With the holidays just around the corner, it is time to think about gifts for the special people in your lives. You could hit the mall or shop online, or you could shop local and check out some of the great businesses that Fredericton is home to.
For The Music Lover:
Backstreet Records – 384 Queen Street
Secondspin Records – 79 York Street
For years, Backstreet Records has been the go-to place for vinyl lovers. Now though, they have some friendly competition with Secondspin records, which is just around the corner. Both of these shops offer a variety of new and old records. From pop to rock and everything in between, these stores hold the crown for the best spots to get your music fix.
Tony’s Music Box – 396 Queen Street
The place for anyone who plays an instrument. Instruments, songbooks and accessories for your instrument are a few of the things the store has on its walls. As well, they carry audio equipment. Check them out for presents or for any Christmas party you might be throwing.
For The Beauty Lover:
Reneu Boutique – 349 King Street
This store is full of one-of-a-kind finds. They have things for almost every style. The store has brand new pieces of men’s and women’s clothing along with previously-worn and vintage pieces. Jewelry, bags and shoes also fill this little store that is nuzzled in the heart of the downtown area.
Made You Blush – 59 York Street
This store is a little pink heaven for everything makeup, skin care, bath-related and more. They also offer classes on makeup application. So whether it is for someone who only wears a little mascara, or someone who does full eye makeup, this is a place for any makeup queen.
Avalon Spa – Uptown: 5 Trinity Avenue; Downtown: 318 Brunswick Street; North Side: 336 Main Street
This salon offers you three locations to get convenient service. Not only do they take care of hair and nails, they also offer facials and massages. They also have a men’s section with private TV lounge, because even guys need to take care of themselves. A gift card from a place like this would make a great gift for anyone.
For The Young Or Young At Heart:
Endeavours & ThinkPlay – 412 Queen Street
Filled with any and every art supply you could ever need, this store also has a ton of games and toys for kids of all ages. On top of all this, they also have a great selection of candy. Kids (and adults) love toys and candy, right?
Clay Café – 356 Queen Street
If going out and buying something isn’t your style, why not make something? Go into Clay Cafe and pick one of their 300 pieces of pottery. Paint it and then fire it up and you have a unique present for anyone on your Christmas list.
Geek Chic Boutique – 86 Regent Street
Filled with gadgets, games, apparel and more, this store is the definitely the place for the young at heart. Superman, Batman and Doctor Who are just a few of the characters you’ll spot in store.