We’ve scoured the City and County to bring you a list of #YQG gift ideas that are sure to make this year’s holiday shopping easy and most importantly, LOCAL!
Please note, this is merely a snapshot of available local gift ideas. Windsor-Essex is filled with great businesses, restaurants and people. Share your suggestions with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Bring the perfect gift to your Holiday party or tree with these local Gift Boxes.
Product: BOWS CITY HOLIDAY PACK
Each pack includes: Pom Toque, Choice of Unisex Tee and Metal Pin. All Holiday Packs will be delivered in Windsor free of charge.
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|Company: Ocean Bottom Soaps
Product: 12 different soaps featuring 12 different local businesses in a wood box crafted from whiskey barrels!
|Company: Love Your City
Product: Treat Yourself or Someone Special this Holiday Season. Local goodies & apparel hand selected and carefully delivered to your door by our elves. Deliveries & Pick Ups begin December 16th
|Company: Border City Urban Farms
Product: The WE Box is a curated local food box featuring the best local produce in Windsor & Essex County, from our area’s top farmers and producers.
|Company: Secret Sip Coffee Club
Product: A monthly membership delivers a secret 250g package, which is over a half pound of fresh coffee, the first week of every month for the duration of your membership.
Price: $13.99 monthly
|Company: H&F Foods
Product: Antibiotic, Hormone and pesticide free Ontario meats – straight from the farm delivered to your doorstep.
Price: Beef Box Meals from $139.99.
Stocking stuffers and gift ideas that are made in or sold at local small businesses in YQG.
Product: WE Podcast is a brand new local podcast network which will feature a vast variety of audio and visual entertainment, with local programming available in your car, your home, and on the go with a free downloadable app.
Price: Monthly Plan - $2.99/month, Yearly Plan - $29.90/year
|Company: BB Branded
Product: Limited Edition Rose City gear.
|Company: FLOAT Lakeshore
Product: Holiday shopping have you feeling stressed? Spend an hour turning off this crazy world, floating effortlessly in a sensory deprivation tank filled with ten inches of a silky solution containing 1000 pounds of pharmaceutical grade epsom salt.
Price: One (1) 60 minute Float Session $75
|Company: Walkerville Publishing
Product: 5000 Ways You Know You’re From Detroit book
|Company: Aloraflora Jewelry
Product: Simple, everyday wear or pieces with flair, custom bridal jewellery, Swarovski accents.
Price: Starting at $45
|Company: Dark Roast Digital
Product: Limited Edition Ambassador Bright Illustration. 32" x 40" Print on Canvas. Wood Frame with Acrylic Glass and Velvet Lining. Only 50 Made.
|Company: Kelcom Wireless
Product: Google Home Mini
Price: Limited Time special - only $39.99
|Company: Wreaths By MG
Product: Handmade wreaths, candy cane décor.
|Company: Spiritual Soldiers
Product: Clothing with a cause. Spiritual Soldiers is a clothing line with all profits going back to recovery homes in South Western Ontario.
Price: Starting at $20
Product: A must have for any craft beer fan. Faerhaven’s Six Pack of beer soaps is made with local craft beers from Walkerville Brewery Craft Heads Brew and Brew Windsor.
Price: Starting at $42
|Company: Quill Apparel & Printing Co.
Product: Is your kid an artist? Why not put their masterpiece on a T-shirt and make them feel like the real deal?!
Price: Starting at $40
|Company: Culture Shock Jewelry
Product: Handmade indigenous jewelry, Moccasins, Dreamcatchers & Art. (Also pictured are items from Finity Teething Jewelry and Pocket Squares, available at Urban Art Market)
Price: Baby moccasins start at $65, other items vary in price. Available at the Urban Art Market – 548 Chilver Ave., Windsor.
|Company: Imaginative Group
Product: This holiday season, you can bring the best of WIN City into your home with this Windsor poster, featuring some of the city’s most notable landmarks in the most colourful way. But don’t wait too long! The offer finishes on Christmas Day, 2017.
Price: $34.99 (available in "Dawn" or "Dusk" versions)
|Company: Bamboo Beats
Product: Stylish, Eco-friendly, Unique, Bamboo Phone Amplifiers
Price: $15 for an original stained Bamboo Beat & $20 for a custom finish.
Product: Handcrafted & one-of-a-kind items.
This holiday season enjoy terrific local food produced right here in #YQG.
|Company: Denali Chocolates
Product: Gourmet chocolate dipped strawberry platters, towers and customizable gift boxes.
|Company: Not Just Any Cheesecake
Product: Specializing in homemade decadent Cheesecakes, Cheesecake Cakes, Cakes and many other Sweet Treats, perfect for any occasion!
|Company: Cookies by Kathy
Product: Specializing in homemade and hand decorated cookies.
|Company: The Hungry Pooch
Product: PAWliday Gift Bag
|Company: Rallis Olive Oil
Product: A premium, raw, unfiltered, extra virgin olive oil; pressed completely in the absence of heat (Ice Pressed) within 12 hours of hand harvesting, from superior category early harvest olives - the results, a near flawless acidity of 0.1% and an unbelievably “refreshing” raw, olive taste!
|Company: Dressed by an Olive
Product: Custom Holiday Baskets
Price: Taste teasers starting at $10. Themed Grab n' Go baskets starting at $46.
|Company: Infinit Nutrition Canada
Product: Finally, a functional iced coffee! Low carbs, low sugar, but packed with protein and flavour. New Zealand Whey Protein Isolate, 100% Coffee, Organic Coconut Sugar, and Richmix – a non dairy creamer, combine for an easy and tasty protein iced coffee.
Price: Prices range from $3.95 to $249.95.
|Company: Walkerville Brewery
Product: New, limited edition Holiday seasonal Spiced Mocha Porter - a collaboration with Anchor Coffee House.
Price: $9.95 for 500ml bottles and $50 for the 2L (limited release of 125 bottles!)
|Company: Sun Parlor Honey
Product: Producing fresh, local honey since 1925, uncluding liquid honey, creamed or in the comb.
Gift giving season is upon us, and it’s no surprise that the Small Business Centre is a big fan of shopping small, especially when it comes to gifts! We have pulled together a few of Windsor-Essex’s loved small businesses for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide.
|Company: 30ml Coffee Co.
Product: Offering hot java, as well as their signature cold brew, in Rich Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate.
|Company: Ani & Fabi
Product: Providing kits to make your holiday baking easier. They now have gluten-free kits available.
|Company: Bungalow Home Decor
Product: Specializing in condo sized furniture and home essentials, this shop is ideal for the urban dweller.
|Company: The Cheese Bar
Product: Focusing on South Western Ontario producers, The Cheese Bar provides artisan cheeses & charcuterie boards for all events.
|Company: Crafty Candles
Product: Offering the finest, hand-crafted candles made of refined paraffin, soy and gel waxes. Made in Essex.
|Company: The Flower Shop at Thiessens
Product: Visit The Flower Shop for beautiful decor this holiday and all year 'round.
|Company: Old Dutch Guys Chocolate
Product: These beautifully handcrafted chocolates may be the perfect gift, but sometimes can be too pretty to eat!
|Company: RARE Apparel
Product: Real Authentic. Real Etiquette. This comfy clothing line seeks to promote Windsor-Essex.
|Company: Sissy & Roché
Product: Kingsville's newest art gallery is more than just display - it's art and cooking classes, and a curated gift shoppe!
|Company: Sports Zone
Product: If you're looking for the perfect gift for a sports lover, Sports Zone carries officially licensed sports apparel.
|Company: The Vintage Witch Shoppe
Offering vintage clothing and antiques, this shoppe is great for those with an old soul.
Whether tied to #YQG by birth, re-location, school or geography, here are some more gift ideas that have still have some #YQG tied to them.
|Company: The Whisky Jack
Product: Hand-crafted Liquor Dispensers
|Company: The Retro Suites Hotel
Product: Southwestern Ontario Premier Boutique Hotel with 45 suites and 7 long term stay apartments located in Historic Downtown Chatham Ontario
Tired of hearing “I’m bored”? Why not keep your kiddos, friends and family busy with these local activities.
|Activity: Bright Lights Windsor
Details: Featuring a 64' tall illuminated tree in the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens, Thousands of lights & a host of iconic holiday characters throughout the park, Special light shows and Horse-drawn carriage rides.
|Activity: Windsor Comedy Festival
Details: Windsor Comedy Festival returns for its fifth year and brings great entertainment to tickle your funny bone on December 27th at Chrysler Theatre.
|Activity: River Lights Amherstburg
Details: River Lights is a 6 week long Festival held in Amherstburg's Navy Yard Park.
|Activity: Skyzone Windsor
Details: Wall-to-wall aerial action in Windsor's newest trampoline park!
|Activity: Fantasy of Lights
Details: Through the winter months, Lakeside Park in Kingsville is magically transformed in to a sea of colorful displays for “Fantasy of Lights.”
|Activity: Roseland Gulf & Curling Club
Details: Curling facilities are available from November through March for curling bonspiels, league play, and individual ice sheet rental.
Details: A traditional German indoor & outdoor Christmas market. Awesome local vendors, children’s make & take craft station, Gluhwein, hot chocolate, live music & more!
|Activity: Willistead Manor Holiday Tours 2017
Details: Enjoy Windsor’s historic Willistead Manor Holiday House Tours in Old Walkerville on Sunday, December 3, 10 & 17, 2017.
|Activity: Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Details: Celebrate the Holidays with the WSO! Enjoy your favourite Holiday tunes, a musical telling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and a visit from a special guest in a red coat!
Check out even more #YQG Holiday Activities in Windsorite.ca’s Windsor Christmas Events Guide!
Looking for even MORE local gift ideas? Click the images below to check out some of our Annual #YQG Gift Guides from years past!
Click the image below to view our 2016 #YQG Gift Guide
Click the image below to view our 2015 #YQG Gift Guide
Check out even more local gift ideas with Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island’s W.E. Made It: Holiday Gift Guide!