11 places to buy unique gifts in Vancouver

Aug 11 2021, 7:48 pm

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Whether you are searching for that gift that’s just right for your unique friend, or perhaps, you’re wanting to expand your horizons with some new stores, we found some ‘colourful’ shops for you to check out.

Here are 11 stores offering a little bit of everything in each, including funky additions for the home, or pretty organizers, collectibles, art, fashion, bath and body, and much more.



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Description: A boutique with Canadian-made items for the home and for feeling pampered, Walrus has so many beautifully crafted pieces for you or loved one. For the home, you can find a wide selection of items, including colourful prints, incense kits and sprays, and ceramic dishes. You’ll also find pretty jewelry, pampering products for bath + body, and there’s even games for kids.

Where: 3408 Cambie Street
Phone: 604-874-9770

Fine Finds Boutique 

Description: At this Yaletown shop, there’s plenty of fashionable options! Trendy womenswear, and a wide selection of jewelry, bags (including vegan accessories), and footwear. Fine Finds also has great gifts, such as cards and prints, candles, small dishes, and bath and body goods, including salts and lotions.

Where: 1014 Mainland Street
Phone: 604-669-8325

Vancouver Special


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Description: If you’re looking for some funky items for a home — Vancouver Special is a one-stop shop. It offers everything from small unique items for the desktop, like organizers, dishes, and mats, to furniture, including beanbag chairs, poufs and carpets, to name just a few.

Where: 3612 Main Street
Phone: 604-568-3673

Room in Order


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Description: If you love things organized, or shopping for a friend who appreciates a tidy space, you can probably tell ‘Room in Order’ is a great option just from its name. This store is filled with pretty and classic items for your home — from the kitchen, to the closet, and bathroom.

Where: 626 Seymour Street
Phone: 604-681-0885

Front and Company


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Description: When you’re consignment shopping, you just know you’re going to find some great deals and original nuggets, but Front and Company also has a section in the front of the store with beautiful jewelry and fun accessories for you to browse through.

Where: 3772 Main Street
Phone: 604-879-8431


Description: For the person with the great sense of humour, you can find some meme accessories for the home, games, notebooks, and more. There’s two locations for you to check out, Gastown and in the West End.

Where: 41 Powell Street | 1179 Denman Street
Phone: 604-685-0443 | 604-685-4550

Old Faithful Shop 


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Description: In Gastown, Old Faithful Shop has so many unique items for the home and personal care. It has cool coffee table books, plants and pots, beautifully crafted houseware, and bags and wallets, as well as spritzers, and so much more.

Where: 320 W Cordova Street
Phone: 778-327-9376

Granville Island Market


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Description: You can make a day out of visiting Granville Island. There’s so many unique stores, selling well crafted items for the home, jewelry, art, and more. Plus, you have the Kids Market, and the Public Market for your delicious needs.

Where: 1689 Johnston Street (Public Market)
Phone: 604-666-6655

Rock Shop


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Description: Music lovers rejoice! You can find practically any rock band shirt at the Rock Shop. It says online, the Rock Shop started out as a gift and novelty shop back in ’73, and over the years, apparel was added to the mix. You can also find collectable items, such as patches, mugs, lunch boxes, and more.

Where: 1076 Granville Street
Phone: 604-685-9228



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Description: Not only can you get in a great sweat at one of TurF’s fitness classes, it’s also a cafe with a unique store in the back. In that section, you’ll find self care items, such as intimates, sprays and oils, clothing, candles, notebooks, bags, and scrunchies.

Where: #101 2041 W 4th Avenue
Phone: 604-428-9970

Secret Location

Description: The secret is out — you can find many cool items for the home, to wear, and beauty products at One Water Street. Secret Location has a ‘library’ of books about photography and art, to name a few, as well as prints of some famous artists. It also has homeware, such as pillows and vases, furniture and fashion.

Where: One Water Street
Phone: 604-685-0090

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