Shop Local – Focus on Collingwood
With bookstores, boutiques, florists and more, there’s a wide range of retailers in Collingwood to help you get all of your holiday shopping done as easily as possible. From stocking stuffers to vintage finds, unique “green” items to treats for the foodie in your life, you’ll find all kinds of distinctive and personal gift ideas right here in town!
The Candy Factory www.candyfactory.ca
645 Hurontario Street
A Collingwood staple since 1972, this old fashioned candy store specializes in truffles, brittles, fudge and more. Pick up a delicious hostess gift, a treat for a special dinner or a special surprise that’s sure to please!
Leuk bij hermas www.leukbijhermas.ca
Furniture and Home Decor – 78 Hurontario Street 705-293-2323
Fashion – 124 Hurontario Street 705-446-2626
Giftware – 126 Hurontario Street 705-445-4694
A popular home decor and furniture retailer on the downtown strip, Leuk has also opened a gift store and clothing store, all full of European inspired styles. If you’re in the market for something that conveys a great sense of style, Leuk is the place to go. Don’t miss Tulip, the in-house flower boutique or the Leuk Cafe where you can refuel in comfort!
One Love: Global, Local, Eco www.shoponelove.ca
64 Hurontario Street
Perfect for the boho, “green” fashionista on your Christmas list, One Love puts the focus on providing clothing and accessories made only of sustainable materials. Plan a visit to take in the selection of eco-friendly clothing, jewelry, apothecaries and textiles made in South America.
Mad Dogs Coffee and Vinyl Cafe www.facebook.com/maddogsvinylcafe/
239 Hurontario Street
Showcasing a deep love for and knowledge of vintage LPs (both new and used), Mad Dogs Cafe provides a superb mix of truly wonderful fair-trade coffee, awesome vintage vinyl and what can only be described as amazing customer service. Read the rave reviews for yourself!
Collingwood Olive Oil Company www.collingwoodoliveoil.ca
42 Ste. Marie Street
For the foodies on your Christmas list, or that uncommon item that you’d like to serve your holiday guests, a visit to Collingwood Olive Oil is a must. Offering an astounding range of international, high-quality extra virgin olive oils and balsamics that are always fresh, made with natural ingredients and available for sampling, not to mention their great customer loyalty program, you’ll be back for another visit!
Instead of relying on the same big box stores you visited last year (and the year before) for your holiday shopping, why not consider stopping in at one of the many unique and colourful local retailers when you’re in search of that special something? What better time is there than the holidays to support your own community by shopping at locally owned small businesses? Trust me, they’ll do everything they can to make your shopping experience a positive one so you become a repeat customer!