The ByWard Market brings you this indispensable guide to the best gifts of the holiday season, all available right here in Ottawa’s historic neighborhood full of amazing local shops. Have a browse below, we promise you’ll find something nice, but even better, stop by and say hi! We couldn’t fit all the awesomeness into one post! And once your shopping is done, don’t forget to grab a drink and eats at one of our delicious restos.

ADORIT

Silkscreened Loop Scarves

These incredible loop scarves are a fabulous accessory to any outfit, they are all silkscreened with fun prints from flowers and bicycles to skulls and axes. Available in tons of colours made with 100% organic cotton and bamboo. They are handmade here in Canada, making them a perfect gift for anyone on your list. $28

ZONE MAISON

Mappit Wall Decoration

Stamped metal decorative map with 12 nickel plated magnets – $80

L’HEXAGONE

Wallet

Secrid aluminium cardprotector/ wallet protects your most important cards, both against bending and breaking and against your RFID cards being scanned if you don’t want them to be. The perfect gift for that guy who is constantly breaking his cards or wallet by sitting on them. $44.99

WORKSHOP BOUTIQUE

Lotion Bar

Bee savvy’s lotion bars are made with are made with coconut oil, shea butter and Bee Savvy’s own beeswax. Simple and pure ingredients. All lotion bars are small batches and hand poured to ensure quality and consistency.  Lotion bars use the body’s own heat to melt the lotion and apply the perfect level or moisturizer. Handmade in Ontario, Canada. $15

GOODS SHOP

Calendar Kit – Stitch the Stars

An easy DIY allows you to stitch a constellation each month of 2018. Connect the dots using the glow-in-the-dark embroidery thread and needle provided. Just poke and stitch; it’s super-easy! No embroidery skills required. The constellations gently glow after you switch off the light. $32

ROADTRIP

Sweaters

Inspired by a friendship between a blonde and a brunette, this crew neck sweater is just what you and your bestie need for chill hangouts and cute photoshoots. Super duper soft and cut for a relaxed fit, both styles are available in grey and black. $79

TRUSTFUND

PJ’s

You’ll be looking quite… fetching in this PJ set! Sleep in style with these great PJ’s from P.J. Salvage. Featuring an uber-soft and cozy jersey fabrication with a super fun print, these pajamas are a must. Piping trim along the collar and button-up front closure frames the top perfectly, finished off with sweet patch pockets. An elastic waistband guarantees total comfort. Pair with a cup of cocoa and your favourite slippers for the ultimate in sleepover style.  $138

MA CUISINE

Bee’s Wrap 3 Pack

Wrap bread, cheese, vegetables, or cover a bowl! Bee’s Wrap is the sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap, create a seal, when cool the wrap holds its shape. $29.95

MILK SHOP

Graphic Tee

More cats? Yes please! Handprinted in Montreal by Ambivalently Yours, these unisex t-shirts are purrfect for the feminist or cat-lover in your life. $28

FROU FROU

Swing Coat

These gorgeous velvet swing coats are the perfect dress-up/ dress-down item. Just wait til you feel how soft they are in person.

MODERN SHOP

Message Boards

Message boards for your words to live by. Suits in the kitchen, the hallway, the office or in the kids room. High quality with a stylish finish. Available in Black, Pink, Blue, Green and Grey. $38 +

WUNDERKAMMER

Necklace

FRÜG ‘Mieli’ goldplate heart hands necklace. This sweetie measures 16 inches, with a gold plate pendant and chain. $30