Top Places in the Byward Market to Buy Him a Holiday Gift
The Byward Market is famous for its charming shops and fine boutiques filled with uniques gifts, both worldly and locally-made. From gentleman’s fashion, to upscale old time inspired barbershops, to stylish entertaining and home design pieces for the modern man, the Byward Market offers all it all. Arthaus Condos has compiled the top places to buy him a holiday gift.
The Modern Shop
For he who loved good design, this store is bursting with collections of unique pieces. With a Great assortment of modern and ultra sleek home wares with a Nordic aesthetic, this is a go-to place for a special gift. The Modern Shop turns everyday items like a bottle opener into a work of art. Anonymous in function and cast from solid brass, the Umbra Shift bottle opener might find itself on the vanity sooner than the kitchen drawer. Tilted cognac glasses, serving trays, and geometrically-shaped bowls are perfect for the modern man with a knack for entertaining. Stylish twists on tech such as the Tube Audio Bluetooth Speaker makes for a handsome accessory, and brass office wares will have him organized into the new year.
L’EXAGONE is quality Menswear for Today’s Gentlemen, offering a great balance of quality, style and price. Update his shirt collection with the help of their stylists. Fit is probably the biggest driver in shirts right now. Go for a slim fit without being tight across the chest. Blues and greys are by far the strongest colours this season, with deep reds and navy not far behind. A selection of stylish micro patterns and small scale gingham are wise choices for the guy who enjoys a touch of flair. Shirts here range from $79 to $129 with the majority priced around $99. Accessories such as Canadian designed MoxyMaus sox, leather belts, scarves and bowties make excellent stocking stuffers. If shoes are what he needs, adding a few pairs of shoes to his arsenal will make his outfits complete. Shoes are the foundation of any great outfit and should be chosen with care to enhance a desired look. While black is the go-to, having a variety of colours and styles in his closet will open a variety of outfit options. He can take it to the next level by wearing brown shoes with his grey, medicine charcoal and navy suits. L’EXAGONE is both playful and classic, providing an array of options for all. The joy of being gifted fashion is receiving pieces he normally would not select for himself–just don’t forget the gift receipt!
House of Barons
This bytown barbershop offers a high-quality experience while honouring the trade’s past. Fitted with vintage chairs, custom-made stations and a thoughtful selection of handpicked men’s skincare and apothecary products, the House of Barons is redefining the haircut from a pesky weekend errand to an anticipated cultural experience. Grooming and style isn’t something for men to be ashamed of anymore according to House of Barons, Ottawa’s new urban retreat for men. Progressive thinking has been leading men to embrace the notion that being a man doesn’t have to be determined by a rigid set of cultural norms. At the same time, they’ve reclaimed the old traditions of their grandfathers, when there was a ritual to being groomed. House of Barons is preserving the art of men’s grooming, to let men do something traditional in a modern way. Give the man in your life the gift of grooming with a House of Baron gift card.The expertly-trained barbers provide a range of grooming services—from classic cuts, straight-razor shaves, hot-towel facials —to a discerning clientele.
The ultimate timeless gift for her his a new watch. A handsome timepiece exudes a distinguished confidence. Birks in the newly renovated Rideau Centre is one of North America’s most prestigious and trusted jewellers. A leader in Canada’s diamond and fine jewellery since 1879, Birks array of fine watches are sure to delight. From Gucci and Rolex, and in materials from gold, copper, leather and platinum, to name a few, this Rideau jeweler has something for every man. On the highes of high-end, the Classima automatic 39mm round 18k red gold watch features a sleek white dial with red gold hands and roman numerals. Delivered on a black alligator strap with gold pin buckle, it is an exquisite luxury timepiece. Toward the more moderate range, Birks Epic Collection Gold Plated Timepiece With Frosty Silver Dial is a tribute to the heritage of our watchmaking knowledge since 1879. Manufactured in a small Swiss town this watch’ straightforward design accentuates the essentials at a glance. To top it off, all of Birks watches are offered with a special 3 year warranty, complimentary lifetime battery replacement, and free personalized engraving.
Unique eclectic shops, boutiques and world-class retail brands offer something for everyone this holiday season. Experience the small neighbourhood feel as your stroll through the snow-sprinkled courtyards and find high quality, trend setting products on the bustling streets. It’s all here, moments from ArtHaus Condos in the ByWard Market
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