Giant DIY-beading store stocks 50,000+ items in huge variety of colours and shapes, from practical tools to glittering Swarovski crystals
85% Off Online App-Design Course
EwB: App Design
12 months of access to a self-guided app design course compiled by No. 1 app designer Chris Stevens, significantly updated as of May 2013
C$399 for Memory-Foam or Spring Mattresses
Memory-foam and spring mattresses designed by sleep experts to help drift into a perfect slumber
Half Off Custom Photo Collages from Collage.com
Turn up to 300 of your photos into a photo collage that can be shared online or printed onto posters, gallery wrapped-canvas, or phone cases
Up to 64% Off Gift Set from Name A Star Live
Name A Star Live
Astronomy buffs can name and dedicate a star with any message they'd like and receive charts and software to help find the pet gas ball
Larger Than Life Prints – Wall Mural
Larger Than Life Prints
Thousands of cityscapes, abstract art, and other images on fabric paper that adheres to any wall and can be reapplied up to 100 times
Up to 52% Off T-Shirts from BustedTees.com
Artists team with comedians to develop humorous clothing designs
52% Off Winter Surfing Equipment Rental
DaCane Surf Shop
Surf shop suits up wave-tamers for winter water adventures by supplying 6'8"–9'6" boards, hooded wetsuits, and a soft rack for 24 hours
50% Off Teeboxx Golf-Training Aid
Sports Innovations Inc.
Designed by an avid golfer, Teeboxx was created as a means of practicing during the cold winter months
Off The Vine
Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you
Up to 56% Off Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges
Compatible and remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for more than a dozen major brands including HP, Epson, and Canon
Yelpers give Mountain Equipment Co-op a near-perfect 4.5-star average.
TAO's cornucopia overflows with a bounty of outdoor apparel and equipment for camping, canoeing, kayaking, and skiing. Lace up your favorite pair of skis and spend 60 minutes soaking in the knowledge of cross-country skiing—beginner's classes teach budding powdersporters the basic manoeuvres, and more advanced sessions are available to help experienced skiers hone existing skills and learn about the latest styles in trans-national snow travel. If skis don't agree with your feet, you can choose to float on frozen water for two days while safely held above snow by a pair of weight-distributing shoes.
Through trials and tribulations, Dacane Surf Shop owner Lance Moore has always strived to provide the best opportunities and gear for wave-tamers. Having hatched the shop's first incarnation in his mother's basement and moved on to locations where break-ins and robberies were rampant, he maintained his focus on learning his trade before finally settling in Halifax. Always looking to stay one step ahead of the sport, Lance and his team seek out the most cutting-edge surfing equipment available from reputable designers such as Channel Islands, Santa Cruz, and Watercooled. His instructors customize surf camps and lessons to help mould burgeoning aquanauts of all ages and skill levels, and hip threads from the likes of Quiksilver and Billabong keep them looking the part. The surf shack also sets up adventurists with stand-up paddleboards, skim boards, body boards, and all the accessories needed to coast the whitecaps or add authenticity to an online dating profile.
Canadian Living named Alexander Keith's Brewery one of "7 reasons to visit Nova Scotia." Yahoo! Travelers. Nine Yelpers both give the brewery an average of four stars, and TripAdvisors give Alexander Keith's an average of three stars.
At Irises Flowers, master florists design a versatile array of smile-inducing arrangements, bouquets, and gift baskets. Celebrate the return of spring and forcible eviction of freeloading snowmen with a vibrant spring bouquet of fresh tulips ($29.99). Romantic petal bundles, such as the three rose bouquet ($19.95) celebrate Cupid's fine marksmanship, which can be further enhanced with the addition of gourmet chocolates ($12.95–$24.95). Giftbaskets are laden with the likes of fruits ($49.99 and up), candies ($30 and up), and unusually intelligent flocks of doves.
Sock It to Ya specializes in garbs for the waist down as well as designer lingerie, sleepwear, and accessories from brands such as Hue, Bjorn Borg, and Spanx. Non-elastic socks ($5+) and tights ($10+) come in a variety of colours and patterns including stripes, fishnets, and optical illusions from M.C. Escher's stocking line. An array of Calvin Klein designs from bras ($48+) to select men's pyjama bottoms ($38) provides close comfort beneath outerwear or duvets. For corporeal adornment or help passing off an extraterrestrial as a fashion trailblazer, Sock It to Ya accessorizes bodily landscapes with funky jewellery ($10+) and variously styled whimsical reading glasses ($20).
HGTV Canada and haligonia.ca featured Love, Me Boutique, and The Coast mentioned it. Yelpers give Love, Me Boutique an average of 4.5 stars.
Joanne David Accessories has more than 1,500 members in its group on Facebook, and five Yelpers give it a four-star average rating.
At Cucina Moderna's specialty kitchen stores, shoppers can peruse a stock of contemporary culinary wares and check out full product demonstrations. The shop's selection of kitchen essentials include Oxo rotary graters ($19.99) and Shun citrus or tomato knives ($9.99), stored in colourful protective sheaths. Home cooks can enhance their knowledge of adventurous frozen treats or can continue their experiments in miniature snowman cloning with the aid of a Zoku Quick Pops recipe book ($22.99). The Brazil .35L French press by Bodum ($25) squeezes confessions out of double-agent coffee beans, and bamboo barbecue tool sets ($39.99) assemble the burger-taming resources of a spatula, a steak fork, and a set of tongs. Before purchasing any wares, customers can test and compare items in-store with the helpful assistance of Cucina Moderna's knowledgeable staff and a fleet of spatula sprites.
The friendly florists at My Mother's Bloomers craft colourful arrangements bursting with fresh flowers imported from around the world. The Spring Garden bouquet leads the chromatic cavalcade with snapdragons, gerbera daisies, alstroemeria, and mums ($50), and the Tropical Garden arrangement overflows with exotic foliage, including orchids, ginger, and birds of paradise, whose petals have been clipped to keep them from migrating ($50). Talented flora designers flex their creative muscles with the Our Modern Family arrangement ($50), a vibrant design constructed from the day's best flowers. The shop also carries a variety of vases, balloons, gifts, and loose roses in need of a stable home.
Notebooks, pens, writing sets, and a large selection of designer stationery inhabit Duly Noted's realm of regards with upbeat, stylish possibilities. Beautifully bombard friends and family with personalized greeting cards, invitations, or thank-you cards made with assistance from a professional design associate and inspired by the Narnia of your imagination. Chic gifts such as a Moleskine notebook ($10.95+) or Fischer Space Pens ($28.95), which write under any conditions, make ideal Ides of March gifts, and Botanical Paperworks plantable paper ($2.95 per sheet) is innovatively embedded with wildflower seeds that sprout when sheets are planted. Duly Noted Stationery's paper primpers will even take to swathing any of your undressed holiday gifts in a large selection of stylish designs, which are free of charge when the wrapping paper is purchased there.
Boasting the largest selection of Blu-rays and DVDs in Atlantic Canada, Video Difference stocks a bevy of mystical keys that unlock the enchanted world of moving pictures. The store’s more than 50,000 titles span world cinema, documentaries, anime, and gay/lesbian cinema, giving serious cinephiles sundry content to scan retinal lasers over, including new offerings such as Enter the Void, Secretariat, and Little Mosque on the Prairie. Enjoy warm video companionship for up to 14 days before returning your rental to a convenient drop-off location or dropping it in the mail in a postage-paid envelope ($0.79 each), similar to the method of discarding pen pals who have ceased to be entertaining.
The idea for The Monkey Show began when Amy MacLaren, a stay-at-home mom, needed a project to keep her kids busy, creative, and quiet. She assembled a sock monkey with her son, Colton, and recognized it as an opportunity to spend time together and forge memories as a family—an opportunity that she thought other families might also enjoy. Her line of animals has expanded, and now includes sock monkeys and owl socks, as well as slithering snakes made out of neckties—all of which families or individuals can assemble in their own homes.
With more than 100 years of floral design experience, the petal primpers at Blossom Shops handcraft vibrant bouquets to brighten any interior. Induce smiles with a fresh bundle of effulgent blooms displayed in floral bouquets of gerbera daisies, mums, carnations, and hypericum berries available in six colour varieties ($32+), or express your love more elegantly than wearing a tuxedo made of solid gold by sending a glass vase overflowing with six roses ($34.95+). A sunset-inspired arrangement of roses, gerberas, carnations, and huckleberry blossoms from a cube vase in the sunrise sunset bouquet ($39.95+), and the congratulations balloon bouquet sends warm wishes to any graduate or woman who recently made a baby appear out of thin air.
From wardrobe analysis to helping dress for an interview, the personal shoppers, consultants, and tailors at 180 Moda outfit clients with a host of fashion-focused services. During private consultations, personal shoppers assess wardrobes before helping clients choose the ensemble that best fits various occasions, pairing a smart yet casual khaki-and-crew number with first dates or a sequined off-the-shoulder dress for jury duty. Master tailors from Thailand and Italy call on a thorough knowledge of sartorial tradition and a unique eye for detail to craft accurately tailored and well-fitting suits, dresses, and shirts from a selection of thousands of fabrics, helping their clients turn heads with every ensemble.