Support local and support small this holiday shopping season – Hello Dartmouth Shopping Guide

Support local and support small this holiday shopping season
Support local and support small this holiday shopping season

‘Tis the season for giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than by supporting local small businesses. This year, as you search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, consider the positive impact of not only choosing a local business but choosing a small one. In Dartmouth, a variety of unique small businesses awaits, offering distinct gift ideas that go beyond the ordinary. Let’s celebrate the holidays by embracing the charm of local enterprises, ensuring your gifts carry a touch of community warmth and a commitment to supporting the heart of your neighborhood.

Flower Street, 158 Portland Street Dartmouth, NS (902) 233-6825 Instagram | Facebook |

New to Dartmouth, Flower Street has all your holiday floral needs. They have an incredible selection of Christmas arrangements, centerpieces, bouquets, and wreaths that will add a festive touch to any space. What sets them apart is their commitment to supporting local artists. They showcase consignment art from talented artists, adding a unique and artistic flair to their shop. In addition to their stunning floral arrangements, Flower Street also offers a delightful range of jewelry and candles. You can find beautiful pieces that make great gifts or add a touch of elegance to your own space. It’s truly a treasure trove of holiday magic.

Renegade Records, 30 Portland Street Dartmouth (902) 464-0123 Instagram | Facebook |

Renegade Records is a local gem for music enthusiasts. Offering a wide range of vinyl records, CDs, and cassette tapes. New owner Tom Spence moved the store from Wyse Road to downtown Dartmouth on Portland Street a year ago and says they were welcomed by the community, and it’s been successful for the business. What sets them apart from other music stores is their disc cleaning services, ensuring your collection stays in top-notch condition. Renegade Records is definitely a must-visit for all music lovers in Dartmouth.

Gateway Meat Market, 667 Main Street Dartmouth 902-431-0444 Facebook |

Gateway Meat Market is a go-to destination for meat lovers. With their new extended hours, they are now open from 8:30am to 8pm on Monday through Wednesday, and from 8:30am to 9pm on Thursday through Sunday. You can also check out their weekly flyer on their website to stay updated on all the latest deals and promotions. They offer a wide variety of fresh meats, including beef, poultry, pork, and seafood. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist customers and provide recommendations. For everyday grocery essentials, Gateway Meat Market is THE place to go. Gift cards are available at the checkout in any denomination you wish!

Audrey’s Little Shop of Plants, 102 Portland Street Dartmouth (902) 405-2880 Instagram | Facebook |

Audrey’s Little Shop of Plants is a charming botanical haven in Dartmouth. With a passion for all things green, Audrey’s offers a wide variety of plants, along with locally sourced handmade products crafted by Canadian artisans. From vibrant succulents to lush tropical plants, they have something for every plant lover. Not only do they provide an array of beautiful plants, but they also offer terrarium workshops that you can conveniently book online. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn and create your very own miniature garden. Let’s not forget about their fun plant pots that add a touch of whimsy to any space. Whether you’re a seasoned plant enthusiast or just starting your green journey.

Char and Chad Coffee Matters, 33 Alderney Drive Dartmouth Instagram | Facebook

Char and Chad Coffee Matters is a must-visit coffee shop for all caffeine enthusiasts. They pride themselves on offering a wide range of specialty coffee drinks. From smooth and creamy lattes to bold and robust espressos, they have something to satisfy every coffee lover’s palate. In addition to their exceptional coffee, Char n Chad Coffee also features a selection of delectable pastries and snacks to complement your beverage. Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to relax or a quick pick-me-up on the go, Char and Chad Coffee is the perfect destination for your coffee cravings while out on your shopping adventures.

Portland St Pets, 104 Portland Street Dartmouth, (902) 463-0195 Instagram | Facebook |

Portland St Pets is a fantastic pet store with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, they provide top-quality pet supplies, including food, toys, accessories, and more. They even have pet-themed gifts perfect for any pet lover. They currently have lots of holiday items in store and created gift guides that can be found on our Instagram and Facebook. Whether you’re a dog lover, cat enthusiast, or have other small pets, Portland St Pets has everything you need to keep your pets happy and healthy.

Soul Yoga, Findlay Community Centre 26 Elliott Street Instagram | Facebook |

Soul Yoga is run by Jeannine and Barb. They have created a welcoming and serene environment for yogis of all levels. At Soul Yoga, you can find a wide range of classes led by their team of skilled instructors, including Jeannine and Barb themselves. From gentle flow to power yoga, they offer something for everyone. You can check their website for class times and prices, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your schedule. Additionally, Soul Yoga offers online classes, allowing you to practice from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just starting your journey, Soul Yoga has you covered. Offering Gift certificates for in person Gentle Yoga, Yoga Basics Series and Online Yoga classes.

North Node Bakery, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth Instagram | Facebook |

North Node Bakery is not only known for their delicious treats, but they also pride themselves on being 100% plant-based. You can find them at the Alderney Farmers Market in downtown Dartmouth on Saturdays from 8-1 and Sundays from 11-3. They have an array of holiday goodies that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth during this festive season. It’s the perfect place to indulge in some guilt-free treats. Check out their website for a have a coupon for 15% off on their website until the end of the year, the code is “dec23”


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