Got a Vancouver local on your Christmas list this year? Look no further.
From art to home decor and clothes, these gifts are perfect for your favourite stylish Vancouverite.
So if you’re making a list and checking it twice, these are some gifts that are very nice.
Represent your home AND home team with this new line of Vancouver Canucks gear (Peace Collective, from $44). Comes in an assortment of t-shirts, hoodies, and crewnecks in men, women, kids, and toddler sizes, adorned with phrases like “Home is Vancouver,” “VAN,” and simply, “Vancouver.”
There is no shortage of great coffee shops to grab a cup of Joe in Vancouver. This handy dandy foldable coffee map ($10, Canada Coffee Maps) groups spots by neighbourhood and helps you discover, support, and share with others the amazing local coffee offerings our city has to offer. Learn something new about the offerings in your hood.
Wear your city pride on your noggin with this Authentic Issue Camo Beanie from Vancity Original, one of the original streetwear brands in the city ($30, Vancity Original)
A whimsical take on BC’s busiest city, the Vancouver Christmas Ornament ($55, Etsy) has all the features we love about Vancouver: Ocean, mountains, Stanley Park and, of course, the Seawall. This handcrafted ornament can also be customized with an engraved message on the back.
Shout out to your favourite Vancouver neighbourhood with these Restoration Hardware-style signs (From $20.48). The designs are fully customizable, so you can add your own neighbourhood, or two, or three.
From Lainey Lui’s list of the biggest celebrity scandals, to chef Tojo’s top 10 delicious sushi ingredients, and yours truly’s list of best dog-friendly beaches, Everything British Columbia from Vancouver journalists Bethany Lindsay and Andrew Weichel ($19.24, Indigo) is packed with fun facts and trivia about this beautiful province — whether you’re buying for a Vancouver newbie or lifelong resident.
Inspired by people, places and parks in the city, the Vancouver-themed beers at R+B Brewing are sure to put a smile on your favourite craft brew lover’s face. Brews include Dude Chilling Park Pale Ale, East Side Bitter, Beer Island Session IPA, and everyone’s least favourite Vancouver event, Stolen Bike Lager (growlers and cans available).
The candle every Vancouverite should have, whether a long-time resident or new to Van City. Crafted by Vancouver Candle Co., choose from nine neighbourhoods (from $22), including Kitsilano (Jasmine, Tuberose, Sandalwood), North Shore (Spruce, Mandarin, Coriander), Fairview (grapefruit, peach and red currant) and the West End (Cypress, Amber, Tonka). Also comes in reed diffusers ($55).
Already a cult classic in Toronto, the latest drop from Peace Collective showcases the best the West Coast has to offer. Tailored for the Pacific Northwest and built for those with an affinity to beautiful British Columbia, it includes short and long sleeve t-shirts, crewnecks, and hoodies, adorned with taglines like “Home is Vancouver” and “Home is the West Coast.” Shirts from $34.99.
Brighten up with your home decor with an art print that highlights some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. The best part? This skyline print is under $10, available as an instant digital download and comes in sizes ranging from 4×5 all the way up to 40×50 (Etsy, $8.86).
What could be a more appropriate present for a Vancouverite than waterproof shoes from a local startup? Vessi has taken the shoe world by storm with its “world’s first waterproof knit shoe,” which is also 100% vegan. Styles for men and women, in slip-on and sneakers ($135).
For the smallest Vancouverite on your list, may we suggest the Van City stuffy from Vancity Original? It comes in brown or black and is TOTES perfect for holiday snuggling ($25, Vancity Original).
Yes, it rains here. A lot. Stay dry AND fashionable with the Rainwear Classic Jacket from Herschel, one of the city’s most iconic bag (and now apparel) creators. It comes in both men and women’s sizing ($119, Herschel).