This post was written for Daily Hive by Samantha Schonewille, a hiker, runner, and amateur climber following the call to the great outdoors. You can follow Samantha’s adventures on Instagram.
Vancouver LOVES buying handmade goods. Maybe it’s because we’re a city that values buying local, or maybe it’s because we all like to be unique.
To help feed your craft craving here’s our list of some of the best Vancouver-based Etsy shops.
1. Ebony and Sparrow
Custom orders, I love to see what customers come up with. An onyx and opal ring in 14k gold filled. I hope the customer loves it 💫 #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #wiw #ootd #ootn #makersmovement #handmade #nowhereeverywhere #nothingisordinary #inspo #jewelrygram #instajewelry #opal #etsy #fashionblogger #fashiondaily #fashionaddict #dslooking #thatsdarling #minimalist #minimalmood #minimalhunter #canadiandesigner
Specializing in sterling silver and wooden jewellery, these products are sure to impress. From contemporary geometric earrings, to the ever classic stackable ring, this shop caters to the modern Vancouverite.
2. Ole Originals
What started off as a one man show has become so much more for Ole Originals. These silk screened shirts are designed with Vancouver in mind, featuring graphics inspired by the city’s greatest icons. Urban and outdoor explorers alike will love these designs.
Creating vibrant watercolours inspired by nature is what this art shop does best. Available in prints, phone cases, coasters, greeting cards and more, this affordable art can brighten up almost any area of your life.
4. Reclaimed Print Co.
Dazzle up your home with some awesome Vancouver graphics that have been printed directly onto wood. This shop sells Vancouver, Hipster, Lumberjack, and Shipyard themed wood prints.
Concrete, simple patterns, and succulents. A great pairing right? That’s exactly what Em’Say specializes in, they make small pots to house air plants, succulents or whatever else you think would look great in a pot! They also create concrete side tables, candle holders and jewellery.
6. East Van Light
GOT CRAFT? Holiday Market begins today at the Pipe Shop Building in North Van!! We are all setup and ready to celebrate @gotcraftmarket 's 20th show🎉🙌🏻! Just a quick walk from Lonsdale Quay – and a fun and easy ferry ride away from downtown 🚢😀. And the fun continues over at @makeitshow today/tomorrow at The PNE – our first ever magic act of being two places at once as we juggle our final big weekend of holiday shows! Have a great day, and we look forward to seeing you all out there ✨💡✌🏻️💡✨. . #local #handcrafted #vintage #industrial #lamps #lamp #lights #lighting #lightingdesign #decor #interiordecor #design #interiordesign #modern #moderndesign #edisonbulb #edisonbulbs #woodworking #maple #walnut #blackwalnut #carpentry #market #holidaymarket #northvancouver #eastvan #vancouver #eastvanlight #gotcraft #makeitshow
These are not your average lamps. Made of wood, a few pieces of simple hardware, and antique, reproduction edison light bulbs, these lamps provide much more than warm lighting. They are a talking piece that will be revered by all your guests.
7. Peregrine Supply Co.
Oh the weather outside is frightful but all three markets Peregrine's at today will be delightful. Come grab some last minute gifts from us today @loveitcraftit @marketcollective @enchantchristmas • • • • • #christmasmarket #christmasshopping #snow #shoplocal #shopsmall #beard #beardoil #mensgrooming #naturalskincare #gingerbeard #beardgang #peregrinesupply 📸@marketcollective
Have you ever heard of Winterizing your beard? Your facial fuzz needs to be protected from the harsh elements of Winter, and some good old fashion Beard Balm and Beard Oil will do the trick! To keep the rest of your face on point, Mustache Wax, shaving soaps, and all sorts of other men’s products are also available.
8. SHP Planners
These customizable agendas will help you organize work, school, and every other stress in your life. Designed with meticulously organized customers in mind, these planners are available in horizontal, or vertical layouts, have monthly tabs for quick access, and can be personalized with your name on the front.
Etsy Shop: SHPplanners
9. Brand & Iron Quality Goods
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for any photographer, hipster, groomsmen, or literally anyone else, this shop is your one stop solution. All the leather goods are handmade in Vancouver, without the use of any machines. You can purchase camera straps, belts, wallets, keychains or personalized leather wrapped flasks, and candles.