This quaint, cabin-shaped candle by local lifestyle brand Forest & Waves encapsulates the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It is made from 100 per cent soy-based wax and scented to smell like an actual campfire—a fantastic gift for any nature lover.
For food and drink enthusiasts, this hardcover culinary collection showcases 47 independent East Van restaurants, cafés and breweries and features over 100 unique recipes and over 1000 gorgeous photos. Also available in a North Shore Foodie edition.
Designed by lifestyle influencer Monika Hibbs, this holiday-themed mug from Teapigs is the gift that keeps on giving. One dollar from the sale of each mug will go towards Monika’s selected charity, Vancouver’s new City Dream Centre. Pair the mug with an assortment of comforting herbal teas (apple & cinnamon, peppermint, lemon & ginger) so your host can curl up and relax once the guests have gone home.
RIEDEL Syrah Decanter, $30
Help your host serve vino in style with this elegant crystal decanter by Riedel. Perfectly suited for both red and white wine, this minimalist design adds an element of sophistication to any holiday setting.
Appealing to both travel junkies and geography enthusiasts, this sleek, gold-accented scratch map lets you create a personalized record of your travels. It stores in a compact, travel-sized tube and reverses to a white map that lets you plan future routes.
Made by the Vancouver-based natural skin-care line Woodwink and Co., these handcrafted bath salts are made with a blend of dead sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, lavender buds, lavender essential oil and vanilla oil. They're ideal for those who love being pampered at home.
A fine-grain Pacific Northwest sea salt is a fantastic addition to any spice collection. Ideal for salmon seasoning, this alder-smoked sea salt has a divine woodsy aroma that adds a distinctly West Coast flavour to your dish.
Looking for a creative host gift this season? These local finds under $50 will be sure to stand out amongst all the red, white and rosé
SIGNATURE SOY WAX CANDLE, FROM $20
This premium soy candle line from Vancouver Candle Co. is the perfect go-to gift for the hard-to-buy-for host. The Vancouver-based company has both a Toronto and a Vancouver line of candles, with a variety of neighbourhoods in each city to choose from. Each area-specific candle comes in a specialty box and features a unique concoction of scents designed to emulate the aroma of each place.
Carly moved to B.C. from Yellowknife, N.T. to pursue a career in journalism. She is a student in Capilano University’s Bachelor of Communication program, and loves writing about compelling human interests and all things Vancouver. In her spare time she can be found wandering and photographing city streets; probably lost, and discovering new hiking trails. She lives in North Vancouver with her boyfriend.