Planning to buy PEI made gifts or wondering what to buy this Holiday season for the Islander in your life? Here are 84 places to buy PEI made arts, crafts, clothing, food, wine and everything else. Support small Prince Edward Island businesses this holiday season!!!
**You can shop online or via phone and most places ship Canada-wide**
1. The Ultimate PEI Lover
Everyone knows that someone whose obsession with Prince Edward Island runs deep. Below is a list of 6 gift ideas for the true Island lover.
- Fifty Shades of Prince Edward Island print by Lindsey Ross Fine Arts – includes colours such as “Gable Green, Mayflower, and Colville Oyster”.
- Sea glass jewellery and art by Red Island Sea Glass – for anyone who cherishes walking the Island shores, collecting smooth, colourful sea glass will appreciate these beautiful pieces.
- An Island inspired print or an uplifting card by Happy Sappy Mail – There is no better time to send someone an uplifting message. 2020 has been a tough year, to say the least and many Island lovers weren’t able to make it to Prince Edward Island to see family and friends and fill their soul.
- A beautiful aerial print of the Island by the Redhead Roamer – the bright Island reds and vivid greens are even more magical from above.
- A Dunes Painting by Susan Christensen Art – For those who dream of days on PEI beaches, Susan Christensen’s paintings with blues, greens and sands will be oh so soothing.
- Anything from Oh Hey PEI – wildflower prints, oil paintings, stationary items or cute trinkets made locally.
2. The Littlest Person On Your List
Whether you have a child in your life who loves Prince Edward Island or you’re instilling your own love of the Island on the next generation, below is a list of Island products for the littlest person on your holiday list.
- Socktopus Puppet or any of the sweetest children’s clothing items from Saelvage.
- The sweetest wool hats, boots and bonnets for little people by Fox and Pine Designs.
- A crochet Anne or Diana doll by Crochet 4 Chocolate – quite possibly the sweetest gift of all time. It’s never too early to introduce Anne of Green Gables.
- The Toy Factory’s hand-made wooden toys and other beautiful toys to inspire imaginary play.
- You can’t get much cuter than these fluffy alpaca toys by Green Gables Alpacas. They also sell Wee Folk Alpaca Storm Socks that are perfect for the winter ahead.
- Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island –PEI’s current Poet Laureate, Julie Pellissier-Lush shares Mi’kmaq stories that have been passed down from generation to generation.
- The Bookmark has a great list of Prince Edward Island themed children’s books for all ages.
- Colour Prince Edward Island – A colouring book highlighting the Island’s beautiful scenery.
3. The Hobbyist
That person on your list who loves to make things and is always busy crafting something beautiful. Here are 8 ideas to inspire new projects.
- Original whimsical baby to adult locally designed knitting patterns by Mad About Colour.
- A hobbiest will appreciate the creativity and work that goes into these beautiful hand-woven creations by Luna Dragonfly Designs. So much texture and earthy colours.
- Fleece and Harmony has the most beautiful untreated gently hand-processed yarns, dyed in-house in bright blues, yellows, and green… so many Island colour combinations. If you aren’t sure what kind of yarn the hobbiest on your list would like, grab a James Bond (the sheep) T-shirt – he’s pretty famous and very handsome.
- Island Knits pattern book or yarn subscription box from Belfast Mini Mills
- One of kind alpaca yarn from Green Gables Alpacas (it even includes the name of the alpaca on the tag)
- Vesey Seeds – Huge selection of flower, herb and vegetable seeds for the green thumbs on your list.
- Knit Pickers’ made-in-PEI wooden wool swift to make winding hanks of yarn a breeze or pick up any of their knitting notions – Knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns, stitch markers, all the necessities the hobbiest needs.
- Louis & Jane crochet pattern or stitch markers – you really can’t have too many.
4. For The Fashionista
- Hand Printed shirts by Island District Co have the best sayings. “Cat Mom” – may also be paired nicely with any of the gifts from the Hobbyist section, “Zoom University” – any current university student in your life will identify, “It’s Too Peopley Outside” – for those who preferred lockdown, and of course “Sex, Drugs & Lobster Rolls” – we all know someone…
- Professional quality make-up at an affordable price and made on PEI. How can you go wrong with Aimee Dow Cosmetics?
- Jewellery, clothing and all things trendy. My Little Stash, located at the Charlottetown waterfront is a must-stop in summer and fall, but did you know they also have an online store? Grab all the goodies in the off-season for the fashionista on your list.
- Hand-forged jewellery at its finest. Garnish Jewellery offers rose golds, colourful chalcedony, and textured pieces. Good luck deciding!
- The renowned Green Eye Designs scarf and other hand-made local gems. They also make eclectic reusable face masks using lace details and bold patterns. Who could resist this mustard floral scarf to brighten their day?
- Mother-daughter duo, Maureen and Julia Campbell created their own clothing line, Go 2 Clothing, ethically made and inspired by the fabulous women who shop at their clothing store, JEMS Boutique in downtown Charlottetown.
- The infamous Prince Edward Island necklace by Kuriosities. Worn and cherished by so many Island lovers. Check out some of their other collections such as the Sand Collection where pieces are embossed with sand gathered from PEI shores.
- For a true fashion statement, check out Fellow Earthlings eyewear. Custom hand-made eyewear from recycled (would be waste material) on Prince Edward Island – committed to sustainability and creativity… and wait until you see the colours!
- A sparkly magical piece of handcrafted jewellery by Turquoise Trixie for the fashionista in your life who loves crystals.
5. The Impossible
We all have that person on our list who is impossible to shop for. Below is a list of 9 items that would make anyone smile – you’re welcome!
- An Illustrated family portrait (including pets of course!) made on PEI by Silverton Prints. Even the biggest Grinch will smile when they see this
- Something warm and cozy from Northern Watters Knitwear like these beautiful multicoloured thrum mitts or a Fisherman’s knit sweater.
- A personalized bread board, cheese board or rolling pin from Cattails Woodwork.
- A MacAusland’s 100% virgin wool blanket made at the MacAusland Woollen Mill since 1932. These blankets are truly beautiful and often given as wedding or Christmas gifts on PEI.
- Hand crafted, musically tuned wind chimes in the key of your choice by Island Wind Craft.
- Jewllery, Christmas ornaments and pewter treasures by Amos Pewter.
- Glass bird suncatcher by Creative Glass Plus. These bright glass birds are sure to brighten everyone’s day.
- A Curved Lupin Glass or any of the beautiful things from the PEI Craft Council.
- When all else fails, go with socks – but you might as well go with the coziest alpaca socks from Green Gables Alpacas.
6. Me-Time Gifts
Let’s face it, 2020 has taken the wind out of most of us. Below are a few items that encourage self-care and some lavish me-time.
- Soaps, scrubs and balms from Moonsnail – high quality natural bath and body products by one of the largest producers of handcrafted soap in eastern Canada. Everything is made in small batches using carefully selected, high quality ingredients. They also have some PEI specialties that include PEI red clay, sand, salt and kelp.
- Lou La Belle Skin Care offers luxurious natural products with a focus on high quality oils. The Glow Facial Serum and Enliven Facial Cleansing Oil will help keep your skin stay healthy during the dry winter months – a few drops in the bathtub and your whole body will feel moisturized.
- PEI Goat Soap for the win! 100% natural, made on-site with goat milk from their PEI farm. So many products to choose from – shampoo and conditioning bars, laundry soap, shaving products, deodorant, yoga mat spray…
- A bathtub caddy by Timber Grove Studios. For all the bath people out there, this is for you. A place to put your book, tea, or bath products for easy access and without getting water all over the floor. Lots of colour options too!
- Foot Butter, Island Healing Salve and Sugar Scrub by The Dippie Hippie Company. Certified organic ingredients, 100% vegetarian and Fair Trade products to keep your skin healthy and soft through these winter months.
- Luther’s Lather Shaving Creamery has the most luxurious men’s shaving products. The company is fiercely dedicated to celebrating the proper wet shave and saluting the days when things took a little more time and effort to do a job well done. Have a man in your life who could use some pampering? This is your gift.
- A hand-made pottery mug by one of the Island’s many potters such as PEI Potter’s Cove, Isle View Pottery, or the Potter’s Perspective. Starting your day off with a warm mug of coffee in your new favourite PEI mug does the body good.
- One of a kind teapot, Potter Daughter’s Jewellery or if you’re lucky enough to snatch a Jilly Mug by Village Pottery you’ve won the gift jackpot.
7. Stocking Stuffers
It’s often the smallest items that make the best surprises. Below are a number of stocking stuffer ideas with a little piece of PEI.
- South Shore Soaps look so delicious, you could almost eat them (almost… but don’t). Made with goat soap and quality ingredients. Their bubble bath balls looks like giant scoops of ice cream.
- A Soy candle with a very funny quote from Lighters Candles Co. Pick from a long list of sayings with profanities, a quarantine themed candle for those who can relate (everyone) or personalize your own with quote and scent.
- Cow’s Chocolate covered potato chips or Anne of Green Gables Chocolates. Anyone who has had Cow Chips in the past knows the level of happiness it would bring to find some in your stocking.
- Hand crafted PEI Magnets by Roberta Originals. Extra points if you include a photo or hand-made drawing to magnet to the fridge.
- Honibe Lozenges or honey drops – sweet and simple.
- Hair scrunchie or reusable face-mask by Saelvage.
- Yo-Yo Cookies by Forty Six North (also do great sauces) – love them or hate to love them, they won’t last long.
- Lucky Fox PEI Mix – sea salty caramel corn from an old-fashioned PEI recipe.
- Bright and cheery glass coasters by Elysian Wedding + Events or Creative Glass Plus – just in time to break out the eggnog.
- Maritime Marzipan & Fritz chocolates – locally made with love. Who can resist marzipan?
8. The Bibliophile
That person on your holiday list who loves to read but owns every single book. Below is a list of Island books they’ll be sure to love.
- Mammals of Prince Edward Island – comprehensive guide to the Island’s terrestrial and marine mammals. Perfect for anyone who loves animals and the outdoors on the Island. From the Little Brown Bat to the Sowerby’s Beaked Whale, this book highlights details on each species and need for conservation efforts.
- Prince Edward Island: Images of the Night Sky – Photos by Stephen Desroches highlight how lucky we are to have a place like Prince Edward Island where the night sky lights up into such a show.
- Yesterday, Today. A past and present comparative of Heritage Houses on Prince Edward Island.
- Prince Edward Island Through a Visitor’s Eyes. Highlights the Island’s natural and scenic beauty through photography.
- Illustrated History of the Acadians of Prince Edward Island. An overview of 300 years of French and Acadian presence on PEI.
- Flavours of Prince Edward Island – a beautiful cookbook highlighting Island foods and the farmers, fishers, food artisans who produce them.
- The Island Magazine – A magazine the highlights Prince Edward Island’s rich history, focusing on people, communities, enterprise, genealogy, natural history and folklore.
- Anne of Green Gables Cookbook by Kate Macdonald and L.M. Montgomery a whimsical book of simple recipes from the classic series Anne of Green Gables. Dianna’s Raspberry Cordial, Marilla’s Plum Pudding and Gilbert’s Hurry-Up Dinner to name just a few.
- Of course, a book list would not be complete without Anne of Green Gables. But did you know that L.M. Montgomery published 20 novels (not to mention short stories, poems and essays)? If you have an Anne fan in your life, they may enjoy one of L.M.’s other series such as Emily of New Moon or Jane of Lantern Hill.
8. Food and drink ideas for the foodie on your list
- Fresh coffee beans from Kettle Black or Receiver’s Coffee Company offers a variety of coffee blends and monthly subscription options too.
- Samuel’s Coffee House’s SIPT Tea line includes “Island SIPTS” and Lady Baker’s Tea has so many options you won’t know what to choose – monthly subscriptions available.
- PEI Potato Fudge – Oh Fudge – Made from PEI potatoes in over 20 flavours. The fudge is sweetened with chocolate, no extra sugar added. That’s ok to indulge in then, right?
- Maritime Madness sauces – One sauce does not fit all and Maritime Madness has taken that to heart. At 35 sauces and counting, there are so many options for pairing and build-a-box deals.
- Mustard fans will love the gourmet line of Atlantic Mustard, and sauces produced on PEI.
- Prince Edward Island Sea Salt Company – Salt of the Earth offers handcrafted, hand harvested PEI sea salt with infusions such as Rossignol Red Wine, Eureka Black Garlic or Receiver Coffee.
- Glasgow Glen Gouda Cheese – For anyone who has been to Glasgow Glen for the wood-fired pizza, will reminisce of Island times while eating their delicious gouda. Try the Beer Gouda, Bluda Gouda, or Herb and Garlic Gouda to name a few.
- Cider drinkers will love Double Hill Cider made from wild PEI apples. Try their Dorian Cider. Named after… you guessed it! Hurricane Dorian who stormed through the Island in September 2019, destroying much of the apple season. Double Hill was still able to make Dorian Cider by collecting private orchard and backyard apples across the Island. Riverdale Orchards makes the popular 2 Scots 3 Apples Cider – “nature in a bottle”.
- Island Honey Wine – prepare to be impressed and how complex Wildflower Mead wine is. A number of mead flavours available including Lavender, Cyser-Apple, and Haskap.
- Deep roots Distillery offers Gin, Vodka, Maple Liqueur, Spiced Apple Liqueur and a number of other delicious spirits handcrafted on Prince Edward Island,,,, including their ever popular Absinthe
9. Gift Boxes
- Samuel’s Gift Box is perfect for the person on your list who loves coffee and sweet treats!
- Experience PEI’s Lobster meal box is a perfect way for those not able to visit Prince Edward Island this Christmas to have a delicious lobster meal.
- PEI Preserve CO offers a Taste of PEI custom gift box – a mix of different Island products that you can choose from, including preserves, cheese, spices, sauces, etc.
10. Fur Friends
- Shampoo, salves and spritzers from Moonsnail.
- Hand-made Bandanas, sweaters, collar charms and treats for pets by Two Beggars.
- Buy a Brick for the Walk of Paws and memorialize a cherished pet in your life while helping raise funds for the PEI Humane Society’s new animal care space in the newly renovated shelter.
- These Cattus Toys are so cute that if you don’t own a cat, you are going to want one. They also sell adorable pet clothes and collars.
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