Six local gifts for $60 or less

You better not pout, we’ve got your local-made, handcrafted, stocking stuffers covered.

1Stollen, Gingerbread Haus Bakery
Fruitcake is a bit of a punchline. But this sweet, cakey fruit bread is no joke. From the melt-in-your-mouth icing sugar coating to the tangy citrus peel pieces inside, this traditional German treat will delight the foodies in your life. Visit the fine folks at Gingerbread House (1138 Queen Street) to stock up on all three uber delicious flavours: Christstollen, Almondstollen and Dresdenstollen. $16.35-$21.20

2Minimalist small sterling silver bar studs, Touch the Dutch
These tiny silver studs by Anneke Van Bommel are simple and stunning. And they go with everything. Little black dress? Yes. Distressed denim? You bet. Flannel pyjamas? Of course. Treat yourself to these handmade earrings and your lobes will be ready for anything from binge watching Disney+ to sipping cocktails on Argyle Street. Load your cart at Van Bommel's Etsy shop (touchthedutch), or swing by Kept (75 King Street, Dartmouth) to get your hands on these beauts. $24-$33

3 Steak t-shirt, Quarrelsome Yeti
Can't figure out what to get for the carnivore on your list? This hand-printed t-shirt from Geordan Moore will make your favourite meat eater drool. The line comes in range of sizes from XS to XXL. Available online via and IRL at the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market (1209 Marginal Road) on Saturdays and Sundays. $33

4 Granny's Apple Pie moonshine, Still Fired Distilleries
Leave the egg nog in the dairy aisle. Leave the spiced wine on the NSLC shelf. And don't bother fussing with hot-buttered anything. Let Granny's Apple Pie moonshine (and its 20 percent alcohol content) fill you with holiday cheer! The combination of boozy moonshine made in Annapolis county and fresh-pressed apple cider from a farm in Berwick will warm you up on the coldest December nights. Available in 375ml and 750ml bottles at and Alderney Landing Farmers' Market (2 Ochterloney Street) on Saturdays and Sundays. $17.95-$29.95

5 Uprooted headband, Thief & Bandit
Designer Amie Cunningham somehow manages to make her clothing and accessories seem both wild and sophisticated. These 100 percent organic cotton headbands are no exception. The vibrant colours and quality fabric are sure to please even the hardest-to-please fashionmonger. Log on to or shop the dual-purpose studio/showroom at 1673 Barrington Street. $25

6 Ceramic smokeware, Taylor Made
Is your best bud a ganja guru? Well, get ready to light up their holiday with a piece of Anna Joan Taylor's handcrafted ceramic smokeware. Her first collection sold out earlier this month, but she's already working on more pipes, one-hitters and ashtrays. Follow @taylormade_xox on Instagram for fresh-out-the-kiln updates. $35-$60+

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