Dots and Loops is an independent, online gift shop with an emphasis on handmade and Canadian design, and a focus on function, beauty & humour.

We believe in eco-consciousness, intentional practices and purchases, inclusivity and community. We aim to support brands who share these values. 

We pride ourselves on curating thoughtful goods that bring joy, whether you are shopping for yourself or a loved one:)


Meet the owner

 Hi! I'm Ashley (she/her)

I am the new owner, of Dots &  Loops. OMG that's still so  surreal to say!
I may look familiar to many of  you, as I have actually been  managing Dots & Loops for the  last 6 years. If   you had visited  our brick and mortar shop  before we closed the doors,  then it was most likely my face  that you saw behind the  counter.  
 I am so very excited to take on this new role, and to see where this
journey takes all of us!

A little bit about me:

  • I live on the south shore of Nova Scotia with my partner and our cat, Newt (he's bound to show up in our social media content) :)
  • I am a crafter at heart, which is why it brings me so much joy to be able to help support artists and makers within my community. Dots & Loops will be changing our focus to carry a larger selection of locally crafted goods. 
  • I LOVE the beach, and feel so lucky to live near so many of them!
  • My favourite season is spooky season. I think about Halloween costumes literally all year long. 
I can't wait to get to know you all a little better through Dots & Loops.

                                                                                                               *This is Newt