Still trying to find that special gift for someone you love? Our staff took a few minutes to pick out some of their favourite gifts for guys and gals this holiday season. Take a look through and tell us which ones you love most!
Top 5 for Guys
Hand and Sew – ($30-85)
Handmade leather accessories from wallets and card holders to belts and lanyards. All items are double stitched and will last a lifetime.
Tradeworks have cufflinks with rectangular cut wood embedded in silver links, good for the gents who like to keep it simple. Raven’s Rest Studio has fun upcycled Scrabble tile links with fun graphics on the front for a more casual look. Magpie’s Nest uses semi-precious stones, good for sprucing it up and special occasions.
Cribbage board by Dave Smith ($89)
Dave’s boards have been a big hit! He uses a combination of woods including walnut, cherry, maple, African padauk, canary, and tiger. Pegs included.
Shaving pucks and soap by Be Clean Naturally ($6-$9)
For the man who likes a silky smooth face the old fashioned way. Be Clean Naturally uses only natural and organic ingredients and 100% pure essential oils. We also have shaving brushes by Omega to pair with the soap! the old fashioned way.
Living Frames by By Nature Design (3 sizes: XS (6″x6″) $29, Sm (12″x12″) $79, Med (14.5″x23″) $149, and L (14.5″x36″) $249 available upon request)
Great for plant lovers with a green thumb, and even a black thumb! Planted in frames to hang on the wall to save space, with an easy-to-care-for system.
Top 5 for Gals
Scarves, gloves, and toques from a variety of artists such as Lucky 14, ad lib, KozyKnitz, Little Knitty Hats, and Barbi. All are hand knitted with a variety of patterns and wool yarn. Every piece is cozy and has been made with love.
Homemade soaps, essential oils, a face-care line, bath salts, aroma-therapeutic sprays, yoga and house cleaning items! All items are made with natural and organic ingredients.
Chocolates by Cocolico by Wendy Boys ($5.25-$18)
Vancouver chocolatiers make an assortment of goodies: 7 varieties of chocolate bars, salted butter caramels, caramel/chocolate sauces with different flavours, dark chocolate covered sponged toffee, and their vanilla salt caramel chocolates with peanut butter and their North American Chocolate Competition Silver winning milk chocolate crunch!
We carry a number jewelers such as Jen Ellis, Nancy Esworthy, Type B, Phaulet, Ugly Bunny, A Pocket of Posies, Raven’s Rest Studio, Juliet925, Magpie’s Nest, Effie Baker, Rae-Kai, Sublime Designs, Gaelyn Bolster, Chiquita Designs, Amy Henwood, and Celtic Empire. Many items are handmade and all are local. There is certainly something for everyone.
Made from beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin infused into fabric of hemp and organic cotton. Each ingredient having been selected for their preservative qualities, Abeego keeps food fresh longer, allows food to breathe, easy to clean with gentle soap and water, and totally environmentally friendly! We have their snack and sandwich wraps, and various sizes of sheets.