The holiday is upon us and we were looking for fun and creative ways to shop local, to eat local and give back to our community after another challenging year. Let’s give together, whether you give someone the gift of time or shiny new things!

Alimentaria Mexicana

Alimentaria Mexicana will be helping Vancouverites add a taste of Mexico to the presents under the tree with a line of holiday gift boxes for sale from their newly-opened Mercado retail store. The team has curated seven unique boxes, each featuring a themed selection of handcrafted and artisan-made goods from their partners in Mexico, gourmet food products and kitchen tools.

Choose the theme that will sparks the most joy, from the guided mezcal experience in the Mezcal Nights Box, rich spice and chocolate selection in the Smoky & Sweet Box, to the comprehensive Mexico at Home Box, featuring a cookbook, mole sauce, salts, hand-crafted napkins, mezcal gourd and base and more.

Boxes start at $75 and will be available to purchase in-store and online for in-person pick-up, with certain styles of gift box available for delivery.

Wayne and Freda Coffee Roasters

Wayne & Freda is a sustainable coffee house with a curated menu that includes some of the best breakfast sandwiches going as well as seasonally inspired toasts, bowls, baked goods and more. Wayne & Freda has just released two new coffee beans blends for the 2021 holiday season. Titled Snowed in for the Win Espresso and Full Send Tobbogan Drip Coffee Blend, each 3/4 pound bag retails for $20 and are available in store while supplies last.


House Concepts

Vancouver’s newest wellness destination, House Concepts, will help you check the fitness enthusiast in your life off your shopping list. Browse their selection of sleek branded exercise apparel from quality names like Lululemon and Alo Yoga, as well as accessories like indoor spin bikes, water bottles, resistance bands and more online and in their store, located in the lobby of their Beach District studio collective. Pair your gift of choice with a gift card for classes or private training for the ultimate fitness experience!

Odd One Out

Odd One Out is a newcomer to Canada’s home decor landscape that Invites customers to express their personality through the brand’s playful, nostalgic and contemporary aesthetic. The Odd One Out studio is located in East Vancouver where Its products are designed and crafted by Ryan Murphy, Sean Robbins, and Annalena + Their There founder, Michael Robbins. This small, talented team has a passion for quality and unique designs.

Signature items include a mini basketball hoop that offers a grown-up take on a childhood classic, as well as thoroughly modern planters in unexpected shapes like game console and full-sized “basketbowls”. The TOUCH n GO table lamp is an understated and refined piece with a timeless aesthetic operated from a touch pad on its base with full dimming capability.

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Kitchen Table Restaurants

Buy a $100 gift card from any Kitchen Table restaurant and receive a $20 voucher. The promotion runs now until December 23, and the voucher is valid at any Kitchen Table restaurant from January 1 – March 1. Cannot be combined with other offers. No cash value. Electronic gift cards can be purchased online and used at any Kitchen Table Restaurant.

Naramata General Store Holiday Gift Baskets

The Naramata General Store has a great selection of holiday gift baskets filled with tasty Okanagan goodies – all wrapped and ready to go for local pick up. Available in small, medium and large at $55, $80 and $100 price points respectively, each basket boasts a selection of Okanagan made bites, treats, sauces, wine, jellies, coffee and more.

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