Local businesses need your help!

By supporting local, you can keep the places you love stay open…it all starts with you. Ottawa has so many great local businesses to look for all your gifts this holiday. Find out how you can support local this holiday season, and make an impact!

Acquisti Life

The best kept secret is found right in Carleton Place, Acquisti Life, featuring fashion & apparel for men, women and home. Acquisti Life finds brands from Canada and around the world that are ethically produced (designed and manufactured in Canada or US), fair trade, use organic materials, and recycled water bottles.

Their 12 Days of Christmas event on now, with savings and surprises daily. Looking for something unique to give this Christmas? They have it!

Website: acquistilife.ca

Address: 515 McNeely Ave, Carleton Place, ON

Contact: (613) 434-2106

Follow them on social!

Facebook: @acquisti.life

Instagram: acquisti.life


House Of Fine Carpentry

Deck your house with a custom home office from House of Fine Carpentry. Their team will create the perfect space for your taste.
Tis the season to visit House of Fine Carpentry.

Website: houseoffinecarpentry.com

Address: 5 – 790 Industrial Ave, Ottawa, ON

Contact: (613) 736-9930

Follow them on social!

Facebook: @HOFCarpentry

Instagram: @hofcarpentry


National Gallery of Canada

This holiday, give the gift of experiences and quality time together with a membership to the National Gallery of Canada. Members enjoy unlimited free access and discounts at the Boutique and on parking. The Gallery is OPEN and it’s safe… so put the screens away, grab your family and rediscover art. Buy a gift membership onsite or online today, and make art a part of your life. Visit www.gallery.ca


The Sh*tstorm that was 2020

Part yearbook. Part ABC book. All Sh*tstorm.

Written by Ottawa author Jon Sinden, this book might seem a tad unbelievable, but all of this sh*t actually happened in the year 2020. Part ABC book. Part yearbook. All  Sh*tstorm. On sale now at Black Squirrel on Bank Street and Framed Ottawa in Old Ottawa South.

Follow Jon Sinden on Twitter!


Birch Bark Coffee Company

This locally roasted fair-trade coffee company gives back., profits go to providing clean drinking water to homes in our Indigenous communities.

Visit their website at birchbarkcoffeecompany.com/collections/all-products


Kokom Scrunchies

Kokom Scrunchies was created by a talented 9 year old named Mya. She makes sure that each Kokom Scrunchie is handmade with love (here in Ottawa). What started off as an idea, has taken Mya on a path of bringing Kokom Scrunchies to everyone.

Visit their website at kokomscrunchies.ca



Deliaestelle Designs

Ottawa based designer Stephanie Peltier does Beadwork with a trendy, modern, edgy and chic brand. Her jewelry has been worn by several well-known individuals across the world and has facilitated workshops focusing her unique Beginner Beading Kit.

Visit their website at deliaestelledesigns.com


This season, shop local and shop often!