Where to shop without crazy crowds this Christmas

Dec 20 2017, 2:59 am

Hate the hustle and bustle of crowded malls, weaving through hundreds of holiday shoppers, and waiting forever in lines? Shopping during December can feel more like a mission than a leisurely activity. But nevertheless, presents need to be bought. So where can you shop for your seasonal gifts without the crowds?

The best shopping destination to do just that is South Granville. Not only are there salons, galleries, cafes and amazing brunch spots to fuel up at for a morning of shopping, but a variety of retailers that’ll appeal to your boyfriend, mom, foodie friends, girlfriend, and even that person who’s normally impossible to buy for.

Take a look at this handy holiday gift guide or visit these stores, and you’ll be crossing names off your list in no time.


From adorable homeward to door knobs and funky decorative pieces that’ll personalize any space; Anthropoligie has almost every kind of gift you can imagine. Plus they have bohemian-inspired clothing for your hippie chic friend and stylish stationary for the writer in your life.

West Elm

Shopping in West Elm feels like you are walking around your dream home. They have an assortment of great homeware and keepsakes that make the perfect seasonal gifts for that special someone n your Christmas list.

Williams Sonoma

Do you know the next celebrity chef? William Sonoma has everything for your foodie friends and family members. From cooking and baking gadgets you never knew existed, to state of the art appliances and holiday baking mixes; they have something to suit every taste.

Indigo Chapters

Fitbits, fancy stationary, books, blankets, pillows, mugs, you name it, Indigo Chapters probably stocks it. It’s the perfect spot to find stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and cards.

House of Knives

Movember is over. Hallelujah. Treat him to luxury shaving tools and products like oils, razor sets, creams and travel bags. Why shouldn’t guys get all the great smelling goos and scrubs girls get to work with?

Want Apothecary

This is the store for the ultimate fashion guru who hates everything ordinary. Want Apothecary stocks a selection of international fashion brands that are hard to find at other spots in Vancouver. They also carry an array of beauty products that will make great gifts for your mother-in-law, sisters, or a “Secret Santa” present your friends will be fighting over.


This holiday season, South Granville is giving away three $500 holiday shopping sprees. With the $500 voucher, three lucky Vancouverites will get to beat the crowded mall and enjoy a day of shopping South Granville. Enter to win by signing up to the newsletter online. New winners will be announced each week until December 25.

For more holiday ideas and inspiration you can follow @southgranville on Instagram or check out their holiday gift guide.


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