The holidays are practically here. Are you prepared? If you still need to shop for a gift or two, you might want to check out these small businesses in BC’s Kootenay region. They are creating and crafting all kinds of wonderful wares that would make for a great gift this holiday season. Whether you’re supporting a local artist or just looking for a unique gift this holiday season, you’re sure to find great gift ideas here.
1. Kat Cadegan Jewellery
Kat Cadegan’s nature-inspired jewellery, like hemlock cone earrings, willow bangles, and acorn pendants, make an elegant gift.
An iconic gift for the makeup lover in your life, this incredible eyeliner in the shape of a feather comes from an Indigenous beauty brand.
3. Lucky Pheasant Chocolate
These small-batch chocolates from the West Kootenays make great stocking stuffers for the chocoholic on your list. With flavours like Cranberry and Cardamom, Sea Salt, and Hazelnut, you’ll want to grab a few bars for yourself, too.
4. Woody Nelson
Cannabis products from Woody Nelson, a community and passion-driven small business in the Kootenays, are a mellow addition to your holiday shopping list.
5. Bohemian Spirits
Small batch liquors
Bohemian Spirits’ colourful gins in shades of pink and violet make an eye-catching gift. In addition to whisky, vodka, and gin, they also sell a cherry old-fashioned that everyone will want a nip of this holiday season.
6. Popov Leather
These handcrafted leather wallets and accessories give you a feeling of luxury without the price tag. If your loved ones are in need of a new wallet, toiletry bag, mousepad, or anything else that could use a leather touch, you’ll want to see what Popov Leather is offering this season.
7. Raven Roast Coffee Alternative
Herbal coffee alternative
Curious to try the comforting flavour of coffee with no jitters plus additional health benefits? Raven Roast is a great gift idea for coffee lovers or anyone looking to reduce their caffeine intake in the new year.
Bath towels for babies and toddlers
Make bath time more fun with cozy towels for parents and babies from Oneberrie. From classic hands-free towels to hooded ones for extra cuteness, if there’s a new or expectant parent on your list, you’ll want to gift them with one of these.
9. Kootenay Crate Co
You’ll find wine racks, coffee tables, shelving units, nightstands, crates, and more from Kootenay Crate Co that will add a rustic touch to any room.
10. Honey Candles
Add a bit of glow to the holidays with these honey-scented, 100% beeswax candles. These candles are handcrafted in Canada and come in a bunch of varieties, from Hanukkah candles and tea lights to votives and pillars.
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