Shop Local: Downtown Kingston Gift Guide

I’ve made a list for a little downtown shopping gift inspiration! A place to shop for each special person in your life. 


For the person who loves a good meal, good food whether it’s cooking or eating out – there is something in one of these stores for them.

General Brock’s Commissary: This place is foodie heaven! They carry the finest meats and cheese to create an incredible charcuterie board among many other specialty items that are locally curated. You can’t go wrong finding something for a food-lover from this shop.

Kingston’s Olive Oil Company:  Located on Brock street, the Kingston’s Olive Oil Company is a local favourite. They offer beautiful gift baskets or small stocking stuffer packages and they sell specialty salts. With a variety of price points, this place is perfect for anyone in your life who appreciates top notch ingredients.

Chez Piggy: This locally owned restaurant is always a wonderful treat. Their attention to detail is incredible and I’ve never had a bad meal here. If you purchase a $100 gift card for the foodie in your life, you get the Chez Piggy cookbook for free. Follow their insta feed (@chezpiggy) to see the results of a non-chef preparing their scrumptious meals.

Card’s Bakery: Whether it be a small batch of sugar cookies or a beautiful kitchen accessory, Card’s bakery has plenty to offer to anyone who enjoys baking or baked goods.

Sapori Bottega Italiana: This new shop offers imported goods right from Italy. If you know someone who loves Italian cuisine, you may want to give them a visit for all of the special Italian treats you can think of.


This list is for the friend who enjoys the pretty things in life and likes being pampered. 

Sterling Jewellery: These locally-made jewels would be coveted by anyone who appreciates a good accessory. Staff is so helpful at helping you find the best present. I’ve bought something for my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and my mom every year and they always love their gifts.

Annex Spa: Annex spa offers a variety of pampering from facials and massages to manicures and waxing. What better way to make someone feel special than a gift card or a specific package. Bonus: they use lots of eco-friendly and natural products

Cher-Mère: Another amazing locally owned spa that offers soothing treatments with products made by the company with stunning organic ingredients. Can’t go wrong with a treatment or gift card!


If you’re having a hard time buying for someone, this list will help! You will find something in any of these stores for just about anyone.

Minotaur: For the person who loves bringing everyone together over a board game or a beautiful handmade greeting card. Minotaur has a diverse selection of goods and games for everyone!

Kingston Holiday Market: They’ve curated goodies from all of our amazing local artisans, you’ll find an amazing gift here for just about anyone you can think of.

Martello Alley: Beautiful, locally curated art can be found here. Not matter your taste, you’ll find the perfect piece to gift that special someone.



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