Holiday Gift Guide – Shop Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast

On Vancouver Island and on the Sunshine Coast, you’ll find a ton of great gift ideas from passionate small businesses. Whether you’re looking for a unique way to toast the season or want to stock up on self-care goodies for your friends, you’re sure to find something spectacular on this list.

1. Esquimalt Vermouth & Apéritifs

A bottle of esquimalt wine laid on a table with a glass.

Vermouth and Apéritifs

If you have a cocktail-lover on your holiday shopping list, they would probably love a bottle of apéritif made on Vancouver Island. Essentially a cocktail in a bottle, you can serve it on ice for an effortlessly elegant toast this season.

2. Elate Cosmetics

A collection of elate cosmetics.


For the clean-beauty buff, Elate’s vegan and sustainable products are a fantastic addition to any make up bag. For a gift idea, try grabbing a lip or eye kit so they can sample a few different products.

3. Coastal Hive

A collection of housewares like beeswax wrap, soap, and a brush.

Beeswax wrap and housewares

Reusable beeswax wrap is so handy to have around the kitchen, especially to reduce single-use plastic. A great gift idea for any home chef.

4. Tofino Soap Company

A fresh bar of soap sits by a bathroom sink.

Candles, soap, essential oils, bath and body

Gift elegant but elevated essentials like soap and skincare this season from Tofino Soap Company. Everything they make is 100% natural and handcrafted in small batches.

5. The Comox Box

Holiday gift guide the comox box full of goodies from Vancouver Island.

Curated gift boxes

Take the guesswork out of gift-giving and let The Comox Box curate the perfect present this holiday season. This is a great gift idea for folks who love this special part of BC, featuring a selection of goodies from all over Vancouver Island.

6. Île Sauvage Brewing

Three colourful cans of IPA beer.

Belgian-style craft beer

Whether you grab a pack for your holiday hosting needs or you’re slipping some under the tree for the craft beer lover in your life, Île Sauvage Brewing sells bottles and four-can packs of their freshest brews.

7. Standing Spruce Farm & Apothecary

A pile of bath bombs from standing spruce.

Spiritual self-care products

This Indigenous wellness company has a plethora of beautiful self-care goods that feature native plant species like devil’s club, cedar, and yarrow.

8. Bear Essential Oils

A handful of essential oils.

Essential oils

Bear Essential Oils sells oils that are certified organic, ethically sourced, and wildcrafted from local BC plants. You can add a few drops to a diffuser or even to your next load of laundry to bring fresh BC fragrances into your home.

9. Sunshine Coast Olive Oil

A bottle of sunshine coast olive oil.

Olive oil

Kitchen staples like olive oil and balsamic vinegar make great gift ideas for any foodies on your holiday shopping list. This artisan olive oil is much more flavourful than what you’d typically find at your local grocery store, so gift this instead of a bottle of wine this season to shake things up.

10. Tree To Table

A wooden charcuterie board.

Wood charcuterie, cutting, and serving boards

If you have someone on your holiday list who loves to entertain, then they will adore a wooden serving board like this. All of the pieces are handcrafted from ethically sourced wood from Vancouver Island and each one is stunning and unique.

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