Christmas Gift Ideas Along the Apple Pie Trail

December 22, 2016

Browse these 9 creative, local and meaningful gift ideas for family, friends, clients, colleagues - you name it! 
Last minute shoppers, this is for you! 


1. Hand - Crafted Pottery

This is a thoughtful and quality gift idea for anyone on your list. Whether decorative or functional a locally crafted piece of pottery is a beautiful addition to any home - and each comes with a story. There are a couple places to find Pottery on the trail all with different shapes and styles.

Where to find it on The Trail: Cheese Gallery, 100 Mile Store


2. Custom Jewelry

There is no denying it, it would be hard to find a woman who wouldn't be thrilled to unwrap a hand made piece of custom jewelry. Mothers, sisters, friends, daughters, grandmothers... you name it, jewellery is always a thoughtful gift.   

Where to find it on The Trail: Bonnie Dorgelo Jewellery & Paintings


3. Dinner For Two 

Why not send your loved ones out on a lovely date night. Surprise friends and family with memorable dining experiences at great local restaurants. With all the amazing restaurants on the trail a dinner gift card would also be a great gift for a co-worker or acquaintance on your gift list.  

Where to find it on The Trail:  Azzura (Collingwood), Sisi Thornbury, Creemore Kitchen, Copper Blues Bar & Grill (Blue Mountain Village) 

Kaytoo Restaurant & Bar (Blue Mountain Village); Oliver & Bonacini Café & Grill, (Blue Mountain Village) The Pottery Restaurant, (Blue Mountain Village); Bruce Wine Bar Kitchen, (Thornbury)Andrew's ROOTS Restaurant (Meaford) 


4. Local Original Artwork

Art makes a timeless gift for a loved one and is always a show stopping gift idea. The stops along The Apple Pie trail are the best places to find stunning pieces by local artists.

Where to find it on The Trail: Meaford Hall, Loft Gallery Inc., Cheese Gallery, Bonnie Dorgelo Jewellery


6. Local Custom Gift Baskets 

Why not put together a basket local findings from various stops along the Trail.

How about a Local "Boozey Basket" of local libations for your connoisseur or foodie friends to enjoy with their food. Southern Georgian is known for it’s quality Wineries and Micro Breweries, many of which are part of our fantastic Trail. Find an assortment of tasty beers, wines and ciders all throughout the Trail.

Alternatively, how about about local artisan fairs, fine foods, cheeses, baked goodies all put together in a beautiful basket for just about anyone on your list? Hint: Gift baskets are a great gift for clients, teachers, colleagues, and people you might not know exactly how to shop for. 

Where to find it on The Trail:

Treats & local artisan souvenirs:  Ravenna Country Market,  Heavenly Cafe, Cheese Gallery, 

Fill your Boozey Basket here:   Thornbury Cider (LCBO), Georgian Hills Vineyards, Side Launch Brewing Co. , Beaver Valley Cider (open until Dec. 31st) Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery 


7. Java! 

Whether you would like to give a bag of fresh specialty coffee or a coffee gift card the coffee lover in your life will love you for it! A card to a favourite coffee shop is the gift that keeps on giving and will keep them warm and happy and reminded of your thoughtfulness throughout the chilly winter season.
Where to find it on The Trail:  Espresso Post, Thornbury Bakery and Cafe, Heavenly Cafe, The Cheese Gallery


8. Sweet Treats 

For the sweet tooth in your family... the trail is definitely the shopping guide to use. 

Everyone loves to find their stocking on Christmas morning full, and what is better to fill it with than all sorts of chocolates, candy, fudge and all sorts of other goodies?

Where on the Trail you can get it: Ravenna Country Market, 100 Mile Store 

The Honey House, Heavenly Cafe, Blackbird Pie Co.


9.  Adventures & Events Passes 

Meaford is a hot spot for all sorts of different talent at all times of year. Check out who is coming in 2017 and give the gift of music this Christmas. The Apple Pie trail as endless adventures to endure from snowshoeing to helicopter tours and wine and cheese tasting. Sure to make your special someone smile this Christmas.

Adventures:  Check out our Adventures Pages 

Event Passes:  Meaford Hall Arts and Culture Centre

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