Made in Vancouver: Local Gifts from the YVR
For the person on your list with hometown pride to spare—or for the Vancouverite who's missing home, give them something made in or representative of Vancouver this Christmas. There's no shortage of talent to choose from in Vancouver—and these are our favourite gifts that rep the #yvr.
Vancouver Candle Company
Handmade from premium soy (which burns cleaner and longer than traditional paraffin) and with all-natural scents and 100% cotton wicks—these are top quality candles, which smell divine to boot. You can buy them around town at select stores, and in-store at Indigo Chapters. Each scent is named after a neighbourhood, and we're partial to the woodsy, spruce-y aromas of North Shore.
$26, available at these locations.
Minimalist Map of Vancouver
This chic number won't break the bank. We love this for the student living away from home who is visiting for the holidays.
$14, available at etsy.ca.
These jammies are designed, manufactured, and assembled in Vancouver from organic cotton that is milled in…no, not Vancouver, but Montreal—which makes these jammies fully Canadian-made. They sell adult, kids, and doggy sizes—which means this year's Christmas photo is going to be epic.
Starting at $60, available at johnwear.ca.
Bittered Sling Extracts and Bitters
Your favourite foodie or cocktail aficionado is sure to love these high-quality, small-batch bitters made right here in the 604. Our pick is the Grapefruit & Hops bitters—a few drops liven up grilled fish and it makes a mean Negroni cocktail.
$26.95, available at cocktailemporium.ca
Sea to Sky Seasonings Inc.
Headquartered on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC, this company makes Canadian-inspired infused salts, seasonings and specialty herbs and spices. Our pick is their bacon salt, which tastes amazing on potatoes or as a salt rim on Caesars. Cheers!
$9.95, available at amolasalt.com.
All that glitters is silver. From chunky and funky to delicate and fine, Juliet 925 handcrafts sterling silver into unique works of jewelry from her Yaletown studio. We have the double knot ring on our list this year.
$129, available at juliet925.ca.
This outdoor-sy print would look just as fine hanging in a cabin as it would a condo.
$15, available at etsy.ca.