15 holiday gift ideas by Vancouver companies

Dec 20 2017, 3:14 am

Christmas is right around the corner and shopping for those with very particular taste can be challenging. Throw in a love for all things local and the task can be downright daunting.


We’ve compiled a list of local brands that are sure to delight even the most discerning person on your shopping list. Here are 15 holiday gifts by local companies.


Image: Haneu Kang / Vancity Buzz

Image: Haneu Kang / Vancity Buzz

Granted Clothing

Granted clothing operates out of a studio in Southwest B.C. and describes their style as “neo-vintage.” Sweaters are mainly on the menu, with styles that are reminiscent of something you’d wear to a ski chalet. Plus, some styles are for a good cause.

Where to buy: Shop online or at one of their various retailers in Vancouver.

Tense Wooden Watches

Operated right here in B.C. since 1971, these unique watches are manufactured locally with the best woods from Africa and India. They have styles for both men and women, as well as unisex options and they’re sure to be a conversation starter.

Where to buy: Shop online.

Adhesif Clothing

Adhesif Clothing Co. repurposes recycled fabrics along with new ones to create noticeable and original one-of-a-kind garments. This way, every garment retains its very own unique personality – no two garments are exactly alike. Everything is made right here in Vancouver.

Where to buy: 2202 Main Street or shop their Etsy store.

The Untitled Shop

Local brand The Untitled Shop creates comfortable fashion apparel for women, men, and children. The simplicity and handwritten designs on these sweatshirts not only make you look effortlessly fashionable but will also keep you cozy over the holidays.

Where to buy: Click here to shop.

Nocturnal Workshop

Having a bag that’s both fashionable and designed for safety is something tough to find, but Nocturnal Workshop has done just that. What makes their bags unique is both the technical and non-technical elements, like reflective nylon that’s used in a variety of colours, making anyone who uses them easily visible at night.

Where to buy: Click here to shop.

Tenth Muse Jewelry 

These beautifully made crystal jewels by Tenth Muse Jewelry will complete your look for any occasion. It’s the perfect missing piece for your holiday outfit and just what your girlfriend is looking for in her stocking stuffer this Christmas.

Where to buy: Click here to shop.

Body care

Image: Haneu Kang / Vancity Buzz

Image: Haneu Kang / Vancity Buzz

Jealous Body Scrub

Jealous Body Scrub is for every babe out there who wants their skin feeling soft and smooth. The coffee scrub also has other natural ingredients like coconut oil and macadamia nuts for different skin types, and also helps to treat people with eczema.

Where to buy: Click here to shop.

Jody’s Naturals

Jody’s Naturals have a range of natural handmade bath products, from soap to shampoo bars, that will leave you not only feeling smooth but smelling fresh. They were one of the most popular items at the Vancity Shop pop-up shop.

Where to buy: Click here to shop.

The Soap Artisan

All Soap Artisan products are crafted with only the finest ingredients and are naturally scented with high quality, pure essential oils – all soaps, candles, and other products are free from sodium laurel sulphites, parabens, and synthetic fragrances.

Where to buy: 1782 Alberni Street, Vancouver


Wine / Shutterstock

Wine / Shutterstock

If you want to gift someone a locally produced bottle of wine, check out our list of places to get the best wines B.C. has to offer.


Image: Thomas Haas

Image: Thomas Haas

Thomas Haas

Thomas Haas open his first chocolate shop 10 years ago and it’s become a Vancouver mainstay ever since. Whether you’re looking for the perfect host gift or something lovely for dessert, Thomas Haas has you covered.

Where to buy: Click here to find a Thomas Haas store near you.

Rogers Chocolate

Charles “Candy” Rogers started his business as a bakery back in 1885 in Victoria. Since then, his chocolates have reached areas beyond Victoria and into Vancouver. With an assortment of different chocolates, their collection is a great option for satisfying those with a sweet tooth.

Where to buy: Click here for a store near you.

Daniel’s Chocolates

Chocolatier Daniel Poncelet opened the first Belgian chocolate shop in Vancouver back in 1981 on Robson Street. The company has expanded since then and has locations scattered throughout the Lower Mainland.

Where to buy: Click here for a store near you.

Thierry Chocolates

Voted “Best Desserts” and “Best Pastries” in Vancouver, Thierry offers a contemporary approach to the finest handcrafted chocolates, macarons, pastries, and desserts.

Where to buy: 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver

Mink Chocolates

Not content with taking the simple approach to retailing his new product, Marc developed a line of 30+ chocolate bars, most of which fuse the taste and flavour profiles of ganache filled bonbons, but in chocolate bar form.

Where to buy: 863 West Hastings Avenue, Vancouver

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