Holiday Gift Guide in the Glebe

December 12, 2018 | by glebeadmin


It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

When you fight lineups to get your hands on that hot new toy, stress out in mall parking lots hoping to snag a spot within a kilometer from the door and struggle until Christmas Eve to find the perfect gift for that impossible-to-buy-for person.

But all of this can be avoided if you shop in the Glebe. Enjoy a relaxed shopping experience along our scenic traditional main street that is lined with unique ma and pa shops for you to find that one-of-a-kind gift. You will feel the Christmas spirit as you stroll down Bank Street and beyond with festive banners and stunning Christmas lights illuminating the way.

And to help you along, we’ve come up with 10 perfect gift ideas that will make everyone on your nice list grin from ear to ear. Here’s our Glebe Holiday Gift Guide


Audio Shop

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a sonic kick to the eardrum, and Audioshop has everything for the music lover in your family, like the Sonos One Wireless Speaker. They’ll be able to take their music with them wherever they go: the bedroom, the office, or even the bathroom, as the speaker is moisture resistant. The speaker features touch and voice controls and features crystal clear sound. Click here for more on Audioshop.


The Source

Give the gift of flight this year with the Hubsan X4 Star Pro 720p HD Wi-Fi FPV Drone from The Source at Lansdowne. Your little drone pilot will be able to live stream every moment of their flight and take stunning aerial photographs with the 720p HD camera. The drone boasts GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Click here for more information on The Source.


Stomping Ground

If someone in your life is looking to spruce up their wardrobe, Stomping Ground is a must-stop for you this holiday season. The Bank Street Lifestyle Boutique features top-drawer clothing for both men and women, as well as hats, wallets, sunglasses, watches and other accessories. Anyone would be happy to pull on a new Patagonia Synch Snap-T sweater this Christmas. The midweight polyester fleece pull over is perfect for a day at the slopes, sitting around the bonfire or cozying up with a good book by the fire. Visit Stomping Ground here.


Mickle Macks

Keep everyone warm in the family this winter with a stop at Mickle Macks Haberdashery, the Glebe’s newest hat shop. Browse an extensive selection of lids – everything from winter fedoras to aviator caps, like this Rabbit Fur Aviator winter hat from Crown Cap. Perfect for spending a day in the cold while tobogganing, building snowmen, or while your having that epic neighbourhood snowball fight. Visit Mickle Macks here.



If you have got a little Mark McMorris or Laurie Blouin  in your family, then you’ll have to stop at Kunstadt Sports to get him or her all geared up for the snowboarding season. The Bank Street sports shop will set the kids up right with these K2 Mini Turbo Boards. The board’s grom-specific Noodle Construction makes turning and edging a breeze while the Twin Rocker Baseline keeps maintenance to a minimum. Click here for more on Kunstadt Sports.


Sporting Life

If the kids are more the skiing type, then Sporting Life will have them set for the slopes with these Rossignol Juniors’ Experience Pro Ski + Kid-X 4 Binding. Developed to make learning to ski easier, more comfortable and more fun, the Experience Pro helps even the smallest skiers accelerate to the next level. They’ll be on the podium in no time. Click to visit Sporting Life online.


Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s

And you can’t have a gift guide without something from a toy store. You could spend hours at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s browsing through Lego, Playmobile and their extensive and awesome selection of board games. This year surprise your little Houdini with this Schylling Magic Rabbit Hat that features 150 mystic magic tricks, magic dice, magic rope and a slew of accessories to put on a full magic show. The kids will quickly learn how to turn that lump of coal into a candy diamond ring. Voila! Click here to visit Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s



Music fans are always happy when you drop a stack of wax on them – and this year you can slide the new Smashing Pumpkins record under the tree for that music lover in your family, courtesy Compact Records.  The new record, Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 has been received with mixed reviews, but it’s still a must have for any Billy Corgan fans. Compact has shelves of new and used vinyl, as well as stacks of CDs for you to browse through. Visit Compact Music online here.


Birdman Sound

If your music lover is a bit more niche – namely in the psych rock genre – then Birdman Sound is where you will want to spend some time this December. The hip record shop features an extensive selection of prog and psych rock – like this new Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. record, Reverse of Rebirth In Universe, released just last month. The Japanese psych rock band is a must have for any vinyl nerd out there. Visit Birdman here.


Metro Music

Instead of listening to music, why not create it. For that music maker in your family, a trip to see Danielle Sabourin at Metro Music is certainly in order. Grab guitars, accessories or private lessons on everything from beginner guitar and drums to piano. Your little prodigy will be playing the NAC in no time. Click here for more on Metro Music.

If what you’re looking for isn’t on this list, don’t fret. You can find everything you need, want or desire at one of our amazing shops or restaurants in the Glebe. Click here to browse our business directory and get that perfect gift this Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good month.