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Maritime Made Gift Set for Mom

Maritime Made Gift Set for Mom

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift? A curated Maritime Made Gift Set makes for a delightful treat to surround any mom with handmade love.

Special price: $50 + tax (valued at $55 + tax)

Gifts included in the box are:

  • Dandelion Glass Mug by Inkwell Originals from NS
  • 100g Bath Salts by Fieldhouse Botanicalsfrom NS
  • Swedish Dish Cloth by Square Lovefrom NB
  • Flavoured Lip Balm by Anther Apiaryfrom NS
  • Bar Soap by Laughing Pear Soapfrom NS

* Design/scent/flavour may vary from photo.

Order one today!

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Inkwell is on the Move!

Inkwell is on the Move!

After 5 years on Brunswick, we're moving and are beyond excited to let you know that Inkwell will soon be found on South Park Street!

Our new location is in a neighbourhood with complementary local businesses and a park across the street! Inkwell will be accessible by broad sidewalks, protected bike lanes, nearby bus stops, and street parking.

In June, you will find Inkwell in the Spring Garden Area of Halifax, sitting between the stylish folks at Thumpers Hair Salon and the tasty treats of Bliss Caffeine Bar! The block also includes local businesses Fawcett's Fine Jewellery, Thornbloom, as well as Dairy Bar in the warmer months.

While we're going to miss the friends we've made on Brunswick, we're confident that our customers will fall in love with our new digs! It will offer more space to display our handmade delights, as well as more space for our studio.

We’ll be open on Brunswick until we’re ready to make the leap. Until then, watch this space for updates — we’ll share some sneak peeks in the coming weeks!

This move wouldn’t be possible without all of YOU — I’ve truly been blown away by your continued support these last 11 years! I promise I’ll do everything I can to make our new space just as special as the two that you came to know and love. I hope you'll help us spread the word!

With so much gratitude + excitement,
💖
Andrea and team Inkwell

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We Kindly Ask, Wear A Mask

We Kindly Ask, Wear A Mask

To our customers,

As many of you know, on March 21st, Nova Scotia is changing its indoor mask policy from one that is required, to one that is recommended.

For the foreseeable future, Inkwell will continue to require that all staff and customers wear a mask indoors.

You have always been generously supportive of Inkwell, especially over the past two years. We feel it’s prudent to continue with practical measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while infections remain in our community.

You can shop Inkwell in person and online, and we have convenient options including curbside pickup and local delivery.

Be safe. Be healthy.

Inkwell

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Call for Makers!

Consignment Call

We're seeking to consign handmade products for our retail and online stores!

Do you have work you'd like to see featured at Inkwell? Or maybe you know a maker who produces great handmade items?

The talent of the local and international maker community is infinite. We believe representation matters and those who identify as BIPoC, LGBTQ+, Disabled and any minority groups are encouraged to apply!

Know a maker who might be interested in working with us? Please share, and we look forward to seeing what you've been making!

Apply today!

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Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box for Dad

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Father's Day gift?

This year, we've curated 2 limited edition Made in NS Gift Box Sets for Father's Day! A curated made in Nova Scotia gift set makes for a delightful treat to show dad how much he means to you!

The list of contents, along with ordering instructions can be found at the links below!

Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box

Made in NS Gift Set Box for Dad #1 - glass mug, tea tin, east coaster six pack, magnet + card $65 + tax

Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box

Made in NS Gift Set Box for Dad #2 - tea towel, pickled vegetables, soap + card $50 + tax

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10th Anniversary!

10th Anniversary
This week marks 10 years of business for Inkwell!

Thank you to the wonderful customers who shop at Inkwell. I'm so proud and thankful to still be here and couldn't have done it without your incredible support over the years - through all the highs and lows!

Over the last decade, we've had 2 different locations, countless open houses and book signings, printing demos and letterpress keepsakes, collaborations, crafting workshops, an in-house/wholesale product line, awards, accolades, and features on TV, in books, magazines and newspapers. We've gone from a one page website to a full e-commerce site with thousands of products.

During this time, we've made countless friendships, worked alongside the best employees and makers. I can't wait to see what the next 10 years will bring!

Thank You for 10 years of support!
We've seen you, our customers, through the celebrations and sorrows that life brings and our community has seen us through the joys and challenges that shop ownership presents.

I hope you feel every purchase is a transfer of the enthusiasm I feel for everything we offer in Inkwell. I hope that some of the love that each maker puts into the handmade items we sell brightens your day, whether it's something for yourself or a gift for someone else.

Ten years in business is a major milestone and we'll celebrate in person when it's safe to do so.

Thank you all for your continued support and for allowing me to live my dream.


💞  Andrea

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Free Rebuild NS Poster

Rebuild Nova Scotia Poster and Article
Paul MacKinnon, CEO of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission reading the Rebuild Nova Scotia insert.

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce has made the "Rebuild Nova Scotia" poster that appeared in the Saltwire.com flyer bundle across Nova Scotia available as PDF.

You're welcome to download and print one of your own posters to display with pride.

For those looking for a high quality, larger hand printed version, the 16x20 print is available for purchase here.

 

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Gift Certificate Printing Video

We recently reprinted more of our gift certificates! You can purchase one as a gift for a friend or for yourself to use in our downtown Halifax shop once things settle down.

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Freebies

Please enjoy these free printables!

We'd love to see your finished artwork or posters hanging! Tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @inkwellboutique!

Nova Scotia Mayflower (We Bloom Amid the Snow) colouring sheet

Halifax Streetcar Paper Toy activity

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Free Halifax Streetcar Paper Toy Printable

Enjoy this free printable colouring page that you can cut out and make into a paper toy! Click here or on image to download. We'd love to see your finished toys! Tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @inkwellboutique! Check out our other printables here!

Halifax Street Car Paper Toy Printable

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