Though I’ve gone on record as saying that this blog is about coveting and collecting experiences, not things, gifts are an exception. My family is going light on gifts these days, but I can’t wait to buy and wrap some little things for my people this Christmas. It’s been so long!
My first gift guide is a celebration of the local. In my case, that means products that have been made in and around Vancouver and Victoria, BC. Here are a few lovely little gifts from beautiful British Columbia:
1. For your lady friends: pretty feather necklace by Beazuness. $30 on Etsy | 2. For your bestie: hand-dyed leggings by Daub + Design (aka my high school friend Lexi). I just bought teal ones this past weekend, and I don’t want to wear anything else! $89 on Daub + Design’s website | 3. For anyone under the sun (expect maybe lactose intolerants and vegans): Cocolico Vanilla Salt Caramel with Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Crunch. Available at these locations around BC. | 4. For the lover of the lost art of letter-writing: letterpress notecards by Sunlit Letterpress. $13.11 for 4 on Etsy. Custom orders available. | 5. For the traveller or the hipster: leather camera strap by cindykuo. $45 on Etsy. | 6. For just about any chic lady you know: delicate hammered silver and gold stacking rings by Jen Ellis Designs (I’ll be buying some of these babies at Portobello West this weekend!). $38 for 3 on Jen Ellis’ website. Check out her other stuff; it’s lovely! | 7. For your sister: chunky knit infinity scarf by PikaPikaCreative. $69.95 on Etsy. | 8. For the old-school gentleman in your life: shaving kit from The Copper Hat. Around $100 on The Copper Hat’s website.
There are more where these came from! I’ll be including more local gifts in my upcoming guides.
(And of course the most meaningful local gift I can recommend this holiday season is to scatter joy for education in Ethiopia.)