St. John’s is home to so much talent, making shopping local so much fun. While there are not as many craft shows this year, it doesn’t mean that you cannot shop locally. St. John’s is home to many great shops that offer a fantastic array of locally made products. Check out the 15 places listed below where you can shop local in St. John’s this Holiday season.
Merry Makers Market
Starting the weekend of October 24 – 25, Quidi Vidi Plantation will be hosting Merry Makers Markets for the nine weekends leading up to Christmas. Each weekend, new vendors will be featured at the market. Get into the holiday spirit and keep coming back weekly to see what is new at the market.
October 24 to December 20, 2020
Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, Maple View Road, St. John’s
Winter Wonderland Market 2020
The Winter Wonderland Market is back for it’s second year at the Holiday Inn. Over 50 vendors will be at the market, which will be held in 2 salons. You can find handmade items, decor, food, artwork, pet products, and much more.
November 7 & 8, 2020 from 10 am – 5 pm
Holiday Inn St. John’s Conference Centre, 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John’s
Country Craft Fair
Head into Lester’s Farm Market greenhouse to meet a variety of vendors with a wide selection of locally made goods. There are three separate craft fairs with different vendors at each market.
November 7 & 21, and December 5, 2020 from 9:30 am – 4 pm
Lester’s Farm Market, 173 Brookfield Road, St. John’s
Downtown Art Fairs
Starting November 21st, head downtown on Saturdays for four days of socially conscious shopping. Local artists and makers will be showcasing their work for you to get some great gift ideas.
November 21 & December 5, 12, & 19, 2020 from 1 pm – 6 pm
Water Street, St. John’s
St. John’s Farmers Market
Open weekly on Saturdays, the St. John’s Farmers Market features more than just fruits and vegetables. The market also features the work of local artisans and crafters. They also offer special events on Sundays like the Festive Market from December 4th to 6th, 2020.
245 Freshwater Road, St. John’s
Gift Shop at The Rooms
Offering some of the best local products and Canadian made products, the Gift Shop at The Rooms is a popular shopping location. Located on Level 1 in The Rooms, you can browse and maybe find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on your Christmas list. They also have an online shop that ships across Canada.
9 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John’s
Offering a broad selection of hand-made jewelry, decor, bath & body and home goods, Whink offers unique gift options for the hard to buy for people in your life. Their Newfoundland collection features Duckstreet Collectables, fused glass artwork, and much more. They also offer Canada wide shipping on their website.
8 Rowan Street, Churchill Square, St. John’s
Opening its doors in 1972 as a small weaving supply shop, the Newfoundland Weavery has grown to carry a huge variety of locally made crafts and gifts. Along with their storefront on Water Street, they also have an online shop with Canada wide shipping.
177 Water Street, St. John’s
Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador
Explore Newfoundland craft traditions at the large juried craft shop. Crafts come for across Newfoundland from many artisans. There is also a teaching clay studio, if you would like to learn how to make your own holiday gifts.
275 Duckworth Street, St. John’s
Quidi Vidi Brewing Company
Quidi Vidi Brewing Company is Newfoundland largest craft brewery is home to award-winning ales and their iconic Iceberg Beer. Their mixed packs makes a great gift for craft beer lovers. They also offer special merchandise for those who already love Quidi Vidi Brews.
35 Barrows Road, Quidi Vidi Village
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Foggy Island Candles
For many people, a specific scent can bring back fond memories, and Foggy Island Candles is inspired by everything that makes the East Coast special. Their candles and soaps can be found at many shops across Newfoundland. You can also pick up their products online or at their store in St. John’s.
155 Water Street, St. John’s
Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food
The scent of freshly made bread from the Rocket Bakery is enough to get your mouth watering. Stop in to enjoy a yummy treat while doing your holiday shopping. Their shop features more than just their delicious handmade food. They also have great gifts for the foodies in your life, like local cookbooks, specialty local jams, and much more.
272 Water Street, St. John’s
Featuring the best of local art, craft and literature, the Heritage Shop is a shop that you must check out if you are shopping local this year. The shop works closely with local artists to preserve traditional practices. Along with their in-person store, they also have an online store that ships internationally.
309 Water Street, St. John’s
If you are looking for a great gift for the fashion lover in your life, head over to Johnny Ruth. This boutique features some of Canada’s coolest fashion and jewelry designers work. From locally printed tees to artisanal home goods, Johnny Ruth offers unique pieces that are perfect for gifts. They do offer shipping across Canada.
181 Water Street, St. John’s
One of the largest craft stores in Newfoundland, there is over 3000 square feet of crafts to see at Crafted Treasures. Pick up unique locally printed shirts, hats, mugs, and more, as well as other fantastic handmade local goods under one roof.
162 Duckworth Street, St. John’s