Wouldn’t it be great to give or get something made in Nova Scotia for Christmas? There are countless ideas but we’ve narrowed it down to twelve for you.
Whether you choose something off our list or from your own list, be sure to support a local company or maker this winter! There are plenty of shows featuring local makers. Visit our 5 Favourite Christmas Craft Shows in Nova Scotia for ideas on where to get that someone special, something special.
Here they are, in no particular order, our Top 12 Made In Nova Scotia Christmas Presents!
This is more than a curated gift box from Nova Scotia. It's a piece of home you can enjoy, send to someone who misses home or send to someone you want to discover our home.
Nova Box works with makers from across the province to put together a sensational collection of made in Nova Scotia goods and goodies.
For more than 20 years the Hadhad family shipped their chocolates across the Middle East. After their Syrian homeland and factory were destroyed they found themselves in a refugee camp for three years.
With the support of their new Canadian hometown, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, they have rebuilt their chocolate company and are once again doing what they love.
Their product is available nationwide at Sobeys, Foodland and Safeway, plus many smaller boutiques! Visit Peace By Chocolate online for a full list of retailers.
T.A.N. stands for The Alternate Network. They are a network of owner-operated coffee roasters and cafes with locations and their coffee sold throughout Nova Scotia. They roast their coffee in small batches to ensure customers get the freshest cup possible. They are 100% fair trade and organic.
Visit TanCoffee.com to find a location where you can buy their coffee.
Sugar Moon Farm is a working maple farm, woodlot and restaurant. They produce quality maple products and food in a manner that supports local agriculture, community and respects land and water.
You can purchase their tasty products at their location in Earltown, Nova Scotia or on their website.
Visit SugarMoon.ca for more info.
Nova Scotia Spirit Co. is about small towns, small batches and tall tales. Give the gift a a premium spirit this Christmas at an everyday price. They employ local Nova Scotians and produce a great product! You can find them at your local NSLC.
Nova Scotian Crystal is Canada's only maker of mouth-blown, hand cut crystal. They are also one of the few makers in the world. Visit their shop on the Halifax Waterfront or their online store.
Don't feel intimidated by using their fine products in everyday life. They want you to incorporate them by drinking and serving from them to displaying them! They offer a 12 month guarantee if your piece breaks or chips for any reason.
Visit them at NovaScotianCrystal.com
Nimbus Publishing is the largest publisher east of Toronto and publishes over 50 books per year about a range of subjects relevant to Atlantic Canada. Look them up for children’s picture books and fiction, literary non-fiction, social and cultural history, nature photography, current events, biography, sports and cultural issues. They publish some amazing books about Nova Scotia.
Visit Nimbus.ca or find them at your local bookstore.
Cape Breton Fudge Co. is located on Charlotte Street in Sydney. They make real butter and cream fudge in over two dozen flavours, with special requests always welcome. Their most popular fudges include Highland Chocolate, Skor, Celtic Mint and Highland Gold Maple. Be sure to try Breton Whisky, made with Glen Breton Whisky from Cape Breton.
Visit them at CapeBretonFudgeCo.com
New Scotland Clothing Co. is located in Downtown Dartmouth. Visit their retail store on Portland Street for made in Canada quality goods. Wear their lion and promote Nova Scotia culture under the tree this Christmas. Their clothing is also available online.
Visit them at NewScotlandClothing.ca
Made in Margaree, Cape Breton, Larch Wood Canada's cutting boards are made of pure quality and craftsmanship. Their trees are locally harvested in a sustainable manner with many trees supplied by small woodlot owners. They pay the woodland owners more than market value for their logs to promote a healthy holistic business.
You can visit their boutique in Wolfville, NS or their summer location on The Cabot Trail. Their products are also on their website and retailers across North America.
Visit them at LarchWoodCanada.com