Top Places to Shop for Gifts in Vancouver

Walrus store interior
Dana Lynch

Finding the perfect gift isn't easy, whether it's for a loved one or for your kid's teacher, for a birthday or for your company's Secret Santa gift exchange. Use this guide to find unique gifts for any and every occasion.

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Paper-Ya on Granville Island

Address
1666 Johnston St #9, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada
Phone
+1 604-684-2531

This store on Granville Island is one of the best places to shop for gifts in Vancouver is the paper arts shop Paper-Ya, a dream for crafty paper artists, card makers, or anyone who loves blank books. Paper-Ya sells decorative and natural papers, bookbinding materials, journals, and out-of-the-ordinary cards and invitations, all of which make lovely presents.

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Meinhardt in South Granville

Address
3002 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J8, Canada
Phone
+1 604-732-4405

When it comes to buying gifts for people you don't know well, food can be a great way to go. If you can afford to splurge, Meinhardt has the best gourmet gift boxes, ranging from all sweets to B.C. cheeses to English favorites. Or, create your own gourmet gift by hunting their aisles for the perfect combination of ​flavors.

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Briers Home & Gift on W 4th Ave

Address
2025 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N3, Canada
Phone
+1 604-738-0379

Located on W 4th Ave, Briers is a local favorite for a wide range of gifts, including jewelry and accessories (they have a great collection of Matt & Nat handbags), novelty gifts, gag gifts, home decor, and baby gifts.

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Front & Company on Main Street

Address
3772 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7, Canada
Phone
+1 604-879-8431

One of the best places to shop for gifts in Vancouver is Front & Company on Main Street. Front & Company has two parts: a used and new clothing shop and a gift shop. And, man, their gift shop is packed to the rafters with fun finds—everything from novelty items and gag gifts to home decor, porcelain, collectibles, and adorable baby gifts.

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Buchan's Kerrisdale Stationary in Kerrisdale Village

Address
2141 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Z6, Canada
Phone
+1 604-261-8510

Locally-owned for over 55 years and beloved in Kerrisdale Village, this stationary-and-more shop is one of the best places to shop for gifts in Vancouver, including stationery, holiday wares, candles, and lovely accessories.

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Artisan SakeMaker on Granville Island

Address
1339 Railspur Alley, Vancouver, BC V6H 4G9, Canada
Phone
+1 604-685-7253

Granville Island is one of the best places to shop for gifts in Vancouver, and, along with the aforementioned Paper-Ya, Artisan SakeMaker is one my favorites. This unique winery produces award-winning, hand-made, small batch and fresh sake that makes a fabulous gift.

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Walrus on Cambie Street

Address
3408 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8, Canada
Phone
+1 604-874-9770

Opened in 2009, this lovely local boutique on Cambie Street (walking distance to the Canada Line's Broadway Station) is packed with great finds for all tastes. An eclectic mix of home accessories—including the fabulous Vancouver Candle Co. neighborhood candles, growler accessories, and dryer balls—and personal accessories (bags, etc.), this is the perfect shop for gifts that are practical as well as fashionable.

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Old Faithful in Gastown

Address
320 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E8, Canada
Phone
+1 778-327-9376

Gastown is packed with fabulous places to shop for gifts. Old Faithful made this list for its wide variety of homewares from delicious blankets to chic coffee and cocktail accessories.

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