The 2020 Great Glebe Spree Gift Guide
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Even if it’s been a tough year, the holidays are always full of cheer, glee and giving, and this year is no different.
Since it’s been such a tumultuous year for all of us, Christmas will be extra special this year and we’ve got the goods on everything you need to get your family the gifts of a lifetime.
It’s our annual Glebe Spree Gift Guide – hot holiday items that will not only make lasting memories with your family, but that will also give you the chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree in the Glebe. Remember that every $150 you spend in the Glebe from now until December 31 gets you one entry into the grand prize draw. Download your passport at www.glebespree.ca and start shopping today.
Pamper your Partner
Merry Manicure! Deck your nails with yuletide colours! As we don our gay apparel to celebrate the holidays, take a moment for yourself with a relaxing manicure, pedicure or massage from Accent on Beauty. ’Tis the season to give jolly! Everyone’s spirits will be bright with skin care gifts from Accent on Beauty. Follow us with merry measure, come see our packages of soaps, creams and lotions that will make all your loved ones sing joyous all together! Gift certificates for any service or value are available. Fa-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
Whether you’re looking to pop the question this holiday season or to add some bling to your partner’s jewellery box, Goldart will find the perfect piece for you. Engagement rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, anklets, earrings and more.
Joy Creations is a great spot to get unique, handmade quality pieces for someone you love. Their unique style will stun anyone who opens one of their pieces on Christmas morning and they’ll remember the moment forever.
Make this Christmas extra special with a uniquely-designed piece from Magpie Jewellery for your loved one. Make it a special romantic Christmas Eve or surprise him or her on Christmas morning with something shiny, gold and something that says, “I love you!”
Sneak a truly special gift under the tree from Oresta Organic Skin Care this Christmas, like their Honey Rose Spice Mask – Limited Edition Holiday Mask. Cheers to a skin ritual that will make your season brighter. The Laurel Honey Rose Spice Mask is a special, limited-edition holiday mask created with ingredients from an abundant harvest, It’s a firming enzymatic warming radiance mask that hydrates, exfoliates, brightens, and nourishes the skin. It features organic rose, raw orange blossom honey, tulsi, orange peel, nutmeg, clove, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and frankincense.
After a year we’ve all had, I’m sure there are some bath lovers in your household who love a good long soak. Purple Urchin has all the products they would want for a soothing soak in the tub during the holidays. From bath bombs to handmade soap, Purple Urchin is the perfect place to pamper your special someone.
Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with a mani, pedi, full body massage and more at Third Avenue Spa. Plus, the spa has a promotion on now that if you book any service over $75 this month, they’ll give you a surprise gift on your next visit.
Nothing says “I love you” like a full day at the spa and at Anna Belanger & Associates you get the full treatment. Pre & post-natal massage, therapeutic and deep tissue massages, craniosacral massage and Reiki. Book an appointment for someone you love these holidays.
Davidson’s Jewellers has a wonderful selection of gifts that will be enjoyed for many years to come. These gorgeous diamond hoop earrings would be sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. They have many styles and sizes of hoops in stock in yellow, white and rose gold. See one of their sales professionals and they will be happy to help you find that perfect gift.
Help your loved one truly unwind this holiday season with a session at Curavita. The chiropractic, massage and physiotherapy will help you relax with one of their services. Deep relaxation massages, physiotherapy and chiropractic care are their specialty. Help someone you love feel better this holiday season.
The team at Glebe Health House offers everything your partner could ever dream of. From massage and yoga to physiotherapy and concussion management, everything you could ever need to feel better is at Glebe Health House. Book a service or buy a gift card for someone you love today.
Truly pamper your partner with a trip to Plush Beauty Lounge. Everything from full mani/pedis to lashes and brow work to waxing and beyond. Book a secret appointment now or buy a gift card to slide into under the tree this year.
Clothing & Accessories
The Glebe is launching a line of Glebe apparel that will go perfectly under the tree for that someone in your life whose got serious neighbourhood pride. We’ll be launching high quality men’s and women’s hoodies, tee shirts and youth shirts with gorgeous designs paying homage to local architecture and public art. Stay tuned for a list of shops where you can pick up your very own Glebe hoodie.
Vintage clothing is all the rage these days and Bad Dog Co. has all the coolest retro gear you’ll ever want. Starter jackets, vintage team hats and sweaters and the coolest band t-shirts from the 80s and beyond. Visit them instore or online today.
BGGO is extending its store-closing sale through December where you can get up to 80 per cent off certain items. Jewellery, merchandise and all fashion accessories are between 50-80 per cent off so get down before the store says goodbye for good and send them off with some local love.
We know swimming may be the last thing on your mind these days, but ballet classes are starting their January classes in the New Year and Brio has everything you’ll need to get your little dancer twirling in the stars.
Stunning winter boots, warm and fun hats, scarves, mittens and so much more can be scored at Delilah in the Glebe. The store truly has a unique vibe that will have that lady in your life smiling all holiday long. Get her a high quality gift at one of the Glebe’s top women’s clothing shops.
Escape Clothing has a great selection of cozy women’s sweaters for the gift giving season.We carry sizes S-XL and have a wide range of choices to meet everyone’s budget. We carry brands such as Mansted, Marble, Tribal and Winding River just to name a few.
Gift someone a stylish gift this year that will keep them warm and give them that fresh look. Mickle Mack’s Haberdashery is thee place to find that rare, one-of-a-kind lid for that hard-to-shop for person in the family. Everyone loves a good hat!
It won’t take long to have your loved one looking their best after a trip to Stomping Ground. The Men’s Clothing boutique has top quality clothing from brands like Raised by Wolves and 18 Waits to top-notch accessories, watches and the hippest shoes in the Glebe. Check them out online or in store this holiday season.
The Glebe’s newest women’s clothing shop is a nice addition to an already stellar roster of thread shops in the neighbourhood and this winter you’ll be able to find something truly fantastic at Viens Avec Moi. Visit them in store or online and really wow your loved one with a unique gift.
Much more than just a clothing store, Winners truly has it all when it comes to Christmas gifts. A new sweater for Dad, cool new gadgets for the kids, furniture and Knick knacks that mom may just love. Winners is just a quick stop away this holiday season.
Give the gift of sight this holiday season but do so in style. Optical Excellence in the Glebe is home to some of the funkiest frames you’ll ever see. From Boz Eyewear to LA Eyeworks, find the funkiest, coolest most vibrant glasses here in the Glebe.
Get someone in your family a new pair of funky specs, like these Meet Max glasses from the newest eyeglass store in the Glebe Ollie Quinn. “Boxy, bold and bad-ass. Our take on a classic by incorporating strong features for an elevated look. It’s sure to make a statement this summer with its thick acetate and two of our new colour offerings: Fawn and Evergreen.” – Ollie Quinn
Arguably the best place to get a pair of Blundstones, Glebetrotters has more than just the versatile boot. The family-owned Bank Street shoe store will find the perfect winter boot or shoe to wrap under the tree for a loved one this season. Visit them this holiday season.
Shoe Plus Shoe is the perfect place to get your kids some high quality footwear this winter with styles from Bogs, Camper, Hunter and more. Plus, the shop sells apparel, toys and the most comfortable bean bags in the neighbourhood.
Everyone loves flowers. Stop by Bloomfields in the Glebe today and pick up a bouquet for your special partner, a single rose for a special day or some green plants to freshen up your home over the holidays. Visit Bloomfields today.
Music & Art
Compact music is your one-stop shop for new & used vinyl, CDs, music memorabilia, band tee shirts and more. It’s truly the perfect place to shop for a music lover this December. How about the new AC/DC Record Power Up for that eighties metal head in your family? Or Pick up a Christmas record to spin over the holidays. Compact’s got it all.
If we’re stuck inside for the next little while, you might as well build that amazing home theatre you’ve always been dreaming of. The experts at Audioshop will get you hooked up with the top of the top-of-the-line system so you can watch movies and play games with family in serious style this winter.
Give the gift of music this year with lessons at Metro Music. Offering both in-person and online lessons, Metro has everything you need for the music lover this Christmas. New strings, a capo, or a new set of picks? Just stop by the Bank Street music store and they’ll send you off with the perfect gift.
Give the gift of art this year with a Canadian piece that will truly make an impact in your home. Studio Sixty Six gallery hosts a rotating roster of artists and shows and sells everything from paintings to sculptures and mixed media pieces. Visit the gallery today and take home a rare gift for someone you love today.
Does the cycling head in your house need a new helmet, or light for his or her fat bike this winter? How about some new winter gloves? The experts at Joe Mamma are truly that: experts and they’ll have your bike working like new in no time. They’ll have whatever you need and if they don’t have it, they can likely get it.
With skiing and snowboard season just around the corner, how nice would it be for someone in your family to wake up to some new gear. Skis, boards, helmets, gloves, apparel and more make the perfect seasonal gift and the staff at Kunstadt Sports are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to help. Happy holiday skiing.
Running doesn’t stop when it gets cold and if there’s a jogger in your family, your first stop should be Running Room. Shoes, apparel, gadgets and more will make the perfect gift to sneak under the tree this Christmas.
Winter is just around the corner and there’s nothing better than unwrapping a new cozy jacket, new boots or a toque and hat on Christmas Day. Sporting Life has all that and more at its giant location at Lansdowne Park. Visit them today or online.
We know how much the sports fan in your family misses their REDBLACKS, 67’s Atletico or Aces, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still support their favourite Glebe sports team. Wrap up a jersey or a hat from the TD Place Team Shop and remind them that football, hockey, soccer, rugby and basketball will be back in the Glebe soon.
If there’s a snowboarder in your house then likely they’ve told you that their entire list can be picked up at Top of the World Skate Shop. The summer skate shops pivots to a board shop in the winter and offers the best in clothing, gear, boards, bindings and more. Give more than a smile this winter, give a slopestyle smile!
House & Home
Get the chef in your house a gift they will truly use everyday: a knife. But not just any knife, a Japanese knife from Knifewear. Once they slice and dice with a Masakage or Fujimoto knife, they’ll never go back. Plus, the knife shop will sharpen their blades so they’re always at their best. The knife shop also shares its location with Kent of Inglewood where you can get the best in men’s grooming supplies – the truly perfect gift for under the tree this year.
Give the kitchen lover something they will truly appreciate with a unique gift from J.D. Adam Kitchen Co. From the newest gadgets, cookware and kitchen storage to the cutest of house and home decorations. Make your house feel festive this year with a trip to the Bank Street kitchen store.
Slide some Canadian made goods and organic products that are good for you and our planet under this tree this year with a trip to All Eco. Ottawa’s eco-friendly and bulk shop has more than just natural soap inside. Think recycled lunch bags with style, natural cosmetics and zero-waste containers.
Get the handyman or woman in your family a perfect, useful gift from Capital Home Hardware. It’s the perfect time to get some home renovations done, so take a trip to Capital Home Hardware and get your loved one the tool of his or her dreams.
Pets are part of the family too and you’ll need to get them some sweet and savoury stocking stuffers for Christmas this year. A new dog toy? A new kitty condo? With lots of people getting new furry friends during the pandemic, Pet Valu is the place to go for all your pet needs this Christmas.
Does fido need a haircut? Get the pets looking good before the holidays with a trip to Purrdy Paws. Plus, the pet shop has toys, products and stocking stuffers to make your furry friend’s Christmas one to remember.
Nothing says, “I Love You” more than a new Audi sitting in the driveway. A new R8 Spyder? Or go with the more family friendly RS 3 Sedan. Visit Audi City Ottawa today at Lansdowne Par in the Glebe.
There aren’t many things better than unwrapping a good book from under the tree at Christmas and Octopus Books is arguably the most important bookstore in Ottawa these days. Focusing on political non-fiction, it’s the perfect place to get a gift for your ambitious loved one who is ready to become part of the solution in this troubled world.
Knick knacks and comic books
If you’re looking for killer comics in the Glebe, Crosstown Traffic variety store has got a really eclectic selection. Besides vinyl records and CDs, they carry a wide variety of magazines, graphic novels, toys, vaporizers and smoking accessories.
Got a coffee lover in the house? Get the perfect travel mug at Readi Set Go in the glebe. The place is full of mugs, to-go wares, lunch boxes and bags. Give someone a gift they’ll truly use and appreciate every single day.
There’s only one place in the Glebe to get rare, one-of-a-kind stamps and it’s at Chris Green Stamps. Take a trip down to the stamp shop and splurge on your stamp-collecting loved one this Christmas.
If you’ve got a collector in your house, The Flag Shop is a perfect place to go shopping in the Glebe. They’ve like got any flag you’re looking for and if not, they’ll make you one in their own sewing room. Check them out in the Glebe or online.
Celebrate the holiday season with an award-winning stogie from Cigarman Lansdowne. The Glebe cigar shop has an extensive selection of international cigars that are perfect to celebrate the end of a very difficult year. Light up 2020 this season with a tasty cigar.
Spice it up
Looking to spice things up in the bedroom? Head to Stag Shop in the Glebe for all your naughty gifts this holiday season. The Bank Street Adult Fun Store will have you off with everything you need for a romantic night in, like this PalmPower Rechargeable Massage Wand. Feeling a bit bad this Christmas. Get someone on your naughty list a gift from the Stag Shop.