With the countdown to Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to get out the wishlist and collect all of those last-minute presents we need for our friends and family. Luckily for you, there is a world of shopping options available in the province that are all locally owned and operated, so you can surprise your people while supporting your home. With an array of local industry professionals specializing in many different things, we’ll take a look at some of the key places in the province to find the perfect gift.
Downtown St. John’s
The hub of local shopping in the province can be found in the heart of the capital city. The streets of downtown St. John’s are lined with local business servicing every industry imaginable. Regardless of the interests of the people on your wishlist, you are sure to find a special something for that special someone when you shop locally in downtown St. John’s. Take a look at the list below to discover the store you’re looking for!
- O’Brien’s Music Inc.
- Fred’s Records
- Posie Rowe
- Heritage Shop Duckworth Street & Waterstreet
- Newfoundland Chocolate Company
- Relic Supply
- Twisted Sisters Boutique
- Next Clothing Company
- Benjamin’s Menswear
- Johnny Ruth
- Model Citizens
There are several great photographers selling prints of their work. Two of our favourites are Leonna Rockwood and Michael Winsor. Michael owns and runs Newfoundland Photo Tours. He has a great new book of his work that is a great addition to any coffee table or any gathering place.
Here is an example of Leona’s work below. Follow their Facebook and Instagram pages for their excellent work.
Of course we have to mention the very town we call home, as the stores are as wonderful as the people who run them. Trinity Bay takes pride in showcasing fantastic shops selling quality gifts for the holiday season. Take a walk through the town and stop into:
- Mirabella by Elizabeth Burry Studios
- Aunt Sarah’s Chocolate Shop
- Washed Ahsore Antiques & Coffee Bar
- Creative Gifts
- 2 Whales Coffee Shop
- Port Rexton Brewery
Each of these shops are locally owned and operated, and are sure to provide the perfect present to gift on Christmas morning.
The Avalon Peninsula isn’t the only place to find great local shopping here in Newfoundland, the west coast of the island has some fantastic options as well. Take a look at this list of great shops around the western region and plan your visit!
- King’s Point Pottery – King’s Point
- The Glass Station – Rocky Harbour
- Gros Morne Craft’s – Rocky Harbour
- Molly Made Fibre Art Studio – Bonne Bay
- Meyer’s Minerals – Pasadena
Of course we can’t forget all of the other superb local businesses scattered throughout our beautiful island. Below is a list of a few honourable mentions we wanted to make sure to name so that you can take advantage of all they have to offer this holiday season.
- Busy Hands Arts and Crafts – Carbonear
- Ted Stuckless Fine Arts and Driftwood Gallery – Twillingate
- East Coast Glow – Bonavista
- Herring Cove Art Gallery – Joe Batt’s Arm
- Fishing Point Emporium – St. Anthony
- The Treasure Trove – Dildo