Do you have holiday shopping on your mind? Like many of us, you may be leaving it to the last minute and eye-balling the delivery date on your Amazon shopping cart debating if it's worth the time-sensitive gamble.

There's good news though. Prince Edward Island has an abundance of local businesses, shops and artists offering gifts that are sure to delight your loved ones. Not to mention, it will save you the nail-biting last-minute stress of waiting for deliveries or having to explain to your family why there's another box on the front porch they should definitely NOT be opening before you get home.

There are many initiatives and supports available for small businesses and the arts community right here in our province. Every time you purchase a gift or service locally, you are supporting an Islander, a mother, father, brother, sister, and human that is working hard over the holidays so we can shop and celebrate on our time off.

Are you struggling for ideas? How about a hand-made mug with locally purchased coffee beans, jams, chocolates, and other delights that go perfectly with a freshly brewed cup of Joe.

Or give your partner the gift of relaxation with a gift certificate to a spa or beauty treatment for a little self-care after the rush of holiday prep.

Still not sure? We've compiled a few places to source out more ideas below.

Shopping Local = Supporting Local