What to Put in Your Local Holiday Gift Basket

What to Put in Your Local Holiday Gift Basket

  • December 1, 2020

As things will be a little different this year, why not opt for an original take on presents? Offer the gift that keeps on giving by supporting local businesses and your community—give a completely local and original holiday gift basket!

Putting together your own basket assures a few different things. Firstly, no one will receive the same present twice! Secondly, you get to support a variety of local businesses and thus, support your community when they need it most. Thirdly, you can personalize your present to perfection and bring a little holiday cheer to those who are near and dear to you.

Because we all deserve something special this holiday season.

The makings of our local gift basket

Start with a box of bonbons from Alicja that are almost too pretty to eat—almost. Take your pick from a world of flavours like apple chai, blueberry sage, gin and tonic, orange spritzer or gooseberry kiwi.

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Follow that with a dash of relaxation in the form of a beautifully scented candle handmade by Senzy—available at the Nordik Spa-Nature boutique. Swing by for a massage and leave with a candle to add to your basket.

Slip in your basket a timeless gift certificate to the spa—because everyone needs a wellness hideaway nowadays. A holiday package combining the benefits of thermotherapy, weightlessness with Källa, pure relaxation with a massage or body-care treatment and a gourmet experience at one of our restaurants—is the perfect gift to recharge.

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Add a bottle of strawberry wine from Domaine Mont-Vézeau to keep the originality of your locally made gift basket going.

Offer the perfect mix between a culinary and botanist-y gift with a DIY Mushroom Growing Kit from Ottawa’s Urban Botanist. Getting to taste the fruit of your labour makes the flavours even better!

urban botanist gift cadeau

For instant gratification, add something delicious from La Trappe à Fromage to your basket. The chocolate-covered blueberries are some of our favourites!

Continue with a cup of comfort signed Chai Yi Tea House. With a wide variety of loose-leaf teas, you’re sure to find something for every occasion. May we suggest the chai?

Add a unique piece of handmade pottery from L’atelier aux quatre mains to your gift basket—tea tastes better when it’s in a mug made with love.

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Sweeten the deal with some wildflower honey from Bee Api Farm—or go for something different with their honey & matcha.

Don’t forget to add a card to personalize your basket to perfection. Le Local has lovely cards and so much more—you even might find yourself grabbing a couple of extra things for your gift basket.

le local cadeau gift

To occupy their minds, add a gorgeous—albeit possibly challenging—puzzle from the Gifted Type to your basket.

And finally, to keep the whole thing cozy and comforting, add a blanket from Habitude Design for a touch of warmth.

habitude design cadeau gift

Support your community

This year more than any other, supporting local is of the utmost importance, and let’s be frank, there are amazing artisans in our region who deserve all the recognition. Offer a little bit of home this holiday season—because we all deserve a happy Christmas.

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