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2020 Vancouver Christmas Gift Guide

Written By Tatum Koser 23 Nov 2020
2020 Vancouver Christmas Gift Guide
We’re back! We've narrowed down our current favourites to help get you through your shopping list this season. It's been a challenging year for small business so we wanted to shine the spotlight on some of our friends, and amazing female owned companies!
 15 gift ideas, 15 local businesses, thoughtfully curated for the people you love. All the products listed we either own or they're on our wish lists! 
Enjoy
 Tatum 
Hudson + Oak
Get It Done Planner *Sarah’s Tried + True*
$29 CAD
When life gets away from you a planner can be your best friend and as a business owner, Sarah swears by her Get it Done Planner. The layout is organized, clean, beautifully designed and they're made local! This planner breaks down the year into quarterly cycles so no matter what goals and tasks you have ahead of you, you can prioritize and get it done. The perfect gift for the busy bees in your life.

Golden August

 Pampas Grass 
from $70 CAD

The 70’s are having a moment in interior design and we’re not mad about it! Pampas grass is an easy and low maintenance solution to add texture and style to your space, no matter the season. The girls over at Golden August have a variety of pampas to choose from, big and small (we love the super fluffy guys). They’re based here in Vancouver, and also ship across Canada! Just grab a cute vase, give them a light mist of hairspray to prevent shedding and they’ll sit pretty for 3+ years. :)

HOMECOMING 

Pink Citrus + Garden Mint Candle
$28 CAD
 

We strongly believe one can never have too many candles. For our fellow sun bums, this one is basically summer in a jar! Grapefruit, vanilla and mint make it sweet and uplifting, like a summer cocktail ;). You can’t go wrong with gifting these guys. This scent also comes as part of a three candle bundle for $78! Stocking staple my friends.

 

 

Foe & Dear

 Lili Mini Hoops 
$58 CAD

At Hudson + Oak, we stand behind sustainability, equality and giving back. Foe and Dear are an amazing local company who share those values when creating their pieces. They use ethically sourced, fair trade and recycled materials so you feel good wearing their jewelry, knowing it is a labor of love. We’ve picked the Lili Mini Hoops because they are a bold take on a classic! These can be casual or dressy and even better, they will last a lifetime. Made of 14k gold plated brass/ gold fill posts.

 

Prim Wellness

 DAZE Glory Roll on Remedy 
$22 CAD

This time of year can be stressful and let’s be real, 2020 has been a bit of a rollercoaster. These CBD roll- on remedies help with anxiety, sleep and pain relief PLUS they’re infused with essential oils, a natural alternative to perfume! All their products are ethically sourced, vegan and made in Canada. What’s not to love? We picked DAZE with eucalyptus, pink citrus and bergamot for that little boost to tackle the day. If you’re more into winding down, go for MELLOW with peppermint and lavender. Apply these to sore joints, wrists or neck at any time of the day and watch them work their magic. 

Laundry Day

Hudson Pipe 
$65 CAD
 

Smokeware that doubles as home decor? Yes, please! Since the legalization of cannabis, there have been little options for pipes that don’t look straight out of Woodstock. Laundry Day fills the gap in the industry where their pipes are an ode to the 70’s but design- forward, shifting the narrative from traditional cannabis use. The perfect gift for the modern user! The Hudson pipe spoke to us ;)

 

Truly Lifestyle Brand 

Vanilla Latte Body Wash 
$29 CAD

 I don’t know about you but shower time is my meditation. It’s when I unwind, quiet my thoughts, and use nice smelling products that make me happy! This stuff lives up to its name and it’s extra moisturizing so it doesn’t leave that dry, tight feeling you sometimes get from other washes. It’s a treat for your skin and it’s cruelty free!

Supercrush 

Scrunchies
$16- $18 CAD

Yep, these guys were on last year's gift guide! They’re that good. Not only is Supercrush local but their holiday collection is dreamy. We picked the platinum velvet for NYE vibes and they also come in the skinny scrunchie for our fine haired gals. The best stocking stuffers!

Amara Blue Designs  

Female Embodiment Necklace
$85 CAD
 

Female founded and sustainably made? Check and check! Each piece from Amara Blue's wide selection is made to order here in Vancouver from ethically sourced materials. The female body should be celebrated, so we picked this hand - stamped 14k gold fill necklace that’s perfect for layering or to wear alone in all its dainty glory.   

Blume

Pumpkin Spice Blend
$25 CAD

 It isn’t always easy living a balanced, healthy lifestyle and fitting in all the nutrients when you’re on the go. As an avid coffee drinker myself, I love a good vanilla latte but hate the crash, and the caffeine shakes when I’m painting! These latte mixes are a healthy alternative; seriously nutritious and yummy blends of superfoods that don’t sacrifice taste or the power of a double espresso. Plus I'm a sucker for good branding and their website is stunning. It’s PSL season and this one is limited edition so you better jump on it!

Pithy Apothecary 

Purifying Clay Cleanser *Tatum’s Tried + True*
$24 CAD

Female + minority owned and operated, Pithy’s natural skincare is influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine and using local ingredients. I was given this cleanser last Christmas and believe me when I say it is the most gentle and effective cleanser I have ever used! I’m pretty light with my makeup but it melts away mascara and leaves my skin hydrated and so soft. I also use it as a mask on days when I need a little extra! *Paired with the Active Herbal Elixir.. Dream team.

Cold Gold Concrete 

Boob Planters
$25 - $45 CAD
 

These cuties are made by Nicole Portmann in her home studio in Victoria. Initially, her collection of “B- cup” planters was to raise awareness for breast cancer and the idea took off, for obvious reasons! With a cactus or succulent these would make a sweet gift for a gal pal or loved one.

Bare Skin Bar 

Bath Bar Pack - Calming
$26 CAD
 

You've probably noticed a theme here: holiday stress no more! We lovee all Bare Skin's products especially these guys. The bath bars are made with a blend of essential oils to calm your senses, along with rose clay, cocoa butter and himalayan sea salt for those bonus skin healthy benefits! Gift these babies or keep them for yourself ;) shh.

 

Mala The Brand  

Candle Taper Trio 
$49 CAD

Candles are always a great gift, and this year tapers have been making their comeback. This handmade trio comes in the perfect neutral colours and a twist on the classic shape. Mala is partnered with Tree Era and Trees for The Future so when you purchase a candle, a tree will be planted! These beauties are in collaboration with local influencer Emma Rose and are sure to sell out fast. Get your hands on them while you can!  

 

Goldilocks Wraps 

Beeswax Food Wraps
$30 CAD
 

Gifts that are good for the earth! These wraps have been a game changer in my kitchen; they replace single use plastics and really help to keep your food fresher longer! Each Goldilocks wrap is handmade in small batches by the team on Vancouver Island, with locally sourced beeswax and 100% cotton. We chose this pack of 3 in a vintage floral print, they will last around a year and can then be repurposed! 

 

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