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Local gifts for everyone on your holiday list

Local gifts for everyone on your holiday list

We’re making a list, checking it twice and making sure we buy local this year! Our small BC businesses not only need our help to stay afloat but they offer interesting, original and ethical gift ideas for the whole family. Most offer online shopping, shipping or curbside pickup.

For crafty kids

DIY PK RePlay Kit

DIY PK RePlay items are a sustainable, fun and playful experience for kids of all ages. This prize includes activities like the Peg Peeps DIY Kit with everything you need to create and stylize your 6 peg peeps including tons of embellishments, googly eyes and the fabrics of well-loved beans.

>> PK Beans DIY PK RePlay

For the coffee lover

Circle Craft

Did you know that Circle Craft on Granville Island (in the Net Loft) has a variety of hand-crafted gifts made by BC artists to suit all tastes? Think stuffies from Monster Lab, leatherwork, wooden toys, jewelry, textiles, glass blown vases and ornaments, and of course, swoon-worthy ceramics. We fell hard for these exquisite mugs by Yookyoung Yong.

>> Circle Craft Artist Cooperative

For Mom and mini

Lav & Kush

Snuggle up with your mini in the comfiest rompers in town. These locally made Mommy and Me Rompers are all you need to get through a winter of chilling, working or playing. With fabric designed for ultimate coziness and warmth and a versatile, easy fit with deep side seam pockets you’ll feel like you’re in pajamas all day but you’ll look stylish enough to pop out to the store for more snacks.

>> Lav & Kush

For Dad (or your hipster bro)

Pressland General

You could get all your family gifts at cozy little general retail store in the Fraser Valley but they really nail it for Dad gifts. Think beer blanket, Alpine T and a slingshot! The store offers beautiful, useful, interesting, ethically produced, high quality, or super affordable items (often a mix of all things). Shop online or in-person

>> Pressland General

For the baker

Bear Country

Bakers appreciate high-end good for the delicious creations. pie making essentials from Bear Country Kitchen, an independent kitchen store with Gourmet kitchenwares, cookware and tools. Consider the gift of a custom made beechwood rolling pin to press seamless designs into rolled-out sheets of dough or French-made dish made shaped from Burgundy clay which absorbs, distributes and heats evenly so pies bake and brown to perfection.

>> Bear Country Kitchen

For a fellow Mom

Hygge Box

Hygge Boxes are inspired by Danish lifestyle and stuffed with coziness for those who value relaxed, happy moments and celebrating the simple things.

>> Hygge Space Co

For the fashionista (or stylish sister)

Jewelery from Foe and Dear

Foe & Dear’s stunning jewelry and accessories are made with the environment in mind, designed and handmade with love in Vancouver with a focus on community, inclusion and diversity. Order online.

See Also

>> Foe and Dear

For adults only

A bottle of something special from Marquis Wines

When in doubt a bottle of bubbly or a beautiful bottle of red usually does the trick for a last-minute gift for the hard-to-buy for. Marquis Wine Cellars specializes in premium international wines as well as local VQA and affordable plonk! PS: They have gift packs and gadgets too.

>> Marquis Wines

For the book lover

5 Indie Bookstores

Photo credit: Humpty Dumpty Music and Books

Looking for gifts you can feel good about? Going to an local, independent bookstore (or ordering from them online) is a one-two punch. You get to support a local business and pick up a brain-expanding gift.

>> Independent Book Stores

For kids

6 Local Toy Stores

Vancouver has some first-rate toy stores. Be sure to check them out when looking for wooden toys, LEGO, Playmobil, puzzles, games, magic, slime, cards, puppets, instruments, dolls and critters, Science and nature kits, art supplies and more.

>> Independent Toy Stores

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