12 Great Gift Ideas From Dartmouth Businesses



By Kate Watson

The countdown to Christmas is on, and if you’re wondering what to get that special someone on your list, wonder no longer.

Hello Dartmouth has canvassed several of our lovely local businesses for some unusual gift ideas in a range of prices.

It’s easy and fun to shop local this season!

BodegaBodega Boutique, 20 Wentworth Street 902-877-1823

Gift Suggestion: A gorgeous silver bib necklace

Who would like this gift?: Stylish women who love pretty things

Price: $49.00

DHM Gift shop 2015Dartmouth Heritage Museum Gift Shop, 26 Newcastle Street 902-464-2300

Gift Suggestion: A bright green hand-knitted neck cowl made of soft merino wool by “Woolens by Emma” and a black leather messenger bag made by “Ox Leathers“. Both are local products.

Who would like this gift?: The women in your life

Price: Neck Cowl is $30.00 and messenger bag is a steal at $69.00

Food NoiseFoodNoise, 158A Portland St 902-877-8185

Gift Suggestion: Give the gift of health this year. FoodNoise has partnered with Dana Landry, Homeopath to bring you 6 Weeks to a Happier, Healthier YOU focusing on the mind/body connection and how our brain effects our gut, deals with emotional eating triggers and much more.

Who would like this gift?: Anyone who is wanting to improve their overall health and wellness. This program is targeted at addressing the physical, emotional and mental barriers that we face in our daily lives.

Price$275.00 Early Bird – Ends December 31st, $295.00 Regular Pricing or $250.00 if you join with a buddy

snow manFrosting Cake & Event Design, 166 Octerloney Street 902-449-CAKE (2253)

Gift Suggestion: An adorable and delicious cake pop gift set including one custom snowman and a small chalkboard sign with a personalized message, all in a wrapped gift box.

Who would like this gift?: It’s a great gift for teachers, daycares, etc

Price: $15 + HST for 6 cake pops (Pre-orders only)

humble certificateHumble Pie Kitchen,  77 King Street 902-431-0444

Gift Suggestion: Gift certificate so people can choose from offerings like “Chicken Cranberry Camembert Pie” or “Steak n Cheese Pie”

Who would like this gift?: Foodie/meat pie lover/anyone who’d enjoy a delicious meal

Price:  $8.00 (Buy a few!)

IainsIain’s Incredible Edibles, Products made in the Grace United commercial kitchen. To order, call 902-464-9663

Gift Suggestion: An assortment of ginger sparkles, chocolate peanut butter balls, cherry shortbread, sugarplums, chocolate candy cane cookies and cherry balls. (Gluten-free!)

Who would like this gift?: People with gluten allergies, or anyone who enjoys delicious treats

Price:  $9.99/dozen

KeptKept, 75 King Street 902-469-5378

Gift Suggestion: Choose from a collection of Nova Scotian treasures. The tree, wreath and ornament were all manufactured in NS. (The driftwood comes from provincial beaches!) The mugs and tea towel were designed by Dartmouth-based Power Promotional Concepts. These items can all fit easily in a modest suitcase, or the towel and ornament can slip into an envelope to get to their destination.

Who would like this gift?: Anyone nostalgic for Nova Scotia

Price:  $10 to $40

KingsKings PIER Curated Collections, 13 Kings Wharf Place 902-461-1963

Gift Suggestion: An elegant vintage wool coat and accessories

Who would like this gift?: Any woman on your list who wants to be warm and stylish

Price: Coat $65 (genuine fur collar), wool Stewart clan scarf $9, genuine fur 50’s hat $55, (Or pick up a gift certificate…for each $50 gift certificate, get $10 credit at Kings PIER)

Souper DuperSouper Duper Soup, 156 Ochterloney Street (around the back) 902-222-7513

Gift Suggestion: Give the gift of lunch or dinner. With Souper Duper gift cards, people can grab a full lunch or a take-and-bake dinner. (Or purchase Souper Duper cookie boxes and mixes as a thoughtful hostess gifts)

Who would like this gift?: Seniors, students or anyone who needs a break from cooking

Price:  Available in denominations of $10 or $25

Staggers3Staggers Pub & Grub, 26 Portland Street  902-406-3661

Gift Suggestion: Give the gift of comfort with delicious food from Staggers.

Who would like this gift?: People who like good food, live music or karaoke in a friendly neighbourhood pub

PricePurchase gifts certificate from $5.00 up

QuarterPage_4921x5682_01.inddStrange Adventures, 101 Portland Street 902-444-2140

Gift Suggestion: Gift certificate so people can choose what they really want

Who would like this gift?: Anyone who enjoys reading comics and graphic novels, or someone that’s a fan of pop culture toys and collectibles

Price: Any amount you choose (Although we recommend one million dollars )

sugar sSugar Shok, 112 Portland Street 902-465-2904

Gift Suggestion: This funky candy emporium has gift certificates, and makes custom candy bouquets. How about 24 chocolate bars in a neat package for $50 or an “Old Timey Candy” pack for $30?

Who would like this gift?: Who wouldn’t??

Price:  Everything is made to your budget. Call to order yours.