The Lower Mainland is home to many large malls and chain stores, but it is also home to so many amazing artisans and small businesses. So, instead of just heading to the mall, take a look at these BC Marketplace small businesses, and be inspired this gift giving season.
And remember, these are only a small selection of the small businesses in the area. For more inspiration try exploring the Mainland and Southwest Marketplace.
Ink + Linen Co.
Gift Idea: Combination of 3 Pillows Set
Perfect for: Comfort Seekers
These neutral linen blend pillows will add some cool vintage vibes to your loved one’s homes. As they lay back in comfort on these handmade pillows, they will marvel at how good a friend you really are.
The Village Toy Shop
Gift Idea: Grimm’s Wooden Toys
Perfect for: Nieces and Nephews
Location: Port Moody
Grimm’s toys are the must have items for any Preschooler. Made with alder wood and painted with safe water-based paints, they offer both colour and endless opportunities for open-ended play. So be the favourite auntie or uncle this holiday season, and help their imagination run wild.
Gift Idea: Signature Putter
Perfect for: Golf Loving Dad
Is your dad complaining about their putter always affecting their game? This signature series putter is built with quality solid carbon steel and CNC milled to perfection, and is the perfect addition to any golf bag.
BC Coffee Club
Gift Idea: Holiday Gift Box
Perfect for: Coffee Lovers
If there’s one thing that unites us, it is our love of coffee. These gift boxes include delicious beans, roasted right here in BC, a delicious holiday treat, a new mug and a card for you to write in. The perfect combination to bring happiness to any loved one, client or co worker.
Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.
Gift Idea: Divine Dippers 6-pack sampler
Perfect for: Italian Food Lovers
The six bottle sampler pack includes: Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil, Dark Fig Balsamic, Garlic and Olive Oil and Neapolitan Herb Balsamic, for your focaccia loving friends. Buy this gift set and add a touch of Italy from the heart of the Sunshine Coast.
The Handpicked Home
Gift Idea: Lazy Susan Serving Board
Perfect for: Holiday Hosts
Location: White Rock
What dinner party host does not love a Lazy Susan? These ocean inspired serving boards offer a great focal point to any table, as well as being Food Safe, heat resistant. You will give the gift of style, and they will (hopefully) give you the gift of food on the board.
Gift Idea: Holiday Egg
Perfect for: Seasonal Decorators
Have a friend who loves to add season decor? These egg lights will add a touch of light, colour and class to any decorated table or party space. With its wireless controls and made with eco-friendly materials, you will make sure your friend’s party is lit.
Gift Idea: Chef Knife – 8″ Blue Ice Resin
Perfect for: Budding Chefs
These chef knives not only look stylish, but are high quality and comfortable to use. Perfect for any budding chef. With a choice of custom handles, sheaths or scabbards, you can personalise your gift with Crowe Knives.