12 gifts of Kingston: 2022 edition

By Andrea Gunn

This year’s gift guide features three unique advent calendars, two spectacular getaway packages, Kingston merch (for humans and dogs!), and lots of handmade goodies and original artwork.

Advent Calander

1. An advent calendar from the 1000 Islands Soap Company.

Count down the days until Christmas with 24 days of the 1000 Islands Soap Co.’s best-selling skincare products and seasonal soaps, all handmade in downtown Kingston.


2. A 2022 Chocolate Advent calendar from CocoaBistro

If you have a 2020 calendar, you can purchase a refill for 2022, or buy a new calendar filled with 24 of CocoaBistro’s handmade chocolate delights.


3. An “Olivent” advent calendar from Kingston Olive Oil Company

This elegant case features 24 miniature hand-poured bottles of exquisite olive oils and barrel-aged balsamics.


4. Holiday getaway package with music

Give the gift of music with two tickets to see Raine Maida and Chantel Kreviazuk at the Isabel Bader Centre on December 17, plus overnight accommodation in Kingston.

5. Spa getaway (or staycation) package

Give the gift of relaxation with a Stoke + Chill session from the Stoked Sauna Company plus overnight accommodation at a Kingston hotel.


6. A gift basket from Pan Chancho

Go all out with the Pan Chancho holiday basket with a selection of sweet and savoury treats (plus some Chez Piggy coffee), choose a Petit Cadeau, or something in between.



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7. Kingston apparel from Whit Kingston

Show off your love for Kingston, Loughborough Lake, or other local destinations with the Kingston and beyond apparel and accessories collection, which includes ornaments, hats, mugs, and throw pillows.

Pet Merch

8. Pet merch from the Visitor Information Centre

Keep your canine pal toasty and stylish in this Kingston toque for dogs. Ten per cent of proceeds from animal merchandise this month go to Kingston Animal Rescue.


9. Kingston holiday makers box

Each box comes with a Kingston toque, gloves, mug, a wine opener, and a handcrafted K ornament from Stone City Woodworks. Available at the Visitor Information Centre.


Cookie Icing

10. Get crafty at Tie One On Creativity Bar.

Seasonal workshops include cookie decorating with royal icing; evergreen wreath making; holiday shadowboxes, and more.


11. Pick up a handmade ornament from Kingston Glass Studio.

Glass ornaments include stars, snowmen, candy canes, icicles, and hearts. Ceramic ornaments include polar bears and owls.



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12. Choose a piece of original local art at the Show of Smalls 2022 at the Art Noise Gallery.

More than 50 artists have produced unique works of art, each no larger than 6 x 6”.

Bonus: Pan Chancho Café Cookbook

Just in time for the holidays, Pan Chancho has released The Café Cookbook, which features sweet and savoury recipes from the beloved café and bakery, including opera cake, gluten-free scones, and sweet potato hash. The cookbook is available exclusively at Pan Chancho.