners and yoga classes. All in an eco-renovated century old barn.

    Grandma Lambe’s

    For over fifty years, Grandma Lambe's has been serving the Southern Georgian Bay area with friendly, old fashioned hospitality and the best home baking anywhere! 

    Gift baskets with home made jams, jellies, Christmas cookies. A true experience! The jams, jellies and even diabetic pies are all home made.  All the ingredients; apples, berries and rhubarb, are grown on their farm or on neighbouring farms.

    Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts

    The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts (BMFA) is a vibrant arts organization that promotes the arts, supporting and educating artists in our community. The 9th Annual Winter’s Gift Show & Sale is on now until January 8th. Find jewellery, paintings, ceramics, scarves and more.

    Blue Mountain Tea Company

    The Blue Mountain Tea Company is a loose leaf tea emporium located in historic downtown Collingwood. Carrying a wide variety of organic, herbals, wellness, single estate, fermented and blended teas to soothe, heal and inspire you. Many of the teas can't be found in other Ontario locations and we look forward to introducing you to them at the take out hot and iced tea bar. In addition, you’ll find a great selection of tea accessories such as teapots, on the go steepers, mugs and infusers. All of which make great stocking stuffers!

    Serendipity Candle Factory

    The Serendipity Candle Cactory produces all-natural SOY candles. Serendipity Candles are the best choice for your home and the environment. Unlike mainstream ones, they contain no harmful ingredients linked to allergy-like symptoms, aggravated asthma or an irritated respiratory tract. Visit the retail shop and artisan marketplace at the factory or attend a fun candle making workshop or paint night.

    The Painterie

    The Painterie features sustainably designed, unique, high quality, previously loved furniture. Painting and reinventing, with a recycle conscious mind. Browse the store today, we guarantee you will find something for those hard- to- buy for loved ones!

    The Lively Olive

    The Lively Olive tasting room and gourmet gift shop is proud to feature over 70 wonderful varieties and flavors of premium cold-pressed, 100%-certified Extra-Virgin Olive Oils from around the world and thick, rich, barrel-aged dark and white Balsamic Vinegars from Modena, Italy. The shop also offers a wide assortment of other specialty oils and wine vinegars, organic teas and tea ware, Ontario-produced tapenades, mustards, condiments, marinades, rubs and spices, Belgium chocolates, great serving ware pieces, special candles, a prestige line of olive oil-based skin care products and so much more!

    Becker Shoes

    Becker Shoes is located in historic Downtown Collingwood. They offer quality footwear, professional fitting and a wide selection of dress, casual, comfort and athletic footwear for the entire family. A Gift Certificate for that shoe-lover, perhaps?