Clothing, Accessories and Personal Care – Apartment613

Our local holiday gift guide is your North Star for a special gift for that special someone this holiday season, whether it’s a foodie or a local sports fan.

Here you will find suggestions of beautiful local handmade accessories, high quality consignment clothing and handmade beauty products, to make the unboxer feel the most beautiful.

Birch jewelry

Designed and made in Ottawa, Birch Jewelery is the beautiful child of nature-loving Founder and CEO Samantha. So if your loved one regularly explores Gatineau Park and the surrounding trails, this is the place. A branch necklace is deliciously delicate and immediately transports us to a forest. A honeycomb necklace is as soft as it is precious and comes in gold and silver stainless steel.

Apt613 choose: The little pine cone necklace stole our hearts. Let’s go to frolic in the meadows, everyone!

Artisanal herbology

Handmade Herbology offers “products in small quantities to nourish the skin, body and soul”. Herbalist Jess studies herbal remedies and creates beautiful products that provide reverse healing only with what nature gives us. If Jess uses exotic ingredients, she has collected them herself abroad, during her travels. The store offers everything from a mask with pink clay and dead sea at a belly bliss tea, aphrodisiac roller and Body Butter.

Apt613 choose: Salvation: A must have for a natural first aid kit, with plantain and olive oil ointment.

JV Studios store

Home to emerging and independent local brands in Ottawa, Shop JV Studios was founded by jewelry artist Jasmine Virani, whose designs are also on display in the boutique. It’s a beautiful space in Hintonburg and the website has a huge selection of local gifts, from hair accessories like scrunchies and barrettes to bath and body sets with salts and bath bombs, and even nail polish. healthy!

Apt613 choose: Cat mug “Don’t be an asshole”. Should I explain?

Trove Mode

Down Wellington Street by Shop JV Studios is a hidden gem, Trove Fashion. Admit I was leery to go inside because the display is so beautiful and expensive. BUT you can find affordable stuff there too, and every week they have Instagram sales. We love this shop because it has a delicious and neat selection of beautiful second-hand clothing on consignment, both from designer and affordable brands. It’s great for gifts for yourself or for others. Trove Fashion even offers designer jewelry from brands like Gucci and shoes from brands like Jimmy Choo.

Apt613 choose: This stunning authentic Tiffany’s pearl bracelet. Are you tempted by a teal blue Christmas?

Gift shop

Continuing our shopping expedition, Shop Recollective is another forward-thinking consignment store in Ottawa worth checking out. Owned and operated by sisters Carla and Kelly Bourada, the boutique makes daily Instagram outings and sells both lightly used and new clothing with tags.

Apt613 choose: This beautiful Gucci handbag. Definitely for me.

Kindred Shop

Kindred Shop is a lovely place to give a gift to the wizarding friend in your life. Also on Wellington Street and with an online location, Kindred sells beautiful handmade jewelry, various cat accessories, protective amulets, local candles, and even second-hand clothing. The boutique is owned by jeweler Tamara Steinborn. Kindred also partners with the community to help projects like Period Packs, which exists “to ensure that members of the Ottawa community have access to menstrual products” and serves more than 400 women each month. The store also supports Cat Rescue Network.

Apt613 choose: Beautiful hand-poured candles.


With three branches in Hintonburg, the Glebe and New Edinburgh, this beauty and skin care boutique offers a wide selection of organic and cruelty-free products suitable for every skin type, age, gender and concern. Body treatments, facials, baths and cosmetics are all available.

Apt613 choose: The Eminence Stone Crop Body Oil sounds like a perfect skin saver for winter! Use it alone as a moisturizer or massage oil, or add a few drops to your body lotion to boost richness.

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