If you have yet to hit the shops or online stores to get your gifts, don’t worry – you can find the perfect locally-sourced gift for her right here in these Haliburton Highlands locations.

*Many of these options are available to purchase online.

Sweet Smelling Girly Stuff

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet….but why take that chance? Handmade rustic soap fromMinden Hill Soap Co. comes in fun colours and types (think bath bombs). If you want to give a gift that is more natural, healthy, nourishing and simple and possible, Wicked Bend Creations strives for zero waste and being earth conscious. Treehouse Soap also has has unique, vegan and spabased scents.

Stay-Out-of-the-Kitchen Gifts

Even in the most progressive households women tend to spend more time in the kitchen. Give her an excuse to stay out of it by gifting her with vegan pies from Nourished by Raisin the Root in Minden, or a delicious dessert pie from Molly’s Bistro Bakery. Freeze your pies for easy reheating when she is looking for a break from the kitchen. Gift certificates to a local restaurant will also do the trick.

Fine Frocks

Make sure your moms, daughters, friends, or wives are the best dressed ladies out there for New Years. In Haliburton, Cindys Clothing & Accessories takes the work out of shopping by pulling together creative clothing ensembles for the perfect, pre-curated outfit. In Minden, Country Magic carries quality women’s clothing  & footwear lines to make gift giving easy.

Handmade, Artisan and Beautiful

Art makes a fantastic and meaningful gift for anyone, and who could resist a handmade craft or two? At Rail’s End Gallery in Haliburton you can browse local art, ceramics, fibre arts, jewelry and more online or in-store. You can also purchase a gift certificate so she can pick out her own work of art. Also, Ethel Curry Gallery has unique Canadian Art that reflects the values of the rugged Haliburton Highlands.

When it comes to handmade artisan gifts, the Holiday NIght Market at Abbey Gardens has everything you could possibly want, Artisans, holiday shopping, delicious snacks, festive drink bar, holiday carolers and more… or check our event listings for more shopping markets.

Workshops and Courses

Give the gift of knowledge this holiday season with a workshop or course from an artisan or expert in Ontario’s Highlands. Yours Outdoors in Haliburton offers one day glass blowing workshops at Artech Glass Blowing Studios where she can make beautiful pieces of glass art to take home.

Musical wannabes will love a gift certificate from the Haliburton Guitar Studio which offers private lessons in all styles of stringed instrument music – folk, jazz, rock, traditional, bluegrass and also classical.

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Sparkly Gifts

The small boxes under the tree are sometimes the ones that create the most excitement. Gift one of Up River Trading Co’sunique Talisman Keepsake Necklacesfeaturing a dragonfly or hummingbird.

Paradigm Design sells beautiful handcrafted silver and golf jewelry made right here, inspired by Lake Kashagawigamog in the Haliburton Highlands.

Cozy Evenings at Home

For the homebodies who live for a relaxed evening at home with friends or family – or solo – puzzles, board games or books are the way to go. She’ll love a unique jigsaw puzzle featuring local scenes from The Occurrence in Haliburton.

Booklovers always like to choose their own gifts, and a gift certificate from Master’s Bookstore in Haliburton will have her poring over the online catalogue for days on end to find just the book for cozy winter evenings.

Who doesn’t love sitting at home by the fire listening to your record that you got from Russell Red Records.

(Maple) Sweet Nothings

This one may be last, but only because we like a sweet ending. The holidays are the perfect time to get some sweets for your sweet and maple syrup is the ultimate made in Canada gift that no one will ever turn down. Find a maple syrup producer to get the sweet goodies from in Haliburton Highlands.


Lastly, be sure to check out the ShopCloseBuy website to find many more local online shopping options.