During a time of a global pandemic, it is so important to support local. These 10 unique Christmas gifts will help support local KW businesses.
1. Custom Charcuterie Board
Westmount Signs & Printing has been serving the Kitchener-Waterloo region for over 15 years! While they specialize in indoor and exterior signs, they also make a wide range of custom-designed products such as charcuterie boards! Is that special someone not a fan of cheese? No worries! Westmount Signs & Printing does more than just charcuterie boards. They can design anything custom from gift certificates, stickers and even mugs!
2. Some Phlippen Good Hot Sauce!
Looking to spice things up this holiday season? Phlippens is a local Kitchener business which carries natural handcrafted smoked condiments made with local ingredients. Phlippens sauces come in a variety of flavours and are delicious on a wide variety of food items. Phlippens is in over 300 local retailers and with his unique branding and merch, you won’t be able to miss his logo showing up all over town!
3. A Relaxing Spa Treatment
The Waters Spa is a great place to wind down, relax and forget about the stressors of the pandemic during the holidays this year. Some might be skeptical of a spa during these times, however The Waters Spa has taken no chances during this pandemic as they fully sanitize before and after each appointment, change all bedding, tools, equipment and space out treatment times to minimize interactions so you can fully relax!
4. A Dozen Delicious Cookies
Sweet Lou’s Cookies offers fresh baked artisan cookies. Located on Weber Street in Waterloo, they are the perfect place to fix that sweet tooth. They sell cookies that are baked with incredible toppings and they are even sold by the dozen… even six dozens. Shhh. We won’t tell.
5. Quay Sunglasses
UNI +KONCEPT is the most chic boutique located in Uptown Waterloo. The store offers Quay sunglasses that have become a hot trend within Canada. They would make for the perfect gift for Christmas.
6. A Virtual Cooking Class
The Culinary Studio located in Belmont Village has adjusted to meet the needs of our community during a pandemic and is offering virtual cooking classes. This would be an amazing gift for a friend, a significant other, or even a parent!
7. A Floral Arrangement
Looking to take your Christmas decorations up a notch this holiday season? Living Fresh has a wide selection of custom holiday vase arrangements!
8. Car Detailing
Everyone loves a clean car, but nobody likes cleaning it! Gifting a clean car will definitely put a smile on someone’s face. Savc that special someone the hassle and get their car detailed at Dre’s Auto Detailing.
9. Bag of Coffee Beans
Premium coffee beans are the perfect Christmas gift for all coffee lovers! Play-A-Latte has a wide variety of premium roasts and a giant playground in their cafe! How cool is that?
10. Vegan Baked Goods
Vegan gifts can be hard to come by! If you’re Christmas shopping for someone who loves eating vegan, try some fresh locally sourced, vegan baked goods from Cafe Pyrus! Another idea? Grab a gift card!
Curious How We Discovered These Hidden Gems In Kitchener-Waterloo?
At Driverseat, we believe that supporting local is a huge responsibility for everyone within our community, especially during a time like this. That’s why we have taken the initiative to find these hidden gems and show our support. To learn more about the initiatives we’ve taken, hear about other local businesses within the Kitchener-Waterloo region and do your part to support local, click here and join the community!
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