What is the best thing to bring home from Halifax?

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Trevor J. Adams

If you’re looking for the best thing to bring home from Halifax, our Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest Nova Scotian Crystal. You could shop for the next year, and odds are good you won’t find anything else like it. In the 1970s, automation was taking over Ireland’s famous crystal-making industry. Rather than let their ancient skills die out, a group of Irish craftsmen came to Halifax, setting up shop on the waterfront, on the foot of George Street. Today, they’re North America’s only makers of fine, hand-cut, mouth-blown crystal. Visit the glassworks to watch them turn molten sand into intricate works of art, and then pop into the showroom to find the perfect piece to take home. From ornaments to the most amazing stemware you’ll ever own, you’ll find something truly unique. (And the friendly staff will carefully pack your piece and arrange shipping.)

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