2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and now more than ever it is important to support local businesses whenever we can. As a Vancouver based hotel, we will be highlighting some of our favourite British Columbia local businesses.
Businesses who would like to be included in the gift guide can tag us on Instagram at @victorianhotelvancouver and we will add you to this blog post!
Unique Gifts from Warren & Wayne Wood
This dedicated small business is based out of Squamish, BC, and specializes in creating custom solid wood furniture and live-edge tables that can add character to any home. Their products are sustainably sourced recycled from larger custom furniture pieces. Perfect for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!
Buy it here: https://warrenandwayne.com/shop
Collect a Whimsical Book from the Paper Hound
At the Paper Hound, you can find new, second-hand, and rare hard to find titles. This is a unique shop to browse in as you will be able to find a repurposed cigarette dispenser from the 1930s. For only two quarters-you can get a unique piece of poetry to take home.
Buy in store: 344 West Pender St or Call: +1 604-428-1344
Hunt for Unique Items at Hunter & Hare
Let’s normalize second-hand gift shopping this holiday season. Hunter & Hare is a local women’s consignment store, that carries good quality and stylish pieces.
Buy it here: https://www.hunterandhare.com/
Vase by Tory Grace Designs
These vases are designed and handcrafted from the North Shore. The founder is passionate about giving back to the community. Two percent of their sales benefit the North Shore Crisis Services Society which provides support for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Buy it here: https://torygracehome.com/
FOR THE FOODIE
Gift Sets by Granville Island Delivery Co
Granville Island Delivery Co. has put together a handy Gift Guide of their top gift packs including The Charcuterie, Cheese, & Wine Celebration; Beer o’Clock Kit; Chocola-Tea Basket; and the Donut Christmas Tree Kit.
Buy it here: https://granvilleislanddelivery.co/
Fresh Salsas and Pickled Veggies from Tacomio
Stock your fridge with Tacomio’s family of salsas and pickled veggies! A great idea to give you a helping hand in the kitchen or keep in mind as a holiday gift.
FOR YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY
At B.C. Buy Local, you can get gifts from independent entrepreneurs selling everything you need to make the season jolly. The site is organized by community. Click here to find yours. Another great website is We Are Local, head there to find some of the best local businesses
Feast for Families Gift Card
Gift cards are a beautiful way to support local businesses this year. This holiday season you can opt for a selfless act by paying forward a meal to a new Canadian family. You can purchase a ‘Feast For Families’ gift card to participating restaurants:
Burdock and Co/Community Harvest (burdockandco.com)
Assist newcomer families with MOSAIC gift certs here: http://goodlifevancouver.com/mosaic-gift-certs/
Victorian Hotel Gift Card
Save Now & Stay Later – treat someone special to a memorable experience with an e-gift card from the Victorian Hotel and save 20% off on your next stay. Email us directly at email@example.com to get your e-gift card.
Buy it here: firstname.lastname@example.org