Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Holiday Gift Guide
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Our gift guide this year focuses on sustainable products that we would love to get! We especially tried to support other female and POC-owned companies. Almost all of our picks are made in Canada.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday and get to spend it with the people you love!
Gifts Under $50
Personalized Heart Candles, $12
By Kiki's Candles
Woman-owned and Canadian, these hand-poured heart candles are personalized (up to 3 letters) which is always extra nice for gifts. Made with natural soy and beeswax means clean burning candles.
Two Tone Scrunchie, $16
By Harley Jae
Vancouver-based and made ethically in a slow fashion workshop, from 100% organic cotton. I love this two-tone as a gift, but picking up a neutral one in textured fabrics for yourself is a great idea too.
10-Free Nail Polish, $20
By Ocin x Le Tigre
Vancover-based, female-run Ocin (check out their swimwear!) collabed with Le Tigre to make this collection of vegan nail polishes with clean ingredients, in fun and wearable colors.
Yemeni Coffee, $23
Our favorite local roaster, light enough to taste the flavors of the coffee without being sour. This Yemeni coffee uses heirloom varietals and traditional production processes, which make it a special and fairly unique coffee, perfect for a gift, and Rocanini does a great job roasting it.
"Sunbath" Print, $24
By Ariana Sauder
Prints are a personal one, but this is one that speaks to me. Simple, warm, body-positive and makes you lift up just a little when you see.
Moon Phase Calendar, $30
By Annie Axtell
Vancouver-based Annie Axtell makes gorgeous prints, and I especially love this calendar. Adding a gold-leaf moon on a date of your choice makes it so much more personal and special.
By Beta 5
This chocolate rudolph is great to look at, and will definitely be great to eat. This is probably going to sell out, and if it does, all of Beta 5's chocolates will make great substitutes (especially the salted caramels). They do local deliveries during the holidays (and they deliver their cream puffs).
Oasis Soy Candle, $35
By Kilig Candle Co
Hand poured in Vancouver using 100% soy wax and amazing fragrances. Lilac, oak and coconut milk sounds odd, but it works. Perfect for cozy nights.
Habit Journal, $31
By Evergreen Journals
It's always tough to change our habits, but having structure like this journal and support from our loved ones makes it way more doable. Makes a thoughtful and really positive gift for the right person.
Dimple Cup, $36
by Caitlin Prince Ceramics
Vancouver-based Caitlin Prince makes dreamy ceramics, and this cup is a favourite. I love the speckle, and the dimple feels more ergonomic. It's a joy to look at and drink out of. Would love to buy multiples in different color ways. Beware, they sell out.
Agua Clay Mask, $36
by Hello Sunday
Canadian and Female-owned, Hello Sunday makes this cleansing facial mask with only 6 natural ingredients. It will leave your skin with a natural glow.
Autumn dried flower Tray, $45
by Just B Smiling
Perfect for jewelry or just looking at, these trays are made by hand in Vancouver using hand-picked and dried flowers. Each piece is unique, and just beautiful.
Oversized Velvet Scrunchie, $48
By Jessica Redditt
Stunning. Their scrunchies are made in Vancouver from off-cuts from their own production which is amazing. They do dying in-house with natural dyes and make really interesting and care-free patterns.
Strawberry Lunchbag, $50
A simple, functional lunch bag (it's insulated) with a nostalgic and cheery print. Makes it a little more exciting to dig into your homemade lunch. I plan to use it for my baby!
Gifts $50 and up
Blue Daisy Catch All, $55
By Taylor Moon Ceramics
This hand-built ceramic dish is made in Vancouver. I like the hand formed and more organic imperfect shape of the dish, and the cheery blue daisy rising against the neutral back drop. It's a fun pick-me up for everything you might put down.
Please Recycle Fanny Pack, $60
I love Girlfriend's body positive and sustainable messaging, and this water-resistant, minimalist fanny-pack made from recycled water bottles is another winner.
Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit, $60
By Sons of Vancouver Distillery
Just add whiskey and you'll have a delicious amaretto old fashioned, a nice twist on my favourite cocktail to decompress.
The ingredients are great on their own too. Try the bitters with soda for a delicious non-alcoholic beverage. Visit their cute cocktail bar when you're in North Van next!
Holiday Bundle, $65
Vancouver-based Blume makes great superfood tea blends, and this holiday bundle that features a mint hot cocoa, gingerbread latte, and decaf candy cane tea makes a fun gift.
Home Unisex Longsleeve, $65
By Annie Axtell
Another piece from Annie Axtell, this organic cotton long sleeve is tea-dyed and features a beautiful abstract motif and positive messaging about sustainability and caring for our planet.
Dried Floral Wreath, $75
by Thistle Botanicals
These dried floral wreaths are really special. Each is hand made in North Vancouver and is unique.
I bought a dried floral arrangement for my mother-in-law last year, and she still has it. It's in great condition, and she talks about it all the time. A really amazing gift that is not only for the holidays!
Gifts $100 and up
Carafe and Glass Set, $125
By Dougherty Glassworks
Okay, I love dimples and divets in my glasses. This set from Dougherty glassworks includes a matching carafe, perfect for keeping hydrated while you work from home.
Luna Silk Eye Mask, $125
By Ellie May
Made in Canada from English silk, these eye masks would make a special treat. Thoughtful touches like the trim piping, extra padding at the bottom to block light and the ruched headband make it just a little bit more special.
Felted Alpaca Slippers, $148
By Bare Knitwear
Made in Peru by a female-led fair trade company, with wool, alpaca and salvaged leather from handbag production. I love a good slipper, and these are very supportive too.
Stella Phone Sling, $135
By A Bronze Age
Our phones are usually the biggest, and sometimes only, thing in our purses. This sling holds the largest size iphone, and I really love the ruffle strap and trim.
A Bronze Age is a local Vancouver company practicing slow fashion, so you can be sure it's made sustainably and with great quality materials that will last.
Stone Diffuser Holiday Bundle, $150
Diffusers are a great way to add the right atmosphere to any room, especially for a shared work/live space. Scents can uplift our moods and this holiday bundle will help get you in the holiday spirit.
Ishkoday Knit Throw, $225
By Indigo Arrows
Made in Winnipeg by a female-led company, these blankets have a beautiful knit and I love the combination of warm toned brown, tan and grey. The abstract flint pattern feels simple enough to fit anywhere but meaningful.
Long Lounge Set, $235
By Wray NYC
A lounge set is something that is sure to get a lot of wear, and this matching set in a linen-tencel blend from Wray is on my wishlist. Available in different prints; the spice checkerboard is my favourite.
Evie Bundle Bag, $325
By Opelle Creative
I love Opelle's bags and small leather goods - minimal and refined. Their construction and hardware is great quality, and I always love the colour options. The Evie bag is on my wish list!