If you know someone who has an ardent sweet tooth then Stubbe Chocolates is the place to pick up gifts for them. Known for their artisan chocolates, which are nothing less than works of art, this chocolate shop delights locals and tourists alike. Created with the use of cocoa sourced from South America, each of their creation promises honesty in flavor and quality. From truffles, German sweets, chocolate bars to delicious cakes like the artistic Anna Torte and Pistachio-Mango Torte, Stubbe has something for everyone. Their gift ideas for unique and sure to put a smile on your loved ones' face.
This unique shopping and restaurant district covers nearly 12 square blocks and offers something for everyone. You'll find trendy stores selling the latest in designer fashions, jewelry and artwork, as well as a variety of excellent restaurants. In the evening, the market is a buzz of activity as party-goers hop from nightclub to nightclub. To experience the true roots of the market, visit during the weekend, when local farmers and artisans ply their wares near the Byward Market Building. The market is closed on Christmas and New Year's Day, but is otherwise open during the summer and fall.
Located in the Byward Market neighborhood, Vertigo Records is a record store with a variety of more than 15,000 LP's, as well as a selection of a little more than 7000 CD's and DVD's available. If you think that this store is of no use to you as you do not own a turn table, do not worry as you can buy one here as well! Not only do they sell records but they also purchase from from patrons as well. If you are looking for a particular record, feel free to ask them for it, as they will be happy to custom order it for you. Drop in and pick up your favorite LP to listen to it in the original unspoiled sound quality.
This Canadian crafts gift shop on the Sparks Street Mall, just a block away from Parliament Hill, is a real gem. Breathe deeply as you enter The Snow Goose, as the scent of sweet grass mingles with the smell of tanned leather. Handmade beaded moccasins, delicate quill baskets and aboriginal jewelry are just a few of the handicrafts on display. Quality soapstone Inuit carvings and Iroquois masks adorn the rear of the shop. A knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide historical product information and to answer all your questions.
If you are looking to purchase something that is one of a kind and truly Candaian, Flock Boutique located in the West End's, Fisher Park neighborhood, is a boutique store that you must visit. This shop is dedicated to supporting and promoting local Canadian designers and hence offers up a wide variety of products which includes clothes, accessories, home supplies, bath and beauty supplies and loads of gifting options! With over 150 different brands, this is the place where you can pick up something that is memorable and useful too.
Established in 2005, the Workshop Studio and Boutique is all about cute crafty creations made by talented local artisans and designers. Together with their other sister store called the Flock Boutique, the aim is to promote beautiful, handmade and sustainable fashion. The shop is packed to the rafters with Canadian made designer clothing, accessories, and fun gifts. With regular sales, friendly staff, and an online store, Workshop Studio and Boutique is an unique independent shop that has something to offer for everyone.
This massive gift store has souvenirs from all four corners of Canada. Whether you want postcards, clothing, maple syrup, books or native art; they have it all. Browse through an enormous selection of Canadian handicrafts while listening to peaceful nature CDs. A small gallery contained within the shop has prints for sale and a framing service. Located on the busy Sparks Street strip, this shop is only a block from Parliament Hill.
Located just a minute away from the Parliament Hill building, Morgante Menswear is a luxury clothing store for men, that offers an excellent of some of the top names in men's fashion today. With a selection of brands like Hugo Boss, Canali, Alberto, Z Zegna, Sand and several more, this is the store to visit if you are looking for something smart and classy. With custom tailoring for any of the suits, jackets, pants or shirts purchased here, Morgante will have you looking sharp and dressed to impress.
This jewelry store prides itself on offering only the finest diamonds and a surprising selection of rare and unique gemstones from around the world. Canadian designers create their most elaborate pieces, but some simple gold chains of Italian origin are also available. If you're looking to buy antique jewelry, this is the place; conversely, if you're looking to sell antique jewelry, Alyea's also facilitates estate treasures. Call ahead for more information.
This outdoor mall is one of the city's oldest shopping districts. Stretching three blocks, it is home to a number of specialty shops including Nocean, O'Shea's Market Ireland and Canada's Four Corners. Items for sale include a wide selection of original Inuit carvings and other Native Canadian artwork and accessories. During the summer months, the mall is buzzing with activity, especially during the lunch hour when hundreds of public servants fill the many restaurants and outdoor cafes.
CANTAS is a luxury clothing brand located in the Byward Market, that is an absolute must visit for women looking to buy a luxurious evening gown that will make you the center of attention. This store ensures that you will be the only one wearing whatever you purchase here as all their beautiful gowns are available in only one dress for each size. With designs that are so exquisite and delicate, this store is a great option whether you are shopping for a prom, an award function or even your own wedding dress. They also offer a collection of casual wear that will help you look effortlessly chic every day!