In our very first holiday gift guide, we’ve curated items by artists and designers using sustainable methods of making. Let us help you choose the perfect gifts that embody a slower, more thoughtful way of living. Tick everyone off your list while supporting small businesses in pursuit of a creative livelihood.
Here's a sneak peak — the full guide launches on November 22nd.
Here’s a fashionable toque for young persons and those still young at heart. Designed in Sackville, New Brunswick, Bad Ideas Forever describes its small run clothing line as leisurewear for the apocalypse that inspires hope in the broken hearted, courage for the timid, pause to the brash and love for all. Plus, stay warm this winter with a rebellious spirit.
Two styles available for $25, with or without a pom pom — styled with Red Sky ‘Perfect Hoop’ earring and a vintage Burberry trench coat in red. Modelled by Mallory Kelly.
What’s the gift that suits comic book collectors, printmaking nerds, music fans and dog lovers? Trixie’s Trek with Triniti is the story of a pup named Trixie and her human companion, Triniti, told through pictures. The two explore magical worlds together, taking pause to swim, read and dream. The book comes with a free download code for a corresponding soundscape — completing the experience.
By Jon Vaughn and Sean Christensen, co-published by Moniker Press and Ecstasy Editions, 26 pages, printed in Canada, risograph edition of 150 — available for $20.
In a new exhibition at Visitors, Saint John-based contemporary artist Amy Ash invites us to reflect on collective memory. A small original artwork like Ghosting the World (pictured above) is the special heirloom present they’ll cherish. A perfect gift for artists, new homeowners, the beginner—and the seasoned—art collector.
Ghosting the World, cyanotype and acrylic on St. Armand paper mounted on canvas, 6” x 6”, 2019 — Available for $280.
Gift a classic clutch from bygone eras. Our collection of antique bags date back to the 1920s and on through to the 1960s. It's a unique accessory for modern occasions and most styles accommodate a smartphone. To complete the gift, pair it with a set of tickets to a New Year's Eve event.
Available starting at $24 — styled with two ‘Gardenia' rings by Anne-Sophie Vallée. Modelled by Mallory Kelly.
Textile artist Andrea Butler hand dyes natural fibers and weaves them into one-of-a-kind luxe throw pillows. Each one makes a vibrant statement in a bedroom or living room. The cover is made from cotton and is fitted with a zipper on the back, so it's easy to remove and hand wash with mild detergent.
Available at $96 - $116 — pillow included. Dimensions range between 16” x 16” and 16” x 26”.
Diane Arbus said “taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” this set of original polaroid photographs by Moncton-based Acadian artist Annie France Noël makes a real treat for the photography lover in your life. Each piece is housed in a clear lucite frame giving the pair a magical, ethereal appearance.
Ascend I & Ascend II, Deconstructed Polaroid, 3.5” x 4.5”, 2019 — Available for $125 each.
VISIT US IN STORE
Does someone on your list have you stumped? Come and see us in person, and we’ll gladly lend a hand picking the gift that will leave them speechless.
145 Union Street, Saint John, NB
Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday & Friday, 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Clothing consignment clients, don’t forget to use your store credit for that special gift (for everyone — including you!)
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS SEASON
December 1st — Rothesay Yule
Visitors will be at the Rothesay Yule with everything on our Gift Guide, and ready to help you spread holiday cheer.
Sunday, December 1st 2019 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Rothesay Netherwood School - 40 College Hill Road, Rothesay
Purchase tickets online at https://rothesayyule.com/
December 5th & 6th — Uptown Sparkles
Visitors will be open late on December 5th & 6th for this year's highly anticipated Uptown Sparkles. Check everyone off your list while sipping on hot apple cider, snacking on homemade sugar cookies, and jamming out to not-your-grandma's holiday tunes spun on vinyl.