The holiday season is upon us, and many family and friends are on the road heading home for the holidays. Travelling during one of the busiest time of year can be stressful, so we are here to help. There’s no need to shop before you travel; with all the wonderful merchants and shops in the city, we’ve compiled a list of go-to gifts for local-loving friends and families alike to make the holiday a breeze.
For the Chocolate Lover
Visit Sweet Greetings & The Loons Nest and The Coffee Bar at 477 Queen Street East in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. This locally owned and operated boutique is a full-service coffee bar and boutique, but also the only Godiva retailer in the city. Choose from a wide selection of the finest chocolate and wrap to perfection. Pop in and see Jennifer and her staff. Their warm, welcoming and helpful staff will help you find the perfect gift. The first Godiva holiday order has arrived with many new truffle flavours including: pecan carmel, salted almond, gingerbread, raspberry star, pistachio petite four, and tiramisu, along with seasonal candy cane!
For the Coffee Connaisseur
Visit Mill Market at 32 Canal Drive on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm to pick up a freshly brewed cup of coffee and purchase a bag of premium coffee from Grassetto Coffee House to share with your loved one this holiday season. Working with a select few of the best roasters in Canada, Zack brings his customers coffee that he’s proud to put his Grassetto label on. You can also order online at www.grassetto.ca.
For the Love of Skiing
Pick up a "6 Pack" from Searchmont Ski Resort and give the gift of enjoying the best of what winter offers. The new 6 Packs are also now transferrable so this means you and your family and friends can buy a 6 Pack and share it! Adult pricing is $275 and youth $250. Visit www.searchmont.com/tickets-passes/lift-tickets-packs for more information. Check here daily for updates and ski conditions.
For the Health Nut
Tamarack Health Food & Gifts is in Churchill Plaza at the corner of Lake Street and Wellington Street East. Mary and her staff offer a variety of health foods, gourmet foods, supplements, and a wide variety of gift wear. Grab a freshly brewed coffee from the café and enjoy picking out something special for your loved one.
Locally owned and operated OutSpoken Brewing boasts to be a small brewery with a big voice. The dispensary is open Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 12 pm and 9 pm, located at 350 Queen Street East. Pick up a gift certificate, growler, or some cans of your favourite brew and surprise your loved one with this local treat!
What you'll find:
Split Shot Extra Pale Ale
Rabbit's Foot India Pale Ale
Anvil Red Ale
Deadfall Lagered Ale
Donner & Blitzen Yuletide Ale
OC Hair Bath & Body Co.
Pamper your friends and family with a gift from OC Hair Bath & Body Co. This local gem makes fresh and natural skin care with a mission to provide the most natural and effective products. With a large variety of products, there’s no shortage of gift or stocking stuffer ideas. Shaving and beard, oils, makeup, body, face, hair, bath and shower, and more!
For the Foodie
The Sault Restaurant and Menu Guide provides a list of all the restaurants in the city, as well as their menus to make purchasing a gift certificate or planning a special meal out over the holidays a breeze.