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2023 Oxford Holiday Gift Guide

Get the warm fuzzy feeling of shopping local this holiday season. We've gathered some favourites from Oxford businesses and makers for our 2023 Oxford Holiday Gift Guide. Continue on for 'Me Time' gifts, flavours of Oxford, sustainable must-haves, items to fill the stockings, and of course ideas for your furry friends.

Shopping for the family? Check out these gift ideas to make the kids more than merry.

Tough to buy for? Check out these Oxford Experiences to gift.

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Stocking Stuffers

Jakeman's Maple Syrup | Maple Products

It's all about the maple at Jakeman's with their Maple caramels, cookies, and small sizes of maple syrup for the Buddy the Elf in your family.

Wild Comfort Body Care | Noel Soap, Beard Oil

Wild Comfort Body Care creates personal care products with natural ingredients that will make your skin say, 'ahhh.' Their limited time Noel Soap is infused with the festive aromas of Cinnamon, Fir Needle, and Peppermint. Their beard oil makes a great gift for your bearded beau.

Deep Purple Lavendar | Bath Salts, Lavender/Peppermint Chapstick

Lavendar lovers adore Deep Purple Lavendar farm's bath salts, great for a spa experience at home. Make Deep Purple part of your daily routine and conquer the winter elements with their lavendar and peppermint chapstick.

Reel Treats | Nostalgic candies spanning decades

Nothing gets the reaction that nostagic receives. Take it way back with some classic candies from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s. From cracker jacks to dunkaroos, a visit to this shop will be a treat for the gift giver and receiver.

Roka Billiards & Games | Various Card and Dice Games

Gift a game and time spent together all at once with Roka's various card and dice games, plus full board games that make a fantastic Christmas Eve gift. Roka has some classic favourite games plus holiday themed ones for some festive and friendly competition.

The Raw Rock Shop | Crystals & Jewelry

Share your intentions with jewelry and crystals from agate to amethyst, turquoise to tiger eye at the Raw Rock Shop. Shop their Crystal Kits that come with mulitple intuitively selected pieces, available in 4-5 pc.

Picards Peanuts | Chip Nuts

You'll go nuts for Picard's Chip Nuts, a potato covered peanut. Think potato chip meets nut! This delicious snack comes in all sizes and flavours including Original Salted, BBQ, Ranch, Salt & Vinegar, Ghost Pepper, Habanero, All Flavour, Bacon Cheddar, Dill Pickle and more.

Upper Thames Brewing Co. | Craft Sodas

Nestle a craft soda from Upper Thames Brewing Co. in the toe of the stocking. This Woodstock brewer is crafting sodas in three flavours: Dam Good Cream Soda, Top-O-The-Hilla-Vanilla Cola, and Turtle Trail Ginger Ale.

Kintore Coffee | Craft Sodas

Oh, the hiss and pop of a coldbrew can. There is nothing quite like it. Gift this caffeinated indulgence in Regular, Vanilla, Maple OR Kintore Coffee's limited edition Peppermint Mocha.

Selfcare and Relaxation

Terra Nova Nordic Spa | Nordic Spa Experience

Gift a trip to this Nordic Spa, located just outside of Woodstock. This rural nordic spa gives vistors a country escape with a wood-fired sauna, eucalyptus steam room, or hot pool to warm up. Visitors then head to a cooling station before taking some time to relax by the fire, taking in the fresh air. Gift a nordic spa experience and take it to the next level by adding on a massage or other treatment.

Wave Nordic Spa | Nordic Spa Experience

Located in Mount Elgin, Wave Nordic Spa is nestled in the Oxford Hills Golf Course, surrounded by Oxford's beautiful landscape. Visitors are invited to move from the cold plunge and dump buckets to warm pool, hottub pool, sauna, steam rooms, and hot stone bed before unwinding in the relaxational room, lounging by the pool, in hammocks, or around the fire pits. Make it even more memorable by adding on a treatment.

Dwell Urban Boutique | Facial Kits, Animal Magic Oracle Cards

Everyone unwinds in a different way and Dwell Urban Boutique has plenty of gifts just for this. Gift everything needed for an at-home facial with Dwell's Facial Kits. For those into all things mystic? Check out their Animal Magic Oracle Cards.

Wild Comfort Body Care | Soap & Solace Experience

Step into the role of a soapmaker, guided by Wild Comfort's Danielle Paluska. Bring the ingredients to life as you craft the soap in her beautiful rural shoppe, taking home the soap to cure, cut and eventually enjoy and reminisce on all you've learned.

Creativity and Hobbies

Pottery in Oxford | The Kiln Room, Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, Station Arts Centre

Give the gift of a new hobby. Oxford County has multiple art centres and many talented artists that are sharing their skills. From begginner pinch pottery to beyond the basics on the wheel, there are plenty of ways to get creative in Oxford.

Ingersoll Music Academy | Books, Instruments, and Gear

Find instruments big and small plus all of the accessories, add-ons and gear for the musician in your life. Shop with confidence conducted by their team of musicians.

Record Works | New & Used Music, Movies, and Video Games

Search for the perfect record or grab a gift certificate to give the thrill of the find. Record Works has new and pre-owned vinyl, CDs, DVDs of your favourite films and TV series, plus a huge selection of new and pre-owned video games and accessories.

Woodstock Art Gallery | Art supplies, Books, Gallery Membership

Find inspiration-aplenty for the artsy at Woodstock Art Gallery's giftshop. Shop books and art supplies including BEAM Watercolour Paints. These watercolours are Indigenous handmade paint that is vegan and eco-friendly. Gift a gallery membership, a gift that keeps on giving to both the member and the local arts scene.

Oxford Theatres | ITOPA, Thistle Theatre, Theatre Tillsonburg, Theatre Woodstock

This holiday season, give the gift of local theatre to your friends and family. Affordable ticket prices allow everyone to experience the thrill of live performances, creating core memories you’ll look back on for years to come. Upcoming performances include musicals, dramas, and comedies — something for everyone. 

Ingersoll Wine & Cheese | Whiskey Smoking Kit

Cocktail connoisseurs will love Ingersoll Wine & Cheese's Whiskey Smoking Kit and the endless options to make the next gathering extra special. Know an aspring vintner? Gift a certificate for their very own winemaking visit.

Hobby Supplies | Thoughtful Artisan, Cherished Pieces, Sew-U-Can

From quilting to sewing, knitting to crochet, Oxford has plenty of shops with the quality items for all types of hobbies. Shop fine yarns at Thoughtful Artisan, material and notions at Cherished Pieces, and sewing machines at Sew-U-Can. Each location holds their own unique workshops and classes that make a fantastic gift for creatives of all ages.

Oxford Experiences | Perennial Palettes, Soap & Solace, Tree to Table, Fresh Blooms

From watercolours in a rural garden with a local artist to wandering through the woods with a local woodworker, there are so many ways to experience Oxford. Craft your own custom soap in a relaxing setting or completely unwind as your pick your own bouquet on a flower farm. Explore Oxford's Experiences here.

For the Foodies

JTK Meat Shoppe | JTK Assorted Sauce Gift Pack

You may not be able to put meat under the tree, but you can gift JTK's rubs and sauces. Can't choose just one? Pick up JTK's Assorted Sauce Gift Pack and try them all.

Stations Arts Centre | Pinch Pots

Shop your way along the Cheese Trail and pick up gifts the whole way through including the adorable artisan-made pinch pots at Station Arts Centre in Downtown Tillsonburg. These are perfect for your dips, spreads, and extras that accompany your charcuterie board.

Braemar Hills Farm | Garlic Scape Sea Salt, Dip Mix

Help your home chef elevate their dishes with Braemar Hills Farm's Garlic Scape Sea Salt. Gift the entertainer their Dip Mix made with garlic grown on the farm, here in Oxford.

1909 Culinary Academy | Culinary Class, 'What do ido with These Preserves? Book by Chef Murrary Zehr

1909 Culinary Academy is all about hands-on exploration that will have you falling in love with food, while making new friends. From learning to make pasta from scratch to marveling over mushrooms, these classes welcome you to the old schoolhouse to sip a beverage and make a meal together.

Coyle's Country Store | Homemade Fudge

From homegoods to homemade fudge, this country store is a baker's paradise. Pick up freshly roasted nuts, trailmix, baking supplies, and fresh fudge in over 15 flavours. Shop holiday items and decor to enjoy all year round.

Thames River Melons | Preserves

Enjoy the 100% Thames River Melons fruit and vegetables that are jammed into these preserves. Find jams, jellies, pickles and sauces at their Farm Market and try one of our favourites, and a feature on the Cheese Trail, Roasted Onion and Garlic Scape Jelly.

Foodie Experiences | Chef's Table Experience, Coffee Roasting Experience

Snag the best seat at sixthirtynine's Chef's Table Experience or learn the science behind coffee roasting at Early Bird Coffee's Roasting Lab. Explore more Oxford Experiences to gift this holiday season.

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

Jarful Refillery | Bamboo Cutlery, Eco-Friendly Laundry Starter Kits

Jarful Refillery has plenty of items you can feel good about gifting. From bamboo cutlery, toothbrushes, and exfoliating straps to the natural products to fill reusable containers, this spot is a haven for the eco-friendly. Shop gift certificates, Eco-Friendly Laundry Starter Kits, and Night In Gift Jars online and in-store.

Ottercreek Woodworks | Boards, Tree to Table Experience

Gift a board that will be a focal on the table and a family heirloom one day. Make it even more meaningful and gift a Tree to Table experience where attendees craft their very own board from start to finish.

Fair/Square | Vegan Jerky + Gluten-Free Treats

Sustainable snacks anyone? Fair/Square is all about providing quality, specialty products that don't compromise taste or function. Try their Vegan Jerky, gluten-free baked goods from Rosy's Kitchen, selection of books + stationary, and much more.

Habitual Chocolate | Hot Chocolate Jars

Habitual Chocolate has put together some sweetness in a jar, with their Habitual Chocolate Shavings in a Mason Jar. Simply add your hot liquid to the jar and whisk until mixed. These jars come in three sizes for Dark and Milk Chocolate. Check out their gift bundles featuring their delicious bean to bar chocolate.

Garden in Harrington | Flower Subscription

Gift freshly harvested flowers, throughout the year, from the Garden in Harrington. Flower subscriptions can be purchased for a season and are delivered regularly to the recipient (learn about their delivery area here). Various types of Flower Subscriptions are available.

Unique, Secondhand Finds | Modern Hipster, One of a Kind Vintage

Take on the thrill of the find and gift a unique, secondhand item from one of Oxford's vintage or thrift shops. Head to our Antique Admiration blog for ideas on how to pass on your gift of thrift.

Rising Roots Farm | Hopeful Harvest Experience

Join Sophie Foster on a farm tour and take home more than just the basics of vegetable farming. Engage all of your senses as you learn about agroecology, the farming techniques Rising Roots aims to uphold. This experience is a fun one to experience with a group, so book now for something to look forward to, together.

Furry Friends

Betty's Marketplace | Matching Pet & Parent Accessories

Family photos will be extra cute this year if you gift Evelynn Pet Bandana & Human Infinity Scarf Sets. Available in multiple patterns and sizes, you and your furry pal will be all set with this set.

Barkin' Boujee | Green Crab Dog Biscuits

Barkin' Boujee is the coziest pet store that you and your fluffy friend will find in Oxford. Shop their raw food, fun toys, and treats including Polkadog Green Monstah treats made with Green Crab and Kelp (loved by cats and dogs).

Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life | Udderly Dog Bone Cookies

If you've been to Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life, you have likely met their farm dog, Aspen. Take home one of Aspen's favourite treats—an Udderly Ridiculous Dog Bone cookie, available at the Farm Market Store.

Two Guys and a Whisk | Homemade Dog Biscuits

One of your favourite bakeries is about to become your doggo's favourite as well. Two Guys and a Whisk bring in delicously homemade dog biscuits to make sure everyone in the family can quell their sweet tooth.

Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese | Beau's Biscuits

Does your pet come running when they hear the knife hit the cutting board? Your little cheese-fiend will love Gunn's Hill Artisan's Beau's Biscuits, made with cheese and named in memory of their late shepherd.

Upper Thames Brewing Co. | Spent Grain Biscuits

Share a brew, 'er a biscuit, with your pet pal. Upper Thames Brewing Co's spent grain biscuits are a delicious and a sustainable treat the pup will beg for.

Dande Vintage + Thrift | Catnip Pouches

We didn't forget about the kitties! Dande Vintage's catnip pouches are available in multiple patterns made with wild catnip plants just outside of Oxford, that will make your cat go wild. 

Orange Door Acres | 4 Varieties of Freeze Dried Treats

Orange Door Acres has been whipping up four varieties of Freeze Dried Treats from their chicken farm, named after their adorable crew of retrievers. Grab Barkley's Bites, Cooper's Cookies, Missy's Munchies, or Mister's Morsels.

Rawsome Dogs | Rawsome Dogs Beef Lung

Available at Rawsome Dogs in Woodstock and Red Dragon Dairy in Salford, Rawsome Dogs Beef Lung is a treat local dogs can't get enough of.

The Hen House | The Bark Treats

This cozy little shop is filled with adorable items for the 'Dog Mom' in your life plus The Bark freeze dried treats, cat treats, pupcake and parfait mixes, and more.