A Local's Gift Guide to Online Shopping & Curbside Pickup

Posted by BruceGreySimcoe | Nov 13, 2020

 


While all of the online options listed in our BruceGreySimcoe Holiday Gifts You Can Buy Online blog are available to locals, for those of you lucky enough to live locally, there are also a few more curbside pickup options you can add to your holiday shopping list that you can swing by and collect in your own neighbourhood.

 

Local Food

If you live here, you already know about the long lineup of amazing restaurants and fine food stores at your disposal. Many local restaurants offer gift certificates that can make great gifts for those on your list while supporting your favourite eatery. Find a directory of local restaurants on our Local Fare page.


For amazing Mexican food, there’s Casero Kitchen Table in Owen Sound. Not only do they have takeout options, you can also gift a beef brisket and some scorching hot sauces to the food lover on your list. Check out their complete online collection.

Nothing says I love you like cheese. With both The Milk Maid in Owen Sound and The Cheese Gallery in Thornbury now offering online options, giving the gift of fine cheese has never been easier. Order from anywhere and pickup at The Cheese Gallery’s Thornbury storefront location. The Milk Maid’s Cheese Club membership makes a great gift too.

 
Place your order for fresh baked goodness from the Mariposa Market in Orillia for curbside pickup. Stuff their stockings with butter tarts and more by clicking here. You can also pre-order your holiday goodies from the Offshore Bakery in Southampton via their website.

 
For the local food gift that lasts all year long, consider giving a membership or gift card to Eat Local Grey Bruce—a fresh from the farm delivery service.
 

Beer, wine and spirits


In these crazy times, one of the first things to be ironed out locally was craft beer delivery. As seen in the video above, The Collingwood Brewery delivers, with free shipping on orders over $100. Black Bellows offers online ordering. Northwinds has an online beer store. Side Launch has local delivery options and shipping via their online store. The Wasaga Beach Brewing Company’s Beach One Cerveza can be ordered via their website.

MacLean's Ales offers local delivery as well as an online store. Southampton's Outlaw Brew Company lets you place your takeout order online for pickup as well as shop for their beer online. In Barrie, Flying Monkeys offers free local delivery on orders $50 and over, as well as warehouse pickup for online orders. Kincardine's Grey Matter Brewery also does local deliveries for online orders.

Quayle's Brewery in Orillia offers indoor seating on weekends. but you can place online orders for curbside pickup. Couchiching Brewery delivers free on orders over $50 in the Orillia area.  They can also ship their brews to you via their online ordering system.

As mentioned in the online shopping blog, many local wineries, cideries and spirit producers feature both delivery and curbside pickup. Check out Georgian Hills Vineyard, Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery, The Roost Winery, Heretic Spirits,  Beattie’s Distillers and Thornbury Cider.
 

Artisan-inspired

With many talented artists in our backyard, there are some unique art-inspired gift ideas around. Gift Curbside Crafts from the Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts to give your friends and family a project to work on over the holidays.

Book a shopping timeslot at the Tiny Art Shack in Elmvale or shop for works by local artists from bath and body to jewellery and speciality foods on their online store and have these unique gifts delivered to your door.

The Southampton Arts Centre sells many local artists’ work.  Follow them on Instagram to see which pieces are for sale. You can also gift the budding artist on your list an art class. Find a list of what’s available here.
 

Local Experiences

Give them something to look forward to next summer with a gift certificate for a local boat tour. Blue Heron Boat Tours in Tobermory has gift certificates for sale online. Chantry Island Boat Tours, Southampton, also sells gift certificates as does Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours in Sauble and Oliphant.  

To find more BruceGreySimcoe shopping ideas, see our blog Give the Gift of Experience and explore the Shopping page on our website.