That’s a wrap

Tis the sea­son to con­sider lo­cal mak­ers on your last-minute shop­ping sprees.

The Coast - - HOLIDAY PLANNER - BY AL­LI­SON SAUN­DERS

Leather wal­let, Vic­to­ria Brumwell Your hard-earned cash will seem much more valu­able crammed in one of these hand-painted wal­lets, made us­ing up-cy­cled scraps of 100 per­cent leather. Find Brumwell’s cre­ations at Big Pony’s Holidze pop-up on De­cem­ber 13 (Art Bar,1873 Granville Street, 5-10pm). $30 Oland or­na­ment, Jana Wicha If your pal’s Christ­mas tree is look­ing thirsty, you bet­ter give it a drink. Hal­i­fax print­maker/ em­broi­derer Jana Wicha’s ros­ter of bev­er­age themed em­broi­dery (see also La Croix, Schooner, Timmy Ho) gives any old hol­i­day decor a lit­tle buzz. Give the gift of vi­ta­min O via [email protected] $30 Herbal bit­ters, Landil­ixir Wilder­ness Elixirs Straight from a bio­dy­namic herb farm on the south shore comes Landil­ixir’s made-from­scratch apothe­cary and botan­i­cal skin­care. These wild­crafted bit­ters aren’t just good for tak­ing your cock­tails up a notch, they’re also an awe­some, toxin-fight­ing nat­u­ral di­ges­tive aid. Bha­vana Yoga Bou­tique, 3063 Got­tin­gen Street, $18 Cat gang shirt, LA-LA Land Hand­made Me­owy Christ­mas from Leigh-Anne Hiltz, she has the cat per­son in your life cov­ered with her screen-printed t-shirts. Rep your fe­line friends in three colours via LA-LA Land’s Etsy page, or by send­ing a DM to @lala­land­hand­made. $30 Qulit, Colour Block Work­shop Hand­made in Dart­mouth, us­ing up-cy­cled wool blan­kets as bat­ting, Emily Lawrence’s mod­ern quilts touch on ev­ery last hue in the rain­bow. Or­der a cus­tom palette in two sizes, or hit her up for one of her one-of-a-kind de­signs, largely in­spired by the throw­back blan­kets she’s bring­ing back to life. Say hey to Lawrence this Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, at Hol­i­day Hygge (Hal­i­fax Brew­ery Mar­ket, 1496 Lower Wa­ter Street, 8am-1pm). emi­ly­lawrence.art/colour­block­work­shop Ferry socks, Dart­mouth Cloth­ing Com­pany Cold toes sea­son means these pup­pies are in high de­mand. If you want to get your hands (and feet) on a pair Dart­mouth Cloth­ing Com­pany says you bet­ter run, not walk. Strange Ad­ven­tures, 5110 Prince Street, $20, dart­mouth­cloth­ing.ca

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