Ottawa Local Shopping, Outside of Downtown
Buying local is better for our local economy, the environment and your experience! Listed are some awesome places in Ottawa to find small, independent shops and local Canadian-made products. Shopping at any of these Ottawa based stores means quality in both the items and your service!
For those who do not live or work downtown, it may seem like a hassle to venture into the crowds to browse some shops. Never fear - Ottawa is overflowing with great spots to shop independent and locally from East to West. Explore some new neighbourhoods and find that perfect gift for someone you love orrr yourself.
Location: 987 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
Local handmade furniture, housewares and gifts, fostering a network of local makers. They label their products with who makes it and/or what city it’s from. Plus, the quality is unbeatable. A portion of the sale supports local non-profit organizations.
Location: 1275 Wellington Street West
The sister location of Workshop boutique and the larger location of the two. They have a bit more in stock, including the ‘gift room’ in the back. The founders are independent designers in Ottawa who believe in sustainable fashion, ethical production and all things local.
Location: 1098 B Somerset Street West
Quirky, modern transformations to outdated furniture. Both a workshop and a store, Malenka are passionate about creating beautiful, unique pieces and also teaching others to do the same. They stalk Annie Sloan chalk paint and are now taking a small number of custom pieces.
Location: 1096 Somerset Street West
Vintage inspired products for your home. All quality and elegant pieces, make sure you give yourself time to browse the store. It’s bursting with timeless home goods and great gift ideas!
Location: 1096 Somerset Street West
Top to bottom Christmas décor, all year long. Connected to Marie Antoinette and Co. As a lover of the holidays, this is basically heaven. It even smells like Christmas! You’ll discover old fashioned styled ornaments organized by colour, taking up entire walls of the shop. Get lost in the holiday nostalgia.
Location: 1282A Wellington Street West
Proud to showcase the importance of shopping local, with quality goods that are Canadian made by independent designers. Timeless pieces of jewellery and clothing, home accents, wellness items, and greeting cards all perfectly picked.
Victoire is also an independent boutique right next door!
Location: 1243 Wellington Street West
Tonight is their holiday open – from 6-9pm 20% off! The owners and design partners sell their own items as well as an eclectic selection of jewellery, gifts, clothing, and apothecary. They carry many classic yet playful pieces; you’ll definitely find something fun!
Locations: 1130 Wellington Street West / 2685 Iris Street
Ottawa based store bringing eco-friendly, healthy products to you and your home. Safe refillable cleaning products, organic cosmetics, reusable containers and much more to be found. Check out their eco-bar, Canada’s largest refill station.
You can bring your empty deodorant containers here to be properly recycled!
Location: 312 Richmond Road
Greeting card and gift store. They have cards for any occasion, even non-occasions. Funny, clever and Canadian-made! The owner Molly is helpful and sweet, there to assist with all your party supply or gift needs.
Location: 728 Bank Street, Ottawa
Somewhere to find a gift for that special man in your life! They have men’s wear, men’s bath and body, and accessories.
Location: 581 Bank Street
Ottawa’s original (and still independent) skateboard and snowboard shop. Do you remember their black and white TOTW stickers? Original style, as well as some traditional brands. Boards, skate and snow, and accessories.
Location: 755 Bank Street
They embrace environmentally conscious, natural, local products. Effective, quality bath and body products made right here in Ottawa! From soaps & scrubs for you and your pet, to natural deodorants and candles... They’ve been eco-friendly since before it was cool.
Location: 857b Bank Street
New, independently owned local store in Ottawa, and it’s all eco-friendly! It just opened October 2019. The aim is to provide organic, Canadian-made products for beauty, hydration, cleaning, style and more.
Location: 226 Bank Street, Ottawa
‘The friendliest sex shop and bookstore’. Body Safe products, sex education and workshops. Their knowledgeable staff will answer any of your questions while they offer a safe, judgement-free environment. They also work with health care professionals, offering products to help work through sexual challenges.
Other Ottawa Areas
Location: 94 Cameron Ave
Fun, creative loot bags for all ages, genders and occasions! An Ottawa business, with quality favours. Search by category online or in store, or request something personal.
Location: 150 Katimavik Road, Unit 120
Tea and gift emporium; in Kanata! Independent shop of loose leaf teas and preserves from small-scale producers. The products are sustainable, fair trade and hand-picked. Custom orders are welcome.
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Did Someone Say Markets?!
Freewheeling Craft's virtual HOLIYAY market kicks off from November 26 - November 29, 2020. Full market and local delivery runs until December 24. The 'Amazon' of shopping local - next day if not same day delivery!
Manotick Farmer's Market presents their Outdoor Pop-Up Christmas Market on Saturday December 5, 2020 from 9am - 3pm.
Visit Britannia Coffeehouse on December 5, from 10am-2pm for a pop up holiday market.
To discover local shops in downtown Ottawa CLICK HERE. Be sure to check out 10 Elements to Add Hygge to Your Ottawa Home; full of local makers and shops! As well the Stocking Stuffer Ottawa Gift Guide.