Month: November 2020

Seasonal Sips: A guided tour of Hastings County’s cafés and coffee shops

Across Hastings County, there is a myriad of lovely quaint cafés where you can pop-in and order yourself a warm coffee, tea, specialty latte or hot cider to get you through your Christmas shopping excursion, or to keep you toasty as you commute to work. There are also spots where you can buy your favourite holiday beverages and make them in the comfort of your own home. Let’s explore some of Hastings County’s best spots to relax and enjoy a treat to warm the soul.


How to spruce up your Christmas by shopping local

“For the times they are a’changin’” pretty much sums up the holidays this year. Although the Christmas holidays may look and feel different, given COVID -19 protocols, there’s no reason we can’t celebrate the season while also supporting local businesses. Hastings County has much to give, and that’s what the holidays are truly about. Be part of this year’s holiday giving by shopping locally.
From trees, one-of-a-kind gifts, turkeys, and more! When you support our businesses and artisans, you are gifting to the community.

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Your Hastings County Holiday Shopping Guide

It may not be the holidays as usual, this year, but there are still lots of ways to show your family and friends how much they mean to you. Now, more than ever before, retailers and service providers across Hastings County are opening up online shops or just making it easier for you to purchase from a distance.

So, whether you’re shopping for an outdoor adventurer, a gourmand, a serenity seeker, a naturalist, a creative, or a family, read on for 34 gift ideas.