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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.