This versatile purse from Vancouver designer Erin Templeton can be carried as a shoulder bag or messenger style across the body. $385, erintempleton.com
Saul Good Gift Co. Sweet Tooth Christmas Gift Basket
With shortbread by Péché Mignon, vanilla salt caramels from Cocolico, hot chocolate sticks from Beta 5 plus plenty of other local goodies, this gift basket from the Saul Good Gift Co. showcases B.C.’s best sweet treats.
Leah Alexandra Gold Gem Cuff and Earrings
The casual elegance of Vancouver jewelry designer Leah Alexandra’s 24K gem cuff comes in three colours: black garnet, moonstone and aqua chalcedony (shown here in aqua chalcedony).
Vancouver Signature Sensation treatment at the Sense Rosewood Spa
This stunning spa at Vancouver’s luxe Hotel Georgia offers a locally inspired body treatment that includes a sea salt exfoliation, therapeutic rinse and massage. 80/110 mins.
Nespresso Maestria Rosso Coffee Machine
With its pod system, this slick coffee machine brews up a variety of premium espresso beverages with the touch of a button. This specific model features a steam pipe for making barista-quality milk foam.
Byredo Blanche Parfums
This floral scent from fragrance designer Ben Gorham's Byredo line features notes of white rose, peony and violet.
$235/100 mL, holtrenfrew.com
Gift Card for Toptable Restaurant
The best presents aren’t always things. With this gift card from Toptable, let her experience one of Vancouver’s best restaurants: CinCin, Blue Water Café or West.
$300 (recommended value), toptable.ca
Michael Kors “Watch Hunger Stop” 100 Series watch
Not only is this watch a gorgeous piece of jewelry, it also helps relieve world hunger. For every sale of the 100 Series watch, Michael Kors will donate US$25 to the United Nations World Food Programme.
Christine Lingerie Luxe Teddy
Made in Vancouver and sold internationally, designer Christine Morton’s high quality sleepwear has garnered an impressive list of celebrity customers, including Gwyneth Paltrow. This flirty silk teddy is perfect for those on your naughty or nice list.
Mona Sultan Le Carré Sheer Red Diamond Scarf
Vancouver-based designer Mona Sultan combines graphic design with fashion to create luxurious silk chiffon scarves. Partial proceeds from the Red Diamond scarf will aid refugees in Sultan’s home country of Syria.
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with our roundup of the best gifts Vancouver has to offer
Want to make your holiday shopping experience more cheer than chore? BCLiving’s editors have taken the pressure off by scouring the city to find great gift ideas for everyone on your list. The bonus? We’ve featured plenty of Vancouver products and retailers, so you’ll get to discover and support local designers while wrapping up your Christmas shopping this year.
Elsa Corsi Vanessa Cuff Bracelet
‘Tis the season for sparkle, and this stunning bracelet by Vancouver jewelry designer Elsa Corsi certainly shines. The Vanessa cuff incorporates clear marquis and golden shadow crystals in an exquisite mosaic-like pattern.
Janine Verreault is the editor of BCLiving. She holds a BA in English from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from BCIT. In her time away from work, she loves shopping, checking out live music and strolling the Seawall with her husband and daughter.