Shop locally this #HolidaySeason! Avoid long lines and shop in the idyllic towns and villages of #ElginCounty. The main streets of Elgin’s towns and villages are the perfect places to pick up gifts that are truly one-of-a-kind and are sure to please everyone on your list. Elgin is also home to several entrepreneurs that have handcrafted the perfect items to gift your loved ones.
Now more than ever, it is important that we keep our dollars local - this means supporting the local businesses in our own backyard, buying local produce and products, and ordering directly from local entrepreneurs.
We hope that our Elgin County Gift Guide can act as a tool to assist you in your holiday shopping this year and in future years too. Who knows, you might explore a new part of Elgin County that you never even knew existed. We have crafted 7 Gift Guides to get you started on your local shopping trek
FOR THAT RAD DAD…
Dear old dad will be so glad that you decided to shop locally this year. Relax knowing that gone are the days where you spend hours trying to figure out what your dad or father figure in your life might want. From a craft beer assortment pack from Natterjack Brewing Company to a day on Lake Erie reeling in a big one with Churchville Outfitters, discover some rad ideas to gift your dad this year.
View the "Rad Dad" Gift Guide here.
GIFTS THAT YOUR TEACHER/BOSS REALLY WANT…
Forget that box of chocolate or unoriginal mug bought from a big-box store. Show your boss or teacher how much you really appreciate them with a box of honey samples from hives across the County from Wildflowers Farm, or give the gift that shows them how much they help you grow with an amaryllis bulb kit from Canadale Nursery.
View the "Teacher/Boss" Gift Guide here.
FOR THAT MOM WHO DESERVES THE WORLD…
Moms do so much for their families, no matter how old their children are. Treat your mom to a special gift this holiday season, crafted with love right here in Elgin County. From a lunch out at Pinecroft, to a one-of-a-kind treasure from The Dented Can, wow your mom with something as unique as her.
View the "Mom" Gift Guide here.
FOR THAT SPECIAL KIDDO . . .
No matter how old your kiddo is, there are many unique shops and local entrepreneurs that specialize in all things kids! Give the gift of play with a gift certificate to Clovermead's Adventure Farm, or a personalized, stuffed in-store, animal from the Bear Friend Factory.
View the "Kiddo" Gift Guide here.
FOR YOUR PARTNER IN CRIME . . .
Your bestie, support system, BFF, or partner in crime, whatever you call them, treat them to something special made right here in Elgin County! Spend a day relaxing with a mani and pedi at Bonita Spa, or sign up for a pottery class at Yellow Brick Pottery; the options are endless.
View the "Partner in Crime" Gift Guide here.
IMPRESS YOUR IN-LAWS . . .
Knock the socks right off your in-laws with the perfect gift, found right here in Elgin County. For art loves, choose an original Peter Robson Studio's print and get it expertly framed, or have a custom rock engraved from Silverthorn Landscape Supplies.
View the "In-Laws" Gift Guide here.
FOR YOUR BETTER HALF . . .
Give the gift of an Elgin County experience to your loved one this year! What's more romantic than a kayak excursion on the Otter River with Otter Be Here, or an overnight stay on the scenic grounds of Conny's B&B.