Top 12 Indie-Store Gift Guide in Mississauga

We are in full-fledged Christmas panic mode with less than 12 days to Christmas. Here is a local Christmas guide to Mississauga stores offering unique gift ideas to just about everyone.

Hot Hounds Outfitters & Spa is located in the heart of Streetsville and has been taking care of our furry friends since 2012, offering dog grooming services and specialty products including dog food, treats, accessories and unique dog gear.


Foufou is a Canadian brand that specializes in designer doggie wear. Items in photo range from $6 to $44.

128 Queen St. S, Unit 19, Mississauga
(905) 826-4141
www.hothounds.ca

Hobby Hobby has been a Streetsville fixture for over thirty years, serving enthusiasts of remote controlled equipment such as cars, rockets, helicopters, boats and more.


Hubsan FPV Mini Quadcopter, $219. Variety of quadcopter models, and sizes available.

128 Queen St. S, Unit 22, Mississauga
(905)-858-7978
www.hobbyhobby.com

Silver Lining specializes in handmade silver jewelry. Their doors opened February 2014 in the heart of Streetsville in the historic Montreal House on the corner of Queen St. and Pearl St. You can also find women's accessories and women's clothing here.


Swarovski Crystal Heart and Silver Necklace exclusive to Silver Lining. Additional silver jewelry designs available in store, starting at $25.

207 Queen St. S
(905) 997-7677
www.facebook.com/silverliningfinejewellery

The Shop For All Reasons is located in a historic century building in Streetsville and has been servicing customers for over fifteen years. You will find an array of unique gift ideas ranging from home decor to specialty food to women's products to a collection of high quality children's toys and much more.


Funky Fashionista is a Canadian brand specializing in handmade knitwear by local designer Andrea Gustafsson-Pitts. Top: Big Button Cowl, $108; Bottom: Hip/Shoulder Wrap, $78 (aka butt warmer designed for hockey moms). Various designs and sizes available ranging from children's to adult sizes.

228 Queen St. S
(905) 858-9623
www.shopforallreasons.com

My Olive is a boutique tasting room that offers over fifty varieties of ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils from around the world, including flavoured olive oils, traditional Balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy and infused Balsamic vinegar. It is located in Port Credit and is set up like a tasting bar, so you can sample all of the varieties available.


Custom Gift Box (200 ml and 375 ml sizes available) includes your choice of an Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, starts at $40.50.

114 Lakeshore Rd. E, Unit 5 Mississauga
(905) 891-2222
www.myolive.ca

Blades 4 You specializes in collectible blades, including anime replica swords, video game replica swords, replica knives, Bokken practice swords, movie replica swords and more. The Lost Girl cast (Link to your top5 movies article) was recently outfitted with weaponry from Blades 4 You, as are a number of other actors starring in popular TV shows and movies.


The Walking Dead AMC - Michonne’s Licensed Katana, $195.00.

119 Lakeshore Rd. W, Suite L03, Mississauga
(905) 891-9493
www.blades4you.com

Altered States Comics carries a large selection of comic books, action figures, t-shirts and games. It has been in Port Credit for over 27 years. New comic books are released every Wednesday.


Based on the most awarded video game in history, The Last of Us Comic Book - Dark Horse Comics, $3.99

1701 Lakeshore Rd. W, Mississauga
(905) 855-1288
www.alteredstatescomics.com

The Ant and the Grasshopper is a local kids clothing boutique offering adorable and stylish designer labels from Canada, the U.S. and abroad as well as quality children's toys and accessories.


Ma Lu Glow Glow Pom Pom Boots, $80, are designed by local shoe designer Maria Luisa Campodonico. The children's boots light up with every step, are 100% genuine suede, and the sizes range from six to twelve. Items in photo: Purr-fection stuffed lion, $6; Deux Par Deux grip socks $14 (2-pack).

151 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga
(905) 271-5858
www.theantandthegrasshopper.ca

Havana Castle Cigars set up shop in Port Credit in April 2014 and offers a large selection of imported cigars, accessories, a walk-in humidor and a cigar lounge.


Savour one of the world's best coffees and reminisce on that trip to Cuba with Cubita Cuban Coffee, 100% Arabica beans 250 g, $8.99; 1000 g, $17.99.

84 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga
(905) 278-3333
www.havanacastlecigars.ca

Sassy Teas opened its doors in June 2014 and specializes in none other than tea of course. Choose from 68 loose leaf teas from around the world -- most of which are organic -- and enjoy one in the cozy cafe located in a small plaza in Port Credit.


Magic of Christmas Tea ingredients include rooibos tea, papaya, pineapple, banana, almonds, and orange peels and Baked Apple, $14 for 100g. Also featured in the photo are the Black Tea and Baked Apple Tea.

121 Lakeshore Rd. W, Mississauga
(905) 990-5000
www.sassyteas.com

Only Select Shop is an Asian Gift Shop that carries random items originating from various parts of Asia, including Hello Kitty characters, car air fresheners, Chinese figurines, anime characters and more. The store is tucked away in the Golden Square Centre off of Central Parkway.


“One Piece” anime characters, all priced at $5.99.

1117 Central Parkway W, Unit 37, Mississauga
(905) 273-6659
www.onlyselectshop.com

Crafted Decor is located in Streetsville and has been in the community for over fifteen years. It was originally a floral design studio, but it's grown to incorporate a variety of gift ideas ranging from Christmas stocking stuffers to high quality women's accessories, gourmet food products, locally designed wall art and much more.


Living Royal Socks bacon and burger knee socks, $16.99. Knee and ankle socks available in a variety of designs.

232 Queen St S, Mississauga
(905) 567-9795
www.crafteddecor.ca

Bonus Stocking Stuffer

The Birds and the Bees is a secret sex store that caters to women, but men are also welcome. The store front features a unique selection of women's clothing, footwear and accessories and the back portion of the store has an even larger selection of sex paraphernalia.


Links style bracelets in a variety of colours and designs, price ranges from $6.95 to $12.95.

72 Lakeshore Rd. E,Mississauga
(905) 278-6666
http://www.thebirdsandbees.com/

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