17 holiday gifts from Vancouver based companies we love

Nov 15 2020, 10:18 pm

Vancouver is home to some amazing brands — so why not shop local for your holiday presents this year?

From Daily Hive’s curated City Box to winter accessories and hand-poured candles, check out our round up of homegrown gift ideas right here.

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City Box by Daily Hive

The Daily Hive City Box

The Daily Hive City Box

A gift everyone will love! Daily Hive teamed up with some of the city’s best artisans and local businesses to curate the City Box ($150). A mix of goodies and products from all around Vancouver — including a cozy blanket perfect for the holidays — you can’t go wrong with this fun and festive gift that celebrates the vibrancy of our amazing city.

Herschel

Herschel’s Novel duffle bag.

Get ready for your next weekend adventure with the Novel Duffle. Offered in the mid-volume ($69.99) or regular size ($99.99), the spacious bag is both stylish and practical with features like a shoe compartment. Available in an array of colours, including their “Birds of Herschel” print ($109) which celebrates 10 years of artwork from the company’s print archives.

Punjabi Market Merch

The Punjabi Market’s white camper mug.

Vancouver’s historic Punjabi Market is turning 50 in style — literally! The market launched their very own merch line, including a camper mug ($21.99) and PM50 sweatshirt ($49.99) featuring the iconic Main Street signs. Fun fact: Main Street was home to the first Punjabi-language street signs outside of Asia.

Winter Accessories by Aritzia

Aritizia’s “new classic” wool scarf by Wilfred.

Any girl would be thrilled to have an Aritzia box under the tree. Their winter accessories continue to be a staple — including Wilfred’s “New Classic” wool scarf ($98). The cozy item features a fringe detail, and comes in classic shades like black, camel and gray. Pair it with the adorable “Jay Peak” pom beanie ($45) by Auxiliary.

Spa Water Candle by India Rose Cosmeticary 

The “Spa Water” candle by India Rose Cosmeticary.

Transform your bathroom into an at-home spa with this blend of rosemary, mint, citrus, jasmine, white tea and cucumber. The luxe “Spa Water” candle ($72) is made by local company Mala the Brand just for India Rose Cosmeticary, which has become the city’s destination for all things clean beauty. Described by India Rose as “fresh, clean and a little self-righteous,” the eco-friendly item is vegan and made with hand-poured soy wax. Bonus: you can skip the wrapping with this Insta-worthy box.

Leather Clutch by Cadine

Cadine’s Leather Clutch.

This new, Vancouver-based lifestyle brand is all about curation: think timeless investment pieces for your wardrobe and living space. Cadine’s leather pieces are the star of their new Cambie Street boutique (at 17th), including the leather clutch ($245). Available in black or a camel vegetable tanned leather, this easy-to-match item features a trusty detachable crossbody strap, magnetic closure and interior pocket.

Drool-worthy ceramic dishes from Lineage

Lineage

Lineage

With beautiful hand-forged serving sets, bowls, party plates and dishware sets in colours like marshmallow white, aqua grey, blackberry and brandy red, Vancouver-based Lineage Ceramics elevate every meal into a masterpiece. You can also mix and match any colour and style you like to create a set as unique as you are.

Vase by Tory Grace Designs

Tory Grace Home

Designed and hand crafted on the North Shore, the Ellory ($50) in banded white and gold perfectly with fresh cut blooms from the garden, or foraged branches from the forest. Two percent of sales benefit to the North Shore Crisis Services Society, which provides support for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Horoscope Necklaces by Melanie Auld

Melanie Auld’s Horoscope necklace collection.

For your astrology-obsessed bestie. From Vancouver-based jewelry designer Melanie Auld, these zodiac pendants are available in gold vermeil or silver ($50) or 10K solid gold ($345). The pendants are available with or without a chain, and can be personalized with an engraving.

Sweatshirts by Brunette The Label

Brunette The Label’s “Big Sister” crewneck.

This homegrown brand has gone on to become a social media sensation. Embrace the 2000’s with their throwback-inspired “Varsity Crown Crest” sweatshirt ($129), part of their collaboration with Juicy Couture. Or, keep it classic with the updated version of their “Brunette,” “Blonde,” “Redhead” and “Jet Black” crewneck ($118) in black and cream. All of their cozy sweatshirts are still designed right here in Vancouver.

Linen towels by Flax Sleep

Flax Bathe

Flax Bathe

From the three powerhouse ladies behind the best linen sheets in the city comes Flax Bathe, their luxurious line of towels, bath sheets and hand towels (from $32).  In 100 per cent waffled linen, these towels — in cloud, blush or charcoal — will make every shower something to look forward to.

Sneakers by Casca

Casca’s Avro sneaker in Sand.

These shoes are unique from anything else on the market. Casca founders and Vancouver’s own Kevin Reid and Braden Parker have disrupted the sneaker world with their “Avro” design ($228), which feature an orthotic sole (read: extra comfy and supportive) and mountaineer-grade sole (so you can still wear ‘em hiking). Available for men or women in an array of colors, including black, light grey and white and the very on-trend “sand” shade.

Christmas Ornaments by Modern Knotter

Modern Knotter’s custom ornaments.

These custom ornaments by Modern Knotter are too cute! Available in five different styles, including one shaped like the province of British Columbia ($20) or a festive snowflake ($16), these add a country vibe to your own tree or make for great gifts.

Face Oil by Okoko Cosmétiques

The LES 16 PRÉCIEUX Face Oil by Okoko.

Oyéta Kokoroko founded Okoko Cosmétiques in 2016 with the goal of creating a natural skincare line that was both luxurious and yields results. The line has received praise for their innovative formulas, including the Les 16 PRÉCIEUX™ face oil ($125). Described as their “silkiest, most sumptuous facial oil serum,” this holy grail product both moisturizes and helps brighten up scars or marks.

Body Wash & Mood Mist by MIFA & Co. 

MIFA & Co’s “Refresh” set.

Conscious and luxe. Get a taste of MIFA with their Refresh Set ($65.50), which includes their signature Eucalyptus Coco Body Wash and Mood Mist. The multi-use mist — which is a blend of Bulgarian lavender water, witch hazel, eucalyptus and tea tree essential oil — can be sprayed on the face, bed sheets, or in the shower to help reset and relax. All MIFA products are scented with essential oils only, and made of plant-based ingredients.

Cordless Diffuser by Vitruvi

Vitruvi’s cordless “Move” diffuser in white.

Skip the plugs with the “Move” diffuser by Vitruvi ($179), founded by Vancouver local Sara Panton. The first-ever wireless diffuser with a charging pad, this home accessory is a game changer when it comes to home fragrance. Move it around from the kitchen to the living room, or wherever you might be hanging out. This model runs for four or eight hours, and can scent an area up to 400 sq. feet. Sample some of their pure essential oils with the Essentials Kit ($52), including lavender, spruce, eucalyptus, and grapefruit.

Succulents by Celsia Floral

Celsia’s Succulent Trio.

Instagram’s favourite plants are definitely here to stay. These low maintenance succulents are the perfect home accessory, and we’re loving this stylish potted trio ($45) from Celsia Floral. Swap out the neutral “cement” containers for a sleek black or pretty pink.

Declutter Boxes by Organized Jane

De-clutter boxes by Organized Jane.

For the friend who’s obsessed with organizing (or maybe needs to get organized): meet the declutter boxes by Jane Stoller’s Organized Jane ($54). Skip the ugly cardboard for these chic boxes, which allow you to easily sort items into “donate” or “sell” piles and avoid any junk piles.

Personalized Illustrations by De Almeida

Personalized Illustrations by De Almeida

Personalized Illustrations by De Almeida

So cute for your BFF or significant other. North Vancouver’s Nadine Chong creates personalized fashion illustrations for yourself, friends ($19) or  families ($39) that are available through the holidays via Amazon Handmade. Illustrations are made primarily with copic markers on 100% cotton fine art paper.

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