Great Local Holiday Shopping Spots in Ottawa

Local Holiday Shopping in Ottawa - SavvyMom
Ottawa, Canada - December 16, 2021: Sparks street decorated for Christmas holiday season. Cityscape with walking people in downtown of the city in winter.

We are sharing some of our favourite local holiday shopping spots in the Ottawa area this Holiday Season (and year round!) Find unique gifts and support local businesses while you check off your Christmas “to do” list for all the important people in your life. Keep things stress free, beat the crowds and enjoy supporting local businesses while you get your holiday shopping done.

Great Local Holiday Shopping Spots in Ottawa

Hintonburg Kids

Hintonburg Kids, formerly The Extraordinary Baby Shoppe, is a great shop to find great books, arts & crafts, games (educational, logic, and cooperative), unique colouring options and activity books, and more. Hintonburg Kids is also the go to shop in Ottawa for all things cloth diapering and baby wearing and you will also find lots of bath and laundry care. You can call ahead, give them your budget, and they will put together a great gift option for you for the appropriate age for the child you are shopping for taking into consideration their interests.

Maker House Co.

Just down the street from Hintonburg Kids you will find Maker House Co. Supporting local artists and crafts people Maker House will inspire you and invite you to get a lot of your holiday shopping done. Whether it’s home goods, a new special charcuterie board, cute ornaments, bar & entertaining yummies or a new special furniture piece you will enjoy your time at this shop. Check out their DIY kits while you are there for a variety of fun gifting options that also invites for a fun experience.

Tag Along Toys

A speciality toy shop curated by an experienced early childhood educator and college professor, Tag Along Toys will always have that special gift you are looking for for children of all ages. Explore their full wall of games and puzzles or dive into their arts and craft supplies for creative fun. There is also a great selection of dolls, animal figures and hours of fun with manipulatives and building activities. Tag Along Toys is one of Ottawa’s well rounded toy shops so you won’t want to miss a visit as you shop for the kids on your list!


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Boogie & Birdie

Head over to Elgin St. to visit this great shop which carries Canadian made, cruelty free and eco-friendly items. You will find a well curated shop with a variety of items from paper goods, jewellery, home goods and more! You will find the popular Blondie clothing on the racks here (and online!) In need of a special gift for a special somebody or keen to find something unique for teacher gifts or a hostess? Boogie & Birdie is a one stop shop!


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Signatures Originals Christmas Craft Sale

Visit this Originals Craft Show that brings unique Canadian homemade goods and gifts together under one roof at the EY Centre from December 7th to 11th. With over 150 artisans from all over Canada you can cross many items off your holiday shopping list and you are guaranteed to find even more treasures than you stopped in for!

Tinseltown Christmas Emporium

Open year round this specialty Christmas store will invite you to purchase specialty items that will bring the Christmas Cheer to your friends, family and neighbours. Purchase a specialty Christmas ornament as a keepsake, candles, centrepieces (these make great hostess gifts!), napkins, bathroom accessories and more when you head to Hintonburg to visit the Tinseltown Christmas Emporium.

Purchase your gifts locally this Holiday Season as you support local businesses and buy one of a kind and specialty gifts for those you love. Not only will you feel great with where and how you spend as you support local but you will also beat the crowds in large malls and the chance of having your parcels lost in the mail from big box chains.


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