Shop local: 9 places to shop for the man in your life this Christmas

Support local and get some amazing gifts!

Whether it’s your brother, father, husband, or partner, Barrie has tons of places to find the perfect gift for the man in your life. Here are just a few of the places we will be gift shopping for the holidays:


Always Bearded

If you want their big beautiful beard to stay that way, Always Bearded has everything they need to keep it silky and full. Oils, balm, shampoo, conditioner, and tons of different combs and brushes. A comfortable beard is a happy beard and Always Bearded is a one-stop-shop for all the beard growers (and lovers) out there.


Redline Brewhouse

Are they a craft beer fan? If so, Redline Brewhouse is probably a local favourite. Even if they’ve tried a lot of their beers already, Redline is always creating amazing new brews in a range of styles, from light and fruity sours to dark and complex stouts. Make a gift pack and surprise them or even grab a gift card so they can pick their own favourites!


Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers

It might just be us, but from his fingers to his wrist and all the way up to his neck, we think a man should sparkle and luckily, Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers are sultans of sparkle. Beautiful cuff links, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and watches, all adorned in gold, silver, diamond, and more will have any man looking classy and sharp.



Olive Oil Co.

If you’re lucky enough to have a chef at home, a gift from Olive Oil Co. will help bring their dishes to a whole new level. Garlic, Tuscan herb, Italian Fig, blood orange, bourbon, and so many more, all infused into amazing olive oils. The best part? You’ll be able to taste the benefits of this gift yourself!


Simcoe Audio Video

There is some extremely awesome tech at Simcoe Audio Video and anyone unwrapping something from them is sure to have a big smile on their face. Do they love listening to music? Smart speakers, headphones, earbuds, and more can help with that. Are they a film fanatic? A new tv or home theatre set up will really help take things to the next level.


Tangle Creek

When the snow melts, the cold winds calm, and the sun is shining brightly, playing a little hooky for a day on the greens is something every man needs (don’t worry, we won’t tattle). Tangle Creek is a beautiful course with tons of gifting options like memberships, gift cards, or anytime game packs, with or without a golf cart.



Mmm Donuts

Around the holidays, most people have a nagging urge to slake their sweet tooth and we have just the place. Mmm Donuts might just be the most delicious donuts you will ever taste and believe it or not, they are 100 percent plant based. We think the best gifts are the ones you can eat and we know after one bite, your man will agree.


Canadian Equipment Outfitters

Fun gifts can be…well, fun, but sometimes you want to give the gift that keeps on giving. There’s nothing worse than building or fixing something with old, rusty equipment. Why not give him something that will make him (almost) look forward to doing some yardwork from Canadian Equipment Outfitters? He will be glad you did (and so will you).


Artisan Boutique

Finally, if you’re having trouble picking a gift (or you’re buying for the man who already has everything), The Artisan Boutique has nearly anything you could imagine. Home decor, jewellery, books, treats, tea, and more, all beautiful and locally crafted!



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