Ready to discover breathtaking gift ideas made right here in BC? Artisans in the Thompson Okanagan region make quality goods with sustainability in mind. Their one-of-a-kind creations deserve a place of honour under the tree this holiday season.
1. Riversong Guitars
Guitars, ukuleles, and accessories
If there’s someone on your list who’s been wanting to pick up the guitar, then check out Riversong Guitars. Their craftsman approach to making instruments blends traditional and modern approaches, and the result is a beautiful holiday gift they won’t forget.
2. Farming Karma
Fruit sodas and cocktails
These delicious BC fruit drinks are going to be a big hit at your next festive dinner party. Pick up a pack for your entertaining needs this season, or gift some burgeoning mixologist on your list.
Bags and shoes
Featuring sustainable leather bags and shoes, Shisako designs are a great gift for anyone who’s been obsessed with belt bags lately. This gift is sure to become a wardrobe staple quickly.
4. The Market Bags
Gift a bundle of Canadian-made reusable bags that encourage zero-waste shopping, especially in the produce section of the marketplace. Plus, they don’t contain plastic, so they’re extra eco-friendly.
5. Green Bean Reloved
Using found, thrifted, and donated scrap material, Green Bean upcycles fabrics to create amazing brand-new pieces. Their scrap pullovers and hoodies are a great way to stay cozy during a BC winter.
6. Western Rope Creations
Custom handmade western rope baskets
These everlasting home decor pieces made from old rope are all handcrafted. All the ropes used by Western Ropes Creations come from used lariats from the maker’s rodeo family.
7. Okanagan Soap
These vegan soaps with essential oils take an everyday occurrence like washing your hands and elevate it to a self-care experience. Grab a bunch as stocking stuffers this season.
8. Jak Natural Designs
You’ll find many striking, design-forward pieces like bud vases and wall hangings from Jak Natural Designs. It’s an elegant gift idea for someone who appreciates quality craftsmanship.
9. Textile Apparel
Textile Apparel carries lines that prioritize ethical and sustainable fashion. All the products they stock feature natural and recycled fibres, so anything you pick as a holiday gift will be extra meaningful.
10. Klippers Organics
Untangled craft cider
Gift a bottle or two of BC craft cider. Klippers Organics has a wide variety of flavours, like Lavender Nectarine and Rosemary Cherry, and the labelling is very beautiful. Plus, these ciders aren’t too sweet, making them palatable for everyone at the holiday table this season.
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