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Shop Local This Holiday Season


It’s officially December, which means the time for Christmas shopping-induced panic is here. Instead of rushing to the big box stores this year, why not check out some of Midland's local shops to check items off your list? Team Hawke has prepared a local Christmas wish list to help you get the perfect something for everyone on your list!


For the Fashionista

Cashmere Blue

Located at 250 King St in Midland, Cashmere Blue offers a variety of women’s clothing from high end, quality, Canadian fashion lines. They also offer gift cards for a quick and easy gift. Cashmere Blue is open from 10:00am-5:00pm Monday through Saturday.

www.cashmereblue.ca


A Passion for Fashion Inc.

A Passion for Fashion Inc. is a women’s clothing store that carries fabulous lines such as Joseph Ribkoff, Tribal, MICHAEL KORS, French Dressing, and so much more.  They also have all the matching accessories including handbags, scarves, gloves and fashion jewelry.  They are located at 489 Dominion Ave in Midland and are open 7 days a week.

www.apassionforfashion.ca


Sharron’s Boutique Plus

Sharon’s Boutique Plus is a Plus Size Clothing Boutique that offers high quality, fashionable clothing and accessories from mostly Canadian designers including Simon Chang, Red Coral, Bantry Bay and many more. Sharon’s Boutique Plus is located at 317 King St in Midland and is open 7 days a week.

www.sharronsboutiqueplus.com


Taylor & Co. Clothiers

Located on 260 King St in Midland, Taylor & Co. Clothiers is a men’s clothing stores that carries quality and fashionable clothing including; business, casual clothing, outerwear, sportswear, footwear and accessories all from the world's finest designer labels. Taylor & Co. Clothiers are open 7 days a week and offer afterhours appointments upon request.

www.taylorcompany.ca


For the Sweet Tooth


Elegant Gourmet

The Elegant Gourmet is a Chocolate, Fudge, Coffee & Tea Shop that offers a variety of delectable deserts all made on site using only the finest Belgian Chocolate. Treats can be bought individually or boxed, and can be bought in-store or ordered, making it an easy gift that will please anyone. The Elegant Gourmet is located on 235 King St in Midland and is open 7 days a week.

www.theelegantgourmet.com


Georgian Bakery

Georgian Bakery is located at 253 King St and is known for delivering the best doughnuts in town. They also have an enormous assortment of equally mouthwatering pastries, squares, cookies, pies and bread baked fresh daily. They also make custom designed cake and party food perfect for your next Christmas party. Georgian Bakery is open Tuesday-Friday from 8:30am-5:30pm and Saturday from 8:00am-4:00pm

www.georgianbakery.ca


For the Coffee Addict


Grounded

Located at 292 King St in Midland, Grounded Coffee Co. is a fair trade, organic coffee shop that serves a variety of unique hot and cold beverages and other tasty treats. This place offers the perfect gift for any avid coffee drinker. Grounded Coffee Co. is open Monday-Saturday from 7:00am-5:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am-3:00pm.

www.groundedcoffee.ca


For the Little Ones


Little Monkey’s Treehouse

This little boutique specializes in children’s clothing and gifts that are whimsical and fun, while still assuring quality, style and thoughtful detail. They make it easy to find the perfect gift for the little ones. Little Monkey’s Treehouse is located at 309 King St in Midland and is open 7 days a week.

www.littlemonkeystreehouse.com


Mind’s Alive

Voted Midland’s Best Toy Store 14 years in a row, Minds Alive is the perfect stop for children of any age. They carry the latest educational, fun and inspiring toys available including craft kits, science kits, puzzles and interactive games. Can’t decide on a gift? Mind’s Alive offers gift cards ranging from $1 to $1 million; perfect for every budget. Mind’s Alive is located at 313 King St in Midland and is open 7 days a week.

www.mindsalive.ca


Bear Town

Located at 1021 William St in Midland, Bear Town offers one-of-a-kind stuffed animals. Children are welcomed to pick a “furry friend”, stuff it and dress it, and take it home. Stuffed friends come with an authentic birth certificate, and clothing can even be embroidered with logos and more. This is a great stopped for a personalized gift for any child. Bear Town is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30am-5:00pm with the exception of Fridays, where the hours are 11:00am-7:00pm.

www.beartown.ca 


For the Special Someone


Ice Art Boutique

Along with owner Jennifer King's beautifully handcrafted jewelry and belt buckles, Ice Art Boutique specializes in showcasing the works of Canadian and US designers. The shop is filled with many unique and one-of-a-kind pieces, including fashion accessories, body luxuries, wall art, greeting cards and much more. This boutique is perfect for gift giving. Ice Art Boutique is located at 252 King St in Midland and is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am-5:30pm and Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm.

www.iceartboutique.com


Brunel Jewellers

Located at 228 King St in Midland, Brunel Jewellers creates custom jewelry, in almost any arrangement you dream possible using an arrangement of metals and stones. They are very knowledgeable about jewelry, including gold and silver chains, watches, and loose diamonds to help you create a unique treasure for that special someone. Brunel Jewellers is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-5:00pm and Saturday from 9:30am-4:00pm.

www.bruneljewelers.ca


For the Décor Enthusiast


Blair Interiors and Window Fashions

Blair Interiors and Window Fashions is a home décor shop that specializes in customized drapery and home accents. They provide one-of-a-kind and stylish products including bedding, bathroom accents, custom window coverings, wall covering and fabrics, exceptional furniture, lighting, framed art, mirrors, gifts and home accents. Blair Interiors is located at 305 King St in Midland and is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30am-5:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

www.blairinteriors.com


Simply Country

Simply Country is a furniture store that offers a range of Canadian furniture brands including Décor-Rest, Superstyle, Elran and Dutailier. They have a great selection of bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture, kitchen furniture and much more. Simply Country is located at 323 King St in Midland and is open 7 days a week.

www.simplycountryfurniture.ca


The Pebble Tree

Located at 255 King St in Midland, The Pebble Tree is a shop specializing in one-of-a-kind, hand crafted soy candles. They also offer a variety of gifts and home décor, making it easy to find a gift for just about anyone. The Pebble Tree is open 7 days a week.

www.shopmidland.com/thepebbletree


Saturday Afternoon’s

Saturday Afternoon’s is a home furniture and décor store that carries a unique line of local custom furniture that is built with true Canadian antique lumber. They offer not only furniture, but also unique and on-trend décor, bedding, rugs and more. Saturday Afternoon’s is located at 225 King St in Midland and is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm.

www.saturdayafternoons.ca


For the Health & Beauty Guru


Panache Spa & Academy

Located at 298 King St in Midland, Panache Spa & Academy offers a large number of services including luxurious skin and body care treatments, manicures and pedicures, hair removal, and relaxation services using only eco-friendly products. Gift cards are available making it easy to give the gift of pampering and relaxation to anyone on your list. Panache Spa is open from Tuesday-Saturday with varying hours.

www.panachespaacademy.com


Evocative Essentials

Evocative Essentials sells handmade and natural home, body and bath products, as well as products for baby wellness. For those do-it-yourselfers, they also offer the raw materials to make your own creations. Products range from moisturizers, to exfoliaters, to lip products. Evocative Essentials is located at 307 King St in Midland and is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm.

www.evocativeessentials.ca


History Barbershop Co

Known as Midland and surrounding area’s No. 1 classic barber shop for men, History Barbershop Co. offers a variety of cuts, hot towel shaves and beard care. Men can walk in and enjoy a complimentary coffee or pop while waiting for service. Gift cards are available to easily treat any husband, father or friend to some manly pampering.

www.historybarbershop.com