Enjoy the holiday season with gifts, experiences from local merchants

Holiday shopping is at the forefront of everyone’s mind at this time of year. From handmade local products, to experiences to share with family and friends, Kingston merchants are bursting at the seams with ideas for your holiday gift-giving needs.

Whether you are hoping to visit local shops or are making most of your purchases online this year, Kingston and area businesses have many great gift ideas to browse.

Is your family more into experiences than gifts? Sherlock’s Escapes has rooms to enjoy virtually or in-person for the holiday season and beyond. Three in-person escape rooms and nine virtual options means you can spend the holiday season locked in a room with your friends or family with only one hour to escape!

Gift cards are available for the aspiring sleuth in the family. Visit the Sherlock’s Escapes website for details on room options, and reach out over email or telephone, 613 344 0668, for more information or to book a room.

Looking for a lot of gift ideas in one place? Check out Artisan Made Co.’s Holiday Collection. Jessica Collins curates this collection every year to support small businesses from Kingston and beyond. Apparel and accessories, holiday décor, art, bath and body products, and delicious grocery items are just some of the options waiting for you at their online store, and at Units 9 and 10 at 1724 Bath Road.

Visit Artisan Made Co.’s website or stop by the storefront Tuesdays through Sundays to browse the collection for yourself. Local pick up and delivery is available.

For those who enjoy working with their hands, Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. has holiday options to enjoy both the lead-up to the season, and to give as gifts to those crafty family members. Their yarn-filled advent calendar is a fun way to count down to Christmas, and the Holiday Yarn Crackers are a whimsical addition to your holiday table.

A full selection of gifts is available, including hand-dyed yarn, balms for crafters’ dry hands, interchangeable knitting needle sets, bags to carry projects, and gift cards for when you’re just not sure what your crafty friends need. Visit Purlin’ J’s website for the full selection, and connect with them over email, and on Instagram and Facebook.

Looking for a family gift or experience to share with your loved ones? This season, visit Improbable Escapes Wonderland and check out their board game selection. From lightning-fast Spot It! (great for younger players) to cooperative games like Forbidden Island, having fun together this holiday season will be a blast!

Don’t forget about Improbable Escapes’ top-ranked international escape rooms, including their award-winning Hot Chocolate Incident, a holiday-inspired virtual room you can play with family and friends from anywhere. Visit the Improbable Escapes website for all their escape room options: virtual, in-person and outdoor.

This article is sponsored content. The businesses above paid a fee to be included in this article. If you would like to be approached for opportunities of this nature, email [email protected].

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