With less than one week until Christmas, we know many people are doing some last minute gift shopping. When it comes to last minute gifts, it is easy to resort to big box stores such as Walmart, however, there are plenty of local shops here in Guelph that have fantastic gift options. With that being said, here is our curated list of some of our favourites:
Sunday General Store
This adorable shop is located right near the heart of downtown Guelph. They offer a great selection of home goods, cleaning essentials, and clean skincare for those environmentally conscious individuals in your life. Plus, they have the cutest cafe with delicious drinks for you to sip on while browsing!
Blooms + Flora
Although known for their stunning handmade floral bouquets, Blooms + Flora offers a lot of gift items to look through. Such gift items consist of locally-made, fair-trade home decor pieces; trendy greeting cards, candles, ceramics, art, gift baskets, and more! From personal experience, this shop is fantastic for those who appreciate quality goods.
Rug & Weave
This is truly a one-stop shop for beautiful home goods. Although they do sell amazing furniture pieces, on the gift side of things, Rug & Weave offers timeless home decor and artwork. If you are shopping for an individual who admires aesthetics, this is where you’ll find the perfect gift.
Grey Rock Clothing Co.
Carrying items for both men and women, Grey Rock Clothing Co. is a great place to shop for anyone in your life. Along with that, It is also a fantastic local shop to support, as they exclusively sell ethically made and sustainably sourced clothing options. They state that each item they carry “is made by brands that believe in treating workers fairly and minimizing their environmental impact”.
Tomme Cheese Shop
Who doesn’t like cheese!? Tomme Cheese shop has a vast assortment of cheeses (even vegan cheese) for that foodie in your life. If you are looking for something non-perishable, they offer beautiful serving tools and accessories, crackers, and spreads to go along with whatever cheese they choose.