Local Gift Giving Guide

The 2015 Edition

$10 & Under

Arbonne sample gift packs (skin, body & hair care)
Hands on Healing ....(Listing) various

Celtic Star chainmaille kit
Dragon's Lair Beads ....(Listing) $8.50

Gardening gloves
Reid Gardens ....(Listing) various

Saavy handcrafted soaps
Foodsmiths ....(Listing) $6.99

$100 & Under

1-hour therapeutic massage
Body Poets Massage Therapy ....(Listing) $90.00

Beautiful silk infinity scarf
Streve Designs ....(Listing) $60.00

ƒminence Organic Skin Care "Must Have Minis" gift set
Blush & Black ....(Listing) $79.00

Hand dyed & woven silk scarf by Judith Rygiel
The Grotto ....(Listing) $99.00

$25 & under

Beautiful Christmas decorations
Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm ....(Listing) various

Fabulous wool brooches
MVTM Gift Shop ....(Listing) $20.00
I found it in Almonte

Smartwool Merino socks
Vamos Outdoors ....(Listing) $21.99

Two handmade glass pendant necklaces
Current Works of Glass ....(Listing) $20.00

Unique calendars & datebooks
The Book Nook ....(Listing) various

Animal Lovers

Canada Great Horned Owl 2015 1 oz silver coin
Alliance Coin & Banknote ....(Listing) $26.50
I found it in Almonte

Elegant stallion or cat bracelet
Maxine's Crystal Jewelry & Gift ....(Listing) $20.00

Life-Size Birds book
Mill Street Books ....(Listing) $54.95
I found it in Almonte

Made in Canada pewter pet tags
Blackbird ....(Listing) $7.50
I found it in Almonte

Metal animal tracking tool
The Silver Shingle ....(Listing) $16.95

Art Lovers

Limited edition framed river series prints by Jennifer Noxon
General Fine Craft, Art & Design ....(Listing) $350-400
I found it in Almonte

5x7 still nature photo on metallic paper
The Silver Shingle ....(Listing) $45.20

Fine art photography on canvas by Barbara Jordan
Grist Mill Art Gallery ....(Listing) $100 & up

New Friends for Rover Mr. Mustard print by Sam Toft
Blackbird ....(Listing) $55.00
I found it in Almonte

Paintings by Kathy Haycock, John Robert Bradley, Johannes Veenstra
Bittersweet ....(Listing) $65-1200

Wearable art: hats, brooches and bracelets
MVTM Gift Shop ....(Listing) $30 to 69
I found it in Almonte

Wood engraving by Larry Thompson
The Grotto ....(Listing) $90.00

Chocolate Lovers

Just Chocolates
Ottawa Valley Gift Baskets ....(Listing) $79.95

Ludwig Ratzinger single-origin noble-grade cocoa beans
Riverguild Fine Crafts ....(Listing) $10-20

Twas the Night Before Christmas book with Belgian chocolate mice
Blackbird ....(Listing) $14.00
I found it in Almonte

Coffee & Tea Lovers

"Tea for Two” & “Coffee Lovers” gift baskets
Fulton's Pancake House ....(Listing) $40.00

English Tea Shop advent calendar
Foodsmiths ....(Listing) $15.99

Loose-leaf tea glass
Dandelion Foods ....(Listing) $22.95

The Coffee Basket
Ottawa Valley Gift Baskets ....(Listing) $78.95

Do-It-Yourselfers

365 Ways to Power Up Your Life
Mill Street Books ....(Listing) $23.00
I found it in Almonte

Furniture to refurbish
Almonte Antique Market ....(Listing) $20 & up
I found it in Almonte

Gift certificate for glass fusing classes
Current Works of Glass ....(Listing) $40-160

Kombucha starter kit
Dandelion Foods ....(Listing) $31.75

Needle felting kits by Wendo
MVTM Gift Shop ....(Listing) $18-22
I found it in Almonte

Porlex hand-held stainless steel grinder
Equator Coffee Roasters ....(Listing) $68.00
I found it in Almonte

Quilt kits & knitting projects
Textile Traditions ....(Listing) $30 & up
I found it in Almonte

Environmentalists

Double suet
Gilligallou Bird Inc. ....(Listing) $50.00
I found it in Almonte

Felted alpaca dryer balls
Ballintotas Alpacas ....(Listing) $20.00

Handmade glass nest with glass feathers
Current Works of Glass ....(Listing) $65-300

Ontario-grown bouquets or arrangements, in recycled glass
Acanthus Floral & Botanical ....(Listing) $25-100
I found it in Almonte

Recycled seat belt bags
Glory Days ....(Listing) $100.00

Scarves by Violetta Veljkovic, using natural dyes
Riverguild Fine Crafts ....(Listing) $45-60

Tree-free journals & cards
Soul Scents ....(Listing) $3.95-60
I found it in Almonte

Food Lovers & Cooks

Cheeses and accompaniment
Peches & Poivre from sweet to savory ....(Listing) $10 & up
I found it in Almonte

Retro cheese board or vintage cake dome
Glory Days ....(Listing) $8.00

Ria's delicious homemade jam
Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm ....(Listing) $5.00

Terra Del Tuono balsamic or white balsamic pearls
Foodsmiths ....(Listing) $16.99

The Gourmet Basket
Ottawa Valley Gift Baskets ....(Listing) $82.95

The Zestermate
L.G. Lee & Sons ....(Listing) $9.95

Funky People

"Yoda" silver dollar from New Zealand
Alliance Coin & Banknote ....(Listing) $19.95
I found it in Almonte

60's retro mushroom lamp
Glory Days ....(Listing) $35.00

Beautiful cabochon bracelet with agate colour-changing ring
Maxine's Crystal Jewelry & Gift ....(Listing) $30.00

Blundstone winter boots
Vamos Outdoors ....(Listing) $229.00

Crystal jewellery
Soul Scents ....(Listing) $8-24
I found it in Almonte

Gabled house tall CD holder
Homing Instinct ....(Listing) $18.00

Haitian steel drum wall art
Equator Coffee Roasters ....(Listing) $79.95-103.95
I found it in Almonte

Hand-knit alpaca boot toppers
Ballintotas Alpacas ....(Listing) $30.00

Handmade glass lantern with candle
Current Works of Glass ....(Listing) $45-70

Intention silver charms for yoga by Sonja Picard
Bittersweet ....(Listing) $45.00

Molecul-R Kit for molecular cuisine & drinks
Peches & Poivre from sweet to savory ....(Listing) $15 & up
I found it in Almonte

Series pass to the 2016 season (4 concerts)
Folkus Concert Series ....(Listing) $90.00

Terrarium: a world unto itself, contained in glass
Acanthus Floral & Botanical ....(Listing) $10-50
I found it in Almonte

Ukuleles!
Mississippi Mill Musicworks ....(Listing) $36.95 & up

Gardeners

Fabric garden sculptures by Sharon Benson
Grist Mill Art Gallery ....(Listing) $100 & up

Gift certificates
Reid Gardens ....(Listing) various

Gorgeous exotic orchids, easy to care for & aromatic
Acanthus Floral & Botanical ....(Listing) $25-75
I found it in Almonte

Handmade Gifts

Alcohol ink paintings on tile by Christine Martin
Grist Mill Art Gallery ....(Listing) $100 & up

Chainsaw carvings by Dave Card
Gilligallou Bird Inc. ....(Listing) various
I found it in Almonte

Christmas tree spiders
Dragon's Lair Beads ....(Listing) $6.00

Footed pottery bowl by Kim Lulashnyk
The Grotto ....(Listing) $130.00

Multitudes of fair trade, hand-crafted earrings
Equator Coffee Roasters ....(Listing) $12-25
I found it in Almonte

One-of-a-kind lined, felted mitts
MVTM Gift Shop ....(Listing) $40.00
I found it in Almonte

Silver Lake sterling silver & 18k gold necklace with garnet, citrine and peridot
Kehla Jewellery Design ....(Listing) $2,675.00
I found it in Almonte

Hosts & Hostesses

Adorable seasonal plants, wrapped and ready to go
Acanthus Floral & Botanical ....(Listing) $10-25
I found it in Almonte

Beeswax candles
Almonte Antique Market ....(Listing) $5 & up
I found it in Almonte

Carriage 44 hand soap & candle duo
Blush & Black ....(Listing) $35.00

Cider Keg sparkling apple cider
Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm ....(Listing) $5.99

Custom designed bouquets of fresh flowers
The Blossom Shop ....(Listing) $35 & up

Eat.Art Living Food African spices gift set
Foodsmiths ....(Listing) $25.99

Felted alpaca soaps
Ballintotas Alpacas ....(Listing) $20.00

Gift bag of locally made beeswax candles
Homing Instinct ....(Listing) $17.00

Gift baskets
Peches & Poivre from sweet to savory ....(Listing) $25 & up
I found it in Almonte

Soy & beeswax candles
Soul Scents ....(Listing) $5-24
I found it in Almonte

Husbands

30-min massage or acupuncture with free epsom salt gift
Darlington Acupuncture & Massage ....(Listing) $50.00

45-min therapeutic massage
Kim Narraway, RMT ....(Listing) $70.00

Anything Kuhl: shirts, sweaters, pants
Vamos Outdoors ....(Listing) $49 & up

Classic squirrel solution pole system bird feeder
Gilligallou Bird Inc. ....(Listing) $109.79
I found it in Almonte

Custom 8x10 metal photo reproduction
The Silver Shingle ....(Listing) $81.99

Gift of Cheese club
Peches & Poivre from sweet to savory ....(Listing) $47.00
I found it in Almonte

Hand-crafted wooden parquetry boxes by David Solomon
General Fine Craft, Art & Design ....(Listing) $120-300
I found it in Almonte

Happy Spritz aromatherapy body spray in Rugged Gentleman or Woodsy Lumber Jack
Blush & Black ....(Listing) $28.50

Lanark Sheepskin slippers, in sizes up to 14
Riverguild Fine Crafts ....(Listing) $88.00

Series pass to the 2016 season (4 concerts)
Folkus Concert Series ....(Listing) $90.00

Kids 5 & Under

Adorable locally handknit hats for newborns to toddlers
Homing Instinct ....(Listing) $15 to 22

Adorable plush teddy bears
The Blossom Shop ....(Listing) $19.99 & up

Family Pastimes co-op board games that stretch the imagination
Riverguild Fine Crafts ....(Listing) $7-30

Kids 6-10

Tantrix & Risk Factor games
Mill Street Books ....(Listing) under $12
I found it in Almonte

Lovers of Vintage Treasures

Ancient Roman coins
Alliance Coin & Banknote ....(Listing) $10 & up
I found it in Almonte

Barns: A Reflection of Changing Times
Mill Street Books ....(Listing) $27.95
I found it in Almonte

Collector tins
Glory Days ....(Listing) $4-25

Custom metal tree ornament
The Silver Shingle ....(Listing) $28.99

Pyrex dishes
Almonte Antique Market ....(Listing) $2 & up
I found it in Almonte

The Tradesman and Apprentices wooden block puzzle
L.G. Lee & Sons ....(Listing) $36.50

Vintage Polaroid land camera & light meter
Homing Instinct ....(Listing) $114.95

Made in the Valley

Abstract acrylic ink paintings on canvas by Pat Purdy
Grist Mill Art Gallery ....(Listing) $500 & up

Beeswax candles
Reid Gardens ....(Listing) $20.00

Custom made lamb leather jacket
Streve Designs ....(Listing) $495-895

Florabell sterling silver pendant with chain
Kehla Jewellery Design ....(Listing) $365.00
I found it in Almonte

Pure beeswax candles
Dandelion Foods ....(Listing) $0.95-$16.45

Sculpted clay-relief tiles, bookends & candlesticks by Richard Gill
Bittersweet ....(Listing) $65-275

The Lanark County Sampler
Ottawa Valley Gift Baskets ....(Listing) $64.95

Toasty wood-fired teapots by Jen Drysdale
General Fine Craft, Art & Design ....(Listing) $95-125
I found it in Almonte

Music Lovers

Adele's "25" on vinyl or CD
Mill Street Books ....(Listing) $29.99/$18.99
I found it in Almonte

Harmonica for Beginners kit
The Book Nook ....(Listing) $12.95

Series pass to the 2016 season (4 concerts)
Folkus Concert Series ....(Listing) $90.00

Ukuleles!
Mississippi Mill Musicworks ....(Listing) $36.95 & up

Outdoor Enthusiasts

30-min massage or acupuncture with free epsom salt gift
Darlington Acupuncture & Massage ....(Listing) $50.00

45-min leg massage
Body Poets Massage Therapy ....(Listing) $70.00

Biofreeze roll-on or gel for muscles & joints
Hands on Healing ....(Listing) $21.00

Cozy hats and mitts
Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm ....(Listing) $14.99-24.99

Green plants to bring the outdoors in!
The Blossom Shop ....(Listing) $4.99 & up

Made in Canada Quartz Nature jackets
Vamos Outdoors ....(Listing) $419 & up

Super-warm alpaca socks
Ballintotas Alpacas ....(Listing) $34.00

The Pocket Chainsaw
L.G. Lee & Sons ....(Listing) $17.95

Trekking poles
Gilligallou Bird Inc. ....(Listing) $54.00
I found it in Almonte

View from the Deck: Arctic Adventures
Mill Street Books ....(Listing) $20.00
I found it in Almonte

Over $100

Gift basket with 6 $100 house cleaning gift cards
Green Clean Plus ....(Listing) $600.00

Handcrafted Italian lamb leather handbag
Streve Designs ....(Listing) $69-249

Heritage quality merino wool blanket by Klippan
Blackbird ....(Listing) $160.00
I found it in Almonte

Parents

30-min therapeutic massage
Kim Narraway, RMT ....(Listing) $50.00

Family Adventure for a family of 4 or 5
Fulton's Pancake House ....(Listing) $60/$70

Gift basket with 6 $100 house cleaning gift cards
Green Clean Plus ....(Listing) $600.00

Series pass to the 2016 season (4 concerts)
Folkus Concert Series ....(Listing) $90.00

Wind chimes
Reid Gardens ....(Listing) $80.00

People who are Stressed Out

1.5-hour wellness massage
Body Poets Massage Therapy ....(Listing) $125.00

1-hour therapeutic massage
Kim Narraway, RMT ....(Listing) $90.00

30 min one-on-one meditation session
Maxine's Crystal Jewelry & Gift ....(Listing) $45.00

45-min massage with free hot-cold pack & herbal tea gift
Darlington Acupuncture & Massage ....(Listing) $63.00

Badger Tension Soother, Worry Stones
Soul Scents ....(Listing) $5-12.95
I found it in Almonte

Colouring books for adults
The Book Nook ....(Listing) $8 & up

Easy knit scarf projects
Textile Traditions ....(Listing) $15 & up
I found it in Almonte

freiling stainless steel teapot with Equator herbal tea
Equator Coffee Roasters ....(Listing) $49.50
I found it in Almonte

Gift basket with 13 $100 house cleaning gift cards
Green Clean Plus ....(Listing) $1,200.00

Jewellery-making class
Dragon's Lair Beads ....(Listing) $20.00

One hour of Swedish massage & gift pack
Hands on Healing ....(Listing) $90.40

Spa Day gift basket
Fulton's Pancake House ....(Listing) $50.00

Readers

Classic Christmas stories for all ages
The Book Nook ....(Listing) $9.99 & up

Out-of-print book covers on T-shirts
Mill Street Books ....(Listing) $34.99
I found it in Almonte

Teenagers

“Movie Night In"gift basket
Fulton's Pancake House ....(Listing) $40.00

30-min sports-recovery massage
Body Poets Massage Therapy ....(Listing) $50.00

I love you to the moon and back necklace
Maxine's Crystal Jewelry & Gift ....(Listing) $20.00

Konjac Sponge Co. facial cleansing sponge
Blush & Black ....(Listing) $16.00

Lump of real coal
Almonte Antique Market ....(Listing) $8.00
I found it in Almonte

Snowflake sterling silver bracelet with dangle
Kehla Jewellery Design ....(Listing) $130.00
I found it in Almonte

Star Wars metal model kit
L.G. Lee & Sons ....(Listing) $12.95

Ukuleles!
Mississippi Mill Musicworks ....(Listing) $36.95 & up

Under $25

British Royal Post "Star Wars" stamps
Alliance Coin & Banknote ....(Listing) $20.00
I found it in Almonte

Wives

1.5-hour therapeutic massage
Kim Narraway, RMT ....(Listing) $125.00

1-hour massage or acupuncture with free calendula healing cream gift
Darlington Acupuncture & Massage ....(Listing) $80.00

Black star sapphire & sterling necklace by Rain Kazymerchyk
The Grotto ....(Listing) $135.00

Canadian designer jewellery by Anne Marie Chagnon, Joshua Tree, Virginia Ross
Bittersweet ....(Listing) $25-500

Essential oil room diffuser
Dandelion Foods ....(Listing) $59.95

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture (non-surgical facelift)
Hands on Healing ....(Listing) $150.00

Gift basket with 13 $100 house cleaning gift cards
Green Clean Plus ....(Listing) $1,200.00

Gift certificates
Textile Traditions ....(Listing) various
I found it in Almonte

Italian Murano glass necklace
Streve Designs ....(Listing) $100.00

Keepsake ornaments
The Blossom Shop ....(Listing) $10 & up

Sterling silver jewellery designs by Meredith Kucey
General Fine Craft, Art & Design ....(Listing) $60-275
I found it in Almonte

Swarovski Christmas tree earrings
Dragon's Lair Beads ....(Listing) $15.00

Ukuleles!
Mississippi Mill Musicworks ....(Listing) $36.95 & up

Violet Carree white gold dangle earrings with Tanzanite and diamonds
Kehla Jewellery Design ....(Listing) $790.00
I found it in Almonte