Elevate Your Gifting Experience with Basic Spirit: Hand-Crafted Elegance from Pugwash, Nova Scotia

In the quaint coastal workshop of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, the artisans at Basic Spirit engage in the timeless art of crafting exquisite handmade gifts. Renowned for their commitment to creating beautiful and affordable items for a myriad of occasions.

A Diverse Range for Every Occasion: Basic Spirit’s expansive collection of hand-crafted gifts caters to a broad spectrum of occasions, making it the ideal destination for those seeking thoughtful and unique presents. From birthdays to weddings, anniversaries to graduations, Basic Spirit offers a treasure trove of options, ensuring you find the perfect token of affection for every celebration.

Artistry in Pewter: What sets Basic Spirit apart is its dedication to using high-quality lead-free pewter in the creation of each piece. Meticulously crafted in their Nova Scotia workshop, this pewter serves as the canvas for the artisans’ creativity, resulting in items that radiate elegance and charm. The lead-free nature of the pewter ensures not only the safety of the products but also a commitment to environmental sustainability.

Reasonably Priced Elegance: In a world where quality often comes at a premium, Basic Spirit breaks the mould by offering a range of reasonably priced gifts without compromising on craftsmanship. This commitment to accessibility ensures that everyone can share in the joy of giving and receiving beautifully crafted items that stand the test of time.

From Nova Scotia to the World: With its roots firmly planted in the picturesque landscapes of Pugwash, Basic Spirit has transcended its local origins to become a beloved brand worldwide. Each hand-crafted piece reflects the warmth and character of the Nova Scotian spirit.

Whether you’re searching for a charming trinket to express your love or a meaningful keepsake to commemorate a special moment, What A Jewel invites you to explore their collection.


10% of their profits are allocated to philanthropic projects.

What Is Pewter?

Today's pewter is a metal alloy composed of at least 90% tin, combined with other metals – like copper, bismuth and/or silver. It has a low melting point making it easier to cast and roll into sheets. There is no lead in it, unlike old pewter.

Pewter has been used for centuries, first by Egyptians & Romans, then all over Europe. It was used because it was relatively inexpensive, easy to work with and was very durable.

Does Modern Pewter Tarnish?

Pewter does not tarnish like silver or copper. Like all metals, it will slowly oxidize when exposed to air, giving it a soft patina.

How to Look After Your Pewter

Wash your pewter in warm soapy water and then towel dry.