Why West 4th Avenue has something for everyone on your list this season

Dec 7 2017, 11:05 pm

It’s crunch time Vancouverites.

With less than three weeks to go until Christmas, now’s the time to get all your gifts purchased and out of the way. Because you’ll want to enjoy the holiday season to the max, without stress, and maybe with a glass of mulled wine in hand.

Luckily you don’t have to search different areas of the city to find the items you need. Kitsilano’s West 4th Avenue has a ton of options for every kind of person in your life from stores selling activewear, to fashion, homewares, food, and much more.

Don’t sweat it if you don’t know what kind of present they’d like, we’ve compiled a list of more than 50 items and they’re bound to love at least 10 of them.


Snow-covered mountains means adventure is a given for the weekend warriors on your list. With over 20 outdoor stores on West 4th, it’s easy to make it a one-stop-street for everything that the adventurer needs for the season. Whether you’re looking for a head-to-toe kit for the new snowboarder or if the pro wants to upgrade their gear, you’ll find plenty of options here. After all, every adventurer needs the best gear to take on the season in style.

Featured retailers: Pacific Border, The Boardroom, Fjallraven, North Face, Patagonia, Westside, The Right Shoe, RYU, Giant, Comor, and Ice Breaker.


There’s nothing better than giving the gift of the relaxation at home. Steeped tea, a sleek comfy chair, perfectly scented air with the right light, under a blanket with a glass of wine on your coffee table, followed by a bubble bath; yes please! All of the above items are guaranteed to bring many moments of swoon.

Featured retailers: The Latest Scoop, Silk Road Tea, Duxiana, The Australian Boot Company, Oh My Gift, Saje, Briers, and Escents.


Get your present game on point by buying the lady in your life some stylish bits. There’s so much on offer on West 4th Avenue. Velvet is a must this season and the perfect addition to any of her holiday outfits, it doesn’t have to be much, simply a deluxe fanny pack or slim belt. Eyewear is so on trend (whether it’s needed or not) so getting her a pair of glasses will put you in the good books. Then, of course, there are statement pieces of jewellery that just never go out of fashion. Award-winning shoe stores on the street mean you’re sure to find the perfect fit for her to step out in. Let’s not forget about the accessories like gloves, a clutch, a scarf, hat… the list goes on.

Featured retailers: The Boardroom, Ollie & Quinn, Coco’s Closet, Blue Ruby, Kiss & Makeup, Gravity Pope, Middle Sister, The Latest Scoop, The Right Shoe, Hill’s Dry Goods, Two of Hearts, and Miz Mooz Judith & Charles.

Kitsmas on West 4th

When: Now until December 24, 2017
Where: West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, Vancouver
Price: Free. Parking by donation.

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Kitsmas on West 4th 

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