Downtown Kitchener Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2020

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Buying local this holiday season is more important than ever. With every gift purchased at a local business, you’re not just choosing thoughtfully curated items, you’re also: » » » »

Supporting a community of small business owners Boosting the local economy Lowering your carbon footprint And fostering a sense of community in our city

This guide showcases the unique and local holiday gift ideas you’ll find in Downtown Kitchener!

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Downtown Dollars Downtown Dollars are similar to a gift card program and can be used across participating Downtown businesses. They make a perfect holiday gift, offering flexibility and an opportunity to support local. All participating businesses are identified in the DTK Shopping and Dining Guide with the $ symbol. How to purchase Downtown Dollars: 1.Dollars are available in increments of $5, $10 and $25. Determine the quantity you will need. 2.To order, call or email the BIA office: 519-744-4921 x.403 or email: sgolling@kitchenerdowntown.com 3.Staff will work with you to coordinate a pick-up time during office hours



INDEX

Section 1. pg 6 - 11

Clothing & Accessories

Section 2. pg 13 - 22

Home Décor / Books & More

Section 3. pg 24 - 39 Food & Drink / Cooking Accessories Section 4. pg 41 - 66

Health & Wellness / Pampering

Section 5. pg 68 - 73

Other Wonderful Ideas


Section 1.


CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES


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$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $

W H I T E T I G E R V I N TA G E


W H I T E

T I G E R

V I N T A G E

248 King St. E. www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteTigerVtg @whitetigervintage Walking into White Tiger feels like a 1970’s time portal. This vintage boutique features pre-loved pieces, and hand-picked items from across North America, is a top destination for vintage clothing lovers. You’ll find high quality and unique pieces likevintage denim, classic shoes, glasses and bags, comfy knits and pre-loved leather.

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Leather goods Boots Hats Jackets Sweaters Jewellery Handbags ...and more!

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DNA SCREEN PRINTING 8

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


DNA SCREEN PRINTING 18 Charles St. W. www.dnascreening.com @dnascreening Over the 27 years of screen printing, DNA has evolved, growing in size and skill. The original energy remains, fuelled by a passion for music, pop culture, and all forms of expressionism. Screen printing aligns itself with unity; the medium requires repetition of print which is perfect for band wear, team wear, fanwear, shared artistic, political, or personal expression. Custom screen printed shirts advertise who you are and what you’re about, and DNA has the chops to make great shirts.

G I F T I D E A S Custom designed t-shirts Custom designed sweaters ... and more!

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THE JUMP OFF 10

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


THE JUMP OFF 10 King St. E. www.facebook.com/jumpoffclothing @jumpoffclothing The Jump Off is your one-stop shop for high quality barbering, hair care products and fashion this holiday season. Stop by for a holiday haircut and check out their wide range of hair products, apparel and custom t-shirt printing options!

GIFT IDEAS Custom apparel Barber shop Hair products ...and more!

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CAM FASHIONS 12

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


C A M FA S H I O N S 45 Queen St. S. www.camsfashions.com Cam Fashions on Queen Street offers unique and beautiful dresses for various occasions and the accessories to go with them. They’re known for their affordable and high-quality items with excellent customer service. Not only can you find beautiful dresses and accessories, but hand sewn masks with unique patterns to represent the different personalities of everyone on your holiday shopping list!

GIFT IDEAS Hand made masks Dresses Accessories Jewellery Shoes ...and more!

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Section 2.


HOME DÉCOR / BOOKS & MORE


A SECOND LOOK BOOKS AND MOVIES 16

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


A S E C O N D L O O K A N D M O V I E S

B O O K S

31 King St. W. @asecondlookbooks As a Downtown institution for over 25 years, this independently owned bookstore carries a huge inventory of books in genres like art, literature, cooking, history, science fiction, biography, and much more. If you’re searching for a timeless, sustainable and thoughtful gift – this store is the place!

GIFT IDEAS Secondhand books Vintage books DVDs & VHS ...and more!

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KW BOOKSTORE 18

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


KW BOOKSTORE 308 King St. W. www.facebook.com/kwbookstore @kwbookstore Established in 1975, this 3,000 square foot bookstore located in King West carries an impressive selection of books, vinyl, DVDs, art, collectible film, music tchotchkes and the Region’s largest and most diverse selection of magazines – perfect for stocking stuffers!

GIFT IDEAS Records Books DVDs and collective film Magazines ...and more!

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ENCORE RECORDS 20

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


ENCORE RECORDS 301 King St. W. www.encorerecords.ca @encorerekkids An East-end staple, this record shop has everything you are looking for, plus a bit more. New releases and vintage and wellloved records; this shop hits the spot for that music lover.

GIFT IDEAS Vinyl CDs Posters ...and more!

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FOR HEROES LOOKIN' 22

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


LOOKIN' FOR HEROES 83 Ontario St. S. www.lookinforheroes.com @lookinforheroes Lookin’ for Heroes has been a destination in Downtown Kitchener for over 30 years. They offer a large selection of new comics from major and independent publishers, the best selection of graphic novels and trade paperbacks in the area. There is also a full selection of new sports and non-sports card products from major manufacturers such as Upper Deck, Panini, and Topps. Lookin’ for Heroes is a major dealer of Magic the gathering packs, boxes, and singles, as well as, other collectible card games such as YuGi-Oh!, Cardfight! Vanguard, and Pokémon. Also available is a large selection of action figures, toys, and popular collectibles which reflect past and current trends in the Pop Culture market.

GIFT IDEAS Comics Superheroe figures Funko Pop! Gift cards ...and more!

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X-DISC-C MUSIC 24

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


X-DISC-C MUSIC 7 Moyer Pl. www.xdisccmusic.ca @xdisccmusic X-Disc-C Music has been a proud independent record shop specializing in new and used vinyl since 1992. From floor to ceiling curation, there is no shortage of music for that analog nerd.

GIFT IDEAS Vinyl CDs Posters DVDs ... and more!

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Section 3.


FOOD & DRINK / COOKING ACCESSORIES


ADVENTURERS GUILD CAFÉ 28

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


A D V E N T U R E R S

G U I L D

C A F É

36 Ontario St. N. @adventurersguil dcafe The Adventurers Guild stocks precisely one metric fun-load of games. That translates to the best and first collection in K-dub and the Region - 1500+ games, including board games, retro video games, and role-playing games. And are always adding to the library.

GIFT IDEAS Memberships Apparel Pins ...and more!

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FULL CIRCLE GROCERY & BULK 30

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


FULL CIRCLE GROCERY & BULK 16 King St. E. www.fullcirclefoods.ca @fullcirclefoods Full Circle Foods is a 40-year-old Downtown grocer that is proud to be sustainable and waste-free. You’ll find everything from vegetarian and vegan options, specialty products to an extensive bulk section – perfect for building a plant-based culinary gift basket!

GIFT IDEAS Plant-Based food products Bees wax candles Waste-free and sustainable lifestyle items ... and more!

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T H E G R A Z I N G TA B L E 32

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


T H E G R A Z I N G TA B L E 341 King St. E. www.thegrazingtablekw.ca @thegrazingtablekw

What started off as just a hobby, creative outlet, and a way to bring friends together, transpired into this amazing small business. The farthest thing from an average charcuterie board, they create mouthwatering, feast-for-the-eyes grazing boxes, boards, and tables perfect for every occasion. Packed with fresh, local, healthy foods, you almost hesitate to dive in. The Grazing Table is fun, a bit indulgent, and perfect for any celebration.

GIFT IDEAS Subscription Graze Birthday Graze Indoorsy Co. candles Local snacks and spreads ...and more!

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LEGACY GREENS 34

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


LEGACY GREENS 18 Ontario St. N. legacygreens.com @legacygreens

While you’re shopping for local produce and groceries at Legacy Greens on Ontario Street – check out their curated assortment of gifts and selection of Ontario wines and non-acholic beverages. You’ll find unique and locally made products and friendly staff that are more than happy to help you assemble the perfect gift. Current five customers-at-a-time store policy.

GIFT IDEAS Ontario wines Mulled wine kits Cheese and charcuterie Buck Naked Soap Company Newfoundland Chocolate Company Gracious Candle Co. Cocoon Apothecary Four All Ice Cream Fresh produce Scout Canning Hummingbird Chocolate

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$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $

M AT T E R O F TA S T E C O F F E E B A R


M AT T E R O F TA S T E C O F F E E B A R 115 King St. W. www.matteroftaste.ca @matteroftastekw Since 2004, Matter of Taste has been bringing specialty and unique coffee offerings to DTK. With relationship and sustainability at the heart of everything they do, the café’s knowledgeable staff are always excited to help you explore unique coffee, tea and accessories to gift the aspiring baristas in your life.

GIFT IDEAS Coffee brewing equipment Whole coffee beans Gift cards ... and more!

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SHOW & TELL 38

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


SHOW&TELL 30 Ontario St. N. @showtellcoffee Ontario Street’s Show & Tell coffee shop and retail store has redefined Kitchener's brewing, pouring, pressing, roasting, sourcing and service culture. They curate ethically sourced and beautifully designed products with passionate staff behind the counter who are happy to share information about each product.

GIFT IDEAS Trave l mugs Whole bean coffee (Canadian and Global Roasters) Brewing methods (Kalita Pour Over) Baritza Encore Grinder Oat milk Filter s (Aeropress, Kalita, V-60, etc.) ... and more!

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RELSIH COOKING STUDIO 40

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


R E L I S H

70 Victoria St. N.

C O O K I N G

S T U D I O

www.relishcookingstudio.com @relishcookingstudio Relish Cooking Studio developed its popular reputation with cooking classes, but their impressive store filled with kitchen tools, cookware, knives, dinnerware, and curated gourmet food products set them apart when it comes to holiday shopping. The Victoria Street location (near Duke Street) is stocked with goodies – but their online store is equally as impressive.

GIFT IDEAS Sustainable kitchen gear Cast iron products Table settings Mugs Glassware Dining ware Knives Cooking classes ...and more!

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Section 4.


H E A L T H

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P A M P E R I N G


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CYCLONE SPIN STUDIO


CYCLONE SPIN STUDIO 305 King St. W. Unit 103 www.cyclonespinstudio.ca @cyclone.spinstudio Online gift cards and a variety of Cyclone Spin merch are now available at DTK’s boutique indoor cycling studio built for riders of all levels and skillsets. Whether there’s someone on your list who’s been training for an Olympic triathlon, or that wants to feel great and sweat in the New Year, Cyclone is the go-to studio! GIFT IDEAS Class passes Gift cards goodvibes juice co. boxes Apparel Water bottles

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& SPORT ZIGGY'S CYCLE 46

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


ZIGGY'S CYCLE & SPORT 417 King St. W. www.ziggyscycle.ca @ziggyscyclekw Established in 1985, Ziggy’s Cycle has made it their highest priority to be in touch with all the newest developments in cycling technology. They strive in customer service on and off the bike by specializing in Pro Fitting Services, sales, and repairs. Their experienced and knowledgeable staff are there to help select the right bike for your needs. GIFT IDEAS Bike accessories Clothing Racks Gift cards

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GOODVIBES JUICE CO. 48

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


GOODVIBES JUICE CO. 1 King St. W. www.goodvibesjuice.com @goodvibesjuicecompany Two large components of a balanced life are nutrition and exercise. goodvibes juice customers enjoy a healthy, delicious, and convenient way of getting vitamins and nutrients your body needs allowing you to re-invest that energy exercising or spending with family & friends. They offer the finest cold-pressed juices, almond milks, and smoothies in the area to help you get the nutrition you need — quickly and conveniently. They know you are busy — so they deliver. They know maintaining your health is an on-going endeavor — so they offer subscriptions. They know you like shaping up every now and again, usually before vacation — so they offer cleanses.

GIFT IDEAS Juice shots Juice subscriptio ns Gift cards ... and more!

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$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $

K W H E A LT H C O N N E C T I O N


K W H E A LT H C O N N E C T I O N 417 King St. W. Unit B2 www.kwhealth.ca @kwhealthconnection

KW Health Connection offers a range of services to help with physical well-being. Give the gift of health, wellness and self-care this holiday season by picking up a gift card or booking a service!

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Massage Therapy Naturopath Medicine ...and more!

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BIG BLISS YOGA + BARRE 52

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


BIG BLISS YOGA + BARRE 241 Duke St. W. www.bigbliss.ca @bigblissdtk Shopping for someone who could use a little more self-care? Not only does Big Bliss offer virtual and in-person yoga, barre and other wellness classes – they have a full section of blissful products that are perfect for stuffing stockings like essential oil infused Epsom salts, vegan body lotion, candles, jewellery and yoga accessories.

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Yoga accessories Soaps Jewellery Apparel ....and more!

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THE TEN SPOT


THE TEN SPOT 165 King St. W. Unit 102 www.thetenspot.com/kitchener @x.kitchenerwaterloo The Ten Spot on King Street in DTK now offers an online gift card option for manicures, pedicures, facial spa services, hair removal, eyebrow tinting, threading and waxing. Treat someone to an afternoon of pampering at The Ten Spot and an extra gift card for a nearby coffee shop like Matter of Taste, Show & Tell or Starbucks to make it extra special!

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Beauty services Pampering products ... and more!

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$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $

L O V E . Y O U S A L O N & S PA


L O V E . Y O U . S A L O N

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S P A

33 Queen St. S. Unit 2D www.loveyousalonspa.com @love.you.salon.spa This top-rated salon and spa on Queen Street is offering buy 2 get the 3rd for 25% off on all Kevin Murphy products - perfect to stuff in stockings or add to a spa-inspired gift basket... maybe next to a bottle of wine from DTK’s nearby Goldies Convenience, Legacy, or LCBO.

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Kevin Murphy products (buy 2 products get 3rd 25% off) ... and more!

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VOILA INSTITUTE 58

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


V O I L A

I N S T I T U T E

72-74 King St. W. www.voilainstitute.com @Voil ainstitute Voila carries a wide range of hair product lines, hair services and gift cards that make for great stocking stuffers. Pamper someone you love this holiday season with a gift card from Voila.

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Hair products Pre-booked servi ces ... and more!

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BARBER & CRAFT


BARBER & CRAFT 141 Ontario St. N. Barberandcraft.com @baberandcraft Barber & Craft specializes in mens grooming and leather based goods. This barbershop is perfect for that person that deserves a little pampering, or that special someone who has had their eye on custom bags and more! GIFT IDEAS Shaving product Hair product Custom belts Custom bags Custom wallets ... and more!

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PRETTY PINCHES


P R E T T Y

P I N C H E S

30 Duke St. W. Suite 103 www.prettypinches.ca @prettypinches Pretty Pinches aims to deliver a memorable experience focused on confidence, glowing beauty, and an overall feel-good vibe. Clients are treated to a real, raw, and authentic brilliance in quality services making their hair and beauty experiences pretty and unique.

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Manicures Pedicures Microblading ... and more!

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CLIQUE ORGANIC SALON 64

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


C L I Q U E

O R G A N I C

S A L O N

417 King St. W. Unit 6 www.cliqueorganicsalons.com @cliqueorganicsalons Clique Organic Salon carries a selection of beauty products, gift boxes and hair-care services. Gift your loved ones with a little extra pampering this holiday season.

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Hair products Holiday packages ... and more!

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BLACK & WHITE BARBERS 66

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


B L A C K

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W H I T E

B A R B E R S

206 King St. E. www.blackandwhitekw.com @blackandwhitek itchener Black & White Barbers pride themselves on their high-quality and friendly service. Give the classic gift of a barber experience to the men on your holiday shopping list this year.

GIFT IDEAS Hair products Shaving equipment ...and more!

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ABEL'S ON QUEEN


A B E L S

O N

Q U E E N

18 Queen St. S. www.abelsonqueen.com @abe ls_on_queen This traditionally inspired upscale barbershop on the ground floor of the Walper Hotel pays homage to Abel Walper, the hotel's founder, by honouring his commitment to a finely tailored, personalized customer experience that's unmatched in both quality and character. Pamper someone special with a haircut, beard trim or a classic hot towel shave this holiday season.

GIFT IDEAS Pomades Shaving products Gift cards ...and more!

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Section 5.


O T H E R

W O N D E R F U L

I D E A S


APOLLO CINEMA 72

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


APOLLO CINEMA 141 Ontario St. N. www.apollocinema.ca @apollocinema If there’s a film lover on your shopping list this holiday season, a gift from Apollo Cinema is the way to go. A classic gift card is always great, but a movie-themed gift bundle is even better! Pair that Apollo gift card with an annual membership card, t-shirt, pins or an invitation to an upcoming virtual screening.

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Apparel Concession Memberships ... and more!

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DOGTOPIA


DOGTOPIA 73 King St. W. www.dogtopia.com/kitchener @dogtopia.kitchener Gift cards and services from Dogtopia is the perfect gift idea for any dog (or dog-owner) on your list. Dogtopia provides a safe and fun environment for pups to meet and play with like-minded friends, exercise to keep them healthy and extend their lives and education to help ensure they are well-behaved both at home and when you take them out in public.

GIFT IDEAS Doggy daycare 1, 5 or 10 day passes Memberships Doggy spa Doggy boarding ... and more!

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KING FRAMING 76

$ Downtown Dollars Accepted $


KING FRAMING 42 Ontario St. N. 519-578-5290 Since 1978, this family-owned framing business has been a wonderful place to ensure that unique print, photograph, or artwork can be a central piece in your space. With a large selection of designs and customization, you know you're in good hands.

GIFT IDEAS Gift cards Custom framing

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If you would like to support any other business that is not listed within this guide, please follow the bold title below to the latest shopping and dining guide. This is where you can see all of the businesses within the Downtown core and those who accept Downtown Dollars. DTK Shopping & Dining Guide The Downtown Dollar Program is like a gift certificate program where the "dollars" can be redeemed at any participating Downtown business. You’ll find all participating businesses on the DTK Shopping & Dining Guide. They make a perfect holiday gift, offering flexibility and an opportunity to support local.


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