Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just around the corner, and finding the perfect gift to celebrate can be a bit of a challenge. Not to worry friends- this city has plenty of unique, thoughtful, and downright quirky shops, so you can find something your parents will love that they didn’t even know they needed. From custom-made trinkets to indulgent spa days, get ready to impress with our curated Charlottetown gift guide.
A Mini Getaway
The perfect gift for those that find it hard to give themselves the time and space to recharge. Browse some of Charlottetown’s best accommodations here.
Show Your Love with Chocolate
Chocolate is everyone’s best friend! Sweeten the day with a gorgeous gift basket from Anne of Green Gables Chocolates.
Make them feel their best with a shiny touch. Find quality pieces at Garnish Boutique or Kuriosities.
For The Yogis and Non-Yogis Alike
Give the gift of wellness and whimsy with the Island Tides Yoga & Wellness Festival from June 22-25. Made up of a combination of yoga & fitness events, scenic runs, on-the-water activities, inspiring workshops, nourishing feasts & other feel-good activities, this festival may be just what Mom or Dad needed. Plus, the events are curated for all levels- beginners and experienced alike. Browse the schedule of events here.
Pssst… Make it a package deal with a hotel stay and save 50% on registration! More info here.
The Mighty Market
Swing by Cured Creations for a graze box filled with everything from cured meat & cheese roses to fresh fruit and savoury pesto. We’re not the only ones drooling, right?
After browsing the cheese of your dreams, check out their friendly neighbours, Rosewood Refillery, for a plethora of all-natural household & personal care items, pottery, jewellery, candles, bath essentials, and MORE! Or, build your very own personalized Mother’s Day basket on their website now.
Swing by Jewell’s Country Market for a gardener’s paradise. Pick out a new plant, flower bunch, or herb for Mom or Dad to care for- a gift that grows!
Dinner & A Movie
A combo you can never go wrong with. Step 1: browse places to eat. Step 2: find the perfect film playing at City Cinema. Voila!
Charlottetown boasts many unique shops and boutiques, home to original pieces that feel all-the-more special. Some of our favourite shops include Green Eye Designs, Luxury Market Consignment Boutique, My Little Stash, and Moonsnail Soapworks.
Refresh & Recharge
Make them feel like a million dollars with a visit to Grand Senses Spa, Pure Spa, Fresh Face Skincare, or Mysa Nordic Spa & Resort. Or, gift them a spa day at home with some supplies from Pure Anada Boutique.
Brunch it Up
Brunch is a quintessential meal and several Charlottetown restaurants will be hosting special brunch menus in celebration of Mom and Dad. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand! Find a list of Charlottetown’s best brunch spots here.
For The Love of Art
Pick up a special pottery or glass piece made by local artists from PEI Crafts Council Retail Gallery. Or, spend an afternoon with Mom or Dad at East Coast Art Party. Feeling creative? Paint a pottery piece at Hive + Honeycomb to add your own custom touch.
The Sounds of Music
Score some tickets to a show at the Confederation Centre during the upcoming Charlottetown Festival, browse the calendar of performances at The Guild or Trailside Music Hall, or go for a classic approach with the gift of Anne & Gilbert: The Musical. Whatever you choose, they’ll think fondly of you while dancing in their seat.
Home Decor Galore
Warm any interior designer’s heart with a piece from Tosh Co. Home Store or The Bamboo Home Store in the Confederation Court Mall. Opt for a quality handmade find at Crow’s Nest and on the Croft Shop website.
A Good Ol’ Read
Feed their inner bookworm at The Bookmark in the Confederation Court Mall, The Bookman or The Book Emporium on Queen Street, or the all-new Charlottetown Library Learning Centre on Queen Street.
We’d like to think Charlottetown complements the fashion scene very well. Some of our gift go-tos include Swenn, Jems Boutique, and Dow’s Mens and Ladies Wear.
Shopping last minute? We won’t judge.
You can never go wrong with a trip to the Confederation Court Mall, home to everything from unique pieces at Isla Clothing and Luna Eclectic Emporium to foodie favourites at Kent Street Market and Liquid Gold Tasting Bar.
Founder’s Food Hall & Market also holds a plethora of gifts for even the toughest to shop for. Spice up their life with sauces from Maritime Madness. Liven their home with dried floral bouquets or heavenly-scented candles from PEI Lavender Distillery. Pup parents? What’s a gift to them without gifting the dog as well? Find everything you need at Two Beggars. Honour the Island we call home with a little keepsake from Oh Hey PEI, selling swoon-worthy art prints, hand-lettered, buttons, keychains, and more!
Last Resort (but not the Worst Resort)
If all else fails, you can never go wrong with a gift card. Browse our shopping directory for more ideas, or discover the beauty of Canada’s Food Island gift cards here.
And there you have it! Charlottetown truly is the perfect place to find unique and thoughtful gifts for your parents this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. So go ahead, spoil your parents and show them just how much you appreciate them.
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