Meet the Sponsors: Kept
We visited Kept in downtown Dartmouth on a beautiful sunny day in November. It was hard to believe that the holidays were just around the corner…until we stepped inside! With a Christmas tree decked out in unique ornaments and a stylish collection of holiday housewares, Kept helps patrons get into the spirit of the season. This lovely store offers artistically curated wares by international and local artisans – including members of the Halifax Crafters Society. It is impossible to leave empty handed! Kept’s owner, Charlotte Jewer, told us about the benefits of shopping locally this holiday season and the joy of gift-giving.
[Photos by John McCarthy from Mostly the Coast – thank you, John!]
What does Kept have in store for shoppers this holiday season?
Our goal throughout the year is to offer beautiful gifts for any occasion and recipient and the Christmas season is no exception! We have packed the shelves with well made thoughtful gift ideas for everyone on your list. We have gone all out this year and the store is in full swing for the Holidays with an enchanting window display full of winter magic and sparkle.
What makes holiday shopping in downtown Dartmouth special?
The community is really growing as a shopping destination. The unique thing about downtown Dartmouth is everything is truly walkable. You can park your car and spend the day shopping, eating and having fun. No running in and out of box stores! Shoppers have been proud to say that they are now able to do all of their Christmas shopping downtown. Saving time and having fun.
What do you think makes a great gift?
The best gift is when someone has really listened to what you want and what truly suits you. It doesn’t have to be big. On the other side of the counter as a shop owner and buyer for the store, I am delighted when I hear a customer say that an item would be PERFECT for so and so. They get so excited! The joy of giving is not only with the receiver. It is moments like that that remind me why I do what I do.
Chocolates by Lure Caramel Co., mugs by Bread and Butter Pottery, vases by Therese Bombardier Designs, and jewelry by Aflame Creations.