Even though your favorite big box store is having issues this year with supplies, the local shops don't seem to big affected that much of this problem.
Since these shops sell from local manufacturers, entrepreneurs or artisans, their products aren't necessarily coming from overseas. This means they most likely have enough inventory on hand for you to find amazing gift ideas!
We've compiled a small list of amazing, unique little shops around the Greater Moncton area for you to pay a visit. These are the small places with lots of character that truly makes you smile once you've entered their doors!
Welcome to a wonderful place for all of those flower & plant lovers, located in Sackville, NB (about 40 minutes from Moncton NB). Enter a universe full of greenery and small whimsical, cute & sometime funny items for your home or your lifestyle. With a mandate to reduce their environmental footprint by recycling materials & buying local products, this is one of our favorite places in the region.
With over 90 local artisans & entrepreneurs, this duo has helped bring awareness of what's available to buy locally. Situated at the back of the mall in Shediac, NB (20 minutes from Moncton), it's the kind of store you really have to take your time. It is packed with amazing products from jams, bath bombs, knitted hats, photography, art & more!
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A unique gem with an amazing view of the Petitcodiac river located next to the Albert County Museum (30 minutes from Moncton). Wendy Johnston Pottery and Art Effects Fine Craft Gallery carries the work of over 125 local artists and artisans from all over the Atlantic. She creates colorful and unique pieces of pottery that truly complements all of the wonderful gift ideas she has in this small, yet packed gift store.
Now this is what you call an ever changing store. Located in Moncton NB, with their flagship store in Truro in Nova Scotia, they have new products for every season, holiday & celebrations. The best part is that they carry products solely made in Canada. Lots of items are truly unique & sometimes, really funny!
Situated within the Apple Art Gallery on the second floor is the Deux Pépins gift store, the gallery's boutique side. What started as a side thing to the gallery turned out to be much more. It truly is simply a passion for anything local that brought to light this new project for the owner. Find fine craft & products from all over the Atlantic and fall in love with the natural beauty of the artists!
There are plenty more small shops available in the region, it just takes a quick search online to find them. Just because we have not added them to the list, does not mean they aren't deserving of a visit from you!
Do you have any shops that you personally love to go to? Share it below in the comments!