Hate the mall this time of year? If you can brave the cold, and if it isn’t raining too hard, West 4th Avenue has so many stores to make a huge dent in your shopping list. Here is your guide to holiday shopping on West 4th.
For the Traveller
For the person in your life who loves to travel, check out Wanderlust, The Traveller’s Store. From travel accessories to luggage to guidebooks and maps, this store is fun to browse through when the travel bug bites. For your travel-hungry loved ones, this stop will surely result in some excellent gifts.
Wanderlust, The Traveller’s Store
For the Chef
For the person in your life who cooks you food that you can’t resist, stop by Call the Kettle Black. Not only will you find those standard gift ideas on every cook’s wish list, but you may even pick up some unusual or unique stocking stuffers as well for that hard to shop for friend or relative.
Call the Kettle Black
For the Fitness Enthusiast
For the person in your life who is all about fitness, pick up a gift card at Semperviva Yoga. This is also a great gift for loved ones who want to get healthier or more fit in the new year. With locations all over Vancouver’s West Side, they have classes that agree with even the busiest of schedules.
For the Punctuality-Challenged
For the person in your life who is always late, remedy that problem by getting them a new watch at Watch It. This store carries sunglasses, wallets and other accessories in addition to watches in a wide variety of brands and at various price points.
For People Who Love Your Kids
For the person in your life who proudly displays your kid’s artwork on their fridge, desk or dining room table, take your little ones to Cowboys and Angels. They can paint their own ceramics for a one-of-a-kind gift. The store also sells toys and has a portrait studio. So much potential for holiday multi-tasking!
Cowboys and Angels
For the little person in your life who smiles from ear to ear during a good puppet show, pop into Craftworks and pick out a charming handmade smile-maker. From puppets and felt board stories to ornaments and advent calendars, this unique store has so much to offer. All products are hand sewn by adults with disabilities. Through participation in the Craftworks program they experience personal growth and earn supplemental income. How wonderful to help someone along with your holiday shopping!
What about you – where are your favourite holiday shopping spots, on the West Side or anywhere in Metro Vancouver?