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Shopping Guide: Keeping it Local in the Fredericton Capital Region

As it turns out, not all gifts and souvenirs are cut from the same cloth! From charming boutiques to local craft shops, the Fredericton Capital Region boasts an array of options for you to find the perfect gift and fill all your local shopping needs. Whether you are getting a jump start on the holidays or need a gift for a special occasion, these spots have you covered with unique, locally-made items! 

Aitkens Pewter | 698 McLeod Ave

Are you on the hunt for a veritable “handcrafted in Fredericton” gift? For over 45 years Aitkens Pewter has been crafting beautiful pewter pieces including jewellery, mugs, frames and more. Hot tip: Look for their distinctive triple “A” in a circle, as this is the touchmark in the design and proves its authentic and enduring craftsmanship!

Aitkens Pewter

Artful Persuasion | 80 York Street

Situated downtown on York Street, Artful Persuasion is a local collective of 50+ crafters that both work in the shop and contribute to the product line. This is your go-to for gifts, from custom sewing to jewelry and clay, they have you covered with crafts quintessentially New Brunswick!

Artful Persuasion

Artisan District | 610 Queen Street

The Artisan District is a fine craft store situated in Downtown Fredericton on Queen Street. If you are seeking a uniquely Maritime craft, this is it! Step inside and you’ll find curated collections of pottery, blown glass, woodworking, fine art, jewellery and textiles, in other words, the perfect Christmas gift!

Artisan District

Backstreet Records | 384 Queen Street

Tucked away on Queen Street, Backstreet Records is a place to buy, sell, or trade vinyl, CD, or DVD collections – a paradise for retro enthusiasts! If you have a music fan on your gift list, this place is a treasure trove where you can find the perfect gift, be it that hard-to-find vinyl or a unique CD.

Backstreet Records

Bliss Gift Boutique | 5 Acorn Street, Unit 3

An independently-owned boutique proudly showcasing nearly fifty incredible local artists and their amazing crafts! Discover an array of bath & beauty products, gourmet food items, art, pottery and an abundance of other captivating offerings that can make the perfect gift for your loved ones (and yourself).

Bliss Gift Boutique

Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd. | 3500 Route 635, Harvey

Located in York Mills, a 45-minute drive from Downtown Fredericton, Briggs & Little manufactures high-quality pure wool yarns in eight weights and up to sixty-five shades in each line, making them the perfect gift for your crafty loved ones!

Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd.

CrabApple Kids Boutique | 269 Main Street, # 2

CrabApple Kids Boutique has everything for kids in one place! Whether you are seeking gifts for babies, toddlers, kids or pre-teens, you can find a great variety of new items, such as clothing, toys (Melissa & Doug Toys), accessories and a selection of gently used items.

CrabApple Kids Boutique

Endeavours & Think Play | 141 Brunswick Street

Is there a budding artist on your list? Or do you buy a new board game every year? If you’ve answered “yes” to either question, then you need to head to this cute little shop on Brunswick Street! Endeavours is an artist’s dream, with all manner of art supplies for skills of all levels. Hankering for a cool game or toy? ThinkPlay has board games, toys, retro candy and so much more!

Endeavours & Think Play

Greig Pottery | 36 Front Street, Village of Gagetown

Creating beautiful pieces since 1976, Greig Pottery features innovative and high-quality pottery with distinctive patterns, perfect for collectors! Pro tip: If you are visiting on November 25 and 26, be sure to take in “Christmas in the Village”, an annual holiday extravaganza in the Village of Gagetown where you will find a great selection of gifts!

Greig Pottery

Hanson Road Flower Co | 445 King Street

Hanson Road Flower Co is a floral design and plant studio in Downtown Fredericton! Find designer's choice weekly bouquets arranged in their signature contemporary boho style, curated lush houseplants, pot collections, and locally made products such as massage balls, greeting cards, hand-made baskets, bath & body products and more!

Hanson Road Flower Co

Jewelz by Angie | 403 Regent Street, Suite 106

Featuring handmade jewellery, JBA designs a wide variety of bracelets, necklaces, studs and earrings made from the highest quality materials, sourced from all over the world. The jewellery ranges from modern minimalist to trendy fashion style and everything in between.

Jewelz by Angie

Lulujo | 480 Queen Street

Lulujo is the perfect place to find gifts for the little ones in the house or that special someone expecting a new arrival. It sells premium baby essentials and delivers timeless products that last the journey from newborn to childhood, such as blankets, swaddles, crib sheets, toys and more.

Lulujo

Nettie’s Cool Vibes | 115 Main Street, Minto

True to its name, Nettie’s Cool Vibes is one of the coolest stores in Minto! Part year-round boutique, part seasonal ice cream shop, you can browse their racks of timeless clothing and trendy accessories while you satisfy your sweet tooth with an ice cream in hand! Our suggestion: their earring collection features both fun and colourful pieces as well as minimalistic styles, so they are the perfect accessory!

Nettie’s Cool Vibes

Next Door Fine Crafts | 2306 Route 3, Harvey

Located in Harvey’s Upper Village Mall, this little shop has a large selection of gifts from pottery, paintings, soap, folk art, local honey & much more!

Next Door Fine Crafts

Oromocto Galleria | 291 Restigouche Road, Oromocto

The Galleria is a one-stop spot as it represents over 120 local area artisans and crafters specialized in jewellery, pottery, woodworking and more. Keep an eye on their socials for special holiday events and promotions!

Oromocto Galleria

RB Studio Art Centre & Gallery | 1624 Hanwell Road

RB Studio Art Centre & Gallery has an array of art supplies, DIY kits, self-care products, candles, leatherwork, jewellery and so many options, catering to all tastes! You can also craft a one-of-a-kind gift by joining one (or more!) of the workshops at RB Studio Art Centre & Gallery! These workshops cover a range of activities, such as soap and candle making, designing indigo patterns, crafting needle felting decorations and much more. You can also explore Fredericton's First Dye Garden, where you can learn about natural dyes sourced from locally grown plants.

RB Studio Art Centre & Gallery

Room2Remember | 100 York Street

Check out Room2Remember, located on York Street. This shop features a fantastic collection of home décor for both adults and kids, including a wide range of baby items! Grab something to surprise your family or friends and spruce up their homes (or treat yourself)!

Room2Remember

Sacred Arts NB | 150 Cliffe Street

Discover a variety of items at Sacred Arts NB, featuring Manitoba Mukluks, clothing adorned with Indigenous designs, intricate beadwork, hoops, and artisanal creations from Sitansisk (St. Mary’s First Nation).

Sacred Arts NB

Strange Adventures | 68 York Street

Do you have a comic book fan on your shopping list? If so, look no further than Strange Adventures. Nestled on York Street, they have a wide variety of comics as well as pop culture games, toys and collectables.

Strange Adventures

The Station House | 1879 Route 3, Harvey

No visit to Harvey is complete without stopping into the Station House! This craft cooperative has it all! Find unique and high-quality gift ideas from local artisans, just a short 30 minutes from Fredericton!

The Station House

Thistle Hill Gift Shop | 125 Salmon Creek Road, Codys

This little gift shop near Cambridge Narrows has it all! From knitted items and candles to paper products and jewellery, you’ll find everything you need hand-made by local crafters!

Thistle Hill Gift Shop

U Beautiful Creature | 119 Main Street

Looking for regionally made gifts? U Beautiful Creature features products from Maritime Crafters and Artisans such as handmade jewellery, essential oils, bath products, beauty products, home décor and more!

U Beautiful Creature

Urban Almanac General Store | 75 York Street

Chic and trendy, this store has a lot going on! In the main part, you’ll find contemporary furniture but, in the front, you can find Good People Coffee Roasters where you can purchase small-batch roasted coffee and Tasha Tea for the tea lovers in your circle.

Urban Almanac General Store

Westminster Books | 88 York Street

If you are looking for a regional read with a favourite local author, this is the bookstore that you need to visit! Westminster has been a fixture in Fredericton for 40+ years, and as a small, independent bookstore, there are lots of titles that you’ll find nowhere else.

Westminster Books

Whimsy | 154 Main Street

This shop truly showcases the talent and artistry of Fredericton crafters! Find extensive bath and body products such as bath bombs, salts, artisan soaps, cosmetics, candles & so much more! You need to drop in to truly appreciate the extent of their local products!

Whimsy

Local Dollars + Brew Bucks!

Can’t decide what to purchase? Let your friends and family decide! For craft beer enthusiasts, why not pick up some #FredTapTrail Brew Bucks from Picaroons? These can be used at all participating Fredericton Taproom Trail locations.
Downtown Fredericton, Business Fredericton and the Oromocto Chamber of Commerce all have their own currency to use at participating businesses in their areas. Purchasing these dollars allows your friend or family member the freedom to pick whatever they choose!

This is by no means an exhaustive list, merely just a sampling of local businesses in the Fredericton Capital Region. For more ideas and inspiration, check out our website