There are lots of ways to help support struggling businesses downtown — even if you don’t have money to order gift certificates or products with. Go to your favourite business’ social media and like, save, and share their posts to help spread the word. If you can support financially, don’t forget to check ahead if businesses are open and operating fully before heading down!
Meow! That’s Hot
There’s a very big difference between people who like to eat and people who like to cook. So when buying gifts for the former, make sure it’s something they can consume as-is, rather than having to transform it somehow (other than reheating, which most people are fine with).
As a proud citizen of Ottawa and hot sauce fan, Rice Honeywell couldn’t resist buying the Ottawa Hot Sauce Box from Heating up the Capital, which featured top sauces from seven Ottawa hot sauce makers, and was inspired to film some video reviews.
We gave three friends $30 each and this one rule: their holiday shopping has to happen at local, independent stores.
Welcome to the first snow covered weekend in the city. If the cold temperatures and slippery sidewalks aren’t enough to make you think like a bear and hibernate this weekend, there is plenty to do out and about in Ottawa. So get bundled up and get out there. We promise you it’ll be worth it!
613TV checks out the Hidden Gems of Ottawa, starting in Centretown.
If you’re looking to spice up your life a little, stop into Meow! That’s Hot and consider staying a while. They’d love to be your new local.