Acadian Maple has a huge variety of products to be used as wedding day favours, including organic syrup, jams and coffee. They can be shipped anywhere in the world.
13578 Peggy's Cove Road, Tantallon, 888-276-2753
Great gifts available from the Mahone Bay-based pewter specialists, now with a location on the Halifax waterfront. Check it out for much more than just pewter for wedding gifts, including cake set servers, picture frames, wine goblets, handcrafted jewellery and home decor.
589 Main Street, Mahone Bay, 800-565-3369
Attica offers a wide range of well-crafted, modern furniture and accessories for every room in your home. Just stop in to the Barrington Street location, wander around and choose the items that suit you and they’ll keep a list behind the cash for inquiring and gift-oriented minds.
1566 Barrington 423-2557
Bowring was originally started in Newfoundland, and is still a Canadian-owned business. There you'll find any number of homes-related items, from furniture and lighting to decorative accessories and tabletop items. Bridal gifts include everything from cake sets to crystal shoes.
Dartmouth Crossing, 185 Hector Gate 480-2200
A coffee and chocolate shop, The Choco Cafe is the storefront of home-based businesspeople Lama Issa, brother Rami Issa and husband Omar Khartabil, who offer gourmet wrapped chocolates individually or for wedding gifts. Choco cafe also serves fairly traded, organic coffee, specialty teas and authentic hot chocolate.
1360 Lower Water Street, 407-8844 chocolatesbydesign.3dcartstores.com
Cucina Moderna is Halifax’s specialty kitchen store, so with the wedding and all, now’s the time to capitalize on all the great products they have available. Whether it’s appliances you’re wanting, bakeware, barware, cooking tools, cookware, knives or tableware, they’ll have what your kitchen needs.
1535 Dresden 423-9562
Goody Baskets’ job is to provide the most memorable line of gift baskets you will find anywhere. Try traditional gourmet and fruit baskets or customize your own with everything from bowls to chocolate to wine to imported delicacies, all of which makes for a wonderful gift come the wedding day of your dearest.
6025 Stanley 423-5504
The Canadian superstore is the country’s largest kitchen, bed and bath retailer! As such they’re in a position to offer exclusive labels such as GlucksteinHome, Steven & Chris and a huge selection of famous brands like Cuisinart, Calphalon, Jamie Oliver and even DKNY, all of which are available to be registered online.
201 Chain Lake Drive 450-0330
HOOPLA! CUSTOM WEDDING AND PARTY PRODUCTS
Hoopla does custom products for weddings, including balloons, mints and candies, custom chocolate, travel mugs, wine openers, anything on which you might want to put a custom imprint. The company specializes in unique products for people who want to do something a little different for their wedding, including party gifts, bachelor and bachelorette party t-shirts and more.
133 Portland St., Dartmouth, 877-4918
HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY
The great Canadian department store allows you to create a registry online, with a guide to help you decide how to best assemble your wish list, depending on your budget and wedding size.
Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth (902) 469-6680
JENNIFER'S OF NOVA SCOTIA
You might consider Jennifer’s if you needed to bring authentic Atlantic Canadian crafts to friends and family from away, but you could also drop in for that ideal wedding gift, the beautiful silverware ornaments, jewellery, woodcrafts and baubles.
5635 Spring Garden Road, 425-3119
With local craftspeople and artisan’s work filling the walls, shelves and displays, you’ll find plenty here to choose from if looking for the ideal wedding gift. There’s also plenty to consider in terms of jewellery, if you’re looking for something to wear to the big event.
Hydrostone Market, 5519 Young Street 444-3050www.hydrostonemarket.ca/lady-luck-boutique/
The exquisite crystal makers, the only in Canada, have a registry, and recommend four to six months before your wedding as a good time to register by visiting the showroom or online. You can arrange a personal consultation, if you’d like. NovaScotian Crystal sends out a gift certificate for 10 percent of the total value of registry purchases and any personal purchases you make in the 12 months following your event date, something to keep in mind when you want to complete your collection.
5080 George Street 977-2797, 492-0416
In the family-friendly store you’ll also find products by Anointment, the locally produced balm and lotion company. There’s also a registry, if you want to point friends and family in the direction of Nurtured for thoughtful, natural and eco-friendly gifts.
2571 Robie Street, 405-4367
All the pewter your heart craves plus items in glass, as well as stationery and watches.
Barrington Place Shops, 1903 Barrington Street, 425-5303
P’Lovers has been a leader in environmentally sound gifts since before it was cool. Co-owner Liz Crocker suggests organic cotton towels, bamboo bedding, recycled glassware, picture frames and candleholders all make great wedding gifts. They do registries, too.
1443 South Park Street, 422-6060
From kitchenware to beds to random home accessories, Sears can set you up with a registry online that makes it easy for your family and friends to choose the gifts you want and need. There are 50,000 items to choose from. Seriously.
Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford, Nova Scotia 454-5111
Sugah! can provide custom wedding favors for all of your guests, a huge collection of Nova Scotian treats for those who’ve travelled, or some great rum-themed gear from sister company Rum Runners for the groom’s party. Sugah! also can do custom printed wine glasses, shot glasses and other memorabilia.
Bishop's Landing, 1479 Lower Water Street 421-6079
A great local store to find unique and unusual gifts, everything from housewares, kitchen, bed and bathroom items to Canadian-made furniture and lighting.
The Trillium, 1459 South Park Street, 425-8005
Toy parties, a pretty popular bridal shower event, can be planned through Venus Envy. Or, you can just wander in there yourself---the helpful staff can give you a tour of all the fun, guides and games available to throw your own party, if you’re more DIY.
1598 Barrington Street, 422-0004