Halifax is home to thousands of artists and makers, each with their own unique style. In addition to their brick-and-mortar locations, many of these artisans also sell their products online. So even after you've left Halifax, you can still take a piece of our region home.
All the shops listed here are locally-owned with the majority of their products produced by Nova Scotian makers. Each one offers shipping options, so even if you forgot to pick up a souvenir while you were here, you can have a piece of Halifax delivered to your home.
Art 1274 Hollis Gallery
Owners: Co-op consisting of over 20 local artists and artisans.
What you can expect: Online, you can browse by artist, gifts, or items ranging from pottery and jewelry to paintings and fiber art. Many of the paintings depict classic Maritime scenery, and you may notice familiar places such as Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse or the Halifax Public Gardens. Even some of the pottery has an element of Nova Scotia, from an Atlantic Whitefish platter to a Right Whale sculpture. Browse even more creations online and ship right to your home.
Eastern Shore’s Gallery
Owner: Anthea Taljaard, Eastern Shore resident
What you can expect: Online, there are many ways to browse the (mostly) local products offered through the gallery, including by price range, availability, sales, and all items. Items can be filtered by paintings, cards, ceramics, and more. Many of the pieces available have an East Coast edge, such as greeting cards illustrated with lobster claws or seagulls, hooked rugs woven with seashell motifs, and paintings inspired by the windswept Eastern Shore. See what speaks to you and order online.
Accreditation: This business is Rainbow Registered
Trainyard General Store
Owners: Kimberley and Jason, Dartmouth residents
What you can expect: Online, you will be greeted with a plethora of items for sale, many of which are locally made in Nova Scotia and across Canada. With an unbound love of Dartmouth, you can browse Dartmouth-themed items such as socks, hats, and towels. There are also many other products for kids, pets, gifts, the kitchen and beyond.
Made in the Maritimes
Owners: Joel Kelly and Mark Smith, Halifax residents
What you can expect: Everything found on the Made in the Maritimes website was made in the Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick), so you are guaranteed to find an authentic treasure from the East Coast. Browse their products by item type, such as fine art, driftwood art, Indigenous pieces, woodwork, and more. So many of these products speak to the Maritimes, such as paintings of cardinals, clay lobster fishermen, and jigsaw puzzles of downtown Halifax. Find the perfect Maritime-made piece for your home.
Jennifer's of Nova Scotia
Owners: Darlene Bulger, Kurt Bulger and Kevin Finch, Halifax residents
What you can expect: All the pieces found in Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia are made by artisans within Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick. Online, you can shop through many categories, including apparel, which includes gorgeous woolen hats, mitts, and baby booties. There is also a “Maritime Keepsakes” tab with suggestions on the perfect East Coast souvenir, including Maud Lewis coasters, maple syrup, and lobster ornaments.
Gallery Shop within the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Owners: Nova Scotia provincially owned
What you can expect: Roughly half of the shop is dedicated to Maud Lewis prints and pieces, while the other half is dedicated to Nova Scotia products and artisans. Online, you can browse the stunning products and pieces of jewelry, stationery and prints, gifts, homeware and fashion, textiles, and more. You can also filter by price and availability for extra ease of online shopping.