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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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