The best kind of gift is a unique gift that speaks directly to the person receiving it! That’s what we love most about Kricket’s on 4th. Everything is unique and yet you are guaranteed to find something for everyone in their space. Check out our favourite gifts of the season!
For the Rockstar in your life:
For the human that loves a good laugh and likes to stay busy while killing time:
Bathroom Mist (Fifty Shades Of Brown):
Because some things you do in private should remain…in private. We can help. With the delicate scents of moss, mandarin and amber.
For the intellectual reader:
For the girl who has it all:
Alex & Ani:
We create meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity. We share a passion for the wellbeing of our planet, our communities, and our individual paths. ALEX AND ANI products are proudly designed and crafted in America and made with love.
and last but not least…The gift that keeps on giving!
The Giving Key:
This story begins with a New York hotel room key. Actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, started wearing the hotel key as a necklace while on tour and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. Realizing that, in a way, we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others – she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again.
The purpose of this key is to embrace the word, and then pay it forward by giving the key to a person you feel needs the message more.
Now let’s get to know a bit more about the owner at Kricket’s, Dan Faassen.
How long has Kricket’s been on 4th Street?
Dan: We opened on 4th Street in the Winter of 2004, so just over 11 years.
Wow! What was the inspiration behind the start of Kricket’s?
Dan: We’ve always loved shopping while we were travelling and would see things that we would think would be so cool to have back home. We wanted to provide this novelty and experience in a store. Retail can be a lot of fun – we get to know the best people that come into our store!
What’s your favourite part about your customers when they visit the shop?
Dan: One of our favourites is hearing the laughter that comes from the card room in the back of the store!
Amazing, it shows! THere are so many unique items in the store.. you could browse for hours. What’s something we might not know about Kricket’s?
Dan: We love animals and we are a cruelty-free store. We never carry products tested on animals or derived from animals.
That’s wonderful! I look forward to sharing that, whats a fun fact about the shop?
Dan: Our store name comes from a beloved pet dog that we had for 18.5 years. She was a real character so it seemed fitting that the store should be named after her.
Your one guilty pleasure?
Dan: Vegan treats!!
And last but not least, your ideal gift?
Dan: The gift of an experience, like a great concert.
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Photography by Olivia George.