Support this year’s United Way fundraising campaign by purchasing Ptbo Northern Original Mittens from the United Way. This is all about being warm: Warm your hands, warm your heart knowing you're supporting an important local organization, and help the United Way warm the lives of people in our commented. Mittens are available at the United Way office at 277 Stewart Street in Downtown Peterborough for $25 per pair.
Tickets to one of Peterborough's premier galas are perfect for animal lovers looking for a swanky evening on out in the middle of February. Not only will these tickets help beat the midwinter blahs, they will also help the Peterborough Humane Society continue to save thousands of animals. Early bird tickets are available until December 31st! Team vanRahan are proud to be Honorary Chairs of this spectacular event.
3. Gift Certificates To Local Restaurants!
Help someone get their new years resolution off to good start with a gift card for Nateure’s Plate on Charlotte Street. We had the pleasure of attending this tasty new restaurant's soft launch and it did not disappoint. Nateure's Plate brings vegan dining to the fore with their full menu of plant based cuisine. Check them out at 182 Charlotte Street!
4. Petes Tickets!
Cheering on your local team is a great way to spend quality time with family. If you're lucky enough to go on a night when the Petes play (and obviously beat) the Sudbury Wolves, feel free to come heckle Catherine in the restaurant section.
5. A micro green house/plant growing kit from Tiny Greens!
Kids often get bogged down with too many toys at Christmas. Give them one of these cool kits for young ones. Tiny Greens hosts family days and they're always ready to educate you and yours about their products. Check out their website for their range of products and events.
6. Hockey and Candles!
Support the Electric City Maroon and White Special Needs Hockey Team and cozy up your home with a gift from The Electric City Candle Company. We love this hockey team,and you will too. The Maroon and White make it possible for more people in our community to have access to playing the game they love.
7. Laugh Away the Winter with Local Humour!
Peterborough This Week humour columnist Bruce Gravel’s Humour on Wry series is available at Chapters and online. Get a different and fun perspective on the people and places around you courtesy of this treasured local writer.
If you’re looking for something a bit more gritty check out the first book in Peterborough born author T.E. Wilson’s detective series, Mezcalero. You can find it at Hunter Street Books on Hunter Street in Downtown Peterborough. Also, keep an eye out for it on the small screen too.
9. Bring Out Your Fella's Inner Model!
A dudeoir photo session from Mossworks Photography will make your guy feel like a million bucks, and you'll have something hot to get you through the cold winter. Samantha Moss is always professional and will make sure your man shines. MossWorks is also available for boudoir sessions and events. Check her out!
10. Get Away From the Ordinary at Stoney Lake Furniture Company!
A visit to Stoney Lake Furniture company in picturesque Lakefield should get you in the mood for holiday shopping and it’s a great source of local art and crafts and special ornaments. You can also visit celebrity pupper Owen the Griff while you're there! Check out this beautiful shop and interior design studio HERE
11. PASTA! YUM!
Give the gift of a night off from cooking with a gift certificate to the Pasta Shop. We LOVE everything that this shop makes, and after writing this we may just have to head over to 165 Sherbrooke Street to grab a healthy and hearty meal. Check them out HERE
12. A handcrafted Bee Hotel!
Made by Three Sisters Landscaping Company and available at Avant Garden Shop on Sherbrooke Street, these bee hotels are a super cool way to learn about the bees that call your garden home.
13. HANDCRAFTED LEATHER!
You've spend all that time and money finding the PERFECT pants for your loved one, but what's the point if they're held up by a mass-produced belt that's going to fail them at the most inopportune time? Why not head over to SOLID LEATHER and choose the perfect belt that has been handcrafted by Peterborough's very own Jesse Bateson? They deserve it, and so do their pants.
14. A Photoshoot in Lakefield by Century Studio!
Photographer Marlon Hazelwood's philosophy that, by using his photographic instincts, natural light and beauty, he will deliver images that connect the viewer to a concept, feeling and mood.” We have worked with Marlon and know that his deep knowledge of photographic history and techniques set him apart as a photographer with a distinct look. Check out CENTURY STUDIOS (formerly Hazelwood Images) for your next food, personal, or commercial/editorial photoshoot.