Great Places for Last Minute Holiday Shopping in Ottawa and the Capital Region

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping in Ottawa - SavvyMom

Does this sound familiar? You’ve looked at the calendar, realized Christmas is LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY. You need to finish your shopping but are worried about shipping delays. Ditch the stress and instead, check out one of these amazing local shops for last-minute holiday shopping in Ottawa where you can visit in-store and find the perfect gift. Some even offer local delivery.

We have chosen this list because they all have storefronts so you can get to their physical location in the next few days!

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping in Ottawa & the Capital Region

The Village Quire

For your gift wrapping needs, Christmas cards, (they can also be New Year’s cards if you send them late, that works too!) and gift items like candles, pajamas, and stationery, you’ll want to browse The Village Quire, a quaint shop in Westboro.

What’s on our wish list: This beautiful office set for working at home.

Pot and Pantry

Pot and Pantry now has two locations on Elgin Street: Kitchenware and Gourmet Foods, or their Home location. Iff you’re holiday shopping in Ottawa, this is where you’ll discover the perfect gift for the at-home chef or food lover on your list or maybe a friend who is moving into a new home.

What’s on our wish list: These gorgeous champagne glasses (add your favourite bubbly with them, or shop for this non-alcoholic champagne too!).

Cheerfully Made

In Almonte, Cheerfully Made has curated delightful items for even the hardest person to shop for on your list. From apparel, to beauty items, jewelery, household decor, and more, you’ll love the uniqueness of what’s in store.

What’s on our wish list: This beautiful bamboo and cotton swaddle blanket (with a fun clementine pattern) for the new baby in your life.

Hintonburg Kids

It may be tempting to run out to a big box store to make shopping for the kids easier, but local shops like Hintonburg Kids have curated items for babies and children that will be well loved. Toys, puzzles, games, arts and crafts, and so much more can be found in this Hintonburg shop. Shop for the new or expecting parent on your list too.

What’s on our wish list: A set of geometric blocks for countless hours of open ended play.

Tag Along Toys

On Bank Street, step into a child’s dream store at Tag Along Toys. It’s the perfect spot for holiday shopping in Ottawa for kids of all ages (including sometimes harder-to-shop-for older children), where you’ll find games, toys, crafts, science kits, stocking stuffers, and so much more for the kids, and young-at-heart, on your gift lift.

What’s on our wish list: This roller coaster building kit for the child who loves STEM!

Boogie and Birdie

Wrap up a cozy throw, put a bow on a gorgeous pottery mug, or add a comfy pajama set to your shopping cart at Boogie and Birdie. Browse their extensive jewelry selection, handbags, paper goods and more. They even offer same day/next day delivery.

What’s on our wish list: This holiday candle set made by another local Ottawa company Campy Candles.

BBX Collection

The selection of gender neutral apparel for all ages will make it difficult for you to decide who is getting what when you start to browse the collection at BBX (and even harder not to keep one of their crew necks or tees for yourself). Shop for jewelry, beauty products, robes, stocking stuffers, and other merry gifts with pick up available at the store.

What’s on our wish list: The Bathorium holiday trio for the ultimate spa-like bath experience.


Afrotecture, located in the Byward Market, features items from Black artisans and makers. You’ll love the selection of food products, beauty items, and gifts for the kids (don’t forget the stocking stuffers!) and more. To make your holiday shopping in Ottawa even easier, browse their selection of curated gift sets if you can’t decide.

What’s on our wish list: The Coffee Lover’s Gift Set because we always need more delicious coffee.

Maker House

We love Maker House‘s committment to giving back with each purchase through their Craft Change program. Purchase unique, artistan-made goods, create your own gift box with a selection of items, or browse their ready-made gift boxes that can be shipped right from store to your loved one!

What’s on our wish list: This Gourmet Sampler box filled with a variety of food items!

Occo Market

Once again, Occo Restaurant in Orleans is offering a local market to make shopping for your friends, family members and kids even easier showcasing locally made items. Order online and when your order is ready for pick up, you’ll be notified.

What’s on our wish list: A pair of Bebe’s Boutique Earrings that would be perfect for kids, teens or adults.

Mādahòki Trading Post & Winter Market

The Mādahòki Trading Post & Winter Market is located on West Hunt Club Road and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Shop Indigenous-made items like candles, dream catchers, earrings, necklaces, art work, and so much more.

What’s on our wish list: This artwork by Three Trees Art because it would be a lovely addition to anyone’s home.


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