August 21, 2021

By: Lauren Lim

Personalized gifts are the perfect way to remember your Oakville experience and to share with loved ones, so I’ve gathered info on some of the best gifts you can find in Oakville. No matter what lifestyle, personality, and taste, there’s something for everyone.

Not only are you supporting local livelihoods, but you’re able to choose a memorable piece that suits various lifestyles. There’s plenty to choose from whether you’re getting a gift for someone with a sweet tooth, a person who is passionate about zero-waste, or someone with a green thumb. These personalized pieces are daily expressions of your personality

Let your loved one know you were thinking of them with a thoughtful and curated item.

Custom Mugs from Dove + Arrow:

Dove + Arrow was awarded the Best Local Shopping Talk of the Town Award in 2020. This is THE place to go to for locally crafted items like jewelry, home decor, DIY materials and clothing.

If you’re having trouble deciding what to give someone, custom mugs are the way to go. This is an incredibly versatile and essential gift that you can add a custom flair to!

They’re a great gift for any occasion: Father’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, graduations and more.

The great thing about this Dove + Arrow item is that you can have fun with it and print the image of your choice onto the mug. You can request a picture of you and your loved one to be printed, an inside joke, a landscape and/or painting. Every single morning when they drink their hot beverage of choice, they’ll be thinking of you.

Personalized Jewelry from Dove + Arrow:

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These hand stamped bracelets are truly one of a kind. Customize it with a phrase, inside joke, name or date! This handcrafted piece is definitely a stand out! Every bracelet is a little bit different than the others, making it especially unique.

These handcrafted initial necklaces are a simple and everyday gift. Purchase a reminder of your Oakville experience by supporting a local artist and maker!

Express how well you know your loved one and how much you care for them by taking the time to create a personal piece.

Custom Pet Pillow from Dove + Arrow:

There’s nothing like the love of an animal. Get this custom pet pillow for proud pet parents. This practical gift is the perfect addition to a couch or pet bed. This is an 18×18 inch, off white, hand painted, canvas pillow case. Depending on your furry family member, you can choose the word ‘dog’ or ‘cat’ to be painted onto it. 

Need this gift to-go? There’s an add-on option available if you need an insert! With everything already crafted and prepared for you, this item is ready to be displayed in your home or gifted.

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Charcuterie Essentials from Farmhouse Artisan Cheeses:

Farmhouse Artisan Cheeses offers the freshest meats, cheese, crackers and sides to create the perfect charcuterie board.

If you’re visiting from a long way and might not be able to keep the fresh food in a cool place, they also carry a variety of packaged foods for you to choose from: jarred olives, chutney, nuts, packaged meat + more. Alongside food, they have beautiful utensils, bowls, plates and different lengths of charcuterie boards to finish your whole charcuterie experience.

Personalize these gifts with a place card at checkout!

Cupcakes from The Sweetest Thing:

For all of you with a sweet tooth out there, there is no better present than a personalized cake or batch of cupcakes from The Sweetest Thing!

There are so many flavours and styles to choose from, and edible images cupcake toppers are also available. To see some incredible past creations, check out their website gallery here. These baked goods are perfect for any occasion and celebration. It lets the recipient know you went that extra mile to make their day memorable and special. From ice cream themes to classic embossed white cakes, let them know your specific requests and they will happily work with you to find a baked good you will love.

Want something for the whole family? Go with their beautiful custom cakes. 

With these baked goods, pre-ordering is a must. Wait time for each item varies, so make sure to contact The Sweetest Thing directly.

Plants + Arrangements from FIORI Oakville:

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Calling all green-thumbs! This store was voted the Best Florist in Oakville for the 2021 Talk of the Town Awards, so you know you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love! Whether that’s pots of succulents, potted plants, bouquets or fresh arrangements, it’s definitely going to be difficult to choose. These locally sourced plants are the perfect way to add some life into your kitchen table, office or living room.

The great thing about these fresh plants is that there’s no need for an occasion. They spruce up any room, and FIORI’s floral experts will work with you to customize a bouquet/arrangement you’re happy with! Visit them today and let these beautiful flowers speak for themselves!

Low-Waste Gift Box from The Kind Matter Co:

For zero waste and low-waste items, this is your designated one-stop shop. The Kind Matter Co. has curated collections that organize your wants/needs: Kitchen & Home, Baby & Kids, and Bath & Body.

The Kind Matter Co. offers curated gift boxes of different sizes with your choice of items. Choose any amount of items that fit into your gift box and it’s ready to go!

These popular Beeswax Wraps are the perfect alternative to plastic wrap! Reusable and washable, they also come in different sizes and prints for your specific needs. It’s perfect to cover leftovers, snacks and fresh fruits/veggies. This is a must have for every kitchen!

Organic bamboo spatulas are a must-have for the home cook. They last longer than plastic, are made without glue or lacquers, are naturally stain-resistant and are anti-microbial. Get this item to save yourself some money and scrubbing time in the long-run!

For baby & kid’s items, there are organic and natural everyday items for your peace of mind. The maple teething rings are made with 100% cotton “ears” that are both removable and machine washable. Made by a local Canadian maker, you’re directly supporting a small business and their high-quality products.

More products include all-natural cream aids, silicone sippy cup toppers, reusable nursing pads and more!

Some of their most popular items are bath and body! They have a wide selection of natural conditioners, shampoos, bath bombs and lotions that are completely zero-waste. Buy one of their glass containers and you can keep coming back to refill whatever item you need!

Other items include natural mitt scrubs, reusable cotton pads, natural deodorant, and makeup. Swap out some small household items for zero-waste and non-toxic, and make our environment be a little greener and your home a lot safer.

These personalized items help support local businesses, are better for the environment, and cater to every lifestyle!

Whether you’re looking to remember your Oakville experience with a special item or share it with a loved one, keep a lookout for these thoughtful personalized items.

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