Oxford County Holiday Gift Guide 2022
From smoking meat to managing your ecological footprint, Oxford County has something for everyone. The holidays are the perfect time to shop and support local and Oxford County businesses and producers make it merry.
Each holiday season, we round up some of our fav local gift ideas to help you in your holiday shopping. Read along for gifts ideas and stocking stuffers that are sure to please.
Explore the Top Oxford County gifts for 2022
For the Pit Master
We all know that person with a meat smoker, ready to make a day of slow cooking. Make their day with a JTK Meat Box featuring a variety of meats and cuts from JTK Farms. Grab a JTK Assorted Sauce Gift Pack and some Pitmasters Choice Premium Pellet Blends, excellent with any meat.
For the Creative
Encourage the creative in your life with handmade paint palettes and sets from Beam Paints, available at the Woodstock Art Gallery. Beam Paints is located in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island and draws on Indigenous pigment and paint traditions. Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey are blended to create saturated colour and are packaged without plastic in beeswaxed canvas or slices of cedar and birch offcuts.
Oxford County wildlife and nature artist, Rhonda Franks, is putting an interactive twist on the classic holiday card. Her augmented reality animations can be viewed through your phone, no downloads necessary. Get a set of 5 with envelopes or shop for art prints, originals, and more.
Aggie Armstrong’s 2023 Desk Calendar will keep the creative in your life inspired throughout the year. These 5x5 calendars are available now, featuring Aggie’s stunning original watercolour art work printed on archival linen paper.
For the Musician
It’s never too late to pick up an instrument and a new skill. Ingersoll Music Academy offers music lessons for all skill levels and styles. From banjo to bass, violin to vocals, their team will work with you to reach your goals. The best part? You can gift lessons now and your future rock star can enroll during any time of year.
Record Works is Oxford County's largest and longest-running record shop with a vast collection of vinyl plus new and used entertainment items including classic consoles and the vintage games you stayed up far too late trying to beat in your youth.
Looking for another type of one-of-a-kind mug? Dande Vintage & Thrift has curated vintage mugs that’ll take you to breakfasts past.
Check out the selection of mugs at Early Bird Coffee and pick up some beans or a gift card to round out the gift. Take your promise of a coffee date to the next level and gift a Roasting Lab Experience with Early Bird’s Master Roaster, Elio Caporicci.
Looking for something for the coffee-lover, always on the run? Pick up one of Kintore Coffee’s Travel Yetis and pair with their ‘Workshop Dark Roast’ to keep them kicking into the new year.
Jarful Refillery Subscription Boxes are a great option for the eco-friendly folx in your life. Receive boxes specially tailored to help transform the Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry Room, and Personal Hygiene and Grooming routine. By the end of the subscription, the recipient will be stocked with ethically sourced, eco-friendly products that make a home a more environmentally friendly one. Ask the Jarful Refillery for their talents in creating a custom gift box for your eco-conscious pal.
Fair Square is all about inclusive gifting and has put together gift boxes for everyone, even for those with complex food allergies or restrictions. Whether you are shopping for a Cookie Monster that is vegan or a gluten-free holiday Elf, Fair Square has a gift box for you. Preparing for vegan or gluten-free dinner guests? Fair Square is the perfect spot to stop or shop online.
Gift a one of a kind thrifted find. This is a fantastic way to give a unique gift while helping our earth and communities. Many thrift stores include a charitable element where profits go to the community or a local cause. Feel good about your gifts by shopping secondhand this holiday season.
Support the Oxford County Theatre and Live Performance scene by purchasing a Theatre Season Pass or Show Tickets for one of Oxford’s stages.
Candies from Any Decade
Go back in time with the taste of classic candies from decades past. Reel Treats has sweets that will take you all the way back to the 50s. Stockings filling up fast? Consider gifting a Reel Treats Decade Gift Box, available in the following themes: 1990’s, 1980’s, 1970’s, 1960’s, 1950’s.
Say, ahhhhh and unwind with Wild Comfort Body Care. Known for their incredible handcrafted soap and Soap Making Experience, Wild Comfort has many products made from natural products, that are made to perform. Check out their Hair Tea, a blend of herbs that are great for hair growth, moisture retention, and can lighten or darken your hair.
Matte Claw Clips
Dwell Urban Boutique in Ingersoll is your stop for all things cozy and cute. Dwell’s curated seletction of home goods, gourmet pantry items, wellness products, and their ‘DwlGrls Basics.’ Check out their selection of matte claw clips, perfecting for keeping your tresses out of the turkey when it’s time to feast. Choose from a variety of colours including black, chocolate, beige, caramel, or cream.
Sugar Shack Maple Candy Tins
Remember the scene from Elf where buddy drinks maple syrup like coffee? Opt for a maple treat on the go with a tin of Jakeman’s Maple Infusion hard candies. Made with Pure Maple Syrup, these hard candies will melt in your mouth and come in a reusable, retro-inspired tin. Stuffing multiple stockings? These packs come with 5 tins.
Vegan & Inclusive Treats
Fair Square in Downtown Woodstock is the perfect place to source sweet treats, snacks, and food items that are 100% vegan and inclusive. Stuff the stockings with holiday goodies like No Whey Milkless Peppermint Bark, a Top 9 Allergen-Free product. Shop at FairSquare for vegan cheese and other ethically-sourced products to bring to the table this holiday season.
Wooden Butterfly Popsocket
Shopping for the fashion-forward? On Trend in Norwich is a Utah-inspired shop selling women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, footwear, accessories, and lifestyle items. With new arrivals weekly, On Trend will outfit you for all seasons and occasions. Pop a butterfly pop socket into the stocking of the lovable social butterfly in your life.
Porch Swing Candles
Salvage & Décor is the perfect place to take a moment to find a one-of-a-kind gift. Shop their curated antiques and home décor items and consider a Porch Swing Candle as a stocking stuffer. Sniff the Ginger Snap scent before loading the stockings. We won’t judge if it is lit before your gift wrapping is complete.
Alphabet Dice Game
The best stocking gifts are the ones that can be enjoyed together. Roka has plenty of stocking-sized games for the family to let out their competitive sides. Campbell’s Alphabet Dice is a great game option that can come along on future road trips and adventures.
Scented Mini Slimes
There’s nothing better than a small activity in a stocking to keep the little ones entertained between gatherings. Break out the scented mini slimes from Betty’s Marketplace to squish and squash boredom. Betty’s customers love the ‘Unicorn Toot’ scent. Shop for other kids’ gifts, toys, and treasures online or in Downtown Tillsonburg at Betty’s Marketplace.
Supercar Thunder & Lightening Pack
Zoom and boom with mymy and me’s Supercar Thunder & Lightening pack. Mymy and me is an Online, Oxford local, toy shop with educational, wooden and sensory toys. No matter the kiddos’ current obsession, mymy and me has great options for stocking stuffers and more.
Don’t leave the littlest ones out, even if it’s their first time experiencing your family traditions. Baby Boutique has fantastic basics like BIBS Pacifiers and the fun extras that will get enjoyed throughout baby’s first years.
Where: Long & McQuade, 445300 Gunn's Hill Rd, Woodstock, ON 43 Main St W, Norwich, ON20 Finkle St, Woodstock, ON (View Map) 20 Brock Street East, Tillsonburg, ON (View Map)
Online at www.long-mcquade.com or in-store
Do you prefer Love me Do or are you more of a Midnight Rambler? Either way, a harmonica is a great addition to the stocking for your rock and roller.
Initial Crayon Ornaments
These hand-crafted crayons come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. Check out their Initial Crayon Ornaments, NEW this holiday season. Shop for their products at Betty’s Marketplace, Our Creative Touch, and Action Medical.
Dande Mystery Bags
Dande Vintage & Thrift is all about the 1970s boho revival. Grab a Mystery Bag, filled with treats and funky accessories, perfect for filling up the stocking when you are running low on ideas.