Holiday Gift Guide – Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast

From food to decor, spa products to artwork, we hope this Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast gift guide will help inspire your gift giving this season.

This year’s collection of small businesses from the BC Marketplace will help you shop local, right from the comfort of your own home and are sure to put a smile on any loved ones face.

Find more inspiration and gift ideas by exploring the Vancouver Island + Coast Marketplace.

Island Clayworks

Gift Idea: Funky Serving Bowls
Perfect for: Holiday Hosts
Location: Gold River

Each of these handmade bowls have their own unique design, using a sgraffito technique, where the potter applies a dark colour on top of white clay, and then carves through it to reveal the clay. They are perfect for the family member who loves unique and interesting dinnerware.


St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse

Gift Idea: Smokehouse Gift Tin
Perfect for: Fish Lovers
Location: Nanaimo

These decorated gift tins include a range of handpacked, wild smoked salmon and tuna, fished and canned right here on the West Coast of Canada. Perfect to send a friend, to remind them of home, or a fish loving friend from right here in BC.



The Foggy Bean Coffee Co

Gift Idea: Long Beach Espresso
Perfect for: Coffee Enthusiasts
Location: Ucluelet

This creamy, chocolatey coffee with hints of caramel and berries is the perfect winter warmer, for that coffee loving friend. Roasted with ethical and organically grown beans, this espresso not only tastes amazing, it has a positive impact from farm to cup.


Two Drunk Witches

Gift Idea: Bath Bombs
Perfect for: Bath Lovers
Location: Victoria

People can be passionate about their baths, so give them something to talk about with these bath bombs from Two Drunk Witches. Made with natural plant-based ingredients and high-grade essential oils with their quirky names like F-Bomb and Colony of Hippies are sure to raise a smile.


The White Rhino

Gift Idea: Cork Passport Cover
Perfect for: Trendy Traveller
Location: Victoria

Have a partner that is always travelling? These cork and vegan leather passport wallets are perfect for holding both their passport and cards, while looking stylish too. And bonus points, each wallet purchased gives a donation to an animal welfare charity.

Snowdon House Gourmet and Gifts Ltd.

Gift Idea: Douglas Fir Pate and Dish
Perfect for: Your Holiday Hostess
Location: Sidney

This pate knife and presentation dish is a perfect hostess gift. The package includes their delicious Douglas Fir & Tomato Mix which can be added to flavour goats cheese or add to sour cream to make a tasty dip.




Gift Idea: Magazine Subscription
Perfect for: Island Lovers
Location: Gabriola

Have a friend who lives or loves our Gulf Islands? Then gift them a subscription to FOLKLIFE. Printed twice a year, it celebrates island life, through interviews, stories, photographs, recipes and art.


Jeanne Erickson Art

Gift Idea: Original Print
Perfect for: Art Collectors
Location: Galiano Island

The mystical trees and landscapes of Galiano have been an inspiration for many artists, including Jeanne Erickson. These art prints will bring a little piece of that inspiration and peace of island life to the walls of any loved one. With over 50 originals to choose from, each painted in either acrylics, oils or watercolours, you are sure to find the right fit.

40 Knots VinoSpa 

Gift Idea: VinoSpa Body Collection
Perfect for: Pampered Pals
Location: Comox

VinoSpa products are created using the pips, skins and wine of the 40 Knots Winery in Comox, making them the perfect gift for any wine loving and spa loving friend. Their gift boxes include full body care regime products that are proven to increase blood circulation and revitalize skin.