Vancouver, we've got you covered. Christmas is about to get RAD - even if it is a little last minute!
We've come up with a pretty awesome list of gift ideas that fit into the categories of rad, local and/or conscious.
Tori Swanson is a bad ass babe and local artist who does nude art sketches. Check her out and book in for a nude sitting. The experience is transformational and you come away with an amazing piece (or 3) to hang in the bedroom! Your significant other will thank you, trust me!
This girl is killing the toque game. @makemorehappy hand knits every one of these beautiful hats and scarfs from wool that has sourced yarn from a local farm in Langley. All colours are done in eco-dyes. High-fives for that 🙏..
I reeeeally like getting booze for Christmas: gin, vodka, wine, beer, you name it. Our city has some pretty rad distillers that we should all be supporting this year! That's right @deepcovebrewery, @sonsofvancouver, @postmarkbrewing and @33acresbrewing
There's a whole bunch of upcycled gift options in Vancouver. Check out this blog post for the complete list!
Try vintage! Instead of buying something new this year, why not choose something well-loved. Our favourite vintage stores are @hunterandhare, @communitythriftandvintage, @fasinfrank and @frontandcompany.
The list doesn't end here. Here are some awesome stocking stuffers that will up your Santa status:
Coast Cricket Bars (never knew bugs could taste so good)!
Beekind, earth and ocean-friendly food wraps. Forget plastic and choose this reusable option.
Coastal Chains makes the best West Coast inspired jewelry out there. She has her stuff in a few stores around Vancouver. Check her website to see her stockist!
Bare Skin Bar is making the most sustainable and ethical bath bombs out there. They are vegan, cruelty-free and handmade in Canada.
Plenty and Spare makes possibly the best smelling soaps out there. My fave is the Litsea + Grapefruit. This one is also vegan!
Oh, and we think our NOVEL SUPPLY CO. stuff is pretty cool too. We supply quality, made in Vancouver, hemp and organic cotton apparel. It's #forreal made in Vancouver (not just designed and printed). And yes, it's for both guys and girls! We collab with different local artists to design prints for our shirts and we do limited edition runs for each design.