Christmas Shopping in Cornwall Ontario

By Bob Peters
December 10, 2012

Shopping in CornwallCornwall Ontario - Looking for that special gift this Christmas? Leave your ordinary shops behind and take the short hour drive to Cornwall, a city with some of the most unique shops in Eastern Ontario. There is something for every budget and everyone, and time enough for a bite to eat and maybe even a little pampering.

Here is just a brief sampling of the locally owned, independent merchants you will find when you visit Cornwall!

Discover one of the best toy shops around at Kid’s Korner, a family-run toy shop that may remind you of Santa’s workshop. Here you will find unique and educational toys, baby and toddler furniture and games for adults. With a selection of goods that rivals even the biggest of the big box stores, owners Kevin and Leslie just might challenge you to a game of chance as they ring up your purchases. (141 Pitt St)

Something for Home, Something for Me
Laura’s Flowers and Fine Gifts is a store that is deceptively larger on the inside, offering a wide selection of goods from jewellery to home decor to unique and one-of-kind kitchenware.(1140 Brookdale Ave)

Dress Up and Dress Down
Independent clothing retailers are hard to find these days,but you will find some of the best in Cornwall. From top shelf brand names to comfortable everyday clothing, you will find shop owners who specialize in making sure your selections fit in every right way. Aubé Frères (104 Pitt St) Schulman's (212 Pitt St) and Kastners (27 First St E) The Squire Shop (965 Brookdale Ave)

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle!
If you are looking for something to fit the tiniest of boxes, but deliver the biggest smiles, then look no further than Downtown Cornwall. Jewellers such as Pommier (6 Second St E) and Gordon (13 Second St W) carry a dazzling selection of rings, necklaces and watches that rival the stars themselves.

Comics are not just for kids, and to tell you the truth, they never were. With the success of movies such as Batman and Spider-Man, it’s okay to indulge in fiction that involves a little spandex and superpowers. Check out the great selection of comics, t-shirts and toys at Fantasy Realm. (227 Pitt St)

Make Some Merry Music
It’s not surprising that some of Canada’s best musicians come from Cornwall when the city is home to three fantastic music shops, carrying a wide selection of guitars, banjos, drums. keyboards and more. Melody Music (104 Pitt St) Strung Out Guitars (601 Montreal Rd) and Rainbow Music (1418 Pitt St)

Life’s Little Pleasures
It’s time to unclutter your mind and surround yourself with comfortable clothes, organic soaps and beauty products at Life’s Little Pleasures (108 Pitt St). Ask owner Chris Munro (she’s always there) to recommend a good spot for a bite to eat – her store is surrounded by some great restaurants, offering everything from European to Thai, from burgers and steaks to our world-famous pizza.

Pamper Yourself
Ok, if you have had a great day shopping, why not reward yourself with some time at the spa, a dip in the Aquatic Centre and a night away in a luxurious hotel room? After all, you deserve it,and there’s always tomorrow to explore even more shops! Bonus: check out one of Cornwall’s infamous breakfast diners.

Want More Info?
Send us a note via our Contact page, and be sure to ask for your very own personalized (and FREE!) visitor package, including a map and complementary CD featuring a selection of Cornwall music!

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