Holiday Gift Guide- Top 5 Gifts for a Cozy Home

It’s only been 6 months since Hailey Thomson opened the doors to her shop…Here Nor There…on Main St in Mahone Bay, but it’s been bringing in crowds of people ever since. Here Nor There is a cozy little lifestyle shop featuring lots of unique items..some handcrafted…some local…and lots to help reflect your personal style. This time of year there’s no shortage of items to help you create a cozy home or space.

Hailey describes “curating items” as one of her favorite things. It’s obvious when you look at the things in her shop…there is a certain “vibe” …to it all. So it only makes sense that Hailey would be skilled at creating gift boxes combining some of her favorite things into a personalized gift …perfect for that special someone on your list.

You HAVE to stop in and check out Here Nor There…but Hailey has come up with a list of items….all ready for you in curated gift boxes if you wish … to consider as you work through your shopping list. Shopping has never been so easy! 🙂

Top 5 Gifts for a Cozy Home

These three candles are literally Christmas in a box, a Christmas tree-o, if you will. Balsam Fir, Peppermint and Masala Chai will get you in the Christmas spirit long before the tree goes up! Handmade in Nova Scotia using soy wax and natural essential oils. Box set is $82.00

A few small pieces selected for a more grown up stocking stuffer. A cast iron wishbone bottle opener to ring in the new year, a Palo Santo and selenite bundle to bring those positive vibes over the holidays, homemade, local coffee scrub to perk up your face after all those yummy sugary treats and a sweet, handmade rope basket for your new sparkly jewels. Box set $80.00

Not your average bath set. Forêt Sacrée Botanical Bath Soak Inspired by nature. Take a dip into a sacred forest. Balsam Fir helps with Balancing to the psyche, opens the lungs and encourages deeper breathing. We all some of that over the holidays right? Also included a beautiful natural sea sponge. Box Set $53.00

This box is my absolute fav! A marble salt bowl with brass spoon looks pretty darn cute on the Christmas table. Two beautifully, handmade tumblers for some Christmas morning espresso, or wine (no judgement), and our best seller, gold measuring spoons. Box set starting at $95.00

A post-Christmas, mid Christmas, or pre-Christmas chill set. A handmade incense burner, essential oil black spruce incense and some Palo Santo to keep your cool for all of December. Box set $66.00

All box set are customizable and all items can be purchase individually. All boxes come with crinkle cut paper and some evergreen tips, the boxes are than tied up with string and ready for your fav people. Small boxes are $7.00 and large boxes are $10.00.

Thanks Hailey! What an amazing assortment of beautiful things to help create a cozy home this winter. Love the shop…love the vibe in your store…and I really love the gift box idea!

Here Nor There is included in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. You can watch Hailey and I from our Facebook Live chat about why she opened up a store and what she loves about it….and macrame hangers…we talk about those too. 😉

*This post has been sponsored by Here Nor There but all opinions are my own.


  1. Wow this looks like such a cute little shop! I’m hoping to get over to that part of the province next summer and I’ll have to check it out! 🙂

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