Gift Guide #4: A Little Bit of Everything

Whether shopping for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list or the one with a thousand interests, these local shops have this, that and everything in between. Shop Local this holiday season. Shop the Exchange.

Soga Soap

84 1/2 Albert St
Holiday Soap Bars – $9

All SoGa bars are handmade in small batches with sustainable and vegan skin soothing ingredients.

U.N Luggage

175 McDermot Ave
Secrid Wallets – $45-$155

U.N Luggage is a one-stop shop for travel goods, adventure accessories, stationary and leather goods.

Tara Davis Studio Boutique

246 McDermot Ave
Locally Crafted Bath Bombs and Crumbles – $22-$24

Tara fills her joyful shop with stunning hand made pieces from mostly Canadian makers. The range of products and prices means there’s something for everyone.


233 McDermot Ave
Foodie Gift Box – $35

Having started as an online market for all things local, GoodLocal has now planted roots in the Exchange with its first storefront location.

Bevvy Teyems

224 Notre Dame Ave
Framed Plastic Bag Print by @rains_droplets – $175

New to the neighbourhood, Bevvy Teyems thoughtfully matches your paintings and prints with new, vintage, antique and otherwise previously loved picture frames.

Canadian Footwear

128 Adelaide St
Slippers – $55-$195

Family-run since 1932, Canadian Footwear has a vast selection of quality brands like Birkenstock, Blundstone, Sorel and more.

Nu Era Emporium

296 McDermot Ave
Vintage and Upcycled Treasures

This new shop on the corner of Princess St and McDermot Ave showcases local makers, vintage treasures and even art supplies.


73 Princess St
Nikki Braun, Linked, Watercolour – $165

With over 200 gallery members and 18 studio artists, this gallery shop features an array of works to choose from, including jewellery, ceramics, illustrations, sculptures, fashion accessories, and so much more.