Top 5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Maryann’s Gifts…Where Every Gift Tells a Story

The Holiday season is in full swing and by now most of us are making a list and checking it twice. Trying to find that perfect, unique gift for everyone can take some time and often feels challenging. While we recently published our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, showing how to support and shop local on the South Shore, I know that a large percentage of my readers are from HRM… thanks Google analytics(!)…and may also be looking for those special local gifts in their area. You’re in luck…Maryann’s Gifts is here to help!

Maryann’s Gifts, located in Cole Harbour, Dartmouth, has been in business for 24 years and Maryann herself has been hand selecting the products they carry during that time. Locally made home decor, jewellery, kitchen items, linens and more, fill the inside of the shop…and their online store…to help you make your house a home or choose the perfect gift.  At Maryann’s…every gift tells a story.

Looking through Maryann’s online shop…with my tea and a cozy blanket…was so fun! I found inspiration and ideas for lots of people on my list. Feeling short on time? I thought it might be helpful if I shared my list of local stocking stuffer ideas from Maryann’s, although I highly suggest you stop into her lovely shop the next time you’re in Cole Harbour. Or grab your own cozy blanket and shop from home. 🙂

Top 5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Maryann’s Gifts

Nova Scotia Sea Locket

It doesn’t get more local than a Nova Scotia Sea Locket!  Elements from across the province combine to help this little locket tell a big Nova Scotian story. Perfect for those who love our province or for anyone who’s moved away and would enjoy a daily reminder of all the things they miss.  It’s lovely…and perfect!

Hand Knit Mittens

Who doesn’t love getting new mittens in their stocking? You have to check out these amazing hand knit, super warm mittens made in beautiful Prince Edward Island! A wool exterior these mittens come with a unique luxuriant roving lining inside…providing you with the ultimate in warmth.  A thoughtful, special gift anyone would enjoy.

Mermaid Sequin Pillows

How fun are these! These magical pillows change colours with the swipe of your hand. A great gift for children or adults with sensory issues, these can be a soothing, calming gift they can enjoy in amidst the busyness of the day. Plus…they are beautiful… and who doesn’t love mermaids…and sequins! 😉  Love these!

Little Luxuries Soapworks- Hand and Body Lotion

Winter can be harsh and our skin deserves a little TLC. To help with that weather related dryness,  what could be better than a luxurious,  handmade lotion made right in Musquodoboit Harbour! A perfect addition to any stocking, there are  many scents to choose from including Lavender and Cranberry Spice. The gift of wonderful skin care…perfect!

Nova Scotia Tartan Ornament

A perfect gift for anyone on your list….how fun is this Nova Scotia Tartan Ornament! A couple’s first Christmas, your best friend who’s moved away, or maybe your grandmother who loves tartan…this ornament is a gift that your recipients will reflect on each and every year. Special and unique…just what you want your stocking stuffers to be.

 If you really want to get in the Holiday spirit, I would encourage you to read Curtains are Open blog post describing how Maryann’s Charity Angel came to be and how the sale of those ornaments go to help a family in their community  in need.  You’ll also see many beautiful photos from inside Maryann’s Gifts…including one of Maryann herself. 🙂
Be sure to follow Maryann’s Gifts on Facebook where they are posting and sharing lots of new stock and specials as they come in.
Independently owned with a focus on local…are all things we love to support.  If you’re in the area and have been shopping at Maryann’s for years, or just discovering her through her online shop, I hope this list of stocking stuffer ideas is helpful to you as you begin your Holiday shopping. Who doesn’t want to fill a stocking with gifts that tell a story? I know I do!  🙂
*This post was sponsored by Maryann’s Gifts, but all opinions are my own.

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