Vancouver Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Last-Minute Ideas
They’re *all* local.
In a time crunch and struggling to find that perfect gift? Look no further—we’ve put together a list of our favourite local gifts that are sure to impress your family, friends, boss, and even your dog! Best of all, everything is available online.
So grab that Mistletoe Moscow Mule, and sit down for a shop. Cheers to holiday gift-giving inspo!
The Wild Bunch Festive Wreath / Send a seasonal arrangement of mixed evergreens and dried flowers to strike the holiday mood.
Circle Wellness Studios / Warm up in a quiet spa sanctuary—and one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets. Packages for two are available.
Cozy Crewneck by Bare Knitwear / Gift your gal this winter staple—designed in Vancouver and handmade by artisans in Peru. Available at independent online boutique Charlie & Lee.
Wooden Serving Bowl by Elise McLauchlan / This shallow serving bowl is both a sculptural statement and a spot for fruit.
Beta5 x Superbaba “Superhalva” / Chocoholics rejoice, behold a creative collab between the city’s inimitable chocolatier and the renowned falafel-maker Abdallah El Chami.
Ohhelloleigh Ceramics / Speckled plates and bubble mugs, oh my! *And* they’re dishwasher and microwave safe.
Sömn Bamboo Towels / These grey towels are silky smooth, sustainable, and add a little luxury to your lover’s routine.
Livia Blueberry Thyme Jam / This delectable Commercial Drive bakery offers its goods via local grocery delivery service Legends Haul. Unfortunately—for the waistline—they make it near impossible not to add the sourdough loaf to the cart, too.
Monos “Kiyo” Water Bottle / The travel company adds a new item to their lust-worthy travel set: the UVC water bottle—using a technology that eradicates up to 99.99% of bacteria. After all, “kiyo” is Japanese for purity.
Goldilocks Beeswax / This eco-friendly alternative is chic-er than plastic wrap with honeycomb, flowers, and, mushroom prints. Find them at Much & Little.
Savio Volpe Fox-shaped Pasta / Fresh noodles for the foodie. An homage to the mascot at one of Vancouver’s hippest restaurants, “Volpeghetti” noodles are available online—at least for now.
Arthur’s Wine Club at Dachi / Nothing like a wine pack to win you points for thoughtfulness. Four bottles from family-owned wineries (and it comes with a ramen meal).
Julia Mior Rug / An original hand-crafted rug inspired by the female form. Pick one out at artisan shop Picnics and Poetry.
Harvest Community Foods CSA / Sized for two, the bag is filled with veggies and seasonal foods like dried organic fruit, grains, and heirloom legumes. Top it up with Harvest coconut almond granola for an extra treat.
Harken Coffee / The coffee is memorable, as is its beautiful box. May we suggest the comforting Winter roast, with hints of chocolate, dried fruit, and stewed plums?
Sour Patch Kids Cereal / Dank Mart has some special flavours (but we won’t spoil the surprises!).
Baro Drywear Rain Jacket / ‘Tis the season for trendy waterproof outerwear options. Men’s and women’s styles range from the hooded mid-length to the classic trench.
SWEAT Vancity Digital Pass / It’s no longer necessary to be in North Van for master trainer Christine Banno’s post-Christmas calorie-blast, you can now get it online (via a 1-class, 3-class, 5-class, or unlimited pass).
Larry’s Market Vegan Hamper / An ode to the herbivores.
Caran D’Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen and Penco Melamine Marbled Desk Tray from Sort / Two items to upgrade the sleek and stylish WFH space.
Granville Island Pet Treatery “Gasp! My Breath Is Stinky” Bites from Good Boy Collective / Whether it’s a present for the dog–or for the owner–these locally-made bites provide a healthy dose of peppermint and parsley.
Baroque Peal Circle Earrings by Poppy Finch / A sweet set for the minimalist.
B-Side Christmas Cookie Kits / A box of 8 cookies to decorate as a date under B-Side patio’s cozy heaters + twinkly lights, or take it away wrapped and ready.
Bunbuku Steel Dust Pan from Old Faithful / Part of the shop’s “Japanese craft collection,” this sturdy stainless settle dust pan (with festive red handle) is ideal for the neat freak among us.
Custom Ping Pong Table from Union Wood Co / This one’s a splurge: a made-to-order modern take on the classic game.
Have a local maker to add to the list? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on Instagram.
Update with new suggestions from our community:
Architect Building Blocks from Walrus Home / Practice for the future architect–using building blocks inspired by Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 housing complex.
Vitamin C + Revitalizing Organic Sheet Mask / A mini facial that maximizes vitamin C absorption and enhances collagen synthesis. Available from Kitsilano skincare bar Fig.
1. Bare Knitwear at Charlie and Lee
2. Ohhelloleigh Ceramics
3. Sömn Home
4. Savio Volpe
5. Harken Coffee