No Vancouver holiday would be complete without Purdys chocolates (pictured: Pistachio cranberry bark $17, 300 g; milk chocolate bells, $11, 25 pieces; maple nut fudge, $16, 15 oz, purdys.com).
Mellifera Bees Infused Honey
Mellifera Bees’ gourmet infused honey is made with unprocessed honey harvested from hives around the Lower Mainland (pictured: cardamom-infused honey, $10, 4 oz jar, $17, 8 oz jar, melliferabees.com).
Batch Sweet Kitchen Salted Caramel Popcorn
Sweet, savoury and oh-so-addictive, Vancouver’s Batch Sweet Kitchen makes their gourmet salted caramel popcorn by hand in small (delicious) batches ($8.49, 135 g bag at Edible Canada, batchsweetkitchen.com).
Sweet Bake Shop Meringue Clouds
This beautiful new bakery in Yaletown offers up cupcakes, cookies plus meringues in a variety of colours and flavours, including vanilla, orange creamsicle and coconut ($2 for 4, 1141 Mainland St., sweetbakeshop.com).
Butter Baked Goods Holiday Box
Butter’s Holiday Box includes their famous marshmallows as well as rum balls, mince tarts, gingerbread men, a snowflake butter cookie, spiced nuts and much more ($140, 497 MacKenzie St., Vancouver, butterbakedgoods.com).
Faubourg Eight-piece Pastry Box
This lovely pastry assortment from Faubourg includes bite-sized tarts as well as pieces of passion fruit cake and coffee opera cake ($18, 769 Hornby St. & 2156 West 41st, Vancouver and Park Royal South, West Van, faubourg.com).
Beta 5 Cream Puffs
Crisp on the outside and soft in the centre, these cream puffs from East Van’s Beta 5 are pure decadence ($4.50 each, 4 for $16 or 9 for $35, 413 Industrial Ave., Vancouver beta5.myshopify.com).
Thomas Haas Christmas Stollen
From master chocolatier Thomas Haas, this German Christmas bread is a holiday classic ($17, small, $27, large, 2539 W. Broadway, Vancouver and #128, 998 Harbourside Dr., North Van, thomashaas.com).
Soirette Assorted Macarons
Specializing in French-style macarons, this Coal Harbour pastry shop has both classic flavours (pistachio, rose, vanilla) as well as seasonal offerings ($63, box of 30, 1433 West Pender St., Vancouver, soirette.com).
Be the best guest by showing up with one of these beautiful local confections at your next dinner party
Beaucoup Bakery Sweet Bars
This French-inspired pâtisserie
in Kits bakes up delicious treats,
like the Valrhona chocolate brownie topped with crystallized violet and the Marcona almond bar ($4.75 each, 2150 Fir St., Vancouver beaucoupbakery.com).