November 23, 2017

The holidays are on their way, and that means you’re probably on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift. Luckily, Oakville is home to a wide selection of shops, boutiques and specialty stores that are sure to provide you with the perfect present. Read on for a list of holiday gift ideas to get you started on your Oakville shopping odyssey.

1. Crafty Creations


Have someone who craves all things crafty on your holiday gift list? No problem, because there’s no shortage of shops offering crafts and home decor items in Oakville. One unique option is Lakeside Livin’, a Bronte Village shop that just opened in July 2017. Featuring plenty of nautical-themed items and Christmasy crafts, this shop is sure to offer something special for the craft lover on your list.


2. Fashionable Finds


The fashion fanatic on your list is sure to be pleased with a gift from one of Oakville’s fine fashion or jewellery boutiques. One outstanding option is Avalon Fine Jewellery, a downtown fixture since 1988. This gem of a store offers a spectacular selection of wearable art – including handmade artisan pieces and custom jewellery – and is sure to have something special for that special someone.


3. Seasonal Spa Day


Sometimes the perfect present is a little pampering. And, wouldn’t you know, Oakville’s filled with a great selection of spas and salons that offer beauty products and services to the cosmetically conscious. One great option is the new gabe + angel, a downtown beauty spot that focuses on achieving great results without compromising health. Whether you’re looking to pick up a beauty product package or a beauty service gift card, you’re sure to find something for the beauty buff on your list.


4. The Present of Performance


A gift doesn’t need to be something you can hold in your hands; it can instead be an unforgettable experience. Surprise the entertainment enthusiast on your list with tickets to one of the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts’ spectacular shows. From live music to stand-up comedy to dance productions, there are performances to please every taste this season. But start your search soon – some events have already sold out!


5. Festive Flowers


Flowers are a gift befitting any occasion. Fortunately, Oakville is home to a number of fantastic flower shops, including Acorn Flower Shoppe in Bronte Village. A family-owned and -operated business since 1989, the floral boutique offers a great selection of Christmas arrangements that will add a bit of bloom to your holidays and impress the flower fancier on your list.


6. Gourmet Goodies


Hoping to find the perfect present for the foodie on your list? Pay a visit to Oakville’s many specialty food stores for your gourmet gift. One delicious destination is Kerr Village’s Farmhouse Artisan Cheese, Oakville’s one-stop shop for cheese, charcuterie and artisan crafts. Any Emmental enthusiast or Camembert craver is sure to be pleased by a gift from this dairy lovers’ dream.


7. Holiday Hobbies


On the hunt for hobby-related gifts? Oakville’s home to several entertainment & leisure shops that may have the presents you’re looking for. Stop by Lords of War Games & Hobbies in Kerr Village for a wide selection of games, cards and collectibles that should impress casual collectors and hardcore hobbyists alike.


We hope that these holiday gift ideas have helped you to get a start on your seasonal shopping list and given you a sense of the spectacular shopping that awaits you in Oakville. Please click here for more shopping options.