Local and unique finds for the holidays in Hastings County

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Local and unique finds for the holidays in Hastings County

With the holiday season upon us, it can feel like there is a never-ending amount of gifts to find for all the special people on your list. Luckily, in Hastings County, we are home to many incredible shops that sell unique and great gifts. You can find something for everyone even the “they have everything, picky and impossible people to buy for.” Plus you will be supporting local businesses which is a win-win. We put together this list of just a few of the many amazing gifts you can find, to make your shopping adventure a little easier.


Bancroft has a great selection of decor and gifts as well as delicious chocolates, trendy apparel, and handmade local products.

The Chocolate Rabbit

Shopping for that special someone with a sweet tooth or looking for something unique like their indigenous-designed mugs make sure to check out The Chocolate Rabbit.

The Old Tin Shed

The Old Tin Shed is a great place to cross multiple items off your list at once. They have plenty of holiday decor, jewelry, clothing, unique ornaments, and art making this a great place to find the perfect gift.


Necessities specialize in seasonal decor so you can be sure it is full of incredible holiday items, so you can decorate until your hearts desire as well as find some great unique gifts for your friends and family.

West Wind Gallery & Gifts

This is the 35th year that West Wind Gallery & Gifts has been helping the community celebrate the holidays and they are good at it. They are currently offering daily sales for 35 days and offer plenty of holiday decor as well as adorable puppets, soaps, candles, baking supplies, glassware, clothing and so much more.

Local Goods Bancroft

Local Goods Bancroft has plenty of homemade items such as jewelry, ornaments, unique and festive bath bombs, and plenty of gifts. This is a great place to find unique gifts plus you will be supporting local artisans at the same time.

Acorn Home + Apparel

Acorn Home + Apparel offers beautiful apparel and home decor. They have unique gifts, with many handmade, luxury, and curated products, and are sure to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.


Maynooth is home to many incredible art galleries, vintage shops as well as unique gift and decor stores. Take a trip to Maynooth to find incredible gifts for the special people on your list.

Maynooth General Store

The Maynooth General Store has a little bit of everything, here you are sure to find great gifts, cottage-style apparel, and any stocking stuffers you might need.

Wildewood Gallery

Wildewood Gallery has a great selection of paintings and handmade products from local artisans, so you can gift something that is truly one of a kind while supporting local artisans.

Cassidy’s Specialty Teas

Tis’ the season for a nice warm beverage to beat the winter blues. Cassidy’s has a wonderful selection of organic coffees, herbal teas, and hot chocolate to choose from. They even have jewelry as well as art & antiques.

Foxfire Gifts

Foxfire Gifts has a great selection of gifts for anyone on your list. Here you will find a treasure trove of antiques, clothing, candles, area rugs, and even games.

Nomad Vintage

At Nomad Vintage you will find uniquely hand-crafted products, antiques, and plenty of incredible records for the music enthusiast on your list.

The Carriagehouse

Here you will find a collection of hand-knitted products to keep you warm and stylish throughout the winter months as well as beautiful mugs, cards, gifts, and even locally-made jams.


Stirling has a great selection of stores to find something for everyone, from vintage and decor stores to so much more. They are also home to the Stirling Festival Theatre which is famous for its panto, so stop in for a show and do some shopping while in town.

The Vintage Junction

The Vintage Junction in downtown Stirling has incredible wood products such as signs, charcuterie boards, and breadboards. They have ornaments, decor, greenery, and more.

Rustic Route

At Rustic Routes, you are sure to find a plethora of treasures, from furniture and home decor to fashion. They even offer a large selection of yarns for knitting homemade gifts for the loved ones on your list.

Cranberry Hollow

This home-based business is packed full of charm and incredible finds. From adorable handmade items to signs, glassware, and more.


Marmora is home to a picturesque downtown that looks like it is straight out of a Hallmark movie. With plenty of businesses offering gifts, clothing, decor, and locally-made products making it easy to find great and unique gifts.


Sandra’s specializes in furnishing mind, body and home offering clothing, healthy and alternative food products, cookware, gifts, and more.

Off The Porch

Off The Porch has local handmade charcuterie boards which are perfect to use for entertaining over the holidays as well as making a great gift. They also have onesies and other fashions as well as plenty of decors.

Countree Folk

Countree Folk has a huge selection of cozy slippers, ornaments, signs, and plenty of great gifts to choose from.


Possibilities have incredible and unique decor, antique-painted furniture, glassware, and plenty of great gifts.

Jillian’s Antiques & Things

Jillian’s offers incredible antiques, giftware, photography props, and decor. They even have real-life goats and chickens you can feed while you shop. Making this a really unique and wildly authentic shopping experience.

Boutique Inspiration

Here you will find unique ornaments, gifts, seasonal decor, cottage comforts, candles and so much more, in this delightful Marmora store.

Good For The Soul

If you are looking for incredible, unique, and trending fashion make sure to stop into Good For The Soul, they have an eye for what makes a great outfit and even offer accessories and gorgeous decor.

Crafters Cottage and Gallery

Crafters Cottage is packed with charm, they offer handmade wood products, seasonal decor, and gifts. they even occasionally offer Amish-made bread and donuts. Make sure to stop in next time you are in the area.


Madoc is home to a downtown that is bursting with holiday charm, from its many shops, and stores where you are sure to find great gifts for everyone on your list to its famous bakery which is the perfect place to stop after a busy day of shopping.

Fish & Co.

Fish & Co is a must-stop for any angler on your list, they offer a huge selection of fishing gear, lures, and even pop-up ice huts. But that’s not all, they have cottage decor, their own Lil’ Miss Angler clothing line and the owner has even published a children’s book, which will be sure to make a great gift for any little ones on your list.

Oats & Honey

Nothing beats holiday baking, and if you are looking for great ingredients, stop into Oats & Honey, they have everything you need for your next holiday batch of desserts. They also offer fun and unique kitchenware which make great gifts for anyone who likes to bake or cook on your list.

The Emerald Earring

The Emerald Earring is a real treasure, they offer home furnishings, vintage decor, gifts, accents, and consignment items. Making this a great stop to find unique and one-of-a-kind gifts for that special someone on your list.


Tweed has everything from fine art, jewelry, antiques, books, decor, and even vinyl records and musical instruments making this a great place to shop and cross those items off your list.

Unconventional Moose

Unconventional Moose prides itself on offering unique gifts with a rustic, wildlife theme, and they definitely do. Their products are perfect for the cottage, camper, or anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

Tweed Florist & Gift Shop

Here you will find an incredible wall of gifts, seasonally themed and excellently curated to ensure you will find something truly unique. They also offer flowers and plants for the garden lover on your list.

Tweed News

Tweed News has all your holiday cards, board games, puzzles, and gifts, making them a great stop for gifts for the whole family or to mail away any holiday cards.

Coe Hill

As they say “There is no hill like Coe Hill” here you will find two incredible stores, that are packed full of amazing finds.

The Coe Hill Collective

The Coe Hill Collective is home to the amazing CallistoWicks Candles as well as many incredible products made by local artisans and vendors. Here you will be sure to find unique or one-of-a-kind gifts.

The Old Hastings Mercantile & Gallery

This is a local treasure, with its 11 themed rooms, one of which is Christmas all year round. Here you will step back in time to find vintage gifts, candy, games, glassware, decor and so much more. Just walking through this store is pure joy as nostalgia is around every corner.

Hopefully, this list helps you find ideas and the perfect gift for everyone on your list while supporting our incredible local shops here in Hastings County.
Happy shopping and Happy Holidays.


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Quinn's of Tweed

345 Victoria St. North Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

Visitors often ask about the building and it’s name, Quinn’s of Tweed. In fact, tradition dictates that we keep, with honour,  the name Quinn’s of Tweed, the original name of the store and building. The Quinn’s of Tweed building is one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful historic stone structures, dating back to the 1880s. The twelve foot walls allow us to hang paintings in the traditional French salon style. You’ll marvel at the craftmanship of the ash and maple staircase, the old bookeeper’s office, and the stained glass that brings one back to an era when a handshake and promise were as good as gold – today, we still believe in those principles.

gaylord hardwood flooring

228 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Charles Frederick McGowan sold the lot in 1907 to William James Lawrence for $600.00. Shortly thereafter Mr. Lawrence erected the building which still stands there today. He conducted a furniture business until 1912, when he sold the property to the Traders’ Bank of Canada, which within the year, was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada. It operated out of the building until 1942, when the war forced consolidations and closures due to a lack of tellers (men). The property changed hands a couple more times before local Tweed family, Gaylord Forest Products secured the property in 2003. Since then, they have evolved every inch of the interior into an experience. Each room throughout the building is a real life ‘showroom’ from top to bottom; you simply have to see it to believe it. The stairwell in particular holds a lot of history!

Marmora and Lake Inn

Come as strangers. Leave as friends.

29 Bursthall St, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Experience the charm of our 1906 mansion, nestled in the village of Marmora, Ontario, an historic town celebrating 200 years in 2021. The large and stately home was built by Ed Shannon for lumber baron Henry Reginald Pearce (known as “Reginald”) and his family, who purchased the lot for $200. It remained a private family dwelling for many decades and eventually was converted to a Bed and Breakfast by Chris and Lilly Boldly.

It now operates as Marmora And Lake Inn B&B and boasts beautiful, spacious bedrooms with quaint old-world craftsmanship for a luxurious stay. Onsite amenities include an exceptional indoor swimming pool, bubbler tub, infrared sauna, large screen SMART TV’s in each room, wireless internet access throughout, and generous sized gathering rooms. And being a small town, the pool is open to the community and friends for a nominal fee (pre-booking is required).

Our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including locally baked breads and pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, an extensive beverage and tea/coffee bar featuring a wide variety of flavours and blends. Great outdoor patio area for fair-weather relaxation and large private events.

Whether planning a romantic weekend for two, a small wedding, a family reunion or a week-long visit to bask in the natural beauty of the region, the Marmora And Lake Inn B&B will help make it a time to remember. (Please note that all bedrooms are on the upper levels and we don’t yet have accessibility assist.)