2020 Local Holiday Gift Guide – Vancouver

The holidays are a great time to discover and support amazing companies in your city while finding thoughtful gifts that will leave a lasting impression. COVID has made staying close to home a reality this year, luckily Vancouver is home to an abundance of local gems. Now more than ever is the time to support local and spread the holiday love to your neighbourhood shops! You don’t need to look any further than your own neighbourhood to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. We have compiled a list of just some of our favourite Vancouver-based retailers to help you get inspired to #shoplocal! 

For Puppy Parents 

Good Boy Collective 

Where: 3633 Main Street | Explore the Rily Park – Little Mountain Neighbourhood

Good Boy Collective is full of sustainable and locally made dog products that range from adorable to super practical. From adorable sweaters to stylish leashes, this local shop is full of perfect presents for the dog owner, or your own four-legged friend, in your life this holiday season!  

Source: https://www.instagram.com/shopgoodboy/

For Stationery Enthusiasts 

The Regional Assembly of Text

Where: 3934 Main Street | Explore the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood 

If you have someone in your life that gets giddy over greeting cards, look no further than The Regional Assembly of Text for all things stationery this holiday season. This eclectic retailer has brick and mortar stores in Vancouver and Victoria, but they also have a great online catalogue for safe shopping.  

Source: https://www.instagram.com/assemblyoftext/

For your Tenant/Property Owner 

Mala

Where: online  

This Vancouver-based online candle company is making waves with its environmentally conscious and beautiful candles. This is a great low-budget local gift to give to anyone, which makes Mala candles an awesome option for a gift to your tenant or property owner! 

Source: https://www.instagram.com/malathebrand/

For Bookworms 

Pulp Fiction

Where: 1744 Commercial Drive | Explore the Commercial Drive Neighbourhood 

Pulp Fiction’s locations around Vancouver offer great selections of new, used, and independent reads. Feel inspired on-the-fly when shopping in store or get them to order in specific titles, either way they have something for everyone. 

Source: https://www.instagram.com/pfbvan/

For Little Ones 

The Granville Island Toy Company

Where: 3298 Main Street & 11-1496 Cartwright Street (in the Kids’ Market) | Explore the Fairview Slopes Neighbourhood 

This toy store is a Vancouver staple, enticing kids and the young-at-heart with their amazing catalogue of toys for over 30 years! Visit them in person and make a fun trip out of your time on Granville Island or you can order from their extensive online inventory for safe shopping this holiday season.  

Source: https://www.instagram.com/toycompany/

For Fashionistas 

Charlie and Lee

Where: online, curbside pickup at 33 Acres Brewing (15 W 8th Ave) | Explore the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood 

This clothing and accessory store is full of amazing products by North American designers. If you have a fashion-lover in your life who is always looking for high-end and unique items, then this is the perfect store for your shopping needs. 

Source: https://www.instagram.com/charlieandlee/

For Coffee Lovers 

Pallet

Where: 980 Howe Street Explore the Yaletown Neighbourhood 

Now more than ever is a great time to buy high quality coffee to be enjoyed at home. Matchstick offers a great range of blends that can be purchased online as well as in-store in one of their locations across Vancouver.  

Source: https://www.instagram.com/palletcoffee/

 

This holiday season will look different for everyone this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share in giving with those you love. If you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift for those that don’t want anything, try opting for gifts made in-kind to a charity they support.

No matter where you are or how you stay close with your loved ones, our team at Rent it Furnished wish you a happy holidays!