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With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to take the guess work out of gift giving!

Manotick has an incredibly diverse selection of businesses, and while we’ve highlighted only a few, we encourage you to support local and explore all of the products and services available to you in the village!

There are so many options to explore and these are just a few to consider on your search to #findthewrightgift!

Gift with intention and help everyone on your list rest, reset & recharge! Here are some of our favourite options in the village of Manotick:

Allure Hair Design and Medi Spa
Their mission statement truly says it all! Their mission has stayed consistence since they first opened their doors in 1999, and it was to “pamper your body and soothe your soul”.

Allure offers carefully curated spa packages, services and innovative treatments that encourage relaxation and self-care – give the gift of rejuvenation. 

Ashley’s Hair Design
Ashley’s Hair Design offers a variety of services, luxe hair products, must have hair accessories. Treat your loved one to a holiday glow up with a gift card for one of the many services! 

Gina’s Sugar Shack
Gina’s Sugar Shack offers body sugaring, organic facials, electrolysis and brow services!

Green Spirit 
Green Spirit has everything you need to start your spiritual journey – with aromatherapy, crystals, incense, tarot cards and relaxation tools!

Manotick Natural Market
Feel your best heading into the New Year with Manotick Natural Market and their diverse range of vitamins, homeopathic remedies, supplements & natural body care products.

White Clover Soap
White Clover Soap offers handcrafted artisan soaps, all natural bath & beauty products from independent Canadian & Fair Trade companies.

For the trendsetter on your list, elevate their look with the gift of style!

Lindsay & McCaffrey
Lindsay & McCaffrey offers fine casual clothing for women, with many cold weather wardrobe staples.

Mansfield’s Shoes
Mansfield’s Shoes has your footwear needs covered; from cozy slides to winter-ready boots – they have something for every outfit and occasion!

NIN Collection Boutique 
Whether you’re looking for a complete makeover or a statement piece to complete your outfit – NIN Collection Boutique has you covered! 

Pet Valu Manotick
Pet Valu Manotick has some adorable holiday fashions, edible gifts and toys – perfect to spoil your four-legged family members.

For the active loved on in your life, check out these engaging local gifts!

Matt Robinson Golf
Matt Robinson Golf offers a variety of  golf clinics, coaching packages, club fittings and equipment.

The Fitness Lab
Shift your focus to strength, conditioning, and mobility with The Fitness Lab. Gift one of Fitness Lab’s incredible programs or some Lab gear!

Manotick Massage Therapy
Take good care of your mind, body, & spirit this season, with advanced therapeutic and relaxation massage at Manotick Massage Therapy.


The village of Manotick is home to a variety of unique restaurants, street front cafes and one-of-a-kind shops! Indulge the foodie on your list with a unique local experience. 

692 Coffee & Bar
692 Coffee & Bar has an abundance of delicious treats (from Scrummie scones to charcuterie to go), Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee & unmatched atmosphere! Pick up a gift card or grab a friend and to experience the incredible atmosphere.

Babbos Cucina Italiana
Is there anything better than Italian comfort food? Look no further than Babbos Cucina Italiana for Italian food with a twist.  Pick up a gift card to indulge your cravings!

Black Dog Bistro
Black Dog Bistro creates unique dishes using locally sourced ingredients, making it a mainstay within the Manotick community. They offer fresh and frozen options for you to enjoy today or save for special occasions.

Choice Vintners and Custom Cellars
It’s the perfect time to stock up your wine cellar or gift a wine kit to the budding sommelier on your list! 

The Mill Tavern
Bringing the traditional comforts of classic UK corner pub to Manotick! Dine with them in person or order takeout online.

Miller’s Oven
In a 2-story heritage house in the heart of the village, the Miller’s Oven has been a popular spot to grab breakfast, lunch or a coffee since 1983! Run by dedicated volunteers, the food is prepared from scratch in the clean, open kitchen.

Morning Owl Manotick
From tasty treats, delicious coffee and specialty drinks, to trendy merch – the Morning Owl Manotick offers many fun giftable items!

Take Another Bite
Take Another Bite has thoughtfully curated care packages, beautifully crafted lunch boxes and impressive baked goods – perfect for gifting. You can also order premade meals to-go with their Last Minute Chef offerings to enjoy at home or send to friends or family.

Mimi’s Donut and Dairy Barn
Indulge your sweet tooth with Mimi’s Donuts & Dairy Barn‘s decadent donuts! Keep an eye out for their seasonal offers. Browse their menu online and call to pre-order for larger quantities.

Creekside Bar and Grill
A community staple on Manotick Main Street, the Creekside Bar & Grill serves family favourites in a warm, friendly environment.

Enjoy Italian inspired cuisine in a stylishly elegant setting! Angelina’s is serving up Italian classics using only the finest of ingredients all prepared with modern-day flair.

Pizza All’Antica
With a weekly rotating menu of over 20 pizzas, you’re sure to find one (or five!) that suits your tastes. At Pizza All’Antica, their pizzas are baked in their hand crafted wood-fired oven! 

North Station Provisions
North Station Provisions is a craft butcher shop and an artisan bakery located in the heart of Manotick. Their offerings include specialty butcher cuts, crafted breads, house smoked items, chef made sauces, preserves, jams and much more.

For the person who has everything – here are a few unique options to help!

Salvaged on Mill Street
Salvaged on Mill Street carries a variety of antiques, vintage collectables and pieces created by local artisans; from antique arch top steamer trunks and vintage arm chairs, amber bottles and vintage crates. Give the gift of nostalgia with a vintage find!

April Coleman Photography
Specializing in newborn photography, April McColeman Photography memorializes these precious moments. The perfect gift for the expectant parents on your list!

Terra Plants and Flowers
Choose from a variety of unique indoor plants and succulent planters – Terra Plants and Flowers is perfect for the green thumb or plant enthusiast on your list!

Manotick Office Pro
Everything you need to make a Home Office complete! From furniture to printing supplies and storage, they can make your work-from-home space functional and beautiful. But they are more than just Office Supplies! They also offer sewing/knitting necessities, holiday napkins and cards, and a variety of other beautiful gift ideas.

Rebel Petal
With a variety of home decor, Jellycats,  Blue Q Socks and more – there is something for everyone on your list! One of our favourite gift ideas is the monthly floral subscription.

Lasting Impressions
From luxury throws and cashmere blanket scarves, to woodwick candles and decadent preserves – it’s a perfect place to find that “certain” gift.

Mill St Florist
This unique flower shop has a variety of fresh flowers, tropical plants, dried lavender and more! They focus on the beauty of nature and bringing a piece of this indoors.

Give the gift of giving back this holiday season by donating to or volunteering for a cause of your choice! While this is only a small list, there are many others that would appreciate your generosity this season.

Magic of Lights
Featuring new scenes like Prehistoric Christmas, Big Foot Monster Trick and a Barbie holiday light display – you won’t want to miss out! Every ticket sold benefits the CHEO Foundation.

Manotick Food Cupboard
This volunteer community lead organization provides food assistance to individuals and
families in need in the Manotick area through the generosity of our community.

Youth of Manotick
YOMA is a community youth organization in Manotick offering extremely valuable programming and services for our youth. You can learn more about donating on their website.

Manotick Kiwanis’ Christmas Tree Sale
Check out the Kiwanis Club of Manotick‘s Christmas Tree Sale, where proceeds go to help projects in our community!

Ottawa Guide Dogs
With the National Office and Training Centre right here in Manotick, you can donate or volunteer to help provide mobility and independence to those in need. For more information, visit them online.

Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS)
Support Ottawa’s rural seniors, people with disabilities & caregivers. Check out their website and learn about how to donate to their incredible list of helpful services including their Meals on Wheels program, Transportation services and ‘A Friendly Voice’ phone line.

Donating your time or money to a worthy cause is a gift that keeps on giving. While this is only a small list, there are many others that would appreciate your generosity this season.