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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! 

Limited supply. Gift boxes are available for curbside pickup; $5 porch drop delivery (within 15 km of our Halifax shop) and tracked shipping within Canada. Full details listed on gift box product pages.

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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Made in NS Gift Box Sets for Mom

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

This year, we've curated 5 limited edition Made in Nova Scotia Mother's Day Gift Boxes featuring a range of products and price points that will treat your mom to handmade delights to make her day and surround her with love.

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

Limited supply. Gift boxes are available for free curbside pickup, porch drop delivery for $5 (within 15 km of our Halifax shop) and $25 tracked shipping within Canada. Full details listed on gift box product pages.

Made in NS Gift Set Box

Made in NS Gift Set Box for Mom #1 - glass mug, tea tin, magnet + card $55 + tax

Made in NS Gift Set Box

Made in NS Gift Set Box for Mom #2 - journal, candle, dish cloth + card $65 + tax

Made in NS Gift Set Box

Made in NS Gift Set Box for Mom #3 - bath salts, candle, lip balm + card $52 + tax

Made in NS Gift Set Box

Made in NS Gift Set Box for Mom #4 - tea towel, earrings, beeswax wrap (set of 3) card $80 + tax

Made in NS Gift Set Box

Made in NS Gift Set Box for Mom #5 - journal, pen, sunrise print + card $60 + tax

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Mother's Day Gift Guide 2021

Surprise Mom with something special - Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th! We have a great selection of cards for mothers and we've also put together this gift guide of delightful handmade gift ideas that they would adore!There are hundreds of handmade  products on our website and in-store!
House by the Sea Print
House By The Sea 11x14 Print by NS maker, Briana Corr Scott $35 (unframed)
Mother Nature Candle
Mother Nature 9oz Candle by NS maker, Fieldhouse Botanicals (available in multiple scents) $25 ea
Herbs Oven Mitt
Herbs Oven Mitt (or Pot Holder) by Counter Couture (available in various designs) $24-26 ea
Third Generation Nova Scotia Preserves
Jellies & Preserves by NS maker, Third Generation Nova Scotia (available in multiple flavours) $12 ea
Floral Mugs by Rachel de Conde
Floral Mugs by NS maker, Rachel de Conde (various colours and designs available) $45 ea
Block Printed Lavender Sachet by Sang d'Encre
Block Printed Lavender Sachet by Canadian maker, Sang d'Encre (various sizes available) $8-10 ea
Seed Packets Print by Kat Frick Miller
Seed Packets 8x10 Print (series of 3 prints) by NS maker, Kat Frick Miller $25 ea (unframed)
Grapefruit & Honey Bath Salts by Anther Apiary
Grapefruit & Honey Bath Salts (various scents available) by NS maker, Anther Apiary $20 ea
Bloom Floral Convertible Tote
Oversized Purse (various designs available) by Frankie & Coco PDX $225 ea
Whale Planter by Union Street Studio Andrea Puszkar
Whale Planter by NS maker, Union Street Pottery $68 ea (plant not included)
Felted Floral Wall Hangings by the Yellow Birdhouse
Felted Flower Wall Hangings by NS maker, The Yellow Birdhouse (various designs available) $18-20 ea
Fused Glass Bird Pendant by Leila Cools

Bird Fused Glass Pendant
(various designs available) by Canadian maker, Leila Cools $30 ea


Infinity Scarf by Poison Pear
Infinity Scarf (various designs available) by NS maker, Poison Pear $42 ea
Laughing Pear Bar Soap
Bar Soap (various scents available) by NS maker, Laughing Pear Soap $4.75 ea
The Day Dreamer Planner & Journal by Thimblepress
Daydreamer Planner & Journal by Thimblepress $40 ea

This is just a taste of what we have available. Check out an even more elaborate collection of curated suggestions in our Mother's Day Gift Ideas section, or browse our website categories like gift box sets, prints, jewelry, bath & body, pottery, food or gifts + more to find something just right! 

Don't forget we also sell letterpress printed gift certificates and online gift cards in any denomination so Mom can treat herself!

Lastly, we offer free curbside pickup, porch drop delivery for $5 (within 15 km of the shop) and ship worldwide!

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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 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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New loyalty program - Inky Perks!

inky perks

Inky Perks is a new loyalty + referral program in our online shop that allows you to earn points for every $1 you spend and rewards you with $5 for referring a friend. Inky Perks is currently available online only; however, we do have a similar (separate) loyalty program available in-store. Look for the rewards graphic in the lower right-hand corner of our website to sign up.

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Uppercase Print/Maker book Feature

We are through the roof ecstatic to see an 8-page spread of our handmade creations showcased in this new book Print/Maker by Uppercase Magazine! We are truly humbled to be included alongside so many talented peers, friends and artists we've carried over the years!

The book contains 48 profiles, 368 pages and over 660 images from all sorts of printmaking mediums like silkscreen, letterpress, risograph, linocut and more by artists from all around the globe!

Available now in our Halifax shop!

Uppercase Print/Maker book Inkwell Originals Inkwell Boutique

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Inkwell is moving to Brunswick Street

We are thrilled to announce that this Spring, we're moving 500 metres north to a brand new retail location at 2011 Brunswick Street!

Our new location will offer an accessible entrance at street level, consistent temperature controls (our paper products will be so happy!) and lots of natural light with large floor to ceiling windows!

After nearly 6 years on Market Street, we'll be joining 2 Crows Brewing and Roll it Up Sushi in the Brunswick Heights area between Duke & Cogswell. (We’ve been told a few more new businesses will be announced soon too!)

The new location is handy to access when walking from the North End to Downtown Halifax! There is a bike lane right outside the shop, many bus routes nearby and more than double the on street parking of our current location!

Inkwell Brunswick Street Map

It’s with gratitude + excitement that WE THANK YOU for supporting Inkwell and invite you to stay tuned for news on our progress!

Please help us share the exciting news far and wide.


Andrea & team Inkwell

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Spring Craft Fairs around Halifax & Dartmouth

Halifax Crafters Spring Market

Inkwell Originals, our in-house product line will have a table at the Halifax Crafters Spring Market! Join us and 75+ talented makers this Saturday & Sunday (April 30-May 1) from 10am-5pm at the Olympic Centre (corner of Hunter & Cunard)!

Dartmouth Makers Spring Market

Inkwell Originals will also be selling at The Dartmouth Makers Spring Market on May 7! Find us + 45 talented makers at the Christ Church Parish Hall - 61 Dundas Street in downtown Dartmouth from 10am-6pm!

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