November 7, 2020

By Mrinalini Sundar

We have already seen our first snowfall, which means we are officially moving into the holiday season. This year is going to be like none other, so, we wanted to help make your holiday shopping stress-free by showing you how to explore specialty boutiques, stores and fashion outlets in Oakville safely. Tag along as I go on a shopping spree in Oakville.

Make sure to plan ahead and follow regional recommendations when exploring Oakville.

First stop: Kerr Village

Rapoza

This quaint and cute store in Kerr Village is a gateway to home decor. You will get lost amidst gorgeous products such as cards, candles, hand-painted wall holders, floral knobs, decorative hooks, lots of paint and furniture. I absolutely loved the hand-painted oars hung on the wall, their dream catchers and tassel wall hangings. Their patterned and black printed cushion are perfect for gifting this holiday season.

Comfort Spa

This cozy spa (formerly known as Sunny Foot Spa) offers a variety of services that you can gift to your loved ones this holiday season. From foot reflexology to waxing, hot stone massage, body scrubs and aromatherapy massage, this place has a lot to offer. I also highly recommend their manicures and pedicures that use aromatic essential oils for the massage. Comfort Spa also offers gift cards that you can gift your loved one.

Gear Music

Gear Music is a one-stop-shop for all your music-related shopping, carrying an extensive list of products including drums, basses, books, cases, cables, T-shirts, stands, strings, guitars, ukuleles, keyboards and amps. For those who want to learn music, they also offer one-on-one guitar, bass, drums, piano, keyboard, ukulele and voice lessons

Next Stop: Downtown Oakville

Art Lee

This holiday season, gift your man the perfect suit from Art Lee. They specialize in custom tailoring and alterations and have an extensive variety of shirts, jackets, overcoats, slacks, sweaters and accessories. They offer clothing from a variety of designers including Coppley, Samuelsohn, Baumler, Jack Victor, Tommy Bahama, Meyer, Jack Lipson, Haupt, Rober Lacom, Dagr, Bugatchi, 7 for all mankind and Sebego. Give the gift of perfectly tailored clothing this holiday season.

By Consignment Boutique

This holiday season, gift your loved ones that fancy brand they always wanted from by Consignment Boutique. I absolutely fell in love with their boots section that has the likes of Salvatore Ferragamo, Frye, Sebastian, Michael Kors, Christian Louboutin and Miu Miu on discount. They carry all these brands and more in apparel such as coats, skirts, tops, sweaters, shirts, shorts and jewellery. Find great high-quality gifts for affordable prices at this spectacular second-hand spot.

Village Cigar Company & Barbershop

Looking for some refined gifting options this holiday shopping season? The Village Cigar Company & Barbershop is the perfect place to stop. They offer a variety of cigars, ashtrays, pipes, accessories, pipe tobacco, lighters, hydrometers and more. I love the rustic-looking cigar cases that can be a useful and unique gift this holiday season.

Next Stop: Bronte Village

Acorn Flowers & Co

A plant or bouquet can be the perfect addition to any of your gifts this holiday season. Acorn Flowers & Co is the perfect place to find succulents, plants, garden accessories, centerpieces and bouquets for any member of your family. Want fresh flowers? They can help you with that as well. Don’t miss out on adding this personal touch to all your holiday gifting.

Simply Green Baby

Finding a gift for little ones isn’t difficult when you are at Simply Green Baby! They carry tons of eco-friendly products that are super safe for kids of any age to use. Their stock includes strollers, car seats, backpacks, bags, carriers, clothes, shoes, toys and books. I also picked up a natural fabric organic mask for my toddler.

Lana’s Boutique

Experience upscale at this store that has been in Bronte for more than 25 years. This store is filled with all the fun apparel you could ever want, including fur coats, sparkly masks, colourful sweaters, leather bags and fancy boots. Pick up any product from this store and you are good to go for this season’s holiday gifting.

While this holiday season is going to be different, spread the joy and do your part by shopping local. After all, the world could do with some kindness, hope and a smile!