Support Local: Shop These Unique Stores For The Holidays

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Tired of heading to the mall and buying the same generic gifts year after year? These Simcoe County local businesses have great unique gift options for those special people on your holiday gift list.

There’s something extra special about gifting something locally sourced and one-of-a-kind. Here are 5 places to buy unique gifts this holiday season in Simcoe County.

1. Little Lief Creative

Beautiful quality printable and paper goods, paintings, illustrations, and more! Artist Leah Straatsma is a talented local Barrie resident who has created multiple custom pieces for some of the world’s largest celebrities. Leah also offers custom prints which would make a wonderful and unique holiday gift.


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2. Press Market, Collingwood

Press Market is a local and organic eatery in Collingwood. Their philosophy is: eat local, eat organic and eat fresh. Next time you stop in for something to eat why not grab one of their holiday scented candles for the perfect host/hostess gift? They are soy based and hand-poured right in the town of Collingwood. They also offer gift cards & handmade jewelry.

Press Market features a variety of local artisans’ products in their store. Image courtesy of Press Market.

3. Glama Gal, Barrie

Glama Gal Barrie is a kids spa – dedicated to kids of all ages located in the south end of Barrie. They offer day spa services and special packages that would make the perfect experience gift! They also have a variety of products available for purchase such as: bath bombs, nail polish & more.


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4. Two Sisters

Two Sisters Naturals creates natural skincare, beauty and home products handcrafted with love in Barrie, Ontario. They make all of their products in small batches out of their home using high quality ingredients. You can find their products at Bliss Anne Green Yoga and Nicholyn Farms. Check out their website for more locations or to shop online.

5. Creative Café, Barrie

Skip the mall and paint em’ all a handmade gift this year! Creative Café is an art studio welcome to all ages. They supply all the tools you need to create your very own piece of art. These handmade pieces make for very thoughtful gifts.

Go on a Tuesday for their Save 10% Two’s Day deal. 2 people or 2 projects = 10% off.


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