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My Holiday Gift-Giving Ideas - Muskoka style


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Blog by Ragan Zilic Lovegrove | December 7th, 2016


The holidays are just around the corner, but there’s still time to find the perfect gift for anyone left on your list. Here are some great gift ideas straight out of Muskoka – give a unique gift this holiday season, and support our local businesses all in one go!

White Christmas, Green Thumbs

Many of you know I am an avid gardener, so I love Sandhill Nursery. Tim (the owner) is great to work with, and has many wonderfully unique gifts for the green-fingered ones on your list.

Oh, the weather outside is…

irrelevant when you’re at the spa! A trip to My Spa in Huntsville makes a wonderful stocking stuffer, and is guaranteed to make someone very happy.

If their home is their castle…

How about something for the house or cottage? Tary at Urban Rustic Living creates gorgeous spaces – just check out their showroom in Huntsville!

Or, pop into  Muskoka Living in Port Carling. I generally take anyone here that comes to visit – you can find beautiful items to enhance any space.

For Those with Furry Friends

The greatest gift you can give the animal lover on your list comes directly from Sparky and Martin at Executive Pet Services. They are incredibly talented and gifted when it comes to caring for or training your pet.

Foodie Favourites

You also can’t go wrong with Soul Sistas in Huntsville. I’m a huge fan of Lorraine’s restaurant – her food can make you feel incredible! There are lots of Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan options, and she caters!

Need to decorate?

If you need a centre piece call Natasha at Cottage Country Flowers, you will be glad that you did.

So natural…

SoapStones Natural Skin Care in Huntsville is the perfect store for everyone. You can find a wide variety of candles, soaps, facial care, and more, with a selection for men and women – they even have a baby line.

Organic for the Holidays

Sustain Eco Store has long been a favourite of mine for finding all sorts of all-natural products. Jonathan and Celine will help you to find the perfect gift, from organic cleaning supplies to non-toxic children’s toys.

A Dragon’s Dessert*

Why not buy a holiday gift basket at Belly Ice Cream? I would also urge you to serve this amazing ice cream at your Holiday dinner parties or holiday breakfasts…why not!! Some flavours are even gluten free! All natural and all so delicious.

*Belly was recently featured on an episode of the Dragon’s Den on CBC

These are just a few of the great, locally bought gifts that you can give in Muskoka this season. What’s your favourite? Let me know in the comments.

Photo credit: Tim Gouw

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