Holiday Gift Guide

The perfect gift is the one you create.

The Build-A-Box Shop is brimming with lovely local products – and we hope this Holiday Gift Guide will inspire you to create a one-of-a-kind collection for someone special. Give and take, mix and match, these are simply ideas to get you started this season!

Collections must contain at least three items, but otherwise, they can be as big - or as little – as you like!

Purchasing from small and local businesses this year of all years, is so incredibly important. When you do, you’ll be supporting your family, friends, neighbours...your community.

Your custom gift box, filled with the products you choose, will come perfectly package and ready to wrap. You can pick-up your gift box in Peterborough, have it hand delivered within Peterborough County, or shipped in Canada via Canada Post. (Please note that we’ve been told to expect significant shipping delays this season.)


Winter gift Ideas Peterborough
Christmas Spirit - A beautiful way to begin the holidays – for you or someone you love. Take a look at:
  • Copper & Cole Vintage Christmas Wooden Sign
  • Old Jar Candle Co. Pomegranate & Cranberry Candle
  • The Kawartha Fudge Company Chocolate Mint Peppermint Fudge
  • Charcoal & Rose Petals First Frost Handmade Soap
*Our Copper & Cole Cookies For Santa Wooden Sign is also adorable!
Rustic Gift Box

Rustic - A popular combination of Vetiver & Spruce Beard Oil and Soap from The Willow’s Bark and their woodsy scents provide the jumping off point for this gift box, which could include:

  • Little Miss Knotty Birch Tea Light Holder
  • Another Hudson Hobby Maple Syrup
  • The Kawartha Fudge Company Praline Fudge

*The Willow’s Bark Sweet Ginger Sore Muscle Balm could also complement these items.

Gift Ideas Living Local
Gourmet - A Charcuterie Board from Little Miss Knotty and Pottery Bowl from The English Potter set the stage for the addition of some sauces and seasonings, which could include:
  • Off The Cliff Hot Sauce Sampler
  • Kawartha Country Wines Burnin’ Berry Sauce
  • The Kawartha Spice Company’s Guyanese Curry Powder
  • South Pond Farms Cranberry Rosemary Finishing Salt
  • Swift Acres Beeswax Wraps Starter Set
  • South Pond Farms Onion Marmalade

*To add a little more kick to this combination, you could choose McLean Berry Farm Strawberry Jalapeno Jam.

Whimsy Gift Box
Whimsy - Up-cycled Penny Jewelry will be guaranteed to start a conversation, and just because, it could be paired with:
  • Swift Acres Wildflower Honey
  • Swift Acres Honey Peppermint Lip Balm
  • Allen Wick Maple Pancakes Candle
  • Cheeks Ahoy Organic Bamboo Reusable Facial Rounds

*Add a Swell Made Co. Ready For All Things Canvas Pouch's really ready for all things!

Winter Gift Box Peterborough Ontario
Coffee Love - Choose a one-of-a-kind pottery mug by Clayworks Pottery, as the centrepiece of this gift box, and consider adding:
  • Old Jar Candle Co. Roasted Espresso Candle
  • The Chocolate Rabbit Milk & Dark Chocolate Squares
  • Rapids End Whole Bean Coffee
  • The Willow’s Bark Coffee & Cacao Lip Balm

*South Pond Farms Hotter Than Hades Honey would spice up this beautiful collection.

Baby Bundle Gift Box
Baby Bundle - This beautiful bundle features a perfectly-sized pottery set by Clayworks Pottery (also available in blue), alongside:
  • Cheeks Ahoy Extra Large Flannel Swaddle 
  • Charcoal & Petals Baby Bathing Bundle (soap & sponge)
  • Cheeks Ahoy Teething Ring
  • August Rainbow Crochet Elephant (available in 8” and 11” sizes)

*Charcoal & Rose Petals Sweet Floral Lotion and matching Bath Salts would be a wonderful addition for mom.

Living Local Gift Box Idea
Local & Lovely - A one-of-a-kind wet-felted cuff by Christianna Ferguson is at the centre of this collection, which could also include:
  • Swell Made Co. You Are Lovely Journal
  • Swell Made Co. You Are Lovely Pencils
  • The Willow’s Bark Rose Powered Cleanser & Face Mask

*The Willow’s Bark Herbal Facial Steamers could also complement this collection.

Visit the Build-A-Box Shop to create your own collection - and if we can be of assistance, please email Thank you!