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Only in PTBO – Unique Shopping finds in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

This season give a gift that can be found #OnlyinPtbo.


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Start with a stroll through downtown Peterborough, whose Victorian streets are alive with one-of-a-kind stores, independent merchants, and the latest eateries. Smaller towns, such as Lakefield and Millbrook, offer a taste of shopping in a traditional village setting. And out of town, the road leads to dozens of possibilities: artists’ studios, antique barns, and much more. Take a piece of Peterborough & the Kawarthas home with you.

Art Gallery of Peterborough: The Gallery Shop offers a diverse selection of true one-of-a-kind works in ceramics, glass, jewelry and more! Featuring fine arts and crafts by regional makers and unique items that highlight the best in Canadian design.

Modern Makers Market: Looking for a truly unique holiday shopping experience featuring one-of-a-kind products from local makers? Shop the wares of over 30 talented local artisans, crafters, vendors, and makers. Find the perfect gift for that special someone while shopping local!

Peterborough Museum & Archives: Everything from accessories & clothing to notable print collections and handmade home decor. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for any age.

Ptbo Northern Originals : A unique clothing line available exclusively at Flavour Fashion in downtown Peterborough, gifts don’t get more original than this.

Tumblehome at The Canadian Canoe Museum : The Tumblehome Shop is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience curated by The Canadian Canoe Museum. Visitors are delighted with our wide selection of canoe themed clothing, artisan crafts, jewelry, books and housewares with a special focus on local and Canadian made goods. The Canadian Canoe Museum has the Safe Travel Stamp.

Watson & Lou : Watson & Lou have cheerfully wacky gifts and one-of-a-kind goods for everyone. Their collection includes jewelry, textiles, embroidery, ceramics, personal care products, paper goods, home decor, and a kickass kid’s section too. In addition to the boutique, Watson & Lou offers a shared studio space and hosts regular workshops, so visitors can kick-start their creativity or learn a specialized skill in a fun, collaborative environment with informative, hands-on instruction.

Whetung Ojibwa Centre: Whetung Ojibwa Centre offers a spectacular collection of Native crafts as well as Fine Art, Jewelry, Moccasins, Leather Work, Sculptures and much more from Curve Lake First Nation and across Canada


Stocking stuffers for food & drink lovers

Kawartha Country Wines: Kawartha Country Wines is a small premium family-owned winery located north of Peterborough, Ontario. Local fruits and berries are processed with the highest standards in order to produce award-winning 100% Ontario wines. The gift shop includes a wide range of gourmet food, including a large collection of hot sauce, BBQ sauce, cheese, jams & jellies and so much more.

Publican House Brewery: Is there a beer connoisseur on your gift list? Give the gift of a mini Peterborough & the Kawarthas Brewery Tour! Glasses, hats, t-shirts there are lots of great options at both breweries for gifts. Don’t forget to include a growler…from each?

The Chocolate Rabbit: Decadent unique handmade chocolate truffle collection, barks, bars and sugar-free chocolates, hot chocolates, teas, coffee and so much more! Also, home to The Mad Hatter Tea Lounge.


Give the gift of a good night’s sleep

Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn: Conveniently located in a resort-like waterfront setting close to downtown and area attractions like the Peterborough Lift Locks. Our friendly staff ensures an enjoyable and memorable stay.